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Remove Startup Programs ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Remove Startup Programs ?


    Hi guys,

    In Task Manager-Startup I have several programs (Adobe stuff) that I want out of there, I know I can just disable them but I want them removed. They used to be in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run but in Win8 they aren't. I can view the file locations but can't figure out what's causing them to startup when Windows starts.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello emperor,

    OPTION THREE in the tutorial below will have all of the registry locations that startup items may be in. However, you might see if using OPTION FOUR with CCleaner will make it easier to delete them instead if you like.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks Shawn, that tutorial showed me exactly where to look; it was in the 64-bit section.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you found it.
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