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Registry entry for invalid startup items

  1. #1

    Posts : 36
    Win 8 Pro 64bit

    Registry entry for invalid startup items

    Hi all,

    Does anyone know where the registry entry for the startup items in Task Manager are?

    I have a couple there that don't exist anymore. They are set to disabled but I'd like to remove them completely from the list.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1

    One way is to download "autoruns" and delete the entires from there. Autoruns is portable and free. Just download, unzip and run as admin and it will show you those entries which can be deleted from within. Please do not touch anything else unless you understand the consequences. The ones you would recognize would be under the Logon Tab:

    Click image for larger version

    You can download autoruns here:

    Autoruns for Windows

    Good luck.
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Registry entry for invalid startup items
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