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Can't see all startup apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1

    Can't see all startup apps


    hello, I am new new windows 8.1 I it is almost impossible to get used to. I lost 3 days just to customize it so I can use it.

    to make the story short.
    I can't disable startup applications because I can't find them in the startup list.

    Yes I know they are not anymore in msconfig.exe but instead in taskmanager-> startup. But they are not there.

    I tried with cccleaner but also I can't see all startup apps.

    So where I can find all startup apps list and disable them?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello soberspine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if one of the other options in the tutorial below may be able to help find the startup apps.

    Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Shawn, could she be in a Temp Profile?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    We'll have to wait and see what soberspine says about getting that error message or not.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Could it be a case of Startup folders missing in either "C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" or "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by soberspine View Post
    hello,
    I can't disable startup applications because I can't find them in the startup list.

    Yes I know they are not anymore in msconfig.exe but instead in taskmanager-> startup. But they are not there.

    I tried with cccleaner but also I can't see all startup apps.

    So where I can find all startup apps list and disable them?
    Which things are starting that are not in the list ?

    (By apps I assume you mean programs)

    Bear with me.
    I work in a linear fashion, step by step.
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Cleaner should show them, if not in the startup programs list, look under scheduled tasks.

    If you are referring to some huge glaring obnoxious program starting, it may be a virus, but usually there is evidence of it in the startup programs.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    thank you all for the help.
    I tried all the above suggestions but I still could not find the start up app.
    I did not found all registry folders in the tutorial (they don't exist) but I manually searched after .exe name but still no luck.
    I am looking for my mother board asus softare: AI SUITE II.exe and EzUpdt.exe (update for asus software)









    I give up?
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  9. #9


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I see one thing, you should not run uTorrent at startup. Unless you can afford the BW - I have to use it sparingly cos Cox only allows 250 GB per month up AND down.

    I think, the programs you installed that you do not want to open at Boot, you can change that in their preferences, for instance uTorrent, open it, and go to Preferences, and the choice to have it run at boot time is in the top segment.


    Oh Yah, the software you mention AI Suite II and the other thing - THOSE become part of the OS practically - They are ASUS programs that run your Hardware, AI Suite II might be like the old Cool n Quiet software - There really is no control for it, you either have it installed and use it, or uninstall it and don't use it - There may be to options for it, it just runs.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    soberspine,

    Do the AI SUITE II.exe and EzUpdt.exe files show as running in the "Processes" tab in Task Manager?

    Since you don't want to use them, is the program(s) listed in "Programs and Features" to uninstall?
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