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woody345

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Just noticed that the maps and reader apps launch themselves when I start my computer and run as background processes in task manager. There are no apps or any programs for that matter enabled in startup and I have not opened these apps so can anyone give me an idea how to prevent them from running themselves?
 

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ectech

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The only way to stop Maps & Reader from starting at startup is to uninstall them.
 

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woody345

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Well, can't say I'm too surprised to hear that considering MS thinks it knows what's best for me. Thanks for the help.
 

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oneeyed

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I don't know about maps but reader for me doesn't start automatically.
If you close reader from the task manager and restart does it still start up ?
 

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Edwin

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Try 'Selective Startup' in System Configuration possibly.
 

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woody345

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I don't know about maps but reader for me doesn't start automatically.
If you close reader from the task manager and restart does it still start up ?

I just ran the apps troubleshooter and it found a few things to fix and they haven't started on this restart so I'm crossing my fingers that worked.
 

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