Article ID : 00225428 / Last Modified : 29/03/2019

How to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically in Windows 7

    Follow these steps to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically when the computer is started.

    IMPORTANT: Disabling a startup item may change the way an application functions or disable automated processes.

    1. Click the Start button, then in the Search programs and files box, type: msconfig.
       
    2. In the System Configuration window, click the Startup tab.
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    3. On the Startup tab, click to clear the box next to the desired item to prevent it from loading at startup and click the OK button.
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    4. In the System Configuration dialog box, click the Restart button.
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