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#1 Mark

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 13:59

As you might have noticed, certain startup apps are grouped in windows 8, like the catalyst control center launcher:

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These used to be separate. Is there a way to disable them individually still? As it stands, you can only disable the whole group unfortunately.

On a side note... does anyone know how to get peerblock to actually launch at startup? I've tried it in the startup folder and I've tried making a scheduled task but it never actually runs at startup!


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:07

Windows 7 didn't let you disable processes from the main program either, only difference is that Windows 8 shows the process tree, Windows 7 just shows the main program

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#3 xendrome

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:08

msconfig.exe for services and get AutoRuns for the process EXE's

#4 OP Mark

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:09

msconfig.exe


Doesn't work in Windows 8, only for processes.

Windows 7 didn't let you disable processes from the main program either, only difference is that Windows 8 shows the process tree, Windows 7 just shows the main program


Oh ok, could have sworn it was broken into at least 2 processes before...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:11

Oh ok, could have sworn it was broken into at least 2 processes before...


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:14

msconfig is for troubleshooting - not a perm solution. Your going to get annoyed about it telling you you disabled ****, etc.

Just go to services.msc and change the startup to disabled if you don't want service to start. And sure the autoruns is a great little program for removing exe from your startup if the application itself will not let you turn them off.

http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx

#7 OP Mark

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:18

msconfig is for troubleshooting - not a perm solution. Your going to get annoyed about it telling you you disabled ****, etc.

Just go to services.msc and change the startup to disabled if you don't want service to start. And sure the autoruns is a great little program for removing exe from your startup if the application itself will not let you turn them off.

http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx


Already know this, just saying it only allows processes now, not the startup section.

#8 exotoxic

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:28

OFF TOPIC: How do you get it to measure the "startup impact"??

#9 xendrome

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:32

Doesn't work in Windows 8, only for processes.


See my post again

msconfig is for troubleshooting - not a perm solution. Your going to get annoyed about it telling you you disabled ****, etc.


It's not that annoying if you just check the box "Do not show me this again", I've never had to check it more then once on a system and it never comes back.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:34

OFF TOPIC: How do you get it to measure the "startup impact"??


This program will show you

https://www.soluto.com/boot-time