Deletion of items in Tray


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How do you delete applications in the start up tray on the bottom right near the clock in XP?? I have several programs including msn messenger that i don't want starting all the time. i use trillion for messaging and don't need messenger starting the other program i need deleted is roxio cd burner that was left over from my upgrade to XP from 98... it is not compatible with XP and I am tired of getting the message that this program will not run under xp.. any help you can provide me will be greatly appreciated.


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run msconfig (start -> run -> "msconfig")
there is a tab called start-up and disable all the programs that you dont want to autostarts. Also check the start-up folder in the statmenu


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msconfig in XP

This is from Microsoft's Inside/Out book: "Although the System Configuration Utility is a priceless troubleshooting tool, it's lacking a few features. Although you can disable a shortcut or registry entry using System Configuration Utility, this utility won't allow to permanently remove entries from your startup configuration or to choose from a menu of startup configurations each time you begin working with windows. Fortunately, a quick search on the Web can help you find several useful free alternatives. Our favorites are "Startup Control Panel, @, and Starup Cop, written by Neil Rubenking and available at"
I use Startup Cop and couldn't do without the program!


Some programs have an option to not auto start with windows in their options. Seems like more and more programs run in the tray when they are not needed.

Clone CD for example, does anyone really need the tray icon? Then you have Real Player & Winzip and on and on. Seems like every program now wants a piece of your taskbar and cpu usage.

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