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Disable System Configuration Utility Popup

Grandmaster

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#1
I use msconfig to turn off a bunch of crap that wants to run at startup. However I get that annoying popup to show up as well. If I check the option to turn it off it won't keep my settings. So is there a registry tweak to disable this?
 

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I'm not sure why the option isn't "sticking," or what registry key it uses, if any at all. I'd have to monitor the change, but I can't reboot to try it right now.

Another option is to skip msconfig. Instead, check these three locations for startup items, make backups if necessary, and just delete them if they're useless.
1) Start>All Programs>Startup
2) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 
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#7
No need to be afraid of the registry. :p
Mike Lin has some nice apps though. Clipomatic is an awesome tool that I've been using for a long time. :)
 

Grandmaster

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#8
NetRyder said:
No need to be afraid of the registry. :p
Mike Lin has some nice apps though. Clipomatic is an awesome tool that I've been using for a long time. :)
I'm not, used quite a few actually and my system is blazing away right now :D

The app just seemed easier.
 

madmatt

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#9
GM, even if you check the box it should save your settings. When you reboot the new settings go into affect right away. The dialog is just confirming that you made changes and asks you if you want to restore those settings (which you would have to open up the utility and select normal startup; which means every thing is back on -- for those who didn't know).
 

Perris Calderon

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#11
I can create a rule in kerio and prevent the registry change that causes the pop up.

you can do it free with the tea timer from spybot too

I posted a vb script a while back that prevents it from happening too, but you have to run the vb everytime you make changes in msconfig

I forgot where I posted that
 

Perris Calderon

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#12
here's the vb script;

Code:
'xp_nomsconfig.vbs - this script will stop the Selective Startup on a one time basis when you adjust msconfig

On Error Resume Next
Err.Clear

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.RegDelete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\MSConfig"

If Err.Number <> 0 then
MsgBox "You may need Administrator permissions to run this script" & vbcr & "or the registry entry does not exist.",4096,"Error!"
Else
MsgBox "The registry entry has been removed.", 4096,"Done!"
End If
Set WshShell = Nothing
 

Steevo

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#13
madmatt said:
GM, even if you check the box it should save your settings. When you reboot the new settings go into affect right away. The dialog is just confirming that you made changes and asks you if you want to restore those settings (which you would have to open up the utility and select normal startup; which means every thing is back on -- for those who didn't know).
Not unless he has ownership of certain parts of the registry. In SP2 ownership was allowed only to system and named administrator, unless you specifically change it and take ownership of all child objects through parent objects or directly.
 

madmatt

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#14
Local machine "Run" registry entries affect every user. Current user "Run" registry entries only run for the user currently logging on. The same goes for the Startup folder. If in fact GM is making these changes as an Administrator it affects the machine. He will not have access to change Run options for another user unless he manually edits the registry or their Startup folder.

MSCONFIG only displays local machine "Run" and current user "Run" as well as the Startup folder for All Users (Common Startup) and the current user.
 

Johnny

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#15
It's odd that you would use mconfig to do that. I have always read that using msconfig is not good because it don't work. Maybe what I ben reading is wrong ...
 

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