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how do i disable stuff in the registry


xp m0nk3y
Hey, just wondering how you disable entries in the registery. Specificly, things that are run when my machine boots, stuff in HKEY_LM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run. I don't want to just delete them cuz some of them reapear if you run the program. I know there is a way to disable them just can't remember what it is....Anyone have any ideas????


Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
One way is to go to Start/Run, type msconfig & go to startup.

You could also look in the programs own options for a setting to turn it off at startup.


xp m0nk3y
thanks Hipster Doofus. Thats not quite what I had in mind though.
There is a way to do it in the registry.

Anybody know???




This will delete the program from the startup list and stop it from coming back but not delete it from the system. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SharedTools\MsConfig\StartupFolder or StartupReg. Find the apps in here, right click and click delete. Good luck.


If you are sure that you really don't want to start anything from the registry you can disable the entire runkeys by adding the following values to
or if you want to disable them for all users

DisableLocalMachineRun REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)
DisableLocalMachineRunOnce REG_DWORD 0x00000001(1)
DisableCurrentUserRun REG_DWORD 0x0000000(1)
DisableCurrentUserRunOnce REG_DWORD 0x0000000(1)

Dirk Diggler

If its just certain programmes you don't want to run, ie you don't want them all to not run, try this:-
Go to the "Run" Key and export it to the Desktop, right-click and edit it.
Delete all the lines of the programmes you do want to run at start-up. Then replace the address of the programmes you don't want to run at startup with a minus sign. Leaving you with something like this:-
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Then add this line underneath:-
"DontRunProggy"="regedit /s C:\My_Docs\myregfile.reg"

Save the reg file as myregfile.reg and save it in C:\My_Docs.

Change the name and destination to suit

Then just double-click the file, and every time you reboot it will run the reg file removing the annoying programmes from starting at boot.

Not actually tried this but it sounds logical

Always back up before twiddling in the Registry

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