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dfarmour
02-04-2003, 07:55 PM
hello,
when you run msconfig in windows 98, you get a list of programs with check boxes on the left that correspond to the programs that run on start up. is there a way to 'edit' that listing so that programs that are no longer run on start up no longer appear on the list?

i've seen one applicable reference here to a duplicate listing (oddly enough for the same program, pc-cillin, that my brother-in-law was interested in uninstalling, and that lead to his discovery of the duplicates on his startup list), but no reference to any way to modify the listing itself.

my second question (ahem) concerns some information i saw recently on the annoyances.org forum about a way to remove the 'my network places' icon. that forum info seems out of date, however, and the forums don't seem as fresh as this one. any help on either question greatly appreciated.

regards,
dave

Steve
02-04-2003, 08:58 PM
Hi dfarmor,

Concerning your second question, Tweak UI (http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/tweakui) provides a way to do just that. Give it a try.

YODA74
02-04-2003, 09:05 PM
This might get it
http://users.westelcom.com/rogersr/dups.htm

Budfred
02-05-2003, 01:03 AM
Welcome to http://www.pcguide.com/ubb/pcgubb.gif

Spybot Search & Destroy has a tool that will remove programs from the Startup List. You can get it through the link on mjc's thread here:

http://www.pcguide.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15179

dfarmour
02-05-2003, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by Steve
Concerning your second question, Tweak UI (http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/tweakui) provides a way to do just that. Give it a try. [/B]

thanks for your reply steve. when i looked at tweak ui i got cold feet when i thought i read that it was designed for windows 98s (my brother-in-law's), and not milleniums (mine). i'll take another look.
thanks again.

dfarmour
02-05-2003, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by YODA74
This might get it
http://users.westelcom.com/rogersr/dups.htm

thank you for your reply. lots of helpful info i can pass on to my brother-in-law!

dfarmour
02-05-2003, 04:49 AM
hi budfred,

Spybot Search & Destroy has a tool that will remove programs from the Startup List. You can get it through the link on mjc's thread here:

sheesh! two out of three replies, and i already had tried and missed the feature. i just got spybot last friday and it seemed pretty cool. i'll take another look. thank you for your help.

Steve
02-05-2003, 06:31 PM
dfarmour, there is a tweakui for all flavors of windows. Warm those feet and give it a try. ;)

dfarmour
02-07-2003, 02:14 PM
hi Steve

> ... there is a tweakui for all flavors of windows.
> Warm those feet

thank you so much for your reply. as so often happens once i start a project, ten other things promptly and definitively then *get in the way.* is there some Law somewhere i don't know about? so i haven't been able to *get to* trying out any of the helpful suggestions i got here. i will definitely take another look at tweakui rsn.

can anybody recommend a good place to start to learn registry editing? [collective gasp from assembled experts!] ... bearing in mind that dfa could probably write a book on how NOT to do anything complicated just by writing down what he usually DID. i could, of course, offer my services to anyone who wanted to idiot-proof their projects. i mean it. i'm good. (!)

i can gather from the assembled posts that registry editing is not for the faint of heart, but i'm interested mostly in picking up a working understanding of windows' innards, and registry editing seems like a place to start. any help appreciated.

thanks again steve.


dave

Budfred
02-07-2003, 02:45 PM
I would check in the MS Knowledge Base for more than you will ever want to know about editing the Registry. The main thing to keep in mind is to always make a backup of the Registry before you start changing anything.

Steve
02-07-2003, 06:05 PM
HERE (http://www.itp-journals.com/sasample/E1209.pdf) is a pretty good description of the windows registry.

THIS (http://www.winguides.com/registry/) link will get you going with some of the more common registry edits.

Hope it helps...:)

dfarmour
02-08-2003, 04:12 PM
hi Steve

both of these

http://www.itp-journals.com/sasample/E1209.pdf
http://www.winguides.com/registry/

are/were EXCELLENT!

Hope it helps

it did. it has. thank you so much!

dave

dfarmour
02-08-2003, 04:21 PM
hi Budfred!

> I would check in the MS Knowledge Base for more than you will ever

i was almost afraid someone would recommend good old mskb since i have checked in it for stuff on a couple of occasions. it usually brings back those happy memories of trying to consult all those lovely microsoft installation binders, back in the late '70's, early '80's, when i had even less of a clue (i know, i know) than i do now! the binders with the famous 'this page intentionally left blank' pages? of course, i'm now officially 'old as dirt' according to the old farts test my neighbour recently emailed me. :c)

i guess my high water mark of knowing what i was doing occurred back in the early '90's when i still knew how to enter parameters at the end of dos command line entries for stuff like pkzip. since then, i've sort of been out of touch, computer-wise.

which is a long-winded way of saying i very much appreciate your helpful suggestions.

> is to always make a backup of the Registry before you start changing

will do. thanks again.

dave

dfarmour
02-10-2003, 01:44 AM
hi Steve,

> warm those feet and give it a try..

just a note to let y'all know that i'm typing at ya from a desktop *without* a "my network places" icon! woo hoo!

thanks for all the great help here.

dave