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03-09-2003, 12:21:28
How can I change the starting programs in windows XP. When I boot, windows opens some programs that I don't want there. Like when I installed Quick Time, it installed the icon in the low right corner. I want to change it, but can't find how. All I find in Help is how to change the settings for the Start menu in the low left corner.

03-09-2003, 13:01:34
Have a hunt around in the Options/Preferences of QuickTime itself. Disable any kind of "run at startup" option.

Also have a look in your Start > Programs > Startup folder and delete any shortcuts to programs you don't want to run at startup.

03-09-2003, 13:09:08
You can't disable the icon for the latest quicktime player. It's probably only possible by doing some sort of registry hack or something.

03-09-2003, 13:23:33

click startup

uncheck QTtask

03-09-2003, 13:29:04
You can also leave QT running, and just hide the icon...

Right click on the icon, select Quicktime Preferences, in the selection list choose Browser Plugin, and uncheck "Quicktime system tray icon"

03-09-2003, 13:58:03
that option isnt on the one I've got.

Cheers for that tip Asher, I had no idea that program existed. :)

03-09-2003, 14:13:21
OK, thanks Asher! :beer:

03-09-2003, 15:10:47
Originally posted by Asher

click startup

uncheck QTtask

So that's where that stuff is now!!!

Why hide it away like that. :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

03-09-2003, 15:20:44
I wouldn't mind if you could find it using Help, but that gets you nowhere. It's so annoying that every time you install something, you have to go uncheck stuff. On installation of my new graphics card it installed itself in the start up with an explorer screen. Assholes.

03-09-2003, 16:10:40
Originally posted by Funkodrom
So that's where that stuff is now!!!

Why hide it away like that. :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:
It’s been there for ages.

03-09-2003, 18:35:14
Hahaha! Funko the nonnerd

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03-09-2003, 20:33:09
msconfig.exe can get rid of nearly anything that wants to start up except the core elements the OS needs. Great for completely killing off stuff.