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MSCONFIG registry key?

by robburne / March 29, 2008 8:41 AM PDT


Is there an XP registry entry that is related to the list of programs listed under the startup tab in msconfig.

I have chekced the key that is related to programs that run on startup but I want the key rleated to the list specifically.

Thanks in advance,


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The problem is there is more than one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: MSCONFIG registry key?

Use the tools I use.

2. Startup Control Panel.

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Re: msconfig
by Kees Bakker / March 29, 2008 8:57 AM PDT
In reply to: MSCONFIG registry key?

MSCONFIG in the startup tab lists information from several registry keys:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
and possibly more.

Sorry, I don't know where it stores the inactive entries. Entries in the above 2 keys are active.

Are you looking for more than this?


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by robburne / March 29, 2008 9:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: msconfig

Yes I have the active programs in the key you listed... I'm looking for the inactive though.



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Found it.
by Kees Bakker / March 31, 2008 7:22 AM PDT
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig and subkeys. There might be a HKEY_CURRENT_USER equivalent also, but it's not present with me.

In Windows 98 it was in a sister key to the \Run key, called \-Run. I couldn't find that on my current XP system, but it's clear now.


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Yes that's it!
by robburne / March 31, 2008 6:44 PM PDT
In reply to: MSCONFIG registry key?

Thanks, that is what I am looking for. Very useful!


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