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how do i get rid of unnecessary applications running in the background as seen in my system tray? How can I prevent them from starting up every time i restart?'

asked Apr 24 '12 at 18:15

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edited Apr 26 '12 at 10:58

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The process is fairly simple. You need to use a simple tool (MSCONFIG) to edit your system startup process and remove the apps you don't want.

Here's a complete how-to which covers the process step-by-step:

How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows 7 and Vista

This should be exactly what you're looking for.


answered Apr 26 '12 at 10:59

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