Disabling startup programs within Windows XP isn't nearly as
simple as it is in Windows 9x/Me, where you can manage that task
from within the System Information program. The only way to disable
startup items that aren't in your Startup folder is to open up
To disable Startup Programs, follow the next steps:
- Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on
your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit"
and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
- Expand HKEY_LOCAL
(see picture 1).
- From there, you can manually delete the values, which are
starting the unwanted applications. We would recommend that you
export the values that you intend to delete, however, just in case
you make an error.
- The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot