Start up Programs in Windows XP

  Steve-H 19:42 26 May 04

How do I stop windows media player from opening up everytime I switch on my computer?

  stalion 19:45 26 May 04

run type msconfig,start programs untick wmp if in the list

  fuzzyone 19:45 26 May 04

click start-run, type msconfig and hit enter (return). Then choose selective start-up, and untick all prog's you wish to stop booting with windows.

Apply, reboot and all will be well.

  fuzzyone 19:45 26 May 04

doh, too slow.

  Charence 19:46 26 May 04

Go to START > RUN > type MSCONFIG and click OK. Go to STARTUP tab and uncheck Windows Media Player. Click OK.

Alternatively, you may want to go to START > ALL PROGRAMS > STARTUP and if you see Windows Media Player there, just delete the shortcut. This will also stop it appearing at startup.


  Charence 19:47 26 May 04

too slow!

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