W2000Pro Question -
In W98, by selecting Programs | Accessories | System Information | System Tools, then picking Tools | System Configuration Utility, it was possible to check/uncheck boxes of programs that would be run when the system was booted up.
We've not been successful in finding the same 'feature' in Windows 2000Pro. Can anyone provide any assistance? Is this feature still available?
No, MSCONFIG is not available in Windows 2000.
But there are several workarounds, including:
1.) Copying MSCONFIG from Win98 and adding it to Win2K. Not my favorite choice, as it is a 16-bit utility.
2.) There is a version of MSCONFIG that was included with a beta of WinXP Pro that I've used successfully in Win2K, available here.
3.) Manually editing the Registry Keys, by running REGEDIT at the Start/Run line. Then you delete the strings listed in each key. These keys are:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run (and Runonce)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run (including Runonce and RunonceEx)
4.) However, my personal preference is to install a small program, such as StartUp Control Panel.
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