Windows 10: Start Up

  1.    03 Dec 2017 #1

    Start Up


    I'm wanting to keep a program from starting when I boot up. Namely Oculus. How can I accomplish this?
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  2. Posts : 5,965
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       03 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi Nementh.

    First place to check is settings within program. Sometimes right clicking an icon in systray will give you options.

    If that doesn't pan out then open Task Manager, CRTL+ALT+DEL, then click on Startup tab. If start up tab not visible click on show more details, lower left corner. You should see a list of Start up item. Please know what you are disabling in Startup, sometimes they aren't obvious.

    If that fails you could use Autoruns from sysinternals.com

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/sys...loads/autoruns

    Ken
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  3.    03 Dec 2017 #3

    Caledon, Thanks the autoruns program worked.
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  4. Posts : 5,965
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1709
       03 Dec 2017 #4

    Great. Those sysinternals tool are great and you can't argue with pricing.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       03 Dec 2017 #5

    Also remember that all of the Sysinternals tools come with a fully detailed User Manual/Guide.

    Now this is not the most exciting read in the world, but with the extreme power of these tools and their ability to cause serious damage to a systems software if used incorrectly I do suggest you read at least the basics and warnings

    Autoruns Can for example delete startup items completely, but as this is a one time option you are better off unchecking the box next to the entry, which can be rechecked later if the change causes issues, and running the system for a short while before going back in to permanently delete an item. - this can also be interesting to see which items reappear, and may need an edit or two to the task scheduler to tame fully

    I would also advise that you keep a small notepad to record the changes you have performed as if some change needs reversing in a years time the notes will be very useful.

    The other thing to remember is the change one thing at a time and reboot the system before you look to change another, Yes this increases the time taken to finish a task, but a complete reinstall of the operating system Programs and data can take considerably longer
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  6.    04 Dec 2017 #6

    Yeah, I'm going to have to read the manual. After I deleted Oculus from startup, I couldn't get it to run at all had re initiate it in autorun. Just need to read I guess.
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