Keeping Software from Automatically Starting Up

by on October 5, 2007

Q: How do I stop ‘start up’ programs from starting up? I have installed ‘Juice’ and it starts automatically when I boot up. I want to be able to select when it starts by clicking on a desktop icon

A: Controlling what starts up with Windows is relatively simple. Recently we have posted answers to a similar question, which details how you can stop items from starting up automatically. Before you follow the instructions in that article, you might also want to check the settings within the application itself. Sometimes applications have a setting that you can turn on or off which controls automatic startup. Try investigating the application preferences first.