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Startup options on separate profiles in XP

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by RaiderRodney, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    How do you set up different startup lists for programs in XP for each acct? I have played around with it using Startup Cop and msonfig...but I still have problems with certain things either starting or not starting up :(

    What I want is a gaming profile with the bare minimum of crap starting with that profile.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Furant Millennium Member

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    Three places that I'd check:
    1. Within your user profile's "\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" directory.
    2. Within the Registry for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
    3. And I'd probably create a new hardware profile and disable any services that aren't really necessary for gaming.
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      The first two will take effect when you log in, but to change hardware profiles requires a reboot.

      Joey
     

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    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Joey is right; #3 will do that for you with aplomb.

    If you can't have a dedicated gaming rig, that's the next best thing.

    Good luck, Rodney!
     
  4. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Thanks guys :) I think #2 on the list is just what I was looking for. I have a profile setup for gaming but when using my startup manager it would apply the settings to all of my accounts :( This should take care of that ;)

    For anyone else interested in doing this don't forget to go into your system properties under the advanced tab and click the performance tab and then settings then click "adjust for best performance".