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my computer try's to install a program on start up that I do not want.

konigtwo

FPCH New Member
Joined
May 10, 2007
Messages
1
Location
United Kingdom
#1
I have a PC, with XP home and service pack two installed, I use Norton anti virus, PC mechanic, and Yahoo, the problem Is that when I start my computer, It starts to install Photo Gallery, I have small windows appear stating that they are configuring windows to install photo gallery, the obviouse work around would have been to install the program, and then to uninstall it using the normal means, the problem is I do not have the program in any shape or form, and I find these antics annoying! I have read some where that I could remedy this via the registry, unfortunatly I'm not sure how to go about it.
 

londonles

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
48
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
You need to go start-> run -> msconfig -> startup Find the program that relates to the program running and untick it, this should stop it from starting at load up.
 

londonles

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
48
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#3
Hi

Try start -> run -> regedit -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> software and try to locate the program there. WARNING! If you are not sure about working in the registry be careful one wrong move and you could be in trouble, make sure you export the registry key to a folder and remember its location just in case you edit the wrong key, then you can replace it. Once you have found the key export it, delete it and restart the pc.

Good Luck
Les