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How to permanently change Services that launch

Q: How to permanently change Services that launch

There are a whole bunch of XP services that launch automatically when you start up Windoze. These can be turned off manually by using services.msc.

But I've found that at least some of these can not be turned off permanently. An example is Automatic Updates.

Does anyone know if it is possible to turn these off permanently? One obvious way would be to change the name of the service, and that's not hard to do, but there must be a "proper" way to do it. Anyone have any ideas?

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A: How to permanently change Services that launch

Using Automatic Updates as in your example, if you right click the Service, Properties and set the Startup Type to Disabled and reboot, does that not keep it from starting again?If you disable Automatic Updates, you will then get an informational message about that, which you will also have to disable (if you want).If you have particular fussy ones, tell us which and maybe we can help. I don't think renaming is a good method.I have many disabled service too. Here is a popular list for XP that will give you some ideas about what can be turned off/disabled/better left alone:http://www.blackviper.com/

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hi, anyone can tell me how to permanently change the mtu for a given network device in win7? the cmd "netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface ?NameOfConnection? mtu=XXXX store=persistent" does not work for me: mtu value goes back to initial after reboot...
thank you

A:how to permanently change mtu?

you can modify the windows registry for this as well.

click start type regedit the navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\[Adapter ID]]

(Find the correct adapter you want to change on your machine, there may be multiple entries depending on the number of adopters you may have)

the right click and create a new REG_DWORD, name it MTU, set the value after that.

hope this helps

Cheers !!

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When I am typing, sometimes I get the character ? instead of ?. After doing some research, all you need to do is select the English(US) instead of English(Can) in the language bar. Apparently, it seems that this language setting only effects the individual software instead of all the software installed on your computer. So for example, if I changed this language setting in Word, this setting will not roll over to Notepad or Chrome or even the OS.

I am wondering if there is a way to permanently save the English(US) setting so it will apply to all of my software?

A:Change Language Permanently

If you go to Regional and Language Settings in the Control Panel, you should be able to set it to English (United States) so that all software defaults to this. Additionally, you can go to the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change Keyboards" to ensure that English (US) is installed. If not, you can add it.

Keyboard Layout - Change

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I have really tried everything i can think of and researched so much for answers.
Please, i only formatted my computer 2 months ago and then this came out of the blue. I am about to start back at school and i dont want my computer to go bust. I need any help possible.
I wake up and i log on and what comes up is not what my profile I logged into looks like and so i figured that my comp had a quick lapse in ability like it had before that made it assume a temp profile because mine could not be found.
* So i log out and log back in. No fix. Open my comp check all connections. No fix. System Restore. No Fix.
* That's when i found out that i was in TEMP.ESM-01 login not Tarik but i clearly logged into Tarik so i ended up freakin thinking my files were gone. So then i checked and found that when i went to Tarik's docs through My computer it came up empty but when i go to Documents and Settings/Tarik/My docs its all there so "phew" i didn't lose anything but why am i not getting that profile to load?
* After looking at it all and doing some research i found out it has to do with roaming profiles yet i don't have a host network i connect to; i am the host. So finally i found something that may have fixed it and downloaded it from Microsoft called "User Profile Hive Cleanup Service".
* Didn't Work but what i did notice is that it creates and replaces the TEMP.ESM-01 Profile folder every time i log in with Tarik. So i guess it a profile that... Read more

A:How do i permanently change %USERPROFILE% in the registry?

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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No recent changes that I'm aware of No new hardware I don't turn my computer off very often but the last 4 times I've done so upon restart the boot order has changed from hard drive to CD Rom so it won't boot of course. I restart it, pressing escape to go to boot menu and change the order to hard drive and save the changes and boot right up. But it reverts to cd rom on next start

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Can someone tell me how I can permanently change the default font in Word Pad?


A:Change font permanently in Word Pad?

Hmm, you can use a trick as i think you can't change the default font in Wpad.

Create a rtf document with a "space", select the space, choose your font and size, save as your-template.rtf.
In properties, tick read only to avoid modifying it, be sur that rtf files open with Wpad.
Change your shortcuts to open Wpad so that they open your-template.rtf and that's it.

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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Could I permanently change embedded UEFI key for Windows 10?

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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I am trying to have my computer boot Linux by default, from an external hard drive, while my internal drive has Windows 10 on it. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work: Windows 10 boots automatically at every restart and cold start.

Steps I've taken so far:
The boot order I want is set and saved in BIOS. There's no uEFI on my computer.
Windows 10 fast startup option is disabled. I also disabled the hibernation option just in case.

Still, I can only get Linux to boot by going into BIOS every time and selecting the (already selected) external hard drive again. When I then try to mount the internal (Win 10) disk from within Linux, I get an error saying it cannot be mounted because Windows 10 is still using it.

Any ideas how to solve this and give full boot control back to BIOS?

A:How to change boot options permanently (Win 10 not being default)?

Hey Kinimod,

Have a look HERE. (However I just noted you want to boot from an external drive, so I'm not sure if this is applicable)


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anyone know how to change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP path using script for every user profile?

when I use:
setx TEMP "c:\temp", it will change the reg type to REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ

A:change user variable permanently for TEMP and TMP

...which is OK because there is nothing to expand in "c:\temp", right?
If you wish to continue using %USERNAME% in those environment vars, you could use something like
set unvar = USERNAME
setx TEMP "c:\Users\%%unvar%%\temp"

which will give you REG_EXPAND_SZ along with "%USERNAME% in it.
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I recently set up a sbs 2003 server. My isp doesn't allow my [email protected] emails out or in very well. I have setup exchange for my comcast email and use it in outlook but exchange keeps changing my default email server to itself. Is there a way I can make my comcast email the default permanently?

A:Permanently Change the default email in Exchange

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hi, randomly the other week my computer became extremely slow and would often hang, so i did some investigating and one way or another i discovered that setting the priority of a certain instance of svchost.exe (the one that hosts the service "Network Connections" among others) to Above Normal seems to do the trick.

i have no idea why this works but it seems to, and so i wanted to know if there is a way to permanently set the priority of this process to above normal without having to manually adjust it every time i start my computer.

i should mention i tried downloading the program "Prio" which claims the ability to save settings on priorities but unfortunately it doesnt work with svchost.exe

does anyone know how to permanently change the priority of this process?

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How can I permanently change a single file's icon?

I have organized some backups as ISO files, and would like to have a different icon for each file.

I have created an .ICO for each file.

IconChanger worked great, but only while the program was installed. Once I had all the icons changed and thought I was through and uninstalled the program, all the icons went back to their original disc icon.

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


A:Permanently change a single file's icon

Originally Posted by 3DPiper

Is there a way to permanently change a single file's icon, so if I move it to another machine it will retain the icon?


Technically, yes, a "resource editor" can be used to alter icons embedded in executables. However, once you start haxx0ring an app, most software vendors would see that as a violation of their terms of use, which is why I won't provide further technical detail (I realise you're asking for entirely innocent reasons).

I can't imagine it would be worth your time though. It's just an icon, after all.

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OK I can open cmd and type color 0a and that's what I like...

So is there anyway to keep this color default so I don't have to type it in every time...

A:Solved: Change Color of Text in cmd permanently ..

I don't know if I can help, since I don't have Windows7,but have you tried to right click on the title bar at the top of the box and select properties.That is how you do it in Windows XP.
Hope that's what you mean.

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I had problems with vista, so i created a new partition, installed a different version of vista, then formatted the original OS partition. (obviously i had no idea what i was doing, but thats beyond the point)
Now i have a problem with the new partition i created for vista.
The default drive on where to save things is C:
however, C: is my OS drive
how can i change it so that all files are downloaded to D: without manually entering it everytime?

Or, would simply changing the Drive letters work?
if so, how do it do it? Ive tried using the vista maintenance tools, but i get an error saying it cannot be changed because of files in use.

Or, should i get a new harddrive, remove the old drive, install a partition on it named c:, install vista on that. (i would assume the original vista disc i have has the ability to create a partition on it when booting from disc.. its preactivated)

Im not really looking for the easiest or cheapest way to do it. I have just googled the crap out of this, and im not really finding the info im looking for, because im not really sure what its called.
So any suggestions would be very helpful

A:how to change file download path permanently..d: instead of C:?

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In a Contact, Notes field, when I select all and change the font, it usually reverts back to the small default font the next time I open outlook. How do I prevent this, and, how can I set a new default font for Contact notes for all new contacts? (I am not talking about Notes, I am talking about within a contact, the notes field.) Thank You

A:Outlook 2003 permanently change font for notes

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After reading several threads, I am still not clear: Altho I uncheck the display preview panel button in layout, the panel re-appears every time I restart Mail. This is driving me crazy. Any way around this?

A:Windows Mail - Permanently change preview panel option

Hello Decorlady, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might consider giving Windows Live Mail a try instead. It is better in my opinion.

It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail) email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar icon, checks spelling as you type messages, and has a separate Inbox for each email account. WLM will automatically import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts, File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.) To see the Menu bar, press ALT+M and check "Show all menus".

Hope this helps,

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i have a cataloguing software which i use to catalog my mp3's; unfortunately, it doesnt have a feature to enqueue tho, only launch; is there a way one can tweak the registry so that when i double click on the mp3 in that software, it'd enqueue in winamp instead of launch? if someone knows, please teach me.


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Is there anyway that I change the shortcuts on the quick launch bar on the task bar to the ones that I prefer? My OS is windows XP Pro SP2.

A:How To Change The Shortcuts On The Quick Launch Bar?

First make sure that the Taskbar isn't locked by right-clicking on it and unchecking "Lock the Taskbar". Then you can simply click-and-drag items to and from the Desktop from the Quick Launch Bar.

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I currently have Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator on my computer.

When I click on a link (URL) on my Eudora email the Internet Explorer browser will launch by default. How can I change Netscape browser to launch by default instead?

Thanks in advance,

A:Change browser to launch by default

Hi Charlton,

I found this at Eudora's support site, follow this link:


That should answer your question, but if you still need help, post another question here.

Good luck!



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I want to change the font in my Quick Launch Bar known from Vista & XP. Can someone help me please?

A:Quick Launch bar in Windows 7 change font


Use the option three mentioned in this tutorial - Fonts - Change

Just replace 'Tahoma' with the font of your choice (Type 'fonts' in start search, open the fonts folder and copy the name of the font you wish to change to).

Atleast, it worked for me this way.

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Is there a way to change the values for Quick Launch, from regedit ?

Can i make it more "tiny" ?
I explain you why i wanna do that : i want to get my taskbar very tiny, but when the Quick Launch is enabled, i cannot.
If i disable the Quick Launch, the taskbar looks tiny, the way i want.
But i wanna keep Quick Launch, enabled, and at the same time, taskbar should look tiny, too
Is there some tricks to do that ?

A:Is there a way to change the values for Quick Launch, from regedit ?

@stereo Do you have a picture of how tiny the taskbar looks without the QL bar, and what are the steps you use to make it tiny? I am not sure I understand what you mean by tiny.

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a minor question perhaps. I drag program icons to quick launch taskbar and they are the usual icon only smaller. the big blue W for word though turns into some nondescript thing. anyway to get the big blue W?

also I dragged some folders like documents, etc and they all look the same (little tiny folders). anyway to visually differentiate them> I know one can mouse over and see what they are, but perhaps there is a way to use text?

sure is nice to have a completely icon free desktop now :-)


A:Change icons on quick launch task bar?

Actually, this is something i know how to do on XP, and have'nt played with it on Vista yet, so gimme one sec...
*Messes with computer for 60 secs*

Ok got it. If you want to change the icon for a folder, then right click on the shortcut, and select "properties"
Then click on the "shortcut" tab. Click on the "change icon" button on the bottom, and you have your selection of preloaded windows icons to choose from. If you choose "browse" from the top, you can select another icon image from another location.

To change something like the Word picture, it should be the same.... hang on... *checks*
The button for change icon doesnt work for my Word shortcut, but it might for yours.

Hope this helped you out! Let us know!


P.S. Hope my reply was quick enough for you

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Hey guys...a couple of issues:

1. IE won't allow me to change the homepage.

2. Firefox launches okay and then freezes for approx. 30 seconds before you can use it

Here's my HIJackThis log...and ThANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!! You guys are awesome!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:54:14 AM, on 2/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
D:\Troy's Files\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: CDownCom Class - {031B6D43-CBC4-46A5-8E46-CF8B407C1A33} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Ac... Read more

A:Can't change Homepage in IE, Firefox hangs for 30 seconds on launch

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Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until ... Read more

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I used a freeware program to extract an icon from an exe file. I then inverted the colors and got something ugly but very different from the previous year's icon. When I drag a copy to the Quick Launch bar it reverts to the original icon. In properties it shows the new version. How do I get it to show the changed icon?

A:Solved: Can't change icon in Quick Launch toolbar

Try closing and reopening Windows Explorer from task manager, which will reset the Icon cache. At least, that's what happens in Vista.

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I have four quick launch icons on the taskbar. If I make any changes to the quick launch area (remove or add icons) none of the icons will work. They are still there, they just won't launch the program. If I restart the computer everything works again. At times the icons will stop responding when no change is made to the quick launch area but it happens every time a change is made. I am running windows xp media center edition sp3 and ie 8. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Quick launch icons freeze after any change

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When using the Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7, there is one big problem: In 'Large Icons' view the top/bottom margins are too large and make the taskbar slightly higher resulting in my normal pinned shortcuts to be aligned to the top of it, which looks very ugly and untidy.

Please see image below for an example:
Is there any way to customize or tweak the top/bottom margins of the Quick Launch Bar so that they're identical to those of the regular pinned shortcuts, and prevent this from happening??


A:Quick Launch Toolbar, any way to change icon top/bottom margins?

Why do you have two of them?

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I know how to make oobe Windows Setup using answer file and automatically join to domain with specific OU.

The challenge now is how to have a single answer file but need to apply it to many PCs with different PC name and OU?
The requirements are:
1. PC name is base on Serial Number of the PC.
2. Selection list of department where each department has its own OU.
What is the best solution to achieve this?
Thank you. 

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I just reinstalled Windows and the icons in the System Tray and Quick Launch Toolbar are definitely smaller. Is there a way to change the size of these icons?



A:How to change the size of icons in the System Tray and Quick Launch Toolbar

right click desktop, properties,then appearance,then advanced,then in drop down menu select active titlebar, set it to 25 hit ok

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Disclaimer: Personally, I've just used Win 8 / 8.1 during a week or two before I jumped to Win 10 so sorry if my question seems to be silly.

Today, a co-worker of mine asked me for help:
He already had an RDP connection to a server (ie using the shortcut called Remote Desktop Connection).  Then he wanted to connect to another server so he opened Start menu and clicked on "Remote Desktop Connection" again but this action just
"switched" him back to the previously open RDP client!

Then I did a little test: I double-clicked on a text file which opened it in Notepad.  Then I went into Start menu and click on Notepad again.  This action only switched me back to the already open Notepad window!

I noticed that his computer is in Win 8.1.  So, I did some further tests on
XP, Win 7 and Win10: I can confirm that in other O/S, a click on any shortcut inside Start Menu opens a new instance of the application.  It's only in Win 8.1 that we are switched back to the already open application.

My question: is it possible to change this behaviour to let us open a new instance on every click on Start menu's shortcuts?
PS: I found the workaround: right-click on the application's icon on the task bar and click on the name of the application.  This opens a new instance.  But for some people, this means a change of their behaviour and it is
not user-friendly.

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Windows XP-home SP2.
Is there a way to change, slightly, the order in which various services start when you boot a computer?
I realize the system has to do its thing in sequence and I'm not about to start interfering with that part. But there are services somewhat necessary which sometimes start before something more important.

A:Can We Change Sequence Of Services At Bootup?

I tried several "Start-up Managers" to get my security apps to load before windows connected to the Net, and while some worked, it added minutes to the boot processes. Now I simply unplug my cable at shut-down, boot my system bare, and load my security manually after the suprisingly quick boot and load. More for me to do each time but it has turned out to be quicker.(and safer)

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I want to create a .bat file that runs these commands with these "name of service" replaced by all of the services i have listed below the commands, anyone know how to do this? Any help would be appreciated
sc stop "Name of Service"
sc config "Name of Service" start= disabled

A:Bat file to stop and change services

If I hear you correctly, you want to disable all those services listed above?

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Hi, My computer seems to be having this frustrating personality flaw where it looks like it loads every other program and service before it enables the network connection. The result of this is that all the programs I have set to auto-run (many rely on a web connection) sit there and say "there is a problem with your network" until the little 'Network Connection' icon pops up in the Notification Area of the Taskbar. Once this pops up, everything zips along with a shiny new connection.

The problem is that it takes a good 30 seconds for this icon to appear and for services to resume as expected. Is there a way to tell Windows to start the network connection first, before any on the other programs start loading? This wasn't a problem on my last Windows XP machine, so I'm hoping its something I can adjust.

A:How to Change Boot Order of Services

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Good day to all. I'm having a hard time changing my software protection properties, specifically the startup type in the General tab. I will attach an image of what it looks like (will the picture enlarge when you click it?):

If you look at it, the startup type is grayed out and cannot be selected and changed. I have tried searching for remedies for this and some people said that I should temporarily disable my antivirus software, and so I did. But to no avail. I'm also the admin and the sole user in this computer. Can anyone please help me? Thank you so much for taking your time in reading this.

A:Can't change Software Protection properties (services.msc)

It is grayed out, because disabling it might cause problems, like loosing your activation, un-ability to install updates, etc, I have it set to Automatic and it is not running. If you want to disable it, do it via registry.


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I appreciate your help...
I have had problems with slow log off and errors in the system log which I corrected by installing the user profile hive service. The user profile hive service works well, but I still wanted to try to change Zone alarm to run under NT Authority instead of Local System (recommended to me as a possible fix). I follow the directions to change services permissions, but after I enter NT Authority, I am prompted to enter and verify my password.
Then the problem occurs. It is as if the machine does not acknowledge my password. I get an access denied message. I am logged on as administrator. I have tried going in and changing my password in user accounts, but to no avail....access still...Denied!!!!!
I am not on a network...just a home machine on DSL connection. It is pretty frustrating to be logged on as administrator and to be told I have no access. Any Ideas? Thanks!

Windows xp professional
emachines 6537
AMD 64
2.21 GHz 896 MB of Ram

A:Cannot Change Services Permissions--access Denied!


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I have run multiple spyware scans/removal tools and each time the presence of a trojan is detected. I have also run avast and still it keeps coming up on restart. I believe the problem is contained within services.exe, which I couldn't kill using process explorer or Taskill. Below is the HJT log. How do I safely delete the services.exe file safely? Also, it seems to have turned off windows firewall, which is now greyed out and therefore cannot be changed. Any help is much appreciated on how to clear up this problem because right now it seems that nothing is working. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:28:46 PM, on 12/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program File... Read more

A:Can't kill services.exe, can't change windows firewall settings

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I've searched all around but can't find any details on my specific issue. My Lenovo T500 (W7HP64b) had 160GB HDD, got a Toshiba 320GB for upgrading. Followed this site, Pagestart.com, etc. directions for using backup and restore in W7 by making an image, etc. First attempt was with Wb&R to a Seagate Free Agent 3TB USB drive, but this would fail due to the 4k sector issue. Next used Macrium Reflect, and this made image OK, and restored OK too, until I rebooted the new image W7. I had Speech Recognition set to load at startup in my original setup, but in the new image version, it did not load. Checked, and sapisvr.exe was missing from services. Trying to start Speech Recognition from the Accessbility control panel wouldn't work either. Nothing happened.

So, found another older desktop HDD (160GB) and made a new image backup using Wb&r. Used an old v8 Partition Magic to unallocate the recently re-imaged 320GB drive, and then made a new W7 load onto the same Toshiba drive. Some hope that not going through the Macrium and Seagate compression might do something different (no real theory here, just hope). But no, the New image W7 has the same behavior. The other notable behavior in the new image, and I think important, though I don't know how, is that when I right-click on My Computer, and select manage, it goes 'bong' and brings up the dialog asking if I want to allow this program to modify my computer. This happens for other built-in Windows programs t... Read more

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I know it can be done, it's just very difficult to do..,..,

I know that when you delete files from your recycle bin, the files are still stored somewhere in the computer. I'd like to know if I can simply access the files, so I can permanently delete them 100%.

My computer is windows XP Compaq media center edition 2005



A:How do I PERMANENTLY delete "permanently" deleted files from my computer?

Those files are still there, but we arent able to access/see them .. I just know that Windows "hide" these files from the tables, but it leaves the registry of these files "open" so other information can be written over.

That means... By the time your files will be overwritten by other information and slowly they will permanently be deleted.

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Hello Team,

Please advice me what kind of steps need to take for  ATA issue like..
1.dns services .
2.directory services 
3.remote desktop services.

we have 70 to 80 medium tickets  what would be the best resolution for this things

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Hi,I ran malwarebytes but posted no malware found.not sure if it is a malware issue or something else.I tried to launch task manager but the icon appears in the taskbar but the box never came out. Tried multiples times but it just show multiple icons and that's it.Unable to shutdown properly and it will be stuck at the logging off screen. Wireless connection cannot be connected, the dialog box will get stuck at the Connect to and show a blank/white screenpls help.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86Run by Ann Goh at 22:35:54.28 on Sun 18/07/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.65.1033.18.3068.1849 [GMT 8:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\Driv... Read more

A:Unable to launch task manager, Firefox and some programs cannot launch, shutdown not possible

Just to note.issue is similar to this thread in vista forumhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/193127/can-not-open-windows-update-task-manager-network-manager-and-can-not-shut-down/

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i am using xp pro and i only display 3 icons in the quick launch area of the taskbar. they are a/v, speaker vol, and firewall. these used to show up within seconds of the desktop being displayed. however, the a/v icon pops up right away, on startup, but the speaker and firewall icons wont show up for 2-3 minutes. during this time, the machine s usable (slightly slow). now i use Codestuff Starter v5.6.1.19 to control my startup items and only the 3 previously mentioned are included there. when this first started, i did a restore from when it was good and that didnt help. i am not adverse to a format if necessary. i need your help/advice and tkz in advance, aloha

A:quick launch icons/progs real slow to launch

Download and run the programs in my signature and run the trend micro house call. Let us know what it finds. This sound like it could be a spyware issue.

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I have had this software installed on my computer for over 1.5 years now and never had this issue. All of the sudden whenever I launch Acrobat Reader 8 Professional. I get the error message saying I must launch at least one other suite program before it will run. It comes up with this error... even though I'm already running Photoshop and Illustrator.

The only thing I can think of is that I just recently downloaded and installed Adobe AIR for TweetDeck. Does anyone know if this could cause the problem or how to fix it?

I can't run TweetDeck without the Adobe AIR????

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My brand new Dell laptop keeps losing its active window focus. I have tried to pinpoint the problem to a service or startup and did not find anything specific.
I am now checking the System logs and I see things like :
The Windows Modules Installer Service changes every couple of seconds its start mode from demand to auto and from auto to demand. There are almost 20 changes from one state to the other in 2 minutes.
The Computer browser service starts/stops several times in a few minutes.
The Multimedia Class Scheduler service starts/stops every 3 or 4 minutes.
Is this normal ? How do I troubleshoot this ?

Following with my previous post, here is from my log just a couple of minutes ago


Information 24-Jul-11 06:42:02 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:37:01 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:32:51 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:27:50 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:24:28 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:19:26 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:15:08 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:10:06 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None
Information 24-Jul-11 06:09:57 AM Service Control Manager 7036 None

Each one of this is the Multimedia Class Scheduler service that enters the stopped state and the following is the same service entering the running state. Here is the full ... Read more

A:services start/stop or change from autostart to demand start

You might want to check in Event Viewer for some clues, but as it's a brand new computer I think you need to contact Dell Support as well.

If you want more information on any particular event, just select the Details tab.

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