6.3.1.2 Lab – Managing the Startup Folder in Windows 7 and Vista (Answers)

6.3.1.2 Lab – Managing the Startup Folder in Windows 7 and Vista (Answers)

Introduction

In this lab, you will customize the Startup Folder and the Run Key in the registry.

  • A computer running Windows 7 or Vista

Step 1: Creating a shortcut for Internet Explorer.

a. Click Start > All Programs, right-click Internet Explorer and click Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).

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Step 2: Adding the shortcut to the Startup Menu.

a. To open the Startup folder, click Start > All Programs, right-click the Startup folder, and select Open.

b. Drag the Internet Explorer shortcut icon to the right pane of the Startup folder.

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c. Restart Windows.

d. Log on to Windows as an administrator.

What happens when you log in?
____________________________________

e. Close Internet Explorer.

Step 3: Manage Startup applications using Windows Registry.

a. Click Start, type regedit and press Enter.

b. The Registry Editor window opens. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion> Run.

Note: Incorrect changes to the registry can cause system errors and/or system instability.

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c. Right-click anywhere in the white space on the right side of the window. Select New and click String Value. A new String Value is created.

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d. Click anywhere in the white space of the window.

e. Right-click New Value #1 > Rename. Type Notepad and press Enter.

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f. Right-click Notepad > Modify. Type C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe in the Value data field. Click OK.

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g. Close the Registry Editor window.

h. Restart Windows.

i. Log on to Windows as an administrator.

What happens when you log in?
____________________________________

j. Close all open Windows.

Step 4: Removing Programs from the startup folder and registry

a. Click Start > All Programs > Startup. Right-click Internet Explorer and select Delete. Click Yes on the Delete File window.

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b. To remove Notepad from the Run folder in the Registry, click Start, type regedit and press Enter.

c. Expand the HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion> Run

d. Right-click Notepad and select Delete. Click Yes for the Confirm Value Delete.

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e. Restart Windows.

f. Log on to Windows as an administrator.

What happens when you log in?
____________________________________

g. Close all open windows.

Reflection

Why would a user want to stop programs from starting automatically?
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