How to disable an "auto start" program within Windows 7?

There are programs I want to disable from the starting of Windows, how and where do I find the options to diable certain programs within Windows 7?  Thanks!
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Look in these folders:

  • C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Un-check undesired programs in Start > Search > Msconfig > Startup .

You can also use WinPatrol 2010 or Sysinternals Autoruns to make the settings.
Steve Winograd, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Desktop Experience)
Steve Winograd

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