Article ID : S500011259 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How to close or disable the resident software in Windows XP?

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  • How to disable the resident software when starting Windows?
  • How to close the resident software when Windows is running?

Attention
Please confirm the operation status of VAIO under default value.
Please do not close the preinstalled process.
After completing the steps below, VAIO or parts of the functions of the preinstalled software may not work.
Besides, if users disable antivirus software such as Antivirus or the conventional settings of the Security Software with the firewall function, then the computer may fail to protect the computer from virus.
When Windows is running, please pay attention to the information above.

Please perform the following steps when users fully understand the above context.
In addition, if any error appears when performing the following steps, please contact the manufacturer of the software.


How to close resident software when Windows is running?

How to close software which appears in the notification area?
How to close applications via Task Manager?

How to disable resident software when starting Windows?

How to remove software from the startup folder?
How to remove software via msconfig?
How to stop service via Administrative Tools?

Regarding the information on resident software in Start-Up of msconfig





How to close resident software when Windows is running?

How to close the software which appears in the notification area?

Please refer to the steps below

Right click any icon in the notification area, and then click the tabs such as Exit, End, Stop, and Disable.

Note
Without the above tabs, the operation cannot be performed.



Remark
When restarting Windows, the programs that have been disabled at startup will also launch.
If the function of the software is disabled, it will not launch next time when users start Windows.
So, users can re-active the program if necessary.


How to close the applications via Task Manager?

Please refer to the steps below.
  1. Press Ctrl, Alt and Del simultaneously.

  2. Click Process in Windows Task Manager.

  3. Select the application that users want to close from the program list, and then click End Process.
    Different models of computers have different program lists.



    Remark
    When users restart Windows, the program that has been disabled at startup will also launch.




How to disable resident software when starting Windows?


How to remove software from Startup folder?

Please refer to the steps below.
  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.

  2. Right click Startup, and then click Open All Users.

  3. Right click the resident software and click Delete in Startup.

  4. Click Delete the shortcut or Yes to decide whether to delete it or not.

    Remark
    Right click the icon of the software which users want to delete in Step3, click Cut, then right click Desktop and click Paste when users want to move it.



How to remove software via msconfig?

Please refer to the steps below.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run....

  2. Type msconfig in Open, and then click OK.

  3. Click Startup in msconfig.

  4. Uncheck the resident software which users need to delete from the Start-Up Process.
    Different models of computers have different program lists.

  5. Restart Windows.



How to stop service via Administrative Tools?

Please refer to the steps below.
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Performance and Maintenance.

  3. Click Administrative Tools.

  4. Double click the icon Service.

  5. In Services, right click the software which users want to delete, and then click Stop.
    Different models of computers have different service list.







Regarding the information on resident software in Start-Up of the msconfig


Note
Differen models of computers have different system files and software.
Please refer to the Start-Up items in msconfig.
Sony cannot get the detailed information of VAIO which has preinstalled Windows or software produced by third-part companies.
Sorry for inconvenience.