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    I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Since I have used Mike Lin's Start Up Control Panel forever and love it, I installed it to see if it would work. It does somewhat, but it only shows the 32 bit programs. To find the 64 bit I had to go into msconfig. I finally found another startup manager program that will work with both 32 and 64 bit programs, and although it is not as good, I will use it for now. But I can't uninstall Mike Lin's. I did uninstall his Start Up Monitor with Revo, but the Control Panel is nowhere to be found. There is no startup.cpl anywhere on my computer that I can find. I did find it in the register (per his instructions) and deleted it, but it was still in the Control Panel and still worked (I then put it back in the register to be safe). I am lost. Does anyone know how to get it off a 64 bit installation of Win 7?

    I hope this has not been covered already. I am new to forum and I tried to search but I am not very good at it I think.

    Rette

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    Try this site:
    Removing the invalid icon from Control Panel

    These programs from Sysinternals are also usefull in tracking down processes:
    Autoruns and Process Explorer
    JVPowerTools is another good app for managing startup programs.

    From Mike Lin's Home Page:
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    Use the Add/Remove Programs control panel applet, or delete the file C:\Windows\System32\Startup.cpl. In either case, both Startup Control Panel and the Control Panel window must be closed.
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    Thanks so much, the first link you listed got it. I had been looking in the places Mike Lin suggested (it was not listed in Add/Remove nor could Revo find it). Thanks to that tip I found it in a folder in Windows - SysWOW64. Never would have looked there, and I have not mastered the new search in Windows 7 just yet.

    Rette

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    You'll need to change the search indexing. By default "program files" are not indexed. To change how search indexes go to Start. Type in "change search" (without the quotation marks) in the search bar. Then click on "Change how Windows searches" and modify what gets indexed.

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    Thanks Joe, I am getting there with with Windows 7 - slowly. I skipped Vista so it is all new to me.

    Rette

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