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    Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Tech Heads,

    How in the *~#^%*! can I get rid of "Microsoft Office Startup" in my msconfig Startup Group? It's a real resource hog (& I don't believe really necessary.) Thanks.

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Right click on Start, select open, goto Programs, Startup and delete the shortcut to Microsoft Office Startup.
    I did it on several pc's and never had problems.
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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    The trade-off is that when you start the first Office application, it will start osa9.exe in the background, so you get to decide when to wait. For more info, see OFF2000: What Is the OSA9.exe File and What Does It Do? (Q210875).

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Jscher2000,

    I read the article your link points to but I removed the Office shortcut from my start up group immediately after the installation 6 months ago. Is there a way to put it back so I can make the comparison in speed? I don
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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Good question. Maybe starting up the Office installer and choosing "Repair" would bring it back? This might do a lot of other things, through, so I'm not sure it's the best way.

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    You'd need a good benchmark utility to really notice the difference. I tested it some years ago - and then removed it. Apps loaded a couple of seconds faster - machine was probably a PII400 or less, it seemed faster, but you really couldn't pick up on it without the benchmark.

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Thanks.

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Hi Mark:
    I had about the same results as Mary. The first time you start Word, or any Office program, after a reboot, it will take longer. There are certain parts that are left in memory after that so that they will start faster. I kept osa9.exe, & almost everything else, out of startup.

    The only things that start at startup are systray, Explorer, & 3dmain (my $9.95 scrolling mouse software).

    If you do want to put it back, do this:
    1. Click an empty spot on the taskbar & press F3.
    2. Make sure that the look in box is your primary hard drive & that "include subfolders" is ticked.
    3. Type osa9.exe in the "named" box & search.
    4. When you find it, drag it to the start menu & hold it until it opens. Continue to drag it to Programs & then Startup. That will place a shortcut in the startup folder.

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    Re: Start-up Application Question (2000)

    Phil,

    Thanks for the information. I
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