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    Bootup Message (SP1)

    When XP kicks in I get the message 'Trial period Expired'. This is some software I uninstalled. How can I stop the message popping up? Thanks.

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    Re: Bootup Message (SP1)

    Apparently something was left behind that still starts with Windows. There are four locations to look for it:
    <UL><LI>Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup
    <LI>Cocuments and Settings<your username>Start MenuProgramsStartup
    <LI>The registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRun
    <LI>The registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun[/list]Check carefully, because each of these locations may also contain entries that you need.

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    Re: Bootup Message (SP1)

    Thank's for that. It's not in the first two. How do I get to the registry/check there? Thanks.

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    Re: Bootup Message (SP1)

    Select Start | Run...
    Type regedit then click OK or press Enter.
    Be careful! RegEdit is very powerful.
    It has a Windows Explorer-like interface, with a tree-structure in the left pane. You can expand a branch by clicking the + to the left of it. There are five main branches under My Computer, only HKEY_CURRENT_USER (your private settings) and KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (computer-wide settings) are important now.
    Expand each until you come to SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun.
    Click on Run, and you'll see a list of services/apps that start automatically. For instance, your anti-virus software will probably be in there. If you see something that you recognize as belonging to the software you uninstalled, first click File | Export... to make a copy of the Run key, then delete the suspect entry. You'll have to reboot your computer to see if the message has gone away. If you made a mistake, you can fire up RegEdit again, and select File | Import... to restore the settings.

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