Ignore Shift Overide During Startup

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If one holds down the Shift key during logon, any programs in the startup folders will not run. To disable this behavior:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Name: IgnoreShiftOveride
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

To monitor what is started up (with some control), check out:

Startup Control Panel

Startup Cop

Startup Manager

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