Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:19 pm

Startup Control Panel by Mike Lin

#1 Post by auto234343 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:51 pm

Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts.

Developer-Mike Lin If you want to know more about him, go here-

There are 2 versions.One with installer (59 kb) and the other is the Standalone EXE version (34 kb)
It's very small and simple to use.
You can find it here-

Startup Control Panel is compatible with all modern versions of Windows through Windows XP. Windows Vista, after all these years, finally has a very good startup manager built-in; go to Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools, and then click on Manage Startup Programs on the left.(copied from site)

I do not know anything about registry entries.

I wish somebody would check this out! There are a lot of other programs as well on his site

User avatar
Posts: 429
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:21 am
Location: The Netherlands

#2 Post by Ennovy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:35 am

Hi auto234343

I downloaded the standalone EXE version.
The other version places a startup.CPL in the windows folder.
Mike Lin has made this page for detailed instructions to uninstall:
Both versions leave some traces in the registry:
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\mlin\StartupCPL
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\mlin\StartupCPL
So, the standalone version is IMHO portable. The registry entries are just a few and not important.
Personally, I prefer autoruns. It's in the database :wink:

EDIT: Afterwards I searched the database and found this app here:
Tough times never last but tough people do
-- Robert H. Schuller --

Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:19 pm

#3 Post by auto234343 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:09 pm

Well,it seems I should have checked before submitting, eh, seeing that it was already in the database.Sorry about it. Anyway,thanks for responding so quickly.

Post Reply