The number of times I have had to remove a program from my start-up sequence in windows 7 is quite large. And the shocker is, the number of times that I have stumbled in trying to figure out how, is pretty large too ! XP had this option nicely nestled in the taskbar and startup menu, and it longer is there.
Anyways, there is a much easier way to do this.
1. Hit the Windows button in the bottom-left of your screen (hopefully if you havent reconfigured your start bar)
3. Click on the startup tab
4. Select the programs you want to disable on startup and hit apply/OK.
5. And you are done. Hope this helps.