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Old November 11th, 2012
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This probably will not work, but worth a try. Click the Start button , click All Programs, right-click the Startup folder, and then click Open. Delete the B.S. shortcut.

A better thing to try is:
In the Search programs and files box / start menu search box, type msconfig and click on the msconfig icon that appears. When the System Configuaration window appears, click on the Startup tab. Then uncheck those programs you wish not to start and click Apply.
This alternative should work. Though you may need to reboot after the change.

A third alternative is:
The free PC-cleaning utility CCleaner also has a tool that allows you to disable startup programs. In CCleaner, click the Tools button on the left side of the dialog box and click Startup to see the list of startup programs. The Enabled column indicates whether each program is set to start with Windows. To disable a program that is enabled, select the program in the list and click Disable. A reboot would probably be wise afterward.

BTW we give the thumbs up for CCleaner for general use. It's even better than most that are commercial.

As for the stuck option and possibly installing, File_Girl71 might be able to find a solution eventually if it's endemic for Windows 8.
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