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How do I close a start-up program?

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  • Started 1 year ago by LarryGJ
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LarryGJ
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I am trying to install Dragon 12 speech recognition. It instructs me to close all open programs and especially my antivirus program before installing.

I know it is simple, but I don't remember how (I am almost 84 years of age).

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Click on the red X on the top right of each program.

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afuhnk
afuhnk
Posts: 309

For Antivirus you might need to right click the icon in the taskbar (near the clock) and disable the protection.
Most of them will offer to disable for a few minutes, until next reboot or until you re-enable it manually.

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Xhi
Xhi
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Usually I do not worry about Items in the task bar when I get such a request. I just clear the desktop itself.

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trinhcover
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right click icon taskbar and disable the protection , enjoy it !

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