Get Rid of the Annoying PopUp Windows Explorer System32 Folder at Boot

Do you have a Windows Explorer window open after you boot windows for no reason? I bet it’s the Windows\System32 Folder isn’t it? Want to get rid of it? It is a very simple fix that you can do in a minute or less. This is a registry fix, so if you don’t feel comfortable please ask someone that is.

  1. Open Regedit and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  2. Look for any data value that has a “-“ , minus sign, as the front character.
  3. Delete the key that the data value is in
  4. Repeat for this also: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  5. Reboot and the Window will not open again.

The reason for this issue is that a program failed to complete it’s install or the installer does not write correctly to the registry so the minus sign is left and it ends up being a pointer to windows system32 folder.