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Old style Task Switcher
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/94/1/Old-style-Task-Switcher
Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
 
Don't know if anyone else hates it, but the new task switcher is WAY too damn slow for me.

Old style Task Switcher
Select your method of removing startup programs, either from the registry (sorry don't remember the key, it's on this site somewhere) or use MSCONfIG, or any of the other programs that edit the startup programs.
select "taskswitch.exe" and remove it