Originally Posted by tallboyonafatboy
how do you turn the DM off when you start it up?
You have to uncheck that option when it's installed. The options are something like "check for updates" and "start desktop manager when my computer starts" and one other one.
If there's no option to change that in DM after it's installed you have to uninstall and reinstall it, or use some program that will remove it from the startup sequence.