How to stop unwanted programs to open at Windows 10 startup?


Here is how you can stop/disable unwanted programs to open at Windows 10 startup?

As you all know Windows 10 is the most popular operating system currently which offers a variety of features. Well, the most important thing for a Windows 10 user is the boot time, which means how quickly do the Windows start. The more software you install on your computer, the longer it may seem to take to start up Windows. Many programs add themselves to the list of programs started when you boot your computer, and that list can get long.

Although Microsoft has not yet stepped into Windows 10 optimization properly for performance & stability, there are few things that you can do to improve your PC’s performance. For example, you can disable the startup apps to speed up the startup time. So let’s take a look at how you can stop/disable these startup apps.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10?

There are two methods that we can use to disable Startup apps on Windows 10. 1. Using Task Manager, 2. Using Windows Settings.

Using Task Manager

Task manager provides you essential information about startup apps like app publisher, app properties, startup impact, etc. Here’s how to use Task Manager to disable startup apps.

  1. First of all, right-click on Taskbar and select ‘Task Manager’
  2. This will open the Task Manager.
  3. On the Task Manager, select the ‘Start-up’ tab.
  4. It will show you the list of all applications that loads at the startup.
  5. To disable the Startup app, right-click on the app and select ‘Disabled’
  6. Done!!!

Using Windows Settings

  1. First of all, click on the Start button and select ‘Settings’
  2. On the Settings page, select the ‘Apps’ option.
  3. From the left-hand side pane, select ‘Startup’
  4. Use the toggle button to enable/disable Startup apps.
  5. Done!!

These two methods can easily remove the startup apps and make your Windows 10 PC to boot up fast. Well, there is another way that you can use – Remove App shortcuts from the Startup folder – that can be found in ‘Run’ on the Windows search with ‘shell: startup’. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.


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