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How to manage (enable/disable) startup apps on Windows 10? Here's two ways to do it

Here's how to enable/disable startup programs from Windows 10 Task Manager and from Windows 10 Settings app. - Article by Kunal Chowdhury on


The more software you install on your system, the more time it takes to start the operating system. This happens because few installations add startup entries that launch apps in the background when the system boots to Windows, resulting in delayed logon.

 

If you are facing bootup delay, here you can find options to disable the startup programs and make your computer faster than earlier.

 

 

How to manage (enable/disable) startup apps on Windows 10?

 

In Windows, when you boot to your computer, some apps start running without any manual actions. These are either defined by Microsoft or any other 3rd-party apps that you have installed. Generally the entries of such apps reside either in the Windows "Startup" folder, or in the Registry config. Here we will learn how to turn ON/OFF the startup apps from being run automatically.

 

 

How to enable/disable startup programs from Windows 10 Task Manager?

Enable/Disable startup programs from Windows 10 Task Manager

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar.
  2. Click Task Manager from the menu.
  3. Navigate to the Startup tab.
  4. Select the application that you want to disable, and hit Disable.
  5. If you want to enable a startup app, select the application there, and hit Enable.

 

How to enable/disable startup programs from Windows 10 Settings app?

Enable/Disable startup programs from Windows 10 Settings app

  1. Launch the Windows 10 "Settings" app.
  2. Now navigate to Apps | Startup.
  3. Toggle OFF the switch for which you want to disable running the app during system startup.
  4. If you want to enable any startup app to launch during system start, toggle ON the button next to it.