How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

Startup programs automatically run when you log into your user account or the computer is powered on.

You should check your startup programs and disable unnecessary ones to ensure your PC boots faster.

Let’s look at how you can disable and enable startup programs in Windows 10.

Method #1

You can open the Task Manager by right-clicking the “Start” button and selecting “Task Manager.”

Click on the “Startup” tab. If there is no tab in the Task Manager, click on “More details” in the Task Manager, and you’ll see the tabs.

Now you can see all the startup programs.

Look at the “Startup impact” column, which shows the effects of every startup program on boot time.

Right-click on the program you want to disable.

Click on the “Disable” option.

This program has been disabled. There is a change in the status in the “Status” column, which has changed from “Enabled” to “Disabled.”

Repeat these steps for every program you want to disable.

That’s all.

If you want to enable the startup program, follow these steps:

Go to the “Startup” tab in Task Manager.

Right-click on the program you wish to allow.

Hit the “Enable” option.

Repeat these steps to enable all the programs you wish to allow.

Method #2

Using the Settings app, you can do this. Here’s how. 

Open Settings by pressing Windows + I. 

Hit “Apps.” 

Click on “Startup” in the left sidebar. 

You can enable or disable the program as you like. 

Or you can follow these steps: 

Open Settings. 

Hit “Apps.” 

Click on the startup program you want to enable or disable. 

Click on the “Advanced options” link. 

Enable (to enable) or disable (to disable) the switch in the “Runs at log-in” section.

I hope this guide, “How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10,” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.

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