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How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

Over a period of time Windows PC build up a number of applications that are automatically started like iTunes, Google Drive and many others when PC or laptop is turned on. Some of the applications are really useful while some only consumes the system memory in Windows startup. You can easily disable Windows startup programs which are not necessary and speed up your computer. It is very easy to see the startup impact of applications in Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1.

Here’s how to disable startup programs in Windows 10.

1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the run dialogue box. Then type ‘taskmgr’ in the dialogue box and press enter.

Open Task Manager in Windows

2. Click the tab labeled Startup in the Task Manager.

Startup Programs in Windows

It displays the list of all applications which load when you turn on your PC or laptop. You can check the applications status in the status column. Enabled means that application loads on the startup, if an application is marked as Disabled then you can ignore it as it will not load in the startup order.

You can check the startup impact of every application in the last column labeled Startup Impact. You should disable the applications which has high startup impact or any other application which you don’t need to be started in the startup sequence.

3. Right click on the application and select Disable or simply select the application and press the Disable button at the right bottom.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

This application will no longer launch automatically when you turn on your PC or laptop. This is how you flush out clogged startup apps and make your PC or laptop to boot fast.

The same process is applicable to disable startup programs in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

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