How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows

Welcome to another guide by AskCaty. In this fast and busy life, everyone wants to perform tasks as fast as possible and when it comes to doing tasks on PC, it matters more. We as a human always expect a fast and quick response from our PC machine no matter which OS we are using, Sometimes our PC takes too much time to startup an OS and this thing really irritates almost all of us. One of the reasons for the slow and late bootup process is startup programs that take time to load and process at the start of Windows.

In this guide, we’ll figure out how to disable these startup programs to improve the bootup time of Windows with such a smooth Windows ready process. We’ll follow some simple steps on Windows 8.1 but you don’t have to worry as these steps are almost same in other Windows as well.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows

Step 1

As Windows gets ready to use, the first step you have to do is to access a Task Manager by either pressing a Right Click on the taskbar to get taskbar option from the list OR choose shortcut keys method by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key together to open task manager.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 8

Step 2

After opening up a task manager, the next thing you have to do is to look for a startup option, startup option probably would be the fourth one in the column OR in Windows 10 you would have to click on more details option to access all options including startup one.

Step 3

After clicking on the startup button, you will get a list down consisting of apps that are enabled or disabled at the startup of Windows. If any of the apps have a status ‘Disabled’ then it means that app is not doing any fuss in the startup process so just ignore it.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 8.1

Step 4

To disable startup enabled apps, all you have to do is to right-click on any app you want to disable and from given options click on the first option of ‘Disable’ . That’s how simple it is to disable any app you want to for Windows Startup.

How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 8 or 10

Congratulations, you have successfully managed to disable startup programs within 4 simple steps. I hope with the help of this guide you would be able to disable all apps you want to disable for Windows Startup.

Check out Different Methods to Open the Task Manager in Windows 10


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