Take control of startup programs in Microsoft Windows 10 and gain an edge in performance. Here’s how anybody can edit programs that start at bootup.
Note: As with anything, be careful not to disable anything important like sound card or network adapter software. When in doubt, leave it alone.
1 – Task Manager Startup
- Right-click a blank area on the task bar, then choose “Task Manager“.
- Select the “Startup” tab.
- Select any item you wish to disable or enable, then choose the “Disable” or “Enable” button at the lower right corner of the window.
2 – Startup Folder
- Hold the Windows Key and press “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog.
- Type “shell:startup“, then press “Enter“.
- The “Startup” folder appears. By default, there is usually nothing in it. Place the icons of any applications you would like to run at startup in this folder. Delete any icons of applications you don’t want running at startup.
3 – The Rest (Advanced)
Taking control of the Startup Folder and Startup area in Task Manager works for most people. If you want to go a step further and you know what you’re doing, try this.
Download and run Autoruns for Windows. The utility allows you to control any items that are running in Windows 10 that you may not know about including Scheduled Tasks, Internet Explorer plugins, and Print Monitors.
Did this tutorial help you? How do you handle items that startup automatically in Windows 10? please share your experience in the comments.