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How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP

Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10 is the fast and responsive than Windows 7. However, If your PC run more apps and software set to start while starting up your computer, it will take to start up Windows longer. Many programs add themselves to the list of programs started when you boot your computer, and that list can get long.

If you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Here’s a look at how to disable startup programs and make the boot process faster your PC.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10 or Windows 8 or 8.1

1. Right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar and select Task Manager or using the CTRL + SHIFT + ESC shortcut key, clicking “More Details,” switching to the Startup tab, and then using the Disable button.

Windows 10 Open Task Manager

2. When Task Manager open, click the Startup tab. Now, you look through the list of programs are enabled to run during startup. If you want to to stop them from running, right-click the program and select Disable.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10 Task-Manager

Are you looking how much program is affecting the startup time? Windows 10 is add cool thing Startup impact column.

Windows 10 Task Manager startup impact

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 7, Vista, or XP

For some Software, it is useful to have them start with Windows, such as anti-virus programs and firewall software. However, the most program resources starting at boot-up it wastes and extends startup time your PC.

MSConfig tool helps you to see quickly what’s running at startup and disable the programs. This tool is available and can be used to disable startup programs in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

NOTE: If you are using Windows XP, open the Run dialog box from the Start menu, type “msconfig.exe” in the Open edit box, and click OK.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows starting msconfig

To run MSConfig, open the Start menu and type “msconfig.exe” (without the quotes) in the Search box. As you type, results display. When you see “msconfig.exe,” click on it or press Enter, if it is highlighted.

turning off Startup Programs in Windows

Click the Startup tab on the System Configuration main window. A list of all the startup programs displays with a check box next to each one.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows restart dialog

A dialog box displays telling you that you may need to restart your computer for the changes to take affect.

How to remove startup apps in CCleaner

The free PC-cleaning utility CCleaner also has a tool that allows you to disable startup programs.

Disabling Startup Programs in CCleaner

There is a Professional version of CCleaner that costs $24.95 and comes with priority technical support. However, there is a free version available as an installable version and a portable version.