Do you want to disable startup programs in Windows 10? Check out how to do it!
Here you will find out:
- 4 ways to manage Windows 10 startup programs
- how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you
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4 ways to disable Windows 10 startup programs
Here are 4 methods that can be helpful and any of them can be your solution.
1. File explorer
One of the options for changing startup programs is to use File Explorer. For this:
Press the Win + R key combination and enter the following command: shell: Startup and press Enter.
In that case, if you want to add /remove startup for all users universally, enter the following command: shell: Common Startup.
When the startup window opens, you need to find the application executable file that should load when Windows boots. Next, create a shortcut for this application, copy it, and paste it into the launch window. This will add the startup application to Windows 10.
Accordingly, to remove the application, you will need to remove the shortcut from the startup folder.
2. Task Scheduler
Task Scheduler is a built-in tool with which you can configure the launch of certain applications at a specific time, as well as add applications to startup. This method is ideal for both power users and casual users, who want complete control over their tasks.
Here's how to do it with a few steps:
Press Windows Key + R and enter taskschd.msc; click OK.
In the new window on the right pane, click "Create task" - enter the name of your task and check the "Run with the highest privileges" box. Next, on the "Triggers" tab, click the "New" button and set the "Start task" parameter to "At login". Later or now, you can configure the execution of this task for a specific user, or, for all PC users, you can postpone and repeat the task.
After these settings, go to the "Actions" tab and click "Create".
Then click on the "Browse" button and select the required application and click OK to save the task. That's all; now, the required application will start automatically with Windows every time.
3. Group Policy Editor
If you are using Windows Pro or Enterprise and you want to add applications to startup, you can do this using the Group Policy Editor. Other Windows versions do not support this tool.
So, do this:
Press Windows + R keys and type gpedit.msc, click OK.
This will take you to the Group Policy Editor. In the left pane, go to User Configuration, where you select Windows Settings. Now, click on Scripts (Login / Logout), and in the right pane, double-click Login. In the Login Properties window, click the Add button, click the Browse button and select the application you want to run. After that, click Apply and OK to save your changes. After that, restart your computer and check if the application starts automatically with Windows or not.
In this case, press the Win + R key combination and enter the following command: regedit and press Enter.
Browse to the following path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or register this key.
Next, find the application that starts automatically when Windows starts up.
To remove an application from startup, right-click on the application and select the Uninstall option.
To add applications to Startup, right-click in the Registry Editor window and select New. Then click on "String Value".
Add the name of the application and enter the full path to the executable file (*.exe) of the application you want to launch at startup.
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