How to Disable Windows Startup Apps

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Is your Windows starting super slow?

You can disable the apps that starts when system starts.

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“msconfig” screen of Startup programs.

To disable auto start of apps:

  1. Press ❖ Window+r
  2. Then, type msconfig.
  3. Then, click on the “Startup” tab.
  4. Uncheck the checkbox to disable auto-start.

Those not from Microsoft are good candidates to disable.

Disable Services

You can also disable some Services.

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msconfig's Services panel.

Services are like hidden apps. They do something useful in the background.

Click the “Services” tab. Here, you should know what they are before you disable.

WARNING: Disabling critical services can cause problems.

Here's some i disabled:

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