How to disable startup programs Windows (10 & 7)

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Too many programs at Windows startup slow down the startup time of the computer. You should disable unnecessary programs from startup and leave the essential programs/application(Antivirus, Windows Security programs) on startup. In this tutorial, you will learn to manage startup programs for Windows 10 and Windows 7.

How to disable startup programs Windows 10?

STEP 1: Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager.

Task Manager from taskbar

STEP 2: On the Task Manager window go to the Startup tab.

Startup tab on task manager

STEP 3: Here you will see the list of programs that are added to the startup list. On the status column, you can see if the program is enabled or disabled. You can sort the list by the status to see all enabled programs serially.

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Sort startup programs by status

STEP 4: Now select the program you want to disable. Right-click on it and select the Disable option, or after selecting click on the Disable button at the bottom right of the window.

How to disable startup program Windows

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Now, you can check for if the program is disabled. This program will not load at startup from the next boot of the computer.

How to disable startup programs on Windows 7?

STEP 1: Click on the start menu and search for msconfig. You will see a program named msconfig on the list. Select the program to open System Configuration.

msconfig on Windows 7

STEP 2: Go to the Startup tab on System Configuration.
Remember, this is the system configuration manager for Windows 7. Do not change any settings here. Otherwise, it can malfunction the computer.

Startup tab on System Configuration

STEP 3: On the Startup section you can see the list of programs are currently added to load at computer’s startup. Uncheck the program which you want to disable at startup and click on the OK button to save the changes.

How to disable startup programs on Windows 7

STEP 4: After saving the changes, the computer will ask you to restart to apply the changes. Restart your computer once.
Or you can select Exit without restart to restart your computer later. In this case, the changes will be applied on the next reboot.

Restart windows 7 after changing system configuration

SEE ALSO: How to sync time with Internet on Windows 7?

Disable startup programs using CCleaner(For all Windows version)

Using CCleaner you can disable startup programs for all versions of Windows. This application has many features included. Like Registry Cleaner, Duplicate File Finder, Drive Wiper, and many more. Let’s see how to disable startup programs using CCleaner.

STEP 1: Download CCleaner from its official website. The free version of CCleaner will work fine. After downloading install the program.

STEP 2: Open the CCleaner application. Click on Tools and go to the Startup section. You can see the list of programs added on startup with the current status, enabled or not.

CCleaner startup program management

STEP 3: Here you can disable a program from startup, also you can delete a program from the startup list.
Select the program you want to disable and click on the Disable or Delete button on the right side.

Disable or Delete programs from startup on CCleaner

SEE ALSO: 10 must have software applications on Windows 10

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