If your computer is running slow and taking a while to start, the problem is usually due to unwanted programs automatically starting up with your computer. You will find below the steps to remove startup programs in Windows 10.
Remove Startup Programs in Windows 10
As soon as you start the computer, some programs have an inherent tendency to automatically start up with the computer and keep running in background.
Like many users, you may not even be aware of the programs that are automatically launching at startup and unnecessarily using up resources on your device by remaining active in the background.
Luckily, it is easy to remove startup programs in Windows 10 and add them back to startup, if you happen to change your mind.
1. Remove Startup Programs Using Settings
An easy way to remove any App or Programs from Startup is by going to Settings on your computer.
Go to Settings > Apps and select Startup in the left-pane. In the right-pane, go through the list of Startup Apps and disable the App or Program that you do not want to automatically startup with your computer by moving the toggle to OFF position.
When you restart the computer, you will no longer find the disabled Apps starting up with your device and hiding in background.
2. Remove Startup Programs Using Task Manager
Another easy way to prevent unwanted Apps and programs from starting up with the computer is by using Task Manager.
Right-click on the Start button and select Task Manager in the WinX menu.
Note: You can also launch Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Task Manager.
On Task Manager screen, switch to Startup tab, right-click on the program that you would like to remove from Startup and click on Disable option in the contextual menu.
Note: If the “Disable” button is greyed out or unavailable, you need to login with you Admin Account.
You can repeat the above steps to prevent all unnecessary Apps & Programs from Startup.
3. Remove Apps from Windows Startup Folder
Another way to prevent unwanted Apps from opening at Startup in Windows 10 is to remove the App from the Startup Folder on your computer.
Right-click on the Start button and click on Run. In the Run Command window, type shell:startup and click on OK to open the Startup Folder on your computer.
In the Startup Folder, right-click on the Program that you want to prevent from opening at startup and click on Delete.
Once the program is removed from the Startup Folder, it will no longer bother you by starting automatically with your computer.