Windows-8,8.1,10-startup-programYou may have lots of softwares installed on your windows and you may know or not know that the more software are installed on our windows, the more time it will take to boot up.
Many of the programs automatically get started when you turn on your computer, even though those are not needed to boot an operating system.
So what’s the need to allow these programs at the time of startup when it affects the system boot up time?
To solve this problem windows allows us to disable unneeded programs at the time of startup.

In this post I am going to show you how you can disable the unneeded programs at the time of startup. Follow the simple steps below.

For Windows XP

Click Start – Run – type “msconfig.exe” – click Ok

For Windows 7 and Vista

Step 1: Click the windows Start button and type msconfig in the search field.

Step 2: Click on msconfig from the search result.

Enable and Disable windows startup programs

This opens a window called System Configuration.

Step 3: Go to Startup tab. A list of startup program displays with a check box next to each.

Step 4:  To prevent a program from starting up at the time of startup just untick the box next to that program which you no longer want to start at the time of startup.


Step 5: Click Apply and then Ok. The System Configuration dialog box  will appear. To apply the changes you need to restart your computer or click on “Exit without restart” if you don’t want to restart.

Enable and Disable windows startup programs

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10

Windows 8,8.1 and 10 make this even more simpler to enable or disable startup programs.

Step 1: Right click on windows taskbar and select Task Manager.

Windows 8,8.1,10 startup programStep 2: Click More details
Windows 8,8.1,10 startup program (1)Step 3: Select Startup tab – Right click on a program and select Disable as shown in the image below. You can enable programs in the same way.
Windows 8,8.1,10 startup program (2)

Enable or Disable windows startup programs (Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10)
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