Disabling startup applications

Windows Startup

In this how-to guide Disabling startup applications, I am going to show you how you can disable startup applications from Windows, this will help to reduce the amount of time spent waiting for Windows to load after booting your computer, which can in many cases be a considerable amount of wait time.

(WARNING – Some applications are required during startups, such as the catalyst control center for ATI video cards, or Nvidia. As well as Realtek or other manufactures for your computer hardware. So check the manufacturer before disabling, and when in doubt DO NOT DISABLE.)

Disabling startup applications in Windows 7

Click the start menu button and type msconfig then press the enter key.


Click the startup tab at the top of the window.

Startup Tab

Uncheck any of the applications you do not wish to load during startup, click Apply and then OK.

Disabling startup applications in Windows8/10

Click Cortana search and Type Task Manager

Task Manager

Right + Click Task Manager and Run As Administrator

Once Task Manager loads then Click the Startup tab

Right + Click the App you wish to disable and select Disable

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