Disable startup programs in Windows® Startup Manager
How to remove startup programs from Windows Startup Manager?
The Windows Startup Manager is an important application included in Windows-based systems. The application is included in the system at the time of installation of Windows. The application is useful in controlling the programs which load automatically at the system boot up time. The application is called as ‘MS Config’. The application can be used to enable and disable different startup programs in the Windows operating system. You can list out and can use the application to disable, enable, and delete programs. You can thus control programs which start up as the system logs on. It is also possible to save the list of programs which are currently enabled or disabled in the system.
Here are some notes on disabling startup programs from the Windows Startup Manager:
- Open the Windows Startup Manager
- Disable programs
- Tips to take care
Open the Windows Startup Manager
The first step in disabling the Windows startup programs from the Windows Startup Manager is to access the Startup Manager. To do this, you need to click 'Start'. Then, you need to click the 'Run' icon. You can see the 'Run' prompt displayed in which you need to type in ‘msconfig’. You need to then press the 'Enter' key. It will open up the 'System Configuration Utility'. In the Window that appears, you need to open up the ‘Startup’ tab. You can see the list of all startup programs in the system.
You can now start disabling startup programs from the Windows Startup Manager. To do this, you need to select the applications to be disabled. You need to then remove the checkmark for the application. This is to be done for each program which is to be disabled. You need to then click the ‘Apply’ button and get these programs disabled. You can also click the ‘Disable all programs’ to get all these programs disabled at a whole.
There are some tips to take care of while disabling any startup programs from the Windows Startup Manager. You need to take care of not disabling any important programs from the system. Programs like security software and tools may not be disabled as the system can get infected by boot viruses.
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