Whenever your Windows starts, you will notice that some apps or program starts automatically and slow down your system. Microsoft has added a new feature in Windows 10 that allows users to launch apps automatically when you start your system. Now, this feature is important for some Microsoft services like Windows Defender and VPN, where you want to ensure your system’s security. But sometimes, it causes errors. So you have to remove unnecessary 3rd party apps from the Windows 10 startup programs.
Now the good news is, you can edit startup programs on your Windows 10 and disable them on system startup. So you can decide which app will start automatically with Windows boot.
The main reason why you would want to disable a program is that it is taking up memory, slowing down your computer, and causing it to freeze. This is one of the most common reasons why a lot of computers crash. There are a few ways to do this, but we are going to talk about one simple method that will disable the program for good.
In this article, we will share how you can edit startup programs and remove apps from the list in Windows 10.
How To Disable Startup Programs In Windows 10
If the startup programs causing the loading time issues are games, music or videos, you can simply delete them from your startup programs list. They will cause the system to take longer to load up and may cause windows to crash at times. This will prevent them from ever loading up in the future. If you are having game problems or any other type of problems with the startup, these steps may solve it for you.
First, we will share how you can disable Windows 10 startup programs.
Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar and then select Task Manager from the list.
Step 2: Now, in the task manager, go to the Startup tab.
Step 3: Right-click on the app that you want to disable and click on it.
From now on, that app won’t launch with Windows startup. Note that do not disable system apps like Windows Defender. It will make your system insecure.
Method 2: Set Custom Apps To Run On Startup
Apart from task manager, you can use the shell command to open a startup in Windows 10 and Windows 7. You can also add the custom app that you want to start automatically on windows boot.
To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the run command box with Windows + R key on your keyboard.
Step 2: Type the “shell: startup” command and press enter.
Step 3: This command will open a new tab called startup.
Step 4: You can see all apps which are enabled to launch on startup. If you want to add any custom app, create a new shortcut of that app here.
Step 5: To create a new shortcut, right-click in the blank area in the startup folder > choose to create a shortcut.
Step 6: Paste the installation path of your app here > name the shortcut > click on Next.
You can also copy-paste app shortcuts from Desktop to this startup folder.
How to Change Startup Program in Settings
Step 1: Open Windows Settings with window + I key on your keyboard > click on Apps and then click on Startup.
Step 2: Here, you can see all the apps which are enabled with system startup. You can enable and disable apps from here.
How To Open a Website with System Starts Up
If you want to open any website with a system startup then follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Run command box with the Windows + R key on your keyboard.
Step 2: Type “shell:startup” and press Ok.
Step 3: Now right-click in the blank area and choose new > shortcut.
Step 4: Enter the address of your website with https://. Like https://www.google.com and press Next.
Step 5: Then name it to your startup and press ok.
Now whenever you start your PC, this website automatically opens in your default browser.
We hope you liked this article and removed apps from the system startup. you can also use 3rd party tools like CCleaner to edit and remove startup programs in Windows 10.