Disable Unwanted Startup Programs on Windows 10 for Faster Boot

If you want faster boot then Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10 using Settings, Task Manager, or MSConfig.

Disable Startup Programs

There are certain programs that run in the background whenever you boot up your system. Although they are not pinned on the Taskbar (some can find their place in System Tray of Notification Area). The programs that run whenever you boot your system are termed as Startup Programs. The main pitfall with the Startup Programs is that they unnecessarily distract the system from booting properly. And due to this system gets slow during startup and after pressing the start button on your device you have to wait, wait and wait. So, today in Windows 10 tips, we would like to share a small secret applying which you will be proficient to disable the unwanted Startup Programs from your Windows 10 system for faster Boot.

Well, we will share 3 tips – first, through settings, second, via Task Manager, and last using System Configuration. Read all the methods and apply anyone as per your convenience.

Methods list

1] From Settings
2] Via Task Manager
3] Using System configuration


Ways to Disable Unwanted Startup Programs on Windows 10

1] From Settings

  1. Press – Windows key + S.
  2. Type – Startup apps.
  3. Hit the – Enter.
Disable Unwanted Startup Programs
  1. Find the programs in the list that you want to disable.
Startup Programs
  1. Click the toggle switch.
Startup apps

2] Disable Unwanted Startup Programs via Task Manager

  1. Right click on the Taskbar and select – Task Manager.
task manager menu
  1. This will bring Task Manager window to your screen.
  2. Next, click the – Startup tab.
startup tab on task manager
  1. Look for the programs that you want to disable.
  2. Right-click the program and select – Disable.
Disable Unwanted Startup Programs on Windows 10
  1. That’s so simple, isn’t it!

3] Using System Configuration

  1. Press the – Win+R.
  2. Type – msconfig.
msconfig command Run dialog box
  1. Click the – Ok.
  2. You are into the System Configuration windows now.
  3. Select the – Startup.
  4. Click the link – Open Task Manager.
System Configuration Startup tab Open Task Manager
  1. On the Task Manager, click the – Startup.
  2. Simply locate and right-click the program.
  3. Choose the – Disable.
Right click Startup program Disable option
  1. System Configuration might ask you to restart your system to bring the effects.
  2. Click the – Restart.

Turning off Startup programs will certainly reduce the booting time of the Windows 10 system.

1] How to Disable Program from Startup in Windows 8, 10
2] Hide Task View and Search Toolbars From Windows 10 Taskbar

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Topics:  Windows 10
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. Nengah Archana


    thanks for assistance.

  2. Thank you, very easy.
    Saves lot of frustration.