How to Disable Auto-Start Applications on Windows Startup

When you turn on your computer does it take forever for everything to load up? With this tech tip you will be able to choose which startup programs you want to run, greatly increasing your startup speed.


In order for you to do this you must be logged into your computer and have administrator rights.

  1. Click Start and type msconfig in the search or run box.

  2. A small System Configuration Utility dialog box will appear with many different options.

  3. Select the Startup tab.

  4. Select the applications that you want to disable from windows startup.

  5. Click Apply to save the changes then click OK to finish the process.

  6. Close all programs and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

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