How To Disable Programs at Windows 10 Startup To Improve PC Performance

Over the past few months, I've been receiving questions from my readers who are students and young professionals on how they can make their laptops run faster for online learning and their work-from-home jobs.

I've decided to come up with a few TechPinas articles filled with tips to answer the question -- but let me start with this.

One of the easiest things that you can do to make your laptop and desktop immediately run faster is to disable programs that run as soon as you start up your PC and continue running in the background, using valuable resources.

msconfig, How to Disable Programs at Start up Windows 10
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To do that, just follow these steps:

1. In your Windows 10 Search Bar in the lower left part of your screen, just type "msconfig".

2. In the search results tab, click on "System Configuration" as shown in the image above.

3. In the pop-up window, click on the Startup tab.

4. Click "Open Task Manager" link as shown in the image above.

Disable Programs at Windows 10 Start Up

5. You will see the Task Manager with a list of programs that have been optimized to run as soon as Windows starts. Simply right-click on the one you want to prevent from running during Windows Startup and tap "Disable".

Disable Programs at Windows 10 Start Up

6. Don't be shy to disable Windows programs that you hardly use, especially those with High startup impact. For example, if you use Google Chrome as your default internet browsing, then you might want to consider disabling Microsoft Edge from automatically running when you startup your PC.

Disable Programs at Windows 10 Start Up

7. Once you're done, simply close the Task Manager window

8. Click OK on the System Configuration window to apply the changes you've made.

9. Finally, simply restart your laptop or desktop.

By disabling several Medium to High startup impact programs, you should experience faster Windows 10 Startup time, fewer annoying windows that automatically pop up, and possibly, even improved PC performance with less programs running in the background.

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