Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

Speedup boot process, disabling startup programs in Windows 10. The operating system itself is fast but as soon you install more and more programs and apps, many programs automatically set themselves to initiate at the windows startup (most commonly the auto-updates), and it can substantially slow down the boot process.

You can disable all programs, it wont cause any harm to the PC. Here I will describe how to disable startup programs/apps on Windows 10 and make the Startup of windows 10 faster again.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 10

Right-click on any empty space on the taskbar and select Task Manager from the menu.

When Task Manager opens, select the startup tab.

In the startup Tab, Look for the program that you want to disable. You can select the program to be disabled based on the degree of impact that the program makes. High Impact means that the program is causing the startup process to slow down very significantly.

After you find the program or app that you want to disable just right click on the app and select disable.

Alternatively, Select the program/app and click on the disable button in the bottom right corner of the task manager.

If you are unsure about any program that you want to disable, windows 10 has the feature of providing more information about each program. When you right-click on any program in Step No. 5, you will find more options about any selected program and this can help you identify the program you wish to disable.

If you are thinking, which program is necessary at the startup? The answer is none of the programs is necessary at startup, each one of them can be disabled, and the window will startup without any glitch. However, some programs might be handy and ready to use, if enabled at startup, otherwise you will need to start them manually.


If you are using HDD (Hard Disk Drive), you should think about upgrading your hard disk to SSD (Solid State Drive) for faster performance of PC. SSD also increases the speed of the startups, window installations, applications usage hence increasing the overall speed of the PC/Laptop.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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