Disable Startup Programs in Windows 11

Windows 11 comes with numerous features, and some of them are a bit similar to Windows 10. Windows 11 features various startup apps just like Windows 10.

And let us define what actually the startup apps are: Startup apps are any software programs or utilities that are launched automatically when you turn on your computer, it is also known as boot-up programs.

Note: The more startup apps / software programs there is will cause your PC to boot significantly slower.

In this article, we are going to show you how you can disable startup apps to improve your PC boot speed. Follow the below steps to manage your startup apps in Windows 11.

Disable Startup Programs in Windows 11

Click on the Windows Start Menu, type MSConfig in the search box, it will show the results as System Configuration. On the right side of the options, click on Open to open System Configuration.

It will show some of the options like General, Boot, Services, Startup, and Tools, Click on the startup tab. It will show all the options to open task manager, click on it to open the Windows Task Manager.

This will open the Startup application manager in Windows task manager so that you can manage startup applications.

Here, you can enable, disable start-up applications. To do so, right-click on the application you want to modify the startup options for.

The applications shown as Enabled in the status category will have the option to disable the application.

The applications in showed as Disabled in the status category will show the option to Enable at startup.

You can also access the Windows Task Manager by press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc key altogether. From here, you can go to the startup tab and then click can enable/disable the startup applications.

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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