Four Quick Steps To Change Startup Programs In Windows 7, 8.1 | Edit Startup Programs

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Whenever you boot up Windows, some programs will run automatically. Sometimes you might want a program to run on startup, but often these programs just take up resources and slow down the startup process. Thankfully, it is quite easy to change startup programs windows 7, 8.1,xp.

Easy Steps To Add Or Remove Startup Programs In Windows 7, 8.1

Change Startup Programs In Windows 7, 8.1 | Edit Startup Programs

Simple Steps To Configure Startup Programs

To add or remove startup programs Windows 7, you will have to find the built-in tool called “MSConfig”. To do this, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Click the Start button. – Type “msconfig” (without quotes) in the search field and press Enter.

Step 2: Press the Startup tab.

Step 3: Simply check/uncheck what programs run on startup.

Step 4:  Restart your computer.

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In Windows 8.1 this process has been made even easier by moving the list of startup programs to the Task Manager. The following steps will show you quick steps to change startup programs windows 8.1:

  • Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager, or use the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC shortcut.
  • Click on “More details”.
  • Press the Startup tab.
  • Use the Disable button to stop programs from running on startup. Restart your computer.

Some programs will automatically add themselves to the list of startup programs again. To avoid this look for a setting within the program’s options, where you can choose whether or not it should run on startup. Should you regret removing a startup program you can always go back and add it again.

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