Stop apps from opening or running at startup in Windows 10

Most of us are aware of the procedure to manage startup items via MSCONFIG or Task Manager in Windows 8/7. Now if you are using Windows 10, then this version offers you a way to manage startup programs or apps via Settings as well.

Stop apps from opening at startup in Windows 10

Stop apps from opening or running at startup in Windows 10

Some installed software and apps start automatically when you log in, and that is because they add items to the startup list. This can slow down your computer, and so it is always a good idea to disable the one’s you do not need. In this post, we will see how you can manage the startup apps via the Settings panel.

From the WinX Menu, open Windows Settings and head over to Apps > Startup.

On your right-hand side, you will find some apps which start automatically when you log in to your system. Every app comes with a toggle button that you can use to enable or disable their startup status.

You can also find the impact of these apps on system startup. For example, you can see High, Medium, Low, No impact under the toggle button. If your system has not measured the impact, it will display Not measured.

It is to be noted that this is an additional way to control the startup programs, and you can still manage the startup programs using the Task Manager in Windows 10.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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