Are you tired of watching your computer boot? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. No matter how good you are at keeping your computer up to date and clean, all computers slow down after some time. Although there are many possible reasons for your computer booting slow, the most common cause is all the software that’s trying to run with your Windows startup.
As you use your computer system; many drivers, programs, and devices get installed on PC, making the startup process even longer. It further slows the boot time. If your computer takes more than 5 minutes to boot, it’s high time you start using a tool that makes your computer start much faster.
Startup Sentinel for Windows 11/10
There are many different startup-tweaking programs for Windows, but today, I am reviewing the Startup Sentinel. As a completely developed and detailed optimization tool, Startup Sentinel gives detailed information about programs and services that start with your Windows computer system. It analyses the apps running at Windows startup and helps classify those that are not important and can be disabled.
Downloading Startup Sentinel was extremely easy, and thankfully I downloaded the lite version of the software, and so the publishers didn’t try to push additional add-on software on my PC. It is a lightweight and small program and starts scanning your computer system immediately when opened.
Within a few seconds program displays the complete list of the applications running with the startup of my computer system. The list is very comprehensive and shows the location of the application, name, and command, explaining the purpose of each program and service.
Disable Windows Startup programs
Startup Sentinel will help you disable startup programs. It also has the option of adding files into ‘Black list’ and ‘White list’. If you do not want a program to get into your Startup list again, you can add it to the Black List. It also can show you the detailed log of your Startup in a .txt file.
In a nutshell, Startup Sentinel is a nice free utility. The only feature it lacks, according to me is ‘Restore Feature’. There should be a restore feature in case we remove some program by mistake. Furthermore, there is no Help file, but the ‘About’ button shows the links of the developer’s website and forum which is quite helpful.
How do I stop my Sentinel from opening on startup?
By default, Startup Sentinel runs automatically on startup so that you can get the best experience while managing new apps. However, if you do not want it to run on log-on, you can stop the app accordingly. For that, you need to open the app and click on the Options. Select the Settings and remove the tick from the Load at startup checkbox. Then, click the Save button.
How do I permanently disable startup programs?
There are multiple ways to disable startup programs. For example, you can remove startup programs using Task Manager, Windows Settings, or by using a third-party tool like Startup Sentinel. Windows 11 and Windows 10’s Task Manager are pretty handy. However, if you do not like to use that, you can always opt for third-party apps.
You can download the software here. Make sure you download its Lite version from its download page.
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