Windows - Disabling Startup Applications

How to disable startup applications in Windows.

  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Startup tab.
  3. Right-click on the item you wish to prevent from starting when the computer boots.
  4. Select Disable.
If the Disable option is grayed-out, you must run Task Manager as an administrator. You may need to use Make Me Admin first - see Make Me Admin (Windows).

Keywords:start boot program apps items   Doc ID:98135
Owner:David H.Group:Learning Support Services
Created:2020-02-20 14:00 CDTUpdated:2020-02-20 14:07 CDT
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