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Disable startup items in Windows 10

Disabling startup items in Windows 10 has changed from the conventional way of doing it.

Prior to Windows 10 you can navigate to program items and select the startup option. The registry option might still be the same but don’t mess up with the registry if you are not familiar with it.

In Windows 10 disabling startup items is part of the Task Manager option.

To launch task manager in Windows 10, right click on an empty space on the taskbar and select task manager.

Or press the ctrl+alt+del (press together) and click on task manager.

Another way to launch task manager is to use the windows run box. Press “windows key + r” together to launch run box and type “taskmgr” then press enter key or click the “OK” button. (See 
screen shot below for the run box)

On Task Manager Window select the “Startup” tab and select the item you want to disable. Right click on the program and click on disable or select the disable button at the bottom of the window.

If the “disable” option is grayed out or you are not able to click then you need to contact your system administrator. Or simply logout and login with the admin rights and disable the startup item.

See screen shot below for the task manager.

 Till next time..Hope it helps..


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