When you turn on your Windows 10/11 PC, several services and programs load with Windows 10/11. One of the best ways to speed up your Windows 10 boot is to prevent unwanted programs from loading with Windows 10. But how do you know which programs are starting along with Windows 10/11?
There are multiple ways out there to view programs that start with Windows 10/11. Following are the two easy ways to view all the applications that load with Windows 10/11.
Tip: If your PC is using a traditional hard disk drive, you can speed up the Windows 10/11 boot and improve your PC’s overall performance by five times by replacing the HDD with SSD. Refer to our how-to check if your PC has an SSD or HDD guide for directions.
Method 1 of 2
View startup apps in Windows 10/11 via Settings
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps > Startup page.
Step 2: The Startup page displays applications that load with Windows 10/11. If a program is loading with Windows 10/11, the toggle button next to the program/app’s entry will be in the “On” position. To prevent a program from starting with Windows 10/11, move the toggle button present next to the application entry to the Off position. That is it!
The page also displays the programs that have a high impact on the Windows 10/11 startup. High-impact programs usually slow down the Windows boot. So, try to stop these programs from loading with Windows 10/11.
Method 2 of 2
View startup programs via Task Manager in Windows 10/11
This is the classic way to view programs that start with Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Task Manager by right-clicking on an empty spot on the taskbar and then clicking on the Task Manager option. Alternatively, use Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open the Task Manager quickly.
Step 2: In the Task Manager, click on the More details button to expand the Task Manager.
Step 3: Switch to the Startup tab. As you can see, the tab displays programs that automatically load with Windows 10/11. The Status column displays which programs are enabled and disabled. To stop a program from starting with Windows 10, right-click on the program’s entry and then click the Disable option. As simple as that!
We recommend you go through all entries and disable programs that you find not necessary. You can always white-list programs again. Additionally, the Startup impact column shows the impact of programs on the Windows 10 startup. We recommend you disable all programs (after evaluating) that have a high impact.
When you are in doubt, right-click on the program’s entry and then click the Search online option to learn more about the program.