Control Startup Apps & Programs in Windows 10 Version 1803 (and newer)
Windows has never been very good at providing a means for users to control startup programs. Too many programs starting with Window can significantly increase boot time – and because programs that start with Windows run in the background – too many programs starting with Windows can measurably affect your computer’s performance.
And while Windows 10 Version 1803 (April 2018 Update) makes it easier to control startup program, it isn’t the best solution. It falls into the “better-than-nothing” category.
But using Windows Startup feature is better than nothing and it does let you see some of programs that most impact your computer’s startup. It also allows you to easily disable startup apps/programs.
Let’s get to it:
- Open Settings (Right-click the Start button click “Settings”).
- Click on Apps
- In “Apps” click on Startup in the menu in the left pane.
If you look above, you’ll see I have sorted the startups by impact – meaning the programs that affect boot time and/or computer performance the most – at least according to Windows.
And below you can see I have all the startups listed – turned off- meaning they won’t start with Windows and they won’t run in the background either. I can still run them whenever I want to by using clicking on their shortcuts.
Note… this is a newly formatted test machine and there’s not much installed on it. Your list of startups will probably be much longer.
The problem Windows startup control is that it is not comprehensive and usually isn’t a complete listing of all programs starting with Windows. But it is better than nothing… and it’s at least worth a look.