How to set Windows Startup using Task Manager

By | November 21, 2017

Many people feel that Windows startup is gradually getting late as compared with time when first installing Windows on the PC.

One cause is that as you install Windows applications, installing various applications such as games, image processing, and e-mails, Windows is slower and has a long time to prepare before doing something.

The first possible way to speed up Windows startup as quickly as possible is to control Windows Startup program that runs after logging in Windows. We expect you to speed up Windows to removing unnecessary programs from Startup Program item.

Task Manager

Task Manager displays details such as programs, processes, and services running on your computer.




You can use Task Manager to monitor the performance of your computer and to quit a program that does not move freezing in use.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Starting task manager

▼ There are several ways to start the Task Manager. First, right-click on 1 Start button or 2Taskbar and click Task Manager.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

▼ Second, press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, click 1Task Manager.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

▼ Or, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys, click 1Task Manager.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

▼ You can also open Task Manager in the Search Box. Enter 1task, and click 2Task Manager from search results.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Run

▼ As below, press Windows + R key to open Run, and enter 1taskmgr. Click 2OKbutton.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Startup

Windows has two startup folder locations. There are folder paths that apply to all user accounts and only to the current user account. First, The path where the startup folder applied to all users is stored is as follows.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

To quick access Startup Folder for All Users, enter 1shell:startup in text box of Run. Click 2OKbutton.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager


▼ In the case of User currently logged in, Startup list is stored in the following folder.

C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

To quick access Startup Folder for Current User, enter 1shell:common startup in text box of Run. Click 2OKbutton.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

▼ Because 1ProgramData folder is a hidden folder, you can see it by checking View > 2hidden item on Windows File Explorer as shown below.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Adding Startup

To add a program to startup just, open the above startup folder for current user folder and specify the shortcut of the program you want to start up as shown below. Right-click in blank space and 1New > Shortcut, for example, text document.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

▼ Then you can see that 1it has been added to the Startup item of Task Manager as shown below.

To delete it, select shortcut from the above Startup folder and press Delete key on the keyboard. It will also disappear from the Startup item in Task Manager.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Disable Startup

Then, it is easy to stop unnecessary programs from Startup. Simply right-click on the program you want to disable and select 1Disable, or Disable button.

If you restart Windows this way, the disabled startup application will not be runned, so it will take a little more time to Windows startup.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

Restart Startup

If you want to start the disabled startup program again, right-click on the program and select 1Enable or Enable button.

Windows 10 Startup using Task manager

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