How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 11 ( 3 Ways)

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Disable Startup Programs using the Settings app

  1. In Windows, launch the Settings app.
  2. On the left side of Settings, choose Apps and Select the Startup navigation option.
  3. To disable any startup apps that are now active, click the toggle switches next to them.


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Disable All Startup Programs using the MSConfig app

  1. Open the Run window by pressing Win + R on the keyboard.
  2. In the Run text box, type msconfig.
  3. To open MSConfig, click the OK button.
  4. To disable this feature, uncheck the Load startup items checkbox on the General tab.
  5. To save the updated boot settings, click Apply and select the OK button.
  6. On the dialogue box prompt, click Restart.


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Disable Startup Programs using theTask Manager app

  1. In Windows, launch the Task Manager app.
  2. Navigate to the Startup tab.
  3. Click the Disable option after right-clicking on the enabled application.
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