Windows offers a feature in the Control Panel called System Configuration that lets you disable startup programs. This program helps conserve system resources and startup time by allowing you to choose which programs should be loaded at startup.
To access this feature, start by opening the Start Menu and typing in “msconfig.” When the System Configuration window appears, click on the “Startup” tab. This will open up a list of all your installed programs, each with a checkbox next to it.
To disable a program from running at startup, simply uncheck the box next to it. Once you have made your changes, click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the window, followed by the “OK” button. A message may appear warning you that changes have been made to the system configuration, and you will need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
If you ever change your mind and want to re-enable a program, simply recheck the box next to it in the System Configuration window. Once you have made your changes, click on the “Apply” button and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
There are some programs in the list of startup programs that you may not recognize. Before disabling something here, make sure you know what it is. Some programs perform essential operating system tasks, so you don’t want to disable it accidentally. In general, it’s best not to disable anything unless you know what it is.
Disabling startup programs can help improve system performance and boot times, as well as conserve system resources. However, if you disable a program that is used frequently, it can slow down your system. It’s best to experiment with different programs and see how it affects your system before committing to any changes.