1. Use the System Configuration Tool (msconfig): Accessing your computer’s System Configuration tool is one of the most basic ways to disable startup items. It is a built-in Windows utility that can be used to view, add, or delete the startup list.
2. Use Third-Party Software: Third-party software can make it easier to manage and automatically configure which programs start when you boot up. For example, CCleaner is a popular software that can scan through the startup items, offer descriptions of each item, and enable you to choose which ones to disable.
3. Manually Disable Services: Windows offers you a set of services that run on startup. You can manually disable these services from the services window. All you need to do is press Windows+R to open the Run command and type “services.msc” in the dialogue box. This will open the services window from which you can disable the unnecessary services.
4. Edit Registry Entries: Registry entries are used by Windows to store settings for every application and service running on your PC. Editing them gives you access to all the services and programs running on your PC and enables you to kill unnecessary startup items.