Manage Startup Programs

Manage Startup Programs


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Manage Startup Programs - How to manage startup programs in Windows 10

In time, almost every system running Windows 10 will have several applications loading on startup. Most of these applications will be things that you've intentionally installed and don't slow the system down. However, there will also be some applications that run in the background that either aren't needed or slow the start-up process down enough that it makes sense to disable them.

Some previous versions of Windows used "msconfig" to manage the startup list, but Windows 10 uses a much...
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Ian, you probably meant to have that second crop show a typical start-up list.
 
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Ian,
The startup tab on task manager seems to be missing some of the services that get started up. I can see them on the processes tab. For example the Acer Portal or Acer Cloud client.
Where is the windows 10 interface to that part of the startup configuration?
 

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It could be that they are background services. If you search for "services" from the search bar and run that app, it should show you a list of them all - just be careful not to disable any required Windows services.
 
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One thing that might help. I mess with 3rd party software. Sometimes they seem to get stuck in the start up tab, even after uninstalling. They need to be deleted manually. NOT for those who are timid with the use of the registry!

Here they are

Startup programs for current user:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Startup programs for currently logged on users (also applicable to current user):

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
(Where S-1-5-21-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX is the SID of the logged on user.)

Startup programs ran by System account (for all users):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

32-bit Startup programs on 64-bit system ran by System account (for all users):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 
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