Are you Facing Slow computer start? You should probably learn How to change startup programs windows 8. Remove startup programs from Windows 8 Startup Folder and Optimize your PC.
Many windows 8 users including me always make a complain about slow startup and unknown software start with the computer. Sometimes those programs consume lot of RAM memory at the start point of computer startup. Now in Windows 8 system utility will play a big role. You will be able to tweak your windows 8 as per your need. First of all Enable Windows 7 like Start Menu and Start button in Windows 7 if you are windows 8 user to make our work easier.
How can Startup Programs Make your Computer Slow?
When we install any program, we accidentally click on a option to start that particular program with computer start. When there are more than two or three programs store in startup program folder in our computer, They start making our computer slow just from the time of you start your computer. If you close that program on startup, they still active on the tray icon and slowing your computer.
How to Change Programs from Startup Folder?
You can easily remove any particular programs from startup or Disable whole startup function. Don’t worry you can Re enable Startup programs anytime without any third party tools or utility.
Remove Program from Startup Folder: This will remove just program entry from startup folder and Order system not to start that program at the time of computer startup.
1Click on Start button of you Windows 7 or Windows 8 and Click on Programs.
Note: Windows 8 User can enable Windows 8 Start Menu to enjoy easy access to lots of programs and features.
2When you click on Programs, Startup Folder will be there with other Windows utility. Watch YouTube video if you are getting confuse.
3Right Click on Startup Folder and Click on “Delete” option. When you will click on Starup Folder, some programs which starts with start up will be there in your Windows 8. You can delete those particular program from start up folder and avoid whole folder deletion. It may be possible that you require some of them startup programs.
How to Remove or Edit Startup Programs in Windows 8
This is a update in this post. Today I accidentally changed Startup Programs in windows 8 using another way which was completely new. As you know already that Microsoft has improved Windows 8 task manager at its best level. We can remove or edit start up programs from task manager very easily.
1Right click on Task bar and Choose Task Manager. You can press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” button and Select Task Manager when right click is not working or disable.
2Task Manager will be open on your desktop. Point to “Startup” Tab.
3You will see list of programs which will start at windows 8 start up. Click on any program and Click Disable. If you have disable any program earlier then you can enable program from here too. Just select disabled program and Click on Enable.
4To check that program is disabled or not now, Restart your win 8 operating system.
Changing or Edit Startup Programs Using Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
Win 8 has great capability of keyboard shortcuts. In the next generation windows user will operate most of functions and applications using keyboard shortcuts. You can change or edit start up program using one its keyboard shortcut procedure.
- Press Windows button and without releasing it press R button from keyboard. (Note: Windows button is the button which you can easily find from your keyboard with windows icon. That is windows button.)
- Run window will be open when your press combination of Windows+R buttons.
- Type “shell:startup” command in the Run command box.
- Windows Start up Folder will be open.
- Delete application shortcut icon from start up folder to delete that application.
- If you want to add any application and want to start it with computer start then add that application’s shortcut in this folder.
- This is how you can edit Start up programs.
Disable Windows 7 Start Up Programs Using MS CONFIG Utility
There is another way that can help you to stop such painful starting up programs. This will require your more attention.
1Click on Start Button of Windows and type “msconfig” in the box of search. You can run a Run command and type “msconfig” into it and press enter. A System Configuration Window will be open.
2Click on Startup Tab in System Configuration Window. Do not change any further settings in System configuration.
3Untick programs which you do not like to start with computer start up.
4Click Apply and OK.
5Reboot computer same time or later to see faster start up in your Windows.
Note: Above tweak works in both Windows 7 and Windows 8. No different between both of them.
How to Change Start up Program in Windows 8 Video
Reason behind the Article: Yesterday i had installed a small utility which checks internet data uses. I made a mistake and tick a option to start that program at the time of computer start. I notice today morning that my PC was quite slow and I realize that utility could be a cause of slow startup. I removed that entry from startup and now My PC starts very Fast.
Rehana Shaikh is author of Change Startup Programs Windows 7 and Windows 8.