How to manage startup programs on Windows 8

How To Manage Startup Programs On Windows 8

Startup applications are those that automatically run whenever our computer is booted and started. Normally whenever an Application is installed, it immediately adds to the windows startup programs if necessary. But there could be quite a few situations where you must Add or Remove these programs manually.

Windows 8 has come up with an excellent interface for Managing Startup Applications in to a location path with new and improvised Task Manager. Managing startup programs on windows 8 has become lot more easier than before. There are several ways to open Task Manager, lets see how we can Open Task manager before Adding or Removing Start up Program on Windows 8.

Manage Startup Programs Windows 8

Methods of Opening Task Manager:

METHOD 1:  Right Click on the Taskbar and select “Task Manager” from the popup.

Task Manager Windows 8

METHOD 2: From Desktop Press the “Win Key” then type “Task Manager” in Search bar. Then select “Task Manager” from the Search result.

Task Manager on Windows 8 Metro Interface

METHODS 3: Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and then click on Task Manager” from the list of options.

Alt Control Delete Task Manager Win 8

Now that we know how to get access to Task Manager, “How To Manage Startup Programs On Windows 8”

Steps to Add or Remove Startup Program on Windows 8

STEP 1:  Open the Task Manager by following the Any of the Methods Above.

STEP 2: Select the “StartUp” Tab.

Startup Task Manager Windows 8

STEP 3: Now Select any of the application from that list that is enabled (To Disable It).

Click on “Disable”.

(Note : you can even right click on the Application and select “Disable”)

Startup Manager Disable Button

STEP 4: If you wish to Enable any Disabled Application, Select any of the application from that list that is Disabled (To Enable It).

Click on “Enable”.

(Note : you can even right click on the Application and select “Enable”)

Startup Manager Enable Button

STEP 5: That’s it, you have successfully learned to Add or Remove Startup Program on Windows 8.

By following the steps above you can easily Enable/Disable any application during Startup of your PC. It will help you in increasing your PC’s loading time if you disable startup applications. If you are among those users who use some applications frequently, then by enabling those apps during startup may save your time.

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