Manage Windows 8 Startup Application

When you start your Windows 8 system there are many start up programs that gets activated at the time of start up. This program utilizes the RAM and CPU resources during the startup. They also contribute in slowing down your system performance. If you have number of programs at the startup, the time to start the computer increases accordingly to boot up properly. Follow the tutorial here to know how you can configure the startup application in your Windows 8 PC.

manage windows 8 start up programs

As Windows 8 has changed its user interface or say the user Interface is quite different from the earlier versions of Windows OS, many users find difficulty in looking for certain programs or Apps. In order to configure Windows 8 that is to add or disable any startup programs or apps. Follow the steps given below.

Steps to Manage or Configure Windows 8 Startup Programs

To configure the startup programs firstly you need to open the system configuration window.

  • Press Windows key +R to open run dialog
  • Type in msconfig and hit enter. This will open the system configuration window.
  • Now, click on the startup tab, there you can see a list of items that runs at the start up. Simply uncheck the unnecessary startup programs that you don’t find necessary at the time of startup

system configuration win 8

  • To apply the changes made, hit on OK at the bottom of the window and Restart your system

Confirm Restart win8

Use Windows Registry to Configure Startup Applications

  • Bring up Run dialog box by pressing Windows key+ R and type regedit and hit OK to open windows registry
  • Upon prompted by UAC, click Yes to proceed
  • Next navigate to the entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run AND HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • In the right pane of Run or RunOnce, right click on a listed startup item that is to be removed, and click on Delete option
    Select Yes to confirm deletion
  • Once you are done close registry and r5estart to apply the changes.

If you wish to boost you Windows 8 start up, follow the steps described above, where you can add or disable any programs from the startup. It is always recommended to allow minimal applications during the startup so that the system boot up faster.


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