How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows 11’s Settings App
As a Windows 11 user, you may be wondering how to manage startup programs. Startup programs are the programs that automatically run when your computer starts up. These programs can be useful, such as a security program or a productivity tool, but they can also be a drain on your system resources and slow down your computer startup time. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to manage startup programs in Windows 11’s Settings app.
Step 1: Open Windows 11’s Settings App
To manage startup programs in Windows 11, you first need to open the Settings app. You can do this by clicking on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen, and then click on the gear icon. Alternatively, you can press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Go to the Startup Tab
Once you’re in the Settings app, look for the “System” option and click on it. Then click on the “Startup” tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
Step 3: Manage Startup Programs
On the Startup tab, you will see a list of all the apps that are currently set to run when your computer starts up. You can toggle the switch next to each app to turn it off or on. Turning off an app means it will not run when your computer starts up.
You can also see how much impact each app has on your startup time by looking at the “Startup impact” column. The apps with a high startup impact can have a bigger effect on how long it takes for your computer to start up.
Step 4: Add or Remove Startup Programs
If you want to add or remove a startup program, click on the “Add” button or the “Remove” button respectively. To add a program, browse to the app’s executable file location and select it. To remove a program, simply click on the app’s name and then click the “Remove” button.
Step 5: Save Your Changes
Once you have made the changes to your startup programs, don’t forget to click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the screen to apply your changes.
Managing startup programs in Windows 11’s Settings app is a quick and easy way to optimize your computer’s startup time and performance.