Article ID : 00225429 / Last Modified : 15/03/2019

How to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically in Windows 10

    Follow these steps to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically when the computer is started.

    IMPORTANT: Disabling a startup item may change the way an application functions or disable automated processes.

    1. Click the Start button, then in the Search programs and files box, type: System Configuration.
       
    2. In the System Configuration window, click the Startup tab.
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    3. On the Startup tab, click on Open Task Manager.
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    4. In the Task Manager window, select the desired item to prevent it from loading at startup and click the Disable button.
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    5. The task will be disabled when you Restart your computer.