Alternative way to disable startup apps in Windows 10

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  1. w35t

    w35t [H]ard|Gawd

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    So the normal way to disable startup apps is in the task manager, but I have quite a few apps that startup with Windows not on that list. Main one I want to disable on startup is EVGA Precision, but there are others too.

    I miss the old way of going run, msconfig, startup tab, and unselecting whatever you want.

    I've done some searching but all I can find is the above method. Please haaaalp!
     
  2. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Gawd

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    Could try CCleaner? It has the option to enable/disable startup options. I'm not at home to check mine, but I think it lists a few more things than Task Manager?
     
  3. The-Tmann

    The-Tmann [H]ardness Supreme

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    let us know when you check
     
  4. tedych

    tedych Limp Gawd

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    I use the Autoruns program. I don't even remember if I ever used msconfig for this.
     
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  5. Grimham

    Grimham [H]ard|Gawd

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    If you aren't seeing them in the "Startup" list there's a good chance they are starting as services. Disable them there.
     
  6. modi123

    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Windows key -> type in "msconfig".

    You should have access to turn on and off what ever.. just make sure to be smart about what you are turning off.
     
  7. Shooter308

    Shooter308 Gawd

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    Like Grimham stated, disabling their services should do the trick.
     
  8. Kardonxt

    Kardonxt 2[H]4U

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    if you have a startup folder in your start menu make sure it is empty.

    More stubborn entries can also be found in regedit hkey current user \ software\ microsoft \ windows \ currentversion \ run and the same location under Hkey local machine
     
  9. Shooter308

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    I was going to state that too and even though most of us here should be able to navigate the registry and modify it without blowing up the OS, I hesitate to offer that option to just anyone. I've had to repair systems after a user corrupted the registry so bad, that a re-image was the only solution.
     
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    Brings up the System Configuration application but the Startup tab gives a link to Task Manager to disable Start Up tasks there instead in Windows 10.