How To Enable Or Disable Startup Programs In Windows 11?

Summary: Want a program to boot up right away on boot? There are too many boot programs that drag down the Windows 11 boot time. Here’s how to enable or disable startup programs in Windows 11.

Overview Startup Programs

Windows 11 startup programs mean applications that automatically start when you turn on your computer. These programs are launched from the Windows 11 startup folder. This feature is helpful for programs that you use a lot, and some programs are designed to start automatically. Allowing unnecessary apps to run at Startup may increase the time to start Windows, leading to performance issues. It can slow down your computer and causes computer problems like a bootable failure, system crash, black screen, etc.

In this article, we will teach you the methods to view the startup programs in Windows 11 as well as the methods to enable or disable startup programs in Windows 11.

Methods to View Startup Programs In Windows 11

Method 1: Via Windows Search

  1. Type startup apps in the search box, and click Startup Apps System Settings to open it.
  2. Then you can see the list of your Windows 11 startup apps.

Method 2: From Windows Settings

  1. Press the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open Windows Settings.
  2. Click Apps in the left panel.
  3. Scroll down in the right window to click the Startup option.
  4. In the Startup Apps section, you can check what programs are configured to start when you log in.

Methods to Enable or Disable Startup Apps

Method 1: Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Task Manager

  1. Press Win + X and choose Task Manager.
  2. From the Task Manager, you can go to the Startup tab to enable or disable a particular application.
  3. Select an app from the Startup list you want to change, and select Disable at the bottom. Similarly, if you want to enable a program to startup automatically, click the app and select Enable at the bottom.task manager-enbale

Method 2: Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Windows Settings

  1. Press the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open Windows Settings.
  2. Click on Apps on the left side, and click on Apps & features on the right side.
  3. Select an app from the appeared list you want. Click on the three dots of an app, and click on Advanced 11-app features
  4. Move to Runs at log-in, then turn on or off the toggle switch for the apps you want to add or remove from Startup.


Through the above methods, you can enable or disable programs in Windows 11 freely. Because unnecessary apps don’t open at the start and don’t stay running in the background, you can save your computer’s resources, allowing it to run faster. If you have any problem during the above operations or other computer issues, please leave a comment below

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