There might be times when some applications become troublesome and/or reduce the performance of the computer and/or increase the booting time as a result of automatically loading when Windows starts up.
To resolve this, administrators mostly prevent the applications from automatically running every time the PC starts. This can be done by disabling the AutoRun configuration of those applications individually by going to the Task Manager.
How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows 8?
Step-by-step instructions are given below:
- Log on to Windows 8 computer with the administrator account.
- Click Desktop tile from the Start screen to go to the desktop.
- Once on the desktop screen, right-click the taskbar.
- From the displayed menu, click Task Manager.
- From the bottom of the displayed Task Manager, click More details to display the advanced options.
- Once displayed, go to the Startup tab.
- On the selected tab, right-click the program that is to be disabled to run on startup.
- From the displayed menu, click Disable to prevent the selected program from running on startup in Windows 8.
- Close the Task Manager when done.
Note: In order to allow a disabled program to run on startup, follow step 1 to 7. Once on step 8, click Enable.