How To Identify And Disable Unnecessary Windows 10 Startup Programs (2020)
- January 7, 2020
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Identify And Disable Unnecessary Windows 10 Startup Programs in 2020, This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
Skills Obtained In This Lesson:
Risk Analysis Of This Lesson:
Why Learning How To Identify And Disable Unnecessary Windows 10 Startup Programs (2020) Is Important:
Is Optimizing Startup Really Worth It?
Optimizing Microsoft Windows startup is a beneficial skill to have. Many people benefit significantly from this tweak. One of the most common complaints IT professionals encounter when working with Windows computers is how slow they run. Many times users associate slow boot-up times with a slow computer. So mitigating slow performance on power-up can help steer perceptions in your favor. The first and most time-consuming method for optimizing Windows startup is to use Google. Although it is the most time-consuming, it is the most thorough and practical.
Generally, the extra time spent doing this method is worth the investment. It’s worth it because startup items can have awkward names and identifiers. Some software developers even change the name of the start of an item which can lead to confusion. Utilizing Google as a resource during this process allows you to work with the most recent information available. Ultimately, the goal is to remove as many useless applications as possible from startup. The term useless here can be relative.
What About Applications The User Finds Useful?
Some users may find applications useful that are non-essential to the operation of the machine. During the process of removal, it is vital to consult the user of the machine during this process. To disable startup items, go into the start menu and type in Task Manager. Then launch the Task Manager or just press enter. Once inside the Task Manager, choose the startup tab. The startup tab displays a list of software application names.
At this point, you go back to Google and do a search for the application name and add something like “is essential?” to the end of the phrase. What we’re looking for here is a website that details the precise function of each startup item. Once you’ve established it is a non-critical startup item, click the disable button in the bottom right-hand corner of the task manager. If you are unsure whether an item is critical or not, it is generally best to leave them alone.