Remove Unwanted Programs from Startup on Windows

It feels lack of control on computer when some unwanted programs starts when you start computer.It may also slow down the boot. We are here for solution.

  1. Start Run (shortcut key : win+R) and runmsconfig
    Run msconfig
    Run msconfig


  2. Goto Startup tab
    Run -> msconfig -> Startup
    Run -> msconfig -> Startup


  3. Deselect every unwanted programs and you’re done !



It was so easy isn’t it. You want more geeky way to do this ? here it is by editing registry.

The Geek Style

1.Start Run (shortcut key : win+R) and run “regedit”

2.Explore the registry separately 

For local user registries  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\


 For all users registries HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ 

It would look like this


(sorry i can’t put up a screenshot of whole registry tree because it’s out of bounds of my monitor)

3.Delete the values of programs you don’t need to Startup.

Although you can add values to Startup  your own programs !


Give it a name  and RightClick to modify the value.Value should be a valid execution command. Common format of execution command for non-geeks  “path to .exe” <argument> path is better written within double quotes however arguments may be optional

A simple example guess what will it startup:


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