Remove Any Automatic EXE From Windows Startup: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

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How to Remove Any Automatic EXE From Windows Startup: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

The Windows operating system is very well designed. It is easily possible to remove unwanted software at system startup. Sometimes the system gets slower when it has a lot of programs at startup of the computer.

We will show you how to disable EXE files or other unwanted things at startup to make your computer start faster.

How to remove automatic EXE, BAT or other software from Windows startup?

(Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10)

Steps 1:

Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen (where your open software is) to select “Task Manager”.

Steps 2:

Choose the “Startup” tab. You will be able to see all the software that is at startup of your computer.

Steps 3:

Simply right click on the software or EXE file you wish to remove from the list, and click on “Disabled”.

Steps 4:

Removed all the software that you do not want to see at startup, then restart the computer. This is the easiest way to remove software from your Windows startup.

For older versions of Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista or other)

Step 1 :

Start by clicking the Windows button at the bottom left to open the menu.

Steps 2:

Choose from the list, the icon executed and then write in the box for the text “msconfig”. This will bring up a new window called “System configuration”.

Steps 3:

Go to the “start” tab and you will be able to see exactly what it has when you start your Windows system.

Steps 4:

Simply, uncheck everything you do not want to have at startup, then simply click at the bottom of the page, applied and then OK.

Steps 5:

Restart your computer and the software, EXE or BATS files will be a distant memory. The fact of doing this technique does not delete the files, only the fact that it starts at the beginning of the system.

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Categories: Windows

Nicolas Desjardins

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