If you have yet to embrace its colorful tiles and menus, then you are missing out, especially if you have a Windows tablet or touchscreen laptop. Turn this option on and pick the accent color you'd like to use from the options above. Disabling programs from loading at startup does not impact their use in any way. Without doing your homework, you could end up disabling an important application such as your antivirus program. Many entries have names that aren't self-explanatory. Step 2: Open System in Settings.
Repeat for all programs not required during boot. For instance, you may have noticed icons in the notification area also known as the system tray in the far-right portion of the taskbar. Bonkers About Tech is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. From the pop-up menu, click on the command for Task Manager. I only have one user profile on this computer. You'll see a list of all the applications that start up automatically each time Windows loads. To make a program load with Windows, please refer to our guide.
If you have to run a program that gets kicked out of your startup process, you can simply launch it manually from its Start menu or Start screen shortcut. Been doing that for as long as I've been using Windows 10; especially with Office 365. Now that you know the lay of the Start menu land, let's get to the ways in which you can customize it. This is simple to do, and you can use a free online converter like or to do it. You'll see a list of programs that start when your computer starts. That last metric is just a measurement of how long it takes the app to start.
Now it's wise to allow certain programs such as Anti-Virus, Firewalls etc to start when Windows starts, but for others, they're just a drain on resources and can take Windows longer to boot up as a result. Other Methods In Windows or in third-party applications, you can find more ways to manage startup programs. Step 3: Select a program from the Programs list and tap Set this program as default. Am I missing a step or going about it all wrong? You'll find five different modes: High, Medium, Low, None, and Not measured. Clicking on All Apps shows me the alphabetical listing of I think all the apps on my computer.
The two methods above should suit your needs, but feel free to explore other options if you are curious. The changes I make never actually happen in the start menu. This is the only thing that it changes intentionally and does actually change the startup sound as intended. If you made any changes, you'll be prompted to restart the computer. Just drag on tile on top of another tile to create a folder of like-minded tiles. Am I missing a step or going about it all wrong? To be clear, I'm not trying to delete tiles.
Here is the alternative addresses, this can you use to create a new Windows 10 desktop shortcut. However, you may find that the more you use your computer, the slower boot time gets. Could you give us a screen shot? Those that came with Windows 10 and those I've installed, such as Office 365. Step 2 Once you have Task Manager open, click 'More details'. If you see the following view of Task Manager, click More details to see the full-version. Look through the search results and you should find information on whether or not the program should be barred from startup.
So switching off Fast Boot can restore your startup sound. Step 3 In the 'Start-up' tab, you'll see a list of programs that start as Windows starts. You don't have to restart it immediately, but the changes won't take effect until you do. In Startup Sound Changer, click Replace, then navigate to your jingle and add it. Editors' note: This How To post was originally published on January 26, 2015 and has since been updated to include new information. Image-4 Auto-Star a webpage in default Browser! Never stop antivirus, firewall and other security software from starting with Windows.
Tip There's probably a lot of programs on your computer if you've had it for a while, so it's only natural to forget what some of the programs do. Note that when you disable a startup app, Windows does not stop the app from running immediately. Clicking on All Apps shows me the alphabetical listing of I think all the apps on my computer. Download , extract it, then run it. You can click on the column header at the top of the column and sort the programs ascending or descending by how much they affect the Windows startup time.