Windows operating system has a function which will start applications during system start. We call this function as
Startup Programs. This feature is generally very useful but in some cases, it may be unnecessary and slow down the performance of the system.
Open System Configuration via Run
The System Configuration tool is used to set, enable, disable startup applications and programs. We can open System Configuration in different ways. We can use
Run application in order to open System Configuration. We will run
msconfig.exe from Run.
Open System Configuration via Start
There is also more easy way to open System Configuration applications where we will simply search in applications in the Start menu. We will just write
msconfig.exe where the System Configuration application will be listed.
Open System Configuration via Command Line
Command line or cmd.exe can be used to open System Configuration. We will just use
msconfig.exe from the command line.
Navigate To The Startup Tab
After opening the System Configuration we will navigate to the
Startup tab where the startup applications will be listed. We can see below there is only single applications or startup Item named
List Startup Programs or Applications
Existing Startup Programs or Applications will be listed after opening System Configuration -> Startup tab. There are following information about Applications or Programs.
- `Startup Item` is the name of the Startup Program
- `Manufacturer` is the name of the Startup Program creator which is `VMware` in this case
- `Command` is the name and path of the command or program which will run after startup.
- `Location` is the registry path is of the current Startup Program
- `Date Disabled` is the
Enable Startup Program or Application
Startup Programs can be easily enabled by enabling the tick which is located the start of the line.
Disable Startup Program or Application
We can also enable the Startup Application by disabling or clicking the tick like below.
Enable All Startup Applications
We can enable all existing startup applications easily. We can use
Enable all button which will enable all existing enabled or disabled Startup Applications.
Disable All Startup Applications
We can disable all existing startup applications easily. We can use
Disable all button which will disable all existing enabled or disabled Startup Applications.
Save Changes and Restart System
After making some changes we need to save the configuration changes. We will use
Apply buttons like below.
After we completed the save we will see a Reboot request like below. We have two options where we can click
Restart which will restart the system immediately or we can click
Exit without restart