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Adapt Windows 8 startup programs: step by step

There are different programs that start automatically when the computer is turned on. This is done so that the most important functions are active as soon as the operating system has loaded and you want to start using your computer. Additionally, the feature also prevents users from always having to manually open the programs they use often. However, there are also programs that are listed autonomously at the time of installation and whose automatic start is not always necessary, especially if you do not use them that often. You can adapt the list of Windows 8 startup programs according to your preferences to improve the performance and operability of your computer . We explain how to view, add and disable startup programs in Windows 8..

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  1. What are the benefits of adapting the Windows 8 startup folder?
  2. How to open the Windows 8 startup folder?
  3. Windows 8 startup programs: add and remove programs from the Windows 8 startup

What are the benefits of adapting the Windows 8 startup folder?

Adding applications to Windows 8 startup programs can be highly recommended, especially if they are programs you use often. This way you don't have to start them manually, saving time and simplifying your work routine . Likewise, it is very easy to remove unwanted programs from the list, thereby reducing the load the computer is exposed to, which will start up faster. Above all, annoying malware usually starts from the Windows startup folder and slows down the computer's startup process.

Of course, there are also applications that must always be part of the Windows 8 startup programs. This is the case of applications relevant to the operation of the operating system or the antivirus program , with which the computer is protected from the first moment..

How to open the Windows 8 startup folder?

The home folder is located in the user's directory. The easiest way to get to the folder is the Run window. You only need to perform two steps:

  1. Press the [Windows] + [R] keys and the dialog box opens
  2. Now type the following command in the window: shell: startup
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The faster way to access the Windows 8 startup folder: press [Windows] + [R], type? Shell: startup? and click? OK ?.

Windows 8 startup programs: add and remove programs from the Windows 8 startup

There are different ways to remove programs from the Windows 8 startup folder or add new programs.

  1. As a first step, always open the home folder as described above.
  2. Now, click with the right mouse button and select the menu items? New ? Y ? Direct access ?.
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  1. Select the desired program in the indicated folder structure. Important: the file must always have the extension.exe .
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  1. Now choose a name for the shortcut and click? Finish ? The corresponding shortcut has been created in the home folder.
  2. If you want to remove programs from the Windows 8 startup folder, you just have to delete the corresponding shortcuts. To do this, select the desired shortcut with the right mouse button and left click on? Delete ?

In addition, with the Task Manager you can adapt the program in the Windows 8 startup folder. To access this item, press the key combination [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DELETE] . In the tab? Home ? All programs that start as soon as the computer is turned on are listed. Unlike the home folder we discussed earlier, on the? Home? In the Task Manager, mostly system programs appear. If you click on the program and the button? Disable ? You can disable the program from the autostart list..

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Windows 8 Task Manager in the? Start? Tab: Here you can add, remove and change the priority of startup programs.
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We also explain how to adapt Windows 7 startup programs and Windows 10 startup programs.


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