How to Disable Startup Programs in Command Mode

By Contributing Writer

Using the command line in Microsoft Windows, you can disable start up modes of programs installed on your machine.

Step 1

Click the "Start" button in the bottom left hand corner of your Windows screen.

Step 2

Click the "Run" button. Alternatively, if you have a search box, you can enter "Run" and click the "Enter" key.

Step 3

The run command line will open. In the command line, type "msconfig" and hit the "Enter" key.

Step 4

The System Configuration Utility will appear. Click the "Startup" tab. Here, place a check next to every program that you want to start up automatically when you boot Windows. Remove the checks for every program you do not want to start up when you boot windows.

Step 5

When you are done making the selections, click the "Apply" button, then the "OK" button.

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