If your PC gets off to a slow start it may be because of the number of apps that launch at startup. Here’s how to take control. Start by clicking the Windows Start Button and selecting the Settings icon.

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Then choose Apps.

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Then select Startup from the panel at the left.

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Scroll down and look at the apps. If you see something that doesn’t really need to be active at launch, you can slide it to the Off position. If you aren’t sure what something is, you’ll want to do some research.

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Under each switch, it shows how much impact the app has on startup.

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If you aren’t sure which apps are slowing you down, you can experiment by turning them off one at a time. (You’ll probably want to make a note of which apps you switched off to accurately measure the impact.) Then reboot the computer and see if there’s any change in the startup time.