When too many apps open at startup, it can really slow down how long it takes your PC to get going.

Fortunately, Windows 10’s Task Manager makes it pretty simple to pick the programs. To open Task Manager press Ctrl +Alt+ Del and choose Task Manager from the menu that pops up. Or type Task Manager into the search box and click on the result.

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Task Manager will open.

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Click the Startup tab.

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You’ll see an alphabetical list of all of the programs that open at startup.

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Under the Startup impact heading, you’ll see how big of an impact the program has on your PC. If it says High, the program uses a lot of resources.

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To disable a program, click on it. Then choose Disable at the bottom.

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If you change your mind about disabling the program at startup, just click on it and choose Enable.

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