Apps Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Windows 11

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Startup apps are the apps that start automatically when you sign in to Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable startup apps for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Task Manager
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Settings
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Startup Apps in App's Advanced Options





OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Task Manager


The Task Manager will enable or disable the startup items in the registry keys below.

(Current User)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run

(All Users)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run


1 Open Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) in More details view.

2 Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) below for what you want.

3 Enable Startup Apps

A) Select a disabled startup app you want to enable. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on the Enable button, and go to step 5.​

If the Enable button is grayed out, then it means that you must be signed in as an administrator to enable it.


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4 Disable Startup Apps

A) Select an enabled startup app you want to disable. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on the Disable button, and go to step 5.​

If the Disable button is grayed out, then it means that you must be signed in as an administrator to disable it.


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5 When finished, you can close Task Manager if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Startup Apps in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I). (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Startup on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On (enable) or Off (disable) Startup apps for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.





OPTION THREE

Enable or Disable Startup Apps in App's Advanced Options


This option may not be available for some apps.


1 Open Settings (Win+I). (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Apps & features on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the 3 dots button of an app (ex: "Microsoft Teams") you want, and click/tap on Advanced options in the menu. (see screenshot below)

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4 Turn On (enable) or Off (disable) Runs at log-in for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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