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How to stop apps from starting with Windows?

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    How to stop apps from starting with Windows?


    Just noticed that the maps and reader apps launch themselves when I start my computer and run as background processes in task manager. There are no apps or any programs for that matter enabled in startup and I have not opened these apps so can anyone give me an idea how to prevent them from running themselves?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    The only way to stop Maps & Reader from starting at startup is to uninstall them.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Well, can't say I'm too surprised to hear that considering MS thinks it knows what's best for me. Thanks for the help.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    I don't know about maps but reader for me doesn't start automatically.
    If you close reader from the task manager and restart does it still start up ?
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Try 'Selective Startup' in System Configuration possibly.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    I don't know about maps but reader for me doesn't start automatically.
    If you close reader from the task manager and restart does it still start up ?
    I just ran the apps troubleshooter and it found a few things to fix and they haven't started on this restart so I'm crossing my fingers that worked.
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