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Prevent apps from running on startup

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    Prevent apps from running on startup


    I have been trying to disable windows Sound Recorder and bing Maps from automatically starting with windows for the past few days now (hours trying to figure this out). I don't see anything in autoruns.exe, task manager startup, task scheduler, services.msc, event viewer, or in windows store that will allow me to disable them from automatically running as the computer boots.

    No other apps have this problem. I have also opened the charms menu under every app with no luck.

    I have googled the issue several times with different phrases but it seems no one STILL knows how to disable these apps...I do not want to uninstall them because I actually use them, but just want them to ONLY run when I want them to (sigh... thanks microsoft...). I have certifications in IT and I still can't seem to figure out this horrid OS since its release

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    win8.1


    it wouldn't be as bad except for the fact that maps and sound recorder take a massive chunk of my tablet's ram, and because of that, I am unable to open some programs that actually take all the ram in my system (2gb)


    Edit: please note that I am not using windows RT
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    win8.1


    so no one knows anything still?
    Last edited by HankHell; 09 May 2016 at 20:08. Reason: ops
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    anyone?
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Prevent apps from running on startup
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