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Startup Items - Manage in Windows 8

How to Manage Startup Programs and Items in Windows 8 and 8.1


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Startup items are the programs, shortcuts, folders, drivers, etc... that are set to run automatically at startup when a user signs in to Windows 8. Startup items can be added by either the programs or drivers you install, or manually by you.

This tutorial will show you how to manage your startup items to add, delete, enable, and disable them in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
When you first sign in to Windows 8, there will be a short delay (few seconds) before the added startup programs open by default.

See: How to Reduce the Startup Delay Time for Desktop Apps in Windows 8 and 8.1


CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Startup Programs in Task Manager
  • Option Two: To Add or Delete Startup Programs in the "Startup" Folder
  • Option Three: To Delete Startup Programs in Registry Editor
  • Option Four: To Enable, Disable, or Delete Startup Programs in CCleaner





OPTION ONE
To Enable or Disable Startup Programs in Task Manager

1. Open Task Manager into the More details view, and click/tap on the Startup tab. (see screenshots below)​
2. To Enable a Startup Program
A) Click/tap on a disabled startup item, and click/tap on the Enable button.​
NOTE: If the Enable button is grayed out, then it means that you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to.​
Task-Enable.jpg

3. To Disable a Startup Program
A) Click/tap on a enabled startup item, and click/tap on the Disable button.​
NOTE: If the Disable button is grayed out, then it means that you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to.​
Task-Disable.jpg

4. When finished, you can close Task Manager.​






OPTION TWO
To Add or Delete Startup Programs in the "Startup" Folder

1. Open Windows Explorer, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
NOTE: You could do so by pressing the :winkey: + E keys.​
2. To Add or Delete Startup Programs for a "Specific User" Only
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the hidden system folder below:​
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open Run, type shell:Startup, and click/tap on OK.​
Code:
[B]C:\Users\[COLOR=#ff0000](User-Name)[/COLOR]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup[/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]
B) Go to step 4.​
3. To Add or Delete Startup Programs for "All Users"
NOTE: You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this step.​
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the hidden system folder below:​
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open Run, type shell:Common Startup, and click/tap on OK.​
Code:
[B]C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup[/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]
B) Go to step 4.​
4. You can now either add or delete shortcuts for what items you like in the Startup folder.​
5. When finished, close the Startup folder.​






OPTION THREE
To Delete Startup Programs in Registry Editor

1. Open regedit, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do.​
NOTE: You could do this by pressing :winkey: + R to open Run, type regedit, and click/tap on OK.​
2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.​
3. To Delete Startup Programs for the "Current User" Only
NOTE: This will only be applied to your currently signed in user account.​
A) In regedit, navigate to the locations below one at a time.​
Code:
[B]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run[/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][COLOR=red][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]AND[/COLOR][/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce[/B]
B) Go to step 5.​
4. To Delete Startup Programs for "All Users"
NOTE: You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this step.
A) In regedit, navigate to the locations below one at a time.​
For 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8
Code:
[B]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run[/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][COLOR=red][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]AND[/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][/COLOR][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce[/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][COLOR=red][B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]AND (If added by [/B][/COLOR][B][URL="http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/208799-programs-documents-run-user-logon.html"]Group Policy[/URL][/B][COLOR=red][B])[/B][/COLOR][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][B]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run[/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][B][COLOR=#ff0000]AND (If added by [/COLOR][URL="http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/208799-programs-documents-run-user-logon.html"]Group Policy[/URL][COLOR=#ff0000])[/COLOR][/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][B]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run[/B]
In Addition for Only 64-bit Windows 8
Code:
[B]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run[/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][COLOR=red][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2]AND[/COLOR][/B][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][/INDENT]
[INDENT=2][B]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce[/B]
5. In the right pane of Run or RunOnce, right click or press and hold on a listed startup item that you would like to delete, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)​
REG.jpg
6. Click/tap on Yes to confirm deletion.​
7. When done, close regedit.​





OPTION FOUR
To Enable, Disable, or Delete Startup Programs in CCleaner

1. If you have not already, download and install the latest version of the free CCleaner program.​
2. Run CCleaner, click/tap on the Tools icon on the left, then click/tap on the Startup tab. (see screenshot below)​
3. From here, you can select a startup item, then either enable, disable, or delete it. (see screenshot below)​
CCleaner.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

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I don't think Kies would be it since it's already listed. Personally, I would leave it disabled until you are able to ID it since you are not having any issues with it disabled.
 

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TonyB

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just for giggles i installed Kies air message and went into sysinternals autoruns and it showed up in there as there this time. i then went into task manager startup and low and behold the Program entry was changed to kies air message. how wired is that i wonder if maybe it just did nto install properly or some thing.
 

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Great news. I suppose it just didn't install properly. :)
 

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modemman11

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So, I've tried all the methods in the opening post and still have programs that I'm not able to find out how they are launching. I've even used spybot in addition to ccleaner and the startup lists are still coming up empty. I've even looked through services.msc to see if the programs are opening as services, and they are not, and Task Scheduler to see if there was a task set to run at startup or something and simply cannot find how these programs are starting up. Any other ideas as to how these programs are opening? I'd rather not have to completely uninstall the apps because I do use them sometimes. And no, the programs do not have an option in the program itself to start at startup that I can turn off either.
 

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Hello modemman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What specific programs are your trying to stop from running at startup and/or sign in?
 

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modemman,

In addition, check in Task Manager to see what the "process" name for those items are, then check using CCleaner (Option Four) or the registry (Option Three) to see if you may spot them.
 

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modemman11

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modemman,

In addition, check in Task Manager to see what the "process" name for those items are, then check using CCleaner (Option Four) or the registry (Option Three) to see if you may spot them.

Seems like the Dell program may have fixed itself, it just took a few days/several reboots for the disabled service to take effect or something because I don't see it anymore.

The Intel program is RapidStartConfig.exe. If I kill the process in Task Manager, the tray icon disappears. There's also a service that's called the same, but disabling it doesn't seem to do anything as the icon is still in my tray.

As I've said I've tried all the methods in the original post and none of them seem to work.
 

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The Intel item would be from installing the Intel AHCI/SATA/RAID driver for your motherboard. It would be recommended to let that run at startup anyways.
 

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modemman11

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The Intel item would be from installing the Intel AHCI/SATA/RAID driver for your motherboard. It would be recommended to let that run at startup anyways.

It came preloaded on my PC. Reading what it does on the internet though it seems like it just helps wake the computer faster from sleep, and I don't really use sleep, I either turn it off or Hibernate. And with Windows 8, an SSD HDD, and 8 GB RAM, it already boots up in less than 2 seconds anyway.

BUT, I did finally find how to turn it off. Turns out there was a scheduled task that I previously overlooked, in the root of the scheduled task folder in Computer Management, and disabling that stops the tray icon from appearing.

FYI, the service for the Dell program was called SoftThinks Agent Service.

So now the only non-Windows System tray icons are the one for my touchpad (I can disable that too but then I have no right click, so it's needed), VNC, and my antivirus.

Thanks anyway!
 

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Great news modemman.

Usually your touchpad will have an option to remove it's notification area icon without disabling the program like below. Mine was in "Mouse" properties from the Control Panel (icons view).

touchpad.jpg
 

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modemman11

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Great news modemman.

Usually your touchpad will have an option to remove it's notification area icon without disabling the program like below. Mine was in "Mouse" properties from the Control Panel (icons view).

Hmm, forgot about that.

But on a side note, turns out that disabling all the other programs that started at startup also fixed another issue that I've been having, where I couldn't set the PC to Hibernate automatically after a set period of idle time (the setting just kept reverting to 0 minutes). Not sure if it was either of the programs I mentioned earlier or another one, as I wasn't really thinking about that when disabling all the programs.
 

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That's good news. If you like, you could enable them one at a time to test inbetween to see which one was resetting the idle time to 0.
 

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ICit2lol

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Thanks Shawn re the CCleaner for the start up items I was floundering a bit there in that task manager it seemed tad convoluted to me;)
 

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Anytime mate. Glad it could help. :)
 

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Windows 8 really hides start up programs good, too good! I installed a beta program called Corsair Link that I know has problems but I can work around them. What I did not want happening is for part of this program to start automatically every time I boot the system. The Task manager show the Corsair Kink Hardware Monitor as running and I want to stop it form starting up without uninstalling the Corsair Link software. I have looked in all the usual places, used all your good suggestions above and even used CCleaner without any luck in finding how it starts up. I know it starts up because of the error in the Event Viewer and the process in the Task Manager.

Any other suggestions on how to stop this program from starting? I think I am left with renaming the file or uninstalling and wait until Corsair gets the bugs out.
 

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mvp
Hello Alkaufmann,

If you haven't already, check the registry locations in OPTION THREE to see if one of them may be for the program. In addition, check the settings in the program itself to see if it may have an option to turn on/off starting at startup.

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
 

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alkaufmann

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Thanks for the suggestions but I had checked the registry and program itself is not set up to start with Windows. The only thing I can think of is that some third party application that does start with Windows is starting up this Corsair Link Hardware Monitor.

I just had a thought, the Corsair hardware is connected to a USB port and maybe Windows starts it up because of that?
 

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    CPU
    Intel I7 4770k
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus VI Hero
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 16GB DD3-1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX 660 Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA248
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Revodrive 350 480GB
    SSD Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB Sata3
    HDD WD Red 2x2TB Sata3
    PSU
    Corsair 860i
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF X
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Keyboard
    LG G19
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X8
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    Browser
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    Antivirus
    MS Defender
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    Logitech T650 Touchpad
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Yeah, it would most likely be from a driver then.
 

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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VampireZIM

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Its wierd, suddenly STEAM, ORIGIN and PCMeter are loading at startup and I cant find them anywhere, through all 4 steps. The programs have the BOOT AT STARTUP option, UNCHECKED. yet, they all keep starting at boot.

*** Uninstalled PCMeter, but really dont want to remove steam and origin.
 

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