How to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically when the computer is started.
Follow these steps to prevent a program from loading or starting automatically when the computer is started.
IMPORTANT: Disabling a startup item may change the way an application functions or disable automated processes.
- Click the Start button, then in the Search programs and files box, type: msconfig.
- In the System Configuration window, click the Startup tab.
- On the Startup tab, click to clear the box next to the desired item to prevent it from loading at startup and click the OK button.
- In the System Configuration dialog box, click the Restart button.