Optimizing Windows Startup: Tips and Tricks to Streamline Your PC’s Performance

2023-06-05 04:00:00

Written by Amira Shehata

Monday, 05 June 2023 07:00 AM

Did you know that when you start Windows Windows not only loads the operating system itself into memory, but also starts a variety of other applications, tools, and services, which are configured to start automatically with Windows, and depending on what you have installed, many of them may start without your knowledge or consent.

According to “The Verge”, these applications may be good and harmless, but they represent more load and mean that Windows takes longer to get ready for use, and there are more programs constantly running in the background, consuming system resources, so Windows gives you a lot It has control over which applications start with the operating system itself, so you can narrow down the list to make sure only the most useful tools are included.

Check what is running

You should know what you’re dealing with by restarting Windows, after logging in, give your computer a few minutes for everything to load, and then you can take a look at what’s going on.

The most obvious places you’ll see your loaded apps are on the taskbar and in the system icon (bottom right corner, next to the clock).

Look for the small arrow pointing up. If you click on that, it will show you all the downloaded apps whose icons don’t fit in that right space.

For a more detailed look at what’s running on your system, you can right-click an empty area of ​​the taskbar and choose Task Manager. In the Processes tab, you’ll see your main applications (all applications currently running) at the top, listing processes background below.

These background processes handle tasks like finding device extensions or managing file synchronization and won’t necessarily have a user interface.

If you scroll down the list, you will find the Windows processes that manage the operation of the operating system.

The processes include things like the Desktop Window Manager and the named service host group (which loads the libraries Windows needs to run), among others, and most of the time, you won’t have to interfere with these processes (with the possible exception of the registry, which you might occasionally dig into for specific fixes).

Helpfully, to the right of each program and process, the task manager shows the current requests it’s making on your CPU, RAM, disk, and network connection.

This can help you decide which applications you want to allow to start with Windows and which you prefer to run manually, even if a program is useful, but you may decide you don’t want it to start automatically due to the number of system resources.

Don’t worry if you don’t see everything in the list of background processes; Not all of them will come with software (such as Dropbox or Photoshop) attached to their name.

A quick web search of the process’s name should be enough to tell you what it is and what it does on your system.

You have to be extra careful Given how closely background processes are integrated with Windows, make sure you know what the process is doing and associated with before you stop it.

Switch to the Performance tab on the left to see what requests are currently being placed on your Windows PC and the Application History tab to see CPU time, network usage, and notifications for all your programs over the past month.

make changes

You can start making some changes, the first place to start with are the apps themselves, and the approach you need to take will vary from app to app.

In some applications, you just need to right-click on the program’s icon in the system tray, and you will find the option to start the application or not to start it with Windows.

With other apps, you’ll need to dig deeper into the settings to find the option you need, for example, if you want to change how the Spotify music app opens on startup:

• In the Spotify app, tap your profile icon (top right), then Settings.

• Scroll down to Startup & Window Behavior and look for Open Spotify automatically after signing in to your computer, click the drop-down menu next to it.

• Choose Yes (Spotify starts with Windows), No (Spotify does not start with Windows), or Minimized (Spotify starts with Windows, but is not visible).

Use Task Manager to toggle startup

If you can’t find the appropriate option in the program itself, or if you want to change more than one program at a time, head to the task manager again.

• Open the startup applications pane.

• Right-click a program that you do not want to start with Windows and select “Disable”.

• To reset an application, right-click on it and select Enable.

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