Download now
PCTuneUp Free Startup Manager
PCTuneUp Software Logo

Home > Products > Free Startup Manager > Resources > How to Manage Startup Programs

How to Manage Startup Programs?

The things you'll need:


PCTuneUp Free Startup Manager is an easy-to-use system startup entry monitor and management tool. It shows you precisely what applications and processes are configured to run automatically during system startup or login and aims at helping disable/enable startup items from system boot. Tune, manage and optimize startup programs to revamp your computing experience. You'll get a fast, clean and efficient computer.

Step 1. Download and Run Free Startup Manager

Click here to download PCTuneUp Free Startup Manager and install it. Double-click the icon to launch the program.


Download Now Free



Step 2. Remove Startup Programs

Once the program is launched it will list all the startup programs. Choose a startup program and click "View Item" to open its registry entry. Click "Run" and then "Yes" to launch the selected program. You can also click "Refresh" to refresh the startup list. Select the item you want to remove from the startup list and click "Delete" & "Yes". Everything can be done in a minute.


Tip: you may have found many ways to make your boot faster, but disabling the startup applications should be on the top of the list because most computers get bogged down when trying to load a ton of programs simultaneously.


Remove Startup Programs


Step 3. Add Startup Programs

Click "Add" and the "New Run Item" window is activated. Click the "Section" dropdown menu to add new startup items to your startup folder, Run, Run Once, Run Services or other Registry keys. Enter the item name and browse the file path. You can also change Arguments used in the selected program. Click "OK" and this item will run at startup when you turn on your computer.


Tip: if there is a tool that you use every day and will start it immediately when you log in, you should add it to the startup list to save the time finding and launching it.


Add Startup Programs


Step 4. Edit Startup Item Entry

Choose an item you want to edit and click "Edit" to activate the startup entry editor. Click "Browse" to select a file as the new registry entry. Edit the "Arguments" used in the selected program if you like. Click "OK" and the item entry has been successfully edited.


Edit Startup Item Entry


More tips are provided for you:


More Useful Tips: