Managing Autostarts

by Aug 26, 2020

To manage auto starting programs on Windows, don’t bother writing extensive scripts. PowerShell can directly open the autostart manager included in task manager which does all you need:

PS C:\> Taskmgr /7 /startup 

This opens a window and lists all auto starting programs, along with their impact on the launch time. To keep any one of these programs from automatically starting, click a program in the list, then click the button “Disable” in the lower right corner.

If you like, turn the command into a function and place it into your profile script should you need to fiddle with autostarts more often:

function Show-Autostart
    Taskmgr /7 /startup 

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