Windows 10 Task Manager allows to manage processes. performance, startup programs, and Services. The tool lists all the items where you can check the many information resources about tasks and change settings. Startup tab of the tool reveals all the applications that begin running when you boot Windows 10. Sometimes, you might notice the items that were never installed on Windows 10. Actually, these may be obsolete programs traces or leftovers.
So you will understand here the ways to delete dead Startup Programs in Windows 10. Unfortunately, the task manager provides enable and disable the startup program but not to remove it. But you can easily discard them using the method here.
Remove dead Startup Programs in Windows 10
Here is how to remove dead Startup Programs in Windows 10 –
2] Via Registry Editor (Regedit)
We have already written a post about How to Remove Traces of Uninstalled Programs in Registry on Windows 10. But this is about the unnecessary Taskbar startup items. However, Registry Editor also helps in removing programs from startup list so follow the instructions below –
Additionally, you can check the unwanted and dead Startup Programs in Task Manager on Windows 10 in the underneath directories in registry and remove them –
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStartupApprovedRun HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStartupApprovedRun1] Using Autorun
When you find unknown program in startup on Windows 10 a Sysinternals tool is the most useful tool to delete it. The utility will show all the unwanted items and you will need to only remove. Follow the steps –