How to disable Startup Services in Windows 10

Description: This article describes how to disable startup services in Windows 10. This process does not remove the services from the computer but disabling them from starting may speed up the computer’s boot time.

  1. Press the Windows key + R on the keyboard to open a Run window. Enter msconfig into the Run window and then choose OK to open.
    Run window, msconfig, OK
  2. Select Services on the System Configuration window.
    System Configuration, Services tab
  3. To remove any Microsoft services from this list, check the box Hide all Microsoft services. It is typically best to do this as some Microsoft services may be essential for features of the computer to work properly.
    System Configuration, Services, Hide all Microsoft services
  4. To disable services from starting, either (Option 1) uncheck the boxes next to the specific service, or (Option 2) choose Disable all to turn off all services. Select OK to save changes.
    System Configuration, Services, Disabling services
  5. To complete the changes, the computer will need to be restarted. Select Restart to do this immediately, or Exit without restart, to restart at another time, to put the changes into effect.
    System Configuration, Restart

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