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How to Change Startup Apps in Windows 11- Instructions

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A picture that shows how to change startup apps in Windows 11 within the “Startup” settings in the “Settings” app.

Overview of How to Change Startup Apps in Windows 11:

            This lesson shows you how to change startup apps in Windows 11 by changing the Startup settings. To change the startup apps in Windows 11, open the “Settings” app window. Then click the “Apps” button at the left side of the screen to show the apps settings for your computer to the right. Then click the “Startup” button to the right to show the “Startup” settings at the right side of the “Settings” app window.

            To choose which apps should start when you log in to Windows 11, click the desired app’s toggle switch to set it to either the “On” or “Off” position, as desired. Apps toggled “On” will automatically start at login and apps toggled “Off” will not. The impact that each app has on the login and startup time appears by each app’s toggle switch. To close the “Settings” app window, when finished, click the “X” button in its upper-right corner.

A picture that shows how to change startup apps in Windows 11 within the “Startup” settings in the “Settings” app.

A picture that shows how to change startup apps in Windows 11 within the “Startup” settings in the “Settings” app.

Instructions on How to Change Startup Apps in Windows 11:

  1. To change startup apps in Windows 11, open the “Settings” app window and then click the “Apps” button at the left side of the screen to show the apps settings for your computer to the right.
  2. Then click the “Startup” button to the right to show the “Startup” settings at the right side of the “Settings” app window.
  3. To choose which apps should start when you log in to Windows 11, click the desired app’s toggle switch to set it to either the “On” or “Off” position, as desired.
  4. Apps toggled “On” will automatically start at login and apps toggled “Off” will not.
  5. The impact that each app has on the login and startup time appears by each app’s toggle switch.
  6. To close the “Settings” app window, when finished, click the “X” button in its upper-right corner.

Video Lesson on How to Change Startup Apps in Windows 11:

            The following video lesson, titled “Startup Settings in Windows 11,” shows how to change the startup programs in Windows 11. This video lesson is from our complete Windows 11 tutorial, titled “Mastering Windows Made Easy v.11.”

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