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Create A Startup Items Shortcut In Windows 10

As the name Implies, "startup Items" are applications, drivers and basically any type of file and folder, that automatically starts when booting up your PC. Some are configured as such by default, whilst others are applied by the end user. Wouldn't It be nice If you could simply click on a shortcut, and the startup Items are displayed? In this tutorial, I will show you exactly how to do this, by using a few simple steps.

Once this setting Is applied, It actually opens the Startup tab In Task Manager and every startup Item Is displayed thereafter. So what's the purpose of this? Well, If your computer Is booting up slower than usual, one of many causes, Is the number of Items starting when accessing the Windows environment. Viruses are also coded to add themselves during the boot process, hence having the shortcut at your disposal Is certainly welcomed.

This Is extremely simple to apply, by using a single command, and creating the shortcut on your PC's desktop Immediately after. So let's get this tutorial happening.

Step One:
Right-click anywhere on a blank area on your desktop, and then select New > Shortcut as Illustrated below.

Step Two:
The shortcut window will now open, so enter the following command:
%windir%\System32\Taskmgr.exe /0 /startup

The above command, Is actually the directory to the Startup tab In Task Manager. Now click Next.

Step Three:
Give the shortcut a name, It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Startup Items. Click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:
And here's the result. As you can see, the startup shortcut has been created on my desktop. Let's put this to the test by double-clicking It.

Last Step:
As expected, the Startup tab In Task Manager has executed, thus my list of startup Items are displayed.

Final Thoughts:
I'm a user of simplicity, by way of having options and settings at my fingertips, therefore this particular Implementation, suits my computing usability perfectly. If you're anything like myself, I'm sure you'll share the same purpose. To Identify the shortcut with ease, you can customize It's Icon, but that's entirely up to you.


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