Method 2: Using the Windows Startup folder
Another way to remove startup programs in Windows 11 is to open the Startup folder and delete the offending programs from there. To do this, proceed as follows:
- Open the Startup folder: Click Windows key + R to open the Run dialog. Type “shell:startup” (without the quotes) and click OK. This will open the Startup folder.
- Browse the Startup folder until you find the program you want to remove.
- Right-click the program and select “Delete” from the context menu. This removes the program from the Startup folder so that it no longer starts automatically when you start your computer.
- To ensure that the program no longer starts automatically, restart your computer.
That was it already. The more unnecessary ballast you throw overboard, the faster your system will start up and be fully operational. Please note, however, that removing startup programs may affect the functioning of your system. If you are unsure about removing a program, I recommend disabling it first and testing if it causes any problems before removing it completely.