The Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as Build 1803, introduces a new way for users to see and manage their startup items. In addition to the traditional Startup tab in Task Manager, there’s now a new interface in the Settings app that makes evaluating and disabling startup apps a breeze. Here’s how it works.
Most users know how to access the Windows Task Manager via Control-Alt-Delete or a right-click on the taskbar, but here are two even quicker ways to launch this important Windows tool via keyboard and application shortcuts.
Today’s PCs are typically powered by monster CPUs packing four or more cores, and Windows generally does a good job of divvying all of that power up between your apps. But sometimes you want just a bit more control over which processor-hungry apps should be tamed, and that’s where something called processor affinity comes in. Here’s how to restrict specific apps to individual CPU cores for better system-wide responsiveness and, for older apps, stability.
The Windows Task Manager lets you see which programs and services are configured to load when you log in to Windows, but the identity and purpose of some of these programs is not always clear. Here’s how you can quickly find out exactly where your Windows startup programs came from and what they’re doing at boot.