Add Or Remove Programs From Windows 8 Startup

How to Add or Remove Startup Programs in Windows8

Last updated September 4th, 2013 at 06:12 pm

How to Add or Remove Startup Programs in Windows8
How to Add or Remove Startup Programs in Windows8

Recently, Microsoft has launched its new windows product called Windows 8. One noticeable thing about this new version of windows is that, it is very much different from older versions. However, learning to work in this new environment is not very difficult. We have decided to come up with simple tutorials to help you understand the working of Win 8 that has been designed keeping touch screen devices in mind. Below is a simple tutorial to help you understand how you can add or remove startup programs in windows 8.


If you are a windows user then you know that startup programs are those programs that are executed when you log on to your Windows. There are many programs that when you install in your computer, automatically add up in startup list but some programs don’t have such automation. You may want to customize list of your windows 8 startup programs and may be wondering that how can you do it?

You may want to add a program in startup list so that it can get started as soon as you log on to Windows 8. At the same time, there can be some programs that you don’t normally use and want them to be removed from startup list. In this post, you will learn how you can add or remove windows 8 startup programs through an easy way. Obviously, most of us are new to Windows 8 and many of you will be thinking to install this new version of Microsoft Windows in your machine as well. In such case, it becomes really important to know how you can add or remove a startup program.

There is a folder called “Startup Folder” in Windows 8 that can be accessed very easily through windows explorer or you can also access to this folder via Run as well. It is up to you that what method, you would like to use for this purpose.

If you want to launch a program in startup then it is suggested to create a shortcut of that program first.


Locate the windows logo on home screen and click on “Run”. You can also press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch Run.

Type shell:startup in the Run window to open the startup list.


You can browse this location too:

(C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)

Finally, drag the shortcut that you had created on the desktop to the startup folder so that the prgrams can be added into the windows 8 startup list.

How to add a Startup Program for All Users

For this purpose, you will need to follow the following location in Windows 8.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

How to remove a Startup Program

If you want to remove a Startup program from the Startup list then you can simple delete the shortcut that you had created for that program.

So, this is the real easy way to add startup program to windows 8 startup list. Stay in touch with us for more tips and tricks. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and we get a commission on purchases made through our links.