How to disable applications running in the background on a Windows 10 computer

With guidance on 6 ways to turn off applications running in the background on Windows 10 computers done on the computer without installing additional support software simple and effective.

Windows 10 background applications are one of the reasons why your computer becomes sluggish. In this article I will guide you how to turn off these applications.

1. How to turn off applications running in the background using Windows Settings

Step 1: Enter the keyword 'background apps' in the search bar> Select Background apps.

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Step 2: Select the app you want to disable by pressing the on / off status bar of the app.

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2. How to turn off applications running in the background using Task Manager

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.

Step 2: For the first time you open the Task Manager you need to select More details to open all.

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Step 3: Find the application running in the background unwanted in the Backgroud processes and press the Delete key to disable it.

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3. How to turn off applications running in the background using Registry Editor

Step 1: Enter the keyword 'registry Editor' in the search bar> Run the application with admin rights by selecting Run as adminstrator.

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Step 2: Enter the link below in the address bar and press Enter.

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Step 3: You create a file called "LetAppsRunInBackground" (if not already) by right-clicking> Select New> Select DWORD (32-BIT) Value.

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Step 4: Open the newly created file and change the Value data with 2> Click OK if you want to stop the applications running in the background.

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4. How to disable applications running in the background by Command Prompt

Step 1: Type 'cmd' in the search bar> Run the application as administrator by selecting Run as Administrator.

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Step 2: In the cmd window, enter the following command and press Enter to execute it.

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If you want to re-enable background applications, enter the following command again and press Enter.

5. How to disable applications running in the background using PowerShell

Step 1: Type 'windows PowerShell' in the search bar> Run the application with admin rights by selecting Run as Administrator.

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Step 2: In the Windows PowerShell window, enter the following command and press Enter to execute it.

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If you want to re-enable background applications, enter the following command again and press Enter.

6. How to turn off background applications using battery saving mode

Step 1: Enter the keyword 'battery saver settings' in the search bar> Select Battery saver settings.

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Step 2: You switch the status of Battery saver from Off to On by clicking the status bar as shown.

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Above is the tutorial to turn off background applications on Windows 10. If you have any questions, please share below the article.

Good luck!

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