We all want to speed up our PC performance, but only a few users maintain it. One can always speed up computer performance by upgrading the hardware. But other many things which affect our PC performance.
Windows 11 comes with many features, preloaded app in the background to send notifications and receive updates. Windows 11 includes many UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps that keep running run in the background. We all notice that it’s reduce our PC performance.
If you want to stop running background apps, it’s possible in windows 11.
In this article, you will learn to Speed Up Windows 11 and Improve Performance by disabling background apps.
There are three ways to disable background apps. These are as follows;
- Using the Settings app
- Use Task Manager
- Through Microsoft Configuration Manager
How to Disable UWP Apps or Microsoft Store Apps from Running in the Background on Windows 11 using the Settings app?
To disable useless apps from running in the background on Windows 11, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Open the Setting app by pressing Windows + I keys on the keyboard.
Quick Note: You can also open the Quick Links Menu on your Windows 11 PC by right-clicking on the
Step 2. When the Settings window appears on your computer, select the
Step 3. On the Apps & features settings page, you’ll find a list of Microsoft Store Apps and traditional desktop programs available installed on your PC. Review the apps here and note down which you don’t want to run in the background.
Step 4. When you have made a list of apps installed on your PC, you’ll need to disable them from running in the background. For example, we never use the Maps app and want to stop it from running in the background.
Click the ellipsis (three vertical dots) menu beside the app and select
Step 5. Then, under the Background apps permissions section, select the
This way, you can stop any UWP/Microsoft Store app from running in the background. You’ll need to repeat the above steps to disable more apps running in the background on Windows 11.
Unfortunately, Microsoft does not allow you to stop traditional desktop programs from running in the background using the Settings app.
How to Disable Desktop Programs from Running in the background using Task Manager?
To disable traditional desktop programs from running in the background on Windows 11, you’ll need to take the help of Task Manager. Here is how to do it.
Step 1. Firstly, Open the task manager.
For that, press
Step 2. Then, navigate to the
Step 3. Select the program name you want to disallow with Windows Startup. Then,press the
Once you complete the above steps, the selected app will only run when you open them manually. You’ll need to repeat the above steps from 2 to 3 to disable more programs from running in the background.
How to Disable Desktop Programs from Running in the Background via Microsoft Configuration Manager?
On Windows 11 PC, you can also disable the desktop program from running in the background through Microsoft Configuration Manager. For that, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Firstly, press
Step 2. Then, type the following and click the
Step 3. When the System Configuration window opens, select the radio box
Step 4. Click
Step 5. Click
Once you complete the above steps, desktop programs will not run in the background.
You can preserve many system resources by blocking unnecessary apps and programs from running in the background, including CPU, RAM, Internet bandwidth, and battery power.