How to Edit Windows Startup Menu

by Stephen Lilley

The Windows "Startup" menu is a folder in your "All Programs" menu that contains shortcut icons that represent the programs loading when Windows does on your computer. If a shortcut icon is present in this folder, the program that icon is associated with will pop up automatically when you turn on your computer. Editing the information contained in this folder will edit the programs that load under these specific circumstances.

Click "Start" from the Windows desktop.

Click "All Programs" from the Windows Start menu.

Right-click "Startup" and click "Open." Windows Explorer will open and display the contents of the "Startup" folder. To remove an icon from this folder, click on it and drag it onto your desktop. To add an icon to this folder, click on it (wherever it happens to be located on your computer) and drag it into this window.

About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.