When installed on Windows, apps can register to launch as soon as you sign in to your account. Although it works for apps you need like screenshot tools, but apps that can be launched later can get boring. The same goes with the Xbox app, and this guide will show you how you can enable or disable the Xbox app autostart on Windows 11/10.

If all you’re doing is gaming on your Windows PC, leave it enabled as it’s the center of your game and should be available as soon as possible.

Enable or Disable Xbox App Autostart on Windows PC

Similar to how you can disable any app on startup, the Xbox app can also be deleted. You have the following options:

  1. Windows startup
  2. Run the app in the background
  3. Uncheck app launch settings

You do not need administrator permission and only affect individual account settings.

1]Windows startup

Disable Xbox App Service startup windows

The easiest way to disable an app from startup is to use the task manager. Use the Cntrl + Shift + Esc keys on the keyboard to launch Task Manager. Please switch to the Startup tab, then locate the Xbox app and right-click on it. Choose to disable it if enabled. If you want to enable, do the reverse.

2]Disable from app launch settings

Xbox app launch settings

Open the Xbox app and click your profile icon in the top right. Then click on Settings. Go to the General section and uncheck the Automatically launch the application on startup box. Close the app. The next time you start your PC, you shouldn’t see Xbox loading automatically.

3]Run app in background

If you want the app to launch but you don’t want to put yourself in the spotlight and remove the focus, you can uncheck the option Automatically launch the app on startup but keep the option Run app in the background . It will silently launch the Xbox app and be ready when you need it.

How can I prevent applications from starting automatically?

  • Open Windows Settings ( Win + I)
  • Go to Applications > Startup
  • Locate the app and disable it

You will have to repeat this operation for each application that you do not wish to launch. Also, once you disable the programs you don’t need, it should help speed up your PC.

What kind of apps should I disable?

Apps you don’t need right away can be removed from startup, but that will also depend on your job. For example, if you use a screen capture tool, you might want it there if you use it most of the time. Apps like Spotify don’t need to be there as soon as you log in. So choose wisely

I hope the post was easy to follow and you were able to enable or disable the Xbox app from autostart on Windows 11/10. It all depends on your choice. Those who play would love to have this app right away; if not, it can be disabled to save startup time.

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