Windows 10: Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10

Discus and support Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Thanks for the info Any idea if there is a limit to how many apps can do this? In 8 (unless I am misreading it) you can only get 7 apps to run like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by paulsalter, Jun 19, 2015.

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    Thanks for the info

    Any idea if there is a limit to how many apps can do this?
    In 8 (unless I am misreading it) you can only get 7 apps to run like this in the background

    :)
     
    paulsalter, Jun 19, 2015
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  2. DMGJM Win User

    Windows 10 Background App running called "SURFACE"

    I am in Windows 10 - Settings - Privacy - Background Apps

    I am turning off background apps that are not needed.

    There is an app listed as "Surface".

    What is this "Surface" background app and what will happen if I turn it off?

    Thank you.
     
    DMGJM, Jun 19, 2015
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  3. DMGJM Win User
    Windows 10 Background App running called "SURFACE"

    I am in Windows 10 - Settings - Privacy - Background Apps

    I am turning off background apps that are not needed.

    There is an app listed as "Surface".

    What is this "Surface" background app and what will happen if I turn it off?

    Thank you.
     
    DMGJM, Jun 19, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10

    Hey Paul,

    There's no exact details on how many yet, but I would assume that it would depend on your system specs and if the installed app supports running in the background or not. If all both check out, then Windows 10 would at least automatically have them listed here.
     
    Brink, Jun 19, 2015
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  5. Thanks for info, that makes sense

    The limit in 8 did seem odd to me
     
    paulsalter, Jun 19, 2015
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  6. Edward Win User
    Some apps are still appearing in task manager even off but they don't appear when I disable superfetch. I want superfetch on but what else can I do so they don't appear in task manager?
     
    Edward, Apr 26, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Edward, *Smile

    Which apps are still running in the background even though turned off for this?

    If you haven't already, see if restarting the computer after turning them off may help.

    If you have Fast Startup turned on, then you might see if temporarily turning it off, restarting the computer, then turning fast startup back on may help.
     
    Brink, Apr 26, 2016
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  8. Edward Win User

    Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10

    Hi Thanks for the reply. The apps that are showing are settings, weather, photos, groove and movies & TV apps. but they don't appear immediately after startup. I'll try the fast startup option *Smile
     
    Edward, Apr 26, 2016
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  9. Edward Win User
    Hi Brink, *Smile They appeared again and I noticed they usually appear when the display is turned off and than on but the good thing is that when they are appearing in task manager in RAM they open faster. Another thing why is Movies and TV app is not on the list which can be turned on or off?
     
    Edward, Apr 26, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Since those are default system apps, I'm betting they are being loaded and used by something. I'm not sure why the Movies & TV app isn't listed. It's not on my system either.
     
    Brink, Apr 26, 2016
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  11. The latest screen shot of background apps as of Fast Ring 14976:

    Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    John Pombrio, Oct 16, 2016
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  12. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Thank you John. Tutorial updated. *Smile
     
    Brink, Oct 16, 2016
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    Be aware that until Microsoft updates the normal users to the latest fast ring build, the oh so nice "all apps on/off" button is missing. You have to turn them off one. at. a. time.
     
    John Pombrio, Oct 18, 2016
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  14. chok Win User
    Thanks, but anyone knows how to turn it OFF or ON using a .cmd file?
     
  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello @chok, *Smile

    Here are the commands to turn on/off background apps:

    (On)
    Reg Add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\BackgroundAccessApplications /v GlobalUserDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    (Off)
    Reg Add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\BackgroundAccessApplications /v GlobalUserDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
     
    Brink, Sep 1, 2017
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