September 24, 2017

Run task manager minimized automatically at login time on Windows 10


Run task manager automatically at login, minimized on Windows 10


Unlike other versions of Windows, since Win8, putting short-cut of task manager in Start folder won't work as it requires elevated access.


  1. Create a batch file with below content, and store it in somewhere like "c:\bin\":

    start /min taskmgr
  2. From task bar, type in "Task Scheduler", click on "Create Task..."

  3. On "General" tab, enter name like "Task Manager at Login".  Select user account, check off "Hidden", and select "Windows 10" then click Ok button.

  4. On "Triggers" tab, select "At log on", select user setting (in my case only myself), and check off "enabled", then click Ok.

  5. On "Actions" tab, select "Start a program" for Action, then choose the batch file in Program/script.  Then click Ok.