How to Make ThrottleStop Start with Windows 11

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

ThrottleStop is a cool software for Windows that helps you keep an eye on and tweak your computer’s CPU settings. It’s a hit with laptop users who want to stop their CPU from slowing down. This slowing down thing happens automatically to save power and cool down the CPU when it gets too hot. ThrottleStop lets you play with the CPU’s settings like how fast it runs and other stuff that affects how well it performs and stays cool.

But, ThrottleStop doesn’t start by itself when you turn on your computer. You have to open it every time, which is easy to forget. I’ll show you how to use Task Scheduler, a handy tool in Windows, to make ThrottleStop start automatically whenever you turn on your computer. This works for both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How to Make ThrottleStop Start with Windows 11
Also see: How to Disable CPU Throttling (Settings) in Windows 11

Configuring ThrottleStop to automatically run at Windows startup

So, to make sure ThrottleStop is ready to roll with Windows startup, we’re going to use Task Scheduler. It’s a handy Windows feature that lets you set up tasks to happen automatically. Here’s a quick guide on setting up a task for ThrottleStop:

  1. First up, open Task Scheduler. Just type “Task Scheduler” next to the Start menu search box and click on it when it shows up.Open Task Scheduler Windows 11
  2. When Task Scheduler is open, look for “Create Task” on the right side and click it to start setting up a new task.Create new Task scheduler
  3. A new window will pop up. Here, you give your task a name, like “ThrottleStopAutoStart”. If you’re the admin of your computer, make sure to tick the “Run with highest privileges” box so ThrottleStop has all the permissions it needs.Automatically Start ThrottleStop in Windows 11 10
  4. Switch to the “Triggers” tab and hit “New“. This is where you decide when ThrottleStop should kick in.Tiggers New Task Scheduler
  5. Choose “Begin the task: At log on” for any user. This makes sure ThrottleStop starts whenever someone logs into Windows.Begin the task at log on
  6. Next, go to the “Actions” tab and click “New” again.Task Scheduler Actions New
  7. Here, pick “Start a program” and then find and select the “ThrottleStop.exe” file on your computer.Start ThrottleStop with Windows 11
  8. In the “Conditions” tab, you might want to uncheck all the boxes so ThrottleStop always starts no matter what.Deselect all conditions in Task Scheduler
  9. Last step, in the “Settings” tab, make sure “Allow task to be run on demand” is checked and uncheck everything else that might stop the task from running.Task Scheduler Allow task to be run on demand

And there you have it, ThrottleStop will now automatically start up whenever you log into Windows 11/10, keeping your CPU settings just the way you like from the get-go.

Pro tip: How to Test CPU Throttling in Windows 11

Some tips to fine-tuning ThrottleStop for system stability

Once you’ve got ThrottleStop starting up with Windows, it’s key to set it up right so your system stays stable and runs smooth. Here’s a game plan for tweaking ThrottleStop:

  1. Start by checking out how your CPU is doing without any ThrottleStop tweaks. You can use the Task Manager or another tool to watch its temperature and how well it’s working.
  2. Make little changes at a time in ThrottleStop. Like, if you’re trying to use less voltage, do it bit by bit to find the sweet spot where your system is cool but still stable.
  3. Use ThrottleStop’s own testing tool to see how your tweaks are doing. It’ll help you figure out if you’re getting better or worse performance after each change.
  4. Keep a record of every tweak you make in ThrottleStop, including when you did it and what happened. This can save you a lot of headaches if you need to fix something later.

By taking it slow and keeping track of your changes, you can make sure your computer stays happy and speedy without giving up performance.

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Final thoughts

The main problem with ThrottleStop is that it doesn’t start up by itself when you turn on your computer. This means you have to remember to start it up every time, which can be a drag and make your computer’s performance a bit unpredictable. But with a little help from Task Scheduler in Windows, you can set it up once and forget about it. Just create a simple task, and ThrottleStop will get to work right when you log in, applying your CPU settings automatically so you don’t have to.

This fix is pretty easy to do, and once it’s set, it just works quietly in the background. You get to enjoy all the cool features of ThrottleStop without the hassle of starting it manually every time. It’s a quick one-time setup for a problem-free experience, helping you keep your computer running just the way you like.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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