Want to stop Skype from starting automatically when you start up your Windows PC? It is possible, and in this post, you will find out how to do that.
Skype is one of the popular telecommunication software available that let users make free voice calls and video chats between computer, smartphones and related devices.
It is a useful application, but the majority of the users complaining that Skype automatically starts on PC startup which in return increase the startup time.
In case, like other users, you also want to stop Skype from the autoboot in Windows 10 and earlier version of Windows OS, then keep reading.
Note: Skype comes preinstalled in Windows 10 as a metro application and these type of applications are not allowed to run automatically on the Startup. You can face the issue only if you’re using the Skype Desktop application.
Stop Skype from Starting Automatically in Windows 10
In the following lines, you will find out all the possible ways on how to stop Skype starting automatically. Here goes the first one:
1. Disable Skype Startup Process
In Windows 10 and Windows 8, Launch Task Manager by making right click on the Taskbar. From the context menu select Task manager.
In Windows 7, Press WIN + R to launch RUN dialog box and type msconfig.msc this will start the System configuration tool.
In Task Manager Switch to Startup tab. From the list of Startup program find out Skype. Make a right click on it select Disable.
In case, Skype program is not listed head over to workaround second.
2. Disable using Skype application
Note: The Skype option about which you’re going to read in upcoming lines is turned off by default.
In case, you still this thing is happening that the chances are high that you have mistakenly turned that feature ON.
1. Launch Skype application on your Windows PC
2. Click on the Tools -> Options -> General Settings.
3. On the right pane, untick the option which reads “Start Skype when I run Windows.” Click on Save button and reboot system to apply the changes.
3. Remove Registries Related to Skype
After following workaround 2, if Skype is starting automatically on Startup, the then chances are high that it is running from Window Registry and for stopping it, users are required to remove registries related to Skype.
The process of cleaning registry is little tricky for a novice so to make the process easier users can take help of CCleaner. You can download it for free.
Launch the CCleaner; Run it and reboot the system. I guarantee after following this step skype will no longer automatically start on Startup.
I hope you find my article on how to stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows PC. Let me know if you need any assistance in the comment.