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How to stop Skype from automatically starting up on Windows

So you want to disable Skype from automatically starting up with Windows 10? It is quite easy but before I show you how, let me tell you that this problem exists only with classic version of Skype. You can delete this version completely and instead install a Skype app from Microsoft app store.

If you want to do so, just click on the Windows icon in the left bottom corner of your screen and start typing “Store”. You should find “Trusted Microsoft Store app” and after opening it, search for Skype and install it. I have been using this app for many months and everything seemed to be OK, the quality of the calls was really good. What is more important, as far as I know, this app does not start up with Windows PC.

OK, but let assume that you prefer using classic version of Skype and you want to prevent it from starting up. Here are 3 easy steps how to do it.

1# Start Skype and log on

First things first. In order to change starting up option you need first to open the program and log on into your account.

2# Find Skype Options

Now, after you log on, in the top menu, click on the “Tools”. Drop down list will appear, the third from the top will be “Options”. Click on it.

You can also display Skype Options even quicker by pressing Ctr + ,

Find Skype Options

3# Uncheck “Start Skype when I start Windows” option

You should see a larger window with many options. You can change many different settings but for the time being we are only interesting with stopping Skype from starting up. In the General settings (first from the top) find “Start Skype when I start Windows” option. By default it is checked. You need to uncheck it and save your choice by clicking on “Save” button at the bottom.

That is all really, that should prevent Skype from starting up. You can close the program down. now any time you start your Windows machine, the Skype will not start up.

How to stop Skype from automatically starting : video tutorial

I have also created a short video tutorial with this topic for Youtube. If you prefer to see all this information in video format, please have a look:

I hope you have found this information useful and now know how to prevent Skype from booting. Please, let me know below if you have any problems related to this topic or questions.

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