How to Disable Microsoft Teams from Popping up Automatically in Windows 11 / 10

In this pandemic era, going online for everything is a good way to fight against this virus. Therefore, all the meetings, classes and all other gathering stuffs are conducted online through some software applications such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Meet, etc. Most of the corporate companies have adapted Microsoft Teams for their better user experience and software development. Many of the windows users have reported that unexpectedly they are getting microsoft teams application gets opened automatically on their system. No matter what they do, it occurs every time they are working on something else. If you are also facing this same issue, then do not worry. We have analyzed this situation and came up with a bunch of solutions in this post, that are definitely going to help you in some way.

Fix 1: By Turning Off Microsoft Teams from Startup


You can turn off the Microsoft Teams application from startup in 2 ways, i.e., Settings app and Task Manager. We have explained both ways below.

Method 1 : Using Settings app


Step 1: Press Windows + I keys together on your keyboard to open Settings app directly.

Step 2: Then, Click Apps on the left side of the menu in Settings app window.


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Step 3: Select Startup option available at the bottom of the Apps page as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 4: In the Startup page, Scroll down and locate Microsoft Teams app.

Step 5: Then, Click on toggle button in front of Microsoft Teams to turn it Off as shown below.


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Step 6: Close the Settings window.

That’s it.


Method 2: Using Task Manager


Step 1: Right Click on Start button present on the taskbar.

Step 2: Then, Select Task Manager from the context menu as shown below.

NOTE:- You can also use keyboard shortcut to open Task Manager directly by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys together.


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Step 3: In the Task Manager window, Click Startup tab and scroll down the applications list.

Step 4: Look for Microsoft Teams application in the list and select it by clicking it once.

Step 5: After selecting Microsoft Teams, Click Disable button at the bottom of the window as shown below.


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Step 6: After clicking Disable button, the Microsoft Teams will change to Disabled as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 7: Close the Task Manager.

That’s all.

Hope this fix helped you.

Fix 2: Make sure Microsoft Teams Application is Updated


Step 1: In the Microsoft Teams application, Click three horizontal dots ( show more options ) at the top of the application as shown below.


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Step 2: Then, Select Check for updates option from the list as shown below.


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Step 3: Then, Perform the On screen instructions to update the Microsoft Teams.

Step 4: If it is already up-to-date then, the settings small window will close and Microsoft Teams app directly opens.

Step 5: If the application finished updating to the latest version, then click Please refresh now. link that appears at the top of Microsoft Teams app as shown below.


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After clicking Please refresh now link, the Microsoft Teams application will start again with the latest version.

That’s it.

Hope this resolved your problem.

Fix 3: Delete Microsoft Teams Registry Key using Registry Editor


Step 1: Press Windows + R keys together on your keyboard to open Run box.

Step 2: Type regedit in the run box and press the Enter key to open Registry editor as shown below.

Step 3: Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue.


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Step 4: Copy and paste the below path in the empty and clear address bar of registry editor and press Enter key.




Step 5: Right click on com.squirrel.Teams.Teams registry key.

Step 6: Click Delete option from the context menu as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 7: Then, Click Yes on the Confirm Value Delete window to delete the registry key as shown below.


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Step 8: Close the Registry editor window.

Step 9: Restart your system once and once it boots up, check if the application appears automatically.

Hope this solved your issue.

Fix 4: Update the Microsoft Outlook application


Step 1: Press Windows key on your keyboard and type outlook.

Step 2: Then, Select Outlook app from the search results as shown below.


Outlook Desktop App


Step 3: Click File option present at the top menu bar of the Outlook application as shown below.


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Step 4: Then, Select Office Account option on the left side menu bar as shown.


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Step 5: Click Update Options dropdown button in the Office Account page.


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Step 6: Then, Click Update Now button in the dropdown list as shown in the below screenshot.


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Step 7: Next, perform the onscreen instructions to update the MS outlook application on your system.


That’s it guys.

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