Stop Skype from Starting Automatically when windows 10 boots

When booting your Windows 10, you must have noticed that there are certain apps that start automatically. While this can be useful for those apps that you are using regularly, some apps may not be required. One such app is Skype which is by default set to start automatically when your computer boots up.

It starts by default on startup and then you can log in to your Skype account. Why does this happen? Because it instantly notifies you of any missed calls or messages that came through when your system was shut down. However, not everyone may need it that way. So, how do you change Skype’s auto-start settings? Let’s find out.

Stop Skype from Auto start via Task manager

1. Press CTRL + Shift + Esc together from the keyboard to open task manager.

2. Click on startup Tab.

3. Right click on skype from the list and choose disable.


Skype Disable

Stop Skype from Starting Automatically in Windows 10 Via Settings App


Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon (Start) on your desktop and click on Settings in the context menu.


Windows Icon Right Click Settings


Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Privacy.


Settings Privacy


Step 3: In the Privacy screen, on the left side of the pane, scroll down till you find the App permissions section. Under this section, click on Background apps. On the right side of the pane, scroll down till you find Skype. Here, turn off the toggle next to Skype.


Privacy App Permissions Background Apps Skype Toggle Off


Now, restart your computer and Skype will not start automatically anymore.

2 thoughts on “Stop Skype from Starting Automatically when windows 10 boots”

  1. Need to show where the command is stored to start it. Is it in the registry, it is not, I looked, is it in the taskscheduler, I have not found it yet, but it could be. I need to stop it before it ever starts it. I run the updates via a .bat file, it is an update that is activating it so before I reboot I need to knbow what to delete where to stop it from starting the frst time programmatically so no user interaction is needed. HOW EVEIL OF MS TO FORCE THIS ON US. NO APP MUST EVER START AUTOMATICLY WITH OUT EXPLICIT USER INPUT BEFORE IT IS PROGRAMED TO DO IT!!! AND NEVER EVER VIA AN UPDATE MUST ANYTHING NEW NOT ALREADY PRESENT BEFORE THE UPDATE BE ADDED IN, NOT EVER!!!!!

    Thanks for the great article, but please add more detail.

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