How to Stop Skype From Starting Automatically in Windows 10

Most of us when using a program or app in Windows 10, leave it by default to open automatically at startup.

That, although it’s useful, can affect the optimal startup speed since enabling more services than ordinary uses more resources from the computer.

In Windows 10, Skype starts automatically by default and today you will learn how to stop Skype from starting automatically.

What is Skype?

Skype is a free software that gives us the possibility of not only chatting but calling and making video calls around the world safely and efficiently.

You can download Skype at the following link: Download

Some of the best features of Skype for Windows 10 are:

  • Send files
  • Send instant messages
  • Schedule meetings, etc.
  • Skype can be installed on laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, etc.

On Windows 10 you can use three different Skype versions.

Skype Traditional: This is the version of Skype that you can download at the link above and it is the usual version that you always use.

Skype Preview: This is the version included in Windows 10 which presents an environment different from the traditional one and that you can use in its Preview State while it is updated to the final version.

Skype for Business: Allows you to add up to 250 people to your online video conference, enterprise-level security, employees account management and is integrated into your Office apps.

Let’s see in detail how to prevent automatic startup in all Skype versions in Windows 10.

Stop Traditional Skype From Starting Automatically in Windows 10

To perform this process, you need to open and login into your Skype account using any of the following methods:

  • Click on the Skype icon on your Desktop or Taskbar
  • Type Skype in the Windows 10 search box and choose the Skype option (Desktop application).
  • Click on the Start button and click on Skype app
  1. Navigate to the Tools tab and select Options
  2. On the left, click on General Settings
  3. Finally, uncheck the box Start Skype when I start Windows

In this way, you prevent the traditional Skype version from starting automatically in Windows 10.

 Stop Skype Preview From Starting Automatically in Windows 10

Like the traditional version, you need to open Skype and log in to your account to start the process.

  1. Navigate to your profile picture and click on it
  2. Finally, click on the Sign out button

As easy as that you prevent Skype Preview to start automatically in Windows 10

Stop Skype for Bussiness From Starting Automatically in Windows 10

First, you need to open Skype for Bussiness and login into your account.

  1. Click on the wheel icon, navigate to Tools and select Options
  2. On the left, click on Personal
  3. Finally, uncheck the box Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows and Start the app in the foreground

Now, you know how to stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows 10.

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