How to stop Skype from auto starting in Windows 10 at boot-up.–PC Pitstop
Stop Skype AutoStart in Windows 10
By Dave Taylor
The Question: I just updated to Windows 10 and it’s going well, except that Skype now wants to start up every time I boot the system, which is really annoying. How do I stop Skype from launching on system start?
Whether you’re on a Windows system or a Macintosh, there’s little more frustrating than the parade of apps that seem to start up every time you boot your computer. Worse, many of them are hidden behind-the-scenes, little “helper apps” that enable certain functions, listen for incoming queries, etc. For some, it’s almost impossible to figure out what they do and some of those might well be malware of some sort of another. It stinks!
Even benign programs like Skype, a very helpful video chat application, can exhibit the same sort of behaviors, starting up even if you don’t have an account and sitting on the Taskbar on your new Windows 10 system even if you never want to use the program. Any one program likely doesn’t have that much impact on your performance, but when you get 4, 5 or more starting up automatically, that’s going to have an impact on how your computer works.
Let’s just focus on your specific complaint, however. Skype automatically starting up on Microsoft Windows 10.