Windows 10: disable skype startup

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  1. Posts : 278
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       18 Nov 2015 #1

    disable skype startup


    I think this started with the new november build, but skype seems to be autostarting, even though I have not installed it.
    the process is called microsoft skype.

    how can I disable this process, so it won't start up every time I boot?

    any other unneeded windows processes that are recommended to disable?
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  2.    18 Nov 2015 #2

    Silly question to add to this, but is this the same thing as Skype Video? That is the application I have loading (I keep getting spam friend requests).
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       18 Nov 2015 #3

    shmu26 said: View Post
    I think this started with the new november build, but skype seems to be autostarting, even though I have not installed it.
    the process is called microsoft skype.

    how can I disable this process, so it won't start up every time I boot?

    any other unneeded windows processes that are recommended to disable?
    Open Skype > at the top, click Tools > click Options > right side, uncheck the box " Start Skype when I start Windows " > Save when done.

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  4.    18 Nov 2015 #4

    davidhk said: View Post
    Open Skype
    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but is there an option to disable that for Skype Video? (I don't have Skype installed, but I guess the updates last Tuesday installed some integrated version?)
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       18 Nov 2015 #5

    aj1x said: View Post
    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but is there an option to disable that for Skype Video? (I don't have Skype installed, but I guess the updates last Tuesday installed some integrated version?)
    Not sure what you mean.
    Skype requires user to sign in first.
    If you don't have Skype installed, there is nothing to worry about.
    Can you show me where I can find the "integrated version "?
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  6.    18 Nov 2015 #6

    Sure thing, once you open your start menu > all apps > S > Skype Video

    (the messenger part is start menu > all apps > M > Messaging)

    I only noticed this existed because I got spam contact requests when I logged in today so they came up as notifications. And it gave a notification (that I barely read) that said it logged me in when I logged in with my Microsoft account, so as far as I can tell it logs in when log in to my machine.
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  7.    18 Nov 2015 #7

    For MS account users, the November update included Skype video, which does start automatically with Windows. I did absolutely nothing and still got a call on that computer from a contact. I don't use that computer for skype. So far, I uninstalled the app, and hope it stays that way. I have had problems with apps installing themselves.
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       18 Nov 2015 #8

    aj1x said: View Post
    Sure thing, once you open your start menu > all apps > S > Skype Video
    If you don't use it, it's as good as "disable".
    I never have Skype Video opened up automatically.

    How about uninstall it ?

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  9.    18 Nov 2015 #9

    Not that I don't use it, just I don't want it to autostart/auto login. Maybe I'll uninstall it and go with the desktop app which has that feature... Thanks for the feedback!
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       18 Nov 2015 #10

    aj1x said: View Post
    Maybe I'll uninstall it and go with the desktop app which has that feature... Thanks for the feedback!
    Yes. That is the best choice.
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