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  1.    01 Mar 2017 #1
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    Skype starts with boot


    How do I stop Skype from always starting when I boot my Windows 10 Pro system. I have looked in the 2 locations in the registry, in msconfig and in the startup folder, but no success. Is there another place to look?
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  2.    01 Mar 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkoss View Post
    How do I stop Skype from always starting when I boot my Windows 10 Pro system. I have looked in the 2 locations in the registry, in msconfig and in the startup folder, but no success. Is there another place to look?
    HI nkoss, welcome to forum.
    Open Skype, untick where indicated by arrow at bottom, Right click Skype on taskbar and click on Quite Skype, top indicated arrow on attachment under Skype click close.
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  3.    01 Mar 2017 #3
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    My sign in does not look like that. It is separated into 2 screens, the first asks for ID and the second asks for password and neither has such a checkbox. But I did find those words on a checkbox under options. I had already unchecked "Start Skype when I start Windows" I will try unchecking the other box and see if that works. Thanks.
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  4.    01 Mar 2017 #4
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    I thought that worked, but the program was just delayed. Even though both are unchecked, it started up anyway. ARGH!!

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  5.    01 Mar 2017 #5
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    One other way on taskbar right click as shown and click on QUIT SKYPE
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  6.    01 Mar 2017 #6
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    Dencal...That is what I am trying to avoid. I know how to close the program, but I want to prevent it from opening unless I specifically click on it.
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  7.    02 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkoss View Post
    Dencal...That is what I am trying to avoid. I know how to close the program, but I want to prevent it from opening unless I specifically click on it.
    Instruction post #5 does exactly what you are trying to achieve.
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  8.    02 Mar 2017 #8
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    Are you referring to the one where you suggested that I Rclick on the icon on the taskbar? But by then the program has already started. I want to prevent it from ever getting to the taskbar.
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  9.    02 Mar 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkoss View Post
    Are you referring to the one where you suggested that I Rclick on the icon on the taskbar? But by then the program has already started. I want to prevent it from ever getting to the taskbar.
    When you open Skype not on does it appear on screen, an icon also shows on Taskbar as shown.
    Follow my earlier instruction right clicking on task bar icon, then clicking on QUIT SKYPE, this renders it inactive
    It will not start again until you click on Skype to open, then when finished again click QUIT SKYPE.
    Do this each time you finish using Skype.
    Then Skype will no longer appear on taskbar until you reopen it.
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  10.    02 Mar 2017 #10
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    I don't mean to be obstinate, but I guess I'm not communicating properly. What you are suggesting is fine AFTER Skype has started. What I want to do is PREVENT Skype from starting when I do a fresh boot. Skype just doesn't seem to be following its own checkboxes that I have unchecked in the options menu.
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