Completely disable skype on startup?

At my school, we get a notice when skype tries to connect to the Internet, and i get blacklisted for a few minutes. Skype doesn't open on startup, and I use Skype preview because it is so much faster. Is there anyway I can have it so it only tries to connect when i open it? 

Thanks in advance


If a Skype application is visible on background process under Task Manager, it's possible that one of your application is automatically signed in upon start up. To prevent this from happening, follow these steps:

To disable start up on Skype

  1. Open Skype application.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Select General settings.
  5. Uncheck the Start Skype when I start Windows option.

To log out of Skype preview

  1. Open Skype preview.
  2. Click your profile picture.
  3. Select sign out.

Note: You'll need to log back in if you wish to use either of the application.

Let us know if you need further assistance regarding your Skype application.

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Last updated July 22, 2020 Views 61,761 Applies to: