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Cant stop skype starting with windows

Hello! 

 

SKYPE IS REALLY ANNOYING ME

 

It keeps loading with windows and I CANT TURN IT OFF

 

I have tried:

a) unchecking the box 'start with windows'

b) unchecking the skype box in msconfig

c) deleting the registry entry which is mentioned in msconfig

 

When I do the above it works for the next restart, but the one after that, its right back again. 

 

WHAT DO!?

andystanger
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Re: Cant stop skype starting with windows

Most likely you have another application installed on your system which starts with Windows and in turn starts Skype. See e.g. this:

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/How-to-disable-skype-from-starting-up-automatically-with-windo...

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Thanks man! Youre a genius!
andystanger
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Re: Cant stop skype starting with windows

I tried all of the suggestions from that other post, including downloading and running AUTORUNS, and Skype was STILL loading without permission. I didn't want to uninstall Skype, just disable it while our webcam is visiting another computer, but I reached the point where I was about to reluctantly uninstall Skype, when I had a brainwave!

 

I have now renamed the C:\Program Files\Skype folder as

C:\Program Files\Skype (disabled).

Worked like a charm

 

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