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How do I stop Skype from starting when I start my computer?

Everytime I start my computer (Windows7) the Skype icon is on the task bar and then I have to right-click it, choose the option to close Skype and confirm that on a dialog box. Surely, there must be a way of preventing this and making Skype start only when I choose to.

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Go to, Tools >> Options... >> Uncheck the "Start Skype When I Start Windows"

 

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Go to, Tools >> Options... >> Uncheck the "Start Skype When I Start Windows"

 

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Thank you so much! I realize now how easy it is :happy:
All the best,
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You are very welcome.

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I have the same problem, but the above settings are not available. The "advanced" options are grayed out and unavailable. I could not find any place to change this setting.
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Take a backup first. Only copy main.db file and pictures folder.
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Transferring-message-files/m-p/944216#M69220

try uninstalling Skype with Revo (Select advanced options-remove all)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revouninstaller.zip

now try reinstalling latest Skype with this link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

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Nevermind... figured it out:
Many settings cannot be changed unless the user is logged into Skype. I could access the settings when logged in, but not when not logged in.
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Hello, I know this is an old post but when I try to uncheck the 'start Skype when I start windows' I get an error message 'invalid port'. The change doesn't then save. What can I do to be able to save the change?

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redanblue92 wrote:

Hello, I know this is an old post but when I try to uncheck the 'start Skype when I start windows' I get an error message 'invalid port'. The change doesn't then save. What can I do to be able to save the change?

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In Skype go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection.  In the box for "Use port ... for incoming connections type any value between 1024 and 65535. Save settings.

See also this:

 

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA148/which-ports-need-to-be-open-to-use-skype-for-windows-desktop

 

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