How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Starting Automatically : 4 Methods

Microsoft Teams has become a popular communication and collaboration tool for many individuals and businesses. While it offers numerous benefits, some users may find it annoying when Teams starts automatically upon system startup. If you’re one of those users, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically on Windows.

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Method 1: Disabling Teams from the System Tray

  1. Locate the Microsoft Teams icon in the system tray, typically located in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Right-click on the Teams icon to open the context menu.

  2. From the menu, uncheck the “Auto-start Microsoft Teams” option. This will prevent Teams from launching automatically when you start your computer.

Method 2: Adjusting the Teams Settings

  1. In the Teams application, click on three dots in the top-right corner. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings.
  2. In the Settings window, navigate to the “General” tab. Under System. Toggle the switch next to “Auto-start application” to the off position.
  3. Close the Settings window.

Method 3: Using the Task Manager

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager directly. In the Task Manager window, navigate to the “Startup” tab.
  2. Locate “Microsoft Teams” in the list of startup applications.
  3. Right click on “Microsoft Teams” and click on “Disable”.
  4. Close the Task Manager.

Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor (Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions only)

  1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter to open the Group Policy Editor.
  2. Navigate to “User Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Microsoft Teams“.
  3. Double-click on “Do not auto-start Teams installation” policy.
  4. Select “Enabled” and click on “Apply” and “OK“.

These methods should help you stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically on your Windows computer. By disabling the auto-start feature, you can have more control over when and how you use Teams, allowing for a smoother startup experience.

It’s worth noting that these steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Teams or Windows that you’re using. If you encounter any difficulties, consult the official Microsoft Teams documentation or seek further assistance from their support team.

Remember, even if you stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically, you can still manually launch the application when you need to use it. This way, you can have a clutter-free startup and focus on the applications that are most important to you.