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Quick Tip: How To Prevent Microsoft Teams from Automatically Starting Up

Quick Tip: How To Prevent Microsoft Teams from Automatically Starting Up

If you are currently participating in the Microsoft Teams Preview program with Office 365 you are likely using the Windows desktop Teams app for that experience.

In my opinion the desktop app is the best way to experience the Microsoft Teams Preview however, it has one shortcoming in that it lacks the ability to disable it from automatically starting up when you start your computer up.

I suspect this will be addressed in a future app update but in the meantime you can use the Start Up tab in the Windows Task Manager to disable the app from starting automatically. Disabling this capability does not impact the apps ability to be used on your system.

To do this just bring up Task Manager by searching for it on your system and then selecting the search result that lists the Task Manager desktop app.

Once that app is opened up select the Start Up tab.

Task Manager in Windows 10

Look for Update.exe with the Microsoft Teams icon, highlighted in the screenshot above, and then select the Disable button in the lower right hand corner of the Task Manager window.

Alternatively, you can right click on the Update.exe and select Disable from the Context menu.

Task Manager in Windows 10

Once you have disabled the Update.exe for Microsoft Teams you can exit Task Manager.

In the future Microsoft Teams will not automatically start up on your system but is still available to begin manually from the Start Menu.

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