How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically

How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically

Are you annoyed with Microsoft Teams from Opening automatically at every startup? Then you are not alone. Microsoft Teams has now become a part of Microsoft 365 products which means it is included in most Microsoft 365 subscriptions and installed along with the other Microsoft 365 products.

If you are not using Microsoft Teams, you will be annoyed with the auto-launch behaviour and want to stop it unconditionally. But why is Microsoft forcing Teams to open it automatically on every startup?

As a Microsoft Teams user since its launch, I want Microsoft teams to be open constantly because I, or most Microsoft 365 users, use this tool as a primary collaboration tool, and for us, it makes sense.

Teams Machine-Wide Installer will automatically appear in your control panel programs and features. Remember one thing Microsoft Teams doesn’t start automatically unless the user manually starts it. When you open Microsoft Teams for the first time, Microsoft creates one registry on your PC. 

The Teams Machine-comprehensive installer is responsible for installing the Teams for every user on that particular PC.

Option 1: How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically using Microsoft Teams App

Open the Microsoft Teams application on your device; on the upper right corner, click your profile and select Settings.

How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically

Un-Check the Auto start application button and close the windows.

How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically

From now on, Microsoft Teams will not start automatically on your PC during the startup.

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Option 2: How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically using Registry

Let’s assume you have 100s of 1000s of computers in your network, which means you need some centralized option to stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically on all the user’s devices. 

Using Registry Key, you can stop Microsoft Teams from starting automatically in just a few seconds. Follow the below steps to achieve this method.

    • Press Windows Key on your keyboard to open the Search bar and type Registry Editor
    • Select Registry Editor on the search result.
    • Click Run as Administrator to open Registry Editor with admin privilege.
How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically
    • Go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\common\officeupdate
    • Right click select New to create a new Registry Key
    • Select Registry type as DWORD (32-Bit) Value
How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically
    • Type the registry Value name as PreventFirstLaunchAfterInstall
    • Type the registry Value data as 1
    • Click OK and close the Registry Editor 

Option 3: How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically using Task Manager

Option 1 is the most efficient method to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically. However, you do like this also:

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager on your Device

    • On the Task Manager, Click Startup 
    • Select Microsoft Teams
    • Right-click and select Disable
How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically

Option 4: How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically using Startup Apps

Another third option is to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically using Startup Apps on your device. You can achieve this as follows:

Go to Settings > Apps > Startup on your Windows 10 Computer or type “Startup” in the search box to open the “Startup Apps”.

    • Go to Startup to find the list of Startup Apps on your device
    • Select Microsoft Teams and turn Off the button
How to Stop Microsoft Teams From Starting Automatically

That’s it. This is how you can Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically on your device using the 4 different possible options.

Common FAQs:

How to Stop Microsoft Teams from Opening Automatically

To stop Microsoft Teams from opening automatically on every system startup, please follow the above articles and proceed with any option you prefer. 

How to Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Startup?

To Disable Microsoft Teams auto startup on every system startup, please follow the above articles and proceed with any option you prefer. 

Stopping Microsoft Teams from starting up automatically will create any issue?

No, you will not have any issue on your device or Microsoft Teams when you stop or disable it from starting up automatically; it’s a user preference choice enabled by default.

How can I open Microsoft Teams after disabling the auto startup?

Search for Microsoft Teams on your search bar or go to the desktop; you will find a shortcut. 

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