If you have recently installed the Windows 10 Operating System on your PC, and whenever you start up your system the Skype window popups on your screen, then you need to go through this post. If you want to know how to stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows 10 OS or how to uninstall Skype for business from your Windows OS, then read on.
How to stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows
Follow these below steps to stop Skype starting automatically in Windows 7.
Step-1 Open the Skype for Business application
Step-2 Go to the ‘tools’ icon on the top right side of the application, click on the icon and go to Tools > Options
Step-3 Click on the ‘personal’ tab and uncheck the boxes displaying ‘Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows’ and ‘Start the app in the foreground.’
Step-4 Click OK
Step-5 Now, again go to Tools > File > Exit
This process will stop Skype from automatically starting on your Windows 7 or any other Operating System. It will not remove the app from your PC, though.
How to Uninstall Skype for Business in Windows 10
If you do not wish to use the Skype for Business app on your Windows system and want to remove it permanently, then follow these below steps.
Step-1 Open ‘Control Panel’ on your system
Step-2 Go to Programs > Programs and Features > Uninstall or change a program
Step-3 Select Skype for Business > Uninstall
Step-4 You will see a dialog box displaying ‘Ready to uninstall?’, click on the Uninstall button
Step-5 After the uninstallation process in finished, click on ‘Close.’
These steps will uninstall Skype for Business in Windows 10, and if it doesn’t work, then go to your ‘PC registry’ and disable Skype. Remember, if you have an Office 365 Skype for Business Suite, then you will not be able to remove it from Windows without uninstalling the rest of Office Suite. Because it is integrated with the other Office Suite Applications.
It doesn’t matter whether you are using a Windows System or a MAC OS, it seems frustrating when some applications popups or starts automatically every time you boot your system. And if these applications are not in use for you and run in background, then it becomes even worse. So, it is difficult for someone to find out what actually eating the power of a CPU.
Although the Skype for business is a handful video chat application, it is useless for the people who do not have an account on the app and not want to go for it in any near future. A single app doesn’t take too much CPU power or your time to close it, but when it happens for 4,5 or even more applications, it surely impacts on both. Hope this post on how to uninstall Skype for Business in Windows 10 will help you to get rid of this problem.