How To Remove Microsoft Teams From Start Up

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Do you often get irritated when Microsoft Teams automatically opens every time your computer starts? Being someone who enjoys having complete control over my startup programs, I completely empathize with the annoyance. In this article, I will walk you through the step-by-step procedure of eliminating Microsoft Teams from your startup programs, giving you a more streamlined and customized startup experience.

Why Remove Microsoft Teams from Startup?

Before we jump into the how-to steps, let’s briefly discuss why you might want to remove Microsoft Teams from your startup programs. While Microsoft Teams is a valuable collaboration tool for many businesses, if you do not use it frequently or prefer to manually open it when needed, having it start up automatically can be unnecessary and can slow down your computer’s startup time. By removing it from startup, you can have a faster and more efficient startup process.

Step-by-Step Guide: Removing Microsoft Teams from Startup

  1. First, open Microsoft Teams on your computer. You can do this by searching for “Microsoft Teams” in the Start menu or by clicking on its icon in the taskbar if it is already running.
  2. Once Microsoft Teams is open, click on your profile picture or initials in the top right corner of the screen to open the drop-down menu.
  3. In the drop-down menu, click on “Settings”.
  4. A new window will open with various settings options. Look for the “General” tab on the left-hand side of the window and click on it.
  5. Scroll down to the “Application” section and locate the “Open application in the background” option. By default, this option is enabled, causing Microsoft Teams to start up automatically.
  6. To disable Microsoft Teams from starting up, simply toggle off the switch next to the “Open application in the background” option.
  7. Once you have disabled the option, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the window to apply the changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed Microsoft Teams from your startup programs. The next time you restart your computer, Microsoft Teams will no longer automatically start up in the background.

My Personal Experience

As a frequent user of Microsoft Office tools, I initially had Microsoft Teams set to start up automatically. However, I soon found that it was unnecessary for it to be running in the background all the time. By following the steps outlined above, I was able to remove it from startup and regain control over my computer’s startup process.

Since removing Microsoft Teams from startup, I have noticed a significant improvement in my computer’s startup speed. Now, I can choose when to open Microsoft Teams and have a more streamlined startup experience tailored to my needs.


Removing Microsoft Teams from your computer’s startup programs can help optimize your startup process and give you more control over when and how you use the application. By following the step-by-step guide provided, you can easily disable Microsoft Teams from automatically starting up and enjoy a faster and more personalized startup experience.