How to Stop Discord from Launching at Startup on Windows

Discord is an online platform for communication that enables people to chat and call each other. Originally Discord was built for the gaming community, but people from all types of communities now use it. The one issue users face is that the Discord app automatically opens and runs as soon as the computer turns on. The start-up apps affect the loading speed of Windows laptops. If you are tired of every time Discord launches on the startup, we are here to provide you with the solution.

How to Stop Discord from Launching at Startup Windows?

Discord adds an update component to the installation folder, which sets the Discord to launch during the PC’s startup. However, you can change the settings; there are two ways to stop Discord from launching at the startup:

  1. Change Discord Settings to Stop It from Launching at Startup
  2. Stop Discord from Launching at Startup from Task Manager

1: Change Discord Settings to Stop it From Launching at Startup

To stop Discord from launching at startup, follow the instructions given below:

Step 1: Launch Discord; tap on the Settings icon at the bottom-left corner of Discord:

Step 2: A new window will open; choose Windows Settings from the left pane. Now look for the SYSTEM STARTUP BEHAVIOR section, and toggle off the option Open Discord:

Now, you have to manually launch the Discord app whenever you want to use it.

2: Stop Discord from Launching at Startup through Task Manager

The other way to turn off the automatic start component of discord is to turn it off from the task Manager:

Step 1: Right-click on the Taskbar and choose Task Manager; you can also press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch the Task Manager on the laptop/PC:

Step 2: Click on the Startup tab, look for the application name with the Update, and select it. Click on the Disable button to turn it off:

Note: The downloaded file of Discord will automatically be renamed as Update, whether you install it from the app or through its website.

Bottom Line

Discord launches and checks for updates on the startup, which is annoying for the users. If you are using the Discord app on a Windows laptop, you can turn this setting off in two different ways. You can either modify the settings from the Discord app or disable it from the start-up tab in the Task Manager of the device. We showed you how to stop discord from launching and searching for updates on startup on Windows. By doing this, you can minimize the Windows boot time.

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