How to Stop Outlook From Starting When Windows Starts
Microsoft Outlook is a software program that allows users to manage email and create schedules. Outlook can be a useful tool, but it can be an annoyance for those who do not use it often. Specifically, if it starts automatically when you turn on your computer, start-up will take longer and Outlook will tie up RAM. There are a couple of simple ways to disable Outlook from starting up whenever you turn on your PC.
Change Start-Up Programs with Msconfig
Click "Start," then "Run," and then type "msconfig" in the box and click "OK." (For Vista you can also type "msconfig" into the search field.)
Click "OK," then click the "Startup" tab.
Go through the list and uncheck any boxes related to MS Outlook, and then click "Apply."
Use Windows Defender to Change Startup Programs
Click "Start," then "Control Panel," then "Windows Defender."
Click "Tools," and then open "Software Explorer." The Explorer should start with the program-type dropdown menu already set to "Startup Programs."
Highlight "MS Outlook" in the list on the left and click "Disable."
Tips & Warnings
- If Outlook continues to start up, then consider reinstalling the MS Office package and performing a custom install without MS Outlook.
- Windows Defender comes installed on all Vista-based PCs. XP users can download Defender as an additional program. it is a free download.