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

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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.)

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Click "OK," then click the "Startup" tab.

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Go through the list and uncheck any boxes related to MS Outlook, and then click "Apply."

Use Windows Defender to Change Startup Programs

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Click "Start," then "Control Panel," then "Windows Defender."

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Click "Tools," and then open "Software Explorer." The Explorer should start with the program-type dropdown menu already set to "Startup Programs."

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Highlight "MS Outlook" in the list on the left and click "Disable."