Skype how to stop auto start

  howard64 10:06 14 Feb 2010

I have installed Skype to use video calling. It starts automatically but I cannot find a way of setting it to manual. It is not in the msconfig list nor can I find it in services. Does anyone know how to change it?

  Technotiger 10:11 14 Feb 2010

In Skype go to Tools>Options in the first window that opens, untick the boxes as necessary.

  howard64 10:14 14 Feb 2010

hi Technotiger in my copy tools - options there are no ticks in the first page only classic windows

  compumac 10:19 14 Feb 2010

Views - Skype or Classic Windows

Choose Skype
/ Options /General
Uncheck "Start Skype When I start Windows"

  howard64 10:36 14 Feb 2010

there is no tick in start skype when I start windows

  Technotiger 10:36 14 Feb 2010

there are no ticks in the first page only classic windows ...

Hmm, that is how it should be! Have you clicked on Save at the bottom of that Options window?

Do you have the latest version which is

  howard64 10:42 14 Feb 2010

yes it is that version and it is saved - at the moment I use win patrol to delay its start but as I use it very rarely I would like to control it. Perhaps its because I am using xp 64bit. When I had xp 32 bit I used msn messenger but that does not work with xp 64bit - ms own progs not working together.

  Technotiger 10:56 14 Feb 2010

Yes I guess 64bit could be behind it - question...why are you using 64bit anyway? Surely XP (which I also have) is better off with 32bit.

  howard64 11:37 14 Feb 2010

I have an asus mobo which clearly states use no more than 3GB with 32bit and I bought 4GB when I got it, before reading the manual and 64bit works like lightning with the 4GB.

  Technotiger 12:21 14 Feb 2010

Fair 'nuff, but as you already suspect, possibly the 64bit does affect Skype in some small way.

  howard64 12:48 14 Feb 2010

Thanks I shall just have to live with it and all credit to winpatrol plus to delay it.

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