How to Stop Zoom from Automatically Opening on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to stop Zoom from automatically opening everytime one logs into Windows 11. Zoom, a powerful meetings and communication platform will automatically startup everytime a user signs into Windows if this setting is enabled. However, if you don’t use Zoom all the time and want to disable this behavior, the steps below will show you how to do that.

When you install Zoom on Windows 11, it automatically adds its icon on the taskbar. You can right-click Zoom app icon on the taskbar and close it. However, the next time you log back onto Windows 11, Zoom app will automatically start up again.

If you don’t want the Zoom app to automatically start up every time, use the steps below to prevent Zoom app from starting up when you login.

To get started with disabling Zoom from starting up automatically on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to prevent Zoom from starting up automatically on Windows 11

As mentioned above, by default, Zoom app will automatically open up when you sign into Windows if this setting was previously enabled. You can turn this behavior off when using Windows and the steps below show you how to do that.

With Zoom installed, you can disable auto start via the Task Manager. To do that, click on the Start button, then search for Task Manager. Under Best match, click the Task Manager app.

Click the Startup tab. If you don’t see any tabs, click More Details first.

Next, look for Zoom Meeting in the list, right-click it, and select Disable. Windows won’t open Zoom automatically when you sign in anymore.

How to disable Zoom auto start from the app

You can also disable Zoom from automatically starting up on Windows from the app. Go and open the Zoom desktop application. On the Home dashboard, click the Settings cog to bring up Zoom application settings pane.

On the Settings window, under General, uncheck the highlighted box that reads: Start Zoom when starting Windows as highlighted below.

Exit the Settings window and you’re done. That should do it!


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