Spotify starting with Windows 10 even when disabled? Try this fix

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Spotify starting with Windows 10 even when disabled? Try this fix

maxhicks
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If you're running Windows 10 and can't get Spotify to stop opening when Windows starts - even with the startup option set to "No" in the Advanced section of Spotify's preferences - you may have the Windows app store version of the program installed, even if you don't think you have. So try this:

 

  • Search for Spotify in the Windows search bar
  • When it comes up in the list, right click it and select "App Settings"
  • A panel of Windows settings for the app will appear, not Spotify's own settings
  • Find the "Runs at log-in" option. It will likely be greyed out. Click "Configure startup tasks" right underneath it
  • Find Spotify in the list which appears and uncheck it

 

This worked for me. Your experience may differ. I had even used CCleaner and other methods to change startup entries without success until I tried the above procedure.

 

I believe this is a problem caused by Windows being confused because it is possible to have downloaded and installed Spotify from the Spotify website as a regular program, and it is also possible to have downloaded and installed Spotify from the Windows app store as an "app".

 

If you've d'loaded it as a Windows app, you need to configure the Windows settings as described above (in addition to the regular "Edit > Preferences > [Show Advanced Settings] > Startup and Window Behavior >Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer > No" fix within Spotify).

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Re: Spotify starting with Windows 10 even when disabled? Try this fix

Rock Star 14
Rock Star 14

Hey there @maxhicks,

thanks for sharing in the community !

 

As this is a section for users to post their issues or question, solutions are to be provided based on a presented issue.

 

Your initiative and useful info are great and will help users when needed.

However, i believe you should check out this article on the Spotify community Rock Star Progrem.

 

Waiting to hear what you think =)

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