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Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

You know the deal - Spotify demands to be the first program that opens upon startup, slows down my entire computer with this task, and is just a pain in the rear end because I have to start my laptop multiple times a day and only use Spotify a few times a week.

I've read a whole bunch of help on how to edit the startup problem, but all articles are written for Windows 7 or below, and Windows 8 is a whole new interface. I've tried going to programs and clicking on Spotify, but 'uninstall' is the only option - and to be honest if this problem continues I probably will end up uninstalling it. So how do I fix this problem with the Windows 8 program?

 

Any help will be appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

Can you not turn it off from inside the client?
Edit > Preferences > Scroll Down > Don't open automatically.

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Re: Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

Checking the "don't open" option doesn't work?

 

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Registered: ‎03-04-2015

Re: Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

I'm trying to stop spotify from opening on windows. I've tried clicking "edit" "preference" but nothing about opening pops up. In fact, nothing at all pops up. I detest spotify because this is the SECOND time I've had to struggle to stop this annoying program from slowing my computer down to a crawl. 

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Re: Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

Yeah, I don't see the option to stop it from auto-starting on Windows 8 either.  The preferences do show up in the middle of the app, but there's nothing about startup.  Advanced options has nothing either.

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Re: Stop Spotify Automatic Startup on Windows 8

I had the same probelm, it's super annoying.

 

In the latest version, select edit -> preferences and scroll to the bottom. Find "advanced preferences" and click to expand.

 

Scroll a bit more and you will then see a headding for "open spotify" change the answer to "no" next to the questions "open spotify automatcially..."

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