On installation, Discord adds an update process to your Windows startup programs. Here’s how to get rid of it and reclaim your boot time once more.
Discord’s desktop client launches and checks for updates at Windows startup, which can be annoying for users. This happens because Discord adds an update process to the startup folder during installation, and its settings are configured to launch the app at Windows startup.
If you’re tired of Discord launching and looking for updates at every startup, we’ll show you how to stop it on Windows.
How to Stop Discord From Launching at Startup on Windows
Follow the below steps to prevent Discord from launching at startup:
- Open Discord.
- In the bottom-left corner, click on Settings(gear icon).
- Under App Settings, navigate to Windows Settings.
- Turn the toggle next to Open Discord to the left to turn it off.
The above steps will prevent Discord from launching at startup; however, if its Update process is allowed to run at startup in Task Manager, it may still look for updates and launch. It is therefore imperative to disable it as well.
How to Stop Discord From Searching for Updates at Startup on Windows
Follow the below steps to stop Discord from searching for updates at startup:
- Right-click on Windows Start and select Task Manager.
- Navigate to the Startup tab.
- Locate the Update process having Discord’s official logo as an icon.
- Right-click on it and select Disable.
Following the above steps will prevent Discord from launching at startup and looking for updates. However, ensure you disable the Discord-related Update process in the Task Manager, not any other process. You may get into more trouble if you stop the Windows-related update process.
Do not perform any actions if you do not see any Update process in Task Manager’s Startup tab.
Make Discord Stop Launching at Startup and Checking for Updates
We showed you how to prevent Discord from starting and checking for updates at startup. If you are frustrated by it, you can turn it off. By doing so, you will also reduce Windows boot time.
Like Discord Update, you can also disable many other processes to speed up Windows’ startup. Among them are QuickTime, Evernote Clipper, and Microsoft Office, all of which can be disabled at startup without affecting your PC in a negative way.
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