During installation, Discord adds an update process to your Windows startup programs. Here’s how to get rid of it and reclaim your startup time once again.
Discord’s desktop client launches and checks for updates when Windows starts, 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 when Windows starts.
If you’re tired of launching Discord and checking for updates every time you start it, we’ll show you how to stop it on Windows.
How to Stop Discord from Launching on Startup in Windows
Follow the steps below to prevent Discord from launching on startup:
- Open Discord.
- In the lower left corner, click Settings(gear icon).
- Below App settingsmove towards Windows Settings.
- Turn the toggle next to open discord to the left to turn it off.
The above steps will prevent Discord from launching on startup; however, if its update process is allowed to run on startup in Task Manager, it can still check for updates and launch. It is therefore imperative to deactivate it as well.
How to Stop Discord from Checking for Updates on Startup in Windows
Follow the steps below to stop Discord from checking for updates on startup:
- Right click on Windows Begin and select Task Manager.
- Navigate to the start tongue.
- Locate it Update process having the official Discord logo as its icon.
- Right click on it and select Disable.
Following the steps above will prevent Discord from launching on startup and checking for updates. However, make sure to disable the Discord-related update process in the task manager, not any other process. You might have more problems if you stop the Windows-related update process.
Do not take any action if you do not see any update process in the Startup tab of Task Manager.
Stop Discord from launching on startup and check for updates
We’ve shown you how to stop Discord from starting and checking for updates on startup. If you are frustrated with this, you can turn it off. Doing so will also reduce Windows startup 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 on startup without negatively affecting your PC.