How to uninstall Skype for Business on Windows 10

Skype for Business keeps popping up on the desktop, use these steps to disable it permanently.

Uninstall Skype for Business
Uninstall Skype for Business

If you no longer use Skype for Business or you launched the app by mistake, you’ll notice the app will continue to start with Windows 10, which can be annoying and a waste of resources.  

Skype for Business comes integrated into the suite of Office apps, which means that it’ll not appear as a choice to uninstall it from the Settings app or Control Panel. However, you can disable the app permanently to prevent Skype from opening at startup on Windows 10.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to uninstall Skype for Business by disabling it from launching automatically on Windows 10.

How to disable Skype for Business on Windows 10

To uninstall (disable) Skype for Business, use these steps:

  1. Open Skype for Business.

  2. Click the Options menu (gear icon) from the top-right corner.

    Skype for Business option
    Skype for Business option
  3. Click on Personal.

  4. Under the “My account” section, clear the Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows option.

  5. Clear the Start the app in the foreground option.

    Skype for Business uninstall options
    Skype for Business uninstall options
  6. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, the next time you restart your device, Skype for Business will no longer launch automatically and use system resources.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].