This post shows students and new users the steps to prevent Zoom from opening automatically every time one logs on to Windows 11. Zoom, a powerful meeting and communication platform, will start automatically every time a user logs on to Windows if this setting is enabled. However, if you don’t use Zoom all the time and you want to disable this behavior, the steps below will show you how to do it.

When you install Zoom in Windows 11, it automatically adds its icon to the taskbar. You can right-click the Zoom application icon on the taskbar and close it. However, the next time you log into Windows 11 again, the Zoom application will start again automatically.

If you don’t want the Zoom app to start automatically every time, follow the steps below to prevent the Zoom app from starting when you log in.

To start disabling Zoom from automatically starting in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to prevent Zoom from starting automatically in Windows 11

As mentioned above, by default the Zoom app will open automatically when you log into Windows if this setting was previously enabled. You can disable this behavior when using Windows and the steps below show you how.

With Zoom installed, you can disable automatic startup through Task Manager. To do that, click on the Start button, then find Task Manager. Under Best Match, click the Task Manager app.

search task manager in windows 11

Click on the Start up tab. If you don’t see any tabs, click More details first.

windows 11 task manager more details

Then find Zoom meeting from the list, right-click and select Deactivate. Windows will no longer open Zoom automatically when you log in.

disable zoom task manager

How to disable the automatic start of Zoom from the application

You can also disable Zoom so that it does not start automatically in Windows from within the application. Go and open the Zoom desktop app. About him Home control panel, click the Settings cog to open the Zoom application settings panel.

Windows 11 prevents zoom from starting automatically

About him Settings window below general, uncheck the highlighted box that says: Start Zoom on Windows startup as highlighted below.

uncheck the start of zoom when Windows starts

Get out of Settings window and voila. You should do that!


In this tutorial we have seen how to disable Zoom so that it does not start automatically every time you log into Windows. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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