Block Spotify from Opening at Startup in Windows 7

Last updated: December 13, 2016

Music programs like iTunes and Spotify are popular options for managing and listening to music on your computer. But, like many programs that you install in Windows 7, Spotify will attempt to configure itself to start automatically whenever you log into your Windows account.

This behavior can make your computer take longer to start, plus you may not want to have Spotify open automatically whenever you start up Windows 7. Fortunately this is not something that you need to live with, and Spotify actually has a setting that you can adjust which will stop the program from opening automatically. Our tutorial below will show you the steps that you need to take in order to apply this change.

 

Adjust Spotify Settings to Stop Automatic Startup

The steps in this guide will show you how to change a setting in the Spotify program on your Windows 7 computer so that the program no longer opens automatically when you log into your computer. You can also adjust the Windows 7 startup options to block the program at startup as well. This article will show you how.

Note that the version of Spotify used in this guide is the most current version of the program available at the time this article was written. However, these steps will also work in some older versions of the program as well, although the may vary slightly.

 

Step 1: Open the Spotify program.

 

Step 2: Click Edit at the top of the window, then click the Preferences option.

click edit, then click preferences

 

 

Step 3: Scroll down and click the Show Advanced Settings button.

click show advanced settings

 

 

Step 4: Scroll down to the Startup and Window Behaviour section, click the drop-down menu to the right of Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer, then click the No option.

 

 

Note that you do not need to save this setting. Spotify will apply the change automatically. You can now continue using the program or close it. The next time you start up your computer, the Spotify program will not start.

 

Summary – How to stop Spotify from opening on Startup

  1. Launch Spotify.
  2. Click Edit at the top of the window, then click Preferences.
  3. Scroll down and click the Show Advanced Settings button.
  4. Click the drop-down menu to the right of Open Spotify automatically after you log into the computer, then click the No option.

 

Do you have the Spotify app on your iPhone, but it’s using too much data? This article will show you how stop the Spotify app from using your cellular data.

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