How to Stop Discord Checking for Updates at Windows Startup

Deepak Gupta August 16, 2022
Updated 2022/08/16 at 3:02 AM

Discord for desktop checks for updates and opens on Windows startup, which can be annoying for users. This happens because the application adds an update process to the startup folder during installationand its settings are configured to launch the application when Windows starts.

So here’s how to stop searching for Discord updates and get your boot time back.

How to stop Discord from opening on Windows startup

Follow the steps below to prevent the voice chat app from opening when you start Windows:

1. Open the application on your computer.

2. In the lower left corner, go to Settings as shown below.

3. Under "Windows Settings", disable "Open Discord".

The above steps will prevent the application from opening on startup; however, if your update process is allowed in Task Manager, you can still check for updates. It is therefore imperative to disable it as well.

Prevent Discord from checking for updates on startup

Follow the steps below to stop Discord from checking for updates at Windows startup:

1. Right-click on the taskbar and select "Task Manager".

2. Go to the "Startup" tab.

3. Locate the "Update" process having the official Discord logo or the icon shown in the image below.

4. Right-click and select "Disable".

Follow the steps above will prevent the voice chat app from starting on startup and looking for updates. However, make sure that you disable the Discord-related update process and not any other process. You may experience more problems if you stop the Windows related update process.

Disable unnecessary processes at startup

Like Discord's Update, it can also disable many other processes to speed up Windows startup. All of them can be disabled without affecting your PC in a negative way.

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