Microsoft lync makes my laptop boot very slowly and if I disable it from startup, the laptop boots fine and quick. However the issue is, if I start lync again, it puts an entry to startup. So I end up disabling again and again before every boot. I try to put my laptop into sleep only as much possible, however there are many times I need to start up. So, please suggest how to do any of the following?

  1. How to remove a program from start up, programatically or a windows setting?
  2. How to disable Microsoft lync to stop putting an entry into startup?
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    There should be a way to turn it off in its options. Else see blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14/archive/2011/10/27/… – Anirudh Ramanathan Mar 25 '13 at 6:05
  • Yes manually we have. I need to do it with a program or automatically in any manner, with a script that would run before the system shuts down or something. – Naresh Mar 25 '13 at 6:07
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    You could write a batch-script to do the registry hack that post suggests. – Anirudh Ramanathan Mar 25 '13 at 6:08
  • Cool, I did not have to write a script. I just made the flag to 0 and it does not write to start up anymore and also its removed from startup. Thank you for your help. – Naresh Mar 25 '13 at 6:18
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    Open Lync. Then Tools > Options > Personalize > Uncheck the 'Automatically start Lync when windows starts' and it should get solved. imgur.com/YnXXsFn – Shivaranjan Mar 25 '13 at 8:28

Turn off logging in your Lync client. The logging functionality is what is causing the startup delay, not the client itself. Only use logging during diagnostics.

  • How to turn of logging? – Nam G VU Oct 25 '14 at 12:43

You can also configure Lync so that it doesn't start up with Windows. On the sign-in screen, click the configure gear and choose Tools -> Options. Select Personal and un-check "Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows"


Microsoft has dodged this to allow Lync to continue annoying users. The options to Change has become "Do you want a quick or slow repair?".

  1. Go to Run (or Windows+R).
  2. Type msconfig.exe and Click OK.
  3. Go to Start Up options, then go to Task Manager and change Lync to ge to Disabled.

Seems to work after rebooting once.

  • I'm not sure what this means. It looks like you are asking me to run msconfig, and do nothing with it, then you bring up a completely separate program - the task manager - and change some setting that I can't locate. I don't see an item called "Task Manager" in the Startup options of msconfig – elbillaf Jan 4 '17 at 12:12

You can also uninstall Lync if you don't need it (part of the Microsoft Office).

Go to the Control Panel - Programs and Features and right click on Microsoft Office 2013 and choose Change.

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Now you can continue to Add or Remove Featues and uncheck the Lync feature:

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