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I have steam installed in my laptop and it is annoying that steam is starting automatically when my system starts. I have unchecked the option "Run Steam when my computer runs" and disabled from startup programs in task manager as well. Is there anything else I could do to stop this?

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  • Do you close properly steam before shutting down your computer ? It seems that, with the new Windows versions, even though you ask the computer to shutdown, it's not a "real" shutdown. When that happens, I find out that my applications (Steam, Chrome, Outlook, etc.) reopen on their own. – Fana Oct 29 '19 at 9:51
  • I click "Exit Steam", followed by "Shut down" in power menu of windows start menu. I think I am doing it right, ain't I? – newbie Oct 29 '19 at 10:22
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    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling Steam? Unchecking the "Run Steam When My computer Starts" really should take care of this... since it isn't, I wonder if something else is corrupt in the background – Timmy Jim Oct 29 '19 at 11:23
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    Recommending checking out your Task Scheduler. Sometimes tasks can get created in there to run actions on logon. Not likely the case here, but it doesn't hurt to check. – Kaizerwolf Oct 29 '19 at 11:56
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    Are you running any Steam apps on startup? Starting any of Steam's apps will start Steam. – Nelson Oct 30 '19 at 3:07
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Assuming you mean the Task Manager (if not: Ctrl+Shift+Esc 🠖 Start-up 🠖 Steam Client Bootstrapper, Right-click, 'Disable'), try disabling the Steam service:

In the Start menu, type services, and open the Windows Services app.
In the list showing up, look for Steam Client Service, Right-click it, select Properties, and set Startup Type to 'Manual'.

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  • Checked the services as well. It is manual already! :( – newbie Oct 29 '19 at 15:20

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