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Windows 7: Starting up

29 Aug 2015   #1

Starting up

The folder "Startup" is empty so how come Skype is started at W7 startup?

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29 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

There are many more startup locations that programs use to launch themselves on boot or login. Startup folder in start menu is just one of them, the least used probably.
Look here for a more comprehensive list: Windows Program Automatic Startup Locations

Also Autoruns is a handy utility to display all of them (much more complete than the vastly limited msconfig).

As far as I remember, Skype likes to put its exe to run on the registry. It also has an option in its config screen to disable it the easy way.
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29 Aug 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Go to msconfig/Startup and uncheck Skype. Restart computer.
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