I can not close Skype For Business

DBR70

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Ive been having this trouble for 3 weeks. Skype For Business would automaticly open when i strt my computer. My computer guy said its part of Windows 10, just disable it. so i went in to its settings, went to "personal" on the lefthand side and unchecked "Automaticly Start App When I Log Into Windows". That didnt work. Now the Skype app wont even close. when i click on the "x" it just minimizes it and it shows that its open on my taskbar.
Why is this happening?
 
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MS has deem Skype for business a dead service and has replaced it with "Teams". I would simply just uninstall it.

Skype for business is not part of windows 10. It's part of their Office suite. There is a skype app that's part of windows 10.
 

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i look for it in my computers search space and it wont come up,like its not even there.
My computer guy says i cant uninstall it because its part of Windows 10
 
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My computer guy says i cant uninstall it because its part of Windows 10
You computer guy is wrong....you can uninstall both Skype and Skype for business.

Next question: Have you looked in task manager to see if the process is running. If it is disable it by right clicking it. Once disable, then look in the start up folder of task manager and disable it in there. Then go to windows 10 settings, click on apps then under apps/features......scroll down till you see it and then click uninstall.
 

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In other words it still opens on start up even though I clicked it not to and it doesn’t show it exists on the install uninstall list.
 

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Yes I can close with that... but ONLY that...
buti can not uninstall it unless it shows up on that list I showed you.
 
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instead of searching for in the search field.....can you scroll down the apps list. Does it show up there?

Open up your MS Store folder in task bar. Then click on the 3 dots in upper right corner then click on download/updates then click on get updates. If it's on your system this will update it and then you should be able to uninstall it.
 

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Skype doasnt show on the list either, its in ABC order. how do i get to the MS folder, i typed MS store inthe search task bar but it only gave me the app
 

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Ok.. I’m on the list, Skype not on there either...
Does it appear in Start Menu (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu or %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu or in the Startup tab of Task Manager or even the Startup folder ( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp or %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup) or even ProgramFIles?
 

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Skype for Business not listed in Apps and features means that it is integrated into office and can't be removed unless you uninstall Offce itself.

I also have Skype for Business. I would uninstall it if I could.

Uninstall Skype for Business
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...business-28c4a036-7f22-406c-b7f4-87894cbaf902
hmmm, im almost afriad to do that. since is is orginaly part of Windows 10.... will that lso prevent other things from working if i uninstall office?
 

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hmmm, im almost afriad to do that. since is is orginaly part of Windows 10.... will that lso prevent other things from working if i uninstall office?
If you use Office, you won't be able to use it. If you don't, then no, it won't prevent things from working.
Office is only a (pre-installed) program, not a part of Windows 10.
 

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