How To Make Lenovo Stop Running Microsoft Teams

Lenovo is a popular brand of laptops and computers that often come pre-installed with Microsoft Teams. While this can be convenient for some users, others may find it annoying or unnecessary. If you’re one of those people who want to stop Lenovo from running Microsoft Teams, here are the steps you can follow:

Step 1: Open Task Manager

The first step is to open the task manager on your Lenovo computer. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard or right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting “Task Manager” from the menu.

Step 2: Find Microsoft Teams

Once you’re in the task manager, look for the process that corresponds to Microsoft Teams. It should be listed under the “Processes” tab. If you’re not sure which one it is, you can try searching for “teams” or “microsoft teams” in the search bar.

Step 3: End the Process

Once you’ve found the Microsoft Teams process, right-click on it and select “End Task” from the menu. This will stop Microsoft Teams from running on your Lenovo computer.

Step 4: Disable Auto-Start

To prevent Microsoft Teams from starting up automatically when you turn on your Lenovo computer, you’ll need to disable its auto-start feature. To do this, open the Start menu and type “Task Scheduler” into the search bar. Once you find it, right-click on it and select “Run as Administrator” from the menu.

Step 5: Find Microsoft Teams Auto-Start

In the Task Scheduler window, navigate to the “Task Scheduler Library” folder. From there, expand the “Microsoft” folder and then the “Teams” folder. Look for a task that says “Auto-start application” or something similar. Right-click on it and select “Disable” from the menu.

Step 6: Confirm Disable

When prompted to confirm whether you want to disable the auto-start task, click “Yes”. This will prevent Microsoft Teams from starting up automatically when you turn on your Lenovo computer.


By following these steps, you should be able to stop Lenovo from running Microsoft Teams and disable its auto-start feature. If you ever want to use Microsoft Teams again in the future, you can simply re-enable the auto-start task or start it manually from the Start menu.