How To Stop Ms Word From Opening On Startup

If you’re among the many users who have experienced Microsoft Word opening automatically when you start up your computer, you’re not alone. As it turns out, there’s a setting that causes this, and you can easily turn it off. This blog post will guide you through the process step-by-step.

For Windows Users:

If you’re using a Windows PC, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Task Manager” by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the “Startup” tab.
  3. Look for Microsoft Word in the list. If you see it, click on it, and then click the “Disable” button at the bottom-right of the window.

These steps should prevent Word from opening on startup.

For Mac Users:

If you’re a Mac user, the process is a little different. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Apple” menu and choose “System Preferences”.
  2. Go to “Users & Groups”.
  3. Choose your username on the left, then click the “Login Items” tab on the right.
  4. You will see a list of items that open automatically when you log in. Look for Microsoft Word in this list. If you see it, click on it, then click the “-” button below the list.

This will remove Word from the list, and it will no longer open on startup.


Stopping Microsoft Word from opening on startup is an easy task once you know where to look. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can speed up your computer’s boot time and get to your work more quickly. Remember, the key is to remove or disable Word from your computer’s startup list. Once you do that, you’ll no longer have to deal with Word popping up every time you turn on your computer.