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How to prevent Docker autostart on Windows

(PhoenixHawk) #1


I cannot prevent Docker for Desktop from automatically starting.
I don’t use docker every day, and I need my systems resources for my day to day work and not for a HyperV VM that sits idle. It is extremely annoying to wait for it to start up, just to manually stop it again.

I have Docker for Windows Version (30215), stable, Build: 0b030e1.
However, this problem also was there with several previous version.

I disabled “Settings” -> “General” -> “Start Docker Desktop when you Log in”

What I tried:
I tried first to factory-reset a couple times. Then I tried re-installing Docker at least 3 times.
I always update docker to the latest version and try to set that setting again, but to no avail.

What can I do, so that Docker does NOT automatically start when I boot up my system?



(Muhammad Haris Shafiq) #2

If you want to prevent docker from auto-start then follow these steps
1.Open “Task Manager”(Press CTRL+SHIFT+Esc)
2.Click on Startup tab(in Task Manager toolbar)
3.You will get the list of apps that will auto-start when the system boots each time
4.Look for the “Docker Desktop” in List and Disable it.
This will solve your Problem.

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Thanks in Advance…

Muhammad Haris SHafiq


Windows 10 and 8.x

  1. Press Win-r . In the “Open:” field, type:

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Press Enter .
2. Right-click the program you don’t want to open at startup and click Delete.