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Stop QuickBooks Desktop from starting automatically when the computer is rebooted

QuickBooks Desktop starts automatically when the computer is rebooted and you would like to stop this from happening or you may get a message that QuickBooks is already running when you try to launch QuickBooks Desktop.

How to fix it

Windows 10, 8.1, 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key.
  2. Type Task Manager.
  3. Click Task Manager to open it.
  4. Click Startup.
  5. Select QuickBooks Desktop.
  6. Click Disable.
  7. Reboot the computer.
    • QuickBooks Desktop should no longer open automatically upon startup.
 

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button on your computer.
  2. Choose Programs (All Programs in Windows 7 or Vista).
  3. Right click on the Startup folder and click Open.
  4. Right click the QBW32.exe file and click Delete.
    • If there is more than one QBW32.exe, repeat the steps to delete each.
  5. Reboot the computer.
    • QuickBooks Desktop should no longer open automatically upon startup.
KB ID# SLN64838
12/5/2016 10:42:46 AM
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