How to Turn off Microsoft OneNote?by Wendy Murphy Tech Consultant Microsoft is one of the world's largest technology companies making a wide range of products. The company manufactures various computer software, personal computers, consumer electronics, and services. Microsoft is one of the leading organizations offering different types of software including Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Suite. Further, not only does Microsoft office provides you with a word processing document, but also offers software products like Microsoft OneNote used by businesses and home users. This is an excellent software that allows users to share notes, screen clippings, drawings, etc. with other OneNote users.
Although, Microsoft OneNote is quite a useful software that allows you creating and sharing notes and other contents, as well as help organizing them, it may affect your PC's performance. This is because it may increase the boot time of your PC as well as use valuable resources like system memory when automatically starts on system boot up. If you find that this software runs automatically in background whenever your computer starts, you can prevent OneNote from automatically starting.
You don't need to remove OneNote from your computer and still you can prevent it starting automatically. In order to prevent it from starting automatically, you need to disable it from the Startup section of the Task Manager in Windows 8. And if you are using Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, you can turn off OneNote software in the System Configuration utility. Follow the below steps to disable OneNote on your computer.
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Steps to disable OneNote in Windows 8/8.1 using Task Manager
First of all, right-click your mouse on the "Start" button, then choose "Task Manager" available on the Quick Access menu that appears after mouse click.
Now, click on "More Details," then choose the "Startup" tab from the window.
Choose "Microsoft OneNote," and click on the "Disable" button.
Steps to disable OneNote in Windows 7/Vista using System Configuration Utility
First, click on the "Start" button, then type "msconfig" in the search box that appears.
Now, you'll see the "msconfig.exe" option in the search results list, click on it, and next click on the "Startup" tab.
Here you'll find the "Microsoft OneNote" option with a checkbox. Un-check this box and click on "OK" button.
Now click on the "Restart" button and reboot your computer. After rebooting, the changes will be applied.
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Windows XP System Configuration Utility
First, click on THE "Start" button, then choose "Run" from the menu.
Now, type "msconfig" in the run box that appears after the click, next click on "OK."
After this, open the "Startup" tab, click on the "Microsoft OneNote" check box to de-select this option.
Click on "OK" button and then click on the "Restart" button to restart your computer. This will apply all the changes.
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