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    How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    I have Windows 8 Lenovo laptop. When I start the laptop (running on home Wi-Fi network) then the automatically the service and other apps such as Skype, mail etc. start connecting to the internet. I would like to stop them from connecting to the internet on their own and only the browser should be able to connect. How do I stop the software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet.

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    swathi123 Array
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    Re: How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    To stop connecting automatically to the internet do the fallowing
    go to start
    launch the browser
    select internet options
    select connections tab in the new window
    then select never dial
    If this does not fix your problem
    go start
    select control panel
    go to advanced
    select network connections
    select dailup preferences
    then uncheck the check box enable autodial by location
    This will solve your problem.

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    pushp Array
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    Re: How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    Hello there !!!

    since all the application got to start themselves when you open your account,
    this is because these application comes into the category of startup application.
    and the startup application are those application which do not require the user permission to get executed.

    so if you want not to start them then do follow the steps given :-

    1. open the run command (win+r)
    2. type >> msconfig.
    3. a dialogue box will opened there >> go to startup tab.
    4. there will be the list of all the application that start up when the windows start.
    5. so disable the application you don't want them to start.
    then click ok >>apply

    then reboot your system.
    your problem will be solved.

    hope i am clear to you.
    thanks for posting in EALP.
    Pushp Singh

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    sai charan Array
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    Re: How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..................

    1.Firstly open the start menu.

    2.Then you click on the option 'Control Panel'.

    3.There you open the 'Internet Options'.

    4.Then you select the 'DialUp Preferences'.

    5.There you remove the tick to the option 'Auto Dial Up by location'.

    6.At last you save those changes.

    Have a nice day........................

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    Vishu Array
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    Re: How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    Hi there!!!!..
    To stop this you have to "ON" the "Download over meter connection".

    To start this use the following steps below:-

    1) Press "Windows + C" to open the charm bar.

    2) Now go to "Settings" then click on the "Change PC settings".

    3) In the settings click on the "Device" then click "ON" below the "Download Over meters connections".

    Have a Nice day....

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    Kenny70 Array
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    Re: How to stop Windows 8 software and other apps from automatically connecting to internet?

    To stop Apps from Autoconnecting do take few simple actions.

    Instead of exiting those programs , systematically close the program by signing off.

    Don't keep the wifi connection active, disconnect the wifi and connect only when required.

    Any program which is signed off doesn't log in automatically.

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