I have a computer with Windows 10 (20H2) that is "a few years old" and the HDD isn't as fast as it was in the beginning. I have Installed Dropbox (111.4.472 now) but I really don't need it often, so I unchecked "Start Dropbox on system start-up". I also disabled the same thing in the Windows Settings. Now, when I start my computer, there are a few things that update in the background that I don't want. And Dropbox is one of them. This pushes my HDD usage to 100% and this lasts for many minutes. Makes it feel like booting up a pc from the early 90's again. I could prepare and eat my breakfast before it's finished with everything in the background.
I know there have been other people who have mentioned the same issue years ago, but since this still happening, I will say it again. WHEN I SAY THAT DROPBOX IS NOT ALLOWED TO START, IT SHOULD NOT START! Not even in the background. It's absolutely disrespectful and bogging my pc. You really need to change this!
Here is a screenshot of the prcoesses that are running:
Alright @Walter . Following your advice, I have removed Dropbox, restarted my computer, installed Dropbox again, restarted my computer. And guess what? It still does the same thing. At minimum "Dropbox Service / DbxSvc.exe", the one without the icon in Task manager. But I suspected that before I tried. I'm not in the mood for hollow advice today.
Can you answer me this question: Not anywhere in the settings is there any mention of the updating method. There should - at least - be a choice between, manual and periodically (and the latter one should give options like "Every day/week/month" or something). So how and when does Dropbox update anyway?
Re: Dropbox is updating on system start-up, even though I turned it off
Please do note that I disapprove of this behavior and I would seriously like to suggest to making this a bit less "force-down-my-throat". For example: runthe update (background) process when I actually launch Dropbox - in stead of the system startup.