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Windows 7: run at startup

16 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
run at startup

program usage agent has option to run at startup(i can see with msconfig, that it has a listing to run at startup) but it wont work. Tried shortcut in start up folder and still nothing. Made sure that program was running under no compatibility, with compatibility (winxp service pack 2) and still nothing. Original programmer retired this program and no official updates are available (circa 9.0.7.0.) Program is now maintained by volunters at whirlpool (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/) upto 9.0.7.7. I am currently running manually aftert every rebooot, soo any help would be greatly appreciated.

cheers
DskRbt



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16 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

There are a few ways to run an app at startup. First, see the methods in this tut.

Startup Programs - Change

If those dont work, then do the following:

Open your registry and find the key

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run].

For each program you want to start automatically create a new string value using a descriptive name, and set the value of the string to the program executable. For example, to automatically start Notepad, add a new entry of "Notepad"="c:\windows\notepad.exe".
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16 Oct 2010   #3

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

can you not use task scheduler and make an entry in there for the program?


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16 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sorry bill2, no go does not work.?????
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16 Oct 2010   #5

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

try task schedular
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16 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

brianzion you get the bonus points it works +1
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16 Oct 2010   #7

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dskrbt View Post
brianzion you get the bonus points it works +1
i have come across programs that do not start with there own start up buttons so i always use this way if i have trouble remember to un tick the programs built in button !!
fingers crossed for you
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16 Oct 2010   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Sysinternals Suite
go to this microsoft site and download sysinternals suite and it has a program called Autoruns for Windows v10.04
you can see exactly what is running and stop things and start things also the other programs in the suite are excellent to


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16 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dskrbt View Post
sorry bill2, no go does not work.?????
Dude, if you had read the excellent tutorial I linked, you would have seen the task scheduler method (Method 6 on that page). But then, nobody reads these days....
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16 Oct 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dskrbt View Post
sorry bill2, no go does not work.?????
Dude, if you had read the excellent tutorial I linked, you would have seen the task scheduler method (Method 6 on that page). But then, nobody reads these days....
thats a great tutorial by brink bill2 but with sysinternals autorun it makes it that bit easy
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