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Windows 7: Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?

24 May 2013   #1
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Start Up folder - Why won't this program start?

Hi,

I just reinstalled windows 7 using the Windows 7 Clean Install tutorial 3 days ago. For some reason I can't get SpeedFan to start up when my computer starts. I can go into the All Programs folders --> Startup and click the SpeedFan icon in the folder, and it fires right up. What's going on?


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24 May 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TrunkMonkey,

This is happening because SpeedFan requires elevation to run. Elevated programs are not allowed to run at startup for security purposes.

However, you could use the tutorial as a workaround to create a task for an elevated shortcut that will run SpeedFan without getting a UAC prompt, then at step 23, use the "run at startup as a task" option to create another task to run the elevated shortcut from the first task.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 May 2013   #3
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ahhhh, yes, the old UAC trick. Ok, I'll give it a shot on the tutorial. Thanks!
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24 May 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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24 May 2013   #5
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I have followed the instructions, and while I do see the command window pop open briefly, I'm not seeing the little icon appear in the notification window. I went through it twice to make sure I was following it to a T. One thing I did notice was that your task name didn't have quotes around it, as stated in #14 (image in 14 shows the item without quotes). I have tried it both ways and it didn't seem to make any difference. The item is running in Task Manager though. I could try Maximizing it. Any ideas?
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25 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You don't want to use the minimize option since it will minimize SpeedFan to the taskbar.

This will only work for administrator accounts, and will not work in standard user accounts.

Test the shortcut created from the 1st task to make sure it's running properly.

If so, be sure to create a second task using the run at startup as a task option to create a second task to run the elevated shortcut.

The quotes are optional unless there's a space in the task's name, but I included it in the steps to be safe and more universal.
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25 May 2013   #7
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You don't want to use the minimize option since it will minimize SpeedFan to the taskbar.

This will only work for administrator accounts, and will not work in standard user accounts.

Test the shortcut created from the 1st task to make sure it's running properly.

If so, be sure to create a second task using the run at startup as a task option to create a second task to run the elevated shortcut.

The quotes are optional unless there's a space in the task's name, but I included it in the steps to be safe and more universal.
Ok I see what you meant in your first posting. I just stuck that shortcut into the Start Up folder. Back soon...
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25 May 2013   #8
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I created a task "Launch SpeedFan" to operate On Startup, action was to execute SpeedFan (the task) so I pointed the Launch Program menu to the SpeedFan task, and added in the actions box an exact duplicate of what I had done in the first task, except this time it was all about the SpeedFan task, which I moved to my User folder. Still nothing. I'm going to try removing the actions stuff...

EDIT: just noticed you included a link. You have a link for EVERYthing
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25 May 2013   #9
TrunkMonkey

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Still no luck. I will pick this up tomorrow.
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25 May 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It can be tricky with all the steps. Double check to make sure that everything was followed exactly, and that any shortcut created stays where you reference it in the second task.

I'll be here in tomorrow to further help.
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