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04 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Question on "How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut ..."

The solution (Shawn) in the thread

How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt

(Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create)

ends with

24. When you run this new elevated shortcut, you will now no longer have to click on YES to approve the UAC prompt to allow the program run as administrator.

Where the heck do you put the shortcut?

I assumed it had to run before the program for which I created the shortcut run (at startup), so I put the shortcut in Start All programs Startup.

However, it did not work. Now, my program was not in "Startup", neither in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup". I used to know where to look next, but I have forgotten, so I do not know where my program start up on computer startup, only that my program *may* start before the shortcut (and then, the whole thing would fail).

So, I would be most obliged if someone could help me out. Where do I place the shortcut for this to work? Thanks!

Hans L





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04 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try Mike Lin's startup control ...I have it, it works on Windows 7
Still Useful in Vista: Startup Control Panel - How-To Geek
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04 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Hans,

You can run at startup as a task, Pin to Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar this shortcut, or move to where you like for easy use.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Try Mike Lin's startup control ...I have it, it works on Windows 7
Still Useful in Vista: Startup Control Panel - How-To Geek
Well, your post helped me find out that my program runs from at startup:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

So, I got the brilliant idea of setting this program not to run at startup (which would delete this key in the Registry), but to put it in either [My name] Startup or All Users Startup, and put the UAC shortcut in the Startup that did *not* have the program startup.

Well, could not check if that works, because my program does not start up in either Startup. What a bummer. Don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that I have 64-bit Windows 7 and that this program (called "Everything") is installed as a 64-bit program.

I'll continue to try, and will also look at Shawns post that just came in.

Regards,

Hans L
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04 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hans,

You can run at startup as a task, Pin to Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar this shortcut, or move to where you like for easy use.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hello Shawn.

I am scratching my head. First, if I uncheck "Start at computer startup" in Everything (my program), and put a shortcut for it in any Startup folder, the program does not start at computer startup. It only starts up if I have "Start at computer startup" checked, and then, the UAC kicks in and asks me if I want to allow Everything to change ... etc.If I say "Yes", everything is fine.

So, what should I do????

My inclination is to go back to

"How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt"

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

and recreate. If I do, what would you suggest I do after that?

Thanks very much in advance.

Hans L
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04 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hans,

I would recommend to create the shortut as outlined in this tutorial below first.
Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Next, use this tutorial below, to create a separate task to run the shortcut created from above "At startup" and "At Log on". Remember that the shortcut must remain at the location you saved it at for the startup task to continue to work.
Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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04 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Okay, Shawn, I will do. Thank you so much!

Oh, by the way, do I have to do something to undo the shortcut that I did create? (Sorry having to be a pain!)

Hans L
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04 Dec 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you created the shortcut just as in the tutorial, then nope.
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05 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you created the shortcut just as in the tutorial, then nope.
It was this one:

How to Create a Elevated Program Shortcut without a UAC Prompt


Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Regards,

Hans L
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05 Dec 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No changes needed. You will just need to use the shortcut created in that one in the tutorial below.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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