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Windows 7: Run app at startup

30 Jan 2011   #1
ram085

Windows 7, 64bit, home Premium
 
 
Run app at startup

I am trying to run "Alarm Me" at startup. It is in the startup folder and listed in Msconfig Startup. I have it set to run as Administrator, Win XP Sp2 compatability and minimized. I have also tried to run it using Task Scheduler, to no avail. If I open the startup folder and click on the app, it executes properly. ?


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30 Jan 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ram, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's due to it being set to Run as administrator for why it may not run at startup.

If the program has to use Run as adminstrator for it to run properly, then you can use the tutorial below to create a new elevated shortcut for it that will not give you a UAC prompt when ran. Afterwards, place this new elevated shortcut in your Startup folder instead of the other one.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2011   #3
ram085

Windows 7, 64bit, home Premium
 
 
Run app at startup

Hi Shawn, Thanks for your reply. UAC is not the problem. I have the app set to run as Administrator and do not get any error message, it just fails to run.
Bob
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30 Jan 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Bob,

As a test, create a elevated shortcut as in the tutorial above.

Afterwards, see if you can get that shortcut to run at startup while using step 15 (for the elevated shortcut) in the tutorial below.

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

Hopefully that should allow it to run for you at startup.
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31 Jan 2011   #5
ram085

Windows 7, 64bit, home Premium
 
 
Run app at startup

Hi Shawn, Thanks for all your help. This is what my final task looks like:
PROPERTIES
General
Name Alarm3
User Bob-HP\Bob
Run only when user is logged on
Configure Windows server, etc.
Triggers
At Startup
At Log on (any user) (It seems that I need both triggers)
Actions
Start a program C:\Program Files (x86)\Alarm Me\AlarmMe.exe
Conditions (Grayed out)
Settings (Grayed out)

Again, Thanks much for your help
Bob
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31 Jan 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Bob. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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