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Windows 7: One shortcut in Startup won't start when Windows 7 boots.

17 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7, 64-bit
One shortcut in Startup won't start when Windows 7 boots.

The nonstarter is "NIS Time (32bit).exe", which sets my computer clock according to the government Internet time signal.

There must be something in Windows 7 preventing it from starting. It started fine when I was using Windows XP, and I've configured it the same way.

What's weird is that the shortcut in the Startup folder works fine if I doubleclick it. But it won't start on its own when Windows 7 boots.

"NIS Time" has a delay argument, which I've tried both ways: no delay and a one-minute delay. Neither booted at startup.

I tried using Task Scheduler instead of the Startup folder, but that didn't work either.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Zarfs,

This is due to Windows 7 will not run an elevated (run as administrator) program at startup.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below as a workaround by creating an elevated shortcut that can be placed in your Startup folder instead.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7, 64-bit


Your suggestion solved the problem. We newbies would remain newbies forever if it weren't for people such as you.

Many, many thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Sep 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. :)
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