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Windows 8 enable or Disable shell

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 enable or Disable shell


    Hello all,
    I'm trying to launch my application directly after boot. Someone had adviced me to replace shell from "explorer.exe" to the application I want to launch.
    Is it the correct way for launching the application after boot.
    Please advice.

    Thanks,
    Narayanan K

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried At Startup---

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 enable or Disable shell


    Yes, I've tried the task scheduler both at startup and login. In both the cases my application launches only after login and only once the Desktop is shown.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know then.

    Somebody will be along with new ideas .
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by narayananecon View Post
    Yes, I've tried the task scheduler both at startup and login. In both the cases my application launches only after login and only once the Desktop is shown.
    I don't know I don't think you can run a windows based program with out Windows running? If you needed only limited resources I guess you could set up a boot device USB or DVD to boot to a Windows PE Environment with just the drivers/resources you need running for your software program. There may be something in the Metro interface that would work for you I don't know as I don't use it. I think your still going to need window running. Or seek out a code writer that can perhaps rewrite some of the code to prevent explore.exe from running and your software to replace the Windows GUI? ie Explorer.exe
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  6. #6


    I'm trying to launch my application directly after boot.
    Any "application" is going to need a host Operating System to run, so basically, you are NOT going to be able to do what you want. You will need to launch an OS first, THEN, your app.
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  7. #7


    The East Coast
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926




    What is the app ?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 enable or Disable shell


    It's a Qt based UI application.
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Windows 8 enable or Disable shell
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