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XPS 13 -- Newly installed program auto-startup

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    XPS 13 -- Newly installed program auto-startup


    Couldn't quite come up with a good title to sum up what the issue is. Searched around but couldn't find the relevant topic.


    I have the Dell XPS 13, i7, non-touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Win 8.1.


    It seems that certain programs that I've installed, the most recent one will start up when I boot up the laptop, even though I've disabled their start up within options. I've checked the Startup folders in the start menu, task manager start up, regedit (both local machine and current user), and none have the application inside.


    For example, I installed Teamviewer, and it always started up during the Windows boot, despite startup being unchecked. Then I later installed MacType, and the MacType wizard keeps popping up when I boot into Windows now in place of Teamviewer. I've installed these on other computers and have never had this issue. Renaming the application works, but I do need MacType to start up, just silently, and as a service rather than the Wizard.


    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    On Teamviewer, according to this page:
    Disable TeamViewer From Loading Automatically When Starting Windows | Iowa City Computer Service & Repair

    I see this note:


    Update: 31 March 2015

    Recent versions of TeamViewer may not have the ability to disable it from loading on startup. In such cases, removing the software might be the best solution. Then, install the TeamViewer QS version for occasional use.



    For detecting all the automatic starts try AutoRuns


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    Windows 8.1


    To clarify, TeamViewer is fine now, it's MacType that has replaced TeamViewer as the app that starts up automatically. I don't think it's application specific, but Windows doing something to make the *most recently installed* application (of a certain type) start up automatically.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    AutoRuns should still tell you where is it starting from. The window looks complex but try control f to find the program .

    AutoRuns is free.
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    Windows 8.1


    Sweet, thanks MilesAhead, turns out it was in Task Scheduler. Weird how this has never happened before on at least 3 other computers...
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad you found it.
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XPS 13 -- Newly installed program auto-startup
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