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Does Samsung Magician always need to be running?

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    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Does Samsung Magician always need to be running?


    1) Does Samsung Magician always need to be running to benefit from its OS optimizations/tweaks?

    2) Also, what about RAPID Mode? does it also rely on Samsung Magician to work properly?

    3) Is there a way to keep Samsung Magician running on startup, but not get a UAC prompt? All my other programs start with no UAC prompt so why does it need to prompt me everytime it starts?

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I've only looked at the OS optimization feature. It seems to be just a front end for setting Registry values. Once the Registry values are set, Magician running or not has no effect. Depending on the Registry setting, you may have to log off or restart for it to kick in.

    The UAC is probably because programs that require running as Administrator can't be run immediately at startup withput triggering UAC. There are ways around it such as creating a scheduled task. But since it doesn't need to be running for the tweaks it may be moot.
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  3. #3


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    are you sure it doesn't need to be running at startup?? I still have my doubts man
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Then check more than one source. The software publisher comes to mind.
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  5. #5


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Then check more than one source. The software publisher comes to mind.
    I tried, they have no email to contact bro, I posted on their forums, not a single reply

    will check more or I might call them to the USA
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  6. #6


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I just called the online Tech Support (+1-800-726-7864) and they said there is no need for Magician to run on startup, once it has done the OS optimizations, it can safely be disabled from starting up automatically.
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