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Some programs fail to auto startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Some programs fail to auto startup


    As the title said. Someone my programs that has yellow-blue shield like this Click image for larger version fail to autostart at log-on or windows startup. I tried many ways: registry, put their shortcuts in startup folder, changed gpedit.msc so that they start on log-on... none of them works.
    Is there anyway to fix this, this problem seems to affect only programs with that yellow-blue shield (whatever its name is).
    Thanks in advance for any helps and advices.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Yanaro,

    The UAC shield overlay on the icon indicates that the program will prompt to run elevated when opened. By default, Windows will not run an elevated program at startup.

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut of each program like this, and place the elevated shortcut in your Startup folder to have it run at startup.

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    If you don't mind getting the UAC prompt, or have UAC notifications set to Off, you can use DelayedCuts to start these programs with a delay, simply by dragging the shortcuts onto the DelayedCuts window.

    Edit: Please see the included Readme.txt rather than asking questions about DelayedCuts here. Also there's a Contact Button on my site if you can't get it to work correctly.
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks for your helps, my problem has been solved with elevated program shortcut.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. Glad we could help.
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Yanaro View Post
    Thanks for your helps, my problem has been solved with elevated program shortcut.
    I downloaded that. If it's the same utility it looks like it automates the scheduled task creation.

    WinAero: ElevatedShortcut for Windows 7 and Windows 8
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post

    I downloaded that. If it's the same utility it looks like it automates the scheduled task creation.

    WinAero: ElevatedShortcut for Windows 7 and Windows 8
    Actually i didn't mean that program, i use Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums as Brink suggested, the only different is that i don't actually use a shortcut, instead, i change the trigger conditions so that it will run at logon.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I see. Thanks for the explanation. The utility looks pretty cool if it works.

    Edit: Could be a nice accidental find.
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 22 Apr 2014 at 08:25.
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