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  • Question

  • The .exe is included in the startup items but will not start. 

    Checked Programme runs in XP mode as adminstrator

    Created a scheduled task to startup on logon.

    Programme does not run but a popup asks me if I want to allow the programme to make changes.

    Is there anything I can modify in the registry to allow this programme to run without manually allowing it?

    Programme is personal reminder

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:00 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I think this issue is related to UAC. Windows: User Account Control can be obnoxious when it prompts you for approval on certain apps every time.

    There is a way to bypass the UAC warning when running programs as administrator.

    Tips and tricks blog MakeUseOf suggests adding frequent offenders to Task Scheduler to avoid this annoyance.

    The process is a little tedious, but easy enough if you're familiar with Task Scheduler:P
    1. In Task Scheduler, right-click "Task Scheduler Library" and select "New Folder" Name it whatever you would like.
    2. Select the new folder and click "Create Task" (not "Create Basic Task")
    3. Name the task something descriptive. Enable "Run with highest privileges," and select your OS under "Configure for."
    4. Under the Actions tab, select "Start a program" in the Action dropdown if it isn't already. Click Browse and find your app's .exe file (usually under Program Files on your C: drive).
    5. (Laptops) Under Conditions tab, deselect "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power."
    6. On your desktop, right click and select New > Shortcut.
    7. Paste 'C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /RUN /TN "Name of folder\Name of task" into the text box.

    This will create a link to your program that will automatically skip the prompt asking for permission to make changes to your computer.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:59 PM
    Friday, February 21, 2014 9:39 AM

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  • I think your situation would be best addressed in the Windows Virtual PC & XP Mode section found @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/home?forum=w7itprovirt 

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    Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:35 PM
  • Hi,

    I think this issue is related to UAC. Windows: User Account Control can be obnoxious when it prompts you for approval on certain apps every time.

    There is a way to bypass the UAC warning when running programs as administrator.

    Tips and tricks blog MakeUseOf suggests adding frequent offenders to Task Scheduler to avoid this annoyance.

    The process is a little tedious, but easy enough if you're familiar with Task Scheduler:P
    1. In Task Scheduler, right-click "Task Scheduler Library" and select "New Folder" Name it whatever you would like.
    2. Select the new folder and click "Create Task" (not "Create Basic Task")
    3. Name the task something descriptive. Enable "Run with highest privileges," and select your OS under "Configure for."
    4. Under the Actions tab, select "Start a program" in the Action dropdown if it isn't already. Click Browse and find your app's .exe file (usually under Program Files on your C: drive).
    5. (Laptops) Under Conditions tab, deselect "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power."
    6. On your desktop, right click and select New > Shortcut.
    7. Paste 'C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /RUN /TN "Name of folder\Name of task" into the text box.

    This will create a link to your program that will automatically skip the prompt asking for permission to make changes to your computer.

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:59 PM
    Friday, February 21, 2014 9:39 AM
  • Thanks Blair

    I'll give it a try this weekend.

    Cheers Harry

    Friday, February 21, 2014 6:14 PM