[SOLVED] Apps no longer starting at Windows Launch

Aarchiee

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Ever since i upgraded to windows 10 pro from Windows 10 Home, several programmes such as Logitech Gaming Software and Everything Search no longer start at Windows start even though the respective "launch at windows start " boxes are ticked in the programme options. I could add them to the Startup folder but then they wouldn't launch minimised in the taskbar, which is what was happening before. Could this be something i need to alter in group policy editor (which i didn't have previously) ? Also when i launch these programmes manually now, i get the UAC box popping up which i never had before even if they are being launched as Admin.
 

Colif

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wonder if this will help

I found this related to some other program not running at Start Up as it should, even when it was marked to in its own program preferences. I tried it for the Program I was having trouble and it worked like a charm.
My issue is related to Real Temp. Small piece of software to monitor, like name says, temperatures on CPU's and GPU.

First, one note related. With Elevated CMD and login with the built in Administrator account, Real Temp was starting ok. It shows on Task Manager as it should. Login with my personal account which also has administrator status, the program would NOT start at logon no matter what. Checked with CCleaner, Revo, ZZ Startup Manager, Built in Win10 tools. Copied the desktop shortcut to the proper Startup folder and nothing. It would show on Task Manager, doubled even since I had manually added the shortcut to the folder and "not measured" because "never started". This solved it 100%:

  1. Hold the windows key+R and bring up the run dialog box and type in "regedit" and hit enter
  2. Navigate to this registry key location:
"hkey_local_machine\software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run"


3. Right click on the right side of the panel and go to New->String value and that will create a new string value that you can rename to the name of the program you want to run ("Real Temp" in my case)


4. Double click your new string value and under where it says "value data" type/paste in the dialog box the path to the program (copying it from the desktop shortcut is the easiest) . In my case, my Real Temp is in: "C:\Real Temp\RealTemp.exe"


5. That's it! You're done. And now you can restart your PC to check and see that the desired program now starts up automatically with Windows 10!



PS: I found this tips in another forum about the same issue for another program. I copied them, pasted here and substituted the original info with the pertaining info to the program I was having trouble to run. It worked and I'm very happy for it.
This is where I found it.
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18237/fixed-windows-10-automatic-startup-issue
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-10-startup-programs-not-launching/34202a37-fdeb-48e9-a3fd-7e06a49d735e

if you change anything in registry, back it up first - https://neosmart.net/wiki/backup-restore-registry/
 

Aarchiee

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Do you need Logitech Gaming Software? Logitech replaced it with G Hub for a lot of their hardware?
https://www.logitechg.com/en-au/innovation/g-hub.html
if you install that you will need to uninstall LGS as it doesn't remove it in install process.

Have you tried reinstalling the programs that don't work?
If it worked in Home it should work in Pro, its not like you changed the actual OS, just added to it.
I always have issues with GHub not finding my wheel setup and occasionally ignoring the keyboard so i stuck to LGS for less hassle. I will try some installing today to see if that helps.
 

Colif

Win 11 Master
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Jun 12, 2015
61,162
5,187
166,290
10,454
wonder if this will help

I found this related to some other program not running at Start Up as it should, even when it was marked to in its own program preferences. I tried it for the Program I was having trouble and it worked like a charm.
My issue is related to Real Temp. Small piece of software to monitor, like name says, temperatures on CPU's and GPU.

First, one note related. With Elevated CMD and login with the built in Administrator account, Real Temp was starting ok. It shows on Task Manager as it should. Login with my personal account which also has administrator status, the program would NOT start at logon no matter what. Checked with CCleaner, Revo, ZZ Startup Manager, Built in Win10 tools. Copied the desktop shortcut to the proper Startup folder and nothing. It would show on Task Manager, doubled even since I had manually added the shortcut to the folder and "not measured" because "never started". This solved it 100%:

  1. Hold the windows key+R and bring up the run dialog box and type in "regedit" and hit enter
  2. Navigate to this registry key location:
"hkey_local_machine\software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run"


3. Right click on the right side of the panel and go to New->String value and that will create a new string value that you can rename to the name of the program you want to run ("Real Temp" in my case)


4. Double click your new string value and under where it says "value data" type/paste in the dialog box the path to the program (copying it from the desktop shortcut is the easiest) . In my case, my Real Temp is in: "C:\Real Temp\RealTemp.exe"


5. That's it! You're done. And now you can restart your PC to check and see that the desired program now starts up automatically with Windows 10!



PS: I found this tips in another forum about the same issue for another program. I copied them, pasted here and substituted the original info with the pertaining info to the program I was having trouble to run. It worked and I'm very happy for it.
This is where I found it.
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18237/fixed-windows-10-automatic-startup-issue
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-10-startup-programs-not-launching/34202a37-fdeb-48e9-a3fd-7e06a49d735e

if you change anything in registry, back it up first - https://neosmart.net/wiki/backup-restore-registry/
 

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