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    Custom startup apps don't load on boot

    Installed Win 8 on my media centre. So far, everything looks OK, however it took me a bit of Googleing to find the startup folder. I've created shortcuts to my Teamspeak 3 Server and XBMC apps to load them on boot, however they don't start up automatically after reboot. The startup list in task manager shows them listed and they are 'enabled'. I also tried turning off the fast boot option in the power settings (as suggested by another Google search) all to no effect. Any ideas why these two programs do not load on boot? Nothing in event viewer and I'm stumped!

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    Sorted after a bit more Googleing! Even though I (thought I) disabled UAC, I fixed it through the local security policy > local policies > security options and disabling "User Account Control: run all administrators in admin approval mode". Teamspeak and XBMC fire up on boot every time now.

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    Another way is to create a scheduled task that runs on startup at admin level (checkbox). Services also can be admin'ed I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Another way is to create a scheduled task that runs on startup at admin level (checkbox). Services also can be admin'ed I think.
    Cheers fella. I'll keep that in mind! My first mistake was deciding to install Windows 8!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Cheers fella. I'll keep that in mind! My first mistake was deciding to install Windows 8!!!!!
    Except its the same on w7



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