Run task at system startup with the hybrid boot feature?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by cnfsn, May 26, 2013.

  1. cnfsn

    cnfsn MDL Novice

    Dec 24, 2012
    I created a new task using the task manager with "at system startup" trigger. This used to work with Windows 7, but now with Windows 8 and its hybrid boot feature, the task is only run when the system does a full boot.

    So, how do I run a command at hybrid boot startup without the user being logged in? I don't want to disable hybrid boot either.
  2. Sliden

    Sliden MDL Junior Member

    May 20, 2009
    #2 Sliden, May 26, 2013
    Last edited: May 26, 2013
    Test this : C:\Users\Your account folder\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    With a shortcut or a batch file.
  3. cnfsn

    cnfsn MDL Novice

    Dec 24, 2012
    This is only ran after a user logs in. I wanted to run a command when the system is started and the login screen is displayed.
  4. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

    Oct 9, 2012
    Interesting fact that only full boot triggers "at system startup". how about additional trigger that runs every hour or something?
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  5. ljimbo

    ljimbo MDL Novice

    Mar 10, 2010
    #5 ljimbo, May 27, 2013
    Last edited: May 27, 2013
    I looked into this as well for a fix to Numlock being off on bootup.. and noticed the same problem..

    i havent tested it in Win8 but i used to use a on resume script for windows 7, logitech G13 and G15 macro's would fail to work after a sleep/hibernate.. Hybrid boot is fairly similar hibernation mode maybe an on resume script may work...

    i might have a looksee when i get a chance.

    Tried it with a scheduled task.. custom source by log Power-Troubleshoot Event ID 27.. didnt turn on the numberlock when using Hybrid boot 8(.. sigh
  6. cnfsn

    cnfsn MDL Novice

    Dec 24, 2012
    Yeah, thought about that but I'd prefer not to setup a task to run at every minute or so :p ~1hr wait (worst case) isn't really acceptable delay.

    Thought about those custom event IDs too, but I couldn't come up with a reliable one fastly, so I thought I'd ask here if anyone knew.

    EDIT: settled for "run at user login" trigger for now. It isn't ideal, but as there are really no better options.