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

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    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

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    #2 Sliden, May 26, 2013
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    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

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    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

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    Interesting fact that only full boot triggers "at system startup". how about additional trigger that runs every hour or something?
     
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    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    #5 ljimbo, May 27, 2013
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    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.

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    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

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    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.