Shortcut at startup folder from start menu beign block by what?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by tinybutstrong, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. tinybutstrong

    tinybutstrong MDL Junior Member

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    #1 tinybutstrong, Jul 16, 2012
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  2. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK MDL Junior Member

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    The default setting for an administrator is different in Win8 from Win7. Administrators are now in 'Admin approval mode' by default. To get back to Win7 functionality you need to turn off Admin approval mode.
    Control Panel (icon view)
    Admin tools
    Local Security policy
    Local Policies
    Security options
    'User Account Control:Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode'
    Disable

    I downloaded GPU-Z and put it in C:\GPU. Then I put the shortcut into the Startup folder.
    It runs ok on start up for me.
     
  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    :haha::haha::haha:

    An admin to need approval from an admin. :haha:

    @MSFT: Looooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooozeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerz!!! :haha:
     
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  4. 100

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    What about using Task Scheduler instead of Startup shortcuts? You can set it to run programs with elevated privileges without prompting. If you really think Windows is only usable with UAC "100% off" you're probably doing something wrong.
     
  5. tinybutstrong

    tinybutstrong MDL Junior Member

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    No lucky, when you disable it, UAC is turned off automatically, similar to EnableLua = 0.
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using Classic Shell to boot straight to the desktop. Then the GPU-Z program starts.
    I also have ERUNT registry backup running at start-up with no problems.
    Are you sure it's UAC that's blocking your programs ?
     
  7. tinybutstrong

    tinybutstrong MDL Junior Member

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    EnableLua = 0, startup items load fine.
    EnableLua = 1, startup for standalone (portable) software not load. Even ipoint.exe (control custom settings per program) from Microsoft mouse driver (Intelimouse) is blocked.

    No Antivirus or security suite here, tried several machines, same behavior, so I think it is caused by UAC.

    Some softwares blocked:

    -Evernote*;
    -MadAppLaucnher*;
    -Volumouse;
    -7 Taskbar Tweaker;
    -AutoHideDesktopIcons;
    -Autohotkey scripts.

    * = not portable.

    And more...
     
  8. McRip

    McRip MDL Addicted

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    #8 McRip, Jul 18, 2012
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    Try this out and reboot:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000
    "EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:00000000
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000000
    "EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:00000000
    "EnableUIADesktopToggle"=dword:00000000
    "PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000000
    "ValidateAdminCodeSignatures"=dword:00000000
    "FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000000
    
     
  9. tinybutstrong

    tinybutstrong MDL Junior Member

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    McRip, but I want to keep UAC enabled to allow open Metro apps.
     
  10. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    I agree about using the Task Manager to schedule the program to run. It's the easiest, most reliable way to bypass UAC on startup.
     
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  11. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry, I didn't read your first post carefully enough.
    I thought you were running with UAC off and wasn't bothered about having UAC on. :eek:
     
  12. McRip

    McRip MDL Addicted

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    I didn't either, sorry. The only way as posted before is to use the Task Schedule to run the program to bypass UAC.

    To me, I never use the "freaking" UAC crap.
     
  13. tinybutstrong

    tinybutstrong MDL Junior Member

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    Yes roirraW "edor" ehT, I'm using that workaround right now at a machine, at least 8 new entries. Really a pain, not trivial.

    Anyway, I will keep this new "freaking" UAC, as said McRip, disabled most of time. If only the problems with the startup items I'd be happy.

    Thanks people!
     
  14. torrentz7

    torrentz7 MDL Novice

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    Hi all, i have the same problem here..
    need to have FreePOPs run at startup with admin right
    (it's a daemon to read email from various server..)
    but this is not so easy how i can see:

    1) with automatic startup it simpy don't run (uac block it)
    2) with automatic startup and uac 100% disabled it run perfectly but no metro app anymore (i want them instead)
    3) with task scheduled it run but the admin right are not the same like running it at point 2) so the program seems not run properly (don't read email)

    i check all the flag for admin right, inside the property of the program itself (and this is the status at point 2), and inside the task scheduler (at point 3) but seems these way are not the same..
    if i close the program and run manually again it run perfectly... if it run with task scheduler it miss admin right (also with flag checked)

    so how to have it run properly at startup with app metro allow ?

    (sorry my bad english) :)

    thanks
     
  15. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK MDL Junior Member

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    Did you create the task with an administrators account?
    Is there any information listed on the History tab of the task ?