How to make Task Manager run automatically when Windows 8 starts?
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you must use the task scheduler approach to start the task scheduler. This is required, because the new Taskmgr requires admin rights to start (because of ETW which is used for network and IO data). Create the schtasks.exe shortcut and place this shortcut into the known startup locations.
I usually start the Taskmanager with
In Windows 7 this worked perfectly. Together with the option "hide when minimized" tis resultet in only the tray icon visible after startup.
In Windows 8 however the option "hide when minimized" didn't work anymore and the task manager was also shown in the taskbar.
This can be corrected using NirCmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) command to start the task manager
This command needs administrator privileges to run
First, start Task Manager manually (
Then, in Windows Explorer, open following folder:
If you want this to be active for all users, open this folder instead:
Now, right click on empty space, select
You are not done yet! Right click on new
Now, reboot. After you switch to desktop again, make sure you configure