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how to start up items only when laptop plugged in

I'm running windows 8.1 (but that shouldn't matter) on a laptop and was wondering if it would be possible to modify the startup process in a way that: Certain programs ONLY start when you're plugged ...
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Run a .ahk on stratup

In Windows 7, I used to copy .ahk files to start-up folder to make them to start automatically. But this does not work in Windows 8. Is there any solution?
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Windows 8 stuck at start up due to infinite update

I've bought Windows 8 little less then a year ago and now it seems to be stuck. My computer starts up, I see the Windows logo, then I get this blue update screen that simply will not go away. All ...
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Is there a way to restart in Windows 8 using fast startup?

In Windows 8 shutting down and starting up again uses the new Fast Startup feature, reducing the boot time. Restarting uses the original cold boot behavior. I work in a dual boot environment where ...
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Windows 8 Not Launching Startup Apps

I've noticed that sometimes Windows 8.1 isn't consistent in the apps loaded at startup. Sometimes some apps are missing and haven't started, but not always. The apps are mainly in ...
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Can you do permanent damage when disabling services at startup using the “msconfig” utility in Windows?

Does disabling Windows startup services in the msconfig utility make a noticeable difference in boot time? Also, can you do permanent/irreversible damage to the operating system by disabling core ...
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How to get a program to run at startup or logon in Windows 8 - with Administrator privileges - exactly as though app icon was double-clicked?

I have a program - Macro Scheduler - which requires Administrator privileges in order for me to run certain macros I have created. This requires running the application at startup in Administrator ...
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Autologin multiple Windows accounts at startup

I have 3 windows accounts on my computer. Each account has few apps to start automatically upon startup. I've set one windows account on autologin using standard Windows settings. Is there any way ...
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1answer
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Checklist to configure programs to (not) run at startup in windows 8

I'm asking specifically for Asus Splendid, I'd like to run it whenever I want so that it does not start every time I start windows. I know it's a program that is started because the screen looks ...
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How to launch application as early as possible on user logon in windows 8

I need to launch app on user logon in windows 8 as early as possible, ideally before other apps assigned to launch during user logon. Where should I register it ? UPDATE: What I'm trying to find out ...
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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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1answer
442 views

Task Scheduler won't start various programs on startup

For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply ...
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Startup error BackgroundContainer.dll on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have the same problem with this topic! How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup? The thing is i did everything that says in answer but i)I found nothing when i started regedit.exe ...
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Drag-and-drop files onto applications in Windows 8

I've having this recurring problem the man described in this thread: Windows 8 - can't drag files from Explorer and drop on applications To summarize, it's about the impossibility to ...
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How to change Windows 8 boot logo (OEM style)?

I know HP, Lenovo, Dell, etc. change the Windows 8 boot logo to match their logo. I would like to do that for a custom-made computer that I built running Windows 8. I'm not refering to the BIOS screen ...
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Windows 8 running autohotkey script on startup

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro (RTM) 64bit and made a shortcut to a autohotkey script in shell:startup. (Alt-drag and dropped the script into there to create a shortcut) Autohotkey is set to run as ...
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Autostart applications don't start during first boot after sysprep on Windows 8

I'm running an autotest application that involves sysprepping Windows. What I've noticed (specifically on Windows 8) is that after sysprep is done and the machine finally boots up, none of the ...
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Save/Load state of startup applications and services before clean boot Windows

My computer (Windows 8) is running slow and I need to understand exactly which startup application or service is causing this. When doing a clean boot every startup item or service that isn't ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 not booting at all

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist with Windows 8, and it isn't booting at all. It doesn't even show the Lenovo logo or anything. It makes no sound, nothing. It used to work. It stopped working after ...
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1answer
87 views

What's this start up item?

Recently I installed some software and uninstalled it. After that, the following pop window always show up when my desktop starts. I am using Win8. Could anyone tell me how to locate this bad start up ...
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Windows 8 how to enable Start Options - UEFI Firmware

I wish to get that screen But I have If I click Troubleshoot I get only button that says Advanced Settings - Startup Settings How do I enable it to make it look like on first image?
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Set Windows 8 to always prompt for username on boot

I have a Windows 8 Profession system with multiple users. When I boot the system, Windows always loads the profile of the last logged in user. How can I change this so that Windows will always prompt ...
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Program will not start with Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just purchased a Windows 8 laptop, and use Speedfan to monitor temperatures. I would like to have Speedfan start with Windows, so I placed a shortcut to the application in the following folder: ...
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How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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1answer
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How to automatically start xampp control panel in Win 8?

I can't figure out where to enable the xampp control panel start on Win 8 start up. I looked under services but I don't see an option there. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
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1answer
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My computer shuts down normally with fast startup enabled but doesn't shut down at all with it disabled. Why?

I am experiencing problems with Windows 8's fast startup feature. You see, several softwares do not work properly when I use the fast startup feature to start windows. For example VLC media player ...
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Windows 8 create share on mounted ISO at startup

I have recently found someone who posted a registry setting that auto mounts an ISO on Windows 8 Pro at start-up. This is great because it allows me to mount my Office install disc which I can then ...
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1answer
596 views

how to load ALL startup items before logging in to windows 8 desktop?

I am the only user of my laptop and the only reason i use a password is to prevent theft. the quirk that i have with logon passwords is that the startup items will only load after i have keyed in ...
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1answer
855 views

Windows 8 Disk Check on startup (chkntfs not working)

in the beggining I would like to mention that I'm REALLY pissed off. I've spent whole night to fix this and today I must go to work. So I'm unhappy user of Windows 8 I wanted to check my hard drive ...
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1answer
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Long 20 minute startup/boot after Visual Studio Install

Yesterday I wanted to get back into a bit of XNA so I installed Visual Studio 2012 Express Desktop and Visual Studio C# 2010. I also installed the XNA framework (which needs Games for Windows on ...
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Windows 8 Pro 100% Disk Usage on Startup

I had Windows 7 on this laptop before. This didn't happen. It just goes all the way up to 100% and everythings slow when the real usage is only like 0,8MB/S-1MB/S What could be wrong? I already did ...
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Scan for hardware changes

In windows 8 PCs, the network will not connect at startup. If we do the "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager, then only network will connect. But the same pc was connecting in windows XP. ...
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Make system tray apps start up before going to the desktop

I have a couple of apps that start up and appear in the system tray. The one I'm really interested in is Steam. What I've found is that if I turn on the PC and login, but don't go to the desktop, ...
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1answer
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“Run as administrator” prevents applications from autostart

I've been running into a problem where some of the applications from the startup menu don't actually start upon login. After looking at the list of the applications I've noticed that actually only the ...
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1answer
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How do I get Windows 8 to mount a VHD at startup?

I have a VHD with a database on it, which I have attached to the database server, which wreaks havoc on the database server after a reboot and the VHD is no-longer mounted. My searching for this has ...
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4answers
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Occasional BSOD at Windows 8 cold boot

My new computer with Windows 8 Pro occasionally shows BSOD with sad smile, but only during cold boot. CPU: i7-3770 MB: ASUS P8B75-M BIOS v.1002 MEM: 32GB (4x8Gb) Geil After the system has loaded, ...
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OpenDNS Crypt client always ask to run on startup?

I used to use OpenDNS Crypt in windows 7 64 bit without issues,but when i upgrade to windows 8 64-bit, this program ask me to run every time i start my pc (UAC message popup)...so is this any way to ...
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How to make my laptop see my battery on Windows 8 startup

So when I first boot into my computer, I can't use the system tray power icon since it doesn't think that its a laptop. So in order to get the icon enabled I go into device manager and scan for new ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to have a program load on startup, but before user login?

I want to have my magicJack load every time the computer reboots whether a user is logged in or not. I currently am able to do this by enabling automatic logins and having the program in the startup ...
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0answers
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How to restart Windows 8 directly to Startup Settings menu?

I need to restart Windows 8 with no driver signature check mode. I use shutdown -o -r command, then I need click Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Windows Startup Setting, then Restart and ...
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votes
3answers
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Log in Windows 8 account automatically, keeping it locked

I want my PC to automatically log into my Windows 8 account and run all the startup programs, with out me giving my user name and password. (I have done this myself). But I also want my PC to be ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Stop Automatic Repair on boot

I tripple boot my computer Windows 8/Linux/OSx with the default load as Windows. Every once in a while, I will start my computer, walk away, and then realize I wanted a different os than Windows, so ...
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Does turning off fast startup stop Windows 8 from writing services to disk?

I have an SSD drive on the way that I plan to install Windows 8 onto, however, I want to minimize disk write to the SSD drive as much as possible. Does unchecking "Turn on fast startup" in the System ...
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How do I get Windows 8 to measure startup impact?

I did an inplace upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro, and am just getting used to Windows 8. Under the Task Manager → Startup tab, I see there's an option showing "start up impact". ...
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1answer
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Making a shortcut for the Skype Metro application

In the accepted answer to this question, it is described how to make a shortcut for any Metro app, which you can then place in the startup folder. Example: By making a shortcut, People.url, ...
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2answers
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Adding Windows Store apps to startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run Metro application on startup? Is there a way to add a Windows Store/Metro/Modern/Whatever app to the Windows startup? E.g., the Skype desktop application could be ...
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1answer
117 views

Why are Windows 8 updates on startup? [closed]

I did a big step from Windows XP to Windows 8 recently. so maybe this question is for windows 7 too? In Windows XP, Windows installs updates at shutdowm. But in Windows 8, Windows installs updates on ...
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2answers
2k views

Why are start-up times faster on Windows 8? [closed]

A few people have done benchmarks comparing Windows 8 to Windows 7. Many features don't improve, but consistently, startup time is better. Why does Windows 8 start up faster compared to Windows 7? ...
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1answer
911 views

Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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5answers
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Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown?

Are there any downside to Windows 8 not doing a "full" shutdown? Would it be good practice to occasionally do a full shutdown to do a full system initialization at boot? If I'm already booting from ...