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Autostart fails: Call up the program via the task scheduler






In some cases, the automatic launch of applications does not work when Windows starts. The reason for this is often the user account control

You can find the user account control in the icon view of the control panel under “Security and maintenance -› Change settings of the user account control “. At the highest level, it partially blocks the automatic start of the applications – even if you have given them administrator rights. You can set the user account control to a lower level, but this is not recommended for security reasons. Or you can use the Windows task scheduler.

That’s how it’s done:

First, type tasks into the search field on the taskbar and click on “Task Scheduler”. Click on “Action -› Create Task ”. Now enter a name, for example the name of the program that you want to start, and then check the box at the bottom in front of “Run with the highest privileges”. Switch to the “Trigger” tab, set “Start task” to “At login” and confirm with “OK”.

When configuring the task scheduler, make sure that you give the start of the respective program the highest priority.

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When configuring the task scheduler, make sure that you give the start of the respective program the highest priority.

Go to the Actions tab, then click New, and then click Browse. Navigate to the execution file (… .exe) of the program that is to be started automatically, select the file and click on “Open”. Close the window with “OK”. Open the “Conditions” tab and deactivate the option “Only start the task if the computer is running on the network”. Confirm this with “OK”.

Finally, go to the “Settings” tab and clear all ticks with the exception of “Allow the task to be carried out when required”. Save the configuration again with “OK”. Your application will be loaded automatically the next time Windows is started.

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