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(Solved) - Cant add programs to startup

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  • Started 1 year ago by Scouty
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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Scouty
Posts: 5

Hello,

I cant add any program to startup
cant add any entry in these registry :

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\

got this message: Cannot create value: Error writing to the registry.

already try change Permissions to my current Admin account and to Administrators but still got the error after doing this.

already try these commands with no results:

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f

subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f

subinacl /subdirectories %windir%\*.* /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

takeown /f C:\Windows
cacls C:\Windows /G administrators:F

icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

note: I can delete an existing entry in \RUN but cant create.

Please anyone help me

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

All you have to do to add programs to startup is place a shortcut to them in the folder named Startup in the all programs list under the start button.

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scorpion99
Posts: 1033

Hi and welcome to HTG,
why are you working with registry??
you can simply add shortcuts for the softwares that you want in the startup Folder.
Go to Run and paste this :
C:\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
A window will be opened , just put your shortcuts there.

Posted 1 year ago
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Scouty
Posts: 5

thank you for reply.

I can do it. but programs cant add yourself to startup
Can only add manually

thanks anyway

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

What??? Please explain more clearly.

Posted 1 year ago
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Scouty
Posts: 5

when installing apps (for example) and check LAUNCH on startup , this dont works.

i have to add manually via Startup folder

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

What program in particular. It must be a problem with the program.

Posted 1 year ago
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Scouty
Posts: 5

all programs

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

I can't think of a program that I have installed that has the question "Launch on Startup?" during installation.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
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Why would anyone want All Programs to launch at start up ? You're not going to use them at the same time.

Posted 1 year ago
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Scouty
Posts: 5

I dont want to add all programs to startup... only 3 ... I´m trying to say that I cant register program to run using their configuration settings. Got to add manually via Startup folder.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

If manually works why not be happy. It is an age old valid solution to computer problems. It is called circumvention. When it is too expensive or messy to actually fix a problem a circumvention is usually satisfactory.

The actual solution to your problem may be to reload the system. Better a simple circumvention.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

An example of a program where you are being asked whether you want it to launch at startup is Rocket Dock. But that's the only one I know.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

You shouldn't be running programs via Startup anyway. Slows the system down.

Posted 1 year ago
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scorpion99
Posts: 1033

When did this problem started??
Some programs has the option of starting with windows, others no , in this case you will have to add them to the startup folder....
Don't forget that running programs keep working in background , and this will slow the system as LH previously mentioned.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

How much can a couple of programs slow the system down. My boot time is 12 seconds (total reboot time including BIOS is 23 seconds - measured). If it were faster, I would get whiplash.

And some programs just have to be started to make any sense - like the aforementioned Rocket Dock or the gadgets (sidebar).

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
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whs, but then you are using SSD's, and probably a fair bit of RAM. Most of us don't.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
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Right, all my sytems have SSDs. At today's SSD prices that is easy. Some people (see Rick) even Raid the SSDs which is nice but really an overkill. Same for RAM. 6 or 8GB is what most systems come with today, although I found that 4GB is plenty for 'normal' operations.

For a little more money one can make even an older PC so much more pleasant to use. I think it's worth it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Lighthouse
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Max on this laptop is 2GB. I can happily live with that.
Depends what you want the thing for.

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

You can still put an SSD in. I upgraded' a 2007 HP laptop with 2GBs of RAM with an OCZ Vertex and the laptop got a completely new life. At the same time it solved a heat problem I always had with this machine.

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