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How to make Speccy an auto-startup program in Win 7 64-bit?

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Love speccy, including the 64-bit version for Win 7.

But how do I make it an automatic startup program in my Win 7?

So far, using task scheduler, I can get it running in the background when the PC starts - it shows in task manager as a running process - but there's nothing showing on my display.

Is there an argument that will make it show normally?

And should I have it run at startup or when any user logs on?

Please let me have all the tricks, as I'm new to Win 7.

Thanks.

 

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Have you tried making a shortcut under Startup ?

Start --> All Programes --> Startup

 

Have you tried adding a String value under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

and point it to Speccy ?

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Hav0c - thanks for fast reply.

 

Yes, I tried a startup entry with a shortcut link in the startup folder.  No help.

 

I have not yet tried a registry hack (or some kind of manual entry in Autoruns if that's even possible - is it?).  But I'd prefer first to do it the "simpler," safer way and find out how to get Speccy started either through Task Scheduler or (as you mention) the Startup folder.  Is there a missing "argument"?

 

If you have the time, can you try to figure out the steps and microscopic settings to make this work in Task Scheduler?  Task Scheduler has too many choices for "normal people".  No matter how much I am forced to learn about Windows to prevent catastrophes, every iteration of Windows just gets harder and harder, and not at all better.  I could make Task Scheduler work nicely in XP (after hours of fussing) but am stymied by the added complexity in Win 7.  Why has MS made everything harder?  You see my avatar icon here - it used to do situps, but now it's dead.

 

If you ever see a pic of Bill Gates with a couple of black eyes, you'll know I finally had a chance to thank him properly for Win 7 and Word 2010.

 

Thanks.

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It's easy to config the registry just follow the path as in my first post and point it to your Speccy.

 

Nothing can go wrong as long as you do not delete anything else but create the entry at the path provided. If that does not work then you can delete the create path.

 

I do not work with the Task Scheduler so will not be able to help you with that one.

but this may help http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/12444-task-scheduler-create-new-task.html

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Ummm, what about in Speccy:- View, Options, System Tray tab, tick box for Run Speccy in tray when the computer starts

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Ummm, what about in Speccy:- View, Options, System Tray tab, tick box for Run Speccy in tray when the computer starts

 

Ummmm, that could work :lol: .

Just shows you I have not played with Speccy a lot. Manly used the portable version a couple of times.

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@Aslan, how does your post differ from Hav0c's in post #4 ?

 

How on earth did I miss that post.  :o

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