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Win7 and Speedfan at startup

ReverseHandedJO 10,459 1,770 October 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I would like to start speedfan in win7 at startup, but it requires to be run as administrator. i would like to place it in the startup folder, but it wont run without administrator rights.

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I would like to start speedfan in win7 at startup, but it requires to be run as administrator. i would like to place it in the startup folder, but it wont run without administrator rights.
You would have to change the default behavior of how programs run requiring elevated permissions [online-tech-tips.com]. However, this is also much less secure so I wouldn't recommend it.
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You would have to change the default behavior of how programs run requiring elevated permissions [online-tech-tips.com]. However, this is also much less secure so I wouldn't recommend it.
yes i dont want to change that security setting.
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Not sure if this works in Windows 7 but you could install as a service.

http://skipyrich.com/wiki/SpeedFan_Service
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Last edited by theinfluencer October 17, 2012 at 05:31 AM
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I'm not clear on whether or not speedfan is installed, and you just want it to start with Windows, or if you can't get it to install for lack of admin rights.
Could you clarify?
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I'm not clear on whether or not speedfan is installed, and you just want it to start with Windows, or if you can't get it to install for lack of admin rights.
Could you clarify?
its installed and runs like it should when launched.

it just wont start with win7 cause it needs admin rights.
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I have a program here that should do the job.
Install it without accepting any toolbars, etc, then follow the direction (follow the cursor pointer) in the pix below.
Do not update the program. Advanced System Care 3 [box.com] was the last good version, before them going commercial with versions 4 and 5.

In the pix, I navigated to a program called Gadwin Printscreen, to add it to the start up. Naturally, in your case, you'll navigate to the speedfan .exe file.
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isnt that the same as dropping a shortcut into the start folder?

i can get the program into the start list, it just wont start cause it doesnt have admin rights.
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Shouldn't you be able to use the "Run as administrator" checkbox under the shortcut's properties? I'm not sure how that behaves when used on a startup item, but it might work. There's a few other options on this page as well:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutori...rator.html

This may also help:
http://www.sevenforums.com/softwa...older.html
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isnt that the same as dropping a shortcut into the start folder?

i can get the program into the start list, it just wont start cause it doesnt have admin rights.
Try it and you'll find out.
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Try it and you'll find out.
did the same thing, but still didnt launch at startup.
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did the same thing, but still didnt launch at startup.
Stupid me. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. Create a scheduled task to do all of this. Use the methods stated before such as using the program Rock suggested or creating a batch file that points to a shortcut with Run As Administrator elevated privileges in the Compatibility mode, but this method should work each and every time you log into your profile.









The steps are from top to bottom in order, but with this you should be able to get it to start at login without having to go through the Startup folder.
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how do i set Run As Administrator elevated privileges in the Compatibility mode for the batch file?
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how do i set Run As Administrator elevated privileges in the Compatibility mode for the batch file?
Step 6 [sevenforums.com] on this page.
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hum, well if i can do that for just 1 program then i can still drop it into the start folder.

wonder if this would help with the VPN icon shortcut not launching also.

will check into this tonight
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