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#232040 26-Mar-2018 20:40
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Hello!
Making my first post from my shiny new Windows 10 machine smile

 

Seems like a BIG step up from XP. I've copied over most of my data and am working on getting everything up and running as close as I'd like it to be as possible.

 

With a new OS comes a new learning curve (for me) and I'm finding a few quirks(?) that I can't seem to figure out, that I knew exactly how to do what in XP.

 

Rather than making a new thread for every issue, I decided to do it all in one thread to remove clutter. Hoping someone has come across these issues before and can help me out (or at least point me in the right direction)...

 

Startup menu: How do I get things to load automatically at startup? On XP, I'd just drag the application to the Start folder on the menu in XP. 10 doesn't have anything like that. I've tried searching and found some way to enable a service and add it to lusrmgr.msc - but they don't startup automatically when 10 loads (even if I select "Start with Windows" from inside the app). Conversely, Spotify (which I loaded once) now loads automatically every time I start up, and I can't find a way to stop it from loading on boot. I also can't figure out how to stop Onedrive from loading at startup either.

 

Firefox applications/plugins: This may be more app specific, but how do I add the Firefox Classic theme? It doesn't seem to be available for 10 - or is it? I also can't find "Hide Tab bar with One Tab".

 

E-mail: What application do you use? I have MS Outlook 2016 on here (I have a couple of POP addresses), however the default Mail application looks horrible and completely non-customisable. Windows Live Mail doesn't seem to be available anymore. Any suggestions?

 

Malwarebytes: With the talk in the other thread of only needing one application (no AVG required), would I still need Malwarebytes?

 

WinRAR: is this needed in 10? Or does Winzip (which I think is on here by default) unpack everything?

 

Thanks in advance for the assistance smile


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  #1983814 26-Mar-2018 20:54
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Startup menu: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

 

i run spybot, malwarebytes and windows defender for that sort of thing




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  #1983847 26-Mar-2018 21:47
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Thanks Jase. I just checked and Speedfan (one of the ones I want) is already in there but it's not starting on boot - do I need to change permissions on said folder or something?


 
 
 
 


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  #1983912 27-Mar-2018 05:31
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i found speedfan didnt work too well when i first went to windows 10.


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  #1983916 27-Mar-2018 06:26
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Use 7zip for decompressing and compressing stuff imo better than other bloatware programs. Whether you need it depends on how much you use compression in different types.



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  #1983937 27-Mar-2018 07:47
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If I load Speedfan it starts absolutely fine but it won't load automatically at startup (nor will anything else).

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  #1983964 27-Mar-2018 08:13
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RAR works differently from ZIP, so yes you will still require a 3rd party to deal with RAR files. 

 

Use Outlook for email - the built in client is horrible. 





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  #1984265 27-Mar-2018 13:34
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Use Outlook, yes you will need to pay for it but it's way better than the free mail client.

 

Windows Defender is fine for most users for AntiVirus

 

Windows has rudimentary built in support for .ZIP files now, but 7-Zip is free and better than the basic built in support. If you just want an archiver in general, 7-zip is fine. If you specifically need to deal with .RAR files, you will need to purchase a copy of WinRAR, as RAR is their proprietary format. 

 

 





 
 
 
 




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  #1984456 27-Mar-2018 18:49
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Thanks for the responses so far, please keep then coming :) still trying to get the startup thing sorted out...

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  #1984484 27-Mar-2018 20:27
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probably many ways to do it.

 

I prefer to not clutter up the RAM so add to the task bar.

 

find the programme and start manually.

 

In the task bar right click on the selected icon and left click on add to task bar.

 

 

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  #1984487 27-Mar-2018 20:32
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In the Startup tab of Task Manager check whether your start up program is enabled/disabled.



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  #1984513 27-Mar-2018 21:39
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They're there and enabled (I have also - hopefully - disabled Spotify from loading at startup). Will reboot and see what happens.

 

Edit: no go, am I missing something out here? They're enabled but just not loading at startup. I know I can start them manually but would prefer it was just done at the same time as everything else during boot. Spotify didn't load at startup though, so that's some progress.


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  #1984580 27-Mar-2018 22:31
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Can you give us examples of programs that do not start. Is it just SpeedFan?

 

 

How were these programs installed?

 

 

If you have downloaded portable .exe's (without installers) then you may need to 'unblock' them before you can run them.

 

 

 

 

For testing, you may also want to temporarily disable Windows SmartScreen.

 

 




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  #1984591 27-Mar-2018 23:39
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One is Speedfan, and one is TVersity. I just ran the (.exe) installer and it installed them correctly, but they're not starting up at boot. I couldn't find Smartscreen - is it possible my version of 10 doesn't have it? (I couldn't see the Unblock option either).




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  #1984599 28-Mar-2018 00:20
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I think I found a solution!

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start-winpc/windows-10-startup-programs-not-launching/34202a37-fdeb-48e9-a3fd-7e06a49d735e

 

The reply from "RageGT" (about editing the registry) seems to work - Speedfan is now loading!
Now to do it for all my other programs...(will do tomorrow) but wow what a crappy way to have to do it. Ah well, at least that annoying problem is now solved smile

 

 


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  #1984640 28-Mar-2018 04:38
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speedfan likely wont start as it requires user account controls approval to run

 

read this:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/57690-create-elevated-shortcut-without-uac-prompt-windows-10-a.html


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