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Do you have problems with VISTA blocking certain programs such as Xfire and Rivatuner? Here is a way to stop them from being blocked and to run on startup

Remove the startup app that is constantly blocked by:

Start----Run----and type in msconfig.exe

Go to Startup Tab and remove the app that is blocked by Vista noting on a sheet of paper where the program is run from.
If the program app is run from the startup menu, then just go to Start---All Program Files---Startup Folder and remove the app there.

After removing the app, create a app Task using the Task Schedule with full VISTA blessed permission by following the instructions below:

1. Launch the Task Scheduler
Example: Start Menu → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools

2. From the Actions panel on the right, select Create Task...
a. Give the app a name of your choice in the "Name Section"

3. Go to the Security Options on the General tab
a. Select an user account with administrative privileges
b. Select the radio button Run only when user is logged on
c. Check the box Run with highest privileges

4.Go to the Triggers tab and click New...
a. In Begin the task, select At log on
b. In the Settings options, select All users
c. In the Advanced Settings options, check the box Enabled
d. Click OK to close the dialog

5. Go to the Actions tab and click New...
a. For Action, select Start a program
b. In the Settings options, browse for the Program/Script you want to execute on
startup
c. Click OK to close the dialog

6. Go to the Settings tab
a. Check the box Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed
b. Uncheck the box Stop the task if it runs longer than

7. Change any other desired settings

8. Click OK to save and close the task properties


What this will now accomplish is that once and for all your non-VISTA apps will run at windows startup and therefore the blocked programs alert on the bottom right tray of the desktop should disappear.
    
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Nice, I don't use Vista, but I'm sure that there are lots of people who will get some help from this
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Coolio. Will help when i make the switch!!
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very nice nosty... will be very helpful for all the vista users
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I don't have any troubles but If I ever do I will know what to do. I wuvs j00!
    
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It may just be ultimate that is a B8tch when it comes to this but it sure is annoying
    
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REP+ i would not have thought of doing it this way! now i can get everest to start without vista complaining
    
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Looks like someone took your tutorial and past it off as their own!
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Great post!
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