How to authorize a startup program so it is not blocked?
Hello, I have a program I would like to run at startup which is blocked every single time. I have to run it manually. There appears to be no way for me to enable it to run since the enable button is always disabled (grayed out). Any idea how I can communicate to the OS that I consider that program to be safe to run? Thanks!
June 19th, 2007 12:13am

I had the very same problem some weeks ago. I spent a long time on th MSN sites etc etc but eventually found this handy little program: Unzip to a secure folder and run the program. It shows all the start up programs and gives you the option to block or un-block them. The program's home page is: I believe that "jimmah" may be a Microsoft MVP, can't be sure but lets thank him anyway! Hope this helps...
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December 5th, 2007 12:58am

Thank you jimmah... MICROSOFT How can we (who like Vista) convince others how fantastic it is, when third party add-ons are required to by-pass such a common task. I appreciate the additional security (preventing unauthorized start up applications) but really, is this the kind of solution you/we/IT professionals want to demonstrate as a fix. Im sorry, Ill use this for my self but I will not take it to a customers site nor will I share it. This is why Vista is such a disappointment and receives so much dam bad press from so many different levels of user communities and its really said because its awesome product with so many improvements. Better get the next one right boys and girls or you can count on loosing all of you devoted fans if you dont.
November 15th, 2008 8:53am

Pls note that you can manually create a scheduled task for each startup item that you want to run (as administrator). SeeFix for Windows has blocked some startup programs error in Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog: Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP
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