Annoyances 2

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ross M. Greenberg, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. I installed weather channel's desktop software. Under XP, when I boot it
    comes up "normally". However, when I boot under Vista (I have a dual boot
    system) it gets blocked; I'm allowed to run it "manually" through various
    popups and tooltips.

    What do I have to set to make this startup item "unblocked"?

    Thanks!

    Ross
     
    Ross M. Greenberg, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. Try WeatherPulse from http://www.tropicdesigns.net/weatherpulse.php

    I have been using it for 2 years now and it is 100% Vista compatible.

    Free for home users. No nasty side effects or add-ons.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. Ross M. Greenberg

    Frankster Guest

    My guess is (I do not use it) that it contains actual or suspected adware,
    and MS Defender is blocking it. You might want to white-list it in Defender,
    or not! :)

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Feb 12, 2007
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  4. Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User, Feb 12, 2007
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  5. Ross M. Greenberg

    Max Guest

    Max, Feb 12, 2007
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  6. Yes it does work, however, it's not quite the same thing as I'm used to.
    There should be an easy way to permit a program to run at startup time. How
    do I indicate that a program is in fact safe to run?

    Ross
     
    Ross M. Greenberg, Feb 12, 2007
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  7. Ross M. Greenberg

    mikeyhsd Guest

    use the weather gadget that comes with sidebar.
    if you undock it from the side bar it provides a lot more information.

    @sport.rr.com

    I installed weather channel's desktop software. Under XP, when I boot it
    comes up "normally". However, when I boot under Vista (I have a dual boot
    system) it gets blocked; I'm allowed to run it "manually" through various
    popups and tooltips.

    What do I have to set to make this startup item "unblocked"?

    Thanks!

    Ross
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 12, 2007
    #7
  8. Ross M. Greenberg

    Frankster Guest

    Hey, interesting... I didn't know that. Cool :)

    -Frank


    use the weather gadget that comes with sidebar.
    if you undock it from the side bar it provides a lot more information.

    @sport.rr.com
    I installed weather channel's desktop software. Under XP, when I boot it
    comes up "normally". However, when I boot under Vista (I have a dual boot
    system) it gets blocked; I'm allowed to run it "manually" through various
    popups and tooltips.

    What do I have to set to make this startup item "unblocked"?

    Thanks!

    Ross
     
    Frankster, Feb 13, 2007
    #8
  9. So I've investigated every aspect I can to determine how to permit a simple
    startup program. There must be some way of turning off Microsoft's
    "helpful" security for one given startup program - one that I've used for a
    decade and know is safe.

    I've tried playing with Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, and basically
    every security setting I can find but to no avail. There must be some way.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Ross
     
    Ross M. Greenberg, Feb 13, 2007
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  10. Ross M. Greenberg

    keiron99 Guest

    Did you find a solution to this? I'm trying to run "Speedfan" at start
    up (monitors and regulates temps and fan speeds) but I'm facing this
    problem with blocking too.
     
    keiron99, Feb 28, 2007
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  11. Unless you are running SpeedFan version 4.32 beta 17, you are NOT using a
    Vista optimized program.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Feb 28, 2007
    #11
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