Issue with loading startup programs for different Windows 10 users

  1. A L
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    Windows 10

    Issue with loading startup programs for different Windows 10 users

    I currently have 2 separate Windows 10 accounts on my PC - one for me and one for my son.

    When I start Windows on my account, I run 3 programs on Startup - PowerMate.exe, Volume2.exe and Pianoteq 7.exe , by putting their shortcuts into the Startup Folder.

    PowerMate.exe - controls my Griffin volume knob
    Volume2.exe - controls an on screen volume display
    Pianoteq 7.exe - a software piano

    So far everything works normally.

    However, when my son uses his account to logon, these programs don't work anymore - Windows seems to be loading another instance of these 3 programs when he logs on, which causes a conflict in their processes. (I notice 2 instances of PowerMate.exe , Volume2.exe and Pianoteq 7.exe in Task Manager)

    Is there away I can configure windows to, upon logon to any of my 2 accounts - looks for these 3 processes in task manager and kill/ shut them off AND THEN reload these 3 programs?

    Or perhaps some other easier way to get this to work?

    Thanks very much in advance.
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  3. Posts : 17,050
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Check how you are starting the Apps.

    There are two startup folders
    Start-up - All users "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"
    Start-up - CurrentUser "%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

    If they are not started that way, look in Task scheduler for entries that run these apps 'At logon of any user'
    [Run it as Admin so you would be able to make any changes].

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