Windows 10: Question about starting a program as a windows service


  1. Posts : 15
    windows 10 10240
       02 Dec 2017 #1

    Question about starting a program as a windows service


    I hope someone can help. I created a windows service to start speedfan when Windows starts and it works fine except there is no tray icon after it starts. Does anyone know how to get the tray icon to show when it starts. I did go to the obvious place in taskbar settings. That didn't work. Thx for any help BTW I'n using Windows 10 Pro Fall Creator's Update english 64 bit
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       02 Dec 2017 #2

    Have you set it up to start minimized and minimize on close?
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  3. Posts : 15
    windows 10 10240
    Thread Starter
       02 Dec 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Have you set it up to start minimized and minimize on close?
    Thx for responding but I have those checked. If I start speedfan manually (not as a service) of course the icon is there but not when it starts as a service. The reason I start it as a service and not task scheduler (which would show the icon) is because it takes forever to start as a task but starts instantly as a service.
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  4. Posts : 15
    windows 10 10240
    Thread Starter
       02 Dec 2017 #4

    nevermind I figured out how to do it
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  5.    02 Dec 2017 #5

    intro said: View Post
    nevermind I figured out how to do it
    How?
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  6. Posts : 15
    windows 10 10240
    Thread Starter
       02 Dec 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    How?
    I left the service configuration alone but put in a reference to the speedfan.exe file into Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Just added it as a string value
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