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How Do I Stop Utility Manager Loading Ar Startup?


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#1 geoffo

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:10 AM

I made the mistake of pressing the Windows logo + U and it bought up the Utility Manager. The Narrator automatically started. All very good software but I don't need it. I turned the Narrator off and closed the Utility Manager, but it now pops up every time I shut down, and loads on every startup. How can I disable the automatic startup?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:12 AM

Hi Geoff

If you press the Windows logo + U again the utility manager should come back. Have you tried clearing the check box next to 'start automatically when I log in'? on all of the entries on the list.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:59 AM

Hi Geoff

If you press the Windows logo + U again the utility manager should come back. Have you tried clearing the check box next to 'start automatically when I log in'? on all of the entries on the list.


Yes I tried that thanks. It didn't make any difference. I think that is for the 3 individual items ie Narrator, Magnifier etc. It needs one for the Utility Manager itself - and that seems to be missing

Edited by geoffo, 05 April 2008 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

I do have a solution for the problem, (I just tested it and it works)

Open My computer
Open C drive
Open the Windows folder
Open the System32 folder
In this folder you need to find utilman.exe
Right click the file and select rename
Change the file to utilman.exx and enter to confirm, it may give you a warning, select 'yes' to agree.
Once the file is renamed, restart the system.
Regards,

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:54 PM

I do have a solution for the problem, (I just tested it and it works)

Open My computer
Open C drive
Open the Windows folder
Open the System32 folder
In this folder you need to find utilman.exe
Right click the file and select rename
Change the file to utilman.exx and enter to confirm, it may give you a warning, select 'yes' to agree.
Once the file is renamed, restart the system.


Thanks niggles - it's cheating but a good idea. You would think there would be somewhere within the software that would allow you to do this.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:03 AM

It is cheating slightly but as it works and solves the problem, I wouldn't call it cheating.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:37 AM

it doesn't work.

The system will "auto" create the file back again.

I just tried and proved it

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:00 AM

Well, what's the solution to this problem?
I'm experiencing the exact same problems, in all this time there's nobody that would know a solution ?

Edited by Adas, 04 April 2009 - 08:08 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:38 AM

Ok, I found out that one solution might be to press OK instead of Cancel when Utility Manager pops out during shutting down procedure of Windows.
This may help you get rid of the Utility Manager.

Edited by Adas, 06 April 2009 - 05:39 AM.





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