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How do I disable EA/Origin setup prompt on startup?

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#1 audiodrome


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:00 PM

My daughter has Sims 3 Deluxe installed on the family computer along with EA Download Manager. Now, every time I boot up the PC I get a prompt to install and setup Origin.
I always just hit "cancel" but I would rather have it go away for good. How do I keep this window from popping up on startup?


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:21 PM

To disable Origin from auto-launching at the startup of Windows, please login to the application.

Next, click the gear at the top of the screen and choose Settings. From the screen that appears next, please scroll down and you will see a checkbox that says "Automatically start Origin when logging in to Windows".

Remove the check from the box and Origin will not auto-launch when Windows boots up.



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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:42 AM

This is why it's pestering you. If she uses an EA account, now she'll use origin instead. Same login

The name of your EA account has changed. Going forward, your EA account will be called an Origin™ account. Your login and password are the same, and all EA account information is in your Origin account.

Origin is EA's new gaming platform where you can find, purchase and download all the best content from EA. It's your digital playground for EA games and exclusive content.

What you need to know about Origin:

• Your EA account is now called an Origin account.

Your login and password are the same, and all EA account information is in your Origin account.

• Origin is the new name of the EA Store™.

Browse and purchase EA titles quickly and easily, with exclusive pre-order offers.

• The EA Download Manager is also now called Origin.

Use it to download and play PC games from anywhere in the world.

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