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"Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

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"Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/27/2012


Hello All

APC 750G-CN
Windows 7 Prof 32 bit

Couple of days ago I upgraded from v Personal Edition 3.0 to Personal Edition 3.0.2

Prior to this upgrade, every time I booted my computer up, I would get a pop-up that would ask me if I wanted to allow this program to make changes to my computer. I always said Yes. Now, when I boot up, I don't get that message unless I click on the APC icon in my taskbar.

Question is: Is the APC Battery Backup actually running and protecting, when I boot up, OR, does it only start running/protecting AFTER I give permission for the program to make changes?

Not a real big deal, BUT, I now have to remember to click on the icon...and I'm afraid that the old grey cells might forget one day LOL.

Anyhow, any feedback on this would be mighty aprreciated!

Thanks
Barb


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Re: "Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/27/2012


when you install PCPE, it is configured to automatically start when the computer does. the quickest way to find out how to view this setting and verify it, would be to check the windows msconfig tool. here is a link that goes over how to access it depending on the OS. when you launch it, there is a "startup" list that you'd ensure powerchute is present on. http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/

if you see the icon on your taskbar after the computer boots, it is probably configured to do so.

and yes, you are correct - normal for it to NOT prompt when computer boots but normal when you want to open the program.

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Re: "Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/27/2012


Thanks very much for your time and help. The battery backup is running when computer boots up. I am Happy!

Barb

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Re: "Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/27/2012


hi barb. people complained about this because for the opposite reason you brought it up so the behavior was changed. let me explain.

PCPE 3.0 was requiring administrative privileges (and potentially would pause/halt the booting of the computer when the pop up came up) so now, it is automatically loading for you without having to click the button when the program loads on start up since it no longer launches in a manner where it requires administrative privileges.

thus, this is completely normal so i wouldnt be worried 🙂 as long as PCPE is set to automatically start when your computer boots up, the icon should load on the bottom of the screen automatically and be running in the background. you shouldn't have to worry about clicking on the icon to start the program all the time.

fritzmom_apc
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Re: "Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/27/2012


Hi and thanks for the quick reply.

You say that as long as "PCPE is set to Automatically start when the computer boots up"....but how do I know if it is? Something in the Configuration of PCPE (which doesn't mention automatically starting), or in Windows, or by that fact that I see the Icon in my Task Bar?

And, it's now normal for PCPE to still ask me if I want to allow the program to make changes when I Click on the Icon? This is so that only someone with Administrative privilages can make changed to the settings? I've read the User Manual (Feb 2012) but can't find my answer there.

I love this battery backup....it's already 'saved' me a few times

Barb

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Re: "Allow this program to make changes to your computer"

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/27/2012


when you install PCPE, it is configured to automatically start when the computer does. the quickest way to find out how to view this setting and verify it, would be to check the windows msconfig tool. here is a link that goes over how to access it depending on the OS. when you launch it, there is a "startup" list that you'd ensure powerchute is present on. http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/

if you see the icon on your taskbar after the computer boots, it is probably configured to do so.

and yes, you are correct - normal for it to NOT prompt when computer boots but normal when you want to open the program.