owcraftsman Posted May 11, 2016 Share Posted May 11, 2016 There are few software programs I don't care to live without. One of them is Aida64 Extreme. I've been using it for the 20 years they've been around. Happy Anniversary! and here's to 20 more. cheers. After a recent upgrade to W10 x64 Pro from 8.1 Pro, Aida64 was no longer starting with windows automatically as I prefer. If this is you I have a fix. I tried many things to fix it, like uninstall> reinstall Aida64 Extreme, UN-tick the preference from Aida64 preferences dialog> then restart the tick it again and restart, adding it to the startup folder through RUN. shell:startup, disabling and re-enabling through the task manager, disabling all startup programs one at a time and all at once, disabling all AV & Internet security and finally uninstall Aida64 Extreme> registry clean (CCleaner)> restart> reinstall but still not luck. Oh and I searched this forum as well which brings me to the fix. It's a registry hack but very easy to do just make sure to backup your registry before you start so you can restore it if things go wrong. 1. Tap the windows key and type â€œregeditâ€ glance at the results to make sure the â€œregedit.exeâ€ is highlighted and click enter if not left click it and the registry editor will start. 2. or Hold the windows key+R and bring up the run dialog box and type in "regedit" and hit enter whichever way you prefer is fine. 3. Before you click on anything or expand any dialog, click on â€œFileâ€ then â€œExportâ€ and save a copy of your registry to a folder you will remember. This will be a full backup of your entire registry. I recommend making a new backup before making any changes in the future as well. Or just backup the key you are changing but you get the point. 4. Now Navigate to this registry key location: "hkey_local_machine\software\wow6432node\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run" 4. Right click on the right side of the panel and select> â€œNew Stringâ€ value and that will create a new string value that you name whatever you like but I used "Aida64 Extremeâ€ click enter to create the string 5. Now Double click your new string value or right click it and under where it says "value data" type in the dialog box the location of â€œaida64.exeâ€. The default location should be: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FinalWire\AIDA64 Extreme\aida64.exeâ€ (without the quotes of course) and click enter once again to complete. 6. Before you close the registry to complete the process itâ€™s time to add another best practice step to the process. Click on Favorites and name this location RUN or whatever but so youâ€™ll recognize it. This works the same way a browser does. Every time you open the registry editor the location you just edited will be readily available at any point down the road. Once done close the editor. 7. That's it! You're done. Now you can restart your PC to see that Aid64 Extreme now starts up automatically with Windows 10! GL and I hope this helps keep someone from formatting and reloading to fix this problem which would have been my next step had this not worked. It should be noted I had no issues with a clean install of Windows 10 with Aida64 Extreme and this procedure should not be needed if thatâ€™s you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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