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Tivo Desktop to run when computer starts

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by aegrotatio, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. aegrotatio

    aegrotatio New Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    I want Tivo Desktop to run when computer starts. Not when I log in, but when the computer starts. I'm running TiVo Desktop on a machine which is unattended and when it restarts the user does not log in automatically, so the TiVo Desktop also doesn't run automatically.

    Is there a way to get TiVo Desktop to run this way? I'm not talking about the "Startup" folder--this is different.

  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Are you using Windows with password enabled user profiles?
  3. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Task Scheduler?
  4. emma157

    emma157 New Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    go to your pc settings and then start up settings.
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    99% of Desktop runs under a specific user account. All of the registry entries and the Application Data files are specific to one logged-on user.

    Setting up auto logon at boot is the only way I know of to make it work. If security is the issue, create a shortcut in that user's Startup folder and set it to run "%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation". That way when you boot it will log on, start Desktop, and lock the workstation.
  6. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    You can go into server properties after launching Desktop and find a setting that causes the server to run at startup.

    This will let you see the contents of the "My TiVo Recordings" folder on your TiVo.

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