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Windows 10 auto startup

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Help time please.....

I am running Cumulus 1.94 build 1098 to display Davis vantage pro 2, which I have no issues with.
On windows 8 I had it set so it would automatically start Cumulus if computer reset etc..
Did a full clean install of windows 10 last month,and although everything runs fine if I put Cumulus in the startup it won't start after reset but says error vantage pro doll missing..

Thanks in advance.. :bash:
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Re: Windows 10 auto startup

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There's an item in the FAQ about this, with a link to a web site describing a way to do it using Task Scheduler. What I'm not sure of is whether this method does actually still work - Microsoft may have changed something which stops it working.
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Re: Windows 10 auto startup

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Will give it a go Steve before try MX
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Re: Windows 10 auto startup

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That doesn't work steve
Will try later putting dll directly in windows system folder.

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Scheduled task works for me

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Until recently I had my Cumulus installation running on a Windows 7 machine, and used a scheduled task to start it up. A few weeks ago I moved Cumulus to a Windows 10 machine, but did not get around to implementing the scheduled task revision to startup Cumulus. Unfortunately, this meant that when I rebooted a couple of hours before leaving on a four day trip last week, I forgot to restart Cumulus, so my Weather Underground and personal web site did not update for days.

So just this morning I added a Cumulus startup line to my existing scheduled task triggered by my user logon on the Windows 10 machine.

It worked. So, corrour24, it can work with current version cumulus and Windows 10. What remains is possible configuration differences, either of our host machines, or of Cumulus, or of details of how we did the scheduled startup. Mine was not based on Steve's FAQ, so may differ from yours materially.

Just hitting the highlights:
In Task Scheduler|Task Scheduler Library
general properties: set to run only when user is logged on, and to run at highest privileges
Trigger: at log on (of my own user ID), delay task for 30 seconds
Action: start a program (which in my case is set to run a batch file)

looking into the contents of the batch file itself, the line which actually starts up Cumulus is this one:

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start /d "C:\Tools\Cumulus" cumulus.exe
Obviously the directory specification part of this reflects the location where I have Cumulus installed on my PC, which is almost certainly different from yours.

As part of the history of my development of other things I do to my PC with this delayed startup batch file, I generally have a few seconds of delay between each actual program start. The construct I use for this is the timeout command. For example:

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timeout /t 5
imposes a delay of 5 seconds
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Re: Windows 10 auto startup

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Thanks for this. I was seeking an answer for MX and the task scheduler approach worked.

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