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    Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Hello and greetings,
    When starting my PC the following "nag" screen pops up in the notification area. "Windows has blocked some start up programs". Specifically Secunia PSI (RC4) .When i go to windows defender / tools /software explorer the "Enable" is always grayed out. Seems you can remove a start up program from the list but how are you supposed to add one? Regards Plain Fred
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Can you start Secunia PSI once the system is finished booting? Have you tried uninstall and reinstalling Securnia PSI?

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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Fred,

    >>>Seems you can remove a start up program from the list but how are you supposed to add one?

    Find the Secunia exe file in Windows Explorer. Right click it and send a copy of the shortcut to the Desktop.

    Click on Start>All Programs and scroll down to where ir shows the "Startup" folder.

    Drag a copy of your new shortcut from the Desktop to the Startup folder.

    When you click on the startup folder now, it should show the new Secunia shortcut there.

    Reboot and Secunia should start on boot. ( I assume that's what you want to do? )
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Joe,
    Hello and thank you for your reply. Yes i can run "secunia" after booting, and i have had at least 3 versions of Secunia psi over the past 6-12 mos. or so,and have installed and uninstalled many times. If i look in software explorer the comment is that it (secunia) is "not yet classified" My question is how to make the "Enable " box come to life?
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Bob ,
    Hello and thank you also for your reply. The secunia shortcut is already in the start up folder.Just trying to get that "nag" screen to stop, and find out how to "Enable " a program. Regards Plain Fred
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Fred,

    1. To get rid of the nag screen, follow the destructions in the attached file.

    2. In Windows Defender/Tools/Software Explorer:

    In the Category list, select the type of software that you want to monitor. To monitor software that is used by all users on the computer, <font color=red>click Show for all users</font color=red> . If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    That should resolve the greyed out items and allow you to Enable, Disable and/or Remove them.
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Pilgrim, Jeff,
    Hello, I truly Love this forum, you "Guys&Gals" are Awesome! I don't have time to "fool" with this now (AM.) I will try this "fix" after i do a "full image"(TI-11/ 8101) this evening (in case i mess up) Thanks ya-aaall again .I will post back on this fix as im sure that there are many PC users who always wondered how to "enable the enable" in the start programs screen. Regards Plain Fred.
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Jeff,
    Hello,I tried to post, but find it all but impossible to log in anytime around 7:00 PM (est) here are my results.
    My first foray into the land of "OZ" (registry) was successful. Adding the "DWORD" EnableBallonTips (setting value to 0 ) worked like a charm in getting rid of those pesky pop ups in the notification area.
    As far as the "Windows Software Explorer" problem nothing i could do to "enable the enable" worked . Only choice is still "Remove or Disable" Well at least one problem is gone. As far as my first look at (or in) the registry im glad that i have Acronis Imaging program standing by! (Noob trepidation) Thanks again Regards PlainFred
    PS what does the latin lingo mean?(dont even have any idea how or where to look that up )
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    Re: Another 'Nag' screen (Vista Home Premium)

    Fred,

    I guess 50% isn't too bad considering the steroid-pumped MLB players making millions of dollars rarely exceed a 30% batting average. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/crazy2.gif>

    Re: "Latin lingo"... It was a popular by-word coined by Martin Luther during the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Translation: "simultaneously justified and sinner".
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