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Why Does Windows SmartScreen Flag Our Software?

Last month we released a new version of our popular run-anything-as-a-windows-service software, AlwaysUp. Everything was going smoothly — until we encountered a very alarming situation while testing the new software on Windows 10! After downloading the new AlwaysUp installation executable … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp Version 10 Released: Keep Your Windows App Running 24/7/365

Version 10 of AlwaysUp, which runs any application as a Windows Service, was released last month. The major changes include: Improved compatibility with Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows Server 2016. Several annoying Data Execution Prevention (DEP) issues on Windows 8 & … Continue reading

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How to Turn Off OneDrive Automatic Updates

Automatic software updates are usually very welcome. You get bug fixes, security enhancements and the latest and greatest features, all without lifting a finger! But automatic updates have a dark side as well. What happens if an update, which usually … Continue reading

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How do I Find my AlwaysUp Application in Task Manager?

When you use AlwaysUp to launch your mission-critical application as a Windows Service, your program will likely run invisibly in the background (on the isolated Session 0). No windows or familiar tray icon will appear on your desktop — which … Continue reading

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How to Disable Automatic Updates when Running MT4 as a Windows Service

MetaTrader 4 (affectionately called MT4) is a very popular Forex trading platform. Several of our customers run the MT4 client as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp, ensuring that their trading platform operates continuously during trading hours. Automatic Updates can cause … Continue reading

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My OneDrive Windows Service Doesn’t Work – Help!

Starting Microsoft OneDrive as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp is a great way to ensure that your important files are always up to date! The combination works well, but if you run into trouble, here are a few troubleshooting tips … Continue reading

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Turbocharge your Applications Running as Windows Services with AlwaysUp

Right now your computer is probably running over a hundred programs! And with just a handful of CPUs available — certainly not enough to dedicate a whole CPU to each process — Windows has to perform some wizardry to give … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2016 Test Drive: We’re Fully Compatible

Windows Server 2016 was quietly released on October 12th. This new operating system extends Microsoft’s reach into modern cloud technologies (with Nano Server and Docker) and introduces a host of under-the-hood improvements in security, networking and automation. This Technet article … Continue reading

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How do I Move my AlwaysUp/Windows Services to a New Server?

To transfer your AlwaysUp Windows Services to a new computer, please follow this 4-step process: 1. Export your AlwaysUp Application(s) from your Existing Server If you don’t want to move any applications/services from your old server, go straight to step … Continue reading

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Why does my Application have Trouble Reading the Registry?

The Problem Tod Daniels of d’innovative reported a strange problem. His JScript file (run with Microsoft’s CSCRIPT.EXE) started fine from his desktop but failed when run as a windows service with AlwaysUp. By troubleshooting the situation from the command line, … Continue reading

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