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AlwaysUp Version 13: Easily Install Dropbox, OneDrive, Java and more as Windows Services; Full Support for Windows 11

AlwaysUp version 13 is available for download! To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a summary of the most impactful changes in this edition of our popular software: The new Application Advisor will help you add … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Windows 11

Microsoft will release Windows 11 on October 5 2021. As a member of the Windows Insider program, we’ve had the opportunity to test drive the new operating system for the past couple of months. Our verdict? Windows 11 provides a … Continue reading

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Q&A: Where does AlwaysUp store the Password for my Windows Account?

  I was looking to use AlwaysUp to run Excel as a service, and it looks like you can specify an account. How is the password stored when specifying an account? I want to make sure it’s stored securely. — Ben … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I Delay the Start of my Windows Service?

  Our build server has a ton of services installed and it takes a while for them to start whenever the machine boots. One of the services doesn’t connect to the database if it starts too soon. When that happens, I … Continue reading

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How to Survive Automatic Updates when Running 24/7 with AlwaysUp

Automatic software updates: An overview For Windows users, software updates are a regular part of life. Vendors like Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle are constantly tweaking their software, which then inundate us with “helpful” nudges. This prompt from printer manufacturer Brother … Continue reading

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