Run any application as a Windows Service | Windows 11/10 and Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 supported

How to Install AlwaysUp

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AlwaysUp — our popular utility designed to run any application as a Windows Service — is very easy to install. It's fully compatible with all versions of Windows and completing the standard steps below should only take you a few seconds...

To install AlwaysUp:

  1. Download AlwaysUp, if necessary:

    • Click here to get the latest version of AlwaysUp.
    • Your browser may ask you to confirm the download. Choose to Open (or Run) the installer if possible; otherwise save it to your hard drive and start it manually from there.

      Here is what you may see when downloading with Google Chrome:

      Downloading AlwaysUp with Google Chrome

  2. If you weren't able to launch the installer directly from your browser, double-click on the downloaded file (AlwaysUp_Installer.exe) to start it.

  3. On some versions of Windows, you will see the following User Account Control (UAC) security prompt:

    AlwaysUp Installer Security Prompt

    AlwaysUp is digitally signed for your protection and our company name (Core Technologies Consulting, LLC) should be prominently displayed.

    Click Yes to continue.

  4. The installation starts off with a welcome screen. Click Next to continue:

    Install AlwaysUp: Welcome

  5. You have arrived at the obligatory license agreement screen. Does anyone read these things?

    Select the I accept the agreement option and click Next when you are ready to continue:

    Install AlwaysUp: License

  6. Enter your name and organization (optional) and click Next to move on:

    Install AlwaysUp: Name and Organization

  7. By default, AlwaysUp will be installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\AlwaysUp (or C:\Program Files\AlwaysUp on 32-bit systems). If you wish to install it elsewhere, enter the new location and click Next to continue:

    Install AlwaysUp: Installation Folder

  8. AlwaysUp creates an entry in your Start menu and you can alter its name here if you wish. Click Next to proceed:

    Install AlwaysUp: Start Menu Folder

  9. Choose the icons that will make it convenient to run AlwaysUp. As usual, click Next to continue:

    Install AlwaysUp: Additional Tasks

  10. We're ready to install! Click Install to start the magic:

    Install AlwaysUp: Ready

  11. It will take a few seconds to copy the files:

    Install AlwaysUp: Copying files...

  12. This is the final step. Select what you would like to do next (start AlwaysUp, watch a how-to video, etc.) and click Finish.

    Install AlwaysUp: Finished

  13. Congratulations, you're all done. Go grab some chocolate to celebrate!

And after installing...

See how to easily start your program as a Windows Service

Watch a short video showing how to use AlwaysUp (2:45)

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