x64 support, not quite

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Ron 11/21/2009 11:52 pm
http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/Startup_Organizer-Install.htm

As some one pointed out months ago, this program is not completely compatible with x64 platforms. Your system requirements page (above) is not entirely correct and could be considered misleading.
Oleg Chernavin 11/22/2009 12:35 pm
Thank you! We will work on this. Can you please tell me, what issues did you face on 64-bit Windows and Startup Organizer?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Ron 11/23/2009 11:46 pm
I'm still dabbling with 64-bit and testing all of my applications on a dedicated machine.

I uninstalled Startup Organizer shortly after installing it because nothing was showing up in the list but they were all starting when I booted.

In trying to come up with some detail for you to work with I reinstalled Startup Organizer. Now it's working. So I'll leaving it running now and see if I can come up with any problems.

The only thing I vaguely recall right now is that Startup Organizer showed maybe 1 item under 'All' while many more items were starting. I figured the registry was just too different and uninstalled Startup Organizer. I installed another program and it showed those things that Startup Organizer didn't.

I know Windows uses different registry keys for 32-bit programs on a 64-bit machine but it seems some reflection takes place to isolate that difference from legacy applications. So, Startup Organizer should work. Maybe the other person can shed some light on the problems they were seeing.

In the mean time, I'll play closer attention as I continue to install/test other programs.
Ron 11/24/2009 12:07 am
http://forum.metaproducts.com/Post.aspx?ID=2954

That's the other post, and now I see what they are talking about. I don't quite understand it yet though. Running the 64-bit version of Regedit I can see three programs in HKLM\...Run that SO doesn't see. Running the 32-bit version of Regedit, you see what SO sees. Don't know if that implies the need for a 64-bit native version of SO or not.
Ron 11/24/2009 12:10 am
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305097/
Ron 12/20/2009 02:00 pm
Other strange behavior - this time on W7 32-bit. Programs under Registry\All users\Run would instantly re-appear after I removed them from the SO list. I opened the Registry Editor - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and deleted the item from there. That worked.

Perhaps SO needs to run with a higher privilege?
Oleg Chernavin 12/20/2009 02:57 pm
Yes, please right-click Startup Organizer shortcut and run it in the Administrative mode.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 12/24/2009 05:41 am
By the way, I added support for 64-bit entries in Registry. Here is the new version:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/sosetup.exe

Please let me know how it works. Thank you!

Oleg.
Ron 12/24/2009 07:57 pm
Seems to be working. Back on 11/24 I mentioned there were three programs in HKLM\...Run that were not showing up in SO but I could see them in regedit. The new version now shows three new programs from HKLM\...Run. I don't remember their names but I'm almost certain these new ones were the ones missing before.
Oleg Chernavin 12/25/2009 05:24 am
OK. Great! I tested this on Windows 7 64-bit. It should remove/change and add back such entries correctly.

Oleg.