Windows Has Blocked Some Startup Programs
When Windows starts I get a dialog that says ‘Windows Has Blocked Some Startup Programs’ and ‘Click to view blocked programs.’
When Windows starts up it ‘blocks’ Macro Express and displays a dialog that the user has to click to continue.
When Windows starts I get a dialog asking if I want to allow this program to run.
When Windows starts, it blocks the loading of programs that are set to run with administrator privileges. This is done to prevent malware running when your computer starts. Of course, Macro Express is not malware. And Macro Express does not need to run in compatibility mode or as administrator.
To avoid this problem you should remove any compatibility settings that have been made for the macexp.exe file and the Macro Express startup shortcut. In the following examples, the folder names are the names used when Windows is set up for US English.
Open My Computer / Windows Explorer to the folder where the Macro Express program files are located.
For 32 bit versions of Windows, the default location is
c:\Program Files\Macro Express Pro\
The default folder for 64 bit versions of Windows is
c:\Program Files (x86)\Macro Express Pro\
Right-click on macexp.exe, click Properties and click the Compatibility tab. Make sure Compatibility mode is turned off, all the boxes under settings are unchecked, and the option to Run this program as an administrator is unchecked.
Then repeat this for the Macro Express startup link. Open My Computer / Windows Explorer to the all users startup folder
Right-click on the Macro Express 3 or Macro Express Pro shortcut, click Properties and click the Compatibility tab. Make sure Compatibility mode is turned off, all the boxes under settings are unchecked, and the option to Run this program as an administrator is unchecked.
– Keywords: block, permission, UAC, user account control
– Applies to: Windows Vista, Windows 7
– Applies to: Macro Express 3 and Macro Express Pro