Peer Block on windows 10
July 28, 2015 06:35PM
Will peerblock 1.2 wortk on windows 10???
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 29, 2015 09:07PM
I just installed Windows 10 on my laptop and based on my very quick testing it seems to be working. I haven't tried having PeerBlock start automatically when I log on, but I suspect it should not be a problem either.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 29, 2015 10:44PM
ok ty
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 30, 2015 05:49AM
It works fine if you start it manually, but it doesn't want to start on boot. I checked the Start with Windows checkbox in PeerBlock 1.2 but it didn't start. So I did Windows key + R to get the run box and typed shell:startup to bring up the startup folder and put a shortcut for peerblock in the startup folder. I had to do that for something else that didn't have a start with windows option. It didn't start when I rebooted Windows 10 Pro. I also turned off User Account Control in case that was the problem. Nope. It just doesn't seem to want to load in Windows 10 unless you click on the shortcut. Of course, Windows 10 just came out yesterday. I imagine there will be some kind of update soon or a trick to get it to start on boot.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 30, 2015 10:48AM
This guide, which is made by our very own KindOne, should still work fine. It does for me, at the very least: [www.peerblock.com]
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 30, 2015 01:57PM
ya it works fine for me thanks
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
July 31, 2015 02:08AM
Yep. That worked. The only thing I did different was tell it to configure for Windows 10. After reboot, it started up like it should.

Thanks.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
August 08, 2015 06:03PM
So the whole scheduled task trick works and my peer block with start with windows 10 now, however, most of the time the peer block icon will not show in my tray despite the process running in the background. Any ideas?
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Re: Peer Block on windows 10
August 09, 2015 05:05AM
InfiniteWeird Wrote:
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> Any ideas?

Sorry, no.
There have been reports of "missing icon" on all Windows versions, starting with XP.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2015 06:33AM by fxm.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
August 19, 2015 01:16PM
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I can't seem to find the task scheduler or Admin tools in Windows 10 to configure peer block to work at boot up.

Any help the old win 7 way does not work for me to get to task scheduler
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
August 20, 2015 08:11AM
Try this: Windows key + R -> %windir%\system32\taskschd.msc /s -> OK.

For me there's an icon for Task Scheduler under Windows Administrative Tools, though, which makes me think you might want to try running sfc ( [support.microsoft.com] ). At least in Windows 10 that should restore all the important default stuff in the Start menu.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
September 02, 2015 07:34AM
Keefa Wrote:
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> This guide, which is made by our very own KindOne,
> should still work fine. It does for me, at the
> very least:
> [www.peerblock.com]-
> useraccountcontrol

I've made a tool to make PeerBlock to starts automatically after logon.

here is the tool: PeerBlock Autostart (run as admin)

here is the code:
@echo off
cls

schtasks /create /tn PeerBlockAutoStart /tr "'%PROGRAMFILES%\PeerBlock\peerblock.exe'" /sc ONLOGON /rl HIGHEST

echo.
pause
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/30/2015 12:51AM by MELERIX.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
September 02, 2015 04:47PM
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Thanks MELERIX. Makes the whole process that much easier.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
September 29, 2015 10:21AM
For future reference.

The reason why Peerblock is not able to startup is because it lack admin permission to do so. Windows 10 require peerblock to run with admin power and since the startup registry key is under HKCU, it is not run as admin but as user. It need to be under HKLM to run.

You can easily do this using CCleaner or any tool that modify the startup registry.

Slightly advance will be using "regedit" which is provided by windows. This is the exact steps to perform manual editing on the registry for peerblock.

1. Win+R and type "regedit"
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
3. Delete "Peerblock" if any
4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
5. Add a new string value, name it as "Peerblock"
6. Double click it and enter the path to your peerbloock .exe, by default for x64 it is "C:\Program Files\PeerBlock\peerblock.exe"
7. Done

Note that since it is under HKLM, it will run for all users. If you are only looking to run for your current user, do the schedule instead.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
September 29, 2015 07:16PM
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Lu5ck have you tested this reg. method? I've tried it several times. With quotes, without quotes, different string names and can't get it to work.

Soon as I imported my schedule task, PeerBlock loaded with my windows 10.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
September 30, 2015 12:53AM
btw, updated the code of my tool above, to fix an small issue with the path, that was causing a warning in the Windows Event Viewer logs.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
October 04, 2015 09:41PM
RobrPatty Wrote:
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> Lu5ck have you tested this reg. method? I've tried
> it several times. With quotes, without quotes,
> different string names and can't get it to work.
>
> Soon as I imported my schedule task, PeerBlock
> loaded with my windows 10.


Hi, yes, I am using this method to run Peerblock
You can see the key path at the bottom left of the screenshot.

Re: Peer Block on windows 10
October 04, 2015 11:10PM
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I see where you have added the key and also where you deleted key. It just does not work for me. Maybe its because I'm using the Enterprise version of Windows 10.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
October 05, 2015 06:18AM
RobrPatty Wrote:
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> I see where you have added the key and also where
> you deleted key. It just does not work for me.
> Maybe its because I'm using the Enterprise version
> of Windows 10.


You might need to run regedit as admin to add that. Alternatively, you can add a shortcut to "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" and again, this require you to be admin.
Re: Peer Block on windows 10
December 29, 2018 07:51AM
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Lu5ck Wrote:
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> RobrPatty Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Lu5ck have you tested this reg. method? I've
> tried
> > it several times. With quotes, without quotes,
> > different string names and can't get it to
> work.
> >
> > Soon as I imported my schedule task, PeerBlock
> > loaded with my windows 10.
>
>
> Hi, yes, I am using this method to run Peerblock
> You can see the key path at the bottom left of the
> screenshot.
>
> [i57.tinypic.com]


I am having the same issues in Win 10 Pro
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