Killer Control Center Does Not Automatically Start

Due to the wishes of our hardware partners, the UWD version of the Killer Control Center does not start automatically. 

It is not necessary for the Killer Control Center to load in order for our software to do its job so long as the Killer Network Service is loaded. The Killer Control Center is your user interface for the Killer Network Service. The Killer Network Service is what does all the work, reducing latency and prioritizing applications. By default, the Killer Network Service automatically loads with Windows. There is nothing wrong with leaving the Killer Control Center unloaded until you wish to use its interface, or change application priorities. However, if you would like to set the Killer Control Center to start automatically, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. ​​Right-click Start
  2. Click ​Run
  3. ​Type ​shell:startup​ and press Enter
  4. Move the Startup window to the right side of your screen
  5. Click Start
  6. Locate the Killer Control Center Icon in your Windows Start Menu, under K. 
  7. Click and drag the Killer Control Center icon over to the Startup window
  8. Right-click the Killer Control Center shortcut that you have created in the Startup window and click ​Properties
  9. Click the drop-down box beside "Run" and change it to ​Minimized
  10. Click Apply
  11. Click OK
  12. Close the Startup window

The Killer Control Center will now run at startup, in the background, on your next restart  If you have other applications loaded, it should run without stealing focus, but it will still load as a full-size window. You can switch to that window and click the X to minimize it to the tray, or you can leave it maximized in the background for quick access to its user interface. Unfortunately, we have found that Windows does not allow UWD applications to load fully minimized to tray.

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