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Magnifier Accessibility Tool Starts Automatically in Windows

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SYMPTOMS
When you restart Windows, the Magnifier Accessibility tool may start automatically.
CAUSE
This issue can occur if you do not close the Magnifier Accessibility tool before you shut down Windows.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, close the Magnifier Accessibility tool before you restart Windows. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.
  2. Click Magnify.exe, and then click End Task.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
MORE INFORMATION
If the Magnify Accessibility tool is running when you shut down Windows, the Magnify.exe program name is added to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Runonce
Properties

Article ID: 227745 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 14:04:12 - Revision: 3.2

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