HWiNFO Not AutoStarting for Standard User Account, Task Scheduler Error 0x800702E4


New Member

I am trying to have HWiNFO autostart on my standard user account, but it seems I’m having some trouble.

I’ve created a new task in Task Scheduler (just as the program recommends); however I receive the following error: "The requested operation requires elevation (0x800702E4)".

Autostart is enabled in HWiNFO and the following settings ARE ticked in the new task’s properties:



Run only when user is logged on

Run with the highest privileges


Begin the task at logon

Specific User: "My Standard Account"

Delay task at 5 Seconds



Action: Start a program

Program/Script: "C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\HWiNFO64.EXE"

Start in (optional): C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\


Allow task to be run on demand

If the running task does not end when requested, force it to


Any advice on fixing this issue?

Thanks in advance!


New Member
The “Run with the highest privileges” option is ticked in, both, the HWiNFO task and the new task I created for my standard user account. So far it’s still only autostarting when logged on as Administrator.


HWiNFO Author
Staff member
I'm not sure if a standard user account can automatically elevate the rights to Administrator.


New Member
So after much fiddling here is what I found:
1. as of some windows update due to security risks, any task suing the "run weather the user is logged in or not" cannot open a program requiring GUI access
2. since HWInfo not requests admin rights at start up the double lunch theory no longer works(one task with and admin right one with out).
3. SOLUTION: runas create a task with
action: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe
arguments: /user:<computer name>\<user with rights> /savecred "C:\Program Files\HWiNFO64\HWiNFO64.EXE"
the first time this runs it will ask for the password afterwards it is stored in the windows credential system
it takes a a short bit for the task to run after startup but it works eventually