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[Solved]Opera tries to run on it's own

  • Opera always tries to run in the background.

    There are a few other threads about stopping Opera from auto-updating, but that's while it's running. It's been suggested to change the Opera shortcut to ...\Opera\launcher.exe --disable-update
    I did that, which is how I know Opera always tries to run in the background, since because I changed that (I assume), it runs fine when I try to use the shortcut but crashes when it tries to run itself, as shown below. Why does it try to run, and more importantly, how can I disable it (without getting the crash message all the time)?

    Opera Internet Browser Has Stopped Working

    Problem Details:
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: launcher.exe_Opera Internet Browser
    Application Version: 43.0.2442.806
    Application Timestamp: 5894f03c
    Fault Module Name: launcher.exe
    Fault Module Version: 43.0.2442.806
    Fault Module Timestamp: 5894f03c
    Exception Code: 80000003
    Exception Offset: 00019fd7
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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  • There are threads about using Windows to stop the background updater from running, but I forget how to do it.

  • You may try this:

  • ^ Thanks zalex108. That seems to have worked. I looked there before but didn't see anything because I was quickly going through everything and it takes a couple seconds for the list too appear.