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How do I stop Grid 3 loading with Windows once my trial has expired?

If you have set Grid 3 to load with Windows during your free trial, this setting cannot be changed once your trial expires. This is because you no longer have access to the Grid 3 Settings.

To resolve this, we will need to edit the registry. Note: incorrect changes to the registry can result in system instability and complete system failure. Please contact Smartbox Support if you need any help following the steps in this article.

  1. Search in the Windows Start menu for regedit. Select Registry Editor
Searching for registry editor in the start menu.
  1. Select File – Export. This will let you save a copy of the registry as it stands now, to act as a backup. 
The Export option in Registry Editor.
  1. Using the arrows on the left hand side (below Computer), browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run – and ensure the Run key is highlighted on the left hand side. 
The Run folder in registry editor.
  1. Right click (press and hold with the touch screen) on the Grid 3 entry, and select Delete. 
The Delete option when right clicking an entry in Registry Editor

5. Restart your device and the Grid 3 will not start with Windows. 

Last Revision: 14.01.2022