Turn off Windows Access Point automated restart

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Upon starting Windows, the Access Point app will start automatically and wouldn’t let you quit or stop it. Even further, ending the app through Task Manager would stop it just temporarily, but the app will start again in a couple of seconds.

As long as this could be considered an intrusive behavior, it actually helps when SynthesisVR is used on a day-to-day basis. Operating a VR arcade could be stressful at times and having to interact with the desktops of 10+ PCs often comes too much. The default behavior also has a key role when you have your VR Stations set up with non-Administrator accounts and you don’t want your employees to mess up with the system.

How to disable the default behavior:

Step 1 – Find “Services” in the Windows Search bar:

Step 2 – Find SynthesisVR on the list and double-click on it:
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Step 3 – change the “Startup type” to “Manual”:

Step 4- click on “Stop” to stop the service and then “Apply” to make the change permanent.

Please note:
By stopping the service, the Access Point application will stop as well. You can launch it manually by starting:
2. Upon updating the Access Point app, the service “Startup type” will be reset to “Automatic”. In case this creates an issue on your end, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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