Description:In this article, I am going to explain about how to add startup programs or applications in Windows 8/Windows 7 machine.
Steps to Add Startup programs in Windows7/Windows 8Try the below mentioned steps to add the startup programs in Windows 8
1.Open the Run command by clicking ‘Windows key’+‘R’
2.Type in the command as %appdata% -> Press Enter. This should take you to “C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming”.
3.Go to \Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup . The full path should look like: “C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”.
Note: You can easily skip the steps 2 and 3 by simply typing the command shell:Startup in Run command instead of %appdata%
4. You can see the following window after you run the above command.
5. Now you can add any shortcut which you wanted to add in for the startup applications.
You can do it by simply copying the existing shortcut and place it here.
Right-click the mouse -> New ->Create Shortcut and you can browse the wanted program to add shortcut
Note : This article is applies to Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows 8.