Thursday, 25 July 2013

How to add Startup programs in Windows7/Windows 8

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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 8

Try 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%


Add Startup programs in Windows 7/Windows 8

4. You can see the following window after you run the above command.

How to Add Startup programs in Windows 7/Windows 8


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.
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Right-click the mouse -> New ->Create Shortcut  and you can browse the wanted program to add shortcut

How to Add Startup programs in Windows 7/Windows 8



Note : This article is applies to Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Thanks,
Morgan
Software Developer


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