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How can you make certain software to always launch upon bo

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    Windows 8

    How can you make certain software to always launch upon bo


    Certain softwares you want always running.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Give me a few minutes & I'll report back with instructions & screenshots.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Startup tasks


    Ok.


    Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Open Task Scheduler.

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    Next Create a basic task & name it.

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    Next set it to run at startup.

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    Next choose open a program.I chose explorer.exe.

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    Next click Next

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    Next click finish.

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    Do it with any program you wish.

    This example bypasses the Start screen on startup.

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    Last edited by Brink; 02 Jul 2013 at 00:30. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Posts : 45
    Windows 8


    I am not sure how to get to the Administrative Tools from Control Panel. I don't have the Control Panel with its sublocations such as 'all control panel items'' 'action center' or 'administrative tools' on the side bar.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PrinterP View Post
    I am not sure how to get to the Administrative Tools from Control Panel. I don't have the Control Panel with its sublocations such as 'all control panel items'' 'action center' or 'administrative tools' on the side bar.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Go to this folder (path below) and put a shortcut of the program(s) that you want to automatically start into that folder.

    C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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