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How can you make certain software always launch on login?

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    How can you make certain software always launch on login?


    Certain softwares you want always running.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PrinterP View Post
    Certain softwares you want always running.
    Use Task Scheduler to make it happen.

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    EDIT--That's a bit vague, so if you need more detail, I'll be glad to help.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by PrinterP View Post
    Certain softwares you want always running.
    You can always add a shortcut for them to the start-up folder.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yep! Either add to Task Scheduler or Startup, once you have installed Start8 or Classic Shell.
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    Windows 8


    Exactly what do you do in Task Scheduler to make it happen?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PrinterP View Post
    Exactly what do you do in Task Scheduler to make it happen?
    I'll make some screen shots so bear with me.

    What program do you want to run ?
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Have a look at this Windows 7 tutorial:
    Task Scheduler - Create New Task - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Should I continue explaining or is the tutorial posted above adequate ?
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by PrinterP View Post
    Exactly what do you do in Task Scheduler to make it happen?
    It's really quite simple...

    If you look at the task scheduler.

    1. Click on 'Task Scheduler Library'

    2. There is an option on the right hand side 'create basic task' , click on it.

    3. Follow the steps clicking next , one of the options on step 2 (Trigger) is either 'When I log on' or 'When computer Starts' , I'd suggest 'When I log on'.

    4. Select Start a Program.

    5. Browse to the Program you want to run when you log on and put any parameters you need and select the folder it should start in (I usually select the programs own folder there).

    And you're done...the program will start up after you log in each time.

    You CAN set it to run when the PC is started up , but I've found this often causes some issues with some programs I've run , missing user permissions etc,....
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'll bow out.
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