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Programs to start when machine starts

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    MS W8

    Programs to start when machine starts


    Again...
    In the simplest of ways...how do I add a program to the Task Manager in 8, that will start when the machine start?
    Thank You
    Harald

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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Harald View Post
    ...In the simplest of ways ...how do I add a program to the Task Manager in 8, that will start when the machine start? Thank You. Harald
    Well, one way is to create a shortcut and copy it to the startup folder.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Startup
    or
    C:\Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by Harald View Post
    Again...
    In the simplest of ways...how do I add a program to the Task Manager in 8, that will start when the machine start?
    Thank You
    Harald
    Hi Harald,
    the simplest way i know is to copy a shortcut of the program in this folders:

    WIN+r will open the dialog:

    Click image for larger version



    then write

    Code:
    shell:startup
    this will open the folder where to copy the program shortcut you want to start as a user


    or write

    Code:
    shell:common startup

    this will open the folder where to copy the program shortcut you want to start system wide

    you can the disable or monitor those program simply with the task manager.

    hope this helps,

    Roy.
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