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W8 start up scripts anyone

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W8 start up scripts anyone


    Hi there
    I don't want to use a 3rd party application - but it would seem to me if one could start ANY standard application immediately a user logs in then you'd get to the desktop immediately on boot without relying on Start8 or any of these other work arounds. You could start say a "Dummy" application.

    I think there's something in Local policies or whatever with start up scripts -- I'm not a programmer but I wonder if some of our more experienced bretheren in this area feel that this might be a way of bypassing the start screen on boot.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Boot to Desktop


    This link may help:

    Make Windows 8 boot straight to the desktop | TechRepublic

    I set explorer.exe to start at start-up instead of Log-on though.
    I boot to Desktop every time.
    See picture on the Trigger I chose:
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    Last edited by David Bailey; 29 Mar 2013 at 05:24. Reason: added picture
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I don't want to use a 3rd party application - but it would seem to me if one could start ANY standard application immediately a user logs in then you'd get to the desktop immediately on boot without relying on Start8 or any of these other work arounds. You could start say a "Dummy" application.

    I think there's something in Local policies or whatever with start up scripts -- I'm not a programmer but I wonder if some of our more experienced bretheren in this area feel that this might be a way of bypassing the start screen on boot.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I never use Task Scheduler, but maybe it would do what your want. Starting automatically to, for example, Chrome might do the trick (not iE I think). Many would want a browser open when getting started on a "day's" work or play.

    Edit: I now see that medab1 apparently is talking about Task Scheduler also.
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W8 start up scripts anyone
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