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Start Apps When Windows Starts

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Start Apps When Windows Starts


    How doe one get Apps to load when windows starts. I put apps shortcuts in the start up folder, they still do not start, they did in Windows 7. Thanks

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    Haven't tried it but did you mean you put a shortcut to your program in C:\Users\*your account*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. It worked in previous windows versions, though it seems to be less accessible now without the start menu.
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    Just tried it and it still works for me but doesn't switch to the app automaticly, You still have to click on "desktop".
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello tbanks204. Welcome to the Eight Forums.

    Programs that are designed to load at startup are listed in the task manager.
    They can be enabled or disabled. My suggestion would be simply to pin an executable on the start screen or taskbar for programs needed immediately. Loading the startup process with a number of applications may not be the best choice. > IMO
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