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How to make programs run at Startup?

by Gregory M / June 3, 2004 4:40 PM PDT

So confused about how to make programs run at startup for All Users, and even for just myself - ones that don't have that command built into their program. I just copied & pasted two programs into Documents & Settings >All Users >Start> Programs. But, it just put them on their program list menus as programs they can access, like Word or something. So confused.

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Re:How to make programs run at Startup?
by biocyberman / June 3, 2004 6:44 PM PDT

Hi! You can try this (for WIn XP):
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Hope it help Wink

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Re:Re:How to make programs run at Startup?
by Gregory M / June 5, 2004 5:49 PM PDT

I will try that. I just looked in there, there's just one thing in there, something for the printer. When we got the new computer, somehow I managed to make lots of programs start for everyone. But I didn't put anything in that folder. That one makes sense though! And easy too. Thank you!

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by stephensac2000 / June 6, 2004 1:11 AM PDT
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Re:How to make programs run at Startup?
by Big Mike / June 7, 2004 9:47 AM PDT

Go to start,programs,find the program you want to start and right click on the name ,hold down the right mouse button and drag the mouse button to the folder named "startup". release the mouse button when the folder is highlighted, choose the "creat shortcut here option from the box that opens. restart your computer and that program should now start up for you.
Big Mike

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Re:Re:How to make programs run at Startup?
by Gregory M / June 8, 2004 2:13 AM PDT

Thanks Big Mike. This thing will be in shape soon!

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Re:Re:Re:How to make programs run at Startup?
by petekessell / June 8, 2004 4:41 AM PDT

To configure as to what programs you want to run at startup, go onto to the startbar, select "Run" and type "msconfig". I wouldn't alter the System.INI, Win.INI or Boot.INI unless you know what you're doing. The Service and Startup tabs enable you to select or deselect which services or programs you want to automatically run when your computer starts up.

Hope this helps!

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