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How can I make programs start at startup in Windows Vista?

How can I make programs start at startup in Windows Vista?

I have some programs I use a lot and would like them to start when I login to Vista.

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Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

"You can copy shortcuts to the programs you wish to run into the following directory:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start
Menu\Programs\Startup"
Guest [Entry]

"The easiest way would be to add a shortcut to the Startup folder in your start menu, but if you don't want to do that you can use regedit to add a key to the registry at this location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Also, if you want this to happen for any user that logs in to the system you do the same but add your key here instead:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I think they are started in alphabetical order."
Guest [Entry]

"Press Win + R, print %APPDATA%/Microsoft/Windows/Start menu/Programs/Startup and press Enter. New explorer window will be opened. Paste there shortcuts of programs you would like to start on logon.

To view complete list of programs that are configured to run during system bootup or login you could use free Autoruns program."
Guest [Entry]

"Go to the Start Menu, click on the Run command and in the box that will open type:

%HOMEPATH%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Paste or create any shortcuts that you want."