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Start program at system boot

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I've created a wallpaper changer that I want to start up on system
boot.

I know that I can put a shortcut for my app in the startup folder. How
can I get the install program for my app to add a shortcut for all
users.

If I do have a shortcut in the startup folder, I can see the current
wallpaper before switching to the next wallpaper in the queue after
system boot. Is there a way of executing my app before Windows shows
the desktop?

Shane

Nov 21 '05 #1
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Make a Windows Service
HTH
rawCoder

"Shane" <sh***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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I've created a wallpaper changer that I want to start up on system
boot.

I know that I can put a shortcut for my app in the startup folder. How
can I get the install program for my app to add a shortcut for all
users.

If I do have a shortcut in the startup folder, I can see the current
wallpaper before switching to the next wallpaper in the queue after
system boot. Is there a way of executing my app before Windows shows
the desktop?

Shane

Nov 21 '05 #2

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rawCoder wrote:
Make a Windows Service
HTH
rawCoder

"Shane" <sh***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
I've created a wallpaper changer that I want to start up on system
boot.

I know that I can put a shortcut for my app in the startup folder. How
can I get the install program for my app to add a shortcut for all
users.

If I do have a shortcut in the startup folder, I can see the current
wallpaper before switching to the next wallpaper in the queue after
system boot. Is there a way of executing my app before Windows shows
the desktop?

Shane



true, but would someone really want to install a service on the computer
just to change their wallpaper? I would not. A better way would be to
add it to the registry for startup. This is processed on system start
for HKLM or user logon for HKCU.

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Daniel
MCSE, MCP+I, MCP in Windows 2000/NT

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Nov 21 '05 #3

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Sorry, I mistook the line
Is there a way of executing my app before Windows shows
the desktop
I considered it as running an executable before everything loads, like
profile etc. So the Windows Service seemed the choice as it runs even when
no one has logged in.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

rawCoder

"Daniel" <da****@madridmadridsoleado.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl... rawCoder wrote:
Make a Windows Service
HTH
rawCoder

"Shane" <sh***********@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com...
I've created a wallpaper changer that I want to start up on system
boot.

I know that I can put a shortcut for my app in the startup folder. How
can I get the install program for my app to add a shortcut for all
users.

If I do have a shortcut in the startup folder, I can see the current
wallpaper before switching to the next wallpaper in the queue after
system boot. Is there a way of executing my app before Windows shows
the desktop?

Shane



true, but would someone really want to install a service on the computer
just to change their wallpaper? I would not. A better way would be to
add it to the registry for startup. This is processed on system start
for HKLM or user logon for HKCU.

--

Daniel
MCSE, MCP+I, MCP in Windows 2000/NT

--------------------------------------
remove the 2nd madrid from my mail address to contact me.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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Thank you for your responses, but you didn't actually answer the
original question.

I know that I could make a registry entry to load first, but what is
the entry?

Even if I do decide to start my app from the registry, I would still
like to know how to drop an icon into the startup folder.

Shane

Nov 21 '05 #5

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