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How to launch an application at boot time?

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I would like to run an application that I've built at boot time on Windows 10. I would like it to launch regardless of the user logging into the system.

How would i do this?
2 Weeks Ago #1
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One of the best ways to do this is to use Task Scheduler that is built into the operating system.
  1. Open Start
  2. Search for Task Scheudle
  3. On the left you should see sub-window with a list of task folders.
  4. Right click the Task Scheduler folder and select New Folder
  5. Type a name for the folder. For Example, Startup Items
  6. Expand the "Task Scheduler Library" and select the Startup Items folder
  7. On the menubar, click on the Action Menu
  8. Select the Create Basic Task option
  9. In the Task Wizard you will start the process of creating your task

Check out Microsoft's docs to learn more about Task Scheduler
2 Weeks Ago #2

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Another option is to use the startup folder in Windows 10

Open the Run function dialog box by pressing the Windows key + R key simultaneously.

The All Users Startup Folder requires the following path:
Shell:common startup

The Current User Startup Folder requires:

You can place the application you want to start in those folders and on boot the applications will load.
2 Weeks Ago #3

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Another way is to register it in the registry.

Start "regedit" from "RUN ..." in the start menu and add the application to the following registry key.

When applying to all users:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run

When applying to individual users:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run

Specify the full path of the application you want to register in "New".
2 Weeks Ago #4

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