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Adding programs to startup with Windows 7?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by nv40pimp, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. nv40pimp New Member

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    I've got a dual screen setup, but most of the time I'm only using one screen and the other I usually have system monitoring stuff on like afterburner, AllCPU Meter, Core Temp and speedfan.

    What I would like to know is how to add programs to just start up with Windows so I don't have to click 5 icons every time I boot up. Mainly speedfan and coretemp.
     
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    Create a shortcut to the program you want to start in the "Startup" folder in the start menu. You might have to create the shortcut on the desktop first, then drag it into the Startup folder.
     
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    thanks, ill try that
     
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    Assuming you have Windows 7, Task Scheduler is a great alternative with more features. If you can't find it, you can put taskschd.msc in run.
     
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    You could add entries to the registry to launch the apps on startup, but it's easier to just add them to the startup foler as Newt suggested.
     
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    Random comment both agreeing and disagreeing and discussing the aspects of all above suggestions..................................................................
     
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