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#1 gbadger

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:33 PM

Hi Everyone i have a question to ask and it is:when windows xp loads up am i able to have a selected program start automatically.
many thanks for advice and help.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:40 PM

Absloutely, gbadger.

To add a program to your Startup folder (that will make it work each time you start Windows and you will see it in the system tray):

1. Click Start > Programs, then right click on Startup folder and choose Open.

2. On the Startup window, go to File menu and choose New > Shortcut.

3. In the dialog box click the Browse button to specify the program, navigate to the program's .EXE file.

4. After specifying the program path, click next and finish. Then you will see a new shortcut (computer icon) in the Startup folder.

5. Right click on that shortcut and choose Properties, select Minimized from the Run combo box, and click Ok, then close the Startup folder.

6. At the next time you start your computer the program will run automatically and you will see it in the system tray.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:12 PM

many thanks bludgard i will give that a try i did look around for the answer first but could not find the answer,that`s why i posted.Thankyou for a prompt reply

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

No problem. Hope it works for you. :whistle:
If it does not, I beleve you can create a program to run at start via Task Scheduler on XP. I know it works on Windows 7; I have never tried it on XP. I have to see about that now....




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