Quick Tip: Add an application to Windows (version 8+) Startup

Adding an application to the startup menu, so that it would run every time Windows loaded up, used to be fairly straight-forward. With newer versions of Windows however, things have changed. I’m guess that the reason for that is that Microsoft was trying to disallow people from piling dozens of application and then complain about the time it takes to load Windows, but that’s just a theory.

In any case, the following is possibly the fastest way to add an application to the startup menu:

1. Hit: Win+R (i.e. the Windows Key and the letter R)
2. Type in: shell:startup
3. Place a shortcut of the application you want to execute at load time into this folder.

That’s all, really.

Stole the answer from here 🙂

MGR: the Intelogist

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SharePoint Server developer, turned Sitefinity developer, turned Angular developer, turned SharePoint Online consultant, turned Unily consultant, turned O365 consultant... Never a dull moment!

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