Add StartUp items Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Dyon, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Dyon

    Dyon Guest

    #1 Dyon, Dec 19, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 19, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I have been trying to add a .exe file to my Startup files. But for some reason the file does not run at the start up.
    Take a look at the screenshot to see the setup.
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    The paths which I did use are:
    C:\Users\Dyon\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    Is there another way to add files to the Windows 8.1 Startup files? I have done some research on Google but did not find anything.
    I have also tried adding a key to the register which did not work either.
    For the registery I have used both using the direct .exe and the .lnk file.
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  2. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

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    I just drop the shortcuts in the following folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    And it works perfectly for me. No issues. Works for any program I want to start when Windows boots. I'm wondering if it may be more of a problem to do with your StartIsGone program, because any other programs seem to work fine.
     
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  3. Dyon

    Dyon Guest

    Thanks for your reply.
    I think I just found out the problem by taking a better look in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startut, I placed the original .exe file in C:\Windows\System32\ but, for some reason Windows does not allow that.
    I have now placed it in my downloads folder and it works fine now :)
     
  4. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    That's correct, part of the UAC (User Annoyance ;) Control) system. Actually the c:\windows\system32 thing is fair enough.
     
  5. revertex

    revertex MDL Member

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    You can use windows task scheduler.

    Create a task, in triggers tab, select new, begin the task: at logon

    In actions tab, select the executable you want to run.