Do any have any software / app that you want to run on startup or boot of the Windows? Suppose you want to browse the internet as soon as Windows starts. When your Windows PC boots to desktop, you can always start your browser manually and enter the URL, but if you wish to make it auto-start, then you can easily run on start up automatically every time in Windows 10/8/7.

How to run any app on startup in Windows 10/8/7?

Basically, there are two methods, through which you can run any program when Windows boots into the Desktop. In this process, there is no need of any third party tool.

By placing the Program shortcut in Startup folder of Windows.

The Current Users Startup folder in Windows can be found at:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Note: These programs start up is for the current logged in user only. You can directly access this folder by opening Run >> shell:startup and hit Enter.


You can find out All Users Windows startup folder at:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

You can easily access this folder by opening Run >> shell:common startup and hit Enter.


You can add shortcuts of any program which you want to start with Windows. Just copy the app shortcut and paste it in this folder.

Use Registry Editor to make Program run with Windows boot.

You can edit the file of Registry Startup paths to add programs to start with every boot. You can use the Run or RunOnce registry keys to make programs to run each time that a user logs on or run just once.

The registry keys are located at the following paths:


They are separate Registry file for Current User and for All Users – Run every time or run once.

If you don’t want to go through a big process of Registry editing, then you can take the help of Quick Startup freeware. It lets you disable or delay the startup entries.


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