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Windows 7: Start-Up Programs Question

15 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Start-Up Programs Question

Hello,

Regarding the Start-Up menu, the list of programs and items that start when the PC is turned on:

a. If there are two Users, is the list different depending upon which User logs on ?

b. IF there is a separate list for each user, and then the two Users just
do "Switch Users" during the day, do these start up items then change, or once going, they continue irrespective of the User ?

e.g., each user would be operating on "his side" of the PC as expected, but the start up programs for the other user would (also) be active. True ?

Thanks,
Bob

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15 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Bob,

Yes and no.

There are in fact 2 locations for the Startup.

Startup Programs - Change

All Users: C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

These are programs that run for every user, and they will start up for each user the first time they log on.

User: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

These are programs that are unique to each user, and they will start up the first time the user logs on.

When switching from one user to another, the programs remain running but are suspended so that when the previous user logs back in they can resume from where they left off.
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15 Dec 2009   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Programs can also be started from the registry. A good way to see startup settings is to use StartupCPL.
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15 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professonal
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Programs can also be started from the registry. A good way to see startup settings is to use StartupCPL.
I often open System Configuration (click Start button, type "msconfig") to modify start up programs.
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15 Dec 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, but there are more startup items than are listed in msconfig.
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15 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP

Hi all,

Just a quick thanks for the info.

Sure is a lot to learn, but we are trying.

Appreciate All the help,
Bob
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16 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Startup Programs Folder: All Users ? (Dwarf, et al)

Hello,

Trying to find, and adjust somewhat, my Startup Programs Folders.

For the two users on the PC, no problems.
As mentioned by Dwarf, they are under C:\Users\Username\App...

But for the ALL Users Folder, not sure:

For this "common startups" Folder, if I try to find All Users under:
C:\Users\All Users...

Under Users\, I have no "All Users" apparently.

What's there is:
Bob (one of the two users)
Steve (the other user)
Public
Default

Where, please is "All Users" ?
Is it termed "Public" in Windows 7, or...?

Sure I'm just looking in the wrong place.

Thanks,
Bob
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16 Dec 2009   #8

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

This what your after?
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16 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP: Re "ALL Users" Startup Folder ?

Hi,

Sort of.

I can find the start-ups for the individual users, Bob and Steve, but what I can't locate is the list for the startups that start for both users automatically, irrespective of which user logs in.

I was told that they are in a flolder called ALL USERS, but can't locate it.

Thanks,
Bob
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16 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here you go, Bob.
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