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Windows 7: How to get a program to start up before anything else?

03 Mar 2010   #1
jgray152

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to get a program to start up before anything else?

I have a small program that changes the Start menu to something I like. Unfortunately I need to wait till that program starts up for the start menu to change. Now is there a way to make it have high priority or have it start before everything else?


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03 Mar 2010   #2
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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03 Mar 2010   #3
Stargazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's not what he asked. He wants to start the application first, before anything loads.

You can use a program called "StartQ" which you can change the order of your start-up files.

You can get it here:
Start-Q, a Windows Startup Optimizer & Manager

Manual is here:
http://www.start-q.com/index.php?opt...id=10&Itemid=5
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03 Mar 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jgray152, welcome to Seven Forums!


If it'll run from the start menu, startup file that may do what you want, r click the startup file to open it.

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03 Mar 2010   #5
Stargazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think that'll work because the things listed in the registry get's loaded before the start-up menu items. Start-Q should do the trick.
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03 Mar 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Stargazer, welcome to Seven Forums!



Maybe I'll have a look at that program, are you associated with it?
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03 Mar 2010   #7
Stargazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I'm not associated with it. I do a lot of computer repair work and I have needed to change the start-up order before and it was recommended to me. You can do it manually, but that requires editing the registry and for most people, that would be an undertaking. I found that Start-Q works quite well.
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03 Mar 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stargazer View Post
No, I'm not associated with it. I do a lot of computer repair work and I have needed to change the start-up order before and it was recommended to me. You can do it manually, but that requires editing the registry and for most people, that would be an undertaking. I found this works quite well.

Thanks!
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03 Mar 2010   #9
Stargazer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No prob
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