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Windows 7: Start program at boot/login for specific user

07 Aug 2011   #1
Dutchcoffee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Start program at boot/login for specific user

I've searched and searched but I can't seem to find a working solution. I want to start a program on boot/login (Windows 7) for a specific user. The program in particular: WAMP (for web development).

Is it possible to start a program on boot/login for only a specific user, and not every user account.

Thanks.


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07 Aug 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Yes. See my new Tutorial over here: Task Scheduler

The code block you will require is the first one, which is the code that executes only if the current user IS the user referenced to by MyStr. (MyStr is a variable in the code.)
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07 Aug 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What about the time-honored trick of putting a shortcut to the app in the StartUp folder for that specific user?

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Startup Programs - Change
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08 Aug 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
What about the time-honored trick of putting a shortcut to the app in the StartUp folder for that specific user?
Yes, that will work, however my Tutorial gives the option of also implementing an optional date range.
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