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Windows 7: Can someone explain how to setup items that should load at startup?

21 Aug 2013   #1

Windows7 Professional 32bit
Can someone explain how to setup items that should load at startup?

Can someone explain how to setup the items that should load at startup, such as antivirus, etc. I am trying to create a very limited use User Profile that is restricted so that when the user logs in, it takes the user right into QuickBooks. I also want the user to be able to connect remotely through Logmein and I also want to ensure that my AV software kicks in. I managed to clear out the desktop and start menu items, but I cannot get Logmein and the AV software to load.

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21 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

To load software at startup you can populate the following registry key with the programs you want to load:
e.g. Antivirus = (REG_SZ)"C:\Program files\Antivirus\antivirus.exe"
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22 Aug 2013   #3

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Bookbean this might be of help too everything in this tutorial is good and the one you might be looking for is point 7

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22 Aug 2013   #4

Windows7 Professional 32bit

Thank you everyone. I have since gained a rapid education into the use of GPO settings. From there I was able to accomplish what I needed. Thanks once again.
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22 Aug 2013   #5


You never need more than your AV checked in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services). I also allow my sync, gadgets, and stickies for convenience.

To have Quickbooks start up on the new account, copy its shortcut and drag it into All Programs>Startup folder.
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