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Windows 7: Is installing this a virus?

23 Oct 2012   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Often the entire program folder is moved into the "C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start menu\" location to see it start with Windows. The quick way is dragging it into the Start menu rather then browsing the two locations in order to see it mounted automatically once moved.

You can try dragging the main exe or a shortcut to the Start but just be prepared in case nothing happens as far as auto loading. You will first want to review the guide for that. Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

Notice simply adding a shortcut won't see any new additional automatically start up along with Windows. That works in the same manner as pinning a shortcut to the task bar and starting it manually from there.

The Startup folder is where you want it to go for seeing any new program(s) added to the Windows Startup list. Here's a quote how that is done in Vista and 7.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • 9 Click "Start" in the taskbar. Choose the "All Programs" option inside the open menu. A list of folders and programs will appear inside the menu. Right-click the "Startup" folder and select "Open." The Startup folder will open.

  • 10 Click the "Start" button (in the taskbar) once more. Choose "All Programs" again.

  • 11 Click the folder for the program you're adding to startup. The shortcut icon for that program will appear. If the icon for program you're adding to Windows startup is already visible, you can proceed to the next step.

  • 12 Right-click over the program icon. A menu will appear. Choose "Open" inside of this menu.

  • 13 Click on the "Startup" tab located in the task bar. The Windows startup folder will appear on the screen once more. Right-click in the center of the open window and choose "Paste Shortcut." The program will be added to your Windows startup.

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24 Oct 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1

Was referring to post #7 and was trying to be helpful.Your input made it crystalclear,on how to to do it the right way.Thats the great thing around here,wisper ABC,and you get to hear the whole alphabet.Now the guide is in the open again.
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24 Oct 2012   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

We try! The guide there however covers the bases since sometimes simply placing a shortcut may be all that is needed while with some other programs(usually much larger) you may need to move an entire folder to make it work.
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