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Windows 7: How to add/enable a program to start at Windows Logon

21 Jan 2017   #1
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
How to add/enable a program to start at Windows Logon

Good afternoon everyone,

I'm having a problem with remembering how to add/enable a program that will start at Windows Logon. I don't seem to be having much luck with various searches. Perhaps I'm not using the right search terms/parameters.

Could someone kindly enlighten me as to how to do this, or provide a link to a source that explains how to accomplish this (in simple terms this aged, non-techie person [me]can understand)?

Thank you for your time and any help!


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21 Jan 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Which program ?
All or most will have settings in the program to start or not with windows.
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21 Jan 2017   #3
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi TZ,

One program is the Pangolin Screen Brightness. Another is the GWX Control Panel (from Ultimate Outsider) - which helps keep MS from installing Win 10.

Thanks for getting back with me!
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21 Jan 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could first see if they are listed using start button and type in the search box
msconfig
Then the enter key and startup section and see if they exist and are checked.
If so then review each of the programs setting gwx I know has the option to start or not with windows
The other I have no idea but it should have basic settings so just take a look see
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21 Jan 2017   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: GWX - the setting to start with windows is "Click To Enable Monitor Mode" in the GUI.
How to add/enable a program to start at Windows Logon-gwx-control-panel.jpg
However I'd say that it's not needed unless MS is going to start giving us Windows 10 for free again.


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21 Jan 2017   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: PangoBright.

I just downloaded it and it's a standalone executable. You just need to create a shortcut here:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Replace Username with your account name in the path shown above.
How to add/enable a program to start at Windows Logon-startup.jpg
The only problem is that you'll need to create an elevated shortcut if you want to avoid a UAC prompt when the program tries to launch on startup.

If you want an elevated shortcut let us know but it's not straightforward.


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21 Jan 2017   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If the program doesn't have an auto start option, see METHOD TWO in this tutorial:
Startup Programs - Change
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21 Jan 2017   #8
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi again,

My thanks to TZ, Callender, and DavidE for your respective replies
to my inquiry!

Given what Callender said about the GWX Control Panel......I'll not bother doing anything with that program. I'm still in the process of reviewing what each of you has contributed...so it will be a while before I can complete everything.

Thanks again to each of you for all your help!
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