How to make your app start with windows?

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jumper77
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How to make your app start with windows?

Postby jumper77 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:03 am

I've looked and haven't found a way to tell the installer to set the installed software to start with Windows. I'm VERY new at this. I just downloaded the software tonight and already have a great setup made. You guys who make this software are great!

If anyone knows how to do this, would you please let me know? I'm guessing it's pretty easy. I just don't know where to find the right tweaks.

thanks

Soner
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Re: How to make your app start with windows?

Postby Soner » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:38 pm

Hello,
you need to create registry entries. Please refer to the following article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/179365

jumper77
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Re: How to make your app start with windows?

Postby jumper77 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:00 am

Thanks for the link. Not much help though. I did get it to work and I'll share what values need to be where.

Root Key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER

Sub key:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Value Name: (whatever name you want the key to be)
My Program Name

Value Data:
C:\Program Files (x86)\My_Company\My_Software\My_Software.exe

ParisPulvinar
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Re: How to make your app start with windows?

Postby ParisPulvinar » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:05 am

I'm trying to do the same thing and have used the same parameters that you posted but it doesn't work. I basically want to add a shortcut of the app to the StartUp folder so the app will launch automatically on start-up. But there isn't an option to add a short-cut to the Start-Up folder.

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