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1st January, 2009 at 16:18:56 -

I'm trying to make it so it's an option to have my apps come up at start up, the only way to to this seems to be through the regristry. If so, does anyone have some source code I can use to make sure I don't mess anything up? And if not, does anyone have any safer ideas?

 
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1st January, 2009 at 16:57:22 -

years ago i learned how to execute programms at startup via a batch file.

this days i dont now how this works, i guess it was in win95.

but mayby it helps you in some way

 
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1st January, 2009 at 17:18:29 -

You might be able to have your program create a shortcut in the startup folder.
"Cocuments and settings\all users\startup" or something like that?
I don't know how you'd make it only run for one specific user, or if it would work on all versions of windows.

 
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3rd January, 2009 at 22:14:31 -

I don't know about Vista, but for XP and under putting your file in here should work:

"All Users Startup Folder - For Windows XP, 2000, and NT, this folder is used for programs that should be auto started for all users who will login to this computer. It is generally found at:
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows NT C:\wont\Profiles\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Windows 2000 C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

You can also add your file's location to these inis:
5. windir\win.ini - [windows] "load"
6. windir\win.ini - [windows] "run"
7. windir\system.ini - [boot] "shell"

^ Taken from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial44.html

 
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3rd January, 2009 at 23:35:26 -

try going to run> "msconfig"
There's a boot thing in there that might work.

 
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