1.    02 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 104

    starting up a stand-alone .exe file during booting

    I have a stand-alone .exe file, which I would like to start automatically during booting.
    Putting a shortcut in the W10 startup folder does not do the job.
    Does this only work for installed programs?
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  2.    02 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2,552
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    You need to put a shortcut to the program if you want to do that - you can't just put the .exe there.

    There are numerous other ways to do it though. Personally I'd add it to either


    Run and RunOnce Registry Keys (Windows)
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