How do I get startup processes to happen at login screen


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    windows 10
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    How do I get startup processes to happen at login screen


    Normally after I log in to Windows all the startup programs will begin loading but there have been times when the startup programs happened at the login screen before logging in. I would much rather have it load at the login screen because I won't always be at my pc during boot up. Is there a way to configure this?
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  2. Posts : 27,173
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Click on Start and Type gpedit. Click on Group policy editor and find Startup under

    Computer configuration - Windows settings. Double Click on Starttup - here you can add scripts or powershell scripts..

    How do I get startup processes to happen at login screen-image.png

    Also adding item to Startup folder under any admin should do it. Another way is to run scheduled task at startup
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  3. Posts : 21
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    I didn't know simply putting it in the Startup folder would make it load at the login screen. That sounds a lot easier than doing it through gpedit. I'll give it a try thx.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Just a note, GPEDIT is not available in the Home version of Win10.
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    Berton said:
    Just a note, GPEDIT is not available in the Home version of Win10.
    Yea I know I have Win 10 Pro thx.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Sorry, your My Computer [specs] don't reflect much at all about the computer, actually nothing.
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  7. Posts : 21
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    Berton said:
    Sorry, your My Computer [specs] don't reflect much at all about the computer, actually nothing.
    Yea I usually don't bother with configuring my forum profile. Thanks for the tip though. I know a lot of people aren't aware of the differences between Home and Pro version.
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  8. Posts : 27,173
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    chili said:
    I didn't know simply putting it in the Startup folder would make it load at the login screen. That sounds a lot easier than doing it through gpedit. I'll give it a try thx.
    Put the shortcut in there, not actual program ... This is obvious, but should mention it anyway...
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    AndreTen said:
    Put the shortcut in there, not actual program ... This is obvious, but should mention it anyway...
    It didn't work. I tried the Startup folder with elevated/non-elevated shortcut and I tried making a scheduled task. The Startup folder didn't work at all. The scheduled task only works after I logon, even if I choose the option to start the program whether I'm logged on or not. The program is Logitech Gaming Software by the way. I'm not keen on trying the script thing because I have no idea how to do it. It's not a huge deal. Just thought it could save me a little time when logging in because I have to wait for the Logitech software to load before I can use my mouse effectively.
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