starting up a stand-alone .exe file during booting


  1. Posts : 564
    W10
       #1

    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. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    or
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Run and RunOnce Registry Keys (Windows)
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