Process of adding programs to startup folders in Windows® 7
How do you add programs to startup folders in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system released. You will be able to install it from Microsoft website. Since it has got improved features and the latest technology it will deliver good performance. With Windows 7, Microsoft has made many changes to Windows operating system. The startup folder is the folder that will contain links to programs that start when Windows is booted. It is seen that not all programs are started with Windows by default as that will increase the booting time. But at the same time you will be able to add any installed programs to the start up list so that you do not have to start it manually after Windows boots.
Here are the benefits and tips to add programs to the startup folder:
- Benefits of adding programs
- Adding programs to startup folder
- Through programs
Benefits of adding programs
It is seen that when you add critical security software to startup folder, it will ensure that the system is continually protected. This software will load without any intervention from you. The software will be able to automatically check for updates and will not need any reminders. When you add frequently accessed programs to startup folder, it will be easy and you can save both time and effort.
Adding program to startup folder
First, click 'Start' button and then select 'All Programs'. You need to right click on the 'Startup' folder and then make sure that you select 'Open All Users' option. When you select this option, it will open up a startup folder. Then choose 'Explore' to open the folder for the currently logged-in user. Then you have to go to the file or folder you want to add to the startup folder and right click it. Then you need to select the option called 'Copy Shortcut' from the menu. You can also create a shortcut on the desktop. You have to paste this shortcut in the startup folder that you opened before. Next time when you boot Windows 7, that file or folder will start automatically.
It has been observed that some programs will have a setting for them. This setting may allow it to run at startup. You will need to consult the program's manual on how to do this specifically, if that setting is available for that program. First, open the program's 'Settings' menu. In order to add a program to startup you have to select the program to run at startup. Then that specific program will start automatically when you boot Windows 7.
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