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How To Auto-Run Program on Startup in Windows

Auto run program on startup in windows 7, windows vista, windows 8 and windows 10 is almost same. This built-in windows option gives freedom to AutoPlay any software or program. But in some case people don’t like this option. It depends on nature of work you are doing. If you are home user then this option might not be useful for you. Or you may find this option, a cause of more CPU usage at startup. But auto run program on startup is helpful in all those cases where you must run any program on startup etc. People use this option with torrent application or network engineers use this option to run their network applications automatically.

In this tutorial I will also show you, how you can remove unnecessary applications from startup. Because auto run program on startup has two different cases. See below image to better understand.

auto run program on startup in windows

In above image I have multiple applications, which are running the time when I took this screenshot. And most of them are starting automatically whenever I will start my computer. Because I don’t want to run these application again and again. For Example; I am downloading a file using torrent. So as soon as I will start my computer, torrent application will automatically start. It means torrent is under auto run program on startup. But it will not show up in Startup folder. Later I will show you how you can disable auto run program on startup or how to disable startup program in windows.

Auto Run Program on Startup in Windows

I will give you an example. And then I will show you how to do this. Suppose I want to run Microsoft Word, whenever I start my computer. To do this auto run program on startup I will add Microsoft Word file in Startup Folder.

Method # 1

To locate Startup folder copy and paste the following highlighted link in address bar of any folder.

C:\Users\Mobashhir\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Method # 2

Alternatively you can open the start up folder by following way. Click Start and the click All Programs. Find Startup folder and right click the folder and then open.

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Method # 3

Open Run by pressing Windows + R and type “shell:startup” (without quotes)

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After you open startup folder. Right Click on empty space in folder and click shortcut, click browse and locate your file. Click next and then give a name to your shortcut and finish.

enable shortcut

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You have added Microsoft Word into auto run program on startup. To take effect you need to restart your computer. Once you restart your computer you will see Microsoft Word will open automatically from auto run program on startup option.

Alternate way to add auto run program on startup folder

Now suppose I have an Excel document and I want to put in auto run program on startup folder. And you will find this simplest way. Just open startup folder using any one method given above. And copy and paste shortcut file into that folder. See video to better understand auto run program on startup.

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How To Disable Auto Run Programs on Startup in Windows

If you talk about the file you just added before, it is very simple to remove this file from auto run. Just delete this from startup folder. But not all applications and programs you can remove from auto run program on startup. Because many of the programs are listed hidden. I have covered a complete article in order to delete auto run program on startup. See here How To Disable Auto Run Programs on Startup in Windows

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How to Enable Autoplay | Disable AutoPlay Options in Windows

In windows we can manually enable and disable autorun and autoplay options. Autoplay and autorun most of the time affect the windows speed. AutoPlay is built option in Windows. And it lets you choose users which program to use for various kinds of digital media applications, such as music CDs or images/pictures from your any digital camera memory card etc.

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If you are looking to stop AutoRun or looking to start a program automatically other then digital media, then you should visit the following page.

How To Auto Start|Stop any Program in Windows

Lets talk about the enable autoplay option for digital media, like CDs, Memory Card, DVDs, Images or Pictures etc.

How to Enable Autoplay Option in Windows

This method is same in almost all windows from Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and most probably for Windows 10. To enable this option, you need to follow some steps.

  • Click on Start button.
  • Open your windows control panel.
  • Find the option Autoplay.
  • Or click on Start and then type autoplay in search box
  • Or copy and paste this in address bar of any folder 
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay

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After you open if you are interested to play all media files automatically then click on first option.

Use AutoPlay for all media devices

This is also applicable for other media software and programs. There are multiple options to play with like you can change the settings for following. Audio CD, DV Movie, Pictures, Video Files, Audio Files, Blank CD, Blank DVD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD Audio, Super Video CD, and Mixed Content etc.

How To Disable AutoPlay Software or Programs

There might be different understanding from this heading. Some people looking to stop some AutoPlay software or programs. Because some unnecessary software inject into your Startup folder and automatically start, when you start windows. To handle this kind of problems you take help from this page.

How To Stop AutoStart AutoRun any Program in Windows

Talking about disable AutoPlay of digital media. If you would like to stop all digital media to start automatically. Then you need to go to same location and need to uncheck the option.

  • Click on Start button.
  • Open your windows control panel.
  • Find the option Autoplay.
  • Or click on Start and then type autoplay in search box
  • Or copy and paste this in address bar of any folder 
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\AutoPlay

If you like to stop all media services to stop auto playing then uncheck following option.

Use AutoPlay for all media devices

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To understand more about AutoPlay

Whenever you enable AutoPlay option, you can choose what should happen when you insert different types of digital media into your computer. For example, you can choose which digital media player is used to play DVDs. And if you disable AutoPlay, windows will ask you to choose what you want to do when you insert digital media into your computer. Like Video DVD etc.