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How to perform some action every time computer with Windows starts?

What's the best way to do it?

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The easiest way is to put the app in your startup folder.

This is a little old, but it explains your options very well, and it still applies to the latest Windows offerings.


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+1, or even in the registry –  griegs Jul 30 '10 at 1:18
+1, start up folder is the best place, because it's easy for the user to find and remove if they don't want the program there. I hate having to go through the registry/msconfig to find programs that think they're so totally awesome that I just can't live without them running all the time. –  Dean Harding Jul 30 '10 at 1:21
I agree with @Dean but there are times, with company pc's, that the registry is a requirement so that the user cannot remove the app. Again, I think the OP has left a lot of detail out of the question –  griegs Jul 30 '10 at 1:24

Your question is a little cryptic as to the exact reason of why but;

Have you looked into Windows Kiosk Mode?

http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-setup-windows-vista-and-7-as-a-kiosk/ http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/forum/windows-xp/8239-windows-xp-kiosk-mode.html

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