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Is it possible to make a program run on startup by adding it to the "Shell" registry entry? I'm talking about Windows Vista. I want to add to the end of

explorer.exe

to make it

explorer.exe; someOtherProgram.exe;

Would that work?

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I would recommend instead adding to registry key:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

or

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

These will run at startup, after login. More

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Cool, thanks - works like a charm. –  Moshe Dec 22 '10 at 21:28
    
or just create a task that runs on startup –  Xantec Dec 22 '10 at 21:55
    
Or put a shortcut to the program in the Startup folder in the Start menu. –  Bavi_H Dec 23 '10 at 1:19

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