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I wish to know which process from Windows boot calls my startup programs, included in

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • Start\All Programs\Initialize folder

I cant find it anywhere.

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Explorer.exe starts all of those. You can verify with Process Explorer by looking at the process tree or the parent process.

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