Example for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, I have the executable name set as hello.exe instead of its full path. How does Windows search for the executable, is there a particular order.
Windows will assume that the
.exe is located in a directory as specified in your Environment Variables; specifically your
If you type
path into a command prompt, a semi-colon list of paths will be returned. Or, click 'Edit' whilst Path is highlighted in the list of environment variables, to be presented with an editable list.