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Many of my startup programs do not load until I log on to my account, when the computer starts.

If I set up auto login, the system is ready - and anyone who switches the comp on gets access to my account. I don't want that.

How can I setup my PC to wait for my password, while having loaded all my startup programs in the background?

  • I use Windows 8, but I guess the answer will be pertinent for other versions as well. – KalEl Oct 24 '14 at 23:57
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    The simplest solution. Automatically log into the account then set it to lock after a few minutes. You can also log into the account then lock the account yourself. Otherwise there isn't a way to do what you want ( load the start-up programs in the background ) – Ramhound Oct 25 '14 at 0:07
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    Can you give examples of the type of thing you would want to run at boot? – Paul Oct 25 '14 at 0:08
  • Examples: f.lux, speedfan, Firefox – KalEl Oct 25 '14 at 2:20

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