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Specifying programs to run every time Windows starts

If you want to start programs every time Windows runs, but would like to hide them from users by not having the listed in the Startup folder or the WIN.INI file, you can have them load through the registry.

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run or RunOnce
  3. Right click on the right panel
  4. Select New / String Value
  5. Type in any name
  6. For the value, enter the path and executable for the program you want to run.