Add applications to startup on Windows 10

I use this feature mostly to add some scripts to startup. On the other side you can use this for any application you have installed. More or less this tutorial is applicable to all Microsoft operating systems.

There is several ways to add  application to startup in order to insure that application is started on PC startup. First, start Run and then type shell:startup (Slide 1). This is shortcut. You can browse though File browser as well to reach Startup folder.


Slide 1.

Startup window will be opened. Now issue right click and select New – Shortcut (Slide 2.).


Slide 2.

Now browse either Program Files or any other location in order to select application or script for startup. I have decided to select Windows Media player (Slide 3 & Slide 4).


Slide 3.


Slide 4.

On next dialog please give your shortcut name or leave name by default. Select Finish and you shortcut for startup application is created (Slide 5 & Slide 6).


Slide 5.


Slide 6.

Now you can restart your PC in order to test your setup. Just after operating system startup your application should be started. You can add applications as much as you need, but be careful not to overload hardware capabilities of your PC. To many startup applications will cause slowdown of PC on boot.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you an thank you for visiting this website.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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