Run a program automatically when Windows starts
If you always open the same programs after starting your computer, such as a web browser or e‑mail program, you might find it convenient to have them start automatically when you start Windows. Programs or shortcuts placed in the Startup
folder will run whenever Windows starts.
Click the Start
, click All Programs
, right-click the Startup
folder, and then click Open
Open the location that contains the item to which you want to create a shortcut.
Right-click the item, and then click Create Shortcut. The new shortcut appears in the same location as the original item.
Drag the shortcut into the Startup folder.
The next time you start Windows, the program will run automatically.