Run on Startup

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Wed Mar 18 07:09:23 CET 2009

En Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:16:53 -0200, MRAB <google at>  
> Ian Mallett wrote:
>>  I'd like to make a program that automatically runs on startup (right  
>> after login).  How should I do that?
> Put it in the folder:
> C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Please don't do that, if you care about your users at all, and any of them  
might use a non-English version of Windows. Programs that put anything in  
the above location (or install themselves into C:\Program Files, or things  
like that) are really annoying, and the author is plain stupid.

Any decent installer is able to register a program so it runs on startup  
(InnoSetup, by example). Anyway, if you want to it it yourself, see:

Gabriel Genellina

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