How to Automatically start a Program in Windows

How you can automatically start any program on your Windows PC.

In this post we will learn you how to automatically launch any program you wish on your PC.

We will go over two methods, in the first method we will be using the Windows task scheduler and with the second method we will use a program designed to make the process of launching a program automatically very easy.

Method 1

Step 1, open the Windows Task Scheduler you do this by going to: Start>Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative tools>Task Scheduler

Step 2, click on “Create Basic Task…”

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Step 3, give your task a name for example “Start a Program”

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Step 4, select when you want your task to launch; every week, month etc.

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Step 5, select on which day of the week, and time you want your task to launch

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Step 6, select the option “Start a program”

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Step 7, browse for the program you want to launch

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Step 8, click on “finish” and you’re done!

Method 2

This one takes way less steps, but you need to Download a Program called Startup View

Step 1, once you’ve installed the software go to the “Startup manager” tab, click on “choose file” and search for the program(s) you want to launch and click on “Add to List”.

Startup Manager Tab

This is a screenshot of the Startup Manager tab for managing auto startup program

 

Step 2, go to the “Task Scheduler” tab and in the option box select “StartProgram”

Startup View Task Scheduler Tab

Screenshot Startup View task scheduler tab

Step 3, check the checkbox in front of the program you want to launch

Step 4, select a day and time for the program to launch and click on “set”

That’s it, now wait for the program to launch.

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How to Manage Startup Programs on your PC | Step by Step

Manage the Startup Programs on your windows PC with these easy steps!

If you’re using a windows computer it may take long for your PC to startup, this may be caused because of so called Startup Programs.

Sometimes managing those startup programs is a good idea, and may result in a faster PC.

But of course startup programs can also have a good purpose, for example if you often use a specif program a lot it can save you alot of time if it launches automatically when you’ve powered on your PC.

Startup Programs are programs who launch automatically when you’ve powered on your PC some will be visible, and some are not visible because they run on the background.

Today we will go over two methods to manage these Startup Programs, the first methods will learn you how to manage the visible programs and the second part will show you how to manage the invisible programs too.

Method 1

For this step you want to download a program which makes it very easy for you to manage those visible programs.

Click here to download the program.

Once you’ve installed the program you will see a screen that will look like this.

Manage Startup Program on your Windows PC

Manage Startup Program on your Windows PC

Here the programs who automatically startup will have a marked checkbox in front of the icon as seen in the picture above.

To add programs who automatically startup click on “choose file” and select the program you wish, then click on “Add to List” and click the checkbox in front of the program.

To remove startup programs simply uncheck the checkbox in front of the programs name.

Method 2  

In this method we’ll be using Msconfig to manage the startup program, Msconfig is already installed on your PC so we only have to find it.

We do this by going to “Start” and then in the searchbar type in “run” and hit enter, the run command will show up.

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Here you want to type in “msconfig” and click “ok” now you will see Msconfig.msconfig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you want to go to the “Startup” tab or Opstarten in Dutch.

Here you can deselect all the Startup Program you do not want to automatically startup anymore, after that hit “Apply” (“Toepassen” on the picture) and you’re done!

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How to Auto Shutdown your Windows PC | Step by Step

Auto Shutdown your Windows PC in just a few simple steps!

In this tutorial we’ll explain to you how you can easily schedule your PC to automatically shutdown, restart or log-off.

We’ll go over multiple methods;

The first method is to install software designed to make automatically shutting down your PC easy.

The second method is to use a program that’s already install on your windows PC called Task Scheduler.

When using the first method, you will need to download the Auto Shutdown Software .

  1. Once you’ve installed the software you want to go to the “Task Scheduler” tab
  2. Select an option,
  3. Then select a day and time of which you would like your PC to Auto Shutdown
  4. Click on “Set” and wait :)

Congratulations you’ve scheduled you’re PC to auto shutdown when you want it to!

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The second method, with this method you need to search for a pre-installed program on your PC called “Task Scheduler”.

Finding this program maybe a bit difficult but we will show you how to find it!

For Windows 7 or 8 go to Start>Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative tools>Task Scheduler

Once you’ve found it double click on it and follow these steps.

Step 1: Click one Create Basic Task…

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Step 2: Give your Task a name for example “Auto Shutdown”

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Step 3: Select when you want your trigger to take place, every day, week or month?

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Step 4: Select on which day you want your trigger to take place.

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Step 5: Here select “Start a program”
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Step 6: In the program textbox enter “shutdown” and in the parameter textbox enter “/S”

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