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MSCONFIG Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by KenP, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. KenP

    KenP Flightless Bird

    XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.

    TIA

    Kenp
     
  2. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    KenP wrote:
    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.


    If I understand correctly you want the program to start when Windows is
    booted? Put a shortcut to the program in your (or the All Users')
    Startup folder.

    John
     
  3. paul_36

    paul_36 Flightless Bird

    On 2010-03-08, KenP <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Kenp



    Use startup manager 2.4.2 available at "http://startupmanager.org/";
    allows add, delete, edit & turn on/off programs; an expanded
    msconfig with more capabilities & free.
     
  4. db

    db Flightless Bird

    if the program didn't
    install the executable
    line item in msconfig,

    then there is probably
    a good reason for not
    doing so.

    it would be better for
    you to use the basic
    startup folder under
    to launch the executable
    when the desktop
    loads.

    start>all programs>


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    >
    >


    "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E9555E88-0F77-4DE5-BB17-D54415A84F11@microsoft.com...
    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Kenp
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:58:01 -0800, KenP
    <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.



    First, let me clarify that what you want is *not* to have it in the
    MSCONFIG/Start menu. I assume that you want the program to start
    automatically when you boot the computer.

    The easiest way to do that is to put a shortcut to it into your
    Startup folder. After you've done that, you will be to see that
    shortcut in MSCONFIG.

    In case I've confused you, let me clarify that MSCONFIG is not where
    you put it or even where it is. MSCONFIG is just a tool that lets you
    see it if you've put it into the right place.

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  6. Ben Myers

    Ben Myers Flightless Bird

    "KenP" <KenP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E9555E88-0F77-4DE5-BB17-D54415A84F11@microsoft.com...
    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.


    Please repost with more information, including the name of the program
    or the name and path of the program's executable file.

    Ben
     
  7. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 8, 9:58 am, KenP <K...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Kenp


    It is correct that you do not add items to the startup with msconfig.
    msconfig is not a startup manager - it is a troubleshooting tool. The
    referenced Startup Manager is one of many third party tools that are
    startup managers you can use but you don't need a third party program
    to add a program to the Windows startup procedure.

    It doesn't matter what the program is or if it is normal to want it to
    be in the Windows startup procedure. I will decide what I want to
    startup or not startup when XP starts.

    If the installed program created an icon that you double click to
    launch it, right click the program icon and choose copy.

    Click Start, Programs, right click the Startup link and Open, Explore
    or whatever is appropriate for your environment. All Users or just
    your user, etc. It is just a folder.

    When the Startup folder is open and displaying it's contents, right
    click and paste the program you copied before into the Startup
    folder. The Startup folder is just a regular folder where you can
    copy/paste/delete things just like any other folder.

    When you get done and look at the Startup tab in msconfig, you should
    see the new startup item.
     
  8. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 05:13:50 -0800 (PST), Jose <jose_ease@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    > On Mar 8, 9:58 am, KenP <K...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > > XP Pro - I installed a program and want it in my MSCONFIG Start menu but the
    > > program does not offer the start when Windows starts option. Does anyone have
    > > any instructions on how to add program to MSCONFIG/Start menu.
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Kenp

    >
    > It is correct that you do not add items to the startup with msconfig.
    > msconfig is not a startup manager - it is a troubleshooting tool.




    Although it was designed as, and meant to be, a troubleshooting tool,
    it also works very well for removing items from automatic startup, and
    there is no reason not to use it for that.



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    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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