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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Earl Partridge, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    Windows 7 - 64 bit
    I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    file to
    the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is my
    own
    time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build with
    VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.

    With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    msconfig?

    Earl
     
  2. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:45:09 -0500, Earl Partridge wrote:

    > Windows 7 - 64 bit
    > I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    > file to
    > the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is my
    > own
    > time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build with
    > VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >
    > With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    > msconfig?
    >
    > Earl


    No.

    It needs to go into the Startup folder of the Start Menu.

    This about it: if it were otherwise, you'd have *all* of those Start Menu
    programs starting up with Windows.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  3. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    This is Windows 7 - 64 bit... and I don't seem to find the folders you're
    referring
    to. In the Windows Folder, there is a Start Menu folder. I tried it there
    but no go.
    Under that Start Menu folder there's a "Programs" folder. I tried it there,
    still
    no go.

    Under the Start Menu folder, there is no "Startup" Folder.

    Earl


    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1k8ynl4ghdc8b$.117l6ze9ueqob.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:45:09 -0500, Earl Partridge wrote:
    >
    >> Windows 7 - 64 bit
    >> I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    >> file to
    >> the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is
    >> my
    >> own
    >> time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build
    >> with
    >> VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >>
    >> With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    >> msconfig?
    >>
    >> Earl

    >
    > No.
    >
    > It needs to go into the Startup folder of the Start Menu.
    >
    > This about it: if it were otherwise, you'd have *all* of those Start Menu
    > programs starting up with Windows.
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:cajmn.250514$OX4.113734@newsfe25.iad...
    > This is Windows 7 - 64 bit... and I don't seem to find the folders
    > you're referring
    > to. In the Windows Folder, there is a Start Menu folder. I tried it
    > there but no go.
    > Under that Start Menu folder there's a "Programs" folder. I tried it
    > there, still
    > no go.
    >
    > Under the Start Menu folder, there is no "Startup" Folder.
    >
    > Earl



    Start | All Programs | Startup (folder). Drag the program in there.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA





    >
    >
    > "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1k8ynl4ghdc8b$.117l6ze9ueqob.dlg@40tude.net...
    >> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:45:09 -0500, Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>
    >>> Windows 7 - 64 bit
    >>> I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned
    >>> the
    >>> file to
    >>> the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It
    >>> is my
    >>> own
    >>> time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build
    >>> with
    >>> VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >>>
    >>> With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup
    >>> of
    >>> msconfig?
    >>>
    >>> Earl

    >>
    >> No.
    >>
    >> It needs to go into the Startup folder of the Start Menu.
    >>
    >> This about it: if it were otherwise, you'd have *all* of those Start
    >> Menu
    >> programs starting up with Windows.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

    >
     
  5. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:54:18 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:45:09 -0500, Earl Partridge wrote:
    >
    >> Windows 7 - 64 bit
    >> I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    >> file to
    >> the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is my
    >> own
    >> time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build with
    >> VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >>
    >> With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    >> msconfig?
    >>
    >> Earl

    >
    > No.
    >
    > It needs to go into the Startup folder of the Start Menu.
    >
    > This about it: if it were otherwise, you'd have *all* of those Start Menu
    > programs starting up with Windows.


    I meant "Think" about it. Dumb spell checker :)

    I see that Bruce Hagen has answered your next question, so I'll say no
    more.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  6. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Earl Partridge wrote:
    > Windows 7 - 64 bit
    > I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    > file to
    > the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is
    > my own
    > time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build with
    > VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >
    > With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    > msconfig?


    If you still can't find it on the Start Menu, open Explorer and locate
    the path here:

    C:/Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    Menu\Programs\Startup

    --
    Crash

    "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  7. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1ksli7tlxoaww.1hlrn6tp6fob2.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:54:18 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> This about it: if it were otherwise, you'd have *all* of those Start Menu
    >> programs starting up with Windows.

    >
    > I meant "Think" about it. Dumb spell checker :)
    >
    > --
    > Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom


    You mean your spellchecker hasn't got an entry for
    "cortico-digital-disassociation"? ;-)

    --

    Jeff
     
  8. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    That did it. Just curious, and I'm not going to try it, but rather than
    putting
    the Startup folder in that User\Username\appdata......., would it also work
    in c:/windows\startmenu\startup ??
    Thanks
    Earl


    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:S3qmn.1340$%H1.1328@newsfe23.iad...
    > Earl Partridge wrote:
    >> Windows 7 - 64 bit
    >> I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    >> file to
    >> the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is
    >> my own
    >> time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build
    >> with
    >> VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >>
    >> With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    >> msconfig?

    >
    > If you still can't find it on the Start Menu, open Explorer and locate the
    > path here:
    >
    > C:/Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    > Menu\Programs\Startup
    >
    > --
    > Crash
    >
    > "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    > ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  9. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:tOsmn.80027$K81.6601@newsfe18.iad...
    > That did it. Just curious, and I'm not going to try it, but rather than
    > putting
    > the Startup folder in that User\Username\appdata......., would it also
    > work
    > in c:/windows\startmenu\startup ??
    > Thanks
    > Earl

    Why does it exist?
    Programs that start on boot up are in the Registry, run or run once. If you
    add or drag the short cut icon to the Start, All Programs, Startup, then
    they will also be started.
     
  10. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    That should work, and I should have suggested it to you before, except that
    I forgot - because that's a change from prior Windows versions that I
    haven't quite assimilated :)

    We're all having a learning experience, after all...

    On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 10:09:12 -0500, Earl Partridge wrote:

    > That did it. Just curious, and I'm not going to try it, but rather than
    > putting
    > the Startup folder in that User\Username\appdata......., would it also work
    > in c:/windows\startmenu\startup ??
    > Thanks
    > Earl
    >
    >
    > "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:S3qmn.1340$%H1.1328@newsfe23.iad...
    >> Earl Partridge wrote:
    >>> Windows 7 - 64 bit
    >>> I have an exe file that I want to run when I boot up. I have pinned the
    >>> file to
    >>> the Start Menu, but when booting/restarting, it is not executed. It is
    >>> my own
    >>> time reminder that pops up a reminder based on the date. It was build
    >>> with
    >>> VB6 and tested in that environment and it works there.
    >>>
    >>> With it pinned to the Start Menu, should I also see it in the Startup of
    >>> msconfig?

    >>
    >> If you still can't find it on the Start Menu, open Explorer and locate the
    >> path here:
    >>
    >> C:/Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start
    >> Menu\Programs\Startup
    >>
    >> --
    >> Crash
    >>
    >> "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    >> ~ Otto von Bismarck ~



    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  11. Fishface

    Fishface Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:

    > Start | All Programs | Startup (folder). Drag the program in there.


    Or you could teach the man to fish...

    Click the start menu. Type "help." Click on Windows Help and Support.
    Type "startup" into the search box. Click the magnifying glass. Select
    the third result :

    3. Run a program automatically when Windows starts
     
  12. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    Help and Support does not bring up that 3rd option. Probably because I
    already
    have it installed in the Start Menu. But, glad to see where "Help and
    Support" is
    and get it back on my desktop.
    Earl


    "Fishface" <fishface@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hnf3kf$hg8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    >> Start | All Programs | Startup (folder). Drag the program in there.

    >
    > Or you could teach the man to fish...
    >
    > Click the start menu. Type "help." Click on Windows Help and Support.
    > Type "startup" into the search box. Click the magnifying glass. Select
    > the third result :
    >
    > 3. Run a program automatically when Windows starts
     

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