How to add a program to the startup on Windows 10


Occassionally I find a technology solution that can help make life easier for the disabled user. This enables a program to startup automatically when the computer is switched on. This is useful for speech recognition programs as well as communication programs. Beware though, making system changes can effect the running of your laptop. I take no responsibility if this goes wrong for you!

In Windows 10 it is more difficult to find startup than it was for Windows 7.

First , find the program you want to put into the startp folder

By creating a shortcut from the windows start menu and putting it on the desktop it should be possible to put this directly into startup via this method

1. Copy your shortcut from the desktop

2. Win+R

3. Type: shell:startup

4. Paste into the startup folder

Job done!

Here is a handy video to show you the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htkkZGik-Lk

Why is it so important?

In order for those with physical difficulties in their hands to say have their speech recognition load up to the desktop on startup. This makes their access much more functional.

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