How to automatically launching an App when startup

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:17 am

Today, I received a question from email as the subject shown. The user's question is described below:

If it is possible to do it, Can a program(In our case, Labview VI_EXE file) automatically start without any command?
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 am

I did some quick research. Here're all what I know now:

For automatically start a program, there're several different ways.

With Windows 10 Home, Check out this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htkkZGik-Lk
With Windows 10 Enterprise verison, you can customize Windows Launcher based on your need. For example, you can skip the login process and you don't need Windows general desktop for user interaction. You can set to jump into your application without any other interface with Enterprise.

Checkout a simple compare: http://wincom.blob.core.windows.net/doc ... e_FY17.pdf
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:58 pm

In addition to the above ways, there's several other ways to start a program on Windows, any version.
The most common ways are usually:

1.) Creating a shortcut to the Startup user folder. ( %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup )
2.) Create a shortcut to the global application start folder. ( C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup )
3.) Installing a service to run the command. ( Far more complex but guarantees the program runs regardless of which user is logged in. )
4.) Adding a registry key containing the command to run in one of these locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:24 am

Hi leogx9r , Thanks for that!
Wish you have a nice day! :)
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:07 pm

I read the replies. It appears I have learned 2 things:

1. Windows Enterprise appears to be the default (pre-installed) edition of windows 10. I'm not sure if what LP has on their Github is Win10 Home or Wind10 Enterprise. Or would I have to get Home edition from Microsoft directly.
2. If I go with Enterprise edition, I cannot find a solution to start on system boot. I cannot find information on "windows launcher." @LattePanda could you please provide the resources found?

Much appreciated!

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