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Anthony Giorgianni
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Hello All

An easy one: I'm trying to add a program to auto start on a friend's XP
laptop. Is it the same as Win98? While on the phone with her, she check and
said there does not appear to be a C:Windows/start menu/program/ StartUp
folder. Did she simply miss it or is the startup folder some place else in
XP?

Thanks.


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Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Windows NT / 2000 / XP and 2003 are different than Windows 9x/ME. These are
multi-user systems and each user defined has their own Start-up
menus/documents and local files. The path is: C:\Documents and
Settings\<username\.....


"Anthony Giorgianni" <pleasepostbacktothegroup@postbacktogroup.invalid>
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> Hello All
>
> An easy one: I'm trying to add a program to auto start on a friend's XP
> laptop. Is it the same as Win98? While on the phone with her, she check
> and
> said there does not appear to be a C:Windows/start menu/program/ StartUp
> folder. Did she simply miss it or is the startup folder some place else in
> XP?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
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> Regards,
> Anthony Giorgianni
>
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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Anthony Giorgianni wrote:
> Hello All
>
> An easy one: I'm trying to add a program to auto start on a friend's
> XP laptop. Is it the same as Win98? While on the phone with her, she
> check and said there does not appear to be a C:Windows/start
> menu/program/ StartUp folder. Did she simply miss it or is the
> startup folder some place else in XP?
>
> Thanks.

At least two someplaces else.

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Malke
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Anthony Giorgianni wrote:

> Hello All
>
> An easy one: I'm trying to add a program to auto start on a friend's
> XP laptop. Is it the same as Win98? While on the phone with her, she
> check and said there does not appear to be a C:Windows/start
> menu/program/ StartUp folder. Did she simply miss it or is the startup
> folder some place else in XP?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
She just missed it. Have her right-click on the Start button and then
have her Explore her user Start Menu. The Startup folder will be there
and she can put a shortcut to her executable there. Or she can go
through the Wizard to add a shortcut and put it in the Startup folder.

Malke
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Anthony Giorgianni
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
Great. Thanks you all!!


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"Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
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> Anthony Giorgianni wrote:
>
> > Hello All
> >
> > An easy one: I'm trying to add a program to auto start on a friend's
> > XP laptop. Is it the same as Win98? While on the phone with her, she
> > check and said there does not appear to be a C:Windows/start
> > menu/program/ StartUp folder. Did she simply miss it or is the startup
> > folder some place else in XP?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> She just missed it. Have her right-click on the Start button and then
> have her Explore her user Start Menu. The Startup folder will be there
> and she can put a shortcut to her executable there. Or she can go
> through the Wizard to add a shortcut and put it in the Startup folder.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic"


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