Win Startup run sequence

Win Startup run sequence

On startup, Windows looks for programs to load in the following locations and generally in the sequence given below. Some entries may not be present. See Win Startup folder.


Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

WIN.INI File
Load= and Run= lines.

Registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

Startup Folder - Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
c:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Startup Folder - Windows XP
c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
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