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Loading Your Favorite Programs Automatically


Loading Your Favorite Programs Automatically
People often work on only a few programs; every day, it's the same ones. Wouldn't it be convenient if Windows opened that program for you whenever it started up in the morning? Here's how to do it:
  1. Click on the Start button, choose Programs, and right-click on the StartUp folder. Right-click on the StartUp folder itself, not any of the items listed under StartUp.
  2. Choose Open from the pop-up menu. My Computer arrives, showing you the StartUp folder. (It may be empty.)
  3. Open My Computer. This brings a second version of My Computer to the screen.
  4. Drag and drop your favorite program's icon into the StartUp folder. Find your favorite program's icon within the My Computer window you just opened, or on your Desktop. When you find the program you want, click on it and then press Control-C to copy the icon.  Switch to the other My Computer window ? the one that you opened in Step 2.  Press Control-V to paste a copy of the icon in your StartUp folder.  A shortcut for your favorite program appears in the StartUp window.
  5. Close both My Computer windows. Now, click on the Start button and check the StartUp entry. Your favorite program is listed inside it. And when you restart Windows, your favorite program automatically starts, too.
If things don't work out ? you don't like that program starting up all the time ? click on the Start button and head to the program's entry in the StartUp Folder. Right-click the program's name and choose Delete from the pop-up menu.

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