Microsoft has made several changes to operating systems with the release of Windows 7. Startup program settings are similar to those of previous operating systems. Startup programs have their specific location they are saved in a specific folder on hard drive. Links listed in this folder start their respective application with booting of operating system. You can change settings of current applications through System Configuration Tool. You can use below mentioned tips to modify start up programs in Windows 7:
Add a Link to Startup Folder
- Click Windows “Start” button and select “All Programs”. Right-click “Startup” folder in menu and select “Open All Users”. This option opens the folder for all users of computer. Now choose “Explore” to open folder for currently logged-in use only.
- Right-click the folder or file you wanted to start when computer boots and select “Copy” from menu.
- Right-click any white space in “Startup” folder you opened in first step. Select “Paste” from menu list. The program will now open next time at booting of computer.
Change Current Startup Programs
- Click Windows “Start” button and type “msconfig” in search text box. This opens “System Configuration Console”.
- Click the “Startup” tab on System Configuration Console. This gives you a view of all programs installed as startup options on your computer.
- Check boxes of applications you want to start when you boot computer. For programs you no longer want to start, clear check box.
- Click “Apply” and close configuration window. A popup window will ask if you want to reboot computer. Click “Restart” to reboot computer. This step will save all changes you made.