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Auto start application when OS Starts

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hi

I want to start my application when Operating system starts.

My restrictions
 1. Not to create Shotcut in StartUp.
 2. No Task Shedular to use
 3. No entry in Autoexec.bat

I want to start my app like SQL Server 7 DB service starts, like checkbox "AutoStart when OS Starts"

Any suggestions/APIs etc

pls note that I want to run this application on Window 95/98/NT/2k Prof/2k Server/XP/ME, in short on all Windows OS.

And I am very low at registery handling..

THx
Anand


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hongjun earned 300 total points
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You need to meddle with the registry
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=4993

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Hi anand2k,
yep registry editing is the way..

but you could always try creating a bat file with the start command you want
and then set the hidden attribute on the bat file before copying that into the

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


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points to hongjun
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definately hongjun!

Congrates.

Actually, the delay is because i joined a new company in different city.

But one thing i want to bring to ur attention that THe solution does not work on Windows XP. There is some difference. I do not get that, c if u can do anything.


THx
Anand
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definately hongjun!

Congrates. I have given full points with Good rating. It was very spontenious answer.

Actually, the delay is because i joined a new company in different city.

But one thing i want to bring to ur attention that THe solution does not work on Windows XP. There is some difference. I do not get that, c if u can do anything.


THx
Anand
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What to do man! :-(
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