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Using Powershell to autostart a program, in minimised mode and autologin

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Hello,
Are there any Powershell experts out there?
I would like to create a Powershell script do to the three functions below. Please provide clear steps for doing this as I am a novice with Powershell

1. Start a program when Windows starts
2. The powershell script must start the programs by autologon using the programs stored usernames and passwords in the Powershell script (see attached files)
3. The programs must be started in minimised mode (in the taskbar)

My reason for doing this
* I don't want the programs to start in full mode or be launched manually for people to see the usernames or click SHOW to see the password. I also do not want to give out the usernames/passwords for these programs.

Both programs have the option of saving the passwords but after a few Windows reboots, the passwords are no longer remembered and require manual entry. I want to avoid this by not using the save passwords option but using Powershell instead.

If you're aware of any other scripting language that can do this, please let me know but I ask that you're clear with your instructions. I have ZERO knowledge of scripting.
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