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is there a way how to make programs startup in a certain order when windows starts?

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  1. JustSomeGuy1

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    what the title says is there a way how to make programs startup in a certain order when windows starts? Msconfig just shuts on or off is there a way how to arrange the things at start up in order?
     
  2. Pandatech

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    Click on start>>All Programs>>Start UP and you should be able to drag programs in the start up programs menu in the order that you would like them to start in
     
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    Is it possible to start a script before the desktop is built up?
     
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    You can run a script before login, and you could always put a script in the startup folder that starts all of the stuff you want in the sequence you would like it. A neat little utility for doing this kind of thing is AutoIt, which generates powerful scripts easily.
     
  6. Alex Ethridge

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    I have a little utility here called "After". I don't remember where I got it; but, I have been using it for years to delay certain things in the startup group and it works very well.

    Example: I put an item into the startup group, then I add the path to AFTER.EXE just before the program I want to start and put in the number of seconds I want to delay the start.

    Here's the target before adding the "AFTER" delay:
    "C:\Program Files\AtomTime\ATOMTIME.EXE"

    Here it is after adding the delay:
    C:\EXE\After 40 "C:\Program Files\AtomTime\ATOMTIME.EXE"

    The latter creates a forty-second delay.

    I can't tell you where to find the AFTER program, perhaps at www.download.com. If you can't find it, send me a mail and I'll attach it to a reply. It's only 40 kilobytes.
     
  7. Fredledingue

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    Hi, Johnwill,

    I know AutoIt! It's very nice.
    But the items in the start-up folder always start after the desktop is completed.
    If I want to modify items on the desktop, it doesn't work because the desktop is already there.

    As for delaying, it's very easy to do in vbs.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    You can run it in startup scripts that run before the startup folder is processed I guess. I've never had the need, so I haven't actually looked into this.
     
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