How to Make an Application Start Automatically in Windows Vista
Having programs automatically open when you start Windows Vista is handy. It’s nice to turn on your computer and have applications, such as e-mail, open while you’re busy pouring your first cup of coffee. If you want a program or application launched every time you turn on your PC, follow these simple steps.
If you want too many things to open automatically, it might take a minute or two before you can get to work because you have to wait for all of them to load. Don’t overfill your Startup folder — use it just for the programs you need most often.
The Start button is the green button located at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
When you right-click the Start button, a menu will pop up from which you can click Explore.
3Locate and open the folder where the application is located.
Look for the application that you want to automatically start when Windows Vista starts up.
5Drag the item to the Startup folder in the Folders list on the left.
Check under Windows, Start Menu, Programs in the list.
7Click the Close button in the upper-right corner
When you finish moving programs into the Startup folder, the programs you moved will now open every time Windows Vista is started.