Starting Programs Automatically
If you always use a certain program when you start your computer, you can configure Windows to start that program automatically. For example, maybe you use Microsoft Outlook 2010 all the time for your e-mail and want it to open as soon as you log in to the computer so that you don’t have to start it yourself.
Using the Startup folder
You have a couple of ways to make programs start automatically when you log in. In previous versions of Windows, you could access the Start menu from the Start button and All Programs menu (for example in Windows 7). Windows 8 does not provide this type of access to it. Similarly, you cannot use Search to directly find it.
Fortunately, you can pin the Startup folder to the Start screen so you can quickly add or remove programs from it. To do that, use these steps: