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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Starting Programs Automatically

If you use certain programs every day, you can have Windows start them for you whenever you log on to your account. For example, many people start their e-mail programs first thing in the morning; other people might work all day in a particular accounting program. You might open your organization’s intranet site each morning to look for announcements or open a news Web site to stay up to date on the headlines.

To specify that a particular program should start automatically, you place a shortcut to the program in your Startup folder. Each user has his or her own Startup folder, and there is also a Startup folder that applies to all users, so you can choose to make a program start automatically for everyone, or just ...

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