Add Programs to Windows Startup
You can now add your favorite programs to Windows Startup without the need for using
the start-up folder. Here is a way to do this:
Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
On the right-side pane, create a new “String Value” and rename it to the name of the
program that you want to add (you can give any name, it doesn’t matter).
Double-click on the “String Value”, in the “Value data” field add the path of the
executable program that has to execute at startup.
Reboot the computer to see the changes in effect.