As you know, the usual way to start a program when Windows starts is to place the shortcuts of its .exe file in the Windows startup folder. However, some users complain that this method works on Windows 10 and the Startup program does not start.
In this guide, you will find instructions on how to solve the following problem in Windows 10: Launchers do not work.
How to fix: Windows 10 launcher not working.
Step 1. Find and copy the path of the program you want to run at startup.
1. Create a desktop shortcut for the program you want to run (if you haven’t already).
2. Right click on the program tab and select Characteristics.
3. Separation and Copying (CTRL + C) Target path.
Step 2. Add the program when Windows starts using the registry.
1. Opening Registry editor. For this:
1. Press at the same time Win + R buttons to open the run command window.
2. Stand up regedit and press Enter To open the registry editor.
2. In the registry, go to:
3. Right-click on an empty space in the right pane and select new > String value.
4. Name the new value with the name of the program you want to run. (for example, if you want to run the Core Temp utility when the system boots (as in this example), type “CoreTemp”.)
6. Shut down Registry Editor and go to step 3.
Step 3. Turn off User Account Control. *
*Note: This step is required if you want to avoid answering “YES” to the UAC warning message at every system boot. **
** NOTE: Disabling UAC is not recommended for security reasons. So, use the following steps at your own risk or Add the desired program at startup using the Task Scheduler method.
To turn off the UAC warning:
1. Go to Windows Control Panel and open User accounts.
2. press Change User Account Control settings.
3. Drag the slider to Never report and press OK. Then click OK again to the security warning message.
4. Restart your computer to apply the changes.
That’s it! Let me know if this guide helped you by leaving a comment about your experience. Please like and share this guide to help others.