Where is the Windows 10 startup registry and how to set it to start automatically

Windows 10 startup registry locations are separated to apply to all users and specific users. To stop the automatic startup registered in the registry, it is possible by deleting the value. You can also make it start up on boot by creating a value in the registry to make it auto start. This page introduces the location of the startup registry and how to stop or register the automatic startup.
For automatic startup settings related to the startup folder, 

Stopping And Additional Registration Of Automatic Startup Registered In The Registry

There are separate locations for auto start settings in the startup registry, one that applies to all users and one that is user-specific. Stopping automatic startup of the registry and editing the registration are both the same method. 

How to open the registry editor
Use the registry editor to edit the startup registry. 

  • Right-click the “Windows” mark to display a menu, and click “Run” to open “Run”.
  • Type regedit in the text box and click OK.
  • Click Yes when the User Account Control warning appears.
  • It will not be displayed if the User Account Control setting is set to “Never notify”. (Reference: Disable UAC )
Incorrectly editing the registry can prevent Windows from working properly.
If you are not confident about the operation, please make a backup before editing and then operate the registry.
Startup Registry Location
The location of the startup registry distinguishes whether to start up only for a specific user or to start up for all users. Also, there are two ways to open the registry startup location: expanding the tree and entering the location in the address box.

Where it applies to all users

Expand tree to open

  • 〉Microsoft
  • 〉Windows
  • 〉Current Version

, and Run is the startup registry for all users. 

open from address box
Paste the following location into the address box and press “Enter” on your keyboard.

where it applies to a unique user

Expand tree to open

  • 〉Microsoft
  • 〉Windows
  • 〉Current Version

, and so on , Run is a unique user’s startup registry. 

open from address box
Paste the following location into the address box and press “Enter” on your keyboard.

Stopping the startup registry from starting automatically

Stopping Registry Autostart deletes the registry value. Also, both all users and specific users are stopped in the same way. Editing the registry to stop automatic startup will delete the value, so it cannot be undone by clicking. 

  • Click “Delete” in the right-click menu of the one that stops auto-start.
  • Check the path specified on the right side for the contents to be automatically started. If you know which app you don’t want to autostart, right-click on its name and click Delete.
  • If you are unsure or worried, search for the desired name on a search engine such as Google, and proceed with the deletion after you fully understand what you are trying to delete.

When you click Delete, “Confirm value deletion” is displayed, so click “Yes”.

 The automatic start in “RunOnce” under “Run” is basically used when automatically starting only once. Just to make sure, let’s delete unnecessary things. 

If you deleted it by editing the registry and stopped it, but it starts automatically and mischievously, it may be infected with a virus or malware. Scan all disk areas with antivirus software as soon as possible.

Add it to the registry and make it start automatically

Here, as an example, it explains how to automatically start “Notepad” after logging in. 1. Right-click Run, point to New in the menu, and click String Value in the submenu.

 2. “New value” will be added, so change it to your favorite name (alphanumeric). Here, “NotePad” is used.
 3. Double-click the changed name value to open Edit String.
 4. Enter the path (location) of the executable file to be automatically started in “Value data”.
Be careful when entering value data and paths.

  • Please make sure the path (location) is correct before entering.
  • Do not forget to enter the single-byte double quotes “”” at the beginning and end of the path.

If the path is wrong or there is a mistake in the input format, it will not start automatically after signing in.

Checking the path
To easily check the path (location), right-click the shortcut icon and click “Properties” in the menu.
 You can check the path in “Link Destination” in the “Shortcut” tab of the properties.
“windir” is the Windows folder, so the actual path is ” C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe “.
5. Check that the value data “Path” is entered correctly and click “OK”.
 This completes the additional registration of the startup registry. You can have it automatically start after you sign in at the next startup. If it does not start automatically, review the registry value.

Windows 10 system standard startup cannot be arbitrarily registered, but there are 3 other automatic startup locations, so you can freely register and start up applications.

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