It is annoying how most installed programs set them selves in windows startup which you can then manually remove through
Startmenu -> run -> msconfig -> uncheck uneeded programs or services (services could be set to start manually better than disabling it and has the same effect)
but then we need to start some favorite programs that we use often, that could be done as following
- Create new text file and name it ‘fav.bat’
- Open the file in notepad
- Type ‘start PATH’
‘start’ is a dos program that enables a user to start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt…more
‘PATH’ is the DOS short names – use ‘dir /x’ to get short names – to your exe you want to start it like ‘C:\Progra~1\thefol~1\favprog.exe’.
You can add as much programs as you like by adding new lines to the bat file.
example of a bat file I use
start explorer D:\ start C:\Progra~1\Micros~2\OFFICE11\OUTLOOk.EXE start C:\Progra~1\Mozill~1\firefox.exe START C:\Progra~1\MSNmes~1\msnmsgr.exe START C:\Progra~1\Winamp\winamp.exe start C:\PROGRA~1\Trillian\trillian.exe
One last thing might be starting a service with the same bat file which we can do through a very useful program called NirCMD you can get it free here, then you can start services through the bat by this command
start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start ServiceName
start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start Apache2 start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start MySQL START C:\Progra~1\Macrom~1\Dreamw~1\Dreamweaver.exe START C:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\ADOBEP~1\photoshop.exe