Start multiple programs with one click on windows

It is annoying how most installed 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 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

  1. Create text file and name it ‘fav.bat’
  2. Open the file in notepad
  3. Type ‘start PATH’
    ‘start’ is a dos program that enables a to start a separate window in Windows from the MS-DOS prompt…more
    ‘PATH’ is the DOS short names – use ‘dir /x’ to 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.

of a bat file I use

start explorer D:\
start C:\Progra~1\Micros~2\OFFICE11\OUTLOOk.EXE
start C:\Progra~1\Mozill~1\.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 with the same bat file which we can do through a very useful program called NirCMD you can get it here, then you can start services through the bat by this command
start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start ServiceName
Another example

start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start Apache2
start C:\Progra~1\nircmd\nircmd.exe service start 
START C:\Progra~1\Macrom~1\Dreamw~1\Dreamweaver.exe
START C:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\ADOBEP~1\photoshop.exe