Why does the installer boot the program?

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If you're like me, you didn't actually give the user an installer, just the executable.

A while back, I created a small program that did a staggered application start up for stuff in your startup folder.  The Delayed Startup Application was pretty simple and had it's source code posted too.  Martin Schray then took the application one set further and added in an installer and posted an online video on how to do it.  Using Visual Studio 2005, this is remarkable easy.  I suggest giving it a once over.

Video: Delayed Startup Setup Project



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    Well, The idea was a lil bit old anyway, I used to do the trick a while ago !

    Anyway, there are few more possibilities that may come in handy like doing the startup by adding a key to "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run", "RunOnce", "RunOnceEx" etc. and we can always do a check in our program's .ctor to see if the program is set for the startup

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