Have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on: Windows 10

This short guide will show you how you can get a Microsoft Office program to automatically start-up when you turn on your Windows 10 computer. You will find an almost similar guide on the Office website, save for the fact that the article does not cover Windows 10. So, how can you have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on?

How to Set a Microsoft Office Program to automatically start when a computer is turned on in Windows 10

In order to get a Microsoft Office program to automatically start when you turn on your Windows 10 computer, all that you need to do is the following;

  • Simultaneously press on the Windows + “R” keys on your keyboard
  • Type “shell:startup” (without the quotes) in the “Run” box that opens up
  • Click on “OK”
  • This opens the Startup Folder
  • Next, double click on the “This PC,” icon on your desktop
  • Click on “Local Disk (C:)”
  • Find and double click on the “Program Files (*86)” folder
  • Find and open the “Microsoft Office” folder
  • Click on the “Office12” folder
  • Find the program that you wish to have automatically run when Windows Starts up. In my case, its “Outlook.”
  • Click on the file and drag it into the Startup Folder that we opened earlier.
  • This creates a shortcut for the Office program that you wish to have automatically start up when you turn on your computer.
  • That’s it. Close the folders and you should be done. Now whenever you turn on your PC, the Office Programs that you wish to have automatically start up will do so.
Here is how to have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on
Click and drag on the program that you wish to have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on
Why have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on

There are a number of reasons why you would want to have Microsoft Office programs automatically start when Windows is turned on. In my case, the whole issue had to do with the fact that I need to quickly check my mail each time that I turn on my PC. Microsoft Outlook is not a program that I use that often, and I need to have it automatically open so I don’t miss important messages.

If you need to learn more about Windows, here is an article on how to create page jumps in a Word document. You can also learn about extracting an image from a Word document by reading the provided article.

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