Track Startup Programs with wmic.exe on Windows 8

Q

How to track and maintain startup programs on Windows 8? I want to keep a record of what startup programs are configured on my computer.

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A

If you want to get a list of all startup applications on your Windows 8 system and save it to a file, you can use the Windows Management Instrumentation Command (wmic.exe) as described in this tutorial:

1. Start a command line window

2. Run the following command.

C:\fyicenter>wmic startup get name,command,location > startup-programs.txt

3. Open startup-programs.txt in Notepad. You see a list of startup programs recorded in the file, as shown in the example below:

Command
   Location  
      Name  
	  
OpenOffice.org 3.2.lnk   
   Startup   
      OpenOffice.org 3.2         
C:\Users\lili\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.33.7\GoogleUpdateCore.exe
   HKU\S-1-5-21-86...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
      Google Update              
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE~1\311~1.599\SSSCHE~1.EXE   
   Common Startup 
      McAfee Security Scan Plus  
C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office10\OSA.EXE -b -l  
   Common Startup  
      Microsoft Office           
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe    
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   
      Apoint                     
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe 
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
      SysTrayApp                 
c:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
      QuickSet                   
wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs"  
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run  
      IntelTBRunOnce             
rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Bluetooth\btmshell.dll",TrayApp  
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
      BTMTrayAgent               
C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe 
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   
      IgfxTray                   
C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe   
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run  
      HotKeysCmds                
C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe  
   HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 
      Persistence                

Keep this file startup-programs.txt in a safe place, so that you can compare it at a later time to see if there are any new startup programs are added in your system.

 

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