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My brother finally got Windows 7 installed on his MSI notebook. Took us forever to walk him through the install process over the phone since he is in the UK currently.

He has setup two different accounts. One for when he is just using the PC and one for using Traktor and his other DJing apps. He wants to be able to control what apps start when he logs into the Traktor account but not have these changes mode on the normal account.

I know MSCONFIG can do this but its system wide changes.

Does Windows 7 have a method to do this or is there an app that can do this?
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I just need to go on record here to say that msconfig is for diagnostic purposes only; not permanent changes. The program for permanent changes is Services.msc.

Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to this question.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/9/10 at 3:28pm
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You can place shortcuts to startup folder:
Code:
C:\\Users\\user1\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup
where user1 is the name of the account.

For each different account you can have different shortcuts.
If some services are needed to run only on user1 account you can make a batch file in startup folder with net start "servicename" commands.
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You can place shortcuts to startup folder:
Code:
C:\\Users\\user1\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup
where user1 is the name of the account.

For each different account you can have different shortcuts.
If some services are needed to run only on user1 account you can make a batch file in startup folder with net start "servicename" commands.
Any simpler way to do it. Not looking foward to trying to explain this to him over the phone...
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Originally Posted by Pheatton View Post
Any simpler way to do it. Not looking foward to trying to explain this to him over the phone...
He can login as user1, go to start menu > All programs, navigate to Startup and drag n drop shortcuts there.

Then repeat the whole process for user2
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In other words: log into an account, Drag & Drop items to be run at startup into Start Menu > All Programs > Startup.
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