[wix-users] Start with Windows

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Sat Oct 17 21:00:52 PDT 2020

The short answer is yes.  The long answer has to do with:

1) Make sure the program (.exe) doesn't require elevation (it's a windows no-no to auto start a program that will have a UAC pop up )
2) Author a component that places the EXE in the windows registry run key
3) use a property to condition whether the component gets installed
4) author a ui element such as a check box to control the property

If the checkbox is selected the registry component gets installed and the program autostarts on logon.  If not, it doesn't.

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Subject: [wix-users] Start with Windows

As title,
a lot of "installer" let the user choose if the installed software
should start with windows or not.

Is this something doable with wixtools?


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