Add Application to Auto-Start from PowerShell

Since PowerShell comes installed with every Windows, I find it ideal tool for initial system setup when nothing else is installed. And one of the tasks I need it for is setting up auto-start.

My standard approach for setting application auto-start used to be to just use regedit.exe and load prepared registry file. But, as I was rewriting my setup scripts, I figured it’s time to update this too.

And it’s easy enough:

Terminal
New-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" `
-Name "Application" `
-Value "C:\Path\To\MyApplication.exe"

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