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ViewX may be configured to launch automatically on PC bootup by modifying the Group Policy for programs that run at user logon on a computer that is running Windows XP.

This is explained fully in Microsoft Article ID : 314488

The steps from that article are written here:


This article describes how to use the Group Policy snap-in to create or modify the list of programs that start automatically when you log on to your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer.


To create or modify the list of programs that start automatically when you log on to your computer, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc,
and then click OK.

2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.

3. Click Add.

4. Under Available Stand-alone Snap-ins, click Group Policy Object Editor, click Add, and then click Finish.

Note If you do not want to edit the Local Computer policy, click Browse to locate the Group Policy object that you want. Supply your user name and password
if prompted, and then click Finish when you return to the Select Group Policy Object dialog box.

5. Click Close, and then in the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, click OK.

6. In the left pane of the Group Policy snap-in, expand Local Computer Policy, expand Computer Configuration, and then expand Administrative Templates.

7. Expand the System object, click the Logon object, and then in the right-pane, double-click Run these programs at user logon.

8. Click Enabled, and then click Show.

9. Click Add, type the name of the executable program (.exe) file or document that you want, and then click OK. You must specify the path to the file unless it is
located in the %Systemroot% folder.

10. Repeat step 9 to add additional items to the Items to run at logon list.

11. Click OK twice.

The items that you added to the Items to run at logon list start automatically the next time that you log on to Windows on your computer. A list of these items is
located in the following registry key: