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I would like some assistance starting monerod.exe when starting Windows from boot. Can someone please walk me through this?

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Preparation

Make sure you have the latest binaries from the official website. Download and extract these. Make a shortcut of monerod.exe. If you would like to run the daemon with certain parameters, create a .bat file and then create a shortcut of the .bat file instead. You can create a shortcut of a file by right clicking a file and then clicking Create a shortcut.

Adding the Shortcut to the Startup Folder

Windows has several startup folders. You can either put it in a folder that runs when a certain user logs in, or in a folder that runs for all users.

Specific User

Go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, replacing Username with your actual username. Copy the shortcut here.

Alternatively, you can open Run and type shell:startup to get to this folder.

All Users

Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp. Copy the shortcut here.

Alternatively, you can open Run and type shell:common startup to get to this folder.

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