...the Startup folder in Windows 8 seems to be a serious oversight on Microsoft's part. Can't understand that one at all...
However, there is a workaround: Access the Run command ([Windows ]+R) then type Shell:Startup and click OK. This will instantly open the Startup folder into which you can copy shortcuts of those application that you want to have automatically launch when you start Windows 8.
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