Windows 8 / 10 startup folder locationThe Current Users Startup folder in Windows 8 is located at:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartupThese programs start up for the current logged in user only. To directly access this folder, open Run, type shell:startup and hit Enter.
Or to quickly open the folder, press WinKey, type shell:startup and hit Enter.
Startup folder in Windows 8 / 10The All Users Windows 8 startup folder is located at:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUpThese programs start up for all users. To open this folder, bring up the Run box, type shell:common startup and hit Enter.
Or to open the folder quickly, you can press WinKey, type shell:common startup and hit Enter.
You can add shortcuts of the programs you want to start with you Windows in this folder.
You may use msconfig in Windows 7 or Task Manager in Windows 8 to manage startup programs. You can also delay Startup Programs or control the order in which they load, when Windows boots. This post on Windows Registry Startup Paths may also interest you.