Is there some reason it will not work in the startup folder? In other words, once the software starts, do you have to do something (such as push a record button)? If it starts running once it starts up, you can just add an exe shortcut to the startup folder and it will go. If you need your machine to login automatically (in WinXP for example), you can do that with TweakUI. Once you login, the startup folder runs any and all programs listed.