Windows – iTunes play automatically on startup

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Is there a way to tell iTunes to start playing music when it opens? I already have the shortcut added to the Start Up folder in the start menu, and that is working fine and dandy. This machine (a Windows XP box) reboots randomly when Windows Updates are available, and I'd like to have the music start playing as soon as it reboots because it outputs to our office stereo.
This question is very similar to this one, except for Windows.

Best Answer

You can use a song name as an argument to the iTunes executable in your shortcut. Since you probably don't want the same song to play first every day, I'd make a small mp3 file and use it as the argument like so:

"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" "C:\path\to\smallmp3\song.mp3"

of course, replace the path to iTunes and your mp3 appropriately as it will vary on your system.

You can grab some small mp3 sounds here or even create your own!