How to Run Program from Logon Screen Windows 10

When you turn on your computer running Windows 10, login screen appeared to be a relatively straight forward place. You just have to pick your Microsoft account, sign in with user name and password. You will see three buttons at the bottom right corner of the lock screen.

There is a button in the middle which gives the users additional accessibility to few features such as the magnifier, the on screen keyboard and narrator. Also, you can turn on and off high contrast and filter keys. Window 10 users also enjoy the utility of launching any program including Sniping Tool right from the login screen.

Note: We would recommend you to create a restore point or backup of the registry before proceeding with the process.

Click on the search bar and type “Regedit” to bring up “Regedit Run command”. Then double-click to open it. If you get prompt by the User Account Control screen, select “Yes”.

Navigate the following key in Registry Editor.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

Look for the ultiman.exe key. You would find it under “Image file execution” option.

If ultiman.exe doesn’t exist then press right click on the “Image file execution”, go to “New” followed by “Key”. Name the new key as “Ultiman.exe”.

Select “Ultiman.exe” key so it started showing you the related things at right pane. Press right-click to an empty spot in the right pane. Another menu will open. Select “New” and “String Value” from the secondary menu.

Now, rename the “String Value” as “Debugger”.

As for the final step, click twice on the “Debugger” value and change its value data to the path of any app that you want to launch from the login screen. For instance, Snipping Tool path would be C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe.

Then, Press OK.

Lock your screen. Click on the Ease of access to launch your program. If you have added Snipping Tool, then click right on the edit menu after taking your screenshot as the app doesn’t allow you to save a screenshot from the login screen. Paste it when signing it.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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