How to start Apache and MySQL WAMP’s service at startup in Windows

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For Windows OS, Goto Start -> Run -> services.msc <press enter>

change the settings for “wampapache” and “wampmysqld” in properties to start: “Automatic“.

This will only start the service for running the web server and the websites running on it and not wamp manager.

Running the WAMP Manager is different thing but running the manager also starts the services.

You can do that by placing the “start WampServer” shortcut in the startup submenu in
Start-> All Programs-> Startup.

Note: In windows 7 and Vista, user input is needed to start wamp manager (not service) due to UAC (User Account Control).

The UAC problem can be sorted out by placing the wamp manager in scheduler to run on startup. Follow the following…

  1. Open Task Scheduler by clicking the Start button ->Control Panel

In the Control Panel:

Category View: System and Security -> Administrative Tools, double-clicking Task Scheduler.‌

List View: Administrative Tools -> Task Scheduler <double-click>

If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation  (UAC), type the password or provide confirmation.

If you find the above troublesome, Run: Taskschd.msc

In the Scheduler:

  1. Click the Action menu, and then click Create Basic Task.
  2. Type a name for the task and an optional description, and then click Next.
  3. To schedule a program to start automatically, click Start a program, and then click Next.
  4. Click Browse to choose wamp manager, and then click Next.
  5. Click Finish and restart system to see it in effect.

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