Lots of features have been revamped in Windows 8 and 8.1. For instance, in Windows 7 it was quite easy to add program launching shortcuts in the start-up menu by simply right clicking on taskbar. If that was a problem, you could simply click the Start button and achieve the same task.
Although it’s quite easy to add a program shortcut in the Windows 8.1 start-up, you just need to know the right path. Fire up your Windows Explorer and go to the following path:
On my computer it is the C drive where Windows 8.1 is installed, but on your computer it might be another drive, so use the drive letter accordingly.
Once you are in this folder right click somewhere in the blank space
After this you simply have to navigate to the folder where your EXE file resides for which you need to create the shortcut. The next time you start your Windows 8.1, this program will be started automatically.