How I can set minikube to auto start on windows 10 login? I checked but I can't find anything on google.

I saw that there is a default parameter autostart-enabled=off but I dont know where I can set it.

At the moment after I restart my pc I can see in Hyper-V Manager that the minikube machine is running but when I try minikube dashboard in terminal I get:

minikube is not currently running so the service cannot be accessed

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Should the normal startup functionality of w10 work?

To change which apps run at startup, press and hold (or right-click) the Start button, select Task Manager, and then select the Startup tab. Choose an app, then select Enable or Disable.

To add or remove an app from the Startup tab, press the Windows Logo Key + R, type shell:startup, and then select OK. This opens the Startup folder. Select Start . Find the app you're looking to add or remove, and press and hold (or right-click) it. Select More > Open File Location. In the file location folder, press and hold (or right-click) the app and select Copy. Paste the shortcut to your app into the Startup folder to have it run at startup.

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  • Thanks a lot for your answer @mico but I already knew how I can add a service to auto start on windows logon. I thought that minikube had a parameter for this as i already included in my question (autostart-enabled=off) but I don’t know how I can change it Nov 26, 2017 at 21:42
  • Actually there is an issue rising when Docker Desktop is not fully initialized at that time and minikube start fails, I wonder if there would be a way to wait for docker/kubernetes to start before launching minikube
    – StackHola
    Feb 25, 2021 at 8:49

You could create a bat script minikube start and add it as a scheduled job that start on start up of windows

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