If you create own shortcut in the Windows Startup folder, please use the parameter / program argument -bg to minimize the options window of the digital desktop in the info area of the Windows taskbar at Windows start. This is the case with all MS Windows OS to allow the digital desktop clock to start correctly with Windows OS!
(Image-1) Start the digital desktop clock with all MS Windows OS!
2.) Information about the AutoStart of the desktop clock on Windows!
Here is a little background knowledge about starting the digital desktop clock and AutoStart on Windows. With the first applications, I always didn't install this AutoStart until I quickly realized that most users don't know how easy it is to start programs with Windows under Windows. Of course, other parameters were added, such as start minimized in the notification area to let and so on.
Of course, it is not absolutely necessary to have the desktop clock start automatically in Windows because, for example, if you have created a desktop shortcut to the clock, it may well be that you personally prefer to start it manually via the desktop shortcut, this is also the case understandable if you have a lot of programs in the AutoStart and you simply want to avoid that the Windows is affected at the start time to be able to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. This start-up delay mainly occurs from Windows 10 and Windows 11, since a lot is tested here at start-up and the Defender checks everything possible for possible threats, even if it is a simple clock, you never know.
Whatever the case, this decision is of course up to you, whether you want the digital desktop clock to start with Windows or not. This quite simple AutoStart function can of course be seen above in the digital desktop clock, under any Windows operating system, regardless of whether it is a server or desktop OS, can be deactivated or activated at any time.