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  • Hi, i have a case when i need to change the windows shell to an another path and start the windows explorer(taskbar) at later.

    In Windows 7 x64 or x86 this code is work..

    1. Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\system.ini\boot\Shell


    Old value: String: "USR:Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
    New value: String: "USR: Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

    2. HKCUUSERS \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
    Value: String: "notepad.exe" (The alt shell)

    3. Set HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced SeparateProcess REG_DWord = 1 (Tells Explorer to launch as a new process)

    4. Rebooted and Logged in as the test user and try.

    But i get error in windows XP..

    after i start the windows explorer(taskbar) later, it just show explorer. not the taskbar explorer..

    can anyone help?

    thanks.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:17 PM