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XP: Registry hacks for the start menu (including scripts)

XP: Registry hacks for the start menu (including scripts)

Published by William_Wilson

Default XP: Registry Hacks Continued

Remove Pinned Items List:

Modify My Computer Name: Relative to User
*Applies the %USERNAME% option to My Computer
In my case My Computer now reads: William's Computer. But this will change based on the user logged on.
***Special Key:
*This also changes the name under the Start Menu

Remove My Computer Icon:
***Special Key:

By Sami on 03-07-2006, 12:25 AM

Excellent post William,

I just want to add some basic instructions for our novice users.

To run these scripts you have to save these scripts in a file with .reg extension.


1. Open notepad,
2. Copy this code


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]

3. And what ever other code you like for ex: Clear Recent Documents on logoff or shutdown:


4. And save this file as changestoregistry.reg

5. Double click to run this file, you will get this message

6. Click yes to make changes, you are done.
Last edited by Sami; 03-07-2006 at 12:35 AM..
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By William_Wilson on 03-08-2006, 10:11 PM

Thanks Sami,
sometimes i forget how much to assume and how much to post, lol
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