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Boot Directly into Classic Desktop

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:53 pm
by MrNxDmX
So here the first topic of the new Windows 8 sub-forum :)

As a thanks to other contributors from an old WinXp-new Win8 user, hehe :P

A little registry tweak for guys who don't know.

You need to change "Shell" REG_SZ value in regedit. Go to:

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
in regedit, and navigate to "Shell" value. Double click, and change

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explorer.exe /select,explorer.exe
That's all.
Now your super fast booting windows machine will directly logon to your desktop. :rolleyes:

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:58 pm
by Mavericks choice
Thanks for the tweak, though each time it boots into desktop explorer window opens to?