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How can I get the Quick Launch and the taskbar set up a certain way?


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I never grasped this even on Windows XP, or Vista, although CAB addons were made for nLite to make Quick Launch work.

This time its Windows 7 and once more, Microsoft has changed it and hence perhaps has also changed the registry keys from Vista? I do not know the tweak for Vista either.

What reg keys do I need to export to save changes (as a reg tweak) to the taskbar?

I know to delete these 2 files in the mounted WIM image, this removes the 2 icons on the taskbar next to the blue orb start button:

Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\Internet Explorer.lnk
Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\Windows Explorer.lnk

Aside from this I am doing a lot of stuff, how can I make a reg tweak do ALL of this:

Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar. In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string...

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

...thrn hit OK. Right click the taskbar and untick "Lock the taskbar". This will then make a divider appear (a column of tiny dots just on the left of where it says "Quick Launch" on the taskbar) Quick Launch is on the right at the moment, right-click on the divider and make sure that “Show text” and “Show title” are disabled (unticked). Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice. You can move the Quick Launch divider over to the left, like on XP, also then you can "Unpin" every icon from the task bar. Thats it, you are left with Quick Launch like it was on previous versions of Windows.


Wow! Its a real pain to do all that and I wonder how to actually do it unattended.

Well I did try using installrite to capture it, then make all the changes, reboot and capture the changes in installrite but even then, it does not work!

I cant believe how hard this is. :angry:

Edited by LeveL, 30 July 2009 - 09:06 PM.



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The decision to remove quick launch is quite baffling, it seems microsoft have gone out of their way to specifically remove the feature.

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Anyone?

I tried putting this in the Autounattend.xml between </OOBE> and </component>

<FirstLogonCommands>
					  <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
							   <Order>1</Order>
							   <CommandLine>%systemroot%\Install\QL.cmd</CommandLine>
					  </SynchronousCommand>
			</FirstLogonCommands>

QL.cmd is a simple batch file that just runs a registry file like so:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop]
"TaskbarWinXP"=hex:0c,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,aa,4f,28,68,\
  48,6a,d0,11,8c,78,00,c0,4f,d9,18,b4,00,00,00,00,c0,0c,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,\
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  29,9d,c0,61,e6,a0,8f,f0,e6,78,a4,44,af,ad,7a,d5,94,23,16,b0,90,27,c6,96,4d,\
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  00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
  00


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"{52A4F021-7B75-48A9-9F6B-4B87A210BC8F}"=hex(2):25,00,41,00,50,00,50,00,44,00,\
  41,00,54,00,41,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\
  00,74,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,\
  78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,\
  00,20,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop]
"TaskbarWinXP"=hex:0c,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,aa,4f,28,68,\
  48,6a,d0,11,8c,78,00,c0,4f,d9,18,b4,00,00,00,00,c0,0c,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,\
  00,00,b0,e2,2b,d8,64,57,d0,11,a9,6e,00,c0,4f,d7,05,a2,22,00,1c,00,0a,10,00,\
  00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,\
  01,14,02,00,00,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,46,81,01,00,00,10,00,00,00,4c,\
  80,e2,56,e6,10,ca,01,50,b5,76,c7,5b,12,ca,01,16,56,76,5f,e6,10,ca,01,00,10,\
  00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,02,14,\
  00,1f,44,47,1a,03,59,72,3f,a7,44,89,c5,55,95,fe,6b,30,ee,7e,00,74,00,1c,00,\
  43,46,53,46,16,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,fe,3a,ac,3a,12,20,41,70,70,44,61,74,61,\
  00,00,00,74,1a,59,5e,96,df,d3,48,8d,67,17,33,bc,ee,28,ba,c5,cd,fa,df,9f,67,\
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  00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
"{52A4F021-7B75-48A9-9F6B-4B87A210BC8F}"=hex(2):25,00,41,00,50,00,50,00,44,00,\
  41,00,54,00,41,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\
  00,74,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,\
  78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,\
  00,20,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{52a4f021-7b75-48a9-9f6b-4b87a210bc8f}]
"Name"="Quick Launch"
"Category"=dword:00000004
"RelativePath"="Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Quick Launch"
"ParentFolder"="{3EB685DB-65F9-4CF6-A03A-E3EF65729F3D}"

It does not work, or the AUtounattend.xml does not work, or both.

Anyone found an anser yet?

Isn't there a CAB addon for vLite or something? There is for nLite and XP. :whistle:




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