Wimb, THANK YOU for convincing me to give MAKE_PE3 another try.
I had some problems in the way I was trying to define my reg entries. I kept getting
a BSOD when I tried to set my environment variables using CurrentControlSet. I changed it
to ControlSet001 and that worked.
You are correct in saying that User Pinned\Start Menu is working. I was trying to add
a new toolbar (Quick Launch) to the taskbar. I added a few objects to the default
user Quick Launch Folder, but the folder does not show up on the taskbar. I can manually
add the folder as a new toolbar when booted.
As far as reg entry Run goes, I added a 2nd program called regscanner from Nirsoft and
that did not autostart either. I ran Autoruns and I see three run entries. Hotswap is
the only one that started. Maybe this has to do with the AutoRun=1 entry for that SW.
From the plugins folder (defined like the hotswap run):
Statbar is an old VB program that still works well on a Win7 system. It works in PE too,
but it takes over 1 minute to appear on the screen. I have to start it manually. All other
programs start instantly.
Aside from that, I'm happy with the results so far. No need to give up.
If you have any ideas why
entries in the Startup Folder or Run Key do let get launched, I'd be interested.
I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out with my PE problems. I'm starting
to get a better feel for Make_PE3 now, so hopefully, I will no longer need to bother
you. Again, thanks ...