Remove "Other" group from My Computer
Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:50 AM
Could anyone please explain how I can remove the other group category from My Computer for all users (please see image) and all the items in it? Can't find it in registry, at least I'm not sure that the things I've found relate to only this so not safe to delete the entries.
Also, does anyone know how I can set the global folder view option to be icons or tiles for all users who log on to the box.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:47 AM
EDIT: I just checked a vanilla install I have on a virtual machine and it shows none of those icons in My Computer. Did you do anything to MAKE them show?
> Also, does anyone know how I can set the global folder view option to be icons or tiles for all users who log on to the box.
Are these users that already exist or users that you plan on creating?
This post has been edited by -X-: 08 November 2010 - 07:12 AM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:12 AM
In regards to the folder view options, these are domain users. Some of them would have previously logged in so will have a profile on the box, some of them would have not logged in yet.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:29 AM
Re your second question. I'm not sure then. I'm not familiar with domain users. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will answer you.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:11 AM
Edit: Just had a look in there and don't know what I should do to hide those specific items. I'll try to check what tweakui does to the other key and copy that.
This post has been edited by LazyD: 08 November 2010 - 08:13 AM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:31 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:40 PM
I ran tweakui and saw what it did to the registry key that x mentioned and I exported that key and edited it so that it used hkey_local_machine instead of hkey_current_user. Then all I had to do was run that reg file on the boxes and it was all done.
By the way, in answer to x's question, yes I did do something to make them appear like that. I installed a certain popular cut down edition of xp (my builds all use my legitimate keys though), the person who made it has made lots of changes to various things, this being one of the rare ones that I didn't want for one of my images.
Which brings me to my next question... Seems on this build that the start menu for all new logged in users has Administrative Tools on it, both straight on the start menu and in All Programs on the start menu. Administrative tools doesn't appear anywhere in the default users profile and only in the Programs folder in the All Users profile (which it won't let me delete) and as you can guess I don't want end users clicking on anything in admin tools, even though they won't be able to run any of it. Since it's not appearing anywhere, I'm again having trouble getting rid of it on this version of xp.
Would anyone know where I can modify the registry to remove Administrative Tools from the start menu and from All Programs in the start menu (on this particular xp version where it seems to be put on all users start menu)?
X, could you please explain how you knew exactly what keys TweakUI modified in regards to my hiding the other group in My Computer?
I did check TweakUI to see if it could help remove administrative tools from start menu but unfortunately it's not showing in it's list of configurable items.
Edit: PS thanks Ponch, that did have the relevant info but I decided on sticking to details view globally.
This post has been edited by LazyD: 10 November 2010 - 04:42 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 04:46 PM
#2 It was built with nLite which IS NOT for buisness or corp uses. nLite Licenseforbids it.
#3 Thats just effin lazy.
#4 By using warez you assure you cannot get help here.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:37 PM
1) Are you sure? Really? If it's an oem build and I'm using Microsofts own Key Changer (why would they supply such a tool?) to change to legitimate oem keys, what exactly is illegal? Is it illegal to modify the registry? What are you referring to exactly?
2) How do you know what the version I am using was built with? In fact it wasn't built with nLite.
3) What is lazy? I've put a lot of work into this so I'm sure you can understand I'm confused again about what exactly you are talking about.
4) Warez or no warez (and it happens to be no warez in this case) I have already recieved help here.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 06:49 PM
#1 You downloaded a modified, OEM version of XP that contains a warez serial and possibly other warez within it.
#2 You downloaded a MS product from a non-official source.
#3 You are violating your MS software license agreement.
#4 95% of the "lite" builds out there were built with nLite.
#5 I am "One of those people" because some of the staff here MAY work for MS and also I don't want our forum shut down.
#6 Lazy? ALL of the stuff done to that lite build can be done "legally" and you would learn more from doing it your self.
#7 I truly hope MS doesn't get wind of your "Ethical buisness" practices...
This post has been edited by Kelsenellenelvian: 10 November 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:44 PM