semi-fly

XP and default Desk Top icons

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Hello,

Is there a way I can automatically set the XP shell to display the "My Computer", "Network Places", and "Internet Explorer" icons on the desktop during an unattend install? I've searched though the fourms for a reg key or an option in my default theme file and haven't located anything useful. Thanks in advance!

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use nlite and in the unattend section u will find what u need.

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;Put My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places, Internet Explorer On Desktop

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

; 0 = Show 1 = Hide

"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000001

"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

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;Put My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places, Internet Explorer  On Desktop

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]

; 0 = Show  1 = Hide

"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000001

"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

Just to expand on this a little bit, here's a clip from the registry tweaks file that can be downloaded from the sticky at the top of the forum:

;-----  Hide My Documents, My Network Places, Internet Explorer Icon on desktop
;-----  {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} My Computer
;-----  {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} My Documents
;-----  {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} My Network Places
;-----  {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} Internet Explorer
;-----  {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} Recycle Bin
;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
;"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001
;"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000001
;"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001
;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
;"{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001
;"{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}"=dword:00000001
;"{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001

As you can see, it has all been commented out here, but this should give you an idea of exactly what you need to add to get the effect you want. The only change I want to make is to add the My Computer icon to my desktop, so my reg tweaks file has this:

;-----
;-----  Show My Computer on the Desktop
;-----
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

Hope this helps.

@BlueMe

In the future, please use code or codebox tags when posting blocks of code.

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Just to expand on this a little bit, here's a clip from the registry tweaks file that can be downloaded from the sticky at the top of the forum...

Where is this registry tweaks file? I cannot locate it.

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@ neumannu47 - You may find it easier to locate now that this topic has been moved to the unattended Forum!

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