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Windows 7: How to hide desktop icons throug registry


20 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to hide desktop icons throug registry

Hello!

Is there any way to hide desktop icons using the regedit tool?
Plus, is there any way to disable Automatic System Restore using regedit tool?
Or else, is there any doc or pdf with registry tweaks for windows 7?

I need this things because I work on a factory and we have an automated windows 7 installation with an unnatended configuration file. This installation cames with our softwares stress tests and meantimes they perfom automatic reboots without any user interaction.

After the stress period (programmed time) our software configure itself to enter in a phase we call Final Tests and in that phase have user interaction. That's why we want to take off all desktop icons. I know that the user can access everything wich are not in desktop by other means.

Thanks in advance.


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20 Aug 2009   #2

 

Isnt it just more simple to right click the desktop, go to view and uncheck "Show desktop Icons"?
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20 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Well, like I said. We have an autommated windows 7 installation without user interaction. Did you read all post?
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20 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

I read your post...

Question...

WHY?
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20 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Well, in the Final Tests phase there are many "dumb" users to do the tests (like Ford's concept) and if we can difficult access to anything on the machine it will help.

The system restore is because sometimes (that's right, sometimes) on automated reboots (by our software) the system just crash and came into the automated restore mode and restart all process.

Thanks.
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20 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Oh i forget to mention... we do that in 4000 machines a day. that is really why we need this on automatic way
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20 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Well, there is an Option in Windows 7 that lets you hide all Desktop-Icons:
Right-Click on a free spot of your Desktop and there chose - View --> Show Desktop Icons

I don't know if there is a possibility to make this permanently in a Reg.Code... you maybe have to compare the Reg after setting this option...
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20 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Ok but you know wich keys I have to compare ?
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20 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM
 
 

Not exactly...
I just have use a tool like "Regshot 1.8.1" to compare it... it seams it is this Key:
HKU\S-1-5-21-4135725843-1723146485-808110751-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideIcons: 0x00000000
HKU\S-1-5-21-4135725843-1723146485-808110751-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideIcons: 0x00000001

By 0x00000001 it hides the Icons I think!
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20 Aug 2009   #10

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usch65 View Post
Not exactly...
I just have use a tool like "Regshot 1.8.1" to compare it... it seams it is this Key:
HKU\S-1-5-21-4135725843-1723146485-808110751-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideIcons: 0x00000000
HKU\S-1-5-21-4135725843-1723146485-808110751-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\HideIcons: 0x00000001

By 0x00000001 it hides the Icons I think!
i have different numbers
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-187737345-1335782926-1579650812-1000.
i used this


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideIcons"=dword:00000001
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