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Windows 7: Disabling windows shell for other user?

15 Nov 2011   #1
polraudio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Disabling windows shell for other user?

Is there a way i can disable the windows shell for certain users?
I have 1 user i want to have the shell and the other without it.
The only thing i want to get rid of is the UI. EX: taskbar, icons on desktop.


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15 Nov 2011   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

look up on google for windows 7 customizations. I've never heard of being able to do such a thing, but I doubt someone will know off hand where to direct you. your best bet is simply looking it up yourself

You might have posted this in the customization section where they might know a thing or two on this subject

If you'd like, you can click the exclamation mark on the upper right corner of your post and 'report' it, requesting it be moved there
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15 Nov 2011   #3
polraudio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Every time i search i find how to do it system wide and not per user. Also im very very bad at searching for things.
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15 Nov 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Probably because...IT is system wide only?
Why are you wanting to do this?
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15 Nov 2011   #5
polraudio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Im making a user account for just gaming and dont want to end explorer every time i login.
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15 Nov 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Right...You won't gain any performance doing that.
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15 Nov 2011   #7
polraudio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not doing it for performance. I got my reasons. Dont see why people always want a reason then dont help if they dont like the reason.
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15 Nov 2011   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I'm not helping because I don't like the reason. I'm not helping because a solution there is not.
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15 Nov 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polraudio View Post
Not doing it for performance. I got my reasons. Dont see why people always want a reason then dont help if they dont like the reason.
I think knowing the reason sometimes helps define the problem. Or it may help clarify what your intentions are.

You can't disable the shell but you can use it to "Hide" the task bar and even move it to the top where it's less likely to be found. You can also define (restrict) what appears in the task bar and what programs can be used.

Log in under the account you want to customize then right click on the task bar. Click Properties and apply your changes.
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15 Nov 2011   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The "Log in" jogged my memory. There are some Registry entries that you can delete that will disable "NameSpace" but see if the the above works for you first. (Properties)
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