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    Does anyone know how much faster this will make startup, is it worth it?

    thanks,

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    That settings only applies to a user. Create a new user. Login in as that user and try it out. If you screw up(you really can't), you're other users aren't affected.
    Worst case, you can always hit ctl.alt,del to get task manager, and log off, run explorer, etc.. from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    so wait, if i boot straight to frodoplayer....what happens when i close it? does my comp shutdown?
    No, it doesn't normally. But Frodo has Shutdown and Hibernate options. I put explorer in my "APPS", so i can launch it when needed.

    Also what happens if i **** up in the registry. How do i get back to it to switch it back to default so windows will load again
    You can always press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open the task manager. From there you may execute tasks (f.ex. explorer.exe or regedit.exe).

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    Hey konrad or any one else that knows more about this could you explain in a little more detail how you set frodo as your shell instead of explorer I would really appreciate it thanks

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    bump...

    if I use frodo as a shell, can i still run other programs out of frodo, such as my creative EQ routis and Outlook? I figure as such but want to check.

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    one way is to simply put a shortcut to the program in the Startup menu.
    Based on the thread title, you're not using Explorer as a shell.
    What you need to do is put an entry in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    It should be a String Value.
    The name should be the name of the application and the value should be the command line that is needed to run the app.
    Bear in mind that any long filenames need to be enclosed in quotes with any parameters outside the quote.
    I've got an entry for steam and the value is "c:\program files\valve\steam\steam.exe" -silent



    You need to tell Xp to autologin

    Set your shell to be your frontend rather than explorer

    There is a local policy setting to disable windows status messages ("Opening network connections" and all that jazz). Once activated nothing will be shown at all apart from the default background until the frontend has loaded

    Use TweakXP to change the default "login" background to black. This will mean after the boot screen all you will see is a black screen until your frontend appears.

    Easy as that!


    look at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    and modify the Shell registry value to your front end. Make sure you've got a way to bring up explorer or a command line once you make this change.

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    with you app you just go to settings\app and put the path of the app that you want to run.......

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    Yes you can.

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    Been playing with this for a few minutes. I've confirmed this works. Now just have to change the screen color to black...

    Disable Status Messages During Boot, Logon, Logoff, Shutdown

    Click Start > Run > Regedit
    Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System
    Right click in the right pane and select New, DWord value.
    Name the new value DisableStatusMessages.
    Double click the new value and set it to 1.

    Status messages will no longer show during boot/shutdown/logon/logoff.


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    What status messages ? Bootscreen ? Welcome-Message ? Or what ?

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