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    Using Road Runner as a shell in XP

    Hi all,

    Thought I would share with you all, how I have been able to run RoadRunner as a shell.
    N.B. messing with your shell can screw up your computer

    Step 1
    Create a new file using notepad and put in it any programs you would like to run at start up, again in my case this is;
    start "BtTray" "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe"

    start "PowerStrip" "C:\Program Files\PowerStrip\pstrip.exe"

    start "RoadRunner" "C:\Program Files\Road Runner\rr.exe"

    start "Mouse" "C:\Program Files\3DMouse\3DMOUSE.EXE"

    start "DirSync" "C:\Program Files\DirSync\DirSync.exe" /Background

    start "ATI" "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"

    start "Keyboard" "C:\Program Files\MediaKey\MEDIAKEY.EXE"

    start "PowerDVD" "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"

    start "Konfabulator" "C:\Program Files\Pixoria\Konfabulator\Konfabulator.exe"

    save this file as start.bat and remember where you saved it (I put it in c:\WINDOWS)

    Step 2
    To get this work open task manager>File>NewTask
    then type regedit and hit enter, or start>run then regedit and hit enter. Once regedit is open go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>CurrentVersion>Winlogon then look for the key shell in the right hand pane. Double click on shell and change the value data: path to match where start.bat is, in my case this would be "C:\WINDOWS\start.bat" N.B. make sure you have the quotations around the path or it won't work!

    Hope this makes sense and is of use to someone. Any comments or questions are welcome,

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    I appreciate that I am new, as a poster to this forum, and that I have posted roughly the same instructions in two differnet places. I also don't want to start any arguments, but I hadn't found any decent instructions about creating a start-up batch file, and hoped this might save someone the searching that I had to do.

    Again, no offence is meant to any-one and having used some of enforcers posts before I definately don't want to annoy him/her.

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    this whole time I thought it was Confucius.

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