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    XP Pro msconfig and Winamp as Shell

    Where did msconfig go in XP? Also, can I change it so that Winamp is the shell, like I could in 98?
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    The NT based OS'es never had an msconfig, that was only in the 9x based ones. You can disable services in XP

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    um.. type "msconfig" in the run dialog and there it is... msconfig made it's return to windows in xp
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    /me smacks self on head.

    What about the shell thing?
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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    Originally posted by bombboyer
    /me smacks self on head.

    What about the shell thing?
    this comes from the cloud9ine.com website (a windows shell replacement) under the '[Cloud9ine As Your Default Shell]' at

    http://cloud9ine.com/Help.asp


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    Windows2000/NT4/XP
    Run RegEdit and navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrentVersion\WinLogon

    In the list of values you should see: Shell "explorer.exe" set the shell variable to "<PATH>\cloud9ine.exe". If "shell" is not there, create a new string value as "shell". Repeat the same procedure for at this point in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Winlogon

    Close RegEdit and reboot your PC.
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    of course change the above to suit the .exe file u wish to execute on boot..... I posted this info a while ago (search would have found it) but decided to write it up again for ya...
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    Thanks a lot man, that will really speed my bootup.
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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    IF I changed the shell to Winamp, how could I change it back to explorer? Could I have one user's shell be Winamp (for everyday use), and Administrator's shell be explorer (for maintenence)?
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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    while running winamp as the shell, hit crtl-alt-del and choose task mangeler. Then file-new(run) and type explorer and you will get back your desktop.

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    Originally posted by eugenen
    while running winamp as the shell, hit crtl-alt-del and choose task mangeler. Then file-new(run) and type explorer and you will get back your desktop.

    good thinking.....


    and yes, you can have a seperate shell as admin user to another user...... but why would you? I hate having to log into desktops, let alone mp3cars!
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