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Disabling the Right-Click on the Start Button

Normally, when you right button click on the Start button, it allows you to open your programs folder, the Explorer and run Find.
In situations where you don't want to allow users to be able to do this in order to secure your computer.

1. Start Regedit
2. Search for Desktop
3. This should bring you to HKey_Classes_Root \ Directory
4. Expand this section
5. Under Shell is Find
6. Delete Find
7. Move down a little in the Registry to Folder
8. Expand this section and remove Explore and Open

Now when you right click on the Start button, nothing should happen.
You can delete only those items that you need.
Note: - On Microsoft keyboards, this also disables the Window-E (for Explorer) and Window-F (for Find) -.
See the section on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. to see how to do this automatically during an install


Disabling My Computer

In areas where you are trying to restrict what users can do on the computer, it might be beneficial to disable the ability to click on My Computer and have access to the drives, control panel etc.
To disable this:

1. Start Regedit
2. Search for 20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D
3. This should bring you to the HKey_Classes_Root \ CLSID section
4. Delete the entire section.

Now when you click on My Computer, nothing will happen.
You might want to export this section to a registry file before deleting it just in case you want to enable it again..

See the section on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. to see how to do this automatically during an install.


Changing Desktop Icons

You can change many of the icons that are located on your desktop.

1. Start Regedit
2. Search for My Computer or 20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D
3. Expand that -
4. Highlight Default Icon
5. Double click on the Default in the right panel
6. Enter the name of the program with the icon you want to use followed by and command and then the number of the icon (starting with 0)

Some of the additional items that can be searched for are:

* Network Neighborhood - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ CLSID\{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
* InBox - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ CLSID\{00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
* Recycle Bin - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Additional icons can be found in:

* \WINDOWS\MORICONS.DLL
* \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PIFMGR.DLL
* \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHELL32.DLL
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