Disable/re-enable Or Hide/unhide Start Menu In Windows Via Registry, Using VB6
Oct 3, 2008
Is it possible to disable/re-enable or hide/unhide Start Menu in Windows Vista via registry, using VB6 or at least disable/re-enable all items in (shortcuts and everyrthing else in Start Menu) in order to exclude starting of ANY program via contents of Start menu in Vista while my own application is active? Could it be possible to disable/re-enable "Windows" key or any combinations of keys such as "Windows" + "Esc" via registry, using VB6?
how to to remove/hide the Windows Live Messenger Download from the Vista start menu? I understand that the Window Live Messenger can be disabled using the GPOs settings, just wondering whether the Windows Live Messenger Download can be remove/hide from the start menu using GPOs setting.
I am the only user on my laptop. I accepted the Toshiba settings when I bought the machine, but I realise that there are a number of features that are disabled that (as an administrator) I should be able to use. for example:
1. Windows Defender will show me the details of start-up programs but not allow me to remove/enable/disable anything (the buttons are greyed-out/disabled).
2. There are some folders (e.g. in my internet favourites) which are read-only and when I switch read-only off, it ignores what I've done - they remain read-only.
I've disabled the power/sleep button in the start menu a while ago to prevent my children from shutting down the computer. Now they are older and I want to get them to put the computer to sleep when they are not using it. Unfortunately, I can not remember how I disabled the power button. There are no group policies set and I couldn't find any settings on the registry (as suggested in your tutorials Power Button and Shutdown Options - Start Menu).
I am trying to hide "Help and Support" on the Start Menu. I use the "Classic" menu and I am running Vista Home Premium. The “gpedit.msc” feature is not included with Vista Home Premium. It is only available when using Vista Ultimate. I suspect it will require registry tweak but I don’t know how to do it.
I am running Win7 Starter Edition on a Dell netbook. I need to enable and disable the wireless and wired network adaptors as I can from Control Panel | Network Connections in XP. How do I do this in Win7?
first enable the "Run" button in the start menu in the "Taskbar Properties". here's a work around to Activate Vista Build 5219, 5231, 5270, 5308, (or earlier) and later maybe... Start > Run > msconfig > Permit Folder "Services"
uncheck the "Software Licensing Service" uncheck the "SL UI Notification Service"
Apply Close Restart Your machine will then tell you, this machine is unlicensed! If this does not work for you there is also a CD Key circulating around which allows you to activate. PM a member to find out. I Havnt tried this personally since I already activated my copy legally, if anyone could try it and report back. But from the peopel who have they say it works.
Tools/Internet Options/General tab, click on Tab settings and re-enable this feature. If it is enabled already, uncheck the box, click apply/ok and then close all open browsers. Repeat to re-enable this feature.
My OS is Windows Vista Business and I am attempting to disable the auto startup of a program. I located the program in Windows Defender, Category: Startup Programs but all options to "Remove, Disable and Enable" are grayed out. I also noticed the majority though not all auto startup programs in the Startup Category are grayed out. Why is this? What other course of action may I take to disable the unneeded auto startup of unnecessary programs? Also, my inquiry pertains specifically to an HP Digital Camera software.
I have Vista Ultimate x64 machines in a domain environment. I use UltraVNC to remote desktop. It requires UAC enabled to send the ctrl+alt+del sequence at the login screen where you type in user name and password. Are there anyways that i can disable the UAC but allowing the sequence to go thru? or enable only the sequence while disable everything else in UAC so I dont get annoying popups?
I need to script the disabling of some devices in Vista but neither the 32bit nor 64bit version of devcon.exe downloadable from the site will work with vista. Anyone know of one that does work in vista, or any other CLI utility that can disable and enable devices?
My computer was working properly,then I had a power problem, my computer turned off and turned on again.Now my windows doesn't open. When I try to open I receive this message: Windows failed to start. File:windowssystem32configsystem Status:0xc000014c Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupted.
Need to fix it without losing my files.I have a restore cd, but I dont want to use it, because I can't lose my files.The cd doesnt has the choice to repair windows.Just restore it. I am using Windows vista premium and my computer is Aspire E380 (Acer) It has C: and D: partition, but I dont know if it is 32 or 64 I already use all steps in F8 screen, safe mode....last configuration...anything didn't work.
I can't seem to find Newsgroups for Windows 7, so I'm hoping to find an answer for my question here! I've installed Win7 on my laptop and want to customize the Start Menu's All Programs windows. I normally consolidate like programs/folders into one common folder to minimize the number of items on the All Program window (i.e. all Microsoft related items in one folder called something like Microsoft Programs). I can't seem to figure out how to do that in Windows 7.
In XP I could use Classic menus and put the programs I wanted into my start menu and launch them by pressing the Start Key and then the first letter of the program. If I do that now, it seems to do a search of my HD for items with that letter in it. Can someone tell me how to get this function in Win 7.
I'm using Vista Home Premium and want to (a) send faxes via a local fax modem, and (b) scan docs from a local scanner. I hear there should be a Windows fax and Scan program shown in the Start menu. I clicked All Programs in the Start menu and it still does not show.
I want to reorganize some of the items on the Windows Start Menu to make it more streamlined and functional. I am right clicking the Windows Start button and choosing "Explore All Users" as directed. It works fine for 85% of the items on the Start Menu but there are still several items on the menu that don't show up in the Start Menu/Programs directory that comes up to edit the menu. How do I access these other items? They must be listed somewhere.
In XP, I used my Windows Key to map to Ventrilo speak (I used Litestep, not Explorer). In Vista (and Windows 7) this little bug is proving to be quite annoying. I've love to be able to just disable to Start Menu pop-up, or at least disable it when in game, but still maintain it as a normal key.
im useing Windows vista home premium 32bit. i was wandering if their was a way to edit the registry or use a Command Prompt Phrase to manually enable the sound drives? the reason that im in safe mode is just because O.o well, i got more access too things, and yes Normal mode works PERFECTLY so dont ask
I'd like to get "Windows Mail" back into the top of the menu that comes up with clicking on the Start globe in the taskbar. I deleted it thinking it would confuse the 92 year old client whose machine this is, as she was going to use AOL webmail. However, most webmail applications are so frought with garbage on the screen, that the appearance of Windows Mail (uncluttered) seems a good alternative for one with macular degeneration (she can't see at all well).
all of the sudden (i havent noticed when it happend as i mainly use desktop icons) the programs have disapeared totally from the "All Programs". Most of the oem ones are there and i saw the thread to restore those, no biggy there, but the programs that i installed are gone now too, like Office, flight sim x, wow, quickbooks, etc. is there a way i can restore or retrieve those without reinstalling? i dont really want to go and copy shortcuts manually. the Programdatamicro softwindows does not contain Start Menu?
Is the Start Menu in Vista Premium 64-bit supposed to be transparent? If so, mine is not, and I would prefer that it was. Is there some tweak that I am missing? I am running the Aero Glass desktop, but my Start Menu is still opaque. I have tried a dozen 3rd party programs, to no avail. WindowBlinds from Stardock wreaks havoc on my desktop settings. Does anyone have a clue as to how to make and desktop (and perhaps the right-click context menu) transparent?
when i start my computer i get nothing no icons start menu or anything but i do get a my documents window and from there i have to ctrl alt delete then go to file run and run explorer does anyone know how to make it to where i dont have to do all that stuff to run explorer basically does anyone know how to make it where when i start my computer it is normal with explorer running?
How to add "Hibernation" to the Start menu in my Windows Vista Ultimate x64? The computer goes to the Hibernation after pushing the power button on the system case but the power light stays lit for 3 minutes.
As you can see in this image my "Search" selection (I don't know what can I call it) is GONE. It's not in my "Start Menu". Can anybody please tell me how can I get it back, and where did it go in first place?
I just recieved my new desktop from CyberPowerPC last Thursday. On Monday morning, Windows could not start up due to a missing or corrupt registry. However, Sunday night when I shut off the PC, it was still working perfectly fine. When I turn on the PC, this is the screen I get: The only options given to me afterwards are 3 safe modes, attempt to reboot with the last known good setting, or start Windows normally. Choosing any of those options just gives me the missing/corrupt registry screen again and sends me back to those 5 choices, OR screen just goes black and nothing happens.
I've tried to use the CyberPowerPC Windows recovery disk that came with the PC, setting boot priority in the BIOS to CD/DVD drive to the top. Screen tells me to press any key to boot from CD, then this screen appears: Once it finishes loading, this appears: But afterwards, the screen becomes blank, and I see the monitor actually darkening. The numlock light on my keyboard darkens, meaning that turned off or something too. Here is what CyberPower has told me to do: "The error message you are seeing is a corrupted Windows system file that would require the operating system to be reinstalled. This can be done by booting directly from the Cyberpower Recovery disc. Make sure theoptical drive is set as the first boot device in the BIOS and tap the ENTER key as the computer starts to boot the computer off the disc rather than the hard drive." But of course, that isn't working...The PC is still new, so I have no problem with losing any data if it comes to that.
Gateway P6860 FX laptop with Vista Home Premium 64 installed. Trying to find a way to disable the Bluetooth at start up. There is no option within the Bluetooth settings and it doesn't show up under MSCONFIG. how to keep it from loading at startup? I don't use it and don't plan on using it, however I do not want to delete it from the system.
I've got a few start up items which I cannot figure out how to disable. Using Windows Defender I can see all those items; and there is a button on the bottom right corner to remove them; however, the button is grayed out. I know this is an easy one, but I can't seem to find how to disable those guys.
I have been having serious difficulty getting my laptop to start in the last few months but have usually been able to solve the problems for a while until they come back but now I am faced with a new boot issue that I cannot fix.
When I turn on the laptop, after about 5 minutes I get the message "windows failed to start because the system registry file is missing or corrupt" and gives this location windowssystem32configsystem and also status: oxc000000f. I am instructed to boot from the vista dvd and repair windows, startup problems or whatever but when I try this I get the exact same message described above.
I have had a lot of startup problems recently but they have always been solved either by booting from the dvd and reparing startup problems, or more commonly, by running the chkdisk which would generally have my laptop running well for a week or so before new problems occurred. I've searched the web but people keep suggesting booting from the vista dvd which as I said isnt working. No matter what I try I get the same message, safe mode etc will also not work.
After installing vista service pack 1 on my pc, it started hanging occasionally. This doesn't happen when I disable AHCI in the bios. Anyone any ideas as how I could fix this? (I'm running Vista Ultimate)
I had a bad "driver install" and windows tried to do a fix/repair and in doing so it has "check disk" running at start up.I would like the "registry fix" to disable this.Upon checking the registry hkey local machinesystem it lists "controlset001" and "controlset003" which appear to list the exact same keys.Is this normal? My OS Vista Home Premium