Changing Windows Shell Tags: Security Shell Microsoft Windows XP Last response: December 21, 2004 4:58 PM in Windows XP Share Billium December 21, 2004 7:37:09 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?) In older versions of Windows, you could edit the System.INI file to change the "Shell=Explorer.exe" Can you still do that with Windows XP? More about : changing windows shell | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Anonymous Security Expert December 21, 2004 4:58:50 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?) Billium wrote: > In older versions of Windows, you could edit the System.INI file to change > the "Shell=Explorer.exe" Can you still do that with Windows XP? Hi Yes, but you need to do it in registry. The shell to be used is the Shell value under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ -- torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of the 1328 page Scripting Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Changing Windows Shell> Related ressources: ForumChanging windows shell ForumChanging system shell to RDP client ForumWindows Shell Common DLL ForumHow to fix windows shell common dll when it has stopped working for free ForumWindows 8 w/ Classic Shell ForumWindows shell common dll ForumFull shell command line ForumShell 32.dll is changed to sxell32.dll ForumRename shell 32 dll on windows 7 ForumChange search engine in explorer shell ForumChanged the shell , now trapped ForumChanges to system files kernel32.dll, user32.dll, shell 32... ForumHow to change CD Burning Shell folder location for everyone? ForumNew DOS shell for Windows coming ForumWindows Shell Problem ? ForumGetting past administrative password ForumWindows Update all zero size files ForumWindows XP service pack 2 ForumFaxing from Windows application won't work ForumHow to setup a shared printer network in windows. More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !