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Fresh installing XP Pro with Classic Start Menu

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Last response: in Windows XP
January 14, 2005 6:19:02 PM

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Does anyone know how to do this?
Is there a registry entry that can change this?
Or how about some form of login script?

The reason I ask is because most of the users I support don't have any
experience with XP, only 2k Pro. So when they first log into a machine it
has the XP (Categorized) start menu, and they can't make heads nor tails of
it. So I'd like to be able to fresh install a PC, and when the user first
logs onto this machine in the domain they automatically have the Classic
Start Menu setup.

More about : fresh installing pro classic start menu

Anonymous
January 14, 2005 11:14:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

If XP Pro you can use Group Policy...
Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |

Navigate to >>>

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\
Force Classic Start Menu

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\
Force Classic Control Panel Style

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Desktop Themes\
Load a specific visual style file or force Windows Classic

Look around a little.

Double click each item and click the have a look at the Explain tab.
-----

Force Classic Control Panel Style
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor
er]
"ForceClassicControlPanel"=dword:00000001

Force Classic Start Menu
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explo
rer]
"NoSimpleStartMenu"=dword:00000001


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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:27473E32-CAD2-4B6E-A76B-B2907BF57D50@microsoft.com,
Ingo <Ingo@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Does anyone know how to do this?
> Is there a registry entry that can change this?
> Or how about some form of login script?
>
> The reason I ask is because most of the users I support don't have any
> experience with XP, only 2k Pro. So when they first log into a
> machine it has the XP (Categorized) start menu, and they can't make
> heads nor tails of it. So I'd like to be able to fresh install a PC,
> and when the user first logs onto this machine in the domain they
> automatically have the Classic Start Menu setup.
Anonymous
January 15, 2005 2:53:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

http://www.theeldergeek.com/force_use_of_classic_start_...
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/nosimplestartmenu.htm

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Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Ingo" <Ingo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:27473E32-CAD2-4B6E-A76B-B2907BF57D50@microsoft.com...
Does anyone know how to do this?
Is there a registry entry that can change this?
Or how about some form of login script?

The reason I ask is because most of the users I support don't have any
experience with XP, only 2k Pro. So when they first log into a machine it
has the XP (Categorized) start menu, and they can't make heads nor tails of
it. So I'd like to be able to fresh install a PC, and when the user first
logs onto this machine in the domain they automatically have the Classic
Start Menu setup.