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System Configuration Changes

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, 7, XP, 2000, 98, and 95 with Ubuntu 12.02&10.04

    System Configuration Changes


    Hello all, I've been running windows 8 for the last while and it's been great. I was just wondering about a few things regarding customization:

    How to:


    • Configure a single application such as regedit to bypass UAC during launch whilst keeping UAC on.
    • Creating a static entry in
      Code:
      HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-X\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture
      String Value:
      Reg_SZ: Display Name: X
      so windows does not show your* email address* on the* logon* screen*. Works till logon then you see your "test" revert back to your email address*.
    • Where/what are the files/dependencies to run metro. Mostly interested where the data is stored to indicate the metro UI to minimize upon switch to desktop and where the image files are stored for the backdrop (similar to the web folder, not sure if they use a .dll or res file instead based on the set list provided by default).


    Thanks in advance for the assistance, I've been slowly but surely rewriting the registry and system files however wasn't quite sure about a couple things after a solid 6 hours of work.
    Last edited by JoshuaNeill; 18 Oct 2012 at 10:05.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Joshua, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You should be able to use the tutorial below to do this in Windows 8 as well.

    Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Forums


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8, 7, XP, 2000, 98, and 95 with Ubuntu 12.02&10.04


    Thanks a lot Brinks I totally forgot about that method! I've also sovled my other issues as well using a management utility for Windows 8.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. That's great news.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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