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Changing a registry entry

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    Changing a registry entry


    I created a reg file to change the registry entry that switched the start menu to something usable on a real computer. When I run it I get "Cannot import C:\ Start Menu On.reg: Error accessing the registry".

    However, if I go into the registry and modify it, there is no issue and the W7 start menu is alive and well.

    Anyone know why I get the error?

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  2. #2


    Lemme guess, you're trying to set rpenabled to 0 to disable the metro UI. If yes, copy and paste the following text in notepad.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "RPEnabled"=dword:00000000

    Save the file as whatever.reg and double click it to merge with the registry.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    W7


    thx -- for some reason what I copied from a post had \\ as separators instead of \
    works now.
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