Change Windows XP Start Menu appearance RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'd like to set the appearance of the Start Menu in Windows XP so that any user who logs onto the PC will see the XP Start Menu (not the Classic Start menu) and have their Outlook shortcut removed.

    The closest I've been able to get is to change a bunch of registry settings, but to get it to apply to the current user, I have to log them off and reboot the PC. When I change the appearance manually, obviously the change happens without me logging off/rebooting.

    I found some VBscript code that opens the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog, but haven't been able to find anything to show me how to perform any further actions.

    Just wondering if anyone has any ideas of where I'd get started, or what forum to look in, ask questions, etc. Thanks.
    Friday, May 8, 2009 8:49 PM