By default, XP remembers the option that was last selected in the Shut Down Windows screen. Let’s say the next time I reach this screen, I want the default selection to stick to one particular option. Anybody know where the registry key is stored to control this?
I never use this at all. A couple of years ago I found Steve Gibson’s Wizmo; no installation, just 3 shortcuts: Shut Down, Reboot, Monitor Off. The first 2 are separate from other shortcuts for the obvious reason. Shutdown is just a double-click - 12s - gone.
The HKEY_USERS hive represents the current open session of the user being logged in. S-1-5-21-1417001333-329068152-839522115-1003 must be your unique GUID because mine is different
Suppose I navigate to my own GUID hive’s \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shutdown Setting → my setting is already current set to the one I wanted: shutdown, which uses the value of 0x2. I’m not sure what you mean “blocked section for registry keys”. If I can figure that part out, I can lock it.
BTW, I don’t know why I would need to skip 0x when I all it is is the hexadecimal value. It shouldn’t be any different from W2K then ???
You should have one that ends with -1003 (I think)
Defense+ → Computer Security Policy, find explorer.exe, double-click it, go to Access Right, Protected Registry Keys and at the Blocked Registry Keys-part, you add ‘\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer*’.
It’ll prevent explorer.exe from changing the value to something else.
I think I wrote it in decimal, so that’s maybe why I couldn’t write ‘x’.