Sunday, October 25, 2009

Disable Save Desktop Configuration on Exit

Default behavior for XP is to save the desktop configuration on exiting the operating system. To prevent saving the desktop configuration, implement the following registry edit.

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_DWORD (Dword Value) // Value Name: NoSaveSettings
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot

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