Removing things like sample pictures and shortcuts on start menu

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ryouga, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    I know RTseven does this but I dislike it as its slow and seems to mess up my isos.

    Basically I never use the sample things like video, and also delete almost all the shortcuts on the start menu apart from IE, startup menu and windows update.

    I see multiple software available but which one can do what I need to a iso/folder so I can burn to dvd
     
  2. Elmer BeFuddled

    Elmer BeFuddled MDL Novice

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    #2 Elmer BeFuddled, Aug 29, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    I use WinToolKit for 'hacking' my install.wim file before creating an iso file. You could also use a firstlogon.cmd file that is scheduled through an autounattend.xml file.

    In the firstlogon.cmd file you could add registry deletes commands or get it to run a .reg file to delete the registry entries of the start menu items.

    The icons on the start menu are stored under the registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist.

    They are encoded, but here is a list of (my) default user assist key with their decoded names.

    Code:
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    ;{F38BF404-1D43-42F2-9305-67DE0B28FC23}\explorer.exe
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    ;{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}\Windows NT\Accessories\WORDPAD.EXE
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