Windows 7 Taskbar Unlocker

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  1. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    #1 ambidav, Nov 4, 2008
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  2. bionicman

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    This didn't work me. However editing install.cmd to:-

    @echo off

    move /y "unlockProtectedFeatures.exe" "%windir%\"

    takeown /f %windir%\explorer.exe
    cacls %windir%\explorer.exe /E /G %username%:F
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
    cd %windir%
    start unlockProtectedFeatures.exe

    exit


    Did!
     
  3. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    sorry yes your right fixed it thanks :)
     
  4. bchat

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    I was trying to get this to work and realized I know very little, closer to nothing, about this kind of stuff.

    Do I copy the above exactly into the command window?
     
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  6. ZaForD

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    To get Elevated or Admin command prompt.
    Right click on the command prompt icon and choose 'Run as Administrator'

    You can use either %windir% or J:\Windows they are the same thing.
    And use %username% or the Name you've loged in with, again they are are the same thing. ;)

    You are loged into Windows 7 while doing this aren't you ?
    I only ask, as every Vista and Windows 7 install i've done have marked the install partition as C:\ regardless of which partition its installed on.
     
  7. bchat

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    Yes, I am logged into Windows 7 64 bit on J. I originally had Vista 32 bit and 64 bit installed on 2 separate HDs, the one booted to was always C:\, the other D:\. I swapped images of the drives and somehow ended up with Drive 1 always being C, drive 2 always being D - VisatBootPro may have allowed me to do this.

    When I added the two win7 versions I used the next 2 letters available - I:\ for the 32 bit, and J:\ for the 64 bit.

    I have done so much swapping, rebooting, installing, formatting, re-installing, re-formatting with the 4 drives I'm not sure what is what anymore. I hope to get a ''public release" beta of Win7, put it on D:\ and get rid of all the other stuff.

    Thank you for your help and patience - let's see what I can do with it.
     
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  8. bchat

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    All went well. Now, where is the launch button mentioned in the article?

    "After changing the protected feature lock state, you can re-launch the shell by clicking the Launch button."

    This is my last question - ever - :confused:
     
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  9. bchat

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    I realize the LAUNCH button was the one I used on the "lock/unlock" pop up. The problem seems to be the Win7 64 bit version - the 32 bit version worked fine.

    I installed build 6801 32 bit and it is a soild as Vista SP1 - the Win 7 64 bit version is no where near as solid.

    Thank you ZaForD. I learned some stuff today - life is good.
     
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  10. bchat

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    Is the new Super taskbar is going to be an option in Win 7, or it is it.
    I'm still deciding if I like it or not.
     
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