Windows XP Customization

Most of the following customizations work on Win2K also, but I’m not anymore sure which do and which don’t.

Enable-Disable Task Manager

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 = Enable this key, that is DISABLE Task Manager
Value: 0 = Disable this key, that is Don’t Disable = ENABLE Task Manager

Customization of Start Menu

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Simple Add-On Wait Dialog in MFC

Despite the prediction of fast end of MFC due to release of .NET framework, it seems MFC is not about to leave us anytime soon. Personally, in many cases, I prefer it to .NET.

Some time ago I found this jewel I’d like to share with you. The original article has been posted by Jeff Prosise, in Microsoft Systems Journal, February 1997 – Vol 12 No 2, article Wicked Code.
If you wanna know about all the magic hidden behind the code, read the article.

Unfortunately, the article is not any much clear about how to make it all work, so I decided to write this.

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