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23rd June 2006, 12:55 AM
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Bored with welcome screen? Let's play with HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Welcome

Create Key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Welcome,
create DWORD value Disable, set some values
execute \windows\welcome.exe
and look at the screen names, which doesn't appear
  • FFFF FF7F - disable everything except 'email setup' screen [WM5 only AKU 3.x]
    FFFF FFBF - disable everything except 'password' screen [WM5 only]
    FFFF FFDF - disable everything except 'complete' screen and the finishing tap
    FFFF FFEF - disable everything except 'location' screen
    FFFF FFF7 - disable everything except 'pop-up menus' screen
    FFFF FFFB - disable everything except 'stylus' screen
    FFFF FFFD - disable everything except 'align' screen
    FFFF FFFE - disable everything except tap on the first screen [ignored if any other bit is cleared, the only difference is between FFFF FFFE and FFFF FFFF]
    FFFF FFFF - disable everything [displays first 'splash' screen and exits]
    Other bits - probably reserved for the future [look at the order of the things above]

There is another value: SystemStart - I have no idea what does it mean
There is another key Software\Microsoft\Shell\Event\Welcome - I have no idea what does it mean
There are references to the files "\Storage Card\Welcome.Not" "welcome.Not" - I have no idea.
Last edited by baniaczek; 5th February 2007 at 01:48 AM. Reason: New value FFFF FF7F