Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Running Explorer as a separate process in Windows XP/NT

By default Windows Desktop,explorer,taskbar run as a single process. But you can modify exploere alone to use separate process. This eliminates the need of losing taskbar and desktop during explorer failure. This is how to do it.

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft
  3. \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer
  4. Create a DWORD value called DesktopProcess
  5. Give it a value of 1

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