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Win 2000 default entry on Shutdown menu

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The shutdown dialog on Windows 2000 (and XP with classic logoff) always annoyed me because Windows would remember the entry you chose previously.

See http://www.autoitscript.com/fileman/users/public/CyberSlug/ShutdownDialog.png if you have no idea what I am talking about.

I've looked a long time for a registry hack that make the dialog always default to "Shutdown" being selected... With the help of RegShot, I've finally found a solution. Put the following script in your Startup folder:

Note: This script requires an AutoIt version that contains the RegEnum function.

; If you know the key specific to your system, you would not need RegEnum
; For an EXAMPLE, here's my sytem:
;   RegWrite("HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1801674531-920026266-839522115-1003\_
;     Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer",_
;     "Shutdown Setting", "REG_DWORD", 0)

$value = 2
#cs -- Possible values (in order as the appear in the combo box):
     -- If you set value to 64 but your system does not support hibernate, I think "standby" is set
 1 = logoff (also 8 and 32)
 2 = shutdown (also 0)
 4 = restart
16 = standby
64 = hibernate

$key = getUserKey() & "\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer"
RegWrite ( "keyname", "Shutdown Setting", "REG_DWORD", $value)

Func getUserKey()
  Local $i = 0
     $i = $i + 1
     $x = RegEnumKey ( "HKEY_USERS", $i)
  Until StringLen($x) > 16 And Not StringInstr($x, "classes")
  Return  "HKEY_USERS\" & $x
Edited by CyberSlug

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I see that you don't have a solution for the user key.

Here it is:

- Replace HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1801674531-920026266-839522115-1003 with HKEY_CURRENT_USER

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