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Having a hard time here with this. Basically at our company we buy budget dell pc's and I have to manually uninstall all of their crap programs and customize everything to our specs. So I wanted to start by automating something as simple as right clicking the start menu, choosing properties, choosing classic start menu, then click ok. I tried creating a script to click 'button1' under window 'program manger' since this is what autoit spy told me the start button was. Did not work. Then I thought if that window is an actual .exe then I can launch it that way, but after many google searches I can't find an .exe thats associated with that "Taskbar and start menu properties" window. I guess I could do a click based on x,y location but i wanted to keep this as simple as possible. Any ideas?

thx

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If you just want a way for simple custom setup of Startmenu properties.

You set can up the startmenu like you want it. Then export the following registry key to file. Then you can use Autoit to run the file. Or manually import the file, via clicking on it.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

:idiot:

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Does this help?

Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & "control.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)
WinWait("Control Panel")
Send("{HOME}")
Send("T")
Sleep(1 * 1000)
Send("{ENTER}")
WinWait("Taskbar and Start Menu Properties")
Send("^{TAB}")
Sleep(.5 *1000)
Send("{DOWN}{ENTER}")
WinClose("Control Panel")
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I tried creating a script to click 'button1' under window 'program manger' since this is what autoit spy told me the start button was. Did not work.

[..]

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

To press the Start button, you can just Send("^{ESC}")

:idiot:

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