How do I delete the recycle bin as part of an unattended installation.

A. A. The recycle bin is just a registry entry so if we delete the registry entry it will remove the recycle bin.

Create the following in a file remreycl.inf

Signature = "$Windows NT$"

Provider="SavillTech Ltd"

AddReg = AddReg
DelReg = DelReg
UpdateInis = UpdateInis


You should then create a $OEM$ folder in your I386 installation directory and copy the file remreycl.reg into the directory.

If the file cmdlines.txt exists edit it otherwise create it (in the $OEM$ directory) and add the following:

"rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 128 .\remreycl.inf"

TAGS: Windows 8
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