JSI Tip 5975. How can I add the Start menu 'Help and Support', Search', and 'Run' functions to my Windows XP desktop?

To add icons to your Windows XP desktop for the Start menu Help and Support, Search, and 'Run functions:

1. Copy /Paste the following to a DTHSR.reg file. You can omit any of the keys/values that you wish:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\\{2559A1F0-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0\}\]
@="Search"

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\\{2559A1F1-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0\}\]
@="Help and Support"

\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\\{2559A1F3-21D7-11D4-BDAF-00C04F60B9F0\}\]
@="Run"

2. Merge the DTHSR.reg file with the registry or run regedit /s DTHSR.reg.

3. Right-click the desktop and press Refresh.

NOTE: To effect all users of this computer, use the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER. You will have to restart for this setting to take effect.



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