How to remove Search and File Explorer from the taskbar on Windows 11 with NTLite?

crypticus

Well-Known Member
U can backup your startmenu layout and load it back. it will also backup taskbar layout and load it back......

u may try tools like backup start menu layout v1.5 etc... it will save your config and you can manually put it in iso via ntlite by exploring mounted content.
 

Windows 10 User

Active Member
U can backup your startmenu layout and load it back. it will also backup taskbar layout and load it back......

u may try tools like backup start menu layout v1.5 etc... it will save your config and you can manually put it in iso via ntlite by exploring mounted content.

Could you tell me how to do the former?
 

crypticus

Well-Known Member
Backup and restore your start.bin, path is:
...Users\Default\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\

Backup and restore this reg, path is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount]
 

Windows 10 User

Active Member
Backup and restore your start.bin, path is:
...Users\Default\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\

Backup and restore this reg, path is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount]

There's no Packages folder on the C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local and how can I integrate start.bin and the reg key with NTLite?
 
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crypticus

Well-Known Member
Del /F /S /Q /A "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*" >Nul 2>&1
Reg Delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband /F >Nul 2>&1
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
How can I integrate the bat file with NTLite?
Good question. The first Line is a straight up command to delete someting so that can got into setupcomplete on ntlite Post Setup page.
The second line is for HKCU so that cant go into setupcomplete because setup runs as System, no user account has been created so it would have to be a registry file for the ntlite registry page. I can convert reg to bat but not bat to reg. Cant help on that bit im afraid.
 

crypticus

Well-Known Member
just add it to setupcomplete.cmd or to postsetup page in ntlite. for gods sake you are ntlite user and know everything.
 

garlin

Moderator
Staff member
The second line is for HKCU so that cant go into setupcomplete because setup runs as System, no user account has been created so it would have to be a registry file for the ntlite registry page. I can convert reg to bat but not bat to reg. Cant help on that bit im afraid.

OOBE pass has created the primary user before it runs SetupComplete, but as you noted -- current user is SYSTEM.
See here for a working answer.
 
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