How to add custom registry keys to the Windows Embedded / ThinPC Registry Filter

When running Windows Embedded Standard 7 or Windows ThinPC with the Enhanced Write Filter (volume based protection) or File Based Write Filter (File based protection) enabled, the system returns to its original state upon every reboot. This is a good thing, but as always there are exceptions, one of them is Antivirus Software. When after a reboot a system is reset to its original state, it means that any changes such as the installation of Read More …

Pending FileRename Operations

When installing Applications or operating system hotfixes the installation process sometimes requires replacing or deleting files that are in use, if that is the case these files can only be replaced or deleted during the next system reboot. When you plan to install multiple applications in a row you can run into the situation where an application cannot be installed due to a pending FileRename operation from a previous application installation. So if you plan Read More …

Extending Wallpaper search locations

When opening the “Change Desktop Background” Control Panel Windows by default uses the “Windows Desktop Backgrounds” picture location which is the content stored under C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper In addition to the Windows Desktop Backgrounds location Windows also let you choose a Wallpaper from other locations such as the Picture Library, Top Rated Photos, Solid Colors or you can simply browse and select a Wallpaper that is stored anywhere on your computer.   But there is another option, Read More …

ToolTip: Application Paths Editor

The Application Paths Editor allows you to add, edit and remove Application Paths. Setting an application path for your favorite application or script allows you to run the application directly from the “Run” dialog at the Start Menu. So assume you have a script called “HelloApp.vbs” which is stored under C:\Program Files\HelloApp without having set an Application Path, you would have to navigate to the scripts folder or type the full path to launch the Read More …