Windows 2000 Explorer Shell Options

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

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The Explorer shell registries of Windows NT and Windows 2000 share most in common. This tip points to tips in my Windows NT registry section which have been updated to note the compatibility between these two version of NT.

Create separate threads for Explorer
Prevent Explorer from restoring open apps at reboot
Automatically restart Explorer if it crashes

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