February 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

How to prevent Boot Camp help from launching on first logon to Windows

As part of preparing a Mac Mini/Boot Camp/Windows XP deployment, we needed to prevent the Boot Camp help from running each time a new user logged into the computer.  There are two ways to do this. 
Disclaimer: While I have proven that the content of this post works for me, this information is provided without warranty of any kind. And remember the standard registry editing disclaimer applies. As always, have good backups before changing system settings.

Method 1:

The first is to remove the Apple_KbdMgr entry from the HKLM\…\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key.  This change will affect all users who log on.


Sunday, February 15, 2009