Replace explorer.exe as the default application program

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SharanyaSarkar Posts 1 Registration date Monday January 19, 2015 Status Member Last seen January 19, 2015 - Jan 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 20, 2015 at 08:18 PM
Hello,
My question is how can we replace explorer.exe as the default application program after booting in Windows 7. Actually working on a student validation software for my college lab, so need that software file to open first for the identification of the student before he gets to the desktop.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,834
Jan 20, 2015 at 08:18 PM
a quick search found this possible solution:

Try changing the shell value in the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon


Change it to start your application instead of starting explorer.exe.
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