Start windows with no wallpaper, start bar and desktop icons

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QUESTION :

Im using a computer with windows 7 as a digital signage system, all i need to do is to start an app (exe), Id like to disable the start menu, the desktop icons and even replace the wallpaper with a black image, i can do this manually but i will like to have a batch script to this for me, but dont know where to start.

ANSWER :

Try the following commands directly or from a batch file at an elevated command prompt:

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon" /v Shell /d "Drive:Path toMy app.exe" /f
shutdown /f /r /t 0

(Obviously you need to edit the first command to specify the full path to your app.)

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