Start your desktop as a separate process

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Tweak #28 - march 27, 2002

When one of your explorer windows crashes, all of explorer has to be restarted. Windows does this automatically, but it can have some undesired effects. For example icons in the system tray (left of the clock in the taskbar) might disappear.

This tweak instructs windows to start a separate process that holds the desktop and the taskbar.


This Windows setting seems to be a bit buggy. See Knwledge Base article Q010502.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:


Look for the following value:


If it doesn't exist, create it as a REG_DWORD value.

Set the value to 1.

Download reg file

Download tweak28.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak28_restore.reg