I have a Psion Teklogix running on a windows platform. I wish to deactivate or hide some programs, such as games, that are included within the OS of the device.
Surely there is a way to do this!
Good morning danlev11 and Welcome to the Psion Community!
As a start, let me bring the following article to your attention:Knowledge » Knowledge Base » Blocking Windows Mobile Applications - HOW TO?
Thanks for the answer Jacques, I've read the documentation suggested... now, I'm wondering how to access the registry.
Our Windows Mobile devices come with a Registry Editor, which is located within the TweakIt Settings utility.
To access it, click Start è Settings è System è TweakIT Settings and finally click the Registry Editor tabulation.
Alternatively, feel ftree to use the Microsoft Remote Registry Editor or any other 3rd part registry editor such as the one recommended here.
I've added the two keys in the registry
DisallowRun REG_DWORD 1
"1" REG_SZ "BubbleBreaker.exe"
"2" REG_SZ "Jawbreaker.exe"
"3" REG_SZ "Solitare.exe"
Still can access these games, even after shutting down and restarting the machine
Any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?
Could the problem come from the fact that in the «Blocking Windows Mobile Applications - HOW TO?» article, a leading space character was accidentally added in front of the subkey name DisallowRun?
This said, in case it helps, I am attaching to this note a CAB file, which upon execution will automatically add the below keys to the registry
[HKLM\Security\Policies\Shell]"DisallowRun" REG_DWORD 1
[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun]"1" REG_SZ "Jawbreaker.exe""2" REG_SZ "Solitare.exe""3" REG_SZ "BubbleBreaker.exe"
Just Pain No Games.cab (compressed)
Please let me know how it goes from your end?
For your information, I just gave this CAB file a try for the sake of sanity and as depicted below got the expected result:
I do hope this helps.Kind regards,
& Note: I went ahead and edited the article to remove this leading space character.
I don't want to sound like an idiot but I have no idea how to run that .cab file on the device
Please copy the file to the target device, open up File Explorer, locate the CAB file and simply double-click it.
I plug in the device in its holder, using explorer, I copied the .cab file in the main folder and double clicked the file from that point. Remove the device from the holder and tried to access a game. Still didn't work!!!
Is there a specific folder I copied the file to?
Sorry for the numerous posting...
Can you please confirm you went through the below steps after copying the CAB file to your handheld device?
& The destination folder is irrelevant. This said, for the remaining of this exercise, I will assume the CAB file has been copied to the handheld device \Temp folder.
It works... can't access the Bubble Breaker but it doesn't work for Solitare
As I can't reproduce the issue from my end, can I please ask you to contact your local Psion Technical Support Help Desk at 1-800-387-8898 for further assistance?
Thank you for your attention.Kind regards,
One more thing, can you please use the Registry Editor of your choice and provide me the information found in the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\:MSSOLITAIRE] key?
Does the "0" entry read "solitare.exe" ?
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\:MSSOLITAIRE]"0" REG_SZ "solitare.exe""1" REG_SZ "Solitaire""2" REG_DWORD 2"3" REG_DWORD 0
If not, what does it read?