View Full Version : WinXP question: prevent a user from changing wallpaper?
07-13-2004, 01:26 AM
I need to fuck w/ some guys at work. I own their Linux boxes, but freakin' XP has no way (that I know of) to limit even a non-Admin user from changing their wallpaper. Can anyone help?
07-13-2004, 01:28 AM
Tried changing it with MSPAINT?
07-13-2004, 03:06 AM
take a screenshoot of their desktop, erease all the shorcut and put it as a wallpaper and they'll think their pc is frozen, and if their pc has problems and needs to restard frequently do this :
If your co-worker needs to constantly reboot his computer because of crashing applications, why not give him a helping hand with a shortcut that will restart his computer in his Startup folder? Here's how in Windows XP.
Right-click the Start menu.
Select Explore Users.
Navigate to Programs > Startup.
Right-click the file windows and select New > Shortcut.
When the window pops up asking for the location, enter "%windir%system32shutdown.exe -r -t 00."
07-13-2004, 03:10 AM
You can do it in the registry.
Back up before you try this.
No key means have to make one.
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \System
07-13-2004, 07:57 PM
That's great stuff! I'll try that out today.
Now to find a good, embarrasing wallpaper. I'm thinking something homo erotic.
If anyone has any good ideas, let me know!
Assembler's idea works. I still think if the user is clever enough, he can use the "set image as background" option from Internet Explorer. PERahps I should search for a reg change for that.
07-14-2004, 12:15 AM
post a hot shemale background picture as his background in windows xp that is much more freaky ;-)
07-14-2004, 12:17 AM
Use the goatsx pic
07-14-2004, 01:07 AM
Use the goatsx pic
Nah. Just get a .gif animation that flashes PORN FREAK again and again and set it as background.
07-14-2004, 04:06 AM
Use the goatsx pic
For the love of all that is decent and holy, but mostly for my poor eyes, don't bring that up here!! :smt102 :smt009 :smt022
07-14-2004, 09:51 AM
I still have no clue what that is. :)
07-14-2004, 01:44 PM
Apparenlty it was some hermaphidite picture that will scar you for life. Luckily I have never seen it. Tub girl is bad enough :smt022
07-14-2004, 03:54 PM
GaijinPunch, be happy you have never seen it. It will seriously stick in your brain for a long long time. It's a picture of a man (not sure where the hermaphrodite idea came from) bent over facing away from the camera and stretching his arse out to a size that could have possibly accomodated a volleyball. The site that the picture originally appeared on was a bit of a trick - when you navigated to it, you were met with a little warning about how the picture was graphic, yadda yadda yadda, and in the meantime while you were reading this, the picture was loading. In a couple of seconds, as you are still reading this agreement, the picture just pops up to the forefront of the screen and catches you off-guard. Horrifying, at best.
And I won't even go into Tubgirl.... *shudder*
07-14-2004, 07:22 PM
I stick with some Calvin Klein model. :)
Still looking for a reghack to disable the "Set as Wallpaper" from the menu when you right-click an image in IE.
07-14-2004, 07:47 PM
You can't easily overide that.
I would just remove internet explorer
07-15-2004, 12:59 AM
a shemale is a male person who is either a transsexual (a person who feels born in the wrong body and wants to have a change of gender operation) but it can also be the males in brazil who looks and talks like dames and the only difference is the penis they are having
so that could shock the person if set a picture like that as a background.
07-15-2004, 01:16 AM
It's actually goatse.cx
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