Originally Posted by lockdown571
Yep, it's absurdly easy to setup. Decreases your boot time, decreases the chance of rogue notifications interrupting you, makes everything seem more polished, etc. I honestly don't understand why anyone using a Windows 7 HTPC isn't using shell mode.
Question, since it seems you have some experience with this. Last night I was attempting to adjust the Nvidia control panel settings. Well when running shell mode as above, I could not right click the desktop to open the panel. So I opened the task manager, and ran a new task explorer.exe. The result of this was a file browser window opened. Problem was I had expected the start bar, and other windows GUI elements, including background to come back. For whatever the reason they did not. How do I bring back the normal GUI if needed temporarily?
I've tried searching online but haven't found it. If it was supposed to do this, it could be because my OS is not validated but I don't know that for sure as I don't have much experience operating the computer this way. (I'm a technet user and was too lazy to go get the key at the time of installation (been in use for a while, not sure if a full month))
Apprecaite the info.
PS. I did get to the Nvidia Control panel, just had to manually find the file to open the panel since I had no GUI access