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New File Manager Ribbon and Updated Task Manager

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  • I'm running Win 8 and 7 (dual booting) on my main system which is not touch enabled and like very much what I see so far.  Since my system is not touch enabled I've disabled the Metro UI and spend all of my time in the desktop.  I've noticed that I don't get the "ribbonized" file manager or the enhanced task manager.  Is there anyway I can get them to work with the Metro UI disabled? 
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 5:41 PM

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  • Hi The Elder Geek,

    The new task manager requires shsxs.dll to function properly which is why nothing is showing up.  If you still prefer to stick with your decision to rename the dll, you can workaround this issue by using classic task manager by launching "taskmgr.exe" via the run dialog.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 5:27 AM

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  • If you disabled Metro by changing the registry key of RPEnabled, first re-enable it.

    Then go to C:\Windows\System32\

    Rename shsxs.dll to something else, then log out or restart.

    Just Metro should be disabled now.

     

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:05 PM
  • That worked partially.  I got back the ribbonized file manager but Task Manager is now just a blank.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:45 PM
  • I suggest you run SFC /scannow to see if you have any corrupted system files.

    Click  on Start screen.
    Type: CMD. On the Apps page, click on settings. 

    Click on the Command prompt box.
    At the bottom, click on Advanced.
    Click “Run as Administrator”
    At the Command Prompt, type: sfc /scannow

    This will check for any integrity violations and fix any corrupted operating system files.

    Restart your system.

    KB Article ID: 929833 - How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833


    Let us know if this helps.



    Marilyn
    Friday, October 21, 2011 2:52 AM
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  • Hi The Elder Geek,

    The new task manager requires shsxs.dll to function properly which is why nothing is showing up.  If you still prefer to stick with your decision to rename the dll, you can workaround this issue by using classic task manager by launching "taskmgr.exe" via the run dialog.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 5:27 AM
  • Ni Hao;

    Interesting choice.  Is there some other way to get both the the new file manager and task manager without disabling shshxs.dll?  If not, I guess I'll just switch back and forth occasionally to learn something about both.

     

     

    Friday, October 21, 2011 8:37 PM
  • It ran, said it found and replaced corrupted files, but no change.
    Friday, October 21, 2011 8:57 PM
  • Hi The Elder Geek,

    Sorry, there isn't a way that I am aware of that would do what you want.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:37 PM
  • Hi The Elder Geek,

    Sorry, there isn't a way that I am aware of that would do what you want.

    LOL :)
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:34 AM
  • Put the shsxs.dll back to System32 and Syswow64 folder and set the RPEnabled vlaue to 2.

    Now Win7 Startmenu is back and ribbons, new TM and copy dialog is still there ;)


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:10 PM
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:10 PM
  • On my (32-bit) Windows Developer Preview, setting RPEnabled to 2 disables the Metro UI and the Ribbon too! But new Task Manager remains on.
    Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:27 AM
  • strange I tested this after I installed the DP in September and it worked but now it fails. Maybe an update disabled it.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 3:59 PM