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I want to create a Point of Sale type app for a computer for one of my clients. I don't want anyone to be able to do anything else but use that app. No accessing the start screen, no control-alt-delete, nothing. Is there a way to do that using Windows 8 (or possibly in windows 7 where I can have a starting point to figuring it out for windows 8)?

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Set up your application as the Windows shell, as described in the Microsoft document, How to Implement Windows 7 with Embedded Restrictions. You may want to follow the rest of the document to completely lock down the system.

To replace the Windows shell, use the following registry value:

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
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that link doesn't work for me – LordZardeck Oct 14 '12 at 18:36
That would be Microsoft's fault for not implementing https properly. I've fixed the link. – Michael Hampton Oct 14 '12 at 18:38

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