I have a PC where I'm only running one application. I would like to prevent explorer.exe from being loaded on startup. I've read that one could change the registry entry in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" -> Shell"="" but unfortunately that absolutely doesn't work.
I tried manually to terminate explorer.exe, then replace it with an .exe that does nothing. That solution isn't great because in this case the logon cosumes approx 2-3 minutes (even-though without explorer). I guess there is a timeout period set up somewhere and the logon is using that time to find explorer.exe. Don't get me wrong: I do not want to remove explorer.exe from my system, I just want to remove it from the startup (logon) sequence. I know that it is possible as I have already seen it. For maintenance purposes one could manually restart explorer.exe via task manager.
Could anyone help me out, please?
Thanks in advance