Unlock Windows 7 Taskbar
As you know, Windows 7 Pre-Beta M3 Build 6801 was leaked earlier on torrents and can be downloaded. But unfortunately, the build that was distributed among the PDC attendees, did not had the new taskbar and its features.
Rafael from WithinWindows has found that these features are not enabled, and can be unlocked on a domain and username basis. But thanks to Rafael, we can now have them enabled on Windows 7 almost like what you saw at PDC 08.
Follow the steps below to enable it the new Windows 7 taskbar.
- takeown /f %windir%\explorer.exe
- cacls %windir%\explorer.exe /E /G MyUserName:F (replacing MyUserName with your username)
- taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
- cd %windir%
- start unlockProtectedFeatures.exe
After changing the protected feature lock state, you can re-launch the shell by clicking the Launch button.