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Windows XP Pro - Force UK Settings

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I need to have the Regional Settings default to UK when a new user logs into a laptop.

Closing the Language bar too if thats posable.

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Question by:Bransby-IT
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ErwindeVries earned 500 total points
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1. Log in as local administrator
2. Delete ALL profiles EXCEPT the local and domain administrator, Default
User and All Users (may have to show hidden files). Reboot if an ntuser file
in use error appears, and then proceed with the deletions
3. Log in as domain administrator (or an administrative user other than
local administrator)
4. Go into the control panel and change ALL regional/locale/keyboard
features to the selected country, and apply to the current and default user
profile
5. Reboot PC
6. Log in as local administrator - copy the profile logged in under as in
step 3
7. Rename the Default User profile (.old or something), rename the copied
profile from step 6 to Default User
8. Log in under the same profile as in step 3
9. Run the savesettings.reg file from the URL
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm (Line 30. Windows XP Doesn't
Save User Settings)
10. Reboot PC
11. Log in as a non-administrative user and test by use!

Hope this will work for you.
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by:Bransby-IT
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So will this create them a profile of there own but useing the default profile we have just created.   This will allow them to change there own settings?
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They will not be able to change the settings. The settings you create at step 4 will be default.
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dear,  
         please restore the system  before the date
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by:Bransby-IT
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ErwindeVries: Do you mean I have to delete the Dfault Users & All Users?
i have tryed to delete all users but it tells me it is needed.

Nice-Ghaza: Sorry what do you mean by that?
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tHANKS GREAT ANSWER WORKED LIKE A DREAM.
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