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Program Manager
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 2 | Rating:
Program Manager

WIN XP includes a re-written PROGRAM MANAGER, for backward compatibility with all previous WINDOWS versions.

1. Start/run/progman.exe
2. This will open the Program Manager window, and you can then drag and drop your favorite programs onto it.
Some programs will not show the correct icon, so you will have to select the MS DOS icon, and FILE/PROPERTIES/ Change ICON,
Browse to the program which you just added, and select its icon. You can also chose any icon you wish -
There are may icons stored in /WINDOWS/System32/shell32.dll file.
3. Create new program groups to keep your applications organized.
4. Add Progman.exe to your Startup group to automatically start it each time you boot-up.

PROGMAN.EXE runs at a HIGH priority so it is always available with a click on the task bar.
Make your desktop look and feel exactly like the easy-to-use WN 3.1 interface!

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I cannot get "progman.exe" started :(
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    yeah, i cant get progman.exe to run, why's that? it works in another computer argh
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i cannot run it either. I am using xp home. My xp pro machine will run it, so perhaps this is the answer.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    boogers
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Runnng XP Pro SP2, and progman.exe won't load. The version from W98SE loads but won't create shortcuts. ARGH!
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I can't get it to run on windows xp home edition
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    For SP2, you can still find PROGMAN in the C:WINDOWS$NtServicePackUninstall$ directory. Copy it out of there and it works.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sorry guys & gals, but if you're using Windows XP, service pack 2, you won't be able to use progman.exe. It was disabled in SP2, and will be for Vista, and Microsoft is moving on, considering how old it it has become.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesnt work
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    They deleted the program!
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by Tgunda)
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    The working progman.exe file can be found in the i386 folder of the WinXP or WinXP SP1 CD as the compressed progman.ex_ file. Expand it with expand.exe from the same folder. Copy it to the c:windows folder and enjoy it.
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Good, but there should be a note that it does not work on XP SP2 machines. (Microsoft disabled it...)
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by Shane Cauley Wyoming)
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    Shane Cauley Cheyenne Said: progman.exe!!! I love it but it doesn't work
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DOES NOT WORK
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I cannot update adobe reader because it says PROGRAM MANAGER is using files. PROGRAM MANAGER won't run and now I'm told it's disabled by service pack 2. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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