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Is there a way to disable Utility Manager (WinKey+U) in WinXP? If so, then how do I do it?
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Go to your system32 folder and find utilman.exe. Rename it to something else (such as _Utilman.exe) and you should be unable to use this shortcut.
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Go to your system32 folder and find utilman.exe. Rename it to something else (such as _Utilman.exe) and you should be unable to use this shortcut.
I was afraid to do that, but of course it worked perfectly as always. Thank you.

For anyone reading this to find out the answer, I want to share that I renamed it utilmantemp.ex_ to give me peace of mind.
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Just curious, what does utility manager do and why would you disable it?
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It has something to do with accessibility. I wanted to disable it because I prefer to shut down using the keyboard. You see, I disabled the welcome screen so I could have that cool combo box of choices when I press WinKey, then U, then Enter (that is, if I wish to use my last choice, which is almost always Restart. And if it's not, then I just press R after U, and then hit enter).

So, the Utility Manager is annoying.
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