Remove StartMenuInternet registration after Win XP/Vista is no longer supported

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: rstrong, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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StartMenuInternet is no longer used as of Win7. This is where we store the Application Association Registration information in the registry and that should not be removed. Someone also added info under HKCU which is not supported and should either be removed in this bug or another bug.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd203067(v=vs.85).aspx
OS: Unspecified → Windows
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults (SPAD) still uses StartMenuInternet.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/windows/desktop/cc144162(v=vs.85).aspx
(In reply to Masatoshi Kimura [:emk] from comment #2)
> Set Program Access and Computer Defaults (SPAD) still uses StartMenuInternet.
> https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/windows/desktop/cc144162(v=vs.85).
> aspx
There are no references to the StartMenuInternet registry keys or the Start Menu Internet browser which is displayed in the Start Menu on older systems on that page.

We'll definitely continue to support the functionality that is supported by Win7 and won't remove the functionality that is supported as we have done in the past. For example, if SPAD uses the registry key under StartMenuInternet to determine the default system browser we'll continue to support that. Do you have any specific concerns?
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https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/windows/desktop/cc144162(v=vs.85).aspx#nonms
> Note  Applications must register to appear on this page. For instructions on registering an application, see Registering Programs with Client Types.

"Registering Programs with Client Types" links to https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/windows/desktop/cc144109(v=vs.85).aspx that have a description about StartMenuInternet.
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Thanks!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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