How to fix bogus start menu shortcuts created by .NET Framework 1.1 XP Embedded QFE

There is a known issue with the QFE we released in December 2003 to include the .NET Framework 1.1 for XP Embedded. It creates 2 shortcuts on the start menu that are in Japanese (which may show up as square boxes if you do not have the full set of Japanese fonts and settings included in your embedded image). This will be fixed in the upcoming XP Embedded SP2 release, but in the meantime you can work around this issue by doing the following prior to
building your XP Embedded image:

  1. Locate the file 831558_netfx.inf in your repository
  2. Open it up in a text editor such as notepad
  3. Remove the line starting with ProfileItems in the [netfx_install] section
  4. Save and close the file

If you have built your image but not yet had FBA run on it, you can go to the \Windows\Inf directory and locate the file netfxocm.inf and make the same change described above.