WINSelect Standard Feature History

8.1 (February 2016)

Windows 10 features that WINselect now allows you to control:
1) Hiding Windows Action Center.
2) Blocking Start Menu items:
– Control Panel
– Settings
– File Explorer
– Lock
– Sign out
– Most used
– Programs and Tiles on right-hand side of Start Menu panel
– Run
– Shut down
– Start Button Context Menu
– Taskbar and Start Menu
– Store Metro App
– Cortana
3) Limiting functionality:
– Uninstall of apps
– Pinning of apps to Taskbar
– Right-click on tiles and customization of Start Screen


8.0 (March 2015)

  • Control Windows 8/8.1 Charms – Block the Windows 8 Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings Charms.
  • Control the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen – The following options are available to control the user experience:
    • Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Application Bar
    • Disable the Windows 8/8.1 Task Switching Bar
    • Disable the right-click on Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen tiles
    • Disable the uninstall of Windows 8/8.1 apps.
    • Disable the pinning of Windows 8/8.1 apps to the Taskbar
    • Prevent customization of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen
  • Boot to Desktop – Option to always boot to Desktop, instead of the Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen.
  • Disable Start Button Context menu – Disable the context menu that appears on right-clicking the Start Button in Windows 8.1.
  • Disable Internet Explorer Address Bar – Disable the Address Bar in Internet Explorer 9.X onwards (In Windows 8/8.1, the address bar can be blocked in the desktop version of Internet Explorer only).

7.60 (February 2014)

•   Support for Windows 8.1
•   Support for Internet Explorer 11


7.50 (May 2013)

•   Support for Windows 8.
•   Support for Firefox up to version 20
•   Support for Internet Explorer up to version 10 (metro Internet Explorer not supported).
•   Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.



•    Support for Internet Explorer 9.



•    Support for 64-bit Operating Systems.



•    No new features—version number change to keep the build number in sync with WINSelect Enterprise.



•    Simplified Chinese localization added.



•    Support for Windows 7.



•    Support for Microsoft Office 2007.

•    Support for logon scripts.

•    Visual indication of menu recording status.

•    Fast enable/disable via system tray icon shortcuts.

•    Countdown timer that indicates the remaining user session time.

•    Indicator that shows if printing is or is not allowed as well as the number of remaining pages from the printing quota.

•    Warning message can be shown a pre-set number of minutes before the user session expires.

•    Increased control over user session codes.

•    Improved session code generation for increased readability.



•   No new features—version number change to keep the build number in sync with WINSelect Enterprise.



•    Logoff / Logon is not required while applying WINSelect parameters.



•    Installation file is now an EXE and is therefore localized in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.


Version 7.0

First release of WINSelect 7.x.


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