Disable Highlighting Newly Installed Programs On a per installation basis

I'm attempting to package an application that adds the Windows XP highlighting of newly installed applications. But the customer requires that this package, and ONLY this package, not add the highlight as it is an ancillary utility and must not interrupt the user.

I've found a million Google entries on how to permanently disable it globally in the registry but how do I do it to a single installation?
Were/how is this information event kept?

All I need is a nudge in the right direction.

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Posted by: zinthose 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Doubt this would fall under best practice solutions but I was able to develop a work around. [;)]

I used the Windows SetFileTime API to adjust the files created filestamp to 30 days ago and it seams to solve the problem. If anyone fines and documentation on how new installation highlighting is defined / works I would appreciate it.
Posted by: zinthose 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Another interesting side effect to changing the shortcuts file creation date... Setting a files creation date to 30 days in the past also hides it as a seldomly used application.
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