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Windows Xp Registry Tips & Tweaks

Windows Xp Registry Tips & Tweaks

Windows Xp Registry Tips & Tweaks

Download this Reg 
fileAdd 'Disk Cleanup' on Right Click of a Drive

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellDisk Cleanupcommand]
@="cleanmgr.exe /d %1"

 

Download this Reg 
fileAllow Internet Explorer 7 to open direct links to swf files

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainFeatureControlFEATURE_BLOCK_LMZ_SCRIPT]
"iexplore.exe"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileAre you getting 'Low Disk Space Notification' ? This Disables Low Diskspace

Warnings

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileClassic Search, Full Path In Title Bar And Address Bar. This allows you to

disable the new Search Assistant Dog and use the traditional search interface

in Windows Explorer

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerCabinetState]
"FullPath"=dword:00000000
"FullPathAddress"=dword:00000001
"Use Search Asst"="no"
"Settings"=hex:0c,00,02,00,1b,01,e7,77,60,00,00,00

 

Download this Reg 
fileClear 'Recent Documents' on Log off

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPolicies

Explorer]
"ClearRecentDocsOnExit"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileChange Drive Icon (You have to change the C below to the drive you want

to change)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

ExplorerDriveIconsCDefaultIcon]
""="c:somefoldericon.ico"

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable the Turn off computer button on the Welcome screen

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

PoliciesSystem]
"shutdownwithoutlogon"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable USB Autorun to Save PC from USB Viruses

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionIniFileMappingAutorun.inf]
@="@SYS:DoesNotExist"

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Automatic Restart in the event of a System Crash / BSOD

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCrashControl]
"AutoReboot"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable The Windows XP Desktop Cleanup Wizard (Unused Desktop Shortcuts)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerDesktop

CleanupWiz]
"NoRun"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Remote Registry Service (Remote users to modify registry settings

on your computer. Now registry can be modified only by users on your computer)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesRemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:00000004

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisables Windows Take A Tour Bubble Popup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionAppletsTour]
"RunCount"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDo you want to Speedup the Windows XP Start Menu?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktop]
"MenuShowDelay"="2"

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisables Preview (Thumbnails) of Movie File Formats (Allowing You To

Move/Rename/Delete without Errors)

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.aviShellEx]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.mpgShellEx]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.mpeShellEx]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.mpegShellEx]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.movShellEx]

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable the Unread Mail Message on the Welcome Screen

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUnreadMail]
"MessageExpiryDays"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Compress Old Files (This is useful when Disk Cleanup Tool Stops

Responding While Compressing Old Files)

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

ExplorerVolumeCachesCompress old files]

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisabling the File Association Web Service (when you click on unknon file it

displays 'Windows can not open this file, ... Use the web service to find the

appropriate program / Select from the Program list')

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

policiesExplorer]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Automatic Restart in the event of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlCrashControl]
"AutoReboot"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Shutdown Event Tracker (Shutdown Speedup)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows NTReliability]
"ShutdownReasonOn"=dword:00000000
"ShutdownReasonUI"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable the NTFS Last Access Time Stamp update

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlFileSystem]
"NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Automatic Image Re-Size in Internet Explorer

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain]
"Enable AutoImageResize"="no"

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Media Player EULA

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsMediaPlayer]
"GroupPrivacyAcceptance"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisplay Drive Letters first in 'My Computer'

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004

 

Download this Reg 
fileDon't Group Similar Taskbar Buttons

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer

Advanced]
"TaskbarGlomming"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer

Advanced]
"TaskbarGlomming"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Recent Documents History

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoRecentDocsHistory"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileDisable Tracking of Broken Shortcut Links

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileEmpty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser Is Closed

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

Internet SettingsCache]
"Persistent"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

Internet SettingsCache]
"Persistent"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileExtract MSI Files by right click

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesMsi.PackageshellUnpack MSIcommand]
@="msiexec.exe /a "%1" /qb TARGETDIR="%1-Unpacked""


Download this Reg 
fileHave you ever wanted to Rename Recycle Bin ? This Tweak Allows Renaming

of Recycle Bin

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:50,01,00,20
"CallForAttributes"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileLaunch Windows Desktop in a Separate Process (Internet Explorer and Windows

Explorer don't crash together)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer]
"DesktopProcess"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileModifying the Disk Check Autochk.exe Time-out (Scandisk Delay)

Value from 10 seconds to 3 Seconds

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager]
"AutoChkTimeOut"=dword:00000003

 

Download this Reg 
fileMaximize Your Internet Explorer's Simultaneous Downloads From 2 to

10 Connections

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings]
"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:0000000a
"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:0000000a

 

Download this Reg 
fileOpen Explorer From My Computer or Any Folder (Power users love this)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTFoldershell]
@="explore"

 

 Download this Reg 
filePrevents Internet Explorer windows from being reused

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain]
"AllowWindowReuse"=dword:00000000

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemoves the Recent Documents from the Start menu. The system saves

a shortcut to each of the non-program files the user opened most recently, and

it displays the shortcuts on the Recent Documents.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoRecentDocsMenu"=dword:00000001

 

 Download this Reg 
fileRemove the Queue-it-up, Burn to CD right click options on Windows Media Player files.

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{8DD448E6-C188-4aed-AF92-44956194EB1F}]

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemoves Sign up with Passport Wizard when trying to sign in MSN Messenger First time

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsPassport]
"RegistrationCompleted"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove 'Shortcut To ...' Prefix when you create new Shortcut

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer]
"link"=hex:00,00,00,00

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove Shared Documents folders from My Computer System Folder

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

ExplorerMyComputerNameSpaceDelegateFolders{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}]

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove Arrow Overlay from Desktop Shortcuts

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile]
"IsShortcut"=-

 

 Download this Reg 
fileRemove "Links" Folder From Favorites

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar]
"Locked"=dword:00000001
"LinksFolderName"=""

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove Shared Documents

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

PoliciesExplorer]
"NoSharedDocuments"=dword:00000001

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove More Themes Online... from Themes Dropdown Box

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

ThemesDownloadSites]

 

Download this Reg 
fileRemove Language Bar from Taskbar

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{540D8A8B-1C3F-4E32-8132-530F6A502090}]
@="Language bar"
"MenuTextPUI"="@%SystemRoot%System32msutb.dll,-325"

 

Download this Reg 
fileShow Detailed Information in Device Manager (can display old/removed

hardware drivers)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession Manager

Environment]
"DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS"=dword:00000001
"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

 

Download this Reg 
fileSpeed up Network Browsing by Removing Network Scheduled

Tasks

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

ExplorerRemoteComputerNameSpace{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]

 

Download this Reg 
fileThis adds 'Command Prompt here' on Right Click Menu (When you right

click on a Drive/Folder)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellCommand Prompt Here]
@="Command &Prompt Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellCommand Prompt Herecommand]
@="cmd.exe /k cd %1 "
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellCommand Prompt Here]
@="Command &Prompt Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshellCommand Prompt Herecommand]
@="cmd.exe /k cd %1 "
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellCommand Prompt Here]
@="Command &Prompt Here"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellCommand Prompt Herecommand]
@="cmd.exe "%1""

 

 Download this Reg 
fileWindows Explorer Crashes When Opening Folder Containing avi/video files

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSystemFileAssociations.avishellexPropertyHandler]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}InProcServer32]