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Streamlineing Win2000 Professional

By heresmarty ·
I am new Win2k Prof user,..my new PC. I want to remove things I dont use as I did with Win98,...Games, Wall paper,..aplications I will never use and so forth

What can I safely remove from my non network desktop system without creating havoc yet streamlining my system?.

Is there a website that offers these tips or can I not do this with win2k Professional

Thanks to all who respond. Email me at
heresmarty@yahoo.com

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by OTL In reply to Streamlineing Win2000 Pro ...

If you do not have adminstrator capabilities, there is a great deal you can not do.

The POWER users can delete files that will not effect windows, the restricted users basically can not do anything. The adminstrators can pretty much do any thing they want. Which group are you in?

Pretty much anything you remove will not affect the network, UNLESS your computer is set up to act as a server. If you are not in the IS/IT goup then consult them to approve removal of programs/files. Otherwise you are in the wrong position.

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by brian In reply to Streamlineing Win2000 Pro ...

You can checking your system startup programs and delete them if you don't use them. For example I installed a cable modem and had 4 programs added to start up - I need none of them. My cd burner added 3 programs - None of them need to load at start.
Here is where the Start Programs are located in the registry-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I suggest backing up the registry branch before deleting the keys.
To do this open regedit and then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
select registry from the file menu
Select Export
Choose Selected Branch

You can view these programs without opening the registry by loading Start Menu\accesories\system tools\system information
Then choose software environment/startup programs
Hope this helps.
Happy hunting!

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by Ann777 In reply to Streamlineing Win2000 Pro ...

You can download TWEAKUI for win2k or use the registry edits or use Mike Lin's Start Up control panel utility.

TWEAKUI can be downloaded from www.downlad.com.

Registry edits can be found at HKEY LOCAL MACHINE, SOFTWARE, MICROSOFT, WINDOWS,CURRENT VERSION, then look in RUN, RUN ONCE, and SERVICES. Just delete the entries you don't need.

A better solution is Mike Lin's Start UP Control Panel. This is a great program that will make it as easy as msconfig, and it's free. Find it here:

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

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by Ann777 In reply to Streamlineing Win2000 Pro ...

that was www.download.com for TWEAKUI

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