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Another Vista question...

By boxfiddler Moderator ·
has anyone installed TweakUI for Vista? It's gonna take me awhile to learn file locations, what can I stop at msconfig, etc...
I love this tool for XP, but am wondering if it's any good in its newest incarnation.
Also, I have read that TweakUI for XP works in Vista. Does anyone have any experience with that?

Seeking testimonials!
Thanks.


http://www.totalidea.com/product.php?Product=TweakVI

edit: add another I like in XP - XQXSetup.

http://www.x-setup.net/downloads/home.asp?lang=EN

Any experience here?

Needy, ain't I?


Man, who knew you guys were gonna thrash me!

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Nope havent done it

by The Scummy One In reply to Another Vista question...

Personally, I try to avoid my Vista system as much as I can. However stupid problems keep popping up making me work on it

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I've been fiddling in this one

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Nope havent done it

for about a week now. I still have to find where certain things are located... I've got a bunch of that stuff copied and pasted to Word, but I burned it all to disc and dumped it. So I have to root through my data CD's, too.
I want to kill a bunch of startup stuff, get rid of the stupid arrow on shortcuts, etc... Minor tweaks all, but this is a monster rather unlike XP or 2K in which I'm comfy.
PPPM.

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I never worried about arrows

by The Scummy One In reply to I've been fiddling in thi ...

on shortcuts myself. The startup options should still be in the same places, right?
Does msconfig work in Vista (I thought it did). I also thought the run keys were still in the same place in the registry.

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I'm obsessed.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I never worried about arr ...

I hate the stupid things.
I'm a registry wuss.

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Since Win95 -- Win2k

by The Scummy One In reply to I'm obsessed.

I spent a lot of time learning and messing with the registry. Not as much in XP, but then I added the MMC and group policy (changes the registry).

Vista, I try to avoid -- but I did just put up my Mandriva box to replace the now dead PCLOS box. SUSE11 pissed me off a few times so I gave up on SUSE all together now.
Mandriva 09 seems to be cruising along just fine. I just hate that the sata drives appear as sda drives -- just to confuse me when I plug in externals

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Come on Boxie

by Jacky Howe In reply to Another Vista question...

where's your sense of adventure. You don't have to install more bloatware than needed. Use the Registry to make your changes.

The only time that I ever load a tweak program is to modify Registry Keys. Then I use something like RegSnap to find the modified Keys. Then it is uninstalled. I prefer to control Registry settings especially when I know where they are. There are a lot of sites out there here is an example.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/vista/vista_registry_tweaks.htm

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My sense of adventure

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Come on Boxie

is ok. My time is lacking. I just picked up another day at my newest job. I work 4 jobs now.
I just want this thing tweaked as fast as possible. When I have some time, hopefully between spring and summer semesters, I'll explore the registry somewhat.
Been using RegTweakers above for years! Lots easier, and safer, for those of us who tend to sometimes click on the wrong thing.
I've trashed my machines a few times cuz the cat jolted me as I clicked.

Sure, make me feel guilty, and after you were so nice to forward that newsletter, too.

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My reasoning

by Jacky Howe In reply to :D My sense of adventure

is that you are learning about the Registry as you go and getting more familiar with it. I normally save the Registry tweaks to a text file and they are there when I need them. Just imagine an update to the registry on 200 PC's, I don't think that I would be going to each PC to install a tweaker.

If you decide to test it and it doesn't work out reset the Registry back to normal before you remove it.

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I like that -- hide a folder

by The Scummy One In reply to Come on Boxie

from the indexer. Hmmm, too bad it wont hide it from everything except me...

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