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    What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

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    by unclerob ·

    Most of us have opened up regedit (or similar registry tool) at least once and made some modification or change to fix or tweak a particular windows setting. What is your favorite windows registry tweak/hack?

    I’ll start off by listing a few registry tweaks I’ve tested & used in the past with success.

    It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyways) that changes to the windows registry must be done with extreme caution. Careless changes can make Windows operate strangely (even more than how it normally operates!) or cause it to stop working altogether. Back up your windows registry before you do anything:
    Click Start, Run, type regedit, and press to open the windows registry editor. Then choose My Computer in the folder pane on the left, click File, Export, give the file a name, and select a location to store it (preferably on a CD-RW or other type of removable media). The resulting file may be huge, and restoring your registry from it may take a while. WinXP’s system restore utility also makes regular system restore points but having an additional registry backup doesn’t hurt.

    That being said, I look forward to the various windows registry tweaks/hacks that everyone else has used with great success. Please make sure to provide the full reg key and brief description of the change it makes/advantage it provides to windows.

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    • #3231504

      Speed up Disk Cleanup with this registry tweak…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Navigate to
      HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\volumecaches

      – delete the compress old files key (export the key first if you would like to restore this function afterwards)

      This registry tweak speeds up the time it takes for Disk Cleanup to work. I have personally experienced that disk cleanup can take a very long time to scan the harddrive, removing the above compress old files key will stop windows from calculating the amount of space it would save if you compressed old files which speeds up the disk cleanup alot! I got this from another TR member in a another discussion – it’s awesome!!!

    • #3231503

      Speed up windows xp start menu appearance with this tweak…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      A simple Registry tweak can speed up your Start menu and its submenus:

      Navigate to
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop (the last word may appear as ‘desktop’).

      Double-click the MenuShowDelay icon on the right, and change ‘Value data’ from its default of 400 (milliseconds) to something speedier, like 0.

      Alternatively, you can slow the menu down to 4000 milliseconds (4 seconds) if the menu appears too quickly to suit you.

      – I got this tweak from PC World magazine

    • #3231500

      Resize your wallpaper…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Resize Your Wallpaper

      If you just switched to a wide-screen monitor, your desktop wallpaper image may no longer look right, or maybe you just want to make a small adjustment to it. For more-granular control of your wallpaper’s placement,

      navigate to
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop

      double-click the WallpaperOriginX icon in the right pane. (If you don’t see this icon, right-click in this pane, choose New, String Value, type WallpaperOriginX to name the value, and press .) Type a number (in pixels) for the starting horizontal position of your wallpaper’s left edge, and press . Now double-click the WallpaperOriginY icon (create it if necessary as explained above) and enter a number for the starting vertical position of the image’s top edge. If your wallpaper image is larger than the screen, type a negative number (for example, -200) to push the picture’s top or left edge off the screen.

      To test the effect, first minimize the Registry Editor (and any other open window), right-click the desktop, choose Properties, and click OK or Apply to refresh the wallpaper placement. Repeat these steps as needed until the wallpaper is positioned correctly.

      The settings work whether you’ve set your wallpaper to be centered, tiled, or stretched.

      – I got this tweak from PC World magazine

    • #3231498

      Find every file type when performing a search in Windows…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      When you search for a file in Windows (choose Start, Search, For Files or Folders, or press in any Explorer or folder window to open the search pane), Windows searches only for file types it recognizes. Files that aren’t listed in the ‘Registered file types’ list are ignored (to view this list, open Explorer, choose Tools, Folder Options, and click the File Types tab). So while ‘Read_Me.xyz’ may be a perfectly good file name to you, Windows pays it no mind because of the unrecognized ‘.xyz’ file extension.

      To fix this, navigate to
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

      Double-click the FilterFilesWithUnknownExtensions icon in the right pane, change the 0 in the ‘Value data’ box to 1, and press .

      – I got this tweak from PC World magazine…

      • #3199237

        Find every file type at search

        by invisibleboss ·

        In reply to Find every file type when performing a search in Windows…

        I dont actually see the “point” in this tweek.

        If open the “search dialog”, and type NOTHING in the “name field”, Windows list ALL files in the search path.

        Or did I miss something here?

        • #3277255

          windows only looks for registered file types…

          by unclerob ·

          In reply to Find every file type at search

          if you had file named file.xyz,
          windows file search wouldn’t locate it because file type .xyz is not a registered file type.
          Windows searches only for file types it recognizes. Files that aren’t listed in the ‘Registered file types’ list are ignored.

          Using the reg hack provided, windows would look for every file, regardless of file type.

          It’s not something that everyone will use but it’s nice to know you can force windows to do something it should have done by default in the first place.

    • #3231495

      Re-Title Internet Explorer…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      By default, Internet Explorer’s title bar shows the name of the Web site you’re viewing, followed by “Microsoft Internet Explorer”–or in some cases, your company’s name or the name of the ISP that supplied the browser. To change the repeating text in IE’s title bar (or to get rid of it altogether),

      navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

      double-click the Window Title icon in the right pane. (If you don’t see this icon, right-click in the pane, choose New, String Value, type Window Title, and press .) Type what you want to see on IE’s title bar, or type nothing to show only the site name. Note that the hyphen that normally separates the site name from the page title will remain. When you relaunch Internet Explorer, you will see the change

      – I got this tweak from PC World magazine

      • #3212721

        I’ve been using

        by pennatomcat ·

        In reply to Re-Title Internet Explorer…

        this one for a while. I recommend changing it to: Micro$oft Infernal Exploiter.

        • #3212710

          I’ve also seen “Internal Explosion”…

          by unclerob ·

          In reply to I’ve been using

          among other words that can’t be posted in a friendly discussion environment.

          Customization is nice when it works.

        • #3229565

          This is a very usefull tweak

          by breadtrk ·

          In reply to I’ve also seen “Internal Explosion”…

          Been using it since W2K. I put the name of my company there with my phone number. I then use the advanced button in the appearance tab of display properties to change fade and font to company colors.

        • #3277279

          How About ….

          by bronzemouse2003 ·

          In reply to I’ve been using

          INFECTION EXPEDITOR

        • #3277175

          AKA

          by bfelts ·

          In reply to I’ve been using

          Internet Exploder. Not original, got if from Webalizer if I recall correctly.

    • #3231485

      … some basic info on the windows registry

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      The windows registry is a database that is built on five top-level Keys.

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT: Dedicated to storing information about file types and OLE-aware applications. OLE stands for object linking and embedding and describes how an object–such as a document–can be created in one application and embedded in another.

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER: Provides access to configuration data for the active user on the PC. The data is actually extracted from the
      HKEY_USERS Key–which contains user information for all accounts on the system.

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE: The repository for all data about installed hardware and software.

      HKEY_USERS: Contains select preferences data for all users of the computer.

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG: Extracts data from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE pertaining to the active hardware configuration.

      By clicking the (+) sign next to a Key, you can expand the view to reveal sub-Keys. Clicking the Key itself reveals the Values for that Key in the right-hand pane. Double-click a Value icon, and you can edit the data contained within it.

      As mentioned at the beginning of this discussion, you can use RegEdit to make windows registry backups: from the entire Registry to a single key. Just select the Key containing the data to back up and click File, Export. Assign the backup file a name and then navigate to the folder where you want to save it. RegEdit will save the selected Key in a file with a .reg extension. Now say you perform a change to Keys or Values under the Key you backed up and the changes disable your system. You can go back to the original Registry state just by double-clicking the .reg file you created.

      Needless to say, farting around with the windows registry can be dangerous – it’s a good idea to keep a system backup handy, in case things go very wrong. Make registry changes that you know to be safe and always backup the registry before making changes just in case.

    • #3231470

      Edit User Name & Organization…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Do you want to change the registered user name & organization that was setup in your winxp install or perhaps you accidentally mistyped this info and would like to correct it.

      Navigate to:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

      On the left frame, find RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization. Double click on each of these entries to edit them, click on ok when you’re finished and that’s it. Verify the changes by viewing the ‘general’ page under system properties.

      • #3277234

        useful…

        by sainbayar ·

        In reply to Edit User Name & Organization…

        Thanks Rob. hmm, I once needed to do the same thing at my work and don’t remember what i did. I probably reinstalled the OS, hehe, my bad

    • #3231434

      Reduce hung application timeout…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      When shutting down, Windows attempts to stop all running tasks. If a task is not responding or refuses to shut down, there?s a built-in delay before Windows will force the task to end. This delay is called the timeout, and it can be shortened if you?re experiencing problems or unreasonable delays when shutting down your system:

      Navigate to
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

      Double-click the WaitToKillAppTimeout value. This number controls the time to wait, in milliseconds, before unresponsive applications are
      forced to close. The default is 20000 (twenty seconds), but it can be decreased to any value; the minimum is 1 millisecond, although it?s
      impractical to use any value smaller than about 2000 (two seconds) here.

      Also in this key is the HungAppTimeout value, which does pretty much the same thing as WaitToKillAppTimeout; just enter the same number for both values.

      Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

      Double-click the WaitToKillServiceTimeout value. This works the same as the WaitToKillAppTimeout value described above, except that it
      applies to services instead of applications.

      Close the Registry Editor when you?re done & restart Windows for the change to take effect.
      These values also affect the timeouts at times other than just shutting down, such as when you click End Process in the Windows Task Manager.

      – this tip was obtained from a TR download, an O’Reilly Tips & Secrets sample chapter

      • #3212466

        Small prob with this tweak

        by Anonymous ·

        In reply to Reduce hung application timeout…

        This tweak can close an application before it saves the file state to hard disk.

        • #3231358

          yes, you’re right

          by unclerob ·

          In reply to Small prob with this tweak

          you have to play around with the time delay to find out what works best for you but that is definitely a problem that can be experienced

          – if you find it does cause you problems, change it back to it’s default value

        • #3277169

          I use this instead

          by taramouse01 ·

          In reply to yes, you’re right

          I always install the User Profile Hive Cleanup service from MS to ensure hung apps release registry keys when logging off/shutting down windows xp and 2000. It seems to prevent long waits for hung apps to close and save their info.

          Yeah, I know this is a registry tweaks thread, but I was a little concerned about people using this tweak and loosing data or bits of the registry.

          To d/l the Uphcleanup service and for a better description of what it can do:

          http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1B286E6D-8912-4E18-B570-42470E2F3582&displaylang=en

        • #3199312

          Command Prompt Here

          by malcolm.allison ·

          In reply to Small prob with this tweak

          Being a cli user from way back I often want to open a command prompt in a given folder from explorer…

          create the keys…
          HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\CmdPrompt\
          HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\CmdPrompt\Command\

          In the Command key create a default REG_EXPAND_SZ value of ‘%SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe’

          This adds a ‘CmdPrompt’ item to the context menu for folders and will open a cmd prompt starting in the currently selected folder.

        • #3201939

          You need some parameters for cmd.exe

          by ssp@techrepublic ·

          In reply to Command Prompt Here

          If you don’t give parameters, it would start with the default folder. So you may need this: cmd.exe /k “cd %L”.

        • #3230958

          CMD Prompt Here Power Toy

          by rlgoers ·

          In reply to Command Prompt Here

          That accomplishes the same as running the CMD Prompt Power Toy. That’s one I always put on my computers!

      • #3277300

        I like this tweak too

        by cely ·

        In reply to Reduce hung application timeout…

        I have mine set to 5000 which seems to work ok. 🙂

    • #3212707

      Perform a Boot Defragment to make your system start faster…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      There?s a simple way to speed up XP startup: make your system do a boot defragment, which will put all the boot files next to one another on your
      hard disk. When boot files are in close proximity to one another, your system will start faster.

      On most systems, boot defragment should be enabled by default, but it might not be on yours, or it might have been changed inadvertently. To
      make sure that boot defragment is enabled on your system, navigate to:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction

      Edit the Enable string value to Y if it is not already set to Y.

      Exit the Registry and reboot. The next time you reboot, you?ll do a boot defragment which should speed up subsequent startups.

      – another goodie from a TR / O’Reilly tips & tools article

    • #3212697

      Disable 8.3 Name Creation in NTFS to improve NTFS drive performance…

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Files that use the 8.3 naming convention can degrade NTFS drive performance. Unless you have a good reason for keeping the 8.3 naming convention intact (such as if you?re using 16-bit programs), a performance gain can be achieved by disabling it.

      Navigate to:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
      Control\FileSystem\

      Double click on NTFSDisable8dot3NameCreation and change the value 1

      Exit the windows registry and reboot for this change to take effect.

      – this tip was obtained from a TR / O’Reilly tips & tool article

    • #3212663

      Unload Dll and more

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      This tells Windows to always unload the dlls of programs that have stopped.

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AlwaysUnloadDll]
      @=”1″

      other ones I use are
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
      “dontdisplaylastusername”=dword:00000000
      “shutdownwithoutlogon”=dword:00000001
      “undockwithoutlogon”=dword:00000001
      “DisableNT4Policy”=dword:00000001

      There are many more, but these are the most useul to me

      • #3212632

        I have also used the reg hack that removes that last User Logon name…

        by unclerob ·

        In reply to Unload Dll and more

        If you?ve elected to use the standard logon dialog box instead of the Welcome screen, or if the XP computer is joined to a domain, XP tries to be helpful by displaying the account name of the last user who logged onto the computer; you only have to type in the password. However, this is a security issue because it gives a hacker half of the information needed to log on. Why make it easier? Of course, you should already have renamed the administrator account and disabled the guest account so a hacker won?t have those account names to use. The next step is to disable the display of the last logged-on user.

        To do this, navigate to:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

        In an empty portion of the right details pane, right-click and select New DWORD Value, Rename the new value dontdisplaylastusername and then Double-click the new value and enter 1 in the Value Data field

      • #3277170

        What happens when 2 programs are using the same DLL

        by michaelmartini ·

        In reply to Unload Dll and more

        If 2 programs are using the same DLL, will it unload the DLL if you exit only one program or will it leave the DLL loaded while the other program is still open

      • #3277160

        ???

        by tigerborn1962 ·

        In reply to Unload Dll and more

        Could repost this one. It’s cut off & I don’t have that AlwaysUnload…in my registry, either.

        Thank you!
        David.

        • #3229589

          Ditto

          by adviceadvantage_2000 ·

          In reply to ???

          Same problem. Please repost the Value Name.

      • #3138397

        Unload Dll Myth

        by rhizophagus ·

        In reply to Unload Dll and more

        This key is not supported in Windows 2000 and XP. Shell automatically unloads a Dll when the usage count is zero, but only after the DLL has not been used for a time. This inactivity might be long at times such as when a Shell extension DLL is being debugged. Yes for operating systems BEFORE Windows 2000, you can shorten the inactive period by adding this registry key

    • #3212654

      Dunno if this counts, but it’s definately a hack (or two…)

      by noyoki ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Because we are a Novell house (NetWare 4.11 – y2k patch set up quite incorrectly) with a mix of Windows (98 to XP) and two networked printers (that are also set up in a rather non-standard way), I have to NET USE both printers on the XP machines or they take forEVER to initialize.

      Also, with our version of Novell, for some reason, the “Power User” option in XP goes away once the Novell client is installed (no idea). So I’ve had to cacls too many things to count (AIA, GroupWise (we’re on 5.5ep) wouldn’t let the users add to their spell check, etc) to get them to work…

      • #3231149

        Disable the ‘clear history’ button in IE

        by jeffshmyr ·

        In reply to Dunno if this counts, but it’s definately a hack (or two…)

        Our employees used to just clear the history if they were surfing non-work related sites. This tweak greys out the clear history button. I have used it in W98/W2K/WXP.

        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
        “History”=dword:00000001

        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel]
        “History”=dword:00000001

        To go back to default change 00000001 to 00000000

        That tweak was found at this site.

        Internet Explorer Tips

        • #3277276

          Not necessary

          by lstewart ·

          In reply to Disable the ‘clear history’ button in IE

          You do realize that when a user cleans out the history their index.dat file is left intact and contains a list of all the sites that have been visited.

        • #3277227

          Cookies Anyone!

          by pcbrown ·

          In reply to Not necessary

          The index.dat file has cookie information. It does not store “ALL” the websites visited. If its that important to find out where users are going, it should be easy to justify an application that you can use to track there activities. Tracking them at the desktop seems rather inefficient, Don?t you think.

        • #2627099

          Registry edits via network

          by cwallace ·

          In reply to Disable the ‘clear history’ button in IE

          I want to apply this registry edit to disable the ‘clear internet history’ button on about 150 machines over our network.

          What can I do to either activate a script or use AD to get this done.

          Any help would be great. I have others I want to do also, but this is the main one and I am sure the rest will all just be a matter of editing the actual registry entry.

          Thanks,
          Chris

        • #2464414

          The Long Way

          by jembrey ·

          In reply to Registry edits via network

          There is a way in the registry edit screen. I only know how to do it on XP. Go to start and then select run. Run regedit. On the screen, go to File and select Connect Network Registry. Enter the computer names. This will give you access to all of their registration data.

    • #3231344

      Rename My Computer icon on windows desktop

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      This tweak allows you to have a personalized name instead of the generic “My Computer”. Doesn’t do anything to enhance windows performance but still a pretty good tweak. A useful application of this tweak would be if you setup all the computers on your network this way, if you ever had to offer remote support to a client and didn’t know the name of the computer that the user was working on and asked them for the computer name, they could just look at this icon and it would show them the computer name.

      To change this, navigate to:

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

      – double click on Localized String,
      replace the value data with %USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME% (exactly as typed here) and click on OK

      the ?My Computer? icon will now reflect the current user and computer name (you may have to refresh the windows desktop for the change to take effect).

      • #3277196

        My Computer Name Change

        by nacromancer ·

        In reply to Rename My Computer icon on windows desktop

        Or you could just right click on ‘MY Computer’ in the Start Menu and use ‘Change Name’ in the sub-menu to reflect anything you want. And then right click again and click to ‘show on desktop’

      • #2784472

        what a great little hack

        by andrew456 ·

        In reply to Rename My Computer icon on windows desktop

        Thanks so much for this enhancement.It looks very professional on a Server. Looks like you know what you are doing. A terrific find.
        Thanks again.

    • #3231323

      Enable Snap to Default button

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Enable/Disable Snap To Default Button
      This forces the cursor to always jump to the default button of any dialog or alert that opens.
      You can also disable this if you currently have it enabled.

      Navigate to:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

      Double click on the string named SnapToDefaultButton

      change the value data to 1 (this enables snap to default button)

      change the value data to 0 (this disables snap to default button)

      click on OK, exist regedit and test it out.
      Some of these registry tweaks may require a reboot but alot of them will work immediately.

    • #3231310

      Force the use of the Classic Start Menu

      by unclerob ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Force Use of Classic Start Menu

      This tweak loads the Classic Start Menu and makes it impossible to change back to the Windows XP version. This is useful in an office environment where it’s important to you (it may not be, to each his own) to turn off all of the windows xp eye candy which sets up the computer for best performance, not best appearance. It also stops those pesky users from farting around with these settings.

      Navigate to:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

      Modify/Create the Value Name according to the Value Data listed below.

      Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: NoSimpleStartMenu
      Value Data: 1 (a value of 1 forces the Classic Start Menu, 0 is the default value)

      Exit Registry, this may require a reboot to become active.

    • #3199410

      Speed up Internet Explorer

      by jcolby ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      By default, the registry sets the concurrent http connections in Internet Explorer to 2 in the registry. You can speed up how fast a web page loads (especially pages with a large number of http get requests) by increasing that number. Go to:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings

      Create a new DWord mame, and call it: MaxConnectionsPerServer (this is case sensitive)

      And give it a new value anywhere from 4 to 30 (decimel). This number is the number of concurrent http threads the browser will use. This works especially well on high latency links, like bad frame relay, or even better on satellite links.

    • #3199235

      Send to And Move to in context menu

      by pandit- ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      With these regkeys you have to extra choises in your context menu (click right in explorer), Move to and Copy to

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
      @=”{C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}”

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
      @=”{C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}”

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
      @=”{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}”

    • #3277319

      FAT32 TO NTFS

      by jw1ls5n0129 ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Very simple ,if you are running FAT32 and want to change to NTFS. how, close all running programs ,
      click Start,Run, in the box type cmd ,press ok,
      this will open command window,you see something like “C”\WINDOWS_ the _ will be blinking after the _ enter convertc: /fs:ntfs (if the hard drive is not c then put the correct letter)and you must have a space after the colon and the slash,press enter ,next time you start then the conversion will take place,so close and click restart it will convert and may reboot your computer twice .
      and that is all ,so easy and no disc needed.

    • #3277311

      Registry Twaeking

      by hippyray69 ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      well all i have been a technician for a few years now however i have never had to do much with the registry, the most i ever do in the registry is when i load windows i go in and remove all the mozilla pluggins the netscape pluggins etc…. or when i remove a program from the computer i go into the registry and delete any files assosiated with that program otherwise i have never encountered many issues with the registry i have alot to learn about the registry so any insight would help one day i will need this insight i am sure thanks

      • #3277298

        Not a tech for long

        by cely ·

        In reply to Registry Twaeking

        I only recently passed my A+, but I’ve been messing about with the registry tweaking keys from the first day I decided it was time to build my own PC and I needed to know more about how this thing works… which is about 8 years. But I do play safe and tend to follow instructions rather than trying to create my own. LOL 🙂

    • #3277293

      Automatic logon

      by stelian ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315231 (works for Win2k too).

      I know, I know, it?s a security risk but there are situations when this comes in very handy. I use it a lot, especially for home users. It is much better to have automatic logon with a strong password than manual logon with a blank (or dumb) password.

    • #3277281

      TweakUI

      by rlgoers ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      I think TweakUI covers about every tweak I have seen here (and a LOT more). It’s the FIRST program I add to a new install.

      • #3277251

        Yup, TweakUI is very good…

        by unclerob ·

        In reply to TweakUI

        – it’s also nice to learn about using the windows registry and how to make changes to it, similar how it’s nice to use a windows gui to do things but it’s also nice to do things from the command line as well

        • #3229909

          TweakUI

          by tonycampos ·

          In reply to Yup, TweakUI is very good…

          Where can I get it?

          Cheers.

        • #3201869

          Where To Get Tweak UI

          by rwbyshe9 ·

          In reply to TweakUI

          It’s on Microsoft’s Power Toy page:

          http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

          Hope this helps.

        • #3201774

          you can get at microsoft, here’s the link…

          by unclerob ·

          In reply to TweakUI

          http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

          take into account that tweakui and the xp powertoys are not supported by Microsoft, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. PowerToys are for Windows XP only.

        • #3201769

          Not just for WinXP

          by rlgoers ·

          In reply to you can get at microsoft, here’s the link…

          Rob, I have been using PowerToys since they first came out! Back then, there were only a few “toys” (TweakUI has been around from the start), and Win98 was the latest OS out there. Over the years, there have been new versions of the “toys”, and more toys get added each time. I know of versions that work on Win98, Win2000, and WinXP. They are *not* necessarily interchangeable between OS versions, but they’re certainly not just available for WinXP. 🙂

        • #3201683

          You’re absolutely right…

          by unclerob ·

          In reply to Not just for WinXP

          I was just quoting the fine print from the xp powertoys web page itself, tweakui has been around for a while and it’s definitely been available for the os’s you quoted, sorry for the mixup.

        • #3230999

          Tweak UI etc

          by ihulland ·

          In reply to You’re absolutely right…

          Yes probably the first thing I shove in the box is Tweak UI, I still prefer my O/S on a seperate drive etc., was trying this Power Tools thingy, but it seems to be only available via that”Validation” rigmarole…sigh.

    • #3277263

      Change XP activation, crashing spool service and more

      by stelian ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      1. Change your pirated XP serial # to a genuine corporate serial #: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;328874

      2. Fix a corrupted spool service: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;312052

      3. Bunch of more hacks: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/registry_tips.htm

    • #3277189

      Rename assigned desktop icons

      by chynowethmichael ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      If your into modifying the look and feel of your WinXP environment you can change the name of system icons on your desktop. Open the registry editor and go to HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\Explorer\CLSID. Within the CLSID key, you’llsee the following five keys that represent the desktop icons. My Network Places-(208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D) MY COMPUTER-(20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D) MY DOCUMENTS-(450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103) RECYCLE BIN-(645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E) INTERNET EXPLORER-(871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D) To Change an icon name,simply double click it’s default value in the pane on the right,a new window will come up, in the Value Data Field type the new name and click OK.close editer. Right click an empty spot on the desktop and click Refreshto see the new name.

    • #3277115

      Hide a Drive from View and/or Access

      by moira ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      You can prevent users tampering with or viewing a drive by hiding it with a useful registry tweak.

      Assuming you want to do this with individual users, go to:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explorer.

      Create a DWORD value and call it NoDrives, the value that you give it will determine which drives will be made invisible. Use *decimal* values and hide drives by using the following numbers depending on the drive letter:

      A: 1 B: 2 C: 4 D: 8
      E: 16 F: 32 G: 64 H: 128
      I: 256 J: 512 K: 1024 L: 2048

      You get the picture 🙂 To hide two or more drives, you need to add their values together, for example to hide C and D, add 4 + 8 and enter the decimal value 12.

      In addition, to prevent Run, Map Network Drive, or the Dir command being used to view the contents of folders, you can create another DWORD called NoViewOnDrive, and use the same values given above. Logging off and back on again is needed to make the changes take effect.

      You can make these changes on the whole system by editing the same key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and you can hide all drives by setting the decimal value at 67108863, but I can’t really see anyone wanting to it!

    • #3277094

      Fix Log-Off Issue

      by cantoris1 ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      OK this is a GPO Tweak not a registry hack but I use it a lot at work:
      Windows 2000 machines sometimes sit around for a whole minute trying to log off. The fix is to enable the setting “Maximum retries to unload and update user profile” in Local Computer Policy – Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – System – Logon. I set it to 5 (seconds) rather than the default of 60. If the profile is not properly unloaded by 5 seconds it seems highly unlikely it will succeed if I wait a full 60.
      I have also used the previously-mentioned way of speeding up Disk Cleanup quite frequently.

    • #3166653

      All of my XP registry hacks

      by steve.bossen ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      ; list of all standard windows xp registry

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – add file extensions to outlook attachment allowed list
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security]
      ; “Level1Remove”=”.ade;.adp;.asx;.chm;.crt;.ins;.isp;.js;.jse;.lnk;.mdb;.mde;.msc;.msp;.mst;.pcd;.pdf;.prf;.reg;.scf;.sct;.shb;.shs;.url;.wsc;.wsf;”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – add file extensions to outlook attachment allowed list
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – set internet explorer title and default home page
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
      “Start Page”=”http://m4i/”
      “Window Title”=” Macro 4″

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – set internet explorer title and default home page
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – clear internet explorer temp files when browser closes
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache]
      “Persistent”=dword:00000000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – clear internet explorer temp files when browser closes
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – clear windows page file at shutdown
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
      “ClearPageFileAtShutdown”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – clear windows page file at shutdown
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – enable consistent windows explorer folder view
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
      “BagMRU Size”=dword:00005000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – enable consistent windows explorer folder view
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable windows xp balloon tips
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
      “EnableBalloonTips”=”0”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable windows xp balloon tips
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – enable outlook dumpster
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options]
      “ExcludeCustomKeys”=”FaxSep1;IMEX;SP0;SP1;WinRules0”
      “FullAddressInText”=”SMTP COMPUSERVE FAX”
      “DumpsterAlwaysOn”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – enable outlook dumpster
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – make my computer first icon on desktop
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}]
      “SortOrderIndex”=dword:00000054

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – make my computer first icon on desktop
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – remove links folder in internet explorer
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
      “LinksFolderName”=””

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – remove links folder in internet explorer
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – show windows version on desktop
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
      “PaintDesktopVersion”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – show windows version on desktop
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable windows xp error reporting
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting]
      “AllOrNone”=dword:00000002
      “IncludeMicrosoftApps”=dword:00000000
      “IncludeWindowsApps”=dword:00000000
      “IncludeKernelFaults”=dword:00000000
      “DoReport”=dword:00000000
      “ShowUI”=dword:00000000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable windows xp error reporting
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239924
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters]
      “DisableDHCPMediaSense”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239924
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – add options to right click menu in wndows explorer
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy to…]
      @=”{C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}”

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move to…]
      @=”{C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – add options to right click menu in wndows explorer
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302361
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\Default\AddIns\RDPDR]
      “FilterQueueType”=dword:ffffffff

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302361
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – configure properties for application, security and system event logs
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application]
      “DisplayNameFile”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,65,00,6c,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
      “DisplayNameID”=dword:00000100
      “File”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
      00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,63,00,\
      6f,00,6e,00,66,00,69,00,67,00,5c,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,6e,\
      00,74,00,2e,00,45,00,76,00,74,00,00,00
      “MaxSize”=dword:00500000
      “PrimaryModule”=”Application”
      “Retention”=dword:00000000
      “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Security]
      “DisplayNameFile”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,65,00,6c,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
      “DisplayNameID”=dword:00000101
      “File”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
      00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,63,00,\
      6f,00,6e,00,66,00,69,00,67,00,5c,00,53,00,65,00,63,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,6e,\
      00,74,00,2e,00,45,00,76,00,74,00,00,00
      “MaxSize”=dword:00500000
      “PrimaryModule”=”Security”
      “Retention”=dword:00000000
      “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001
      “Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
      00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
      00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
      05,0b,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,9d,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
      23,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,\
      02,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,\
      00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System]
      “DisplayNameFile”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,65,00,6c,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
      “DisplayNameID”=dword:00000102
      “File”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
      00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,63,00,\
      6f,00,6e,00,66,00,69,00,67,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,6e,\
      00,74,00,2e,00,45,00,76,00,74,00,00,00
      “MaxSize”=dword:00500000
      “PrimaryModule”=”System”
      “Retention”=dword:00000000
      “RestrictGuestAccess”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – configure properties for application, security and system event logs
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – launch windows desktop, windows explorer, browser in separate processes
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
      “DesktopProcess”=dword:00000001

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
      “SeparateProcess”=dword:00000001

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\BrowseNewProcess]
      “BrowseNewProcess”=”yes”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – launch windows desktop, windows explorer, browser in separate processes
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – add command prompt here to windows explorer right-click menu
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd\command]
      @=”cmd.exe /k \”cd %L\””

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – add command prompt here to windows explorer right-click menu
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – set command prompt text
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]
      “PROMPT”=”$m $d $t $_$p $g”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – set command prompt text
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable wireless service
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WZCSVC]
      “Start”=dword:00000004

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable wireless service
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable command prompt unc path checking
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]
      “DisableUNCCheck”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable command prompt unc path checking
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – force windows classic view for control panel
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer]
      “NoSimpleStartMenu”=dword:00000001

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
      “ForceClassicControlPanel”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – force windows classic view for control panel
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable error reporting
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl]
      “AutoReboot”=dword:00000000
      “CrashDumpEnabled”=dword:00000000
      “DumpFile”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
      74,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,45,00,4d,00,4f,00,52,00,59,00,2e,00,44,00,4d,00,50,\
      00,00,00
      “LogEvent”=dword:00000001
      “MinidumpDir”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
      00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,6e,00,69,00,64,00,75,00,6d,00,70,00,00,00
      “Overwrite”=dword:00000001
      “SendAlert”=dword:00000000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable error reporting
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable personalized menus
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
      “IntelliMenus”=dword:00000000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable personalized menus
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – display administrative tools on start menu
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
      “StartMenuAdminTools”=”YES”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – display administrative tools on start menu
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – disable hideing of inactive icons on taskbar
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
      “EnableAutoTray”=dword:00000000

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – disable hideing of inactive icons on taskbar
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – don’t show last logged on userid
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system]
      “dontdisplaylastusername”=dword:00000001

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – don’t show last logged on userid
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – add pop-up blocker allowed sites
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow]
      “*.macro4.com”=hex:
      “*.macro4.net”=hex:

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – add pop-up blocker allowed sites
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – set company and owner registration information
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
      “RegisteredOrganization”=”Macro 4”
      “RegisteredOwner”=”Internal Systems”

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – set company and owner registration information
      ; **************************************************************************************

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; start – set internet explorer temp files allowed space to 25mb
      ; **************************************************************************************

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Content]
      “PerUserItem”=dword:00000001
      “CachePrefix”=””
      “CacheLimit”=dword:00006400

      ; **************************************************************************************
      ; end – set internet explorer temp files allowed space to 25mb
      ; **************************************************************************************

    • #3166609

      Get rid of those annoying balloons!

      by colonel debugger ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      The very first thing I do when I activate a Windows XP machine is get rid of those infuriating balloon tips–I love this one!

      Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

      Create a new DWORD value, name it EnableBalloonTips and hit Enter.
      The default value is 0, which prevents them from popping up:D

    • #3166553

      Show drive letters before path in Explorer

      by ryk ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      To display drive letters before (instead of after) the path of mapped drives:

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
      “ShowDriveLettersFirst”=dword:00000001

    • #2498273

      all about windows registry

      by bilank ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      http://registry-windows.blogspot.com

      this site contain information about windows registry

    • #2899375

      Windows registry

      by blaze222 ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      I am not expert computer user but once i came across with registry problem. I opened registry editor but unable to understand what to do. Do you know, my computer was responding badly. I had to use Windows registry repair software to repair the corrupted registry. If you have manual solution to correct registry, do provide me.

    • #2886758

      Color change

      by pickaxe26 ·

      In reply to What are your favorite windows registry tweaks/hacks? Please share…

      I know this inst real big but im only 15 and took my laptop to school one day and found some color changing. You wana navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Colors and they are all running off RGB codes and allot of them are only available if you use classic mode. Just tryin to share the little ive been able to find myself.

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