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XP Pro Tips, Tricks & Tweaks

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XP Pro

 

 

Contents

 

About

 

 

Performance

Connection

Cosmetics

Features

Security

Tips

 

As usual, nothing out of the box is good enough.  Change is good especially if it improves things.

 

These are basically my notes gathered from goggling to customize XP Pro the way I like it.  But I have to admit that after formatting and re-installing XP Pro with SP3 I find that many are now default from Bill Gates.

 

Most of the below are done via the registry.  If you’re comfortable with it, go for it!  If not, do not!  In either case, use at your own risk!

 

Do feel free to contact me!

 

Again, use at your own risk!

 

Happy Tweaking!

 

Windows XP Pro and Mozilla Firefox with all updates

Intel Pentium III Speed Step 6

1.20 GHz 512Mb of RAM

40GB HDD

Laptop

 


 

 

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Performance

 

 

Autoexec Batch File, Disable parsing

Bootvis, Bootvis style optimization without

Broken Shortcuts, Disable comprehensive ‘search for’ & ‘tracking of’

CD Copying, Speed up

Disk Cleanup, Scheduled task

Disk Defrag, Scheduled task

Disk Optimization, Auto run

DLL’s, Disable holding in memory

DMA Mode, Enable for all IDE drives

Feature Enhancements, Enable

Icons, Increase cache

IE, Disable unnecessary scheduled tasks

Indexing, Turn off

 

MFT, Control how NTFS reserves space

Norton Antivirus, Email protection without the delay

OS Optimization, Balance application launch & boot time

OS Optimization, Settings for better system performance

Outlook Express, Disable the splash screen

Paging Executive, Disable for 128Mb RAM or more

Prefetch Data, Clear

Real time clock, Change priority

Scandisk, Shorten the wait time

Scripts, Run logon & startup scripts synchronously

Shutdown Time, Speed up

Start Menu, Speed up

UDMA Mode, Enable for all IDE channels

 

 


 

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Connection

 

 

Dial-up, Increase bandwidth

Dial-up, Keep open for all users

Dial-up, Speed dial & wait time extending

 

Http Server, Increase connections

Internet Access, Fine tune

MTU & TCP/IP, Fine tune

 

NetBIOS Over TCP/IP, Disable

TCP/IP, Reset (uninstall & reinstall)


 

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Cosmetics

 

 

Fonts, Change IE’s on the fly

Fonts, Use clear type

Icons, Desktop, remove the box below it

Icons, Increase color depth

Log Off Button, Remove

Logon Screen Saver, Change

 

My Documents, Remove

Recycle Bin, Remove

Start Button, Modify

Start Menu, Add an item below ‘Run’

Theme, Modify default color

 

Thumbnails, Change quality & size

Title Bar, Rename IE’s & OE’s

Title Bar, Resize

Toolbar Buttons, Color match to toolbar

Windows Messenger, Remove from IE's & OE’s toolbar

 


 

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Features

 

 

# Of Unread Messages, Remove from welcome screen

Balloon Tips, Disable

Clock, Change where & when windows syncs

Defrag, Right-click to run

Legal Notice, Change or remove from startup

 

Links Folder, Remove from favorites

Open With, Add or remove items

Power-Off, Automatically

Rename Multiple Files, Single click

 

Save In, Change The Default Auto Selected Location

Search Engine, Change IE’s

Shortcut To..., Remove

Windows Explorer Shortcut, Open drive C

 

 

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Security

 

 

Anonymous User, Restrict access

Auto-Play, Avoid all

Desktop Lock, Single click

DLL’s List, Lock known

 

ICMP Redirect, Disable

IE 6, Enable a 5th security zone

Remote Assistance, Disable

 

Script Files, Avoid accidental execution

Windows Messenger, Prevent running

Windows Messenger, Remove

 


 

 

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Tips

 

 

Auto-Logon, Set

Bootlog, Create

Command lines, XP

DNS Cache, Flush manually

 

History, Clear address bar selectively

History, Clear run menu selectively

Password Expiration, Prevent

 

Repair Install, How to

Safe Mode, How to

User Types, Manage

 


 

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Performance

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Autoexec Batch File, Disable Parsing The Autoexec Batch File:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows NT+ CurrentVersion+ Winlogon

String "ParseAutoexec" value=0 (was 1)

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Bootvis, Bootvis Style Optimization Without Bootvis:

Run, type:

Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

NOTE: it can take up to 30 minutes to complete in the background

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Broken Shortcuts, Disable Comprehensive “Search For” & “Tracking Of” Broken Shortcuts:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Policies+ Explorer

DwordNoResolveSearch” decimal value=1 “(was non-existent)

DwordNoResolveTrack” decimal value=1 was non-existent)

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CD Copying, Speed Up Copying From CD’s:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ FileSystem+ CDFS

Binary “CacheSize” value=ff ff 00 00 (see note)

DwordPrefetch” decimal value=16384 (see note)

DwordPrefetchTail” decimal value=16384 (see note)

NOTE: Key “CDFS” was non-existent

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Disk Cleanup, Run Disk Cleanup As An Unattended Scheduled Task:

Run, type

cleanmgr /sageset:1

click "Ok", check the boxes you wish, click “Ok”

 

Scheduled Tasks, click “Add Scheduled Task”, click "Next", select “Disk Cleanup”, click “Next”, give it a name, select how often & when, enter your Windows Logon password, check the box “Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish”, click “Finish”, in the “Run:” box, add to the end the sageset created (C:\WINDOWS\system32\cleanmgr.exe /sagerun:1), click "Ok".

NOTE: the sageset added to the end is actually sagerun

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Disk Defrag, Run Disk Defrag As An Unattended Scheduled Task:

Scheduled Tasks, click “Add Scheduled Tasks”, click “Next”, click “Browse”, navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\defrag.exe, click “Open”, give it a name, select how often & when, enter your Windows Logon password, check the box “Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish”, click “Finish”, in the “Run:” box, add to the end  c: (C:\windows\system32\defrag.exe c:

NOTE: Only one instance of Disk Defrag can run at any one time. So, if scheduling multiple partitions, make sure they are far enough apart.  The Paging File will not be affected & there must be at least 15% free space

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Defragging the Paging File will require user intervention:

Properties of My Computer, Advanced tab, under Performance, click “Settings”, Advanced tab, under Virtual memory click “Change”, note the original bullet selected then select the bullet “No paging file:”, click “Set”, click “Ok” all the way out but DO NOT restart or shutdown till after defrag is done & you’ve returned the settings (the bullet selection) to it’s original state

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Disk Optimization, Auto Boot Disk Optimization:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Dfrg+ BootOptimizeFunction

String "Enable" value=Y (was Y)

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DLL’s, Disable Holding DLL’s In Memory:

HKLM+ SOFTWARE+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer

String “AlwaysUnloadDll” decimal value=1

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DMA Mode, Enable DMA Mode For All Your IDE Drives:

Device Manager, IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

right-click Primary IDE & choose Properties, click Advanced Settings tab, verify the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available", if any device is not used, set it’s Device Type to “None”, repeat for any other IDE controller.

Also see UDMA.

NOTE: in order to set external devices, they will have to be connected first

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Feature Enhancements, Enable Feature Enhancements On All Drives:

Properties of any Drive

Policies tab & see what’s available

"Enable write caching on the disk" for Hard Disks Drives

“Optimize for quick removal” for USB Hard Disks Drives

“Enable digital CD audio…” for CD-Rom Devices

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Icons, Increase Icon Cache:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer

String “Max Cached Icons” decimal value=4096 (was 512)

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IE, Disable Unnecessary Scheduled Task Scanned By Internet Explorer:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ Current Version+ Explorer+ RemoteComputer+ NameSpace

delete Key “{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}” (was there)

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Indexing, Turn Off Indexing:

Properties of any Partition

General tab

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MFT, Control How NTFS Reserves Space For It’s Master File Table:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ FileSystem

Dword "NtfsMftZoneReservation" decimal value=2 (was non-existent (2=25%))

NOTE: this is a run-time parameter & does not affect the format of a volume. Rather, it affects the way NTFS allocates space on all volumes on a given system.  Therefore, to be completely effective, the parameter must be in effect from the time that a volume is formatted throughout the life of the volume

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Norton AntiVirus, Email Protection Without The Norton AntiVirus Delay:

Norton AntiVirus Options window

uncheck the boxes "Scan incoming Email” & “Scan outgoing Email"

NOTE: Norton AntiVirus scans all incoming & outgoing files regardless of that option

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OS Optimization, Balance The Speed Between Application Launch & Boot Time:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Session Manager+ Memory Management+ PrefetchParameters

DwordEnablePrefetcher” decimal value=3 (was 3 (0=Disable, 1=App, 2=Boot, 3=Both App & Boot))

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OS Optimization, Settings For Better System Performance:

Properties of My Computer, Advanced tab, Performance, Settings, Advanced tab

1. Processor scheduling: select “Background Services

2. Memory usage: select “system cache”

3. Virtual memory (also known as Paging File):

 

To set a permanently sized Paging File: note the “Total paging file size for all drives” (RAM x 1.5) in MB, click “Change”, highlight the system drive, usually c:, select the bullet “Custom size:”, enter the size (RAM x 1.5) noted above for both Initial Size (MB): & Maximum size (MB):, click “Set”, click “Ok” all the way out

NOTE: #3 above is only needed on the System drive/partition

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Outlook Express, Disable The Splash Screen Of Outlook Express:

HKCU+ Identities+ {your unique user id}+ Software+ Microsoft+ Outlook Express+ 5.0

Dword "NoSplash" decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

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Paging Executive, Disable Paging Executive (for 128MB Ram or more):

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Session Manager+ Memory Management

DWORD  “DisablePagingExecutive” decimal value=1

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Prefetch Data, Clear Prefetch Data:

C:+ Windows+ Prefetch

select & delete all

NOTE: these files will be recreated with fresh & clean ones at reboot, the Layout.ini file will be recreated at the next Defrag

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Real Time Clock, Speed Up Windows XP By Changing The Real Time Clock’s Priority:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ PriorityControl

Dword “IRQ8Priority” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

NOTE: verify 8 is your IRQ # by going to the Device Manager & looking at the Resources tab in the Properties of System CMOS/real time clock under System devices. If not, use yours as a single digit

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Scandisk, Shorten The Wait Time Of Scandisk:

Command Prompt, type

CHKNTFS /T:3 (3 seconds)

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Scripts, Run Logon & Startup Scripts Synchronously:

HKLM+ software+ Microsoft+ Windows NT+ CurrentVersion+ Winlogon

Dword "RunLogonScriptSync" decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

 

HKLM+ software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Policies+ System

Dword "RunStartupScriptSync" decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

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Shutdown, Speed-Up Shutdown Time:

HKCU+ Control Panel+ Desktop

String “AutoEndTasks” value=1 (was 0)

String “HungAppTimeout” value=3000 (was 5000)

String “WaitToKillAppTimeout” value=6000 (was 20000)

 

HKLM+ SYSTEM+ CurrentControlSet+ Control

String “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” value=6000 (was 20000)

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Start Menu, Speed Up The Start Menu:

HKCU+ Control Panel+ Desktop

String “MenuShowDelay” value=100 (was 400 (milliseconds))

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UDMA Mode, Enable UDMA Mode For All Your IDE Channels:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Class+ {4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}+ 0000

Dword "EnableUDMA66" decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

NOTE: This further enhances DMA Mode.

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Dial-up, Increase Dial-up Connections Bandwidth:

Run, type

gpedit.msc

Local Computer Policy+ Computer Configuration+ Administrative Templates+ Network+ QoS Packet Scheduler

Setting “Limit reservable bandwidth”, select the bullet “Enable”, set “Bandwidth limit (%):” to 0%

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Dial-Up, Keep A Dial-Up Connection Open For All Users:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows NT+ CurrentVersion+ Winlogon

String “KeepRasConnections” value=1 (was non-existent)

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Dial-Up, Speed-Dial & Wait-Time Extending:

Modem Properties, Advanced tab

for “Extra initialization commands” enter the following

S11=50S10=254 (was blank (S11=speed-dial, S10=wait-time))

NOTE: the wait-time extends the time it takes for the modem to disconnect due to imperfections in the line

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Http Server, Increase The Number Of Connections Per Http Server:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Internet Settings

DwordMaxConnectionsPerServer” decimal value=10 (was non-existent)

Dword “MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server” decimal value=10 (was non-existent)

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Internet Access, Fine Tune Internet Access:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Services+ Dnscache+ Parameters

DwordCacheHashTableBucketSize” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

DwordCacheHashTableSize” decimal value=384 (was non-existent)

DwordMaxCacheEntryTtlLimit” decimal value=64000 (was non-existent)

DwordMaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit” decimal value=301 (was non-existent)

DwordNegativeCacheTime” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

DwordNegativeSOACacheTime” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

DwordNetFailureCacheTime” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

DwordNetFailureErrorPopupLimit” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

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MTU & TCP/IP, Fine Tune MTU & TCP/IP:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Services+ Tcpip+ Parameters

DwordDefaultTTL” decimal value=128 (was non-existent)

DwordEnablePMTUBHDetect” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

DwordEnablePMTUDiscovery” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

DwordGlobalMaxTcpWindowSize” decimal value=256960 (was non-existent)

DwordSackOpts” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

Dword “Tcp1323Opts” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

DwordTcpMaxDupAcks” decimal value=2 (was non-existent)

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NetBIOS Over TCP/IP, Disable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP:

Connection properties, Networking tab

in the window “This connection uses the following items” highlight “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” & click “Properties”, click “Advanced...", WINS tab, select the bullet “Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP”

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TCP/IP, Reset (uninstall & reinstall) TCP/IP:

Command Prompt, type

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

NOTE: Prior to XP you had to uninstall/reinstall TCP/IP to accomplish the same.

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Cosmetics

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Fonts, Change The Font Size Of Internet Explorer On The Fly:

If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the CTRL key & rotate it upward or downward. It even works in MS Word although not here on my Homepage.

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Fonts, Use Clear Type Fonts:

Display Properties, Appearance

click “Effects…”, check the box "Use the following methods to smooth edges of screen fonts:" & select “Clear Type”

 

For The Logon Screen:

HKCU+ Control Panel+ Desktop

String "FontSmoothing" value="2" (was 2)

Dword "FontSmoothingType" decimal value=2 (was 2)

NOTE: do the same for HKU+ .Default+ Control Panel+ Desktop

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Icons, Desktop, remove the box below it:

Use the numeric keypad or turn on NumLk to activate it on a laptop
Right click the desktop icon and select Rename
Delete all text
Press & Hold Alt
Press MJOM (which is 0160 on the numeric keypad)
Release Alt
Press Enter
It will be renamed to (alt0160) but will be invisible

For the second icon, rename it to (alt0160alt0160)
For the third, (alt0160alt0160alt0160), etc, etc, etc

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Icons, Increase The Color Depth Of Icons:

HKCU+ Control Panel+ Desktop+ WindowMetrics

String “Shell Icon BPP” value=24 (was 16)

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Log Off, Remove The Log Off Button In The Start Menu:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Policies+ Explorer

DwordStartMenuLogoff” decimal value=x (0= appears, 1= removed (was non-existent))

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Logon Screen “Screen Saver, Change The Logon Screen “Screen Saver” & It’s Wait Time:

HKU+ .Default+ Control Panel+ Desktop

String “SCRNSAVE” value=yourchoice.scr (was logon.scr))

ScreenSaveTimeOut” value=10 (seconds (was 600))

NOTE: you may need to add the full path to the .scr file. Also, if using “ssmypics.scr”, do the following additional steps:

Export the following registry key:

HKCU+Control Panel+Screen Saver.Slideshow

Open it with Notepad and change :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Slideshow

to:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Slideshow

Save & Merge the new reg file.

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My Documents, Remove All Shared Documents From The Start Menu & My Computer:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer+ MyComputer+ NameSpace+ DelegateFolders

delete the Key “{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}” (was there)

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Recycle Bin, Remove Only The Recycle Bin Icon From The Desktop:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer+ Desktop+ NameSpace

delete Key “{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}” (was there with a String “Default” value=Recycle Bin), refresh the Desktop

NOTE: you’ll still be able to access it via windows explorer

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Start Button, Modify Windows Start Button:

C:\WINDOWS (or where ever your system placed explorer.exe)

Make two copies of explorer.exe in the same folder, name them explorerold.exe (as an untouched backup) & explorernew.exe (the one to be modified).

 

Using Resource Hacker (a free download), open explorernew.exe & go to:

 

To change the picture:

            +Bitmap +143 +1033, click Action, Replace Bitmap…, Open file with new bitmap…, point to any .bmp file resized to 25wX20h, click Replace

To change the balloon text:

            +String Table +34 +1033, change the text “Click here to begin” to any text you wish, click Compile Script

To change the text:

            +String Table +37 (and/or 38) +1033, change the text “start” to any text you wish, click Compile Script

After doing all changes you care to, click Save.  Restart in “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” & type the following line:

 

copy c:\windows\explorernew.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe

Hit enter & agree to replace the existing, than type the following line:

shutdown –r

Hit enter & a restart will take place to apply the changes

Note: if you need to you may copy explorerold.exe to explorer.exe

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Start Menu, Add Your Own Item To The Start Menu Below Run:

Firstly, ensure you're not using the Classic Start Menu.  Also, only one item can exist here.

 

HCR+ CLSID+ {2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

String “Default” value=the name to appear (was blank)

 

HCR+ CLSID+ {2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}+ DefaultIcon (was non existant)

String "Default" value=path to the icon

 

HCR+ CLSID+ {2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}+ Instance+ InitPropertyBag

String "Command" value=the same name to appear (was non existant)

String "Param1" value=path to the item you want opened or executed (was non existant)

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Theme, Modify The Color Selection Of The Default Theme:

HKU+ .Default+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ ThemeManager

String "ColorName" value=Metallic (was NormalColor)

NOTE: didn’t notice any change

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Thumbnails, Change The Quality & Size Of Thumbnails:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer

DwordThumbnailQuality” decimal value=xx (50 – 100 (was non-existent))

DwordThumbnailSize” decimal value=xx (32 – 256 (was non-existent))

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Title Bar, Rename The Title Bar Of Internet Explorer & Outlook Express:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Internet Explorer+ Main

String “Window Title” value=xbx (anything you like (was non-existent))

NOTE: do the same for HKCU+ Identities+ {your unique user id}+ Software+ Microsoft+ Outlook Express+ 5.0 but Do Not put a space between "Window" & "Title" for the String. (was non-existent)

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Title Bar, Reduce The Size Of The Windows Title Bar:

Display Properties, Appearance tab

click Advanced, for “Item:” select Active Title Bar & reduce the default size of 25 to a lower number

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Toolbar Buttons, Color Match The Toolbar Buttons To The Toolbar:

Display properties, Themes tab

click “Save As…” name it & place it where you like, open it with Notepad & search for the line “MenuBar=”, take note of it’s 9 digit value (xxx xxx xxx), now search for “Menu=”, change it’s value to match the value of “MenuBar=”

NOTE: menubar was 236 233 216 & menu was 255 255 255

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Windows Messenger, Remove Windows Messenger From The Toolbars Of Outlook Express & Internet Explorer:

For Outlook Express:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Outlook Express

Dword “Hide Messenger“ decimal value=2 (was non-existent)

 

For Internet Explorer:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Internet Explorer+ Extensions

rename Key “{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683}” by adding a dash to the beginning (-{FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683})

NOTE: My Internet Explorer did not have messenger in it’s explorer bar although Outlook Express did under “Tools”.

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# Of Unread Messages, Disable Displaying The Number Of Unread Messages On The Welcome Screen:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ UnreadMail

DwordMessageExpiryDays” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

NOTE: Key UnreadMail was non-existent

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Balloon Tips, Disable Balloon Tips Selectively:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer+ Advanced

Dword "EnableBalloonTips" decimal value=0 (was non existent)

Dword "FolderContentsInfoTip" decimal value=0 (was 1)

Dword "ShowInfoTip" decimal value=0 (was 1)

Dword " StartButtonBalloonTip" decimal value=0 (was 2)

 

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer+ tips

Dword "Show" decimal value=0 (was 1)

 

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Policies+ Explorer

Dword "NoSMBalloonTip" decimal value=0 (was non existent)

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Clock, Change How Frequently Windows Adjusts The Clock & Where It Syncs To:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Services+ W32Time+ TimeProviders+ NtpClient

DwordSpecialPollInterval” decimal value=86400 (was 604800 (seconds))

 

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ DateTime+ Servers

String “x” (the next sequential or an existing number) value=time.nist.gov (or any time server hostname or IP address)

String “(Default)” value=x (the chosen String number from above for the default server)

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Defrag, Add A Right Click Menu Option To Run Defrag:

HKCR+ Drive+ Shell+ Defrag+ command

String “(Default)” value=C:\RunDefrag.bat %1 (was blank)

Now open notepad and paste the line below into it and save it as RunDefrag.bat in the C: drive:

%systemroot%\system32\DEFRAG.EXE %1 -v > "%userprofile%\Desktop\DefragResults.txt"

NOTE: When you right-click a drive and choose “Defrag”, a DOS window will open and remain open till defrag is complete. When complete DefragResults.txt on the desktop will be ready with the results. BTW, you can only run this defrag trick on one drive at a time.

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Legal Notice, Change Or Remove The Legal Notice At Windows Startup:

HKLM+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows NT+ CurrentVersion+ Winlogon

String “LegalNoticeCaption” value=xbx (anything you like (was blank))

String “LegalNoticeText” value= xbx (anything you like (was blank))

NOTE: If left blank the window will not appear at all

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Links Folder , Remove The Links Folder In Favorites:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Internet Explorer+ Toolbar

String “LinksFolderName“ value=blank (was Favorites)

Now open Internet Explorer & manually delete the “Links” folder from the Favorites menu & it will not return

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Open With, Show Or Hide Programs In The Open With Right-Click Menu:

HKCR+ Applications+ (the associated program)

to show it, delete the String "NoOpenWith".

to hide it, add the String "NoOpenWith" value=blank

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Power-Off, Auto Power-Off After Shutdown:

HKCU+ Control Panel+ Desktop

String “PowerOffActive” value=1 (was 0)

NOTE: N/A for Notebooks

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Rename Multiple Files With A Single Click:

Select the files

rename the top most file by right-clicking it

NOTE: if named “My Dog Spot (0)” all subsequent files selected will auto-rename to “My Dog Spot (1), “My Dog Spot (2)” etc, etc, etc

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Save In, Change The Default Auto Selected Location From My Documents To Another:

Right click My Documents and select Properties

Go to the Target tab and in the Target box type the full path to the folder you wish to use like below

C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Desktop

Alternatively, you could click on Move… and point to it or any other folder you wish

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Search Engine, Change The Default Internet Explorer Search Engine From MSN To Another:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Internet Explorer+ SearchURL

String “Provider” value=gogl (or choose any one from below (was blank))

alta (AltaVista)

aols (AOL Search)

askj (Ask Jeeves)

exci (Excite)

gogl (Google)

hotb (HotBot)

lyco (Lycos)

yahoo (Yahoo)

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Shortcut To..., Remove The “Shortcut To...” Prefix On Shortcuts:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer

Binary 'link' value= 00 00 00 00 (was 1e 00 00 00)

NOTE: now you’ll see a mini arrow on the Icon indicating it’s a shortcut

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Windows Explorer Shortcut, Auto Select The C: Drive Instead Of My Documents When You Click The Windows Explorer Shortcut:

Properties of the shortcut

for “Target” add the following to the end

/n,/e,c: (%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:)

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Anonymous User, Restrict Anonymous User Access

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Lsa

Dwordrestrictanonymous” decimal value=1 (was 0)

Dwordrestrictanonymoussam” decimal value=1 (was 0)

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Auto-Play, Avoid Auto-Play Of Media:

HKCU+ Software+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ policies+ Explorer

Dword "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" decimal value=185 (was 145)

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Desktop Lock, Lock The Desktop With A Single Click:

Create a New Shortcut

for “Type the location of the item box:” enter the following:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

click Next & give it a name of your choice (I call mine “Puter Lock” & I place it in the Quick Launch folder)

NOTE: This defeats it’s purpose if Windows Log On Password is not activated

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DLL’s List, Lock Known DLL’s List:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Session Manager

DwordProtectionMode” decimal value=1 (was 1)

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ICMP Redirect, Disable ICMP Redirect:

HKLM+ System+ CurrentControlSet+ Services+ Tcpip+ Parameters

DwordEnableICMPRedirect” decimal value=0 (was 1)

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IE 6, Enable A 5th Zone Setting In Internet Explorer 6.0:

HKCU+  Software+  Microsoft+  Windows+  CurrentVersionInternetSettings+  Zones+  0

Dword "Flags" decimal value=1(was 33)

You should now see an option called “My Computer” in Internet Explorer 6 Zone settings

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Remote Assistance, Disable Remote Assistance:

HKLM+  System+ CurrentControlSet+ Control+ Terminal Server

DwordAllowTSConnections” decimal value=0 (was non-existent)

DwordfAllowToGetHelp” decimal value=0 (was 1)

DwordfDenyTSConnections” decimal value=1 (was 1)

NOTE: reverse the values to enable (0 to1 or 1 to 0)

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Script Files, Avoid Accidental Scripting Files:

HKCR+  JSEFile +  shell

String “(Default)” value=edit (was blank)

Repeat above for JSFile, regfile, VBEFile, VBSFile, WSFFile & WSHFile

NOTE: now when you double click those types of files they will open using Notepad for your review. You can then right-click it & choose Merge if you do so desire.

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Windows Messenger, Prevent Windows Messenger From Running Without Removing It:

HKLM+ Software+ Policies+ Microsoft+ Messenger+ Client

DwordPreventAutoRun” decimal value=1 (was non-existent)

DwordPreventRun” decimal value=1  (was non-existent)

NOTE: Key “Messenger” was non-existent

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Windows Messenger, Remove Windows Messenger:

Add or Remove Programs, Add/Remove Windows Components

uncheck the box “Windows Messenger”, click “Next”, close Add or Remove Programs

 

Run, type

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

Now, after a restart, you may safely delete the Messenger directory at C:\Program Files\Messenger

NOTE: OE may be slowed if you use the “Contacts” feature (mine did not).so try removing Windows Messenger From OE’s toolbar.

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Auto-Logon, Set Auto-Logon:

Run, type

control userpasswords2

Users tab, check the box “Users must enter a user name & password to use this computer”, highlight the user name you want auto-logged on in the window below, un-check the box checked above, click “Ok” all the way out

NOTE: you’ll have to enter that users Windows Logon password

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Bootlog Creation:

Run, type

msconfig

Boot.ini tab

check the box “/BOOTLOG”, click “Apply”, click “Ok”, Restart & search for ntbtlog.txt to see the results

NOTE: remember to return to msconfig, General tab & select the bullet for “Normal Startup”

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Command-Lines, XP Command-Lines:

Run, type

c:\windows\help\ntcmds.chm

The above will open the “Command-line reference” window to familiarize yourself with new & enhanced command-line tools

NOTE: if you place a “space/?” to the end of any command, it will display a list of all available parameters for that command (command /?)

 

Commands

Features

BOOTCFG

Configures, queries, or changes Boot.ini file settings

CHKDSK C:

Checks partition C: for errors

DEFRAG

Locates & consolidates fragmented boot files, data files,and folders on local volumes

DISKPART

Manages disks, partitions, or volumes

DRIVERQUERY

Queries for a list of drivers & driver properties

EVENTCREATE

Enables an administrator to create a custom event in a specified event log

EVENTQUERY

Lists the events & event properties from one or more event logs

EVENTTRIGGERS

Displays & configures event triggers on local or remote machines

FSUTIL

Manages reparse points, managing sparse files, dismounting a volume, or extending a volume

GETMAC

Obtains the media access control (MAC) address & list of network protocols

HELPCTR

Starts Help & Support Center

IPCONFIG

Displays Windows Internet Protocol Configuration

IPSECCMD

Configures Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) policies in the directory service, or in a local or remote registry. Ipseccmd is a command-line version of the IP Security Policies Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in

LOGMAN

Manages & schedules performance counter & event trace log collections on local & remote systems

OPENFILES

Queries, displays, or disconnects open files

PAGEFILECONFIG

Displays & configures the paging file Virtual Memory settings of a system

PERFMON

Enables you to open a Performance console configured with settings files from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor

PRNCNFG

Configures or displays configuration information about a printer

PRNDRVR

Adds, deletes, & lists printer drivers from local or remote print servers

PRNJOBS

Pauses, resumes, cancels, & lists print jobs

PRNMNGR

Adds, deletes, & lists printers or printer connections, in addition to setting & displaying the default printer

PRNPORT

Creates, deletes, & lists standard TCP/IP printer ports, in addition to displaying & changing port configuration

PRNQCTL

Prints a test page, pauses or resumes a printer, & clears a printer queue

QFECHECK /L

Update Hotfix Validation. ). View the results in the window or view them in a log at c:+ windows+ system32 & look for <your-computer-name>.log (Qfecheck.exe must first be installed, download it from Microsoft

RELOG

Extracts performance counters from performance counter logs into other formats, such as text-TSV (for tab-delimited text), text-CSV (for comma-delimited text), binary-BIN, or SQL

SC

Retrieves & sets information about services. Tests & debugs service programs

SCHTASKS

Schedules commands & programs to run periodically or at a specific time. Adds & removes tasks from the schedule, starts & stops tasks on demand, & displays & changes scheduled tasks

SHUTDOWN

Shuts down or restarts a local or remote computer

SYSTEMINFO

Queries the system for basic system configuration information.

TASKKILL

Ends one or more tasks or processes

TASKLIST

Displays a list of applications, services, & the Process ID (PID) currently running on either a local or a remote computer

TRACERPT

Processes event trace logs or real-time data from instrumented event trace providers & allows you to generate trace analysis reports & CSV (comma-delimited) files for the events generated

TYPEPERF

Writes performance counter data to the command window or to a supported log file format

WMIC

Eases the use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) & systems managed through WMI

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DNS Cache, Flush DNS Cache Manually:

Command Prompt, type

ipconfig /flushdns

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History, Clear The Address Bar History Selectively:

Close Internet Explorer

HKCU+ Sortware+ Microsoft+ Internet Explorer+ TypedURLs

delete the Strings you wish cleared

NOTE: do not delete String “Default”

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History, Clear The Run Menu History Selectively:

HKCU+ Sortware+ Microsoft+ Windows+ CurrentVersion+ Explorer+ RunMRU

delete the Strings you wish cleared

NOTE: do not delete Strings “Default” & “MRUList

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Password Expiration, Stop Password Expiration:

Run, type

control userpasswords2

Advanced tab,

Click “Advanced”, double-click “Users”, right-click the User you want & select properties

General tab, check the box “Password never expires”, click “Apply” & “Ok” all the way out

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Repair Install,’How To Do A ‘Repair Installation’:

Insert your Windows XP compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive & restart the computer, press any key to boot from CD, press ENTER: To setup Windows XP now

DO NOT press R to enter the Recovery Console

press F8 to agree to the license agreement, select the box for the current installation of Windows XP, press the R key to repair Windows XP

 

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup

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Safe Mode, To Start In Safe Mode:

Press & hold F8 for a short period after the splash screen or after entering the power-on password

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User Types, Manage User Types:

Run, type

control userpasswords2

Advanced tab, click “Advanced”, double click “Groups”, right-click the group you want & choose “Add to Group”, click “Add”, click “Advanced”, click “Find Now”, click the User name you want to add, click “Ok” all the way out

NOTE: you can also remove a User from a group by clicking “Remove”, instead of “Add”, after clicking “Add to Group” above

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by Selvan Poothamby: January 20, 2012

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