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For all you registry hackers

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#1 Guest_brunt_*


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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:01 PM

Here is a good registry hack for almost anything

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a BSOD

;Speed up shutdown

;Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard

;Disables Error Reporting, but notifies when errors occur

;Disable Welcome Screen and uses Classic Logon
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

;Disable Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

;Do not use Simple File Sharing

;Speed up Network Browsing by removing Network Scheduled Tasks

;Remove Shortcut Arrows

;Disables Windows Tour bubble popup

;Disable Imapi CD-Burning Service

;Disable Messenger Service (to stop spam. Does not affect MSN or Windows Messenger)

;Disable Remote Registry Service

;Disable SSDP Discovery Service (Universal Plug'n'Play)

;Disable Universal Plug'n'Play Service

;Disable Windows Time Service

;This will add "Services" to the right-click menu of "My Computer"
@=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73, 00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00, 65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,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,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,6d,00,73, 00,63,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,00,00

;This adds the "Open Command Window Here" on the right click menu for folders
@="Open Command Window Here"
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""
@="Open Command Window Here"
@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

;Remove Shared Documents from My Computer

;NoRecentDocsmenu removes the recent documents from the start menu.

;Classic search, full path in title bar and address bar.
"Use Search Asst"="no"

;Allow renaming of Recycle Bin

;NoLowDiskSpaceChecks won't check if you are low on diskspace and pop up a balloon telling you.

;Change MenuShowDelay (Start Menu load speed)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

;Adds search keywords to Internet Explorer
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSKB]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\AV]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Ggl]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSN]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\FM]

;Prevents Internet Explorer windows from being reused
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

;Max your Internet Explorer's simultaneous downloads to 10 (default was 2)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

;Remove WMP Right Click Options (Queue-it-up, etc.)

;Removes Sign up with Passport Wizard when trying to sign in MSN Messenger
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Passport]

;Disables Preview of Movie file formats (allowing you to move/rename/delete without errors)

And A site to keep you busy for days!!


All you have to do is click and its done!! SO be carefull clicking anything on kelly's site it will download if you want it to and run it itself!

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#2 pondering


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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:05 PM

Thanks....lots of neat stuff there, I bookmarked it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:11 PM

:flowers: You're sadistic, Brunt. My Lasik Surgery will have to be rescheduled from 2010 to more like 2006. :thumbsup: (oh, and thanks... it will help playing with xp)
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:45 PM

could you please explain how to execute these regisry commands,for some one who does not know a lot about it :thumbsup: thnx in advance

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 11:31 AM

could you please explain how to execute these regisry commands,for some one who does not know a lot about it :thumbsup: thnx in advance

The topic starter Brunt is no longer with us. So you may or may not recieve any help regarding this.

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:25 AM

Hi mattie. :thumbsup:
It's true that brunt didn't explain how to do those registry hacks to tweak XP, but he did leave a link to Kelly's Korner. Look around that site and read the instructions at the top of the page. Most of those tweaks are regfiles and they are pretty easy to do. I don't know why brunt gave this warning at the end:

be carefull clicking anything on kelly's site it will download if you want it to and run it itself!

These files won't run themselves if you SAVE them--as with any file you download it is best practice to save them to your harddrive and then scan with an antivirus.

You should be careful with these regfiles tho. It's not real clear what some of them do, and some don't offer an easy way to reverse the change if you aren't familiar with the registry. So if you want to try some, or have problems with any let me know and I'll help you with them.

I can tell you what brunt did with these tweaks. RegFiles are easy to make. Just open Notepad, copy and paste the lines in one of those tweaks, and save as "All Files". This will give a .reg extension instead of .txt, and when you double-click it the regfile executes and asks you if you are sure you want to merge that file into the registry. To read the contents of the file, you can Open With Notepad or change the extension back to .txt. All brunt did was open with Notepad and copied the contents into this thread.

Some of Kelly's files don't download, but open in Notepad, so you can practice making a regfile. Here's one--I have no idea what this does.

Disable "No Computers Near Me"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Copy and Paste the entire text just like it is in the above quotebox and save as all files and you'll have a reg file.

Edited by Papakid, 04 March 2005 - 10:31 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:23 PM

well someone seems to know alot but it all seems like greek to me. I am looking for a way to go into regedit and remove all tracking from casinos that I have downloaded, so that they will not be able to trace that I already used them there always seems to be something left behind, I have crap cleaner I go into my regedit and move anything that had the nane casino in it and also I have proxy and not just for casinos things that other programs leave behind in your computer that stops you from downloading again ...I am not sure if I am in the right form but, I sure hope so any advice would be great.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:11 PM

I am looking for a way to go into regedit and remove all tracking from casinos that I have downloaded, so that they will not be able to trace that I already used them

Not to belabor the obvious, but do you suppose that businesses that generate millions of dollars of online revenue probably have the cash to hire talented and clever programmers who are well aware of registry cleaners, and the other various tools and techniques available to the general public? Do you suppose that in the interest of protecting their investments that they are going to employ extraordinary means? And do you really think that some simple reg hacks are going to fix that? Let's be a little realistic here.

Besides, what you are really asking us to do is to help you circumvent security measures. That is a no-no here. If we can help you with anything else, please feel free to ask.. just don't ask us to help you do this. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:22 PM

;Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a BSOD

This is SUPER useful, thanks alot for the find Brunt

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 05:51 PM

Some of the items in that very long post are "mandatory" for a good running PC.
Others are optional to 'iffy'. But I'm sure that they all do work.

To get all or any part of that thing into a workable file, just copy and paste it into a blank Notepad (not Wordpad) document and save it with the name "anynameyouwant.reg".
As you can see in my example, the name is not important. What IS important is that the extension must be ".reg". (minus the quotes, of course)
Anything else just won't work.

That first line:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

is absolutely mandatory. Without that line, the whole thing is useless.

I've used many of these "tweaks" in my own registry tweaking file, but not all of them, nor would I want too.
As I said, some of the tweaks are 'IFFY' in my honest opinion.

Many can change the operation of windows, but will add nothing to the actual system performance.

One of the first tweaks, to decrease shutdown time has the number 3000 in it. That's three seconds. I find that one second, a value of 1000, works just fine. When you're striving for maximum performance, 2 seconds is a lifetime. :thumbsup:
One second is the least time that is permissable in windows XP.

I hope this little example and turorial has been of help to Someone, Somewhere.

Cheers, y'all,
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