Registry Tricks

Registry hints which can help you but please try it at your risk.

Here are some registry tricks which you can tryout :

1. Disable the Autorun Option in your CD Rom Drive:
Open your Registry and navigate to "HK_L_M\system\currentcontrolset\services\cdro m"
Change the value of 'Autorun', or create a new DWORD value if it doesn't already exist, and set the value as '0' for Autorun disabled.

2. Disable the Harddisk Lowdiskspace warning in #-Link-Snipped-#
User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
System Key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
create a new DWORD 'NoLowDiskSpaceChecks' and change its value to '1'.

3. Disable the Windows Key
"HK_L_M\system\currentcontrolset\control\keybo ard layout"
Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value called 'Scancode Map' as shown below.
Value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00

4. View System BIOS Information
Open Registry and navigate to
"HK_L_M\hardware\description\system"

5. Change the Title of #-Link-Snipped-#
"HK_C_USER\software\policies\microsoft\windowsmedi aplayer\"
Create a new string value called ' TitleBar' and change text as your wish.

6. Disable #-Link-Snipped-#in Network
Open Registry and make the following changes
"KH_C_User\software\microsoft\windows
\currentversi on\internetsettings\"
Change the value of "Proxyenabled" to 1 and change the value of "proxyserver" and set it to an#-Link-Snipped-#. Change the value of the ip address and port to "10.0.0.1:5555"

7. Disable the ability to Right click on the desktop
"HK_C_User\software\microsoft\windows\currentversi on\policies\explorer\"
Create a DWORD "NoViewContextMenu" and change its value to "0" for disabling and "1" for enabling.

8. Hide all items on desktop
"HK_C_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversi on\policies\explorer\"
and
"HK_L_M\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ policies\explorer\"
create a new DWORD "NoDesktop" and change its value to "1"
You can show all the items in the desktop by chaning the value to "0"

9. Disable the "Change Password" button in windows
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersi on\Policies\System"
Create a new DWORD "DisableChangePassword" and change its value to "0" for disabling and "1" for enabling.

10. Disable the "cancel" button or pressing the "Esc" key while logging on to Windows"
"HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cu rrentVersion\Run"
Create a new string value "NoLogon" and change its value to "RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0"

11. Remove "Log off" from start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
Create a new DWORD "NoLogOff" and change its value to "1" for disabling and "0" for enabling.

12. Clear the Recent playlist in #-Link-Snipped-#
Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ Player"
And clear the "RecentFileList" subkey.

13. Empty temporary Internet files on exit (in #-Link-Snipped-#)
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Internet Settings\Cache"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache"
Create a new DWORD "Persistent" and change the value to "0" for emptying and "1" to remove this option.

14. Clear the #-Link-Snipped-# Explorere typed
addresses history
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs"
And delete the subkeys.

15. Remove recent documents from start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
Create a new DWORD "NoRecentDocsMenu" and change its value to "1".

16. Remove Network connections from start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
Create a new DWORD "NoNetworkConnections" and change its value to "1".

17. Remove My documents from start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
Create a new DWORD "NoSMMyDocs" and change its value to "1".

18. Remove My pictures from start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer "
Create a new DWORD "NoSMMyPictures" ad change its value to "1".

19. Remove My music fro start menu
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer"
and
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\Explorer"
Create a new DWORD "NoStartMenuMyMusic" and change its value to "1".

20. Reboot windows after crash
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\CrashControl"
Create a new DWORD "AutoReboot" and change its value to "1".Restart the machine for the effect to take place.

21. Disable the use of MSDos
User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\WinOldApp"
and
System Key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\WinOldApp"
Create a new DWORD "Disabled" and set its value to "1". Change it to "0" for enabling.

22. Enable Directory completion in MSDos prompt
User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command #-Link-Snipped-#
and
System Key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor"
Create a new DWORD "PathCompletionChar " and set it to equal the hex value of the required control character.

23. Quick edit the #-Link-Snipped-#

User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console"
and
System Key: "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Console"
Create a new DWORD "QuickEdit" and set its value to "1" for enabling and "0" for disabling.

24. Disable Registry editing
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System"
Create a new DWORD "DisableRegistryTools" and change its value to "0" for allowing #-Link-Snipped-#and "1" for disabling it.

25. Disable task scheduler
" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunServices"
Delete the value from "SchedulingAgent". Usually its value is set to "'mstask.exe".

26. Remove My computer from desktop and start menu
User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\NonEnum"
and
System Key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Policies\NonEnum"
Create "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" and change its value to "1" for removing. Change its value to "0" for showing.

27. Show Windows version on desktop
User Key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop"
Create a new DWORD " PaintDesktopVersion" and change its value to "1" for showing and "0" for removing.

28. Remove My documenst from desktop
Windows 95, 98 and Me
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{450D8FB A-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\ShellFolder"
Windows NT, 2000 and XP
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\ShellFolder"
Modify the value called "Attributes" as "0xf0500174" to hide or "0xf0400174" to show.

29. Disable Scan disk after improper shutdown
" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\FileSystem"
create a new DWORD "DisableScandiskOnBoot" and change its value to "01" for disablng and "00" for enabling.

30. Automatically end Hung programs.
" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop"
and
"System Key: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop"
Modify the value of "AutoEndTasks" to "1".

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