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Registry Edits for Windows XP
 
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:06    Post subject: Registry Edits for Windows XP Reply with quote

Disable Tool Tips

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Modify or create, "ShowInfoTip" and set the Value to 0. To restore set the Value to 1. This edit excludes the Start Button.

Disable Status Messages During Boot, Logon, Logoff, Shutdown

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Right click in the right pane and select New, DWord value. Name the new value DisableStatusMessages. Double click the new value and set it to 1. Status messages will no longer show during boot/shutdown/logon/logoff.

Disable Balloon Tips

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. Modify or create, "EnableBalloonTips" and set the Value to 0. To restore set the Value to 1.

Disable Media Player Update Message

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\PlayerUpgrade. Value Name: AskMeAgain, Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value), Value Data: "yes" or "no". Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called 'AskMeAgain' and edit the value according to the settings below. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Disable/Enable Boot Defrag

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
Select Enable from the list on the right. Right on it and select Modify. Change the value to Y to enable and N to disable.
Reboot your computer.

Disable the Windows Key

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Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called 'Scancode Map' and edit the value according to the settings below. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Keyboard Layout. Value Name: Scancode Map, Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value), Value Data: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00.

Disable Error Reporting

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting. Value: DoReport, 1 = Send Reports, 0 = Don't Send.

Disable Crash Control Auto Reboot

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl In the right pane, "AutoReboot" set the Value to 1. To disable set the value back to 0.

Disable Run Commands Specified in the Registry

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Policies\Explorer. Value Name: DisableLocalMachineRun, DisableLocalMachineRunOnce, DisableCurrentUserRun, DisableCurrentUserRunOnce. Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: (0 = enable run, 1 = disable run). Create a new DWORD value for each of the optional values above depending on which Run function to stop and set the value to "1" to disable. Restart Windows for change to take effect.

Disable All Caps on Files and Folders

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\Advanced] Value Name: DontPrettyPath Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (0 = adjust caps, 1 = show caps) Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "DontPrettyPath" and set it to equal "1" to display the file using their original capitalization or "0" to adjust the caps. Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Disable Low Disk Space Message

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. Create or modify: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks REG_DWORD and set the value to 1. Logoff/Reboot.

Disable Search Assistant

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState. In the right pane, look for or create a string value called: Use Search Asst set the value to: no

Disable the Thumbnail Cache

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\Advanced. Value Name: DisableThumbnailCache, Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: (0 = enabled, 1 = disable cache). Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'DisableThumbnailCache' and edit the value according to the settings below. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Disable/Turn Off System Beeps

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound In the right pane, right click "Beeps", modify, set the value to no. Exit, reboot.

Disable/Stop Error Messages When Booting

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows. Value Name: NoPopupsOnBoot, Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: (1 = disable messages). Stops the annoying Windows pop-up messages notifying you a device is not functioning when you boot-up Windows. Create a REG_DWORD value of 'NoPopupsOnBoot' in the key below (if it doesn't already exist). Set the value to '1' to disable pop-up messages from appearing.

Disable Desktop Cleanup Wizard

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz. Value Name: NoRun, Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value), Value Data: (0 = enabled, 1= disable wizard). Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'NoRun' and edit the value according to the settings below. Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Disable Auto-Run of Windows Messenger

Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN. Delete the Value named MSMSGS.

Disable Auto-Expanding Trees in Windows Explorer

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced Change the value of "FriendlyTree" to 0.
  
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