gugutz

RegTweaks 0.4.2

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Just an observation:

In the readme, it says that Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension is one of the vital services that should be set to automatic, or at worst, manual. In my experience, that service is not only not vital, it's completely useless and can be safely disabled.

I've left it disabled on (at least) 500 systems over the years that ranged from domain/web/file/print servers to all types of workstations. Never had anything even try to access it, much less any problems from disabling it. Since it doesn't seem to frivolously start, leaving it on manual is probably safer than disabling it, but I'm somewhat of a control freak, so I just really like seeing all that MS crap with "Disabled" next to it and know, at least on some level, *I* still control my box, not Microsoft. :)

-KZ

I've seen it once started on Win2000 when a driver was missing. What does it REALLY do, I don't know.

GL

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Great collection! :lol:

I'm looking inside the files to use the reg tweaks I want

Are you sure about deleting Special Accounts? I was told they are needed

(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts)

HelpAssistant--------->Remote Assistance

IUSR_----------------->IIS

IWAM_----------------->IIS

NetShowServices----->Windows Media server

SQLAgentCmdExec--->SQL Server?

TsInternetUser-------->Terminal Services

VUSR_----------------->Visual Studio Analyzer

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@phaolo: I haven't had any problems after deleting the "special accounts", and I always do that...

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Oh hello DL.

Mm.. maybe the problems appear in specific situations.

Anyway ok, I'll try to delete them; hope you're right :huh:

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@phaolo: If you use any of those applications there might be some reason to keep them.

If you want to show or hide a user account on the XP-login screen (administrator for example, see this link) you may need to set a value in the subkey [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogin

\SpecialAccounts\UserList].

You can do that after deleting the key you mentioned.

Edited by DL.
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Here's a few tweaks I use that work, and that I didn't see included in the collection. Apologies if any of these are already in there, I just didn't see 'em.. :)

;Places My Computer Above My Documents on Desktop
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}]
"SortOrderIndex"=dword:00000054

;Removes more Shellnew stuff like ADE, ADN, ADP, Briefcase, BMP, CSV, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PSD, PUB, RAR,;RESBUILD, RTF, WAV, XLS, ZIP from New Documents Menu.
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ade\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adn\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.adp\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bfc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.csv\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dif\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dot\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.gif\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.jpg\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdb\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.psd\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pub\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rar\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.resbuild\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xls\ShellNew]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\ShellNew]

;Sets HKCU to NO SOUNDS.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes]
@=".None"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Names\.None]
@="No Sounds"

;Restores customized Task Manager Settings (You may want to find and export your own under this key)
;This has PID, Image Name, CPU, Base Pri, CPU TIme, Mem Usage, VM Size, Peak Mem, Mem Delta and User Name
;in that order. Settings are: Low update speed, Show 16bit tasks, Always on top, Minimize on use.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TaskManager]
"UsrColumnSettings"=hex:1c,0c,00,00,34,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,78,00,00,00,01,00,\
00,00,1d,0c,00,00,35,04,00,00,01,00,00,00,23,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,1e,0c,00,\
00,36,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,5d,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,1f,0c,00,00,39,04,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,64,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,20,0c,00,00,37,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,78,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,00
"Preferences"=hex:9c,02,00,00,d0,07,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,\
1c,01,00,00,36,00,00,00,26,04,00,00,ce,02,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,\
00,00,00,05,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,0b,00,00,00,0c,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,64,00,6b,00,68,00,77,00,6a,00,82,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,\
04,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,\
00,00,00,02,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,08,00,\
00,00,0b,00,00,00,0e,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,\
00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,\
04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,68,\
00,00,00,28,00,00,00,49,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,3d,00,00,00,49,00,00,00,45,00,\
00,00,3f,00,00,00,44,00,00,00,3c,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,\
00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,\
27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,00,00,00,27,\
00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,09,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,05,00,\
00,00,08,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,\
ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff,4f,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00

; Display details view in Windows Explorer
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams]
"Settings"=hex:08,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,77,7e,13,73,35,cf,11,ae,\
69,08,00,2b,2e,12,62,04,00,00,00,10,00,00,00,43,00,00,00

;IE Disable Dr.Watson in Internet Explorer
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"IEWatsonDisable"=dword:00000001
"IEWatsonEnabled"=dword:00000000

;Turns F-Lock and Print Screen keys permanently ON for Microsoft keyboards
;For boards with F-Lock key, F-Lock stays on, so you can use the F1-F12 keys standard commands
;instead of using the MS-assigned annoying and potentially dangrous Undo, Redo, Delete, Close, Etc..
;Prime example is F2, which with F-lock off, becomes Undo. Boy does that suck.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1a,00,00,00,3b,00,3b,e0,3c,00,08,e0,\
3d,00,07,e0,3e,00,3e,e0,3f,00,3f,e0,40,00,40,e0,41,00,41,e0,42,00,42,e0,43,\
00,43,e0,44,00,23,e0,57,00,57,e0,58,00,58,e0,3b,e0,3b,00,08,e0,3c,00,07,e0,\
3d,00,3e,e0,3e,00,3f,e0,3f,00,40,e0,40,00,41,e0,41,00,42,e0,42,00,43,e0,43,\
00,23,e0,44,00,57,e0,57,00,58,e0,58,00,37,e0,52,e0,00,00,00,00

; Sets Keyboard Repeat rate to fastest setting, and the repeat delay to 0
; Use if you think the default keyboard repeat delay is WAY too SLOW.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]
"KeyboardDelay"="0"
"KeyboardSpeed"="31"

;Sets 24Hr Clock, AM,PM = a,p, 2 characters in year Short date (M.d.yy = 3.19.07) and date separator 
;changed from a slash to a dot because I like it.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International]
"iDate"="0"
"iLZero"="1"
"iTime"="1"
"iTLZero"="0"
"s1159"="a"
"s2359"="p"
"sDate"="."
"sShortDate"="M.d.yy"
"sTime"=":"
"sTimeFormat"="H:mm:ss"
"iTimePrefix"="0"

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any problems with those.

BTW, has anyone found a "Small Icons in Start Menu" tweak that actually *works*? I've tried about 5, and none of them work. I've looked at the changes in Regmon, and it seems clicking that option in the Start Menu config doesn't just change values, it adds and removes entire keys, all of which must be done for it to work.

-KZ

Edited by kelaniz
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The small icons works here for me here.

Sorry for not being too active here on the forum lately.

Are you sure about deleting Special Accounts? I was told they are needed

(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts)

Don´t worry phaolo, it is safe. I always do that!

Here's a few tweaks I use that work, and that I didn't see included in the collection

kelaniz, some of those are already in the package, some are not. I will be sure to include them on the next version. Thank you.

Just an observation:

In the readme, it says that Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extension is one of the vital services that should be set to automatic, or at worst, manual. In my experience, that service is not only not vital, it's completely useless and can be safely disabled.

GrofLuigi, my mistake. Already corrected. :)

@DL, thank you for helping the folks in here like you´ve been doing. Your knowledge on windows registry is not only great, it is essencial in this forum. Thank you man.

Edited by gugutz
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GrofLuigi, my mistake. Already corrected. :)

It was not my post, but nevermind. :)

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BTW, has anyone found a "Small Icons in Start Menu" tweak that actually *works*? I've tried about 5, and none of them work. I've looked at the changes in Regmon, and it seems clicking that option in the Start Menu config doesn't just change values, it adds and removes entire keys, all of which must be done for it to work.

-KZ

You could try exporting:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2]
"Settings"=hex:

which only gets written on shutdown, or cancelled shutdown

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thanx, but still missing

any one figure out what's the reg tweak for Icons view in stead of the stupid Tiles?!

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You could try exporting:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2]
"Settings"=hex:

which only gets written on shutdown, or cancelled shutdown

Not sure I follow you.. Do you mean export that key and add it to my first run tweaks reg importer, or.. what?

From what I've been able to see, clicking Show Small Icons in Start Menu (I use Classic Start Menu, btw) queries, sets and removes about 100 different keys. Obviously, most of those are other checkbox settings in that dialog. Unless I'm going blind, the Stuckrects key isn't one of them. Also, this setting applies instantly. So if that key is written on shutdown/cancelled shutdown, how would it affect the Small Icons setting?

I'm pretty sure the Small Icons tweak in the collection works for the New Start Menu, but not Classic. That's the one that seems to be the troublemaker.

I'll add this key to my tweaks and see what happens.

I also just noticed that at some point after checking Small Icons in SM, Windows deletes this key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Large_Icons"=dword:00000000

Maybe that has something to do with it?

Arggh. One little annoyance that's keeping my DVD from finalization. :)

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These are awesome thanks

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