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Windows 8 and 8.1 Reg Tweaks

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add these and the Windows 8.1 here

My collection so far. I've snagged a few from elsewhere and modified.
Make sure to use Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 at top REGEDIT4 don't seem to work that well anymore

Enable Metro Apps to Work on In-Built Administrator
NOTICE: FilterAdministratorToken and EnableLUA must be enabled or you get this

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;29 Add right Click File Explorer[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\File Explorer]@="""Icon"="explorer.exe,-0""Position"="Top"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\File Explorer\command]@=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,\00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,22,00,\00,00;77 Add right Click Logoff Computer Desktop Background[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Logoff Computer]"Icon"="shell32.dll,-45""Position"="Bottom"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Logoff Computer\command]@="shutdown.exe -l -f";78 Add right Click Restart Computer Desktop Background[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer]"Icon"="shell32.dll,-221""Position"="Bottom"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Restart Computer\command]@="shutdown.exe -r -t 15 /c \"Restart in 15 seconds\" -f";79 Enable Metro Apps to Work on In-Built Administrator[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]"FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000001; NOTICE: EnableLUA must be enabled"EnableLUA"=dword:00000001;80 Start On Desktop[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]"Shell"="explorer.exe, explorer.exe"; DEFAULT is "Shell"="explorer.exe";81 Win8 Navigation Pane Show Favorites OFF[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]"NavPaneShowFavorites"=dword:00000000

Feel free to add Windows 8 only reg tweaks you have found.

EDIT: Add right Click File Explorer Nov 16 2012 02:47 PM
I changed this to %windir%\explorer.exe "" which works better and don't open new windows. I also set at "Position"="Top" cause I'm in there more than anything else and that is first thing on the right click.

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Some more tweaks tested on my W8 Pro 64 bit machine:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Grant Admin Full Control
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
@="Grant Admin Full Control"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2]
@="Grant Admin Full Control"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Grant Admin Full Control"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t


;Grant Admin priviliges
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\takeownership]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\takeownership\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\takeownership]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\takeownership\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\takeownership]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\takeownership\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\takeownership]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\takeownership\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"

; add 'open with notepad' to right context
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad]
@=""

;Command prompt Here.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Open Command Prompt Here\command]
@="cmd.exe /k pushd %L"

; Set Control Panel on Classic View and small icons

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
"AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
"StartupPage"=dword:00000001

;Hanged programs will be terminated quickly, ie. Automatically it will end tasks of programs that are taking longer to respond.
;Menus will be shown very faster. When you pause on the main menus the sub menus will be shown up faster than normal.
;Disable Aero Snap Docking (WindowArrangementActive)


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"AutoEndTasks"="1"
"HungAppTimeout"="1000"
"MenuShowDelay"="200"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="1000"
"LowLevelHooksTimeout"="1000"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"


;Disables the "UAC" (administrator in Admin Approval Mode)


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000000


;Memory Management in Windows, pagefile size, clear page file, l2 cache etc ....

;L2 cpu cache (SecondLevelDataCache"=dword:00001800, core2 e8600 = 6megs or 6144kb = 1800)

;EnableSuperfetch values
;Values are 0, 1, 2 and 3. 3 is enabled for boot & apps, 2 only for boot, 1 only for apps & 0 completely disabled.
;I recommend you not to disable it for boot.
;EnableSuperfetch=2 changed to = 0 to disable it.

;"Pagingfiles" value is: = 200mb min and 1024mb max.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Se ssion Manager\Memory Management]
"ClearPageFileAtShutdown"=dword:00000000
"DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000000
"LargeSystemCache"=dword:00000000
"NonPagedPoolQuota"=dword:00000000
"NonPagedPoolSize"=dword:00000000
"PagedPoolQuota"=dword:00000000
"PagedPoolSize"=dword:00000000
"SecondLevelDataCache"=dword:00001800
"SessionPoolSize"=dword:00000004
"SessionViewSize"=dword:00000030
"SystemPages"=dword:00000000

"PagingFiles"=hex(7):63,00,3a,00,5c,00,70,00,61,00 ,67,00,65,00,66,00,69,00,6c,\
00,65,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,20,00,32,00,30,00 ,30,00,20,00,31,00,30,00,\
32,00,34,00,00,00,00,00

"PhysicalAddressExtension"=dword:00000001
"ExistingPageFiles"=hex(7):5c,00,3f,00,3f,00,5c,00 ,43,00,3a,00,5c,00,70,00,61,\
00,67,00,65,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,2e,00,73,00 ,79,00,73,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Se ssion Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"BootId"=dword:00000007
"BaseTime"=dword:1038f9c6
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:00000000
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000003
"EnableBootTrace"=dword:00000000


;Show all files


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden]
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30499"
"Type"="group"
"Bitmap"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00, 65,0 0,6d,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,00,53,00,\
48,00,45,00,4c,00,4c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c ,00,6c,00,2c,00,34,00,00,\
00
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51131"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDE N]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVe rsion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30501"
"Type"="radio"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000002
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51104"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVe rsion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"Text"="@shell32.dll,-30500"
"Type"="radio"
"ValueName"="Hidden"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000002
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"HelpID"="shell.hlp#51105"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000001


;register Nfo files "open with notepad"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.nfo]
"PerceivedType"="document"


; Show all hidden devices in device manager

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]
"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"=1

;Add Computer to My Desktop
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

;Add Network to My Desktop
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000000

;Add User to My Desktop
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"=dword:00000000

;Add Control Panel to My Desktop
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}"=dword:00000000

Enjoy

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Here are some more tweaks, all performance oriented, that are valid for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Some of the tweaks are really only beneficial for x64 (such as the memory management settings), but it won't hurt x86.

' MAVERICKS CHOICE', you have the paging file settings listed in your tweaks, those settings aren't applicable to others and may actually be problematic.

Also, you have 'EnableLUA' set to 0. This is what I prefer too, but it does have a noticeable downside. If set to 0, you cannot use Metro Apps in Windows 8. If you have it enabled, you can use Metro Apps, but it prevents you from doing some other things, and also it can cause all sorts of problems with non-system drives with files created under Windows 7. Just thought I'd point that out!


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
;setting the following to ffffffff doesn't specifically set it to that size, it signals Windows to maximise the potential of the two settings as required. This is ideal, especially for x64 environments.
"PagedPoolSize"=dword:ffffffff
"SystemPages"=dword:ffffffff
"PoolUsageMaximum"=dword:0000003c

;the following may actually not have any effect on Windows 7 or 8, but is a setting still being able to be set through fsutil (even in Windows 8). Don't know why if it is useless. In any case, if it is useless, then it can't hurt changing the value from '1' to '2', right?!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Filesystem]
"NtfsMemoryUsage"=dword:00000002

;the following values increases the maximum transfer size of USB to 2MB (from the default of 64KB). This may lead to better USB transfer rates. This is only valid when update KB2581464 or successors (and Windows 8) is installed.
;also the USB interface, which is the last bit in the keyname, may vary between systems. The following are the defaults for the Intel USB on Z77 boards, and also for the Etron USB controller. You will need to add other controllers (Asmedia etc) yourself by navigating to the registry path and copying the USB interface number into the code below. You can simply copy and paste the two lines for additional USB interfaces and change them as required.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\054C00C1]
"MaximumTransferLength"=dword:00200000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\05AC12xx]
"MaximumTransferLength"=dword:00200000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\05AC13xx]
"MaximumTransferLength"=dword:00200000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\05DCA431]
"MaximumTransferLength"=dword:00200000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\058F6362]
"MaximumTransferLength"=dword:00200000

;this increases the handle limit. The defaults shouldn't actually be exceeded, but the values below certainly don't hurt and can be beneficial in certain 'rare' circumstances.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
"GDIProcessHandleQuota"=dword:00008000
"USERProcessHandleQuota"=dword:00008000

;the following may give better performance in games (some of these may already be at the following levels). Basically it supposedly raises the game processing priority, same as those dodgy programs that you have to pay for, but this does the same thing.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\Games]
"Scheduling Category"="High"
"SFIO Priority"="High"
"Background Only"="False"
"Priority"=dword:00000001
"GPU Priority"=dword:00000001
"Affinity"=dword:00000001

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Welcome to MSFN burfadel! Glad to see you here!

Cheers and Regards

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I probably have over 200 Registry Twks that I use when doing a autounattend install of Win8 or 7 here are a few below..

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;DOS_PROBIE.2K13
;*************************************************************
;=========================================================================
; ********************** WINDOWS 8 REGISTRY TWEAKS **********************
;=========================================================================
;** HIDE OR ENABLE DESKTOP ICONS **
; 0 = SHOW
; 1 = HIDE
; Computer = "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000
; Internet Explorer ="{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000
; Library ="{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000000
; Network = "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000000
; USER PROFILE = "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}"=dword:00000000
; Control Panel = "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}"=dword:00000000
; Recycle = "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000

; Show Computer
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000000

; Remove Control Panel
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}"=dword:00000001

; Remove Network
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
"{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}"=dword:00000001

; Remove Libraries Folder From Desktop
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}"=dword:00000001

;Disable UAC (Requires a reboot)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000000
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000001
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000
"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000000

;Window 7 Method (will not wk for Win 8)
;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
;"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000001
;"EnableLUA"=dword:00000000
;"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000002
;"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000001

;CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR "FOLDER OPTIONS" IN CONTROL PANEL.
;(SHOW)Hidden files and folders, and drives.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001

;(SHOW)Hide empty drives in the Computer folder.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=-

;(SHOW)Hide Protected Operating System files.
;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]
;"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
;"CheckedValue"=dword:00000000

;(SHOW)file extensions.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000

;Add Hide and Unhide to Context Menu
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Hidden File Attributes]
"SubCommands"="Hide;Unhide"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Hide]
@="Hide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Hide\command]
@="attrib +h \"%1\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Unhide]
@="Unhide Only Selected Folder(s) and/or File(s)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Unhide\command]
@="attrib -h \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Hidden Folder Attributes]
"SubCommands"="Hide;Hide-all;Unhide;Unhide-all"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Hide-all]
@="Hide Only Subfolders and Files in Selected Folder(s)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Hide-all\command]
@="attrib +h \"%1\\*\" /S /D"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Unhide-all]
@="Unhide Only Subfolders and Files in Selected Folder(s)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Unhide-all\command]
@="attrib -h \"%1\\*\" /S /D"



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DosProbe: Can you please post a reg or zip file of all the 200+ tweaks you use?

Or a link to drop box, etc with the above zip or reg file?

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DosProbe: Can you please post a reg or zip file of all the 200+ tweaks you use?

Or a link to drop box, etc with the above zip or reg file?

No Problem, Fixing to head out of town for a few days, but when I get back I will pm them over to you or post here whatever works..thumbup.gif

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somebody posted part of this but I can't find it again.
Right click System Tools on Desktop works on Win 7 and Win 8

I modified a bit adding a few things and eliminate defrag since that is not needed in Win 7 or 8
I've been trying to get this to work on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell so it will appear anywhere in Explorer also but unable as of yet

What I find really useful is checking my Hotfixes with Systeminfo + Hotfix(s) to file. Creates listing right on desktop

Enjoy :thumbup

EDIT: Have moved this to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background so will appear in all folders

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somebody posted part of this but I can't find it again.

Right click System Tools on Desktop works on Win 7 and Win 8

I modified a bit adding a few things and eliminate defrag since that is not needed in Win 7 or 8

I've been trying to get this to work on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell so it will appear anywhere in Explorer also but unable as of yet

What I find really useful is checking my Hotfixes with Systeminfo + Hotfix(s) to file. Creates listing right on desktop

Enjoy :thumbup

I may have posted that over at MDL but your right the defrag is really not needed a optimizer would be better, especially for the ssd drives now, here is a screen shot of the Window Apps I use also ..upload failed geesh .. click on my flickr below to view..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93612079@N03/

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I did find again here http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2011/12/adding-context-menu-to-desktop-control.html Method #2 – Softwares and System Tools Menu (3 Sub-Menu only) but they used HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and I prefer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Have moved this to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background so will appear in all folders including Desktop

New Dec 10, 2013

fixed snipping tool icon not showing
https://www.mediafire.com/#3l27csbkuzdyz

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Decided to experiment and add all my most used stuff to my right click. Reasoning is Win 8 don't have the Quick Launch and Start menu pinned which I used for such a long time.
I eliminate both those with this and it works from any folder including desktop

Show Desktop - What I done was create a ShowDesktop.vbs file on C: drive and copy this in there

CreateObject("Shell.Application").ToggleDesktop

Thats it I have eliminated my need for Quick Launch completely

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These are not all as in the picture but represents how to add things from Program Files (x86) and such
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vghiclt8w23c521/Background_Quick_Launch.zip

EDIT: I renamed to what it used to be Quick Launch. Works with Win 7 and 8

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Decided to experiment and add all my most used stuff to my right click. Reasoning is Win 8 don't have the Quick Launch and Start menu pinned which I used for such a long time.

I eliminate both those with this and it works from any folder including desktop

Show Desktop - What I done was create a ShowDesktop.vbs file on C: drive and copy this in there

CreateObject("Shell.Application").ToggleDesktop

Thats it I have eliminated my need for Quick Launch completely

These are not all as in the picture but represents how to add things from Program Files (x86) and such

Nice MaxX!

I see all kinda possibilities ..:thumbup

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;CASCADING MENU

;Clean-up

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Softwares]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Quick Launch]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\Applications]

"MUIVerb"="Applications"

"ExtendedSubCommandsKey"="Directory\\ContextMenus\\tools"

"Icon"="imageres.dll,240"

"Position"="Top"

;PERSONALIZE-USER ACCOUNTS

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\shell\102]

@="~:: DosProbie ::~"

"Icon"="imageres.dll,220"

"Position"="Top"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\Shell\102\command]

@="Control userpasswords"

;WINDOWS DEFENDER

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\Shell\104]

"MUIVerb"="Windows Defender"

"SubCommands"="WD-Settings;WD-Update;WD-Update-QS;WD-QuickScan;WD-FullScan"

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

"Position"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Settings]

@="Settings"

"HasLUAShield"=""

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Settings\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe\" -Settings"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Update]

@="Update"

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Update\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe\" -Update"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Update-QS]

@="Update and Quick Scan"

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-Update-QS\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe\" -UpdateAndQuickScan"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-QuickScan]

@="Quick Scan"

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-QuickScan\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe\" -QuickScan"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-FullScan]

@="Full Scan"

"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\WD-FullScan\command]

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe\" -FullScan"

;MSFN

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\shell\106]

"MUIVerb"="MSFN Forum"

"icon"="shell32.dll,220"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\Shell\106\command]

@="iexplore http://www.msfn.org/board/"

;OPTIMIZE DRIVE

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\Shell\108]

"MUIVerb"="Optimize drive"

"SubCommands"="optimize"

"Icon"="imageres.dll,147"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\optimize]

@="Trim"

"Icon"="perfmon.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\optimize\command]

@="defrag -c -h -o"

;POWER MENU

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\tools\Shell\110]

"MUIVerb"="Power Menu"

"SubCommands"="lock;logoff;switch;sleep;hibernate;restart;shutdown;hybridshutdown"

"Icon"="shell32.dll,215"

"Position"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\lock]

@="Lock"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\lock\command]

@="Rundll32 User32.dll,LockWorkStation"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\logoff]

@="Log Off"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\logoff\command]

@="Shutdown -l"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\switch]

@="Switch User"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\switch\command]

@="tsdiscon.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep]

@="Sleep"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep\command]

@="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hibernate]

@="Hibernate"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hibernate\command]

@="Shutdown -h"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\restart]

@="Restart"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\restart\command]

@="Shutdown -r -f -t 00"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\shutdown]

@="Shut Down"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\shutdown\command]

@="Shutdown -s -f -t 00"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hybridshutdown]

@="Shut Down (Hybrid)"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hybridshutdown\command]

@="Shutdown -s -f -t 00 -hybrid"

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DosProbe: Can you please post a reg or zip file of all the 200+ tweaks you use?

Or a link to drop box, etc with the above zip or reg file?

No Problem, Fixing to head out of town for a few days, but when I get back I will pm them over to you or post here whatever works..thumbup.gif

Hi DosProbie, I know I am rehashing an old thread, but did you ever get a chance to post your Reg tweak file? If not, it would be greatly appreciated if you can, finding the right tweaks for Windows 8 has been a challenge and MSFN is the only sight where I have seen the most activity.

Thanks in advance

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chance to post your Reg tweak file?

most the things worked in Windows 7 will work with Win 8. Thing is you have to test things and see if they work for your machine since no two are setup the same except OEM when first recieved

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MaxX is correct, most of the XP and 7 tweaks will work for Win8 and some like UAC disable that worked for 7 will not work for 8 etc..Check you PM circuittravler..DPyes.gif

chance to post your Reg tweak file?

most the things worked in Windows 7 will work with Win 8. Thing is you have to test things and see if they work for your machine since no two are setup the same except OEM when first recieved

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since Windows 8.1 is only an update

;4 Show my Desktop background on Start Screen Background[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent]"MotionAccentId_v1.00"=dword:000000db;5 Windows Explorer Show Libraries off[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabRoaming]"NextTimer"=hex(b):86,d3,ed,1b,23,7b,ce,01,;6 Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage]"OpenAtLogon"=dword:00000000;7 List desktop apps first in the Apps view when sorted by category[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage]"DesktopFirst"=dword:00000001;8 Search everywhere instead of just my apps when I search from Apps view[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage]"GlobalSearchInApps"=dword:00000001;9 Show APPS view auto when go to Start[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage]"MakeAllAppsDefault"=dword:00000001;10 Default jpg, png, bmp = Windows Photo viewer; Finalize Image AppAssoc.xml;11 Remove 6 Folders from This PC = Windows Explorer;Music[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}];Downloads[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}];Pictures[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}];Videos[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}];Documents[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}];Desktop[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}];DosProbie;Kill the annoying "Switch between apps" pop-up when launching metro apps..[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]"DisableHelpSticker"=dword:00000001[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]"DisableHelpSticker"=dword:00000001;Play slide show on lockscreen[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]"SlideshowEnabled"=dword:00000001"SlideshowSourceDirectoriesSet"=dword:00000001[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]"SlideshowEnabled"=dword:00000001

Show my Desktop background on Start Screen Background

Play slide show on lockscreen
You must be activated for these to work

I Remove the 6 Folders because they take up a lot of screen

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How to disable the stupid "Switch between apps" pop-up with 8.1..
Twk credit==>: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/31098-help-tips-enable-disable-windows-8-1-a.html

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;Kill the annoying "Switch between apps" pop-up when launching metro apps..[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]"DisableHelpSticker"=dword:00000001[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]"DisableHelpSticker"=dword:00000001
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Play slide show on lockscreen for 8.1. Must be activated

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;8.1 Play slide show on lockscreen
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"SlideshowEnabled"=dword:00000001
"SlideshowSourceDirectoriesSet"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Lock Screen]
"SlideshowEnabled"=dword:00000001

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= Add "Windows Update" To Context Menu (tested on 8.1) =

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00; \\\\ Windows Updates-This PC Context Menu ////[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Windows Update]"Icon"="wucltux.dll,000"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Windows Update\command]@=hex(2):63,00,6f,00,6e,00,74,00,72,00,6f,00,6c,00,20,00,57,00,75,00,61,00,75,\  00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,2e,00,63,00,70,00,6c,00,00,00
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More RunAs Admin Context Menu Tweaks:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ;ADDS-"Merge...(Run As) administrator" for .reg files.. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\RunAs] "HasLUAShield"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\RunAs\command] @="regedit.exe \"%1\"";ADDS-"Install...(Run As) administrator" for .msi files.. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\runas]  @="Install... (Run &As)"  "HasLUAShield"="" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Msi.Package\shell\runas\command]  @="msiexec.exe /i \"%1\" %*"  [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\runas]  @="Merge... (Run &As)"  [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\runas\command]  @="regedit.exe \"%1\""  [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\runas]  @="Open &As..."   [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\runas\command]  @=hex(2):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,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\  65,00,20,00,2f,00,6e,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00  
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Location sensor on/off located in config screen 1 = on 0 = off

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Sensor\Overrides\{BFA794E4-F964-4FDB-90F6-51056BFE4B44}]"SensorPermissionState"=dword:00000000[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Sensors\LocationProvider]"CSEnable"=dword:00000000
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