Common WinXP Tweaks

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  1. chaosblade

    chaosblade New Member

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    Really Nice :)

    Just spotted these , real nice . GJ who made these :)
     
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    Thanks, btw whats GJ?
     
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    this will not make any pc run better but it made me run faster..

    If you have an app, files or folders that you open all the time and don't want to waste time finding its shortcut on desktop or in start menu item or perhaps you like to keep your hands off the mouse sometime, below reg files might be useful..


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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;Windows XP
    ;Run any apps, files and folders from "Run.." dialog box
    ;when modifying, make sure that you use "short name" followed by ".exe"
    ;and use apps "full path"
    ;By panging.

    ;(e.g. I'll just type "dic" in the Run box to open a program called "Ultralingua")
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\dic.exe]
    @="D:\\Program Files\\Ultralingua\\Ultralingua 4\\Ultralingua.exe"

    ;(e.g. type "tool" in the Run box to open a folder named "VBS Tools")
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\tool.exe]
    @="\"E:\\Tools\\VBS Tools\""

    ;(e.g. type "note" in the Run box to open a .txt file named "MyEditor"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\note.exe]
    @="\"G:\\BkupDocs\\Fix Infos\\MyEditor.txt\""

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    i think the GJ = Great Job im not sure though
     
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    Close .. GJ is Good Job ^^
     
  7. PangingJr

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    Re: this will not make any pc run better but it made me run faster..

    adding more info...
    the above reg tweaks will create a new key under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths and it can be removed (or added) at any time without having to reboot..

    do not alter any of the existing keys there.. e.g. when you navigate to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths" you'll see almost about all installed programs there like "mozilla.exe" (if you have it)

    we can type "mozilla" in the Run box to start Mozilla, but if you like a shorter name.. you'll need to create a new key
    manually or make a .reg file to import into your registry..like below.... so you can type just "moz" to run the program
    (i usually type "moz -quiet" )
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\moz.exe]
    @="D:\\Program Files\\mozilla.org\\Mozilla\\Mozilla.exe"
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  8. PangingJr

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    Disabling XP Pro Services(34 Services) - by using "Windows Script Host" - .VBS version
    ---copy (without the lines) and save file as .VBS
    ---double click to run the file..

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    ' Disabling34winXPproServices.vbs
    ' Run this script on Windows XP Pro ONLY.
    ' Script Type/Size = VBScript / 3 KB.

    Option Explicit : On Error Resume Next : Dim pg1, pg2, pg3, pg4 : Dim pg5, pg5a, pg6

    Set pg1 = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    pg2 = "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\"
    pg3 = "00000004"
    pg4 = "REG_DWORD"

    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "Alerter\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "wuauserv\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "BITS\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "ClipSrv\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "Browser\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "ERSvc\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "helpsvc\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "Cisvc\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "PolicyAgent\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "Messenger\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "Netlogon\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "mnmsrvc\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "NetDDE\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "NetDDEdsdm\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "NtLmSsp\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "SysmonLog\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "WmdmPmSN\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "RSVP\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "RDSessMgr\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "RemoteRegistry\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "seclogon\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "SCardSvr\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "SCardDrv\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "SSDPSRV\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "srservice\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "LmHosts\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "TlntSvr\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "UPS\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "upnphost\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "uploadmgr\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "WebClient\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "W32Time\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "WZCSVC\Start", pg3, pg4
    pg1.RegWrite pg2 & "WmiApSrv\Start", pg3, pg4

    pg5 = "Accomplished!"
    pg5a = MsgBox(pg5, 1024, "Disabling 34 XP Pro Services. by Panging")

    Reboot

    Sub Reboot
    If MsgBox("All 34 services's status will change after rebooting." & _
    vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "....reboot your computer now?", _
    vbQuestion + vbYesNo + pg6, "Reboot!") =6 Then
    pg1.Run "shutdown.exe -r -t 20"
    End If
    End Sub

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    Shoutcut to Shutdown (with its icon)
    for Windows XP ONLY

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    ' ShortcutCreator.vbs
    ' run this script to create a shortcut to shutdown your PC
    ' pls feel free to modify this script as you like.

    Ask = "....create a shortcut to shutdown your PC?"
    Credit = "Shortcut Creator! By Panging"
    Call YeaNay()

    Dim One, Two, Three, Four
    Set One = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Two = One.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
    Set Three = One.CreateShortcut(Two & "\Shutdown.lnk")

    Three.TargetPath = "%windir%\system32\shutdown"
    Three.Arguments = " -s -f -t 10"
    Three.Hotkey = "F8"
    Three.WorkingDirectory = "%windir%\system32"
    Three.IconLocation = "%windir%\system32\shell32.dll, 215"
    Three.WindowStyle = 1
    Three.Save
    WScript.Echo "Accomplished!"

    Sub YeaNay()
    Four = MsgBox(Ask, vbOKCancel + vbInfo, Credit)
    If Four = vbCancel Then
    WScript.Quit
    End If
    End Sub

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  10. PangingJr

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    ..just something that fit......

    in terms of the "for those not content with the word "default""

    this's not a new thing really.. i'm sure many of you guys have seen it before in java script....
    its just i've made it for using on my own so its wont be so many functions likes most of 3rd party programs will have....
    ..use this VBScript (MS's scripting version of Visual Basic) to set up a group of IEs..
    i use it for a quick news reading on some 4-6 of news's web sites.. anyway you can modify it to suit you best. copy the below code (without the lines - between topmost and the last lines) into a file and save it with a .VBS extension..
    you can run it directly or.. create a shortcut to it with your prefered icon.. or you can also create an IE menu button to run this group IE. hope it will be useful.

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    ' GroupIE.vbs - by Panging
    ' Windows XP Only

    Option Explicit : On Error Resume Next

    '=== add/remove ie window and modify URLs ==========
    Dim n0 : set n0 = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    Dim n1 : set n1 = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    Dim n2 : set n2 = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    Dim n3 : set n3 = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

    'Off-topic
    n0.left=00 : n0.top=00 : n0.navigate "http://www.driverheaven.net/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=7"
    n0.height=500 : n0.width=500 : n0.menubar=1 : n0.toolbar=1 : n0.visible=1

    'Tech
    n1.left=30 : n1.top=30 : n1.navigate "http://www.driverheaven.net/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=23"
    n1.height=500 : n1.width=500 : n1.menubar=1 : n1.toolbar=1 : n1.visible=1

    'News
    n2.left=60 : n2.top=60 : n2.navigate "http://www.driverheaven.net/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=21"
    n2.height=500 : n2.width=500 : n2.menubar=1 : n2.toolbar=1 : n2.visible=1

    ' New Posts
    n3.left=90 : n3.top=90 : n3.navigate "http://www.driverheaven.net/search.php?s=&action=getnew"
    n3.height=500 : n3.width=500 : n3.menubar=1 : n3.toolbar=1 : n3.visible=1
    '=================================================

    Dim pg, odd
    set pg = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    set odd = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
    pg.popup "Tile?" : odd.TileHorizontally
    '------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ' re-set IE window size to default setting..
    ' will take effect after closing all IE in this group..
    ' and then re-open it from other internet shortcuts.
    '------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    pg.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Window_Placement"

    set pg = Nothing
    set odd = Nothing
    WScript.Quit

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    edit ---without the lines - between topmost and the last lines
     
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  11. PangingJr

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    Virtual Memory for Windows XP...

    i think both articles below are very good., i like to put it here, hope it useful and give the correct answer or solution to some of questions in future..
     
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    well i took it all i dont know what i'm going to get from taken it... hope its okay
     
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    --------------END------------------------
    Edit- Add afews more below. for the 2nd time. this post is too long!

    edit-- fix some breaks caused by vBulletin, if its not work i may have to remove or host a text or html file just to make sure heck if i've to do, it'll be a bigger one then.


    edit--removed all the REGs on this spot there're too many breaks and excessive blank spaces.
     
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    just tested the file myself just now, copy/paste on my text editor and save it as a .reg, imported it. and the file is worked just fine. hope it will be useful.
     
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    Nice, ill try them myself i think. Good work :)
     
  16. PangingJr

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    some of the registry changes can fully take effect after restarting the Explorer shell....

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    'restart_XP_Explorer_Shell.vbs
    'For XP Pro only.

    Message = "...restart the XP Explorer Shell ??"

    YeaNay = MsgBox(Message, vbYesNo, "Panging.")

    If YeaNay = 6 Then

    On Error Resume Next
    For each process in GetObject("winmgmts:"). _
    ExecQuery ("select * from Win32_Process where name='explorer.exe'")
    process.terminate(0)

    Next : MsgBox "Good luck!" & vbcr & vbcr, 4096, "Done!"

    Else : MsgBox "CALLED OFF!", 4096, "G-Bye!"

    End If

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    more--
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    removed all the REGs on this spot there're too many breaks and excessive blank spaces.

    --------------END------------------------
    always make backup, a restore pont - a full registry backup -
    or go to each registry key(s) that you want to tweak, export it
    and combine them into one REG file (eg. original.reg).
    you need to be able to restore things to the way they were before,
    if a change doesn't work out the way you intended.
    you might rank-order these tweaks differently or add some others,
    remove and modify values.
     
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    i cannot fix some lines breaks on the above posted
    all of them work before but when i add some more i've found 2 of them wont work,

    ***; Add Icon Cache Size menu to Folder Options View - within Advanced settings tab.
    ***; Add Recent Document Menu to Classic Start menu - within Advanced start menu option box.

    some parameters need to adjusted after copy/paste the reg entries from the above.
    will write/host a file with a link here soon. :sleep:
     
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    Louie6666,
    you may want to remove this REG file due to its only work half way on both .DLL and .OCX file.
    it'll enter the Register commands but will not enter the Unregister ones into windows registry since it had some breaks
    at the command there, this wont cause anything but just didt work.
    all commands will work fine on yours if you use .reg file from your HDD,
    but if you remove the entries and then re-apply using file from this page then you'll see.
    didt mean to pick anything, i woud use PM but if anyone like to use the function they can see the info.
    so just re-apply/overwrite it with my reg file will corr the command parameters.
    :)
     

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