Few Registry Messup Tricks

Posted by Shashank Krishna Thursday, January 15, 2009


sharethis: DISABLING DRIVES IN MY COMPUTER
To turn off the display of local or networked drives when you click on My Computer:
1.Open RegEdit
2.Go toHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer
3.Add a New DWORD item and name it NoDrives
4.Give it a value of 3FFFFFF
5.Now when you click on My Computer, none of your drives will show.
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CHANGE THE LOCATION OF WINDOWS INSTALLATION FILES
If you need to change the drive and or path where Windows looks for its installation files:
1.Open RegEdit
2.Go toHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Setup
3.Edit the value next to SourcePath
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CHANGE THE CAPTION ON TITLE BAR
Change the Caption on the Title Bar for OutLook Express or the Internet Explorer:For Outlook Express:
1. Open RegEdit
2. Go toHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OutLook ExpressFor IE5 and up use:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\IDENTITIES \{9DDDACCO-38F2-11D6-93CA-812B1F3493B}\ SOFTWARE\ MICROSOFT\ OUTLOOK EXPRESS\5.0
3. Add a string value "WindowTitle" (no space)
4. Modify the value to what ever you like.

For no splash screen, add a dword value "NoSplash" set to 1The Key {9DDDACCO-38F2-11D6-93CA-812B1F3493B} can be any key you find here. Each user has his own Key number.The Key 5.0 is whatever version of IE you have

For Internet Explorer:
1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
3. Add a string value "Window Title" (use a space)
4. Modify the value to what ever you like.
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ADD/DELETE PROGRAMS TO RUN EVERY TIME WINDOWS STAR

You can start or stop programs from executing at boot up by adding or deleting them to/from the run Keys in the Registry. Windows loads programs to start in the following order; Program listed in the Local Machine hive, then the Current User hive, then theWin.ini Run= and Load = lines. then finally programs in your Start Up folder.

To add or remove programs in the Registry
1.Open RegEdit
2.Go to the desired KeyHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunServicesHKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunHKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunServices
3. Add a new String Value and name it anything you like
4. For the value data, enter the path and executable for the program you want to run.
By adding the value to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive instead allows the program to start only when that user is logged on.

If you add the value to the RunOnce key the program will run once and be removed from the key by Windows.
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