Registry Tips and Tweaks !!



Remove Arrow Overlay from Desktop Shortcuts


Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser Is Closed

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache]

Remove “Links” Folder From Favorites

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]

Disable Automatic Image Re-Size in Internet Explorer

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
“Enable AutoImageResize”=”no”

Disable Media Player EULA


Remove Shared Documents


Add ‘Disk Cleanup’ on Right Click of a Drive

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Disk Cleanup\command]
@=”cleanmgr.exe /d %1″

Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)


Disable Shutdown Event Tracker (Shutdown Speedup)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability]



Disable the NTFS Last Access Time Stamp update


Clear ‘Recent Documents’ on Log off


Display Drive Letters first in ‘My Computer’ 


Change Drive Icon (You have to change the \C\ below to the drive you want to change)


Don’t Group Similar Taskbar Buttons


Launch Windows Desktop in a Separate Process (Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer don’t crash together)


Disable Recent Documents History


Disable Tracking of Broken Shortcut Links

Prevents Internet Explorer windows from being reused

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

Show Detailed Information in Device Manager (can display old/removed hardware drivers)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

Remove More Themes Online… from Themes Dropdown Box


Remove Language Bar from Taskbar

@=”Language bar”



Add Open With to all files

You can add “Open With…” to the Right click context menu of all files.This is great for when you have several programs you want to open the same file types with. 

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\Shell
3. Add a new Key named “OpenWith” by right clicking the “Shell” Key and selecting new
4. Set the (Default) to “Op&en With…”
5. Add a new Key named “Command” by right clicking the “OpenWith” Key and selecting new
6. Set the (Default) to “C:\Windows\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1”, C:\ being your Windows drive. You must enter the “OpenAs_RunDLL %1” exactly this way.

Customize the System Tray

You can add your name or anything you like that consists of 8 characters or less. This will replace the AM or PM next to the system time. But you cannot do this if you are using any of our software during the trial period; it will corrupt the trial license.

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International
3. Add two new String values, “s1159” and “s2359”
4. Right click the new value name and modify. Enter anything you like up to 8 characters.

If you enter two different values when modifying, you can have the system tray display the two different values in the AM and PM.

LockOut Unwanted Users

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
3. Create a dword value “MustBeValidated”
4. Set the value to 1
This forced logon can be bypassed in Safe Mode


Disable the Outlook Express Splash Screen

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OutLook Express
3. Add a string value “NoSplash”
4. Set the value data to 1 as a Dword value

Multiple Columns For the Start Menu

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced
3. Create a string value “StartMenuScrollPrograms”
4. Right click the new string value and select modify
5. Set the value to “FALSE”

Changing Windows’ Icons

You can change the Icons Windows uses for folders, the Start Menu, opened and closed folder in the Explorer, and many more.

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
3. Add a string value for each Icon you wish to change.
Example: “3” =”C:\Windows\Icons\MyIcon.ico,0″ This will change the closed folders in the Explorer to “MyIcon.ico”. Here is a complete list for each value.
0= Unknown file type
1= MSN file types
2= Applications Generic
3= Closed Folder
4= Open Folder
5= 5.25″ Drive
6= 3.25″ Drive
7= Removable Drive
8= Hard Drive
9= NetWork Drive
10= Network Drive Offline
11= CD-ROM Drive
12= RAM Drive
13= Entire Network 14= Network Hub
15= My Computer
16= Printer
17= Network Neighborhood
18= Network Workgroup
19= Start Menu’s Program Folders
20= Start Menu’s Documents
21= Start Menu’s Setting
22= Start Menu’s Find
23= Start Menu’s Help
24= Start Menu’s Run
25= Start Menu’s Suspend
26= Start Menu’s PC Undock
27= Start Menu’s Shutdown 28= Shared
29= Shortcut Arrow
30= (Unknown Overlay)
31= Recycle Bin Empty
32= Recycle Bin Full
33= Dial-up Network
34= DeskTop
35= Control Panel
36= Start Menu’s Programs
37= Printer Folder
38= Fonts Folder
39= Taskbar Icon
40= Audio CD

Now Restart your Computer..

How to Change your Processor name !!

Go To Start and type RUN

On Right Hand side just right click on Processor name and string and then Click Ok

Now Modify and write what you want to write ..




Hide User Account !!

1• Run Regedit

2• Registry Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\

3• Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.

4• Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: Type Name of Account to be Hidden

5• Setting for Value Data: [0 = Account is Hidden / 1 = Enabled]

6•Exit Registry and Reboot.







Login through Cookies in Orkut !!


Login Through Cookies 
Download this new cookie editor.

1• open mozilla and cookie editor
Now delete orkut state and create a new one to login in the account.
how to create :

Name : orkut_state
Content : ORKUTPREF=ID___________________till : [this u found in the cookie u recieved ……..
host :
Path ://
save and close. Now just open and u are in the account….

Lock Out Unwanted Users !!

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
3. Create a dword value “MustBeValidated”
4. Set the value to 1
This forced logon can be bypassed in Safe Mode on Windows 9x


Tips and tricks for Windows Registry !!

Modifying the Disk Check Autochk.exe Time-out (Scandisk Delay) Value from 10 seconds to 3 Seconds

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]

Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a System Crash / BSOD


Disable The Windows XP Desktop Cleanup Wizard (Unused Desktop Shortcuts)


Speed up Network Browsing by Removing Network Scheduled Tasks


Disables Windows Take A Tour Bubble Popup


Disable Remote Registry Service (Remote users to modify registry settings on your computer. Now registry can be modified only by users on your computer)


Removes the Recent Documents from the Start menu. The system saves a shortcut to each of the non-program files the user opened most recently, and it displays the shortcuts on the Recent Documents.


Classic Search, Full Path In Title Bar And Address Bar. This allows you to disable the new Search Assistant Dog and use the traditional search interface in Windows Explorer

“Use Search Asst”=”no”

Low Disk Space Notification ? This Disables Low Diskspace Warnings


Do you want to Speedup the Windows XP Start Menu?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

Maximize Your Internet Explorer’s Simultaneous Downloads From 2 to 10 Connections

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

Remove the Queue-it-up, Burn to CD right click options on Windows Media Player files. 


Removes Sign up with Passport Wizard when trying to sign in MSN Messenger First time

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Passport]



Disables Preview (Thumbnails) of Movie File Formats (Allowing You To Move/Rename/Delete without Errors)


Open Explorer From My Computer or Any Folder (Power users love this)


Remove ‘Shortcut To …’ Prefix when you create new Shortcut


This adds ‘Command Prompt here’ on Right Click Menu (When you right click on a Drive/Folder)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command Prompt Here]
@=”Command &Prompt Here”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Command Prompt Here\command]
@=”cmd.exe /k cd %1 “
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Command Prompt Here]
@=”Command &Prompt Here”
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Command Prompt Here\command]
@=”cmd.exe /k cd %1 “

Remove Shared Documents folders from My Computer System Folder


Disable the Unread Mail Message on the Welcome Screen


Disable Compress Old Files (This is useful when Disk Cleanup Tool Stops Responding While Compressing Old Files)

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files]

Windows Explorer Crashes When Opening Folder Containing avi/video files


Disabling the File Association Web Service (when you click on unknon file it displays ‘Windows can not open this file, … Use the web service to find the appropriate program / Select from the Program list’)