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eddie11013
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Attached is a list of the registry tweaks that I currently apply with an sp3 install. Wondering if someone, more experienced then me, can offer some insight. Maybe, with sp3, some are no longer needed. I'm not a gamer so I'm not looking in that direction, just an average user looking to improve performance and or, in some cases, just appearance. I know there are a lot of registry tweaks, but these are the one's that I kind of know and half-way understand. LOL.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Eddie

Sorry: Forgot to attach my last session.ini

PS: If I posted in the wrong forum, maybe a 'mod' can move it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; XP Tweaks Collection.

;===================================================================================================

;Internet Explorer 6 crashes

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_PROTECT_DECOMPRESSION_FILTER_FROM_ABORT_KB942367]

"*"=dword:00000001

Do not save encrypted pages to disk

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

"DisableCachingOfSSLPages"=dword:00000001

Removes the For Netscape Users command on the Help menu

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemNetscapeHelp"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemNetscapeHelp"=dword:00000001

Removes the Tip of the Day command on the Help menu

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemTipOfTheDay"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemTipOfTheDay"=dword:00000001

Removes the Send Feedback command on the Help menu

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:00000001

Speed up shutdown

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"AutoEndTasks"="1"

"HungAppTimeout"="1500"

"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="1500"

Faster reboot time

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"EnableQuickReboot"="1"

Removes the Add Network Place Icon and the Network Setup Icon from right click context menu of My Computer

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoNetConnectDisconnect"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters]

"NegativeCacheTime"=dword:00000000

Improve file system performance (Speed up NTFS)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]

"NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

"NoRemoteRecursiveEvents"=dword:00000001

Multiple Explorer Processes making it more stable

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]

"DesktopProcess"=dword:00000001

Internet Explorer Favorites New Window

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell]

@=""

"flags "=hex:01,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open Favorite in New Window]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut\shell\Open Favorite in New Window\command]

@="rundll32.exe shdocvw.dll,OpenURL %l"

;To force Windows XP to keep positive entries in DNS Cache for only 4 hours instead of the default 24 hours

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters]

"MaxCacheTtl "=dword:00003840

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Increase Network Throughput

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation\parameters]

"MaxCmds"=dword:00000064

"MaxThreads"=dword:00000064

"MaxCollectionCount"=dword:00000064

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Increase RPC Packet Size

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc]

"MaxRpcSize"=dword:00100000

;

Disables Backup System Files with Successful Boot

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"ReportBootOk"="0"

;

Fixes slowdown problem starting Outlook Express when you delete Windows Messenger, and it disables the splash screen

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FB7199AB-79BF-11d2-8D94-0000F875C541}\InProcServer32]

"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

@=""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FB7199AB-79BF-11d2-8D94-0000F875C541}\LocalServer32]

"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

@=""

;

Force DLL To Unload From Memory

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AlwaysUnloadDLL]

@="1"

;

Disable kernel paging; Optimize Core System Performance

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

"DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001

;

Optimize Hard Disk when idle

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout]

"EnableAutoLayout"=dword:00000001

;

LAST_SESSION.INI

Edited by eddie11013
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I'm assuming you use nlite, since this is in the nlite forum, so I just wanted to let you know a few of these tweaks are already in nlite itself, in the tweaks section.

Speed up shutdown

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"AutoEndTasks"="1"

"HungAppTimeout"="1500"

"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="1500"

Improve file system performance (Speed up NTFS)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]

"NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001

Multiple Explorer Processes making it more stable

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]

"DesktopProcess"=dword:00000001

Force DLL To Unload From Memory

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AlwaysUnloadDLL]

@="1"

;

Disable kernel paging; Optimize Core System Performance

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

"DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001

;

Optimize Hard Disk when idle

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OptimalLayout]

"EnableAutoLayout"=dword:00000001

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I haven't tried SP3 yet, but the title of this thread made me curious (maybe I wouldn't have to find out all of them myself).

With just a quick glance at your tweaks I found these:

Internet Explorer 6 crashes:

SP3 has IE7, so it may or may not be valid.

Your AppTimeouts are a bit low, programs may terminate when they're just busy.

Force DLL To Unload From Memory is an old tweak.

As you say there are lots more tweaks than you've got, if you don't understand one just search for it.

Just to brag a litte, my tweak-file is about 5000 lines (sorted alphabetically, trimmed and tested) with no descriptions and hardly any unnecessary blank lines..

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I haven't tried SP3 yet, but the title of this thread made me curious (maybe I wouldn't have to find out all of them myself).

With just a quick glance at your tweaks I found these:

Internet Explorer 6 crashes:

SP3 has IE7, so it may or may not be valid.

Who told you this? SP3 does NOT and will NOT have IE7 nor WMP11.

Cheers ;)

Edited by mara-
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Who told you this? SP3 does NOT and will NOT have IE7 nor WMP11.

Ok may be old info, since I haven't been following it too closely (the details) in the last few months. Earlier on there where talks/rumors that IE7 and WMP11 would be integrated in the final version of the SP but not in the betas/RC:s, but apparently they changed it in their policy.

Force DLL To Unload From Memory is an old tweak.

Dang I didn't even know that one. Thx for the info.

I used to have it there 'just in case', but it's listed on many places as an outdated tweak so I removed it.

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@Speeddymon

Thanks for replying. Again, I am an average user, I did revisit the ‘Tweaks section’ but I didn’t notice anything that I could have selected that I was duplicating with some of my tweaks.

@DL

Regarding IE6 crashes, my current understanding is this will be fixed in the ‘final’/RTM release. If so, then I will remove from my ‘tweaks.reg’. Regarding “AppTimeouts are a bit low. Thanks, increased to 2500 each. Regarding “Force DLL To Unload From Memory”, I deleted from my list, thanks.

For what its worth, one of my tweaks is to ‘disable’ the ‘Dell Screen’ on initial boot by going into the bios and selecting ‘Quiet Boot’. Doing the ‘control userpasswords2’ thingy, using a registry tweak to disable the welcome screen, and using a program called ‘Bootskin’ to vary the boot screens that I see on initial boot. Kindly like one of those ‘5000’ lines of tweaks of yours. OMG. LOL.

When I started this thread, I was thinking along the lines of maybe sp3 had made some of these tweaks unnecessary.

Anyway, thanks for everyone’s input.

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I am not sure all them tweaks will get applied!!!

I noticed most of your comments don't have a ";" before them eg

Speed up

instead of

;Speed up

A way to test your reg file is to double click it and add it to the registry. . if it errors out then it won't work during setup either.

Just letting you know this INCASE, chances are it's just your post without them.

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@nightwolf81

Thanks for looking at the details. That's what its all about. Details. Ain't that right. Anyway, as you mentioned, that was just me wanting to post a semi-clean post. I actually have a bunch of lines between most of them. And yes, I checked everyone of them in the registry afterwords to see if they actually took.

Thanks again.

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