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First: Hello!

This is my first post/question after a long while reading.

I am making an installation/maintenance script (cmd, bat & vbs). This script used to work only for 2000/xp.

Now I am adjusting it to work also with vista/win7.

The question:

I use a lot of the registry tweaks from here: http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/page/list/registry/

But do these registry tweaks work for ALL windows versions (going from 2000 to win7?)?


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Welcome to the forums!

Many (probably most) of the tweaks will work, but it's difficult to know exactly which ones that won't.

Generally, where the gui is different, the tweaks may also be different.

It's recommended to test each tweak, to verify they do what they're supposed to.

There may be a list of obsolete tweaks somewhere..

Using an incorrect tweak will usually result in one of the following:

-Nothing happens, the tweak doesn't have any effect at all.

-Unexpected behaviour, the same value does different things for different versions.

In many cases, running batch commands/scripts on W7/Vista will often require elevated privileges.

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I will check them in virtualbox on every OS.

I am no working on vista reg tweaks.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Turn Off SideBar


;Disable Display Control on ‘Help’ item from the Start menu


;Disable the Language bar


;command prompt
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\text console]
@="Command &Prompt"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\text console\command]
@="cmd.exe /k cd %1"

;Deactivate security center notifications

; Specify The First Desktop Icon: (48)=My Doc's 54 =My Comp

;Don't Group Similar Taskbar Buttons, use personalized menu (disable), lock task bar

; Disable Automatic Hiding of Inactive Tray Icons

;Disable Windows Welcome Center - StartUp

;Disable the new transparency effect

;Set Control Panel on Classic View


;IE7 - Set Google.com as homepage

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"

;Do not show 'Games' on Start Menu


;Disable 'Windows Defender' startup

"Windows Defender"=-

;Enable Status Bar in all windows

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

I only need one other tweak that I can't find:

How do I show the desktop icons like "My computer" My documents"?


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