Jump to content

Windows 8 and 8.1 Reg Tweaks


maxXPsoft
 Share

Recommended Posts

Decided to experiment and add all my most used stuff to my right click. Reasoning is Win 8 don't have the Quick Launch and Start menu pinned which I used for such a long time.

I eliminate both those with this and it works from any folder including desktop

Show Desktop - What I done was create a ShowDesktop.vbs file on C: drive and copy this in there

CreateObject("Shell.Application").ToggleDesktop

Thats it I have eliminated my need for Quick Launch completely

attachicon.gifQuick Launch.png

These are not all as in the picture but represents how to add things from Program Files (x86) and such

http://www.mediafire.com/download/vghiclt8w23c521/Background_Quick_Launch.zip

EDIT: I renamed to what it used to be Quick Launch. Works with Win 7 and 8

Question MaxX, I see you have a context menu with a Registry Backup/Restore, I am in need of something like this to backup my Win 8 and 8.1 registry, What program are you using or is this a script file that you are using? And for anyone else out there if you have a script or favorite app that you use to backup and restore your registry, post it here please..Thanks DP

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Question MaxX, I see you have a context menu with a Registry Backup/Restore, I am in need of something like this to backup my Win 8 and 8.1 registry, What program are you using or is this a script file that you are using? And for anyone else out there if you have a script or favorite app that you use to backup and restore your registry, post it here please..Thanks DP

I was using Regbak but it may not work on Win 8.1

Worked really great on Win 7 backing up all the hives each time Windows started. using this in Startup folder

The right click brought up program where I could choose backup to restore

RegBaksilent.lnk = %windir%\Regbak\regbak64.exe "%windir%\Regbak\<DATE>\<TIME>" /reg:suo /silent /overwrite /limitdays:7 /limitcount:14

running in win 8.1 I get a

unable to auto-detect correctly.

verify Mode and restore to Root

I tried and it is failing

Edited by maxXPsoft
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info MaxX, also found a free one at Tweaking.com (Registry Backup v1.6.7) http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html that I am checking out now as well,

then again I may just write a batch script using Hobocopy to backup and restore also.. :whistle:

Edited by DosProbie
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Registry Backup uses Volume Shadow Copy which is basically System Restore which I have turned off because I have an SSD and it was recommended

dang i hope they update that Free Regbak for 8+

Edited by maxXPsoft
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This Reg Twk will add Disk Cleanup to any of your Drives (harddrive and usb) for 8.0 and 8.1..DP

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;Adds "Disk Cleanup" Option to Drive Context Menu..[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Disk cleanup]"icon"="cleanmgr.exe"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Disk cleanup\command]@="cleanmgr.exe /d %1"
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
Thanks for the info MaxX, also found a free one at Tweaking.com (Registry Backup v1.6.7) http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html that I am checking out now as well,
then again I may just write a batch script using Hobocopy to backup and restore also.. :whistle:

Took another look at that Tweaking.com Registry Backup. Works very well here even with restore off. :thumbup

Don't know why I thought it wouldn't work.

I just d/l the portable and set the settings and use TweakingRegistryBackup.exe /auto in my Startup folder on win 7. You can set a task also win8+

Link to comment
Share on other sites

~ Disable Auto download and install of metro apps updates for 8.1 ~

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00; Disable Automatic Download and install of Metro apps updates..[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore\WindowsUpdate]"AutoDownload"=dword:00000002

credits: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5803-store-enable-disable-automatic-download-updates-windows-8-a.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My jumplists get real messy after looking through a bunch of folders. I've been just opening my Notes and paste the cmds in a dos prompt.

Delete or Clear Jumplist Recent Items in Windows 7 + 8.1
echo Y | del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\automaticdestinations\*
echo Y | del %appdata%\microsoft\windows\recent\*

So I added this to the System Tools

cmd /c Echo Y | DEL "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\recent\automaticdestinations\*" | cmd /c Echo Y | DEL "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\*"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\system\shell\Sys107]"icon"="%windir%\\system32\\Shell32.dll,-16769""MUIVerb"="Clear Jumplists"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\ContextMenus\system\shell\Sys107\command]@=hex(2):63,00,6d,00,64,00,20,00,2f,00,63,00,20,00,45,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,20,\  00,59,00,20,00,7c,00,20,00,44,00,45,00,4c,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,75,00,73,00,\  65,00,72,00,70,00,72,00,6f,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,25,00,5c,00,41,00,70,\  00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,5c,00,52,00,6f,00,61,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,\  67,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,5c,00,57,\  00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,5c,00,72,00,65,00,63,00,65,00,6e,00,\  74,00,5c,00,61,00,75,00,74,00,6f,00,6d,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,63,00,64,00,65,\  00,73,00,74,00,69,00,6e,00,61,00,74,00,69,00,6f,00,6e,00,73,00,5c,00,2a,00,\  22,00,20,00,7c,00,20,00,63,00,6d,00,64,00,20,00,2f,00,63,00,20,00,45,00,63,\  00,68,00,6f,00,20,00,59,00,20,00,7c,00,20,00,44,00,45,00,4c,00,20,00,22,00,\  25,00,75,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,70,00,72,00,6f,00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,25,\  00,5c,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,5c,00,52,00,6f,00,61,00,\  6d,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\  00,74,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73

sdws.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Here are a couple of Reg Tweaks for Windows 8.1..

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;== Add extra URLs to Internet Explorer auto url searches == [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UrlTemplate]"5"="www.%s.gov""6"="www.%s.mil""7"="www.%s.co.uk""8"="www.%s.be""9"="www.%s.de""10"="www.%s.nl";== Add Task Manager to "This PC" context menu for Windows 8/8.1 == [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\taskmgr]@="&Task Manager""Icon"="taskmgr.exe"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\taskmgr\command]@="taskmgr.exe"
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

System Restore Point for Context Menu-Windows 8 and 8.1

Download @ http://rghost.net/51581903

- Quickly set restore points on the fly with this registry tweak and .vbs script file.
- Just copy the .vbs over to your Windows directory then merge the .reg file to add "Create Restore Point" to your context menu.
Enjoy..DP :yes:
System_Restore_Context_Menu.jpg
Edited by DosProbie
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've used this little gem since Windows 7. It changes the behavior of a single click on stacked programs in the taskbar to open the most recent program in the stack, and subsequent clicks cycle through them. It reduces the number of clicks to switch programs from two to one. You can still hover on stacked programs to bring up their thumbnails.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00;Change the behavior of single clicks on the taskbar[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]"LastActiveClick"=dword:00000001 
Edited by fysics
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Power Plan Options From The Context Menu

This Power Plan reg file will give you fast access to all there power plans from your context menu, will work from your desktop as well from inside any folder.

enjoy..DP :yes:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00; \\\\ SET WINDOWS "POWER PLAN" OPTIONS ////                           ; Balanced, Power Saver, High Performance[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\PwrPlans]"MUIVerb"="Choose Power Plan""ExtendedSubCommandsKey"="Directory\\AllContextMenus\\PwrPlans""Icon"="powercpl.dll""Position"=-; Balanced[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\04]"MUIVerb"="Balanced""Icon"="powercpl.dll"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\04\command]@="powercfg.exe /setactive 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e"; Power Saver[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\06]"MUIVerb"="Power Saver""Icon"="powercpl.dll"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\06\command]@="powercfg.exe /setactive a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a"; High Performance[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\08]"Icon"="powercpl.dll""MUIVerb"="High Performance"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\AllContextMenus\PwrPlans\Shell\08\command]@="powercfg.exe /setactive 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c"

Power_Plans_Context.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...