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Moves IE browser cache to C:\Temp

Sorry, the tweak I had here doesn't work reliably, so I pulled it.

Does anyone know how to change the default cache size to a static value instead of a percentage of disk space?

[Edit]

Wait, I think its the hex value: 24,01,00,00. So this key will also change your cache to 10MB?

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Hi, i have created a Reg file that carries out reqistry tweaks, as explained in this formum (and thanks to everyone who has shared these), but i have noticed that most of these tweaks only apply to the current user.

If i change the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" to say "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" would this work for every user???

copy of my file...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

;Operating System Tweaks

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

;Disable Automatic Restart in the event of a BSOD

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl]

"AutoReboot"=dword:00000000

;Speed up shutdown

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]

"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="3000"

;Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard

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

"NoRun"=dword:00000001

;Disables Error Reporting, but notifies when errors occur

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting]

"DoReport"=dword:00000000

;Disable Welcome Screen and uses Classic Logon

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

"LogonType"=dword:00000000

;Disable Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\ShellImagePreview]

;Do not use Simple File Sharing

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]

"forceguest"=dword:00000000

;Speed up Network Browsing by removing Network Scheduled Tasks

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}]

;Remove Shortcut Arrows

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

"IsShortcut"=-

;Disables Windows Tour bubble popup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour]

"RunCount"=dword:00000000

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

;Services Tweaks

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

;Disable Messenger Service (to stop spam. Does not affect MSN or Windows Messenger)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger]

"Start"=dword:00000004

;Disable Remote Registry Service

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]

"Start"=dword:00000004

;Disable SSDP Discovery Service (Universal Plug'n'Play)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]

"Start"=dword:00000004

;Disable Universal Plug'n'Play Service

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]

"Start"=dword:00000004

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

;Tweaks to improve the functionality of Windows

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

;This will add "Services" to the right-click menu of "My Computer"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\services]

@=hex(2):53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,00,00

"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:4000003c

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\services\command]

@=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73, 00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,6d,00,6d,00,63,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00, 65,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,20,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52, 00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00, 32,00,5c,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,6d,00,73, 00,63,00,20,00,2f,00,73,00,00,00

;This adds the "Open Command Window Here" on the right click menu for folders

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]

@="Open Command Window Here"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd\command]

@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]

@="Open Command Window Here"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd\command]

@="cmd.exe /k \"cd %L\""

;Remove Shared Documents from My Computer

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders\{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}]

;NoRecentDocsmenu removes the recent documents from the start menu.

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

"NoRecentDocsMenu"=dword:00000001

;NoLowDiskSpaceChecks won't check if you are low on diskspace and pop up a balloon telling you.

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

"NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001

;Change MenuShowDelay (Start Menu load speed)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

"MenuShowDelay"="2"

;Change Menu to Classic View

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

"NoSimpleStartMenu"=dword:00000001

;Change Control panel to Classic View

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

"ForceClassicControlPanel"=dword:00000001

;Speedup zip files

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-

00AA0060FA31}}

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CompressedFolder]

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

;Internet Explorer Tweaks

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

;Adds search keywords to Internet Explorer

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSKB]

@="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\AV]

@="http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/web?q=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Ggl]

@="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSN]

@="http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\FM]

@="http://www.filemirrors.com/search.src?file=%s"

;Prevents Internet Explorer windows from being reused

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

"AllowWindowReuse"=dword:00000000

;Max your Internet Explorer's simultaneous downloads to 10 (default was 2)

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

"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:0000000a

"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:0000000a

Broadband Tweak for Windows XP

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

GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize="256960"

TcpWindowSize="256960"

Tcp1323Opts="1"

DefaultTTL="64"

EnablePMTUDiscovery="1"

EnablePMTUBHDetect="0"

SackOpts="1"

TcpMaxDupAcks="2"

MTU="1500"

HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020

"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020

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

"MaxConnectionsPerServer"=dword:00000020

"MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"=dword:00000020

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

;Other Tweaks

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

;Remove WMP Right Click Options (Queue-it-up, etc.)

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CE3FB1D1-02AE-4a5f-A6E9-D9F1B4073E6C}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F1B9284F-E9DC-4e68-9D7E-42362A59F0FD}]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{8DD448E6-C188-4aed-AF92-44956194EB1F}]

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

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

"RegistrationCompleted"=dword:00000001

;Disables Preview of Movie file formats (allowing you to move/rename/delete without errors)

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi\ShellEx]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\ShellEx]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpe\ShellEx]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\ShellEx]

;Remove Messenger from Outlook

Dim WSHShell, MyBox, p1, q1

Dim jobfunc

Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

p1 = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Hide Messenger"

q1 = 2

WSHShell.RegWrite p1, q1

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@raskren,

Thanks for Numlock tip...!

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard]"InitialKeyboardIndicators"="2"

Just a question:

:rolleyes: Is that period at the beginning of "DEFAULT" a typho?

EDIT: Ooops! Looked in Registry, and period belongs there, alright...!

Thanks, shows how little I know my Registry settings... :)

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You want to put My computer icon on Desktop? And place it on the upper side of the desktop, parallel to the Task panel?

No, I want to put My Computer PANEL on the desktop. Like that:

Desktop image

From Gosh's personal registry hack vault...

I have no idea why anyone would want this. This registry hack will remove the task pane from the desktop, therefore you shoul be able to figure out how to add it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\shellex\ExtShellFolderViews\{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]"PersistMoniker"=hex(2):66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,3a,00,2f,00,2f,00,25,00,75,00,\

  73,00,65,00,72,00,61,00,70,00,70,00,64,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,\

  00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,\

  65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,\

  00,72,00,5c,00,44,00,65,00,73,00,6b,00,74,00,6f,00,70,00,2e,00,68,00,74,00,\

  74,00,00,00

What you are asking for is really a seperate quick launch bar. Make the bar, then export the registry key for the taskbar.

-gosh

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QUOTE 

You want to put My computer icon on Desktop? And place it on the upper side of the desktop, parallel to the Task panel?

No, I want to put My Computer PANEL on the desktop. Like that:

Desktop image

Forget about it. I think it can't be done unattended. :)

But the problem with VISUAL EFFECTS remains! :/

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I was looking through sp2's msgina.dll looking for something. Here's the registry hacks i found, most aren't documented. They go under the winlogon key. Also, msgina has code referencing winbrand.dll, that has the media center and tablet pc logos. There's also a registry key that says brand, you could probably customize the logon screen using it.

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

ForceFriendlyUi

R.e.s.t.r.i.c.t.S.h.e.l.l

NoDomainUI

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=nodomain....phx.gbl&rnum=1

Set it to a dword of 1 to force full domain username

OptimizedLogonStatus - new to sp2?

NextLogonCacheable

http://mrcorp.infosecwriters.com/Reverse_Engineer.htm

S.o.f.t.w.a.r.e.\.M.i.c.r.o.s.o.f.t.\.W.i.n.d.o.w.s. .N.T.\.C.u.r.r.e.n.t.V.e.r.s.i.o.n.\.W.i.n.l.o.g.o.n.\.C.u.s.t.o.m.B.r.a.n.d.\

m.s.g.i.n.a.:. .R.e.t.u.r.n.T.o.W.e.l.c.o.m.e...L.o.g.o.n.T.y.p.e...B.a.c.k.g.r.o.u.n.d.....f.D.e.n.y.T.S.C.o.n.n.e

.c.t.i.o.n.s.

DontPaintText

connecthomedirtoroot

http://www.tburke.net/info/regentry/topics/93508.htm

tsforceupn - cache's terminal service?

http://www.psag.de/NEWSMAIL/ARCHIV/Datenba...asp?Artikel=872

uihoststatic

-gosh

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