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Registry Tweaks, Part-1


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not really a registry tweak but could perhaps be a tweak, i dunno anyways here it is:

if u're using ie, u can change the text size by pressing ctrl and scrolling

also

if u're using ie, u can browse back and forth by pressing shift and scrolling...

also can we have this thread as sticky may be?

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Disable prompting for Windows Update when new hardware is found in WinXP SP2:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DriverSearching]"DontSearchWindowsUpdate"=dword:00000001

"DontPromptForWindowsUpdate"=dword:00000001

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I have gotten pretty far with making my own unattended CD including tons of stuff I have read about on this site, but now I am stumped!

I have searched quite a bit here and I cant seem to find the answer. I have all these reg tweaks that I want to use saved as "setup.reg" and saved in my C:\test\$OEM$\$1\Install folder along with my other programs that are installing correctly. I have actually tried it in a few different folders from what I gathered from posts here and other websites, but I have never seen anyone explain where this is supposed to reside? I have installed quite a few features into my xp install disk so far, but this has me stumped! Thanks in advance, you guys are awesome.

I named it .txt just to post it here, it is .reg (disabled "hide extensions" after my last problem;) within my folder.

setup.txt

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Edit...think I figured it out...the search function took some "creative wording" to find what I was looking for!

I ended up placing all these tweaks in my C:\test3\$OEM$\$1\Install folder and called it in my C:\test3\$OEM$\$$\source.bat folder- seems to work great, all the tweaks do what they are supposed to.

Anyone have a tweak to remove the sample files, like the My Music folder and the My Pictures? Maybe I missed it but I have tried!

thanks all for the help---Jeff

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Is there a reg tweak that will by default set the screensaver to "none"? I already am using the one that makes the monitor never turn off:

;-----Set power settings to "Presentation"-----
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\PowerCfg]
"CurrentPowerPolicy"="2"

But I'd also like to make it so that with each user's first logon, the screensaver is set to "none". Then they can set one later if they want.

Is there a reg edit that will do that?

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HEY

to all u ppl who use outlook and want to use alternate folders

I finally found the registry key for it :)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook]

"ForcePSTPath"="d:\\Documents\\Mail\\"

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That's a really useful tweak, XtremeMaC, but the problem is the Office version you're installing. That tweak would definitely not work for me as I'm using Office XP, which is version 10 of Office. So I'm guessing you're installing Office 2003? :) You have to first find out what Office you're installing and modify that key accordingly.

For example, for Office XP it shoul look like this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook]
"ForcePSTPath"="d:\\Documents\\Mail\\"

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:) good new neophyte I found it and tested it

at least it works on my comp :rolleyes:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook\0a0d020000000000c000000000000046]"001e0336"="8001010118000000749C0E03720000008C9C0E03000000007B04282DC29C794FA069DADDA4EC7C6E828000000000000

038A1BB1005E5101AA1BB08002B2A56C200006D737073742E646C6C00000000004E495441F9BFB80100AA0037D96E0000000

044003A005C0044006F00630075006D0065006E00740073005C004D00610069006C005C004F00750074006C006F006F006B0

02E007000730074000000"

u wanna test it and report back if it doesn't work for u i'll just delete it

but i think it will work it doesn't seem to be a sid'ed value

ow btw this changes to inbox from anything else

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Fully Sick. I'll have to check out my little configurations (I have mine set to open to the "Unread Mail" search folder, because I have rulesets applied, I like to still read my mail from the one spot).

Oh, can this be applied before Office is installed?

Muchios appreciatos!

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A little bit confused about VisualEffects :rolleyes: How could i make registry tweak to enable Custom Visual Effects with enabled 2 tips:

Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop and

Use visal styles on windows and buttons

Others - disabled.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003

???

:)

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