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reg hacks a thing of the past


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ok so not exactly a thing of the past but heres how it breaks down..

windows xp uses four inf files in the i386 distribution folder to create the registry's hive files when you install the operating system. you should be able to customize them easily. here's the four inf files:

hivecls.inf -- creates the settings in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes (HKCR)

hivedef.inf -- creates the settings in HKU\.DEFAULT -- also creates the settings for the default user profile

hivesft.inf -- creates the settings in HKLM\SOFTWARE

hivesys.inf -- creates the settings in HKLM\SYSTEM

you can change any of the windows xp default settings by changing the setting in these hive files. if you want to deploy a per−user hack, change those values in hivedef.inf. this is in lieu of creating a default user profile for windows xp. if you want to change file associations, change them in the file hivecls.inf

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fed up with backing up my documents or favorites folders before a reinstall??

edit :: see this post http://board.MSFN.org/index.php?showtopic=...=10entry64339

hack heaven baby :)

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Hives, old news, Topic it is much easier editing the registry than the hive that forms it

saves editing the registry :D this is for permanent settings :)

may be old news to you but i highly recommended it ..has the potential for you to find settings you wouldnt know about otherwise and theyre all in one lump instead of a bloated directory structure.. nice ..ever found a registry hack you never knew about?? ..and i dont mean someone elses post.. id say its much easier than searching around blindly for a setting or scouring the net.. sorry devil but i gotta say 'more fool you' :rolleyes: ..no more 'hmmm i wonder if it works' or 'oh poo it didnt work' ..this is 100%

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Wouldnt by chance know if you can have the F Lock key on by default too... Thats the one thing that p***es me off about my multimedia keyboard

You wouldn't happen to have a black, Logitech keyboard would you? :)

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Wouldnt by chance know if you can have the F Lock key on by default too... Thats the one thing that p***es me off about my multimedia keyboard

yep :)

i think this needs to be done from a reg file!!

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,19,00,00,00,3b,00,3b,e0,3c,00,08,e0,\
 3d,00,07,e0,3e,00,3e,e0,3f,00,3f,e0,40,00,40,e0,41,00,41,e0,42,00,42,e0,43,\
 00,43,e0,44,00,23,e0,57,00,57,e0,58,00,58,e0,3b,e0,3b,00,08,e0,3c,00,07,e0,\
 3d,00,3e,e0,3e,00,3f,e0,3f,00,40,e0,40,00,41,e0,41,00,42,e0,42,00,43,e0,43,\
 00,23,e0,44,00,57,e0,57,00,58,e0,58,00,00,00,00,00

it flips the f locks default to on.. need a restart before itll work.. the light stays off on boot btw.. if you want the alt fkeys.. turn flock on :rolleyes: ..how it should be if you ask me :D

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give it a try.. works on microsofts ..i know what your saying aaron.. too **** annoying.. im guessing it wont work though and may screw up your keyboards layout.. make sure you back up your regkey first!!

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some info that may come in handy :)

HKCU,"Control Panel\Desktop","Wallpaper",0x00000000,"%NONE%"

breaks down to

rootkey, [subkey], [value], [flags], [data]

rootkey This is the root key containing the key or value you're modifying. Use the

abbreviations HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, or HKU.

subkey This is the subkey to create or the subkey in which to add or change a value.

This is optional. If missing, all operations are on the root key.

value This is the name of the value to create or modify if it exists. This value is optional.

If value is omitted and the flags and data parameters are given, operations are

on the key's default value. If value, flags, and data are omitted, you're adding a

subkey.

flags

0x00000000 Value is REG_SZ. This is the default if you omit flags.

0x00000001 Value is REG_BINARY

0x00010000 Value is REG_MULTI_SZ

0x00020000 Value is REG_EXPAND_SZ

0x00010001 Value is REG_DWORD

0x00020001 Value is REG_NONE

0x00000002 Don't overwrite existing keys and values.

Combine this flag with others by ORing them together.

0x00000004 Delete subkey from the registry, or delete value from subkey.

Combine this flag with others by ORing them together.

0x00000008 Append data to value. This flag is valid only if value is REG_MULTI_SZ.

The string data is not appended if it already exists.

Combine this flag with 0x00010000 by ORing them together.

0x00000010 Create subkey, but ignore value and data if specified.

Combine this flag with others by ORing them together.

0x00000020 Set value only if it already exists. Combine this flag with

others by ORing them together.

0x00001000 Make the specified change in the 64−bit registry. If not

specified, the change is made to the native registry. Combine this flag

with others by ORing them together.

0x00004000 Make the specified change in the 32−bit registry. If not

specified, the change is made to the native registry. Combine this flag

with others by ORing them together.

data This is the data to write to value. If the value doesn't exist, the Setup API creates

it; if the value exists, the API overwrites it; if the value is REG_MULTI_SZ and

you set the 0x00010008 flag, the API adds the value to the existing string list. If

you omit data, the Setup API creates the value without setting it.

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