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                              REGISTRY EDITOR

“Registry is the heart of system.It contains all information of machine


related to its configuration, user invironment, installed software etc.”
So Change It Carefully Untill You Will Be Lost Your System

          - TASK FOR REGISTRY -

1-Hard Disk Free Space Warning (Windows NT/2000/XP)


System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\
Services\LanmanServer\Parameters]
Name: DiskSpaceThreshold
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: 0 - 99 percent (Default is 10)

2-Change the Registered Owner and Organization (All Windows)


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

Modify the strings values of 'RegisteredOwner' and 'RegisteredOrganization' to equal the


required owner and company names.

3-Disable the Shut Down Command (All Windows)


User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoClose
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = shutdown enabled, 1 = shutdown disabled)

4-Remove My Computer from the Desktop and Start Menu


(2k/Me/XP)

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum]

Name: {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = show, 1 = remove)

5-Disable the Ability to Right Click on the Desktop (All Windows)


User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

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Name: NoViewContextMenu
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

6-Show Windows Version on Desktop (All Windows)


User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
Name: PaintDesktopVersion
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = disable, 1 = enable)

7-Disable the Recycle Bin (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP)


Settings:
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\BitBucket]

Name: NukeOnDelete
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = use recycle bin, 1 = permanently delete)

8-Create a Hidden User Account

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\


CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Specialaccounts\UserList]

Name: Type name of account to be hide


Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = Account is Hidden, 1 = Enabled)

9-Create Legal Notice Logon Dialog Box

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

Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named [LegalNoticeCaption]


Value Data for LegalNoticeCaption: [Type the Caption for the Dialog Box]

Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named [LegalNoticeText]


Value Data for LegalNoticeText: [Type the Data for the Legal Notice]

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10-Auto Disconnect for Internet Explorer

Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [Autodisconnect]


Value Data: [Enter a new disconnect time. Use Hexadecimal if you are unfamiliar with Binary]

11-Auto Reboot on System Crash


Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\CrashControl

Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [AutoReboot]


Setting for Value Data: [0 = AutoReboot Disabled / 1 = AutoReboot Enabled]

12-Automatic Screen Refresh


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update
Set the value name "UpdateMode" to 1

13-Disabling the Right-Click on the Start Button


System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: NoViewContextMenu
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

14-Automatically killing tasks on shutdown

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\control panel\desktop]


Name: AutoEndTasks
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

15-Hide all items on the desktop

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: NoDesktop
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

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16-Remove Properties From My Computer

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: NoPropertiesMyComputer
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

17-Ctrl+Alt+Del Enable Before Logon

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\


CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

Name: DisableCAD
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = on, 1 = OFF)

18-Hide Search Button

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoFind
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

19-Hide / Disable Run

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoRun
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

20-Hide Local Drives

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoDrive
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (03ffffff)

21-Hide Particular Drives

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

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Name: NoDrive
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: ( c-4,d-8,e-16,f-32 )

22-Lock local Drives

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoViewOnDrive
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

23-Remove Recyclebin

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion \Explorer\Desktop\Name Space]

Name: 645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Delete Above Key

24-Rename Recycle Bin

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CLSID\645ff040\Shell Folder ]

Name: CallForAttribute
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0)

Name: Attribute
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (40 to 50)

25-Remove Shortcut Arrow

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\LNK File ]

Name: IsShortcut
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Delete Above Value

26-Remove Sharing Hand

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\Sharing Handler]

Name: Ntshrui.dll

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Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Delete Above Key

27-Disable Task Manager

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

Name: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

28-Enable Shutdown From AuthenticationBox

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: ShutDownWithoutLogon
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

29-Automatic Logon to Windows

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\


CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

Name: AutoAdminLogon
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

30-Set Minimum Password Length

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: MinPwdLen
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data: (xyz)

31-Hide Control Panel Printer and Network Setting

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies]

Name: NoSetFolders
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

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32-Disabling Recent Document History

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoRecentDocsHistory
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

33-Disable Autoplay Function to CD

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\


CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

Name: NoDriveTypeAutoRun
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (185 - DECIMAL)

34-Speedup ShutDown Times

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\


Control\Session Manager\Memory\Management]

Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = on, 1 = off)

35-Delete Chached Copies Of Roaming Profile

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\


CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

Name: DeleteRoamingCache
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

36-Enable DVD Feature in Media Player

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Media Player\


Player\Settings]

Name: EnableDVDUI
Type: (STRING Value)
Data: (YES)

37-Disabling the F3 Search Key

System Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\


Internet Explorer\Restrictions]

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Name: NoFindFiles
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: (0 = OFF, 1 = ON)

38-Disable Command Prompt and Batch Files (Windows 2000/XP)

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]


Value Name: DisableCMD
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disabled, 2 = disabled but allow batch)

39-Enable/Disable USB ports


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

User Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Current Control Set\Services\UsbStor]


Value Name: Start
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (4- DISABLE 3- ENABLE)

40-TTL Parameter Changing

User Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\System\Policies\Current Control Set\Services\TCP\IP\


Parameter]
Value Name: DefaultTTL
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (30)

41-Turn Off Window Animation

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control panel \Desktop\ WindowMetrics]


Value Name: MinAnimate
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0-off 1-on)

42-Disable Password Caching

User Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\


Policies\ Network ]

Value Name: DisablePwdCaching


Data Type: REG_DWORD (Value)
Value Data: (ON-1)

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43-Multiple Columns For the Start Menu

To make Windows use multiple Start Menu Columns instead of a single scrolling column, like
Windows 9x had, Also if you are using Classic Mode in XP

1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\
Advanced
3. Create a string value "StartMenuScrollPrograms"
4. Right click the new string value and select modify
5. Set the value to "FALSE"

44-Specify Default IE Download Directory

This tweak changes the default directory where downloads initiated in Internet Explorer are
stored on the system.

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]


Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
Modify/Create String Value of Data type REG_SZ Named [Download Directory]
Value Data: [Enter Path to Directory to be Assigned as Defualt for Downloads]

45-Enable/Disable Run Commands Specific to the Registry

This tweak controls the use of the Run command on the local machine
[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Policies\Explorer
Create a DWORD value of Data Type REG_DWORD for each Run function that will be
disabled.
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableLocalMachineRunOnce]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRun]
Modify/Create the Value Name [DisableCurrentUserRunOnce]
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]

46-Add\delete programs to run every time Windows starts

You can start or stop programs from executing at boot up by adding or deleting them to/from the
run Keys in the Registry. Windows loads programs to start in the following order; Program listed
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in the Local Machine hive, then the Current User hive, then theWin.ini Run= and Load = lines.
then finally programs in your Start Up folder.

To add or remove programs in the Registry


1.Open RegEdit
2.Go to the desired Key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunServices
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion \RunServices
3. Add a new String Value and name it anything you like
4. For the value data, enter the path and executable for the program you want to run.

By adding the value to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive instead allows the program to start
only when that user is logged on.

If you add the value to the RunOnce key the program will run once and be removed from the key
by Windows.

47-Changing Telnet Window

You can view more data if you increase the line count of Telnet. By Default it has a window size
of 25 lines. To increase this so you can scroll back and look at a larger number on lines:
1. Open RegEdit
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Telnet
3. Modify the value data of "Rows"

48-Changing the Location of Windows' Installation Files

If you need to change the drive and or path where Windows looks for its installation files:
1.Open RegEdit
2.Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Setup
3.Edit the value next to SourcePath

49-Enable / Disable Changing Themes, Wallpapers, Screen Savers and 
Other Desktop Settings 

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

If "Explorer" key is not present, then create it. Now in right-side pane, create a new DWORD
value NoThemesTab and set its value to 1 to disable it.

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