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Grand Collection Of XP [TWEAKS] ! - Part1 (10 tweaks)

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  1. ManzZup

    ManzZup New Member

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    Heyy all out there,

    < Dunno this is the right place but hope this is the right place :) >
    Finally i managed to make something like a pack out of all the tweaks i found (of course by hard work :D ) Note:: some of these are not my own wrttings, so there credits go to them :D

    So here are they:

    1) Shutdown windows IMMEDIATELY without warning!

    Start-->Run--> type
    C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindowsexec (remember C:\windows should be your root path to win dir)

    2) Disable SHUTDOWN:

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe
    and go to :


    In the right pane look for the NoClose Key. If it is not already there then create it by right clicking in the right pane and selecting New > String Value.(Name it NoCloseKey )

    Now once you see the NoCloseKey in the right pane, right click on it and select Modify. Then Type 1 in the Value Data Box.

    Start > Shut Down button displays the
    following error message:
    This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.You can enable the shut down option by changing the value of NoCloseKey to 0 or simply deleting the particular entry i.e. deleting NoCloseKey.

    3) Advertise yourself on win logon:

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe
    go to the key:

    Now create a new string Value in the right pane named LegalNoticeCaption and enter the value that you want to see in the Menu Bar. Now create yet
    another new string value and name it: LegalNoticeText. Modify it and insert the message you want to display each time Windows boots. This can be effectively used to display your ads :D

    4) Deleting Un-deltable windows folders :

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe


    To delete an icon simply delete the 16 byte CLSID value within
    "NameSpace". The following are the CLSID values of the most commonly
    used icons:

    My Briefcase:{85BBD920-42AO-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}

    Desktop: {00021400-0000-0000-C000-0000000000046}

    Control Panel:{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}


    Fonts: {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948534}

    Inbox :{00020D76-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

    My Computer :{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    Network Neighborhood:{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-O8002B30309D}

    Printers :{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-O8002B30309D}

    Recycle Bin :{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    The Microsoft Network:{00028B00-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

    History: {FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}

    Winzip :{E0D79300-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}

    For example, to delete the Recycle Bin, first note down it's CLSID value, which is: 645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E. Now go to the Namespace key in the registry and delete the corresponding key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    Similarly to delete the History folder, delete the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}

    5) Hiding ALL ICONS from the desktop:

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe


    In the right pane create a new DWORD value by the name: NoDesktop and set its value to: 1. Reboot and you will find no icons on the desktop.

    6) Remove Find and Run options from start menu:

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe


    Right-click on the right pane and select New, DWORD Value. Name it NoFind.(To remove the RUN option name it NoRun). Double-click the newly create DWORD to edit it's value and enter 1 as its value. This will disable the FIND option of the Start Menu and will also disable the default Shortcut key(F3 for Find.)

    To restore the Run or find command modify the value of the DWORD to 0 or simply Delete the DWORD value.

    7) Changing the icon of a drive:

    Make a new file called autorun.inf add these lines



    Save this file in the root of the drive whose icon you want to change and name it autorun.inf For Example, if you want to change the icon of a floppy, SAVE THE icon in a:\icon_name.ico One can also create a kewl icon for the Hard Disk and create a text file [autorun.inf] and store it in "c:\".

    8) Clearing recent docs and RUN MRU:


    Now in the right pane, create a new DWORD value by the name: NoRecentDocsMenu and set it's value to 1. Restart Explorer to save the changes.

    You can also clear the RUN MRU history. All the listings are stored in the key:


    9) Customizing the Right Click Context Menu of the Start Menu

    When you right click on the start menu, only 3 options pop up: Open, Explore, and Find. You can add your own programs to this pop up menu( which comes up when we right click on it.) Open Regedit and go to the following registry key:

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe


    Right click on the shell and create a new Sub Key (You can create a new SubKey by right clicking on the Shell Key and selecting New > Key.) Type in the name of the application you want to add to the start menu. I want to add Notepad to the Start Menu and hence I name this new sub key, Notepad. Now right click on the new registry key that you just created and create yet another new key named Command. Enter the full path of the application, in this case Notepad in the default value of Command in the right pane. So I Modify the value of the default string value and enter the full pathname of Notepad:


    Now press F5 to refresh. Now if you right click on the Start Button you will find a new addition to the Pop Up Menu called Notepad. Clicking on it will launch Notepad.

    10) Changing the shourcut icon (the booring arrow):

    Start --> Run --> regedit.exe

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons.

    Now, on the right pane is a list of icons ( we found out that on some systems, Windows 98 especially, the right pane is blank. Don't worry, just add the value as required ). Find the value 29. If it isn't there, just add it. The value of this string should be C:\Windows\system\shell32.dll, 29 ( which means the 30th icon in shell32.dll - the first one begins with 0 ). Now, we need blank icon to do this. Just create one with white as the whole icon. Go here to learn how to create an icon. Once done just change the value to C:\xxx.ico, 0 where "xxx" is the full path of the icon file and "0" is the icon in it.

    Now for some fun. If the blank icon is a bit boring, change it again. You will find that under shell32.dll there is a gear icon, a shared folder ( the hand ) and much more. Experiment for yourself!

    Heyy i'm tired, soo im stopping from here as for the 1st part
    BBACK S00N :D
    Happy tweaking!

    Grand Collection Of XP [TWEAKS] ! - Part2 (10 tweaks)
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    I think this tips are not for Vista / Win7 and some of them are now a functionality like the desktop hide all icons.

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