Friday, August 9, 2013

Reg Tweaks for Windows XP

How to Disable Status Messages During Boot, Logon, Logoff and Shutdown …?
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
After we’re inside we need to create a new DWORD or modify the existing DWORD “DisableStatusMessages”, now set the value to be “1”.

Note!
If we want to restore the process all we need to do is reconfigure the value to be “0”.

How to disable the annoying Error Reporting in case we have problem:
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\PCHealth\ErrorReporting
Now the reg value that we need called “DoReport”, by default this value set on 1(Send Repot) so all we need to do is to change it to “0”.

Note!
If we want to restore the process all we need to do is reconfigure the value to be “0”.

How to disable Media Player Update Massage ….?
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MediaPlayer\PlayerUpgrade
The important value will be: AskMeAgain
The type of the value is: REG_SZ (String Value) with the option to choose YES or NO.

Note!
We probably need to restart the computer or logoff to “enjoy” the changes.

How to disabled Low Disk Space Message…?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Now all we need is to locate the DWORD called “NoLowDiskSpaceChecks” and change the default value to be “1”.

Note!
We probably need to restart the computer or logoff to “enjoy” the changes.

How to Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\CleanupWiz
The value that we looking for is “NoRun” (Default value is 0=Enabled) and change the value to “1”.

How to disabled the Auto-Run of Windows Messenger
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Now we need to remove the value called “MSMSGS”

How to Change Name and Company Information After we already install our Operating System…?
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
We will notice that in the right pane we have value called “RegistardOrganiztion” , now double click this value and under the “Value Data” we can provide the correct name that we want to give during the installation .

How to Owner Information After we already install our Operating System…?
Start -> Run -> Regedit ->
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Chose the value called “RegisteredOwner” and under “valueData” change the new owner.

Enabling the NUM lock key when the windows logon appear
At default this key is disabled when the system go live ,so if you want to use this key before user press the CTRL+ALT+DEL just follow the next easy steps:
Start -> Run -> HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard

Now all we need to do is to change the value for “lnitialKeyboardIndicators from 0 to 2. 

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