Windows XP Tweak Downloads
I have created over 600 registry edits and vb scripts for improving, enhancing, modifying and customizing Windows XP. They are now available for download in one zip file. Each have been tested and verified on numerous systems and by many XP users. The registry edits and/or vb scripts will be sent via e-mail after the confirmation has been made via PayPal.
To use the Regedits: Save
the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import
prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and
To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.
NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.
Intro How To:
Before making any registry edits, navigate to the key you are
wanting to modify. Once there, right click the key in question, choose Export.
Name it according to the edit you are going to perform ending with (ex)
How to Add Keys and Values in the Registry:
There are five types:
String Value = REG_SZ
Binary Value = REG_BINARY
DWORD Value = REG_DWORD
Multi-String Value = REG_MULTI_SZ
Expandable String Value = REG_EXPAND_SZ
When an edit calls for adding a type:
Right click in the right pane and choose New/[Type in Question]. Once done, double click the newly added type and enter the Value data.
When an edit calls for modifying the value:
In the right pane, double click the entry and modify the Value data.
When an edit calls for adding a Subkey:
Navigate to the key in question. Then use Edit/New/Key. Name the key according to provided information, in the left pane. Once done, add the Name, Type and Data in the right pane.
Registry branches (hives) of interest:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -Changes made here apply on a machine wide basis, and affect all users, unless it is specifically over-ridden by a change in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, in some cases. Current user settings cannot always over-ride Local Machine settings.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -This branch of the Registry affects the currently logged on user, just as the name implies. Changes made here will only affect the active logged on user. Some settings may over-ride the LOCAL_MACHINE settings, and others will not.
HKEY_USERS\.Default -This branch of the registry is used to store Default settings for all new user accounts that are created. Any change made here will apply to any accounts created after the change was made, but will not apply to accounts that already exist. This is a handy method for an Administrator to apply specific changes to all users other than themselves.
Note:By default, the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE branches can only be changed by an Administrator level user. This can be changed by adjusting the "permissions" of the branch or subkey in question.
Disclaimer: These registry edits and script
files are presented "as is". Every effort has been made to ensure the files
as stated. I assume no responsibility for your use of these files.
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Once the above form has been submitted, send me an E-Mail from the index page and choose #6 or from clicking here. The zip file will then be sent via e-mail.
NOTE: All keys and zip files are sent out in the order of being received. I run this site alone and the process is not automated. Please be patient.
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