Special Files and Registry Patch's
 

The MAD  Registry Hacker!

Just run REGEDIT,  and use the IMPORT Reg. File; then restart your PC to take effect!

You can also just Double-Click on the .REG file inside of the .ZIP to install.
( It should be noted that a "1" turns an option ON, while a "0" turns an option OFF )
( This is true for Binary and DWORD Keys )
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Program Name Program Description
WIN98_NLO.REG No Logoff: This Registry Import will remove the "Logoff User" from the Startup Menu.
WIN 98
NO_RECENT.REG RECENT remains empty: There is a directory that is always holding the last few pages/files that you were at! This keeps that
directory empty !!. 
WIN 95/98
WIN95_NSB.REG No Start Banner: Do you hate that "<<- Click Here to Begin"?  Not to mention that it slows your PC down while loading;
this will get rid of it !
WIN 95
WIN_SBS.REG Side-By-Side: When you go to Start/Programs and you see a single Column of files with up/down arrows, well it's a hassle!  This will patch the Registery so you get the good ol' Side-By-Side again !
WIN 95/98
SPKR_SND.REG Ding That!: Ever loose that good ol' Ding when adjusting the Speaker on your PC?  Well I found it, and this will restore it !
WIN 95/98
WIN_CONS_RF.REG Constant Refresh: This will give you constant refresh of your Files and Folders.
WIN 95/98
RESTORE_NEW.REG NEW again!: If NEW is missing from Explorer, this will bring it back.
WIN 95/98
MY_COMPUTER.REG Wrong Program!: If you Double-Click My Computer, but you DON'T get My Computer, this will fix it!
WIN 95/98   NOTE: Delete the following Key ( in Red ), before you import this .REG file!
                     HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
WIN_NO_DT.REG Clean Screen: No desktop Icons.  Clean screen!  Get everything from the START Button.
WIN 95/98
WIN_NO_DOS.REG Disable DOS: Disable any chance of Dropping to DOS Prompt !
WIN 95/98
WIN_NO_PWCPL.REG Disable PW: Disable Password Icon in Control Panel !
WIN 95/98
WIN_NO_DCPL.REG Disable Display: Disable changes to Display Properties.
WIN 95/98
WIN_NO_BG.REG No BG Tab: Removes the Background Tab in the Display Properties.
WIN 95/98
WIN_NO_SS.REG No SS Tab: Removes the Screen Saver Tab in the Display Properties.
WIN 95/98
WIN_DRG_DISP.REG Drag Display: Allows one to see what your dragging, like Windows Me.
WIN 98
WIN_NO_CPL.REG No CP: Removes the Control Panel.
WIN 98/ME
WIN_NO_SHR.REG No Share: Restricts File & Printer sharing.
WIN 98/ME
WIN_LOGIN.REG WIN Login: A user MUST Login to get access to the PC;  ESC WILL-NOT work!
WIN 98/ME
WIN_NO_SD.REG No Shutdown: Disable Shutdown from Start Menu.
WIN 98/ME
PROD_KEY.REG Product Key: Use this to input your Product key into the Registry.  (Modify for your Reg. Key, before using)
WIN 95/98/ME
SOURCE_95.REG Source Path 95: Put a copy of C:\WIN95 into the Root of your Drive, and use this to Point your Registry their. 
WIN 95
SOURCE_98.REG Source Path 98/ME: Put a copy of C:\WIN98 or ME into the Root of your Drive, and use this to Point your Registry their.
WIN 98/ME
WIN_NO_REGEDIT.REG  No Regedit: This will keep one from running: REGEDIT.EXE.
WIN 98/ME -- If you want this feature removed, since you can't get back into REGEDIT.EXE, click on the D/L Drive and get  "UNLOCK.REG" 
* Pay attention to the version these work with! *

 
 

Where your License Info is Kept!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENT VERSION        Your "productid" (for Win 95) or productkey (for Win98 , WinME) is here!

How to fix missing .JPG Thumbnails

Click START - RUN and enter in regsvr32 thumbvw.dll <enter>.  If you ger an error message, enter: regsvr32 %windir%\system\thumbvw.dll (for Win98 or ME), or: regsvr32 %windir%\system32\thumbvw.dll (for Win2k or XP).

 

- Browser Default Setup -

Ever had I.E. come up as your default Browser, but wanted Netscape to be the default?  Here is the fix.  Drill down to C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\Default,
(or whatever the profile may be for the "Default User".)  Double-Click on a file called: prefs.js and add the following line, (if it is NOT already their)--
user_pref("browser.wfe.ignore_def_check", false);       If it DOES alread exist, just change the ,true);  to ,false); Now start up your Browser and it will ask you if you want that Browser as the default!

* I Hate IE *

Have you been FORCED at times to use Internet Explorer?  Here is a patch you will want if you HATE Internet Explorer and prefer FireFox.  Modify the following Registry Key, (or add).  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main  Once at Main, if the Key Window Title does not exist, right-click on the RIGHT pane, choose NEW - STRING and add it.  Then double-click on it and call it whatever you like. Mine says "IE Sucks!"   Close the Registry, and hit F5 to refresh.  Now start up Explorer.     Dont'ya just love Microshaft!!

 

- Add Control Panel to Start Menu -

To add CONTROL PANEL to your Startup Menu, do the following: Right-Click Start button, choose Open,Right-Click any blank area in the folder, select New Folder.   Now enter in the following code as the Folder Name:  Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

- Add Printer Panel to Start Menu -

To add Printer PANEL to your Startup Menu, do the following: Right-Click Start button, choose Open, Right-Click any blank area in the folder, select New Folder.  Now enter in the following code as the Folder Name:  Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}  I have been meaning to add this for a long time...but never took the time until now.   Enjoy!

- Add Dial-Up Panel to Start Menu -

To add Dial-Up PANEL to your Startup Menu, do the following: Right-Click Start button, choose Open, Right-Click any blank area in the folder, select New Folder.  Now enter in the following code as the Folder Name:  Dial Up Net.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}  I have been meaning to add this for a long time...but never took the time until now.   Enjoy!

 

Desktop Shortcuts
Create a Shortcut on your Desktop for each of the following
[ Best part is that you can Cut/Paste right from this page ]

Shutdown Windows NOW!

Shortcut  to the "Device Manager"

Shortcut to "Display Properties" - Screen Settings

Shortcut to "Add/Remove" - Programs

Shortcut to "Add/Remove" - Windows Setup

Shortcut to "Desktop Themes"

Shortcut to "Modem Configuration"

Shortcut to "Printers"  Setup

Shortcut to "TweakUi"

C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE User,ExitWindows

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE SYSDM.CPL ,1

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE DESK.CPL ,3

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE APPWIZ.CPL

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE APPWIZ.CPL ,2

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE THEMES.CPL

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE MODEM.CPL

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE MAIN.CPL PRINTERS

C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL

NOTE: Once you master the above, you can do this for "ANY" .CPL file!
 
 

How to Autologon on an NT System

Startup REGEDIT and drill down to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon  Find the Key named: "AutoAdminLogon" Change the value to "1" for autologon to work.
Next modify the following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon  Find the key named: "DefaultUserName" Change this to whatever you use for the Logon name.  Now find the key named: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon  Find the key named: "DefaultPassword"  Change this to whatever you use for a password.
NOTE:Use the first key, (AutoAdminLogon) to toggle this feature ON or OFF! Also: If you prefer, you can use this program to automate the process. Autologon

Eliminate Windows NT Startup Screen

Startup REGEDIT and drill down to: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop  In the right pane, find "Wallpaper" and delete "Default".

Create your own Startup Notice in NT

Startup REGEDIT an drill down to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon  Locate "LegalNoticeText" and modify with your own message.  If this registry key does not exist, create it as a "String Value".  Now, add your Text.

 

Windows XP Shortcut's
[ Just cut-n-paste into a Shortcut ]

Shutdown Windows XP               (I used the Keys Icon) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN.EXE -s -c "Shutting Down" -t 7
XP MUSIC: Ever wonder where the Theme music is located that plays after an install of XP?  Here's the path:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\OOBE\IMAGES\TITLE.WMA

 
 
 Emoticon's and HTML Coded Character Set

 
Download older versions of Freeware  programs that went Commercial!

 
 
- Software  Windows -

 
 
These three books will give you the info you need to work with the Registry!
NOTE: These links are for US/CA purchases only!
WWW.BUY.COM

 
 

 
 
 

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