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Regedit Only Tweaks

Regedit Only Tweaks

Why: Improve drive performance. Makes system "snappier".
Why not: NoLowDiskSpaceChecks can be useful for some folks.

These tweaks have been previously discussed elsewhere in this guide.

To access the registry: Press the Windows + R keys > in the resulting windows type regedit and then click OK.
To navigate to or within a specific key you simply click the arrows next to it. If there is no arrow then click on the name of the key itself.

To make your own registry (.reg) file copy and paste the text between the dotted lines into Notepad (start Orb > All Programs > Notepad).
Save as win7tweaks.reg (type= all files). Double-click on saved all to apply, reboot.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Make start menu snappier, end hung apps faster
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"MenuShowDelay"="200"
"HungAppTimeout"="4000"
"WaitToKillAppTimeout"="5000"

; NTFS, Disable 8.3 names and Last Access (speeds up disk access)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
"NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation"=dword:00000001
"NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate"=dword:00000001

; Specifies the time, following user input, during which the system keeps apps from moving into the foreground.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00000000

; Faster Shutdown, may cause an error at shutdown with misbehaving apps (ZoneAlarm 7 is one)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
"WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="5000"

; Disable Low disk space checks
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
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Tweaking Windows 7 - Article Menu
1.   Index
2.   Desktop, Start Menu, Taskbar
3.   Customize The Start Menu and Taskbar
4 .  Customize The Notification Area & Explorer
5.   Drive & File System Tweaks
6.   Security Related Tweaks
7.   The Page File, SuperFetch, and ReadyBoost
8.   Services
9.   Internet & Network Tweaks
10. Power Options
11. Windows Backup And Recovery Options
12. Regedit Only Tweaks
13. Tweaking Apps (freeware)
14. Bad Tweaks
15. Clean, Defrag, & Optimize
16. Cool Tools

 

 

 

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I use True Image 2011 for all my OS backups and Disk Director 11.0 for all my partitioning requirements.

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