Windows 10 registry tweaks

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  1. LordJippo

    LordJippo MDL Novice

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    #1 LordJippo, Mar 21, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
    Some Windows 10 registry tweaks I put together for OS optimization and gaming performance

    Just copy/paste code to filename.reg file and execute that file.

    [OPTIMIZATION TWEAKS]

    Windows Dark Theme [default=00000001]
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
    "AppsUseLightTheme"=dword:00000000
    
    UnHide File Extensions [default=00000001
    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    
    Completely turn off automatic updates [default="NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000]
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
    
    Disable OneDrive Integration [default="DisableFileSyncNGSC"=-"
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive]
    "DisableFileSyncNGSC"=dword:00000001
    
    Add open with Notepad to context menu
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad\command]
    @="notepad.exe %1"
    
    Add Copy/Move Menus to context menu
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy to]
    @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move to]
    @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
    
    Remember my Explorer views
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
    
    Don't add "-Shortcut" text to the name of newly created shortcuts
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "link"=hex:00,00,00,00
    ; default adding = "link"=hex:1e,00,00,00
    
    Remove the Windows 10 Action Center Sidebar [default=00000001
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell]
    "UseActionCenterExperience"=dword:00000000
    

    All the above OPTIMIZATION tweaks put together
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; -- Dark Theme [default=00000001] --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
    "AppsUseLightTheme"=dword:00000000
    
    ; -- UnHide File Extensions --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    
    ; -- Completely turn off automatic updates [default="NoAudoUpdate"=dword:00000000] --
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000001
    
    ;-- Disable OneDrive Integration in Windows 10  [default="DisableFileSyncNGSC"=-] --
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive]
    "DisableFileSyncNGSC"=dword:00000001
    
    ; -- Add open with Notepad to context menu --
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad\command]
    @="notepad.exe %1"
    
    ; -- Add Copy/Move Menus to Windows Explorer --
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy to]
    @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move to]
    @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
    
    ; -- Remember my Explorer views --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
    
    ; -- Don't add "-Shortcut" text to the name of newly created shortcuts --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "link"=hex:00,00,00,00
    ; default adding = "link"=hex:1e,00,00,00
    
    ; -- Remove the Windows 10 Action Center Sidebar [default=00000001]--
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell]
    "UseActionCenterExperience"=dword:00000000
    




    [PERFORMANCE TWEAKS]

    Don't slow down search by including all public folders
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Start_SearchFiles"=dword:00000001
    
    Adjust Windows Menu Animations Duration [default=400]
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "MenuShowDelay"="200"
    
    Disable Thumbsdb on network drives
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
    "DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders"=dword:00000001
    
    SpeedUp logon
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "StartupDelayInMSec"=dword:00000000
    
    Increase GPU priority to games
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\Games]
    "Scheduling Category"="High"
    "SFIO Priority"="High"
    "Background Only"="False"
    "Priority"=dword:00000001
    "Clock Rate"=dword:00002710
    "GPU Priority"=dword:00000001
    "Affinity"=dword:00000000
    
    Reduce latency/ping in some games [remove network throttling / increase CPU utilization]
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile]
    "NetworkThrottlingIndex"=dword:ffffffff
    "SystemResponsiveness"=dword:0000000
    

    All the above PERFORMANCE tweaks put together
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; -- Don't slow down search by including all public folders --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Start_SearchFiles"=dword:00000001
    
    ; -- Adjust Windows Menu Animations Duration [default=400] --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "MenuShowDelay"="200"
    
    ; -- Disable Thumbsdb on network drives --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
    "DisableThumbsDBOnNetworkFolders"=dword:00000001
    
    ; -- SpeedUp logon --
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "StartupDelayInMSec"=dword:00000000
    
    ; -- Increase GPU priority to games --
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\Games]
    "Scheduling Category"="High"
    "SFIO Priority"="High"
    "Background Only"="False"
    "Priority"=dword:00000001
    "Clock Rate"=dword:00002710
    "GPU Priority"=dword:00000001
    "Affinity"=dword:00000000
    
    ; -- reduce latency/ping in some games [remove network  throttling / increase CPU utilization] --
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile]
    "NetworkThrottlingIndex"=dword:ffffffff
    "SystemResponsiveness"=dword:0000000
    
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Are you sure on that? Shouldn't it be NoAutoUpdate?
     
  3. LordJippo

    LordJippo MDL Novice

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    Great catch there Carlos, thanks I fixed and updated above code!
     
  4. BAU

    BAU MDL Addicted

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    I was reading that as NoAyudoUpdate and I'm not even Spanish :rolleyes:
    Other than that,
    the GPU priority and the reduce latency stuff are text-book "don't just flip values because you can" - might have worked for someone a long time away, but for most it will just increase the potential for trashing mess,
    the long HKEY_CURRENT_USER vs. HKCU are a waste of space even if it's just 512 bytes, it's 512 wasted bytes,
    using a retard poll,
    and the orange titles are killing me on the classic forum theme, so -4.
    Add to that 3 points for trying, posting something fresh (nobody cares if it's re-hashed) and actually taking the time to properly format the post, so -1, not bad! not bad at all! Do continue at it. ;)
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Polls just attract trolls. There is already a Like feature, just count the Likes below your post. No need for polls. I don't like them in general (personal thing).

    The orange color doesn't bug me, I'm using MDL Classic, together with a color inverting extension, so I get a nice dark Classic theme. The problem is that probably every kind of color is guaranteed to clash with at least one of the themes...
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That's why @Yen recently asked to not play with the colors to much, only to highlight important words, specially those who use black fonts, it's unreadable for dark material theme users.
     
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  7. Yen

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    #7 Yen, Mar 22, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2020
    When using no additional color tags, the default black font on bright background themes such as MDL classic and material is inverted automatically when switching to the dark themes.

    But...as soon as one uses own color tags all the colors remain unchanged at any theme! Links have their own default color, though.

    If you want a perfect post I suggest to change the themes and check beforehand how the post is looking...

    The mentioned orange looks good on dark backgrounds. On the bright background themes it's well readable, but is not very high in contrast.
    (I am using MDL classic, it's my theme ported from vbulletin and improved):D

    Edit: The blue chosen by OP is hardly readable on the dark themes.
     
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  8. TubFarter

    TubFarter MDL Novice

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    I'm just curious about that Increase GPU priority to games tweak. Is there anyway to verify this works? The only thing I see in task manager is Base Priority for running applications.
     
  9. tistou77

    tistou77 MDL Expert

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    Thanks for sharing
     
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  10. Thomas Dubreuil

    Thomas Dubreuil MDL Senior Member

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    #12 Thomas Dubreuil, Mar 27, 2020
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
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  11. LordJippo

    LordJippo MDL Novice

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    Sorry cannot post links yet, but if you google this "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\Tasks\Games]" the first link is a reddit link, there was some good info there.

    I personally did notice a slight improvement on the graphics playing worldofwarships