Windows 7 Tweaks

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  1. Suicide Solution

    Suicide Solution MDL Addicted

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    #1 Suicide Solution, Aug 25, 2009
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    Here are some tweaks and general help guides that may be of some use.

    (Credit goes to: Covenant)


     
  2. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    nice guide, thanks.

    there are much more services and features that can be turned off if you use a third party firewall, browser, email, security...etc...

    and of course the super Windows tweak - put some curtains on it :)
     
  3. mick711

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  4. mengchanchai

    mengchanchai MDL Junior Member

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    #5 mengchanchai, Aug 26, 2009
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    May i share with your thread.:D;)



    1.Take Ownership => open notepad and copy the belows then save with *.reg

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Take Ownership"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t" 
    2.2_Second_Shutdown => open notepad and copy the belows then save with *.reg
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="2000"
     
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  5. hdfreedom

    hdfreedom MDL Novice

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    #6 hdfreedom, Aug 26, 2009
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    Here's one you can add to the list:

    Windows 7 Notification Area Icons - Remove Past Icons from List

    If you have items that have long ago been removed from the system and want to remove them from the list, use the following procedure.

    Click Start > Run > Regedit

    1- Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]

    2- Backup the registry string just in case something goes wrong.

    3- Delete the "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream" values.

    4- Open Task Manager, click Processes tab, right click "explorer.exe", then click "End Process" (all episodes of it).

    5- Still in Task Manager, click File > New Task, type "explorer.exe", then click OK. This will start a new instance of Explorer with the old programs
    removed from the "Notification Area Icons" list.

    Thanks to "The Elder Geek" for heading me in the right direction with this (Little different registry location).
     
  6. Suicide Solution

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    Yeah..feel free to add any tweaks etc that are not listed. Just makes it easier to find them when they are in one place.
     
  7. KotaXor

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    Nice...some same as Vista.:)
     
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  8. Jimmy666

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    Here are some reg tweaks:

    Disable/enable low diskspace message
    Disable/enable search web for program dialog
    Remove/restore send to
    Disable/enable uac
    Remove/restore libraries
     

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  9. astra

    astra MDL Novice

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    Enhanced "Send To"

    Windows 7 has an enhanced feature of having few more "send to" locations on shift+right clicking a file/folder. You can see many new options available.

    But, if you still want enhance this option by adding your own shortcuts, then you can do so by adding shortcuts to applications or folder in your %userprofile% folder!

    Just press Winkey+R (Run Dialogue) and enter %userprofile% and press enter.

    Your profile folder is displayed. Add all your shortcuts of Applications/Folders to this folder and you will see all these folders when you see extended Right Click Menu.

    You can delete the unwanted shortcuts from this location as well!
     
  10. KotaXor

    KotaXor MDL Senior Member

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    What about this:

    How to make Flip 3D appear on Taskbar
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    Make a new shortcut and enter:
    RunDll32 DwmApi #105
    Drag and drop this shortcut to the taskbar.
     
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  11. KotaXor

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    How to adjust "Aero Peek" Desktop preview delay time in Windows 7

    How to adjust "Aero Peek" Desktop preview delay time in Windows 7
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    "Aero Peek" is a new feature in Windows 7 which has replaced the old "Show Desktop" shortcut. It can be found as a small rectangle present at the end of Taskbar. When you hover the mouse cursor over it, it allows you to peek behind all open windows by hiding all windows and showing only outlines of all windows.

    The default delay time to preview Desktop is set to 1 second by default but sometimes it gets annoying when you accidentally hover your mouse over it.

    Today we are sharing a small registry trick which can be used to adjust this delay time. You can set the delay time to 2,3 or more seconds according to your requirements.

    So here we start the tutorial:

    1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

    2. Now go to following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime

    4. Now you'll need to set its value to your desired delay time. Double-click on it and select "Base" as Decimal and enter the desired value. Remember the value should be given in milliseconds, so if you want to set the delay time to 4 seconds, set the value to 4000

    5. That's it. Log off or restart your system to take effect.

    NOTE: If you want to restore default settings, simply delete "DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime" DWORD value created in Step 3.
     
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  12. KotaXor

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    Windows 7 automatically reduces system volume for games and pc calls
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    One of the most common annoyance in Windows 7 is the automatically adjustment of system volume while you are making PC calls. We have received so many mails asking for solution of this problem, so today we are going to post the solution in this topic.

    While you are using your PC to place or receive calls or while you are playing games which use PC calls feature, Windows 7 automatically reduces the system volume without even asking you.

    Actually its a new feature introduced in Windows 7 which can be disabled using following simple steps:

    1. Open "Sound" applet from Control Panel. You can also access it directly using "mmsys.cpl" command in RUN or Startmenu searchbox. Or right-click on Speaker icon present in system tray and select "Playback devices" or "Recording devices" or "Sounds" option.

    2. Now go to "Communications" tab and check the option "Do nothing" and Apply it.
     
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  13. Suicide Solution

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    Turn Off Program Compatibility Assistant


     
  14. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Do NOT disable superfetch. Disabling superfetch service will also disable prefetch.

    What you want to do is disable application superfetch (which leaves readyboot, startup superfetch and all prefetching still on).

    To do this, first run services.msc and make sure 'Superfetch' is enabled and set to automatic.

    Then run regedit.exe and under:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]

    Change Superfetch to the value 2 (which is boot only). By default it is set to 3 (boot and application). 1 is application only.

    Ensure Prefetch is set to 3, since you want that for applications and boot.

    The reason for disabling application superfetch is Windows will continually load and unload programmes you use depending on memory usage. Typically when you use programmes the memory use changes, so constant loading/unloading makes no sense!

    With application superfetch disabled, you will still notice your 'free' ram may still be 0 after a while. This is fine, thats cacheing based on your current use, NOT on the offchance you may load a programme! If a programme requires 300mb of ram then closes, that 300mb remains free until the current sessions cacheing fills it again. Thats a good thing, and it avoids the constant hard disk useage people experience whilst still providing the benefits of a faster boot and benefits of normal prefetching (Windows XP provided that prefetching through the task scheduler service).

    The exact same thing applies for Vista. DO NOT do anything other than explained above, it is wrong information that will harm your performance.
     
  15. EarlZ

    EarlZ MDL Junior Member

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    Unless your using a very legacy machine why would anyone one want to disable superfetch, if you want to disable SF then go back to WinXP instead.
     
  16. throbber

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    this must be one of the worst so called tweeks....ever.
    it may save you some space but when things go tits up you'll regret you ever did it..........
     
  17. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    The point is disabling Application superfetch, not full superfetch. It suits an environment where you are doing tasks that require different amounts of memory, something where superfetch fails. If all you ever do is load msn, firefox and word then superfetch is great. If you play games, edit photo's or video's, do video encoding, and other memory intensive and reasonably constant different memory allocations then APPLICATION superfetch (sorry for the shouting but I need to highlight that point) is a bad thing. The result would be superfetch getting caught in load & unload cycles, which people noticed first with Vista (excessive hdd access). I just means a higher disk load since programmes may be loaded and unloaded several times in a session even if you don't use them!

    So, more specifically in addtion to my previous post, which is the only way you should change superfetch (otherwise you lose performance), you should do that depending on usage.

    ** Just accessing Internet, Email, Office programmes --> Application Superfetch Enabled

    ** Using your computer for multiple tasks, including photo/video editing, gaming (proper games, not minesweeper/solitaire!), video encoding, other multiple tasks --> Disable application superfetch in accordance to my previous post.

    Its not a necessity to disable application prefetch in the last scenario, but leaving it enabled is just pointless as you will get little benefit and significantly high disk access.