Windows 8.1 Registry Tweaks

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MSMG, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. s1ave77

    s1ave77 Has left at his own request

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    Thanks for making my day :D.
     
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  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Did they even read the value? I guess not.
     
  3. vrosa

    vrosa MDL Member

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    #23 vrosa, Jul 4, 2013
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    Thanks

    Thanks
     
  4. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Sorry about that, guess your friend must have became the smiley in real life. :laie:
     
  5. Shenj

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    Not possible, maybe if you were to hook some APIs it could be, but not via Registry.
    Just live with UAC Enabled, it's not that bad when you setup your stuff correctly, if you have a place where it annoys you then explain it. There is a solution for everything :)
     
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  6. muiz

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    #26 muiz, Aug 27, 2013
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    Remove everything that is pinned to the taskbar

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband]
    "Favorites"=-
     
  7. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Expert

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    #27 Espionage724, Aug 28, 2013
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    Hmm, does this work if a user (with administrative rights) has UAC disabled?
     
  8. djdare

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    Thank you... This this is pretty handy...
     
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  9. muiz

    muiz MDL Member

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    #29 muiz, Aug 29, 2013
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    Code:
    ; Always show Command Prompt Here
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd]
    "Extended"=-
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd]
    "Extended"=-
    Code:
    ;Copy to 
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}]
    Code:
    ;Move to 
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}]
    Code:
    ;Ribbon
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "Start_SearchFiles"=dword:00000002
    "ServerAdminUI"=dword:00000000
    "Hidden"=dword:00000001
    "ShowCompColor"=dword:00000001
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    "DontPrettyPath"=dword:00000000
    "ShowInfoTip"=dword:00000001
    "HideIcons"=dword:00000000
    "MapNetDrvBtn"=dword:00000000
    "WebView"=dword:00000001
    "Filter"=dword:00000000
    "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000000
    "SeparateProcess"=dword:00000000
    "AutoCheckSelect"=dword:00000000
    "IconsOnly"=dword:00000000
    "ShowTypeOverlay"=dword:00000001
    "ShowStatusBar"=dword:00000001
    "ListviewAlphaSelect"=dword:00000001
    "ListviewShadow"=dword:00000001
    "TaskbarAnimations"=dword:00000001
    "StartMenuInit"=dword:00000005
    "ReindexedProfile"=dword:00000001
    "StartMenuAdminTools"=dword:00000000
    "Start_AdminToolsRoot"=dword:00000000
    "Start_MinMFU"=dword:0000000a
    "Start_PowerButtonAction"=dword:00000002
    Code:
    ;remove Watermark
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation]
    "ActivationInterval"=dword:000dbba0
    "Manual"=dword:00000001
    "NotificationDisabled"=dword:00000001
    
    Code:
    
    
     
  10. MGJames

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    #30 MGJames, Aug 29, 2013
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    ; Show Desktop Background as Start Screen Background
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent]
    "MotionAccentId_v1.00"=dword:000000DB

    edited: eliminated the strick-out attribute to avoid misleading others. Thanks to Tel-a-Visor and MSMG for their clarification.

    this one no longer works on win8.1 Enterprise RTM.

    It was still working on build 9471.....

    I would also like to know if it still works on Pro RTM or not. Anyone?
     
  11. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    That tweak, in order to work, u need the os to be activated..
     
  12. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #32 MSMG, Aug 29, 2013
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    Wel, i have this tweaks. I just wanted the thread to be tweaks related to windows 8.1. ok will update the first post with all the tweaks I have and also the above tweaks.
     
  13. TheTAMAS

    TheTAMAS MDL Novice

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    Hey! did anyone notice the option to put a tick in the Run box to toggle between Admin privilege?..
    Can someone post the reg files to enable/disable it in a way that it retains the ability to be toggled via GUI & not via registry ONLY method. :)
    Thanks.
     
  14. Dos_Probie

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    Hey Dos_Probie, I sent you a PM real quick about a reply you had to one of my previous comments.
     
  16. Dos_Probie

    Dos_Probie MDL Senior Member

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    #36 Dos_Probie, Sep 2, 2013
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    ~ Enable Metro Apps as the "Built-in Administrator" ~

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
     ;Enable Metro Apps to Work as the "Built-In Administrator" with UAC Disabled (Requires Reboot)
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000001
    "FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000001
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000000
    "PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000000
    
     
  17. juancito1968

    juancito1968 MDL Junior Member

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    Windows Defender reinstatement in Windows 8.1 Professional WMC RTM

    Hi all there, I need to know if there's a registry trick / tweak to make Windows Defender works again in Windows 8.1 Professional WMC RTM when by default (into the Windows registry) the Program files directory is no longer C:\ (the Windows O.S. partition) but a different partition on the same HDD. Same question for some other program files (Wordpad, Photo viewer, etc.). Everytime I change that value into the registry those programs ends working, and I cannot fix them in the registry, even as admin, because I'm not allowed to. Any help is really welcome. Regards.
     
  18. Hunk_4TH

    Hunk_4TH MDL Member

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    Is there a way to re-enable to the WEI thing in system properties? You can still use it via the CMD promopt but M$ removed it from system properties :/ I'm only asking here because of the thread title :)
     
  19. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    I, think there was tutorial, how to remove WEI from Windows 7/8.. May be if we made the reverse thing i.e if we add the code that was removed, it will work.. not sure will try and let you know.