Windows XP Registry Tweaks

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by sebipo, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. sebipo

    sebipo MDL Novice

    Jun 4, 2008
    Auto Sort Start Menu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder
    Go to Edit/Permissions, click Advanced, clear the "Inherit From Parent" check box, click Copy from the dialog box, click OK and then clear the "Full Control" for your account and now Windows will autp sort the start menu, but you can still do it too

    Disable User Tracking
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Add or Edit DWORD = NoInstrumentation, Value = 1
    Disables Windows user tracking; better performance, much better privacy
    Cache Thumbnails
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    Add or Edit DWORD = DisableThumbnailCache, Value = 1
    Disables thumbnails in Windows, saving hard drive space
    Kill Chrashed Apps Quicker
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Add or Edit Sring = HungAppTimeout, Value = 1000-5000
    Cuts time for Windows to recongize a crashed application and allow you to kill it; default is 5000(for 5 seconds)
    Faster Start Menu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
    Add or Edit Sring = MenuShowDelay, Value = 0 - 400
    Changes the delay that for Windows to show a menu in the start menu; value is in ms
    Network Intelligently
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters
    Add or Edit String = DisableTaskOffload, Value = 1
    Frees processor from doing network-card work
    Browse the Network Faster
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace
    Delete subkeys {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} and {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
    Speeds up network browsing of old Windows machines on the LAN by ignoring their scheduled tasks and printers
    Remove Compression Option In Disk Cleanup
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files
    Delete the Default Value Key and the next time you start Disk Cleanup, it will skip the compression analyisis
    Connected Web Files and Folders

    Connecting web files and folders allows a primary .htm or .html file to be moved in conjunction with files associated with the primary document. Once the primary document has been defined, create a sub-folder using the same name as the primary document but assign it a .files extension. Whenever the primary file is moved, the sub-folder will also move and remain as a sub-folder of the primary.

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]

    Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer

    Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [NoFileFolderConnection]
    Setting for Value Data: [0 = Enabled (Default) / 1 = Disabled]
    Increase Internet Download Connections

    Increase Simultaneous Internet Download Connections. Increases the number of allowed simultaneous connections to ten (10).

    [Start] [Run] [Regedit]

    Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings

    Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server]
    Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]

    Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [MaxConnectionsPerServer]
    Setting for Value Data: [0000000a]


    Disable file indexing

    double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties.
    Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, apply changes to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as "Access is denied"), click the Ignore All button.


    Enable DMA

    double-click the My Computer icon. Tab HARDWARE, pilih Device Manager
    double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.


    Turn off any and all unnecessary animations

    double-click the My Computer icon. Tab ADVANCE pilih Select the Settings button located under Performance


    Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown

    Copy the following (everything in the box) into notepad.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lSession ManagerMemory Management]
    [HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTControl PanelDesktop]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro l]

    Save the file as shutdown.reg
    Double click the file to import into your registry.


    Optimize Booting Time

    Microsoft has made available a program to analyze and decrease the time it takes to boot to WindowsXP. The program is called BootVis

    Uncompress the file.
    For a starting point, run Trace / Next Boot + Driver Delays
    This will reboot your computer and provide a benchmark
    After the reboot, BootVis will take a minute or two to show graphs of your system startup.
    Note how much time it takes for your system to load (click on the red vertical line)
    Then run Trace / Optimize System
    Re-Run the Next Boot + Drive Delays
    Note how much the time has decreased

    or follow this step
    1. Open notepad.exe, type "del c:windowsprefetchntosboot-*.* /q" (without the quotes) & save as "ntosboot.bat" in c:
    2. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "gpedit.msc".
    3. Double click "Windows Settings" under "Computer Configuration" and double click again on "Shutdown" in the right window.
    4. In the new window, click "add", "Browse", locate your "ntosboot.bat" file & click "Open".
    5. Click "OK", "Apply" & "OK" once again to exit.
    6. From the Start menu, select "Run..." & type "devmgmt.msc".
    7. Double click on "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"
    8. Right click on "Primary IDE Channel" and select "Properties".
    9. Select the "Advanced Settings" tab then on the device or 1 that doesn't have 'device type' greyed out select 'none' instead of 'autodetect' & click "OK".
    10. Right click on "Secondary IDE channel", select "Properties" and repeat step 9.
    11. Reboot your computer.


    Fix Corrupted Files

    Put XP CD
    Start>Run> sfc /scannow


    Increase XP Folder Setting

    Windows remembers 400 folder settings. When that number is reached some settings aren't retained any longer. You can change this to 8000 by adding this edit to the registry.

    1. Copy the following (everything in the box) into notepad.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBagMRU]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoamBags]

    "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell NoRoam]
    "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionPoliciesExplorer]

    2. Save the file as folder8000.reg
    3. Double click the file to import into your registry.


    Clearing the Page File on Shutdown

    Click on the Start button
    Go to the Control Panel
    Administrative Tools
    Local Security Policy
    Local Policies
    Click on Security Options
    Right hand menu - right click on "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile"
    Select "Enable"

    For regedit users.....
    If you want to clear the page file on each shutdown:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lSession ManagerMemory

    Set the value to 1


    No GUI Boot

    If you don't need to see the XP boot logo,

    Click on the BOOT.INI tab
    Check the box for /NOGUIBOOT


    Speeding the Startup of Some CD Burner Programs

    If you use program other than the native WindowsXP CD Burner software,
    you might be able to increase the speed that it loads.

    Go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services
    Double-click on IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
    For the Startup Type, select Disabled
    Click on the OK button and then close the Services window
    If you dont You should notice


    Increasing System Performance (If you have 512 megs or more of memory)

    If you have 512 megs or more of memory, you can increase system performance
    by having the core system kept in memory.

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lSession ManagerMemory

    Set the value to be 1
    Reboot the computer


    Increasing File System Caching

    To increase the amount of memory Windows will locked for I/O operations:

    Start Regedit
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lSession ManagerMemory

    Edit the key IoPageLockLimit


    Disable Error Reporting

    Dari Control Panel
    control panel >> performance and maintenance >> system >> advanced >> error reporting
    (disable all)
    right click "my computer" >> manage >> services and applications >> services >> " stop
    and disable" Error Reporting.

    Dengan Mengubah Registry
    Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called ‘Scancode Map’ and edit the

    value according to the settings below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro l Keyboard Layout. Value Name:

    Scancode Map, Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value), Value Data: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

    00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00.


    Disable Crash Control Auto Reboot

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPCHealthErr orReporting. Value: DoReport, 1

    = Send Reports, 0 = Don’t Send.
  2. obisan

    obisan MDL Novice

    Oct 12, 2007
    thanks for sharing;)
  3. LeonRodger

    LeonRodger MDL Novice

    Jun 10, 2009
    WindowsXP Registry Tweaks


    Thanks for sharing an informative post.

    Primarily windows registry represents as a main hierarchical database that stores helpful information for system organization for users, applications and hardware devices. Through the operation this certain information is continually referred as the installed applications, user profiles, application icons and information on the existing hardware on the computer as well as the used ports on it.