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Windows registry – user interface settings

Registry settings for all those annoying HKEY_CURRENT_USER user interface settings that are likely to drive you nuts when running WinXP:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; Sanity.REG

; Windows XP Sanity check; Usual disclaimers apply – don’t edit the registry unless you know what you are doing and

; BACKUP THE REGISTRY FIRST

; If you edit this file ensure all comment lines are prefixed with ; so that REGEDIT will ignore them

; – – – Section1 – – – – MS Explorer – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

; Disable the animated Click Start to begin

“NoStartBanner”=hex:01,00,00,00

; Don’t constantly shuffle around the start menu items

“Intellimenus”=dword:00000000

; Use the classic Start Menu

“NoSimpleStartMenu”=dword:00000001

; Dont tie new shortcuts to a specific PC

“LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo”=dword:00000001

; Don’t hide all the local Drives

“NoDrives”=dword:00000000

; Don’t display a welcome screen

“NoWelcomeScreen”=dword:00000001

; Don’t automatically create shortcuts within My Network Places

“NoRecentDocsNetHood”=dword:00000001

; Don’t run the Desktop Cleanup Wizard

“NoDesktopCleanupWizard”=dword:00000001

; Don’t create a Shared Documents folder for My Computer

“NoSharedDocuments”=dword:00000001

; Don’t hide the log-off option from the start menu

“ForceStartMenuLogOff”=dword:00000001

; Don’t clutter start menu with My Network Places

“NoStartMenuNetworkPlaces”=dword:00000001

; Don’t add a My Documents shortcut to the start menu

“NoSMMyDocs”=dword:00000001

; Don’t add a Favorites shortcut to the start menu

“NoFavoritesMenu”=dword:00000001

; Don’t add a My Pictures shortcut to the start menu

“NoSMMyPictures”=dword:00000001

; Don’t add a My Music shortcut to the start menu

“NoStartMenuMyMusic”=dword:00000001

; Don’t hide any of the following settings in the explorer GUI

“NoActiveDesktopChanges”=hex:00,00,00,00

“NoActiveDesktop”=dword:00000000

“NoSaveSettings”=dword:00000000

“ClassicShell”=dword:00000000

“NoThemesTab”=dword:00000000

; Disable active desktop

“NoActiveDesktop”=hex:01,00,00,00

; Don’t ignore the flag above, really disable active desktop

“ForceActiveDesktopOn”=dword:00000000

; Enable Windows Update

;; “NoWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000000

; OR

; Disable Windows Update

;; “NoWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001

;

; – – – Section2 – – – – Explorer\Advanced – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

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

; Show hidden files and folders

; “Hidden”=dword:00000001

; or Don’t show hidden files and folders:

; “Hidden”=dword:00000002

; Don’t Hide file extensions

“HideFileExt”=dword:00000000

; Don’t change the upper/lower case of filenames

“DontPrettyPath”=dword:00000001

; Hide the Start Button BalloonTip (Click here to begin)

“StartButtonBalloonTip”=dword:00000000

; Don’t randomly open copies of windows explorer when I login

“PersistBrowsers”=dword:00000000

;

; – – – Section 3 – – – – Policy settings – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

; Don’t hide any of the following options (normally under Control Panel, Desktop)

“NoDispAppearancePage”=dword:00000000

“NoColorChoice”=dword:00000000

“NoSizeChoice”=dword:00000000

“NoDispBackgroundPage”=dword:00000000

“NoDispScrSavPage”=dword:00000000

“NoDispCPL”=dword:00000000

“NoVisualStyleChoice”=dword:00000000

“NoDispSettingsPage”=dword:00000000

“NoDispScrSavPage”=dword:00000000

“NoVisualStyleChoice”=dword:00000000

“NoSizeChoice”=dword:00000000

“SetVisualStyle”=-

;

; – – – Section 4 – – – – Policy – Add-Remove Programs restrictions – – – – – –

;

; These keys make sure you can uninstall anything

;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Uninstall]

“NoAddRemovePrograms”=dword:00000000

“NoRemovePage”=dword:00000000

“NoAddPage”=dword:00000000

“NoWindowsSetupPage”=dword:00000000

“NoAddFromCDorFloppy”=dword:00000000

“NoAddFromInternet”=dword:00000000

“NoAddFromNetwork”=dword:00000000

“NoServices”=dword:00000000

“NoSupportInfo”=dword:00000000

;

; – – – Section 5 – – – – Control Panel – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

; Dont hide any cpanel applets see Q207750

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load]

“appwiz.cpl”=-

; Start menu speed

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

“MenuShowDelay”=”100”

; (the default of 400 is a bit slow)

;

; – – – Section 6 – – – – Console – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console]

; Allow copy and paste from the command line.

“QuickEdit”=dword:00000001

;

; – – – Section 7 – – – – Tip Of the Day – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

;

; Turn off the ‘Tip Of the Day’

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\tips]

“Show”=dword:00000000

;

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