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Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP

Registry Edits for Windows XP


"Tweaks and Tips"
View by Category
To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.
REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.

To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use
Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script
Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the
System Registry.

Disclaimer: These registry edits and script files are presented "as is". Every effort has been made to ensure the
files work as stated. I assume no responsibility for your use of these files.

1. Add XP TweakUI Icon to the Control Add ControlUserPasswords2 To Control


Panel Panel
Add Folder to Start Menu - Replace MP or
2. Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000
MM
3. Restore Missing Toolbars EXE or VBS Disable CD AutoRun for Home or Pro
4. Repairs the Icon View Set Numlock State On or Off at Startup
Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome
5. Background Switcher PowerToy
Screen

6. Restore System Default Sounds Fix the Ding.Wav File


Change Registered Owner and
7. Increase Balloon Tip Display Time
Organization
8. Release/Renew Bat File Remove Internet Explorer Branding
Restore OE to the E-mail List in Internet
9. Disable the Windows Logo Keys
Options
10. Enable CD AutoPlay for Pro Disable Media Player Update Message

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11. Enable/Disable Balloon Tips or


Disable Media Players Play List
Disable All
12. EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows
Link File Fix for Windows XP
XP
13. Disable "No Computers Near Me" Restore IE AutoComplete Password Prompt
14. Uninstall/Reinstall NetMeeting Remove/Disable CD Burning Capability
15. Remove Common Tasks from the
Disable Search Assistant - Undo
Desktop

Add Recent Documents to the Classic


16. Active Desktop - Enable or Disable
Menu
17. Restore AutoPlay Icon Restore Thumbnail Views in XP
Search Opens When Double Clicking A
18. Add Google as Primary Search - Undo
Folder
19. Add Outlook Express as Default Client Correct the Sort Order in Windows XP
20. Restore IE Desktop Shortcut Icon Disable the File Menu in Windows
Functions Explorer

21. Disable System Beeps Add Empty Recycle Bin to the Right Click
22. Hide Users on Welcome Screen -
Disable the Security Tab - Hardware Tab
Unhide
23. Run Startup Programs from the CMD
Allow or Disable CD Burn Options
Prompt
24. Remove File/Edit/View.... Restore Clear Search History under Search
25. Prompt for Password on Resume - Open With Notepad for Files with No
Undo Extension

26. Add Command Line to the Right Click Disable Internet Search for File Extensions
Remove Set Program Access & Defaults -
27. Secure Desktop - Undo
Undo

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Windows Update Restriction Error


28. Control Panel Icons are Missing
(Network)
29. Run Command - Reinstalling Internet Disable Getting Started Welcome Screen -
Explorer Logon
30. Windows XP Doesn't Save User Change Associations from the Run
Settings Command

31. Windows XP Startup - Boot Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu -
Performance Undo
32. KeepRas Connection (FUS) Exe or Reg Remove the Search Button
33. Remove Toolbars from Taskbar Right
Remove Users Folder From the Start Menu
Click
Super Fast Switcher PowerToy (Winkey +
34. Restore Fast User Switching
Q)
35. Creates copies of REGEDIT, Drive Rescue - Undelete and Data
MSCONFIG and Task Manager Recovery Tool

36. Recover and Restore Deleted Files User Profile Hive Cleanup Service
37. Clear Form Fields in AutoComplete AutoComplete Mode Enabled or Disabled
38. Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default Remove Added Links from the Tool Menu
39. AutoRuns - All Programs Running
Delete an Undeletable File in Windows XP
Boot/Login
40. Enhance CMD Quick Edit Options XP Info - Verifies Activation Components

41. Disable the Indexing Service (cisvc.


Clear Recent File Lists
exe)
42. Hide the Common Dialog Places Bar Remove CD Burning Features - Undo
43. Hide the Display List of Recent Files Hide the Common Dialog Back Button
44. Add Switch User to the Start Button & Remove Access to all Windows Update
RC Features

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45. Add Copy To/Move To (Right Click) - Restore the Welcome Screen - Gina.Dll
Undo Error

46. Content Advisor On (Place in Startup Content Advisor Off (Place in Startup
Folder) Folder)
47. Regedit - Save to Favorites Regedit - Clear Last State
Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes-
48. Disable Windows Installer Rollback
Undo
49. Old Style Search Engine On or Off Add Toolbar to Outlook Express (OETool)
Prevent My Documents and Recent
50. Clear History of Typed URL's
Documents

51. ScreenSaver Disable/Enable or Tab Enable the Task Manager - Disable Task
Missing Manager
52. Shutdown.Exe - Andrej Budja Add a Website Link to the Start Menu
53. Remove Past Items From Notification Hide or Show Inactive Icons - Notification
Area Area
54. Restore Admin Tools (.msc) Save Settings on Exit - Don't Save Settings
55. Restore Recent Documents, My Increase Internet Explorer Downloads to
Documents 10 - Undo

56. Remove Files Stored on this Computer Enable or Disable Right Click Context
Undo Menu
57. Restore winhlp32.exe for XP or XPSP1 Restore the Run Command
58. Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1 Restore User Default Pictures
Remove "For Testing Purposes Only" -
59. Disable Messenger in Outlook Express
Desktop
60. Email Page - IE (right click) w/ Correct IE Window Placement (Reg or
Clickable Link VBS)

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Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick


61. Change Provided By in IE
Launch Bar
62. Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard - Separate Process for the Desktop and
Undo Explorer
63. Home Page Lock - Home Page Unlock Start Page Guard for Internet Explorer
64. Reset OE for Send To , Mail To , Send Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in
Mail Windows XP
Search Google Address Bar, Q#'s, MS-
65. Disable Low Disk Space Message
KB, TN

66. Error 1606 ... Access Network Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus -
Location Undo
67. Run Scheduled Tasks w/o PW Home -
Enable Show Status Bar
Undo
Page Cannot be Found and/or DNS/Server
68. Set Menu Delay to 400
Error
69. Reuse Same Window Internet Explorer- Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status
Undo Messages
70. Search is Missing from the Start Menu
Clear Recent Documents or Undo
- To remove

71. Speed up Moving or Copying Zip Files WinFile.Exe


72. Enable/Disable Desktop Icons SendTo Any Folder and SendTo Clipboard
73. Enable or Disable Personalized Menus Enable or Disable Personalized Menus -
- Start Favorites
Network Places Missing from the Start
74. AVI Search Remove - Restore
Menu
75. Search Shows Yellow Triangle with ! MS Windows File Extension Identifier

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Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper


76. Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown
Shutdown - Undo
77. Disable "Log on using dial-up
Uninstall NetMeeting
connection"
78. Common Tasks View - Disable or
Enable or Disable Winkeys
Enable
79. Speedup Browsing (Explorer and IE)
Speedup Network Logon/Boot
Undo
80. Disable or Restore Picture and Fax
Enable the Welcome Screen
Viewer

81. Increase Slide Show Timeout Disable Pop-Up Error Messages Upon Boot
82. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon
Change Program File Directory
Boot
83. Change File Time Created/Modified/
Properties Missing From My Computer
Accessed
Windows Installer Logging or Cleanup
84. Restore Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr)
Utility
85. Set Detail View for all Folders Open/ Restore Compressed Zipped Folders
Save As Association

86. Taskbar Grouping by # or Least , Most


Shortcut to Search
Used
87. Dial-up Modem or PPPoE is
Check E-Mail from Anywhere
Unavailable
88. Set Default Web Browser in Windows Hide Inactive Icons and More
Find File Information (Name, Version and
89. Easy Log Off, Shutdown or Lock
Path)
90. Expand ReadMe.Txt Zip Files w/o Read Reg, VBS Edits w/o Opening (also
Opening File info)

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91. Disable or Enable AutoDial Customize Folder Shell Extensions


92. Show Full URL Path links in IE Status
Change Online Support Link under IE/Help
Bar
93. Logon Using a Dial-Up Connection Remove Links folder from IE/Favorites -
Prompt Undo
94. Windows Installer Fix - Winnt for Enable Notepad Status Bar with Word
Windows Wrap
95. Disable Messenger Service (Pop-up
Change the Warning Message in Messenger
Spam)

Add SpellChecker & Button to Internet


96. Disable Control/Alt/Delete
Explorer
97. Decrease the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Increase the Size of Taskbar Buttons -
Undo Undo
98. Enable/Disable LogOff - Classic or
Create Start Up List or Start Up Log
New
99. Restore the Task Bar to Default Settings Security Hotfix Checker Tool
100. Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Check and Open Desktop Paths or MP or
Screen - Undo MM

101. Prevent IE History Being Removed -


Disable Show My Pictures Toolbar in IE
Undo
102. Hide System Desktop Icons Hide IE Icon from the Desktop Toolbar
103. Enable Mouse Snap To Option/ Save As - Disable: Back, MRU and Places
Function - Undo Bar
104. Remote Task Manager Active Registry Monitor
105. Disable Remote Dial-Up Connections Disable "Save As" File History

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Restore Hide Underlined Letters -


106. Lock Default Browser
Keyboard Nav
107. Change the Sort Order back to Pre-XP Restore the Device Manager
108. FavesToGo - Save Favorites Quickly FavOrg - Restore and Save Favorite Icons
109. Change Computer Name Empty Temporary Internet Files on Exit
110. Add Message above User Name & Add Dialog Box/Message to Logon and
Password Shutdown

111. Restore Run As - Which user account


Change the Name of the Start Button
issue
112. Add "Log Folder Contents" to
Show File Information
SendTo Menu
113. Enable the Task Manager - Disable - BootVis - Performance Trace
Repair Visualization Tool
114. Redirect Help and Support to a link of Enable Reinstallation of Internet Explorer
choice - Undo or OE
115. Rename/Remove the Recycle Bin Read/Find your Product ID Number

Show All Hidden Devices in the Device


116. Prevent Spyware from Being Installed
Manager
Add Trillian to the Tools Menu and
117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
Toolbar in IE
Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog -
118. Change Notification Error Wave File
Undo
Change the Folder Icon &/or Opened
119. Change the Hard Drive Icon
Folder Icon
120. Mouse/Left Hand Users Undo - List My Computer or My Documents or
Welcome Screen Desktop First

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Change Icon Wrap to One Line on the


121. Increase Icon Cache
Desktop
IE/Windows Update - Change Text or
122. Show All Bitmap Views
Remove
Disable Changes to File Associations -
123. Add Notepad as a Right Click Item
Undo
124. Add Explore CD-Rom to Start Button Add a Folder to the Start Button - Right
(R/C) Click
125. List Page File Location, Min and Max System Up Time

126. Show Boot Configuration(s) View Log Events by Code or List or Clear
127. Disable Windows File Protection Show Super Hidden File Extensions - Undo
128. Task Bar Lock - Task Bar Unlock Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs
Control the F Lock Key Functionality State/
129. Restore Folder Options Under Tools
Status
130. Add a Folder to My Computer and
Add Clipboard to the Control Panel
Desktop

Change My Computer Name to User


131. Disable the Shutdown Command
Name-Undo
Disable Searched Word Being Highlighted
132. Change and/or Add an HTML Editor
in Blue
Replace AM & PM (Clock) with word of
133. Restore Most Frequently Used - Undo
Choice
134. Hide All Notification Area Icons - Hide the Clock in the Notification Area -
Undo Undo
Restore Accessibility Options to Default
135. Clear Read-Only Attributes
Settings

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Show IP Address on the Desktop, plus


136. Search for All File Types
more.
137. Remove "Open With" from Context
Disable Stand-by: Per User or Per System
Menu
138. New Folder Hotkey - SM, Desktop,
Google Search from IE's Right-Click Menu
Specify
Add to or Modify the "New" Menu
139. Restore Zip Folders to Default in XP
Listings
Show Slide Show of Attached Pictures in
140. Rename Files and Folders En Masse
OE

Add a Custom Splash Screen for User


141. Help, CHM, HH Checker/Fixer
Logon's
Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes -
142. Disable the Script Debugger in IE
Disable
143. Enable or Disable the Splash Screen
Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for IE
for OE
144. Clear Wallpaper Most Frequently
Add (OE) Send E-Mail to the Right Click
Used List
145. Control Panel - Classic or Category
Clear NetMeeting Call History
View

146. Retrieve the Class Name for a File Add or Remove Programs Restriction -
Extension Undo
147. Add Internet E-mail Message to New Restore My Briefcase to the Desktop -
Menu Syncapp.Exe
148. Set All Search Options to Active - Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig
Undo Startup & Selective
Add Taskbar Grouping Options to the Start
149. Clear Cache on Reboot
Menu

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150. Add Open New Window to the Right Clear Last User on Boot Screen in XP -
Click Undo

151. Rename "Search" on the Start Menu -


Set "Search" Advanced Options as Default
Undo
152. Rename "Run" on the Start Menu - Rename "Help and Support" on Start
Undo Menu-Undo
Change Size of Desktop Wallpaper to Suit
153. Restore Missing "New" and Text Doc
- Undo
Remove "All Programs" from Start Menu -
154. Disable Shut Down Per User
Undo
155. Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/ Repair Loss of Internet Access/Certain
Folders Web Sites

156. Disable SSPD and UPNP Services -


Clear the Run Command MRU List
Undo
157. Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/
Refresh - Enable Explorer
Remove Throbber from IE & Explorer -
158. Change the Recycle Bin Icon - Undo
Undo
159. Minimize Any Program to System Add "Show Related Links" to Internet
Tray Explorer
160. Enable Monitor Power-off on Logon Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu -
Screen Right Click

Restore: On Resume, Display Welcome


161. Hide Start Menu Subfolders - Undo
Screen
162. Restore HTML, HTM, URL Thumb
Restore XML Thumbnail View
View
163. Restore Terminal Services Disable/Enable Caps Lock or the Insert Key

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164. Restore Taskbar to Default Disable or Enable Always Ask Before


Functionality Opening...
Disable/Enable Run Keys Per User or Per
165. Disable/Enable Start Menu Subfolders
System

166. Restore/Place Search on the Start Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/
Menu View
167. Force Classic Start Menu - Undo Remove Send Feedback Menu Option
168. Clipboard Reader Read Host Files in Notepad
Enable or Disable Pinned Items on the
169. Shutdown Shortcut
Start Menu
170. Add Windows Explorer to the Right Expand "System" in the Start Menu/
Click Control Panel

171. Enable or Disable Active Window Office XP Error 1706 - ProPlus.Msi Fix -
Tracking O2K
172. Msinfo32 Batch File - To Gain Access Add System Information to the Right Click
173. Repair the Registry Editor Stops the Selective Startup Screen
174. Remove Added IE Toolbar Entries Restore Media Files
175. Restore Empty/Full Icons - Recycle
Restore Right Click .inf/Install
Bin

176. Add XP Google Group Search to IE


Add MS Knowledge Base to the IE Toolbar
Toolbar
177. Restore the Web Tab - Display Restrict Changes from Being Made in OE -
Properties Undo
178. Restore the Go Button Disable Open in a New Window
179. Window Metrics - Shell Icon - Repair Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore
180. Add a Folder Under the Run Add Attributes/InfoTips to Files and
Command Folders

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181. Account SID Association (run w/


Network Login Profile (run with cscript)
cscript)
182. User Account Information (run w/ Listing Local User Account Information
cscript) (SID)
183. View Source - Restore Notepad as View Source - Add or Change Editor (Also
Default for 6)
Restore Jdbgmgr.Exe (3805) For Build
184. Disable Thumbnail Cache
3810
185. Remove Desktop Version from
Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols - Restore
Desktop

186. Restore Run As to the Right Click - Show File and Folder Names Using
Undo Correct Case
Restore Luna Theme - Restore Classic
187. Restore Themes Functionality
Theme
Add Save & Restore Desktop Layout to
188. Add or Remove - Administrator Error
Menu
Correct Windows Media Player 9 "Logo
189. Correct DirectX 9 "Logo Error"
Error"
190. Hide Selected/Specific File Extension
Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings
Paths

191. Change CD/RW, DVD Name in


Restore Paint
Explorer
Restore the Toolbars From Being Greyed
192. Change .bmp Default to Paint
Out
193. Remove Hotfixes from Add or
Disable Messenger from Outlook
Remove
194. Disable Highlight New Programs -
Language Bar Remove - Restore
Undo

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195. Restore Wallpaper Views Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar

196. Sort All by Alphabet - Start Menu and


Top 10 XP Most Frequently Asked Q & A
Fav's
197. Display Simple Folder View - Undo Remove Shared Documents - Undo
198. Add Open Target Folder to Context
Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Delete
Menu
Hide Recycle Bin on Desktop - Not from
199. Enable Folder and Icon Refresh
Explorer
200. Disable Save This Program to Disk
Change Thumbnail View to 96 or 32
Option

Disable IE HTML Source Editor Check -


201. Restore marscore.dll
Undo
202. Disable Notepad being listed under
Set Magnify Options Back to Default
FUP
203. Restore Display Icon in Control Panel Restore Right Click Properties
204. Force Auto Refresh - Undo Restore Power Schemes/Configurations
Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override
205. Backup DUN Settings
Feature

Remove Hand Icon for Shared Resources -


206. Hotbar - Explorer/New Freezes
Undo
Restore Properties - My Computer &
207. Hide User Name in Start Menu - Undo
Documents
208. Disable Update Device Driver Remove Add or Remove Restrictions -
Wizard Undo Undo
209. Remove "Shortcut to..." Prefix on Open Each Folder in New or Same
Shortcuts Window

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Change the Number of Recent Documents


210. Allow Folder Names in Uppercase
to 25

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds Disable Sticky Keys or Delete Sticky Keys
212. Disable - Use the Web Service to Disable .Net Passport Balloon Pop-up -
find ... Restore
213. Disable or Enable Registry Editing
Display Mouse Pointer Trails - Undo
Tools
214. Windows/Buttons Greyed Out - Windows XP Style Changes to Windows
Appearance Classic
Set Folder Default to Open & Use Same
215. Advanced Tab Missing in IE - Restore
Window - Explore

216. Set Toolbar Backgrounds back to Remove My Computer from Desktop/Start


Default Menu
Highlight Text Blue - Set own Customized
217. Set Stretch as Default Desktop - Undo
Color
218. Disable Save As MRU Restore Taskbar Grouping - Remove
219. Re-Run Missed Tasks Notification - Remove the Display Icon from the Control
Undo Panel
220. Restore Open With on the Right Click Remove Overture Search Branding in IE

221. Set SnapTo and Mouse Trails as


Restore System Information (Msinfo32)
Default
222. Restore Address Bar Search - Google Restore Save As Web Page Complete
223. Align Drop Down Menu's to the Right Disable Storage of .Net Passwords
Restore Disk Management Snap-In
224. Show Control Panel on the Start Menu
Extension
225. Restore Folder Options/Internet Change the Logon Screen Saver
Options - Disable Automatically

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Remove the White Space from Add or


226. Remove the Taskbar
Remove
Restore/Enable Screensaver Tab Settings/
227. Set IE Text Font to Smaller or Larger
Display
228. Use Small Icons for Start Menu
Restore CMD.EXE
Programs
229. Set IE Search to Default Open TIF Images within Internet Explorer
230. Restore Group Policy Snap-in Wait is Greyed Out under Screen Saver Tab

231. Show Favorites Expanded Set Internet Explorer to Full Screen - Undo
232. Lift Screen Saver Restrictions - Admin Change Screen Saver Automatically
233. Enable Single Click to Open an Item Enable Drag and Drop
234. Automatically Resize Image in IE
AutoPlay Repair Tool
Window
235. Restore Help and Support Service Set Splash Screen to None - Remove OEM

236. Appearance/Effects - Restore Smooth


Enable or Disable Clear Type under Effects
Edges
237. Change Hard Drive Icon in Explorer Alt-Tab Replacement PowerToy
238. Disable Update Checks for Internet
Remove Keylogger Reg Files
Explorer
239. Disable Local Stylesheets in Internet
Close Command Greyed Out in IE and WE
Explorer
240. Programs Aren't Minimized in the Restore My Music Folder on the Start
Taskbar Menu

241. Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit


Restore Choose Program - Open With
Tools

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242. Set the "Save Attachments" Default in Disable Background Notice Balloon in
OE Messenger
243. Allow Changes Being Made to Taskbar Toolbar Menu is Greyed Out -
Taskbar Restore
244. Disable File Deleted Confirmation - Remove Restriction on Recycle Bin Size
Undo Limit
245. Remove the ">" from OE Forwarded
Set the Address Bar to IE/XP Default
E-Mail

246. Restore Show Desktop Icons Context TweakUI with XP SP1 - TweakUI without
Menu SP1
247. Set IE to Check for Default Browser Enable the Favorites Wizard Restriction
248. Enable or Disable Scroll Programs Clear Page File on Exit - Undo
249. Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma Restore My Network Places to the Desktop
250. List Loaded and Installed Device Restore Hotmail, Outlook and OE under
Drivers Programs

Specify Exe Files to be Lauched by


251. Outlook Express - Reply At End
Winlogon
Restore Remote Access Connection
252. Download OE Quote Fix
Manager
253. Lan Settings- Proxy Server - Disable PSP Thumbnail Handler - Paint Shop Pro
Disable or Enable Downloads per User in
254. Remove JRE - Sun TreatAs Entry
IE
My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot
255. Restore Group Policy Snap-In
(for C:\)

256. Restore the Control Panel - Disable : Effects Options are Greyed Out -
Current , Local, Both Appearance

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257. Remote Procedure Call Worm A-E - Win XP Security Patch: Buffer Overrun In
Edit RPC e
Do you have a 32 or 64 bit in XP? Exe or
258. Remove the W32.Randex.E Worm
VBS
259. Online Virus Scanner: Trend -
Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus Software
Symantec
260. Open New IE Window is Blank - Fix System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot

261. List of Startup Programs Running at


Restrict Desktop Theme Controls
Login
262. Remove W32. Sobig.F Worm Prevent Manipulations of the Taskbar
263. Disable Default Save As to My
Restore Winlogon\Userinit
Pictures
264. Restore Missing Tabs to Task Access Denied - CD Rom, Floppy,
Manager Removable
265. Default XP Calculator Enlarged Restore Search to the Context Menu

266. Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Lock Internet Explorer Toolbar Options in
KB828026 Place
267. Restore "Turn Off and Log Off" -
Restart the Shell Automatically
Start Menu
268. Restore All Tabs under Internet
Restore RasMan Service to Automatic
Options
269. Disable or Enable Resize Graphic -
Hide Start Up Scripts
Send To
Restrict Changes Made to Connections -
270. Connect To - Restore Options
Undo

271. Stuck in Classic View? Undo Now Notepad with Spell Check and More
272. Remove Network Places - Undo Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Q811493

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273. Outlook Mail Counter on Welcome


Restore Offline Files Tab - Folder Options
Screen
274. Repair the Office XP Shortcut Bar/ Add Open New Browser Window to IE
Buttons Toolbar
275. Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and Search for Network Folders and Printers -
CMD Undo

276. Enable/Disable My Computer Icon Enable/Disable Taskbar Grouping


Restore Show Net Connections - Connect
277. Enable or Disable Thumbnail View
To
278. Restore/Enable System Restore - Undo Disable Start Menu Pin To List - Enable
Change/Customize Branding in Outlook
279. Clear File Name MRU
Express
280. Restore Defrag.Exe W32.Swen.A@mm Removal Tool

OETune Sets Individual Sounds To Mail


281. Disable the Floppy Drive - Enable
Folders
Disable All Internet Explorer Toolbars -
282. Enable the Appearance Tab - Display
Undo
283. Restore Content Advisor to Default
Add the Outlook 2003 Icon to the Desktop
Settings
284. Restore or Remove Manage - Context
Reveal Hidden Dll Files/Icons - Undo
Menu
285. Restore/Replace the Manage CLSID Restore All Display Tabs - Remove All
Default Display Tabs & Icon

286. Restore the "New" Context Menu to


Search asks for Office CD
Default
287. Restore Download to Directory Setting Restore Search - Indexing Service

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288. Restore Cryptographic Service -


Add Run in Separate Memory - 16 bit
CryptSvc
289. Start Menu - Enable Restore System Restore Service
Open My Computer - Double Pane or
290. Hide Inactive Icons - Greyed Out
Single Pane

291. Restore Defrag Snap-In Restore My Computer Manage


292. Update Rollup 1for XP View All Running Processes
293. Remove Media Player from Toolbars
QHosts Removal Tool
- Undo
294. Prevent Check Disk Upon Boot -
Hide or Show Notification Area Icons
Undo
Suppress Online Media Content via the
295. Lift Active Desktop Restrictions
Media Bar

296. Lift MMC/GPEDIT Snap-In Cannot Create Toolbar (QL) - .REG or .


Restrictions VBS
Remove Taskbar/ Start Menu from Control
297. Disable the Taskbar Context Menus
Panel
298. Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! Hide System Clock - Undo
299. List Administrative Tools in Control
Microsoft Glossary and Acronyms
Panel
Enable or Disable the Outlook Express
300. Restore the Machine Debug Manager
Toolbar

301. Lock XP with Fast User Switching


Restore .ico File Associations
Enabled
302. Disable CMD Require Alphanumeric Windows Password
303. Hide Share Passwords with Asterisks Disable the Windows XP Tour

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304. Cardfile Replacement of MS cardfile. Show Window Contents While Dragging -


exe Undo
305. Set .vbs Files to Open as Default Set Txtfile to Default to Notepad

306. Decryption of XP Files Clear Recent Media Player List - Undo


307. Disable Monitor Power-off on Logon
Save Attachments OE - Greyed Out
Screen
308. Clear Run Commands Selectively Restore Wordpad.Exe
309. Restore Accessories - Start Menu/All
Outlook - Minimize To System Tray
Prog
310. Restore Services to Default Messenger Service Add

311. Doug's Windows XP Security Console NCS Account View/Account Management


312. Save User Name and Password
Restrict Author Mode in MMC
Greyed Out
313. CWShredder version 2.1 IE Crashes - Browse in New Process
314. File Associations are Greyed Out Remove Properties from My Computer
315. Maximize Help and Support - Undo OE - Read in Plain Text Only

316. Show Network Icon When Connected Sound Icon - Enable


317. Aida32 Final Release Scan for Hardware Changes
318. Disable View of C Drive - Undo Remove Copy To/Move To
319. End/Refresh Process on Explorer.Exe Show only IE URLS - Undo
320. Restore Volume/Net Icon to
Clock: Day/Month/Date/Year/Time
Notification Area

321. Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar W32.Sasser Removal Tool


322. Remove Toolbar Restriction A File Named ~ Appears on the Desktop

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323. Add or Remove Programs Appears to


16-bit COM Applications Stop Responding
Stop Responding
324. The NET SEND Command May Not You cannot Start a Program with an .exe
Work Correctly Extension
325. Snap-in Creation Failed (gpedit.msc) Restore CMD File Association

326. Restore Notepad.exe Run Command Creator


327. How to Use the SPCheck Tool in
Restore Play All
Windows XP
Delete/Copy by Owner Utility for
328. Solving msdart.dll Problems
Windows XP
329. Task Manager - High or Normal Windows Memory Diagnostic
330. Restore Single Click Underline Icons Test for USB2

331. Remove Browser Objects - Place in DBXtract Extracts all Mail/News


Startup Folder Messages
332. Look2Me Uninstaller DotNetInstaller.exe is Missing
Recovering XP using the Recovery
333. Plus! for Win XP
Console
334. How to Set up a Custom 404 Error
XP Service Controller
Page
Two Windows Update Tabs - System
335. Breakdown list of Unknown Devices
Properties

336. Pinball - Restore Hide Applications from Add or Remove


337. Temporarily Disable XP Service Pack
Restore Change or Remove Programs
2 Install
338. Restore USB Service Restore the Security Center Service
339. XP Web\Wallpaper Defaults Remove Print Directory

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340. Data Recovery - Restorer2000 Disable Standby

341. Show All Drive Letters After the


Show All Drive Letters Before the Label
Label
342. Show Network Letter Before - Drive
Never Show Drive Letters
Letter After
343. Hide Connections Tab - Per User -
Restore the Missing "File" Menu
Per System
344. Help and Support Default in XP Restore Calc.Exe
345. Dialog Boxes are Blank - Winnt -
Remove Help and Support Search History
Windows

346. DirectX 9c (4.09.000.0904) issues Error Message: MS-DOS or 16-bit


after/with SP2 Windows-based program
Back Button Not Working Properly and
347. Cleaning up after installing SP2
Host File Issue
348. Send To Desktop (Create Shortcut)
Windows Installer Issues
Fix
349. Restore Winsock - Fix Right Click - Error
350. SHCreateThreadRef Could Not Be ToolTips do not Display Complete Info -
Located (SHLWAPI.dll) Network Share

351. Test Your SP2 Pop-up Blocker SHERLOCK - The Codec Detective!
352. Connect to the Internet After Remove ASPNET from Welcome Screen
Installing a Modem for Auto Logon
353. Bandwidth Monitor - with
Fix Save As Type from .JPEG to .JPG
Notification Area Icon
354. Date 2 File or Directory or VB Script/
Auto End Tasks per User or Per System
Batch
355. Change RDP-Tcp Port Number Restore Search to the Context Menu

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356. Remove Network Places from Problems Opening PDF Files in Internet
Windows Explorer - Undo Explorer
Set the Default Browser for your User
357. Disable the Desktop Top Wizard
Profile
358. Preview all file types via Display Junction Link Magic - Creating Target
Properties - Without tags Folders
359. Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware Restore Offline Cache Index.dat
360. Current User Search Assistant Key -
Fix No Ping Command
Written for C and Winnt

361. List of Processes under the Task


Shell Extensions Manager
Manager
362. Default Service Status - Double Click
Scancode Mapper
for Service Info
363. Enable Flash for IE - Disable Flash
Search Text - .SQL
for IE
364. Tool determines which process has a
Disable Menu Bars and the Start Button
particular file open
365. Remove WMP Start Menu Shortcuts
Update for DRM-enabled Media Players
for new Users - Undo

366. StatBar - System Status Bar Google Advanced Search


367. OE - Reset Compact Check Count to
Optimize Hard Drive When Idle - Undo
0 - Undo
368. Folder Options/View Empty - Restore Internet Explorer - New Process - Per User
Now or Per System
369. Prevent MS Tools - KB890830 from
Prevent KB890859 from being Reinstalled
reinstalling
370. Sun Java On - MS Java On RunAs - Encrypted

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371. Restore Sound - Windows Audio


Taskbar : Control/Select Order
Service
372. Quick Restore Point Adding sites to the Allow list
373. Shutdown Event Tracker - Add to
Add Run Programs to Recent Documents
Event Viewer
374. Security Center Alert Settings -
Restore the .reg file
Enable or Disable
375. Event Log Explorer - Explore Event MSEvents.MSEvents and/or MSEvents.
Logs XP/2003 MSEvents.1 - remove

376. Slow Network - File/Shared Folder/ Reset Default Settings of HTML Help
Remote Network Control
377. Dell My Way Search Assistant
See the Network - Pinpoint the Problem
Uninstaller
378. Restore Accounts under Tools for OE No Update Check in IE - Undo
379. OpenExpert- Open With Submenu for Address, Language, Media Player, Links:
Explorer's Menu Remove - Restore
380. Restore Directory and Folder Shell -
Norton Removal Tool
HKCR

381. Event Viewer Redirect: Apply - Recover Product Keys of Windows and
Undo MS Office
CD Rom or DVD Not Listed in Explorer/
382. HijackThis.Exe
My Computer
383. Disable User Tracking - Enable User HP's Share-to-Web Software - Fix More
Tracking info: (MS06-015)
384. Show Updates - Add/Remove - Don't
Killbox.Exe - Awesome Tool
Show

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Disable Send To from the Context Menu -


385. Ctfmon.Exe: Remove - Restore
Undo

386. All Users.Windows - Replace Default Firewall On - Firewall Off


387. Disable Paging Executive Removable Devices- AutoPlay: Off or On
Driver Agent - Scan for instant Driver
388. USB Drive Letter Manager
Updates!
389. Shortcut to Run or Minimize All and
Disable Automatic Delivery of of IE 7
UndoMin All
390. Restore Msagent Folder VBS Restore

391. Disable Writing to Pen Drives -


Disable Error Mode
Enable

. List All Links On This Page

Note: The majority of these tweaks and fixes are my own work. Others are collaborative efforts with
MVP's Doug Knox, Bill James and David Candy. Any others, remain the property of their original
authors.

Special thanks to Doug Knox, Bill James and David Candy.

Tweak Downloads Windows XP From A to Z


Troubleshooting Windows XP Registry Edits
Driver Agent - Scan for instant Driver
Utilities for XP
Updates!

XP Support - 09/14/2006 - Home Page WinXP

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