Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP

Registry Edits for Windows XP "Tweaks and Tips"
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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 Panel 2. Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000 3. Restore Missing Toolbars EXE or VBS 4. Repairs the Icon View 5. Background Switcher PowerToy

Add ControlUserPasswords2 To Control Panel Add Folder to Start Menu - Replace MP or MM Disable CD AutoRun for Home or Pro Set Numlock State On or Off at Startup Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen Fix the Ding.Wav File Change Registered Owner and Organization Remove Internet Explorer Branding Restore OE to the E-mail List in Internet Options Disable Media Player Update Message

6. Restore System Default Sounds 7. Increase Balloon Tip Display Time 8. Release/Renew Bat File 9. Disable the Windows Logo Keys 10. Enable CD AutoPlay for Pro

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11. Enable/Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All

Disable Media Players Play List

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

16. Active Desktop - Enable or Disable 17. Restore AutoPlay Icon 18. Add Google as Primary Search - Undo

Add Recent Documents to the Classic Menu Restore Thumbnail Views in XP Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder Disable the File Menu in Windows Explorer Add Empty Recycle Bin to the Right Click Disable the Security Tab - Hardware Tab Allow or Disable CD Burn Options Clear Search History under Search Open With Notepad for Files with No Extension

19. Add Outlook Express as Default Client Correct the Sort Order in Windows XP 20. Restore IE Desktop Shortcut Icon Functions 21. Disable System Beeps 22. Hide Users on Welcome Screen Unhide 23. Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt 24. Remove File/Edit/View.... Restore 25. Prompt for Password on Resume Undo

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

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28. Control Panel Icons are Missing 29. Run Command - Reinstalling Internet Explorer 30. Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings 31. Windows XP Startup - Boot Performance 33. Remove Toolbars from Taskbar Right Click 34. Restore Fast User Switching 35. Creates copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager 36. Recover and Restore Deleted Files 37. Clear Form Fields in AutoComplete 38. Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default 39. AutoRuns - All Programs Running Boot/Login 40. Enhance CMD Quick Edit Options 41. Disable the Indexing Service (cisvc. exe) 42. Hide the Common Dialog Places Bar 43. Hide the Display List of Recent Files

Windows Update Restriction Error (Network) Disable Getting Started Welcome Screen Logon Change Associations from the Run Command Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu Undo

32. KeepRas Connection (FUS) Exe or Reg Remove the Search Button Remove Users Folder From the Start Menu Super Fast Switcher PowerToy (Winkey + Q) Drive Rescue - Undelete and Data Recovery Tool User Profile Hive Cleanup Service AutoComplete Mode Enabled or Disabled Remove Added Links from the Tool Menu Delete an Undeletable File in Windows XP XP Info - Verifies Activation Components

Clear Recent File Lists Remove CD Burning Features - Undo Hide the Common Dialog Back Button

44. Add Switch User to the Start Button & Remove Access to all Windows Update Features RC
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45. Add Copy To/Move To (Right Click) - Restore the Welcome Screen - Gina.Dll Error Undo 46. Content Advisor On (Place in Startup Folder) 47. Regedit - Save to Favorites 48. Disable Windows Installer Rollback 49. Old Style Search Engine On or Off 50. Clear History of Typed URL's Content Advisor Off (Place in Startup Folder) Regedit - Clear Last State Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files FreezesUndo Add Toolbar to Outlook Express (OETool) Prevent My Documents and Recent Documents Enable the Task Manager - Disable Task Manager Add a Website Link to the Start Menu Hide or Show Inactive Icons - Notification Area Save Settings on Exit - Don't Save Settings Increase Internet Explorer Downloads to 10 - Undo

51. ScreenSaver Disable/Enable or Tab Missing 52. Shutdown.Exe - Andrej Budja 53. Remove Past Items From Notification Area 54. Restore Admin Tools (.msc) 55. Restore Recent Documents, My Documents

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 59. Disable Messenger in Outlook Express 60. Email Page - IE (right click) w/ Clickable Link Restore User Default Pictures Remove "For Testing Purposes Only" Desktop Correct IE Window Placement (Reg or VBS)

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61. Change Provided By in IE 62. Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard Undo

Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch Bar Separate Process for the Desktop and 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 65. Disable Low Disk Space Message Search Google Address Bar, Q#'s, MSKB, TN Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus Undo Enable Show Status Bar Page Cannot be Found and/or DNS/Server Error

66. Error 1606 ... Access Network Location 67. Run Scheduled Tasks w/o PW Home Undo 68. Set Menu Delay to 400

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 74. AVI Search Remove - Restore 75. Search Shows Yellow Triangle with ! Network Places Missing from the Start Menu MS Windows File Extension Identifier

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76. Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown 77. Disable "Log on using dial-up connection" 78. Common Tasks View - Disable or Enable 79. Speedup Browsing (Explorer and IE) Undo 80. Disable or Restore Picture and Fax Viewer 81. Increase Slide Show Timeout 82. Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot 83. Change File Time Created/Modified/ Accessed 84. Restore Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr) 85. Set Detail View for all Folders Open/ Save As

Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown - Undo Uninstall NetMeeting Enable or Disable Winkeys Speedup Network Logon/Boot Enable the Welcome Screen

Disable Pop-Up Error Messages Upon Boot Change Program File Directory Properties Missing From My Computer Windows Installer Logging or Cleanup Utility Restore Compressed Zipped Folders Association

86. Taskbar Grouping by # or Least , Most Shortcut to Search Used 87. Dial-up Modem or PPPoE is Unavailable 88. Set Default Web Browser in Windows 89. Easy Log Off, Shutdown or Lock 90. Expand ReadMe.Txt Zip Files w/o Opening Check E-Mail from Anywhere Hide Inactive Icons and More Find File Information (Name, Version and Path) Read Reg, VBS Edits w/o Opening (also 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 Prompt 94. Windows Installer Fix - Winnt for Windows 95. Disable Messenger Service (Pop-up Spam) Remove Links folder from IE/Favorites Undo Enable Notepad Status Bar with Word Wrap Change the Warning Message in Messenger

96. Disable Control/Alt/Delete

Add SpellChecker & Button to Internet Explorer

97. Decrease the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Increase the Size of Taskbar Buttons Undo Undo 98. Enable/Disable LogOff - Classic or New Create Start Up List or Start Up Log

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 Undo 102. Hide System Desktop Icons 103. Enable Mouse Snap To Option/ Function - Undo 104. Remote Task Manager

Disable Show My Pictures Toolbar in IE Hide IE Icon from the Desktop Toolbar Save As - Disable: Back, MRU and Places Bar Active Registry Monitor

105. Disable Remote Dial-Up Connections Disable "Save As" File History

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106. Lock Default Browser

Restore Hide Underlined Letters Keyboard Nav FavOrg - Restore and Save Favorite Icons Empty Temporary Internet Files on Exit Add Dialog Box/Message to Logon and Shutdown

107. Change the Sort Order back to Pre-XP Restore the Device Manager 108. FavesToGo - Save Favorites Quickly 109. Change Computer Name 110. Add Message above User Name & Password

111. Restore Run As - Which user account Change the Name of the Start Button issue 112. Add "Log Folder Contents" to SendTo Menu 113. Enable the Task Manager - Disable Repair Show File Information BootVis - Performance Trace 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 Manager Add Trillian to the Tools Menu and Toolbar in IE Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog Undo Change the Folder Icon &/or Opened Folder Icon List My Computer or My Documents or Desktop First

116. Prevent Spyware from Being Installed 117. Restore Taskbar and Start Menu 118. Change Notification Error Wave File 119. Change the Hard Drive Icon 120. Mouse/Left Hand Users Undo Welcome Screen

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121. Increase Icon Cache 122. Show All Bitmap Views 123. Add Notepad as a Right Click Item

Change Icon Wrap to One Line on the Desktop IE/Windows Update - Change Text or Remove Disable Changes to File Associations 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) 127. Disable Windows File Protection 128. Task Bar Lock - Task Bar Unlock 129. Restore Folder Options Under Tools 130. Add a Folder to My Computer and Desktop View Log Events by Code or List or Clear Show Super Hidden File Extensions - Undo Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs Control the F Lock Key Functionality State/ Status Add Clipboard to the Control Panel

131. Disable the Shutdown Command 132. Change and/or Add an HTML Editor 133. Restore Most Frequently Used - Undo 134. Hide All Notification Area Icons Undo 135. Clear Read-Only Attributes

Change My Computer Name to User Name-Undo Disable Searched Word Being Highlighted in Blue Replace AM & PM (Clock) with word of Choice Hide the Clock in the Notification Area Undo Restore Accessibility Options to Default Settings

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136. Search for All File Types 137. Remove "Open With" from Context Menu 138. New Folder Hotkey - SM, Desktop, Specify 139. Restore Zip Folders to Default in XP 140. Rename Files and Folders En Masse

Show IP Address on the Desktop, plus more. Disable Stand-by: Per User or Per System Google Search from IE's Right-Click Menu Add to or Modify the "New" Menu Listings Show Slide Show of Attached Pictures in OE Add a Custom Splash Screen for User Logon's Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes Disable Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for IE Add (OE) Send E-Mail to the Right Click Clear NetMeeting Call History

141. Help, CHM, HH Checker/Fixer 142. Disable the Script Debugger in IE 143. Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for OE 144. Clear Wallpaper Most Frequently Used List 145. Control Panel - Classic or Category View 146. Retrieve the Class Name for a File Extension 147. Add Internet E-mail Message to New Menu 148. Set All Search Options to Active Undo 149. Clear Cache on Reboot

Add or Remove Programs Restriction Undo Restore My Briefcase to the Desktop Syncapp.Exe Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup & Selective Add Taskbar Grouping Options to the Start Menu

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150. Add Open New Window to the Right Click

Clear Last User on Boot Screen in XP Undo

151. Rename "Search" on the Start Menu Set "Search" Advanced Options as Default Undo 152. Rename "Run" on the Start Menu Undo 153. Restore Missing "New" and Text Doc 154. Disable Shut Down Per User 155. Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/ Folders 156. Disable SSPD and UPNP Services Undo 157. Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh - Enable 158. Change the Recycle Bin Icon - Undo 159. Minimize Any Program to System Tray 160. Enable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen Rename "Help and Support" on Start Menu-Undo Change Size of Desktop Wallpaper to Suit - Undo Remove "All Programs" from Start Menu Undo Repair Loss of Internet Access/Certain Web Sites

Clear the Run Command MRU List Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/ Explorer Remove Throbber from IE & Explorer Undo Add "Show Related Links" to Internet Explorer Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu Right Click Restore: On Resume, Display Welcome Screen Restore XML Thumbnail View Disable/Enable Caps Lock or the Insert Key

161. Hide Start Menu Subfolders - Undo 162. Restore HTML, HTM, URL Thumb View 163. Restore Terminal Services

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164. Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality 165. Disable/Enable Start Menu Subfolders

Disable or Enable Always Ask Before Opening... Disable/Enable Run Keys Per User or Per System Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/ View Remove Send Feedback Menu Option Read Host Files in Notepad Enable or Disable Pinned Items on the Start Menu Expand "System" in the Start Menu/ Control Panel Office XP Error 1706 - ProPlus.Msi Fix O2K Stops the Selective Startup Screen Restore Media Files Restore Right Click .inf/Install

166. Restore/Place Search on the Start Menu 167. Force Classic Start Menu - Undo 168. Clipboard Reader 169. Shutdown Shortcut 170. Add Windows Explorer to the Right Click 171. Enable or Disable Active Window Tracking 173. Repair the Registry Editor 174. Remove Added IE Toolbar Entries 175. Restore Empty/Full Icons - Recycle Bin 176. Add XP Google Group Search to IE Toolbar 177. Restore the Web Tab - Display Properties 178. Restore the Go Button 180. Add a Folder Under the Run Command

172. Msinfo32 Batch File - To Gain Access Add System Information to the Right Click

Add MS Knowledge Base to the IE Toolbar Restrict Changes from Being Made in OE Undo Disable Open in a New Window Add Attributes/InfoTips to Files and Folders

179. Window Metrics - Shell Icon - Repair Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore

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181. Account SID Association (run w/ cscript) 182. User Account Information (run w/ cscript) 183. View Source - Restore Notepad as Default 184. Disable Thumbnail Cache 185. Remove Desktop Version from Desktop 186. Restore Run As to the Right Click Undo 187. Restore Themes Functionality 188. Add or Remove - Administrator Error 189. Correct DirectX 9 "Logo Error"

Network Login Profile (run with cscript) Listing Local User Account Information (SID) View Source - Add or Change Editor (Also for 6) Restore Jdbgmgr.Exe (3805) For Build 3810 Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols - Restore

Show File and Folder Names Using Correct Case Restore Luna Theme - Restore Classic Theme Add Save & Restore Desktop Layout to Menu Correct Windows Media Player 9 "Logo Error"

190. Hide Selected/Specific File Extension Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings Paths 191. Change CD/RW, DVD Name in Explorer 192. Change .bmp Default to Paint 193. Remove Hotfixes from Add or Remove 194. Disable Highlight New Programs Undo

Restore Paint Restore the Toolbars From Being Greyed Out Disable Messenger from Outlook Language Bar Remove - Restore

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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 198. Add Open Target Folder to Context Menu 199. Enable Folder and Icon Refresh 200. Disable Save This Program to Disk Option Remove Shared Documents - Undo Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Delete Hide Recycle Bin on Desktop - Not from Explorer Change Thumbnail View to 96 or 32

201. Restore marscore.dll 202. Disable Notepad being listed under FUP 204. Force Auto Refresh - Undo 205. Backup DUN Settings

Disable IE HTML Source Editor Check Undo Set Magnify Options Back to Default

203. Restore Display Icon in Control Panel Restore Right Click Properties Restore Power Schemes/Configurations Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override Feature Remove Hand Icon for Shared Resources Undo Restore Properties - My Computer & Documents Remove Add or Remove Restrictions Undo Open Each Folder in New or Same Window

206. Hotbar - Explorer/New Freezes 207. Hide User Name in Start Menu - Undo 208. Disable Update Device Driver Wizard Undo 209. Remove "Shortcut to..." Prefix on Shortcuts

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210. Allow Folder Names in Uppercase

Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds Disable Sticky Keys or Delete Sticky Keys 212. Disable - Use the Web Service to find ... 213. Disable or Enable Registry Editing Tools 214. Windows/Buttons Greyed Out Appearance 215. Advanced Tab Missing in IE - Restore Disable .Net Passport Balloon Pop-up Restore Display Mouse Pointer Trails - Undo Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic Set Folder Default to Open & Use Same Window - Explore Remove My Computer from Desktop/Start Menu Highlight Text Blue - Set own Customized Color Restore Taskbar Grouping - Remove Remove the Display Icon from the Control Panel

216. Set Toolbar Backgrounds back to Default 217. Set Stretch as Default Desktop - Undo 218. Disable Save As MRU 219. Re-Run Missed Tasks Notification Undo

220. Restore Open With on the Right Click Remove Overture Search Branding in IE 221. Set SnapTo and Mouse Trails as Default

Restore System Information (Msinfo32)

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 224. Show Control Panel on the Start Menu 225. Restore Folder Options/Internet Options - Disable Restore Disk Management Snap-In Extension Change the Logon Screen Saver Automatically

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226. Remove the Taskbar 227. Set IE Text Font to Smaller or Larger 228. Use Small Icons for Start Menu Programs 229. Set IE Search to Default 230. Restore Group Policy Snap-in 231. Show Favorites Expanded 233. Enable Single Click to Open an Item 234. Automatically Resize Image in IE Window 235. Restore Help and Support Service

Remove the White Space from Add or Remove Restore/Enable Screensaver Tab Settings/ Display Restore CMD.EXE Open TIF Images within Internet Explorer Wait is Greyed Out under Screen Saver Tab Set Internet Explorer to Full Screen - Undo Enable Drag and Drop AutoPlay Repair Tool Set Splash Screen to None - Remove OEM

232. Lift Screen Saver Restrictions - Admin Change Screen Saver Automatically

236. Appearance/Effects - Restore Smooth Enable or Disable Clear Type under Effects Edges 237. Change Hard Drive Icon in Explorer 238. Disable Update Checks for Internet Explorer 239. Disable Local Stylesheets in Internet Explorer 240. Programs Aren't Minimized in the Taskbar 241. Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools Alt-Tab Replacement PowerToy Remove Keylogger Reg Files Close Command Greyed Out in IE and WE Restore My Music Folder on the Start Menu

Restore Choose Program - Open With

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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 244. Disable File Deleted Confirmation Undo 245. Remove the ">" from OE Forwarded E-Mail Taskbar Toolbar Menu is Greyed Out Restore Remove Restriction on Recycle Bin Size Limit Set the Address Bar to IE/XP Default

246. Restore Show Desktop Icons Context TweakUI with XP SP1 - TweakUI without Menu SP1 247. Set IE to Check for Default Browser 248. Enable or Disable Scroll Programs 250. List Loaded and Installed Device Drivers Enable the Favorites Wizard Restriction Clear Page File on Exit - Undo Restore Hotmail, Outlook and OE under Programs Specify Exe Files to be Lauched by Winlogon Restore Remote Access Connection Manager PSP Thumbnail Handler - Paint Shop Pro Disable or Enable Downloads per User in IE My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot (for C:\) Effects Options are Greyed Out Appearance

249. Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma Restore My Network Places to the Desktop

251. Outlook Express - Reply At End 252. Download OE Quote Fix 253. Lan Settings- Proxy Server - Disable 254. Remove JRE - Sun TreatAs Entry 255. Restore Group Policy Snap-In

256. Restore the Control Panel - Disable : Current , Local, Both

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257. Remote Procedure Call Worm A-E Edit 258. Remove the W32.Randex.E Worm 259. Online Virus Scanner: Trend Symantec 260. Open New IE Window is Blank - Fix 261. List of Startup Programs Running at Login 262. Remove W32. Sobig.F Worm 263. Disable Default Save As to My Pictures 264. Restore Missing Tabs to Task Manager 265. Default XP Calculator Enlarged 266. Prevent Prompting for Hotfix KB828026 267. Restore "Turn Off and Log Off" Start Menu 268. Restore All Tabs under Internet Options 269. Disable or Enable Resize Graphic Send To 270. Connect To - Restore Options

Win XP Security Patch: Buffer Overrun In RPC e Do you have a 32 or 64 bit in XP? Exe or VBS Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus Software System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot

Restrict Desktop Theme Controls Prevent Manipulations of the Taskbar Restore Winlogon\Userinit Access Denied - CD Rom, Floppy, Removable Restore Search to the Context Menu Lock Internet Explorer Toolbar Options in Place Restart the Shell Automatically Restore RasMan Service to Automatic Hide Start Up Scripts Restrict Changes Made to Connections Undo Notepad with Spell Check and More Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Q811493

271. Stuck in Classic View? Undo Now 272. Remove Network Places - Undo

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273. Outlook Mail Counter on Welcome Screen 274. Repair the Office XP Shortcut Bar/ Buttons 275. Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD 276. Enable/Disable My Computer Icon 277. Enable or Disable Thumbnail View

Restore Offline Files Tab - Folder Options Add Open New Browser Window to IE Toolbar Search for Network Folders and Printers Undo Enable/Disable Taskbar Grouping Restore Show Net Connections - Connect To Change/Customize Branding in Outlook Express W32.Swen.A@mm Removal Tool OETune Sets Individual Sounds To Mail Folders Disable All Internet Explorer Toolbars Undo Add the Outlook 2003 Icon to the Desktop

278. Restore/Enable System Restore - Undo Disable Start Menu Pin To List - Enable 279. Clear File Name MRU 280. Restore Defrag.Exe

281. Disable the Floppy Drive - Enable 282. Enable the Appearance Tab - Display 283. Restore Content Advisor to Default Settings

284. Restore or Remove Manage - Context Reveal Hidden Dll Files/Icons - Undo Menu 285. Restore/Replace the Manage CLSID Default 286. Restore the "New" Context Menu to Default Restore All Display Tabs - Remove All Display Tabs & Icon

Search asks for Office CD

287. Restore Download to Directory Setting Restore Search - Indexing Service

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288. Restore Cryptographic Service CryptSvc 289. Start Menu - Enable 290. Hide Inactive Icons - Greyed Out

Add Run in Separate Memory - 16 bit Restore System Restore Service Open My Computer - Double Pane or Single Pane Restore My Computer Manage View All Running Processes QHosts Removal Tool Hide or Show Notification Area Icons Suppress Online Media Content via the Media Bar Cannot Create Toolbar (QL) - .REG or . VBS Remove Taskbar/ Start Menu from Control Panel Hide System Clock - Undo Microsoft Glossary and Acronyms Enable or Disable the Outlook Express Toolbar

291. Restore Defrag Snap-In 292. Update Rollup 1for XP 293. Remove Media Player from Toolbars - Undo 294. Prevent Check Disk Upon Boot Undo 295. Lift Active Desktop Restrictions

296. Lift MMC/GPEDIT Snap-In Restrictions 297. Disable the Taskbar Context Menus 298. Taskbar Repair Tool Plus! 299. List Administrative Tools in Control Panel 300. Restore the Machine Debug Manager

301. Lock XP with Fast User Switching Enabled 302. Disable CMD 303. Hide Share Passwords with Asterisks

Restore .ico File Associations Require Alphanumeric Windows Password Disable the Windows XP Tour

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304. Cardfile Replacement of MS cardfile. Show Window Contents While Dragging Undo exe 305. Set .vbs Files to Open as Default 306. Decryption of XP Files Set Txtfile to Default to Notepad Clear Recent Media Player List - Undo

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

311. Doug's Windows XP Security Console NCS Account View/Account Management 312. Save User Name and Password Greyed Out 313. CWShredder version 2.1 314. File Associations are Greyed Out 315. Maximize Help and Support - Undo Restrict Author Mode in MMC IE Crashes - Browse in New Process Remove Properties from My Computer OE - Read in Plain Text Only

316. Show Network Icon When Connected Sound Icon - Enable 317. Aida32 Final Release 318. Disable View of C Drive - Undo 320. Restore Volume/Net Icon to Notification Area 321. Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar 322. Remove Toolbar Restriction Scan for Hardware Changes Remove Copy To/Move To

319. End/Refresh Process on Explorer.Exe Show only IE URLS - Undo Clock: Day/Month/Date/Year/Time

W32.Sasser Removal Tool 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 Work Correctly You cannot Start a Program with an .exe Extension

325. Snap-in Creation Failed (gpedit.msc) Restore CMD File Association 326. Restore Notepad.exe 327. How to Use the SPCheck Tool in Windows XP 328. Solving msdart.dll Problems 329. Task Manager - High or Normal 330. Restore Single Click Underline Icons 331. Remove Browser Objects - Place in Startup Folder 332. Look2Me Uninstaller 333. Plus! for Win XP 334. How to Set up a Custom 404 Error Page 335. Breakdown list of Unknown Devices Run Command Creator Restore Play All Delete/Copy by Owner Utility for Windows XP Windows Memory Diagnostic Test for USB2 DBXtract Extracts all Mail/News Messages DotNetInstaller.exe is Missing Recovering XP using the Recovery Console XP Service Controller Two Windows Update Tabs - System Properties Hide Applications from Add or Remove

336. Pinball - Restore

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

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340. Data Recovery - Restorer2000 341. Show All Drive Letters After the Label 342. Show Network Letter Before - Drive Letter After 343. Hide Connections Tab - Per User Per System 344. Help and Support Default in XP 345. Dialog Boxes are Blank - Winnt Windows 346. DirectX 9c (4.09.000.0904) issues after/with SP2 347. Cleaning up after installing SP2 348. Send To Desktop (Create Shortcut) Fix 349. Restore Winsock - Fix 350. SHCreateThreadRef Could Not Be Located (SHLWAPI.dll) 351. Test Your SP2 Pop-up Blocker 352. Connect to the Internet After Installing a Modem 353. Bandwidth Monitor - with Notification Area Icon

Disable Standby

Show All Drive Letters Before the Label Never Show Drive Letters Restore the Missing "File" Menu Restore Calc.Exe Remove Help and Support Search History

Error Message: MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Back Button Not Working Properly and Host File Issue Windows Installer Issues Right Click - Error ToolTips do not Display Complete Info Network Share SHERLOCK - The Codec Detective! Remove ASPNET from Welcome Screen for Auto Logon Fix Save As Type from .JPEG to .JPG

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 Windows Explorer - Undo 357. Disable the Desktop Top Wizard 358. Preview all file types via Display Properties - Without tags 359. Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware 360. Current User Search Assistant Key Written for C and Winnt 361. List of Processes under the Task Manager

Problems Opening PDF Files in Internet Explorer Set the Default Browser for your User Profile Junction Link Magic - Creating Target Folders Restore Offline Cache Index.dat Fix No Ping Command

Shell Extensions Manager

362. Default Service Status - Double Click Scancode Mapper for Service Info 363. Enable Flash for IE - Disable Flash for IE 364. Tool determines which process has a particular file open 365. Remove WMP Start Menu Shortcuts for new Users - Undo 366. StatBar - System Status Bar 367. OE - Reset Compact Check Count to 0 - Undo Search Text - .SQL Disable Menu Bars and the Start Button Update for DRM-enabled Media Players

Google Advanced Search Optimize Hard Drive When Idle - Undo

368. Folder Options/View Empty - Restore Internet Explorer - New Process - Per User Now or Per System 369. Prevent MS Tools - KB890830 from reinstalling 370. Sun Java On - MS Java On Prevent KB890859 from being Reinstalled RunAs - Encrypted

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371. Restore Sound - Windows Audio Service 372. Quick Restore Point 373. Shutdown Event Tracker - Add to Event Viewer 374. Security Center Alert Settings Enable or Disable 375. Event Log Explorer - Explore Event Logs XP/2003 376. Slow Network - File/Shared Folder/ Remote Network 377. Dell My Way Search Assistant Uninstaller

Taskbar : Control/Select Order Adding sites to the Allow list Add Run Programs to Recent Documents Restore the .reg file MSEvents.MSEvents and/or MSEvents. MSEvents.1 - remove Reset Default Settings of HTML Help Control See the Network - Pinpoint the Problem

378. Restore Accounts under Tools for OE No Update Check in IE - Undo 379. OpenExpert- Open With Submenu for Address, Language, Media Player, Links: Remove - Restore Explorer's Menu 380. Restore Directory and Folder Shell HKCR 381. Event Viewer Redirect: Apply Undo 382. HijackThis.Exe 383. Disable User Tracking - Enable User Tracking Norton Removal Tool

Recover Product Keys of Windows and MS Office CD Rom or DVD Not Listed in Explorer/ My Computer HP's Share-to-Web Software - Fix More info: (MS06-015)

384. Show Updates - Add/Remove - Don't Killbox.Exe - Awesome Tool Show

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385. Ctfmon.Exe: Remove - Restore

Disable Send To from the Context Menu Undo

386. All Users.Windows - Replace Default Firewall On - Firewall Off 387. Disable Paging Executive 388. USB Drive Letter Manager 389. Shortcut to Run or Minimize All and UndoMin All 390. Restore Msagent Folder 391. Disable Writing to Pen Drives Enable Removable Devices- AutoPlay: Off or On Driver Agent - Scan for instant Driver Updates! Disable Automatic Delivery of of IE 7 VBS Restore

Disable Error Mode

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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 Troubleshooting Windows XP Utilities for XP

Windows XP From A to Z Registry Edits Driver Agent - Scan for instant Driver Updates!

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