System Tweaks - Page 2

bulletRemove Name from Start Menu
START > RUN > GPEDIT.MSC > USER CONFIGURATION > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > START MENU AND TASKBAR > FIND REMOVE USER NAME FROM START MENU > RIGHT CLICK PROPERTIES > CHECK ENABLED > Click okay and you may need to reboot.
bulletRename the Recycle Bin
Open up notepad and copy and paste this text string:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:50,01,00,20
"CallForAttributes"=dword:00000000



Now save this text file as a .reg file, such as "Rename Recycle Bin.reg" and put it wherever you like. Double click on the file, and when it asks you if you want to import it into the registry, choose Yes. You'll notice a new option in the right-click menu to Rename the Recycle Bin. You can also rename it by highlighting the Bin and hitting F2, or by highlighting it and clicking on the file name, just like renaming any other file.

If you want to turn off this new feature, make another .reg file with the same content as above, but change the first number in the "Attributes"=hex: line from 50 to 40 and import that file into the registry.

bulletRemove Shared Documents Folder Without Editing the Registry
1. Go the the Start menu, and click on Run.
2. Type gpedit.msc
3. Now go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and click on Windows Explorer.
4. In here, you'll see the option Remove Shared Documents from My Computer. Double click on that, tick Enabled, and click OK. And that's all.
bulletRemove Shared Documents Folder from My Computer
1. Start regedit
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
3. CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\DelegateFolders.
4. Locate the key {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}.
5. Right click on it and select delete.
After a reboot it is gone!
bulletGain up to 10FPS extra on an nVidia video card

(Thanks to Spooky for this tip)

Open up regedit and browse to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nv4\Device0

In the right window, find the key called InstalledDisplayDrvivers . Right now it says nv4 (just nv4 nothing else). Right click on it and choose "Modify" and change it to read nv4_disp.

Also check at the:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nv\Device0

and do the same if necessary. Now, go into notepad and paste this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak\OemConfigurations]
"ControlsOverride"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
"LargePageMinimum"=dword:ffffffff

Now, save that as nvidiatweak.reg and then go to the folder you saved it in, and double click it and then it will be merged into the registry. Now reboot your machine and see the results.
 

bulletDisable Unsigned Driver Dialog Box
Click Start - Run
then type: gpedit.msc
then hit enter.
Browse the folder tree to the following location:
User Configuration - Administrative Templates - System

now right-click Code signing for Device drivers and select Properties.
On the Settings tab, either select
- enable, and then select ignore from the appearing list box..
- or click the disable option.

Click apply and Ok and your set!
bulletGet onto Microsoft Corporate Update Website
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp?corporate=true Allows you to download drivers and update files and save them to your hard drive for later use.
bulletConvert FAT32 to NTFS
To change from FAT 32 to NTFS for more stability and security, open the command prompt and type: "Convert C: /FS:NTFS". Make sure there is a space between the C: and the forward slash (/). Once you press enter it will ask you for confirmation and press Y. Then press Y and enter once more to reboot. It will take between one hour and 15 minutes to convert to NTFS. Now you can set passwords for files and use encryption. This also works for windows XP Home.
bulletReduce Scandisk 10 second wait
Start MS Dos Prompt (Start run CMD)
CHKNTFS/T:4
where 4 is the amount of waiting time
Note:
CHKNTFS/?
for more info
bulletDecrease boot down time on nVidia Detonator 21.83 Drivers
Go start/execute type msconfig.
Go to services tab.
uncheck "NVIDIA Driver Helper".
reboot.
or
In config panel...administrator tools/services.
look for "Nvidia driver helper".
Right click on it.
select properties.
select disabled.
reboot.
bulletDisable Windows Messenger and load OE faster
If you have OE 6 got to tools > windows messenger > options > preferences and in the general area uncheck "run this program when windows starts" and "allow this program to run in the background." After doing this IM does not load on startup and OE loads as usual.