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    WindowsXP Tweaks and Tips

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.

Add XP TweakUI Icon to the Control Panel

Add ControlUserPasswords2 To Control Panel

Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000

Add Folder to Start Menu - Replace MP or MM

Restore Missing Toolbars EXE or VBS

Disable CD AutoRun for Home or Pro

Repairs the Icon View

Set Numlock State On or Off at Startup

Background Switcher PowerToy

Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen



Restore System Default Sounds

Fix the Ding.Wav File

Increase Balloon Tip Display Time

Change Registered Owner and Organization

Release/Renew Bat File

Remove Internet Explorer Branding

Disable the Windows Logo Keys

Restore OE to the E-mail List in Internet Options

Enable CD AutoPlay for Pro

Disable Media Player Update Message



Enable/Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All

Disable Media Players Play List

EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP

Link File Fix for Windows XP

Disable "No Computers Near Me"

Restore IE AutoComplete Password Prompt

Uninstall/Reinstall NetMeeting

Remove/Disable CD Burning Capability

Remove Common Tasks from the Desktop

Disable Search Assistant - Undo



Active Desktop - Enable or Disable

Add Recent Documents to the Classic Menu

Restore AutoPlay Icon

Restore Thumbnail Views in XP

Add Google as Primary Search - Undo

Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder

Add Outlook Express as Default Client

Correct the Sort Order in Windows XP

Restore IE Desktop Shortcut Icon Functions

Disable the File Menu in Windows Explorer



Disable System Beeps

Add Empty Recycle Bin to the Right Click

Hide Users on Welcome Screen - Unhide

Disable the Security Tab - Hardware Tab

Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt

Allow or Disable CD Burn Options

Remove File/Edit/View....  Restore 

Clear Search History under Search

Prompt for Password on Resume - Undo

Open With Notepad for Files with No Extension



Add Command Line to the Right Click

Disable Internet Search for File Extensions

Secure Desktop - Undo

Remove Set Program Access & Defaults - Undo

Control Panel Icons are Missing

Windows Update Restriction Error (Network)

Run Command - Reinstalling Internet Explorer

Disable Getting Started Welcome Screen - Logon

Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings


Windows XP Startup - Boot Performance

Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu - Undo

KeepRas Connection (FUS) Exe or Reg

Remove the Search Button

Remove Toolbars from Taskbar Right Click

Remove Users Folder From the Start Menu

Restore Fast User Switching

Super Fast Switcher PowerToy (Winkey + Q)

Creates copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager

Drive Rescue - Undelete and Data Recovery Tool



Recover and Restore Deleted Files

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

Clear Form Fields in AutoComplete

AutoComplete Mode Enabled or Disabled

Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default

Remove Added Links from the Tool Menu

AutoRuns - All Programs Running Boot/Login

Delete an Undeletable File in Windows XP

Enhance CMD Quick Edit Options

XP Info - Verifies Activation Components



Disable the Indexing Service (cisvc.exe)

Clear Recent File Lists

Hide the Common Dialog Places Bar

Remove CD Burning Features - Undo

Hide the Display List of Recent Files
Add Switch User to the Start Button & RC

Remove  Access to all Windows Update Features

Add Copy To/Move To (Right Click) - Undo

Restore the Welcome Screen - Gina.Dll Error



Content Advisor On (Place in Startup Folder)

Content Advisor Off (Place in Startup Folder)

Regedit - Save to Favorites

Regedit - Clear Last State

Disable Windows Installer Rollback

Disk Cleanup-Compress Old Files Freezes-Undo

Old Style Search Engine On or Off

Add Toolbar to Outlook Express (OETool)

Clear History of Typed URL's

Prevent My Documents and Recent Documents



ScreenSaver Disable/Enable or Tab Missing

Enable the Task Manager - Disable Task Manager

Shutdown.Exe - Andrej Budja

Add a Website Link to the Start Menu

Remove Past Items From Notification Area

Hide or Show Inactive Icons -  Notification Area

Restore Admin Tools (.msc)

Save Settings on Exit - Don't Save Settings

Restore Recent Documents, My Documents

Increase Internet Explorer Downloads to 10 - Undo



Remove Files Stored on this Computer Undo

Enable or Disable Right Click Context Menu

Restore winhlp32.exe for XP or XPSP1

Restore the Run Command

Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1

Restore User Default Pictures

Disable Messenger in Outlook Express

Remove "For Testing Purposes Only" - Desktop

Email Page - IE (right click) w/ Clickable Link

Correct IE Window Placement (Reg or VBS)



Change Provided By in IE

Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch Bar

Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard - Undo

Separate Process for the Desktop and Explorer

Home Page Lock - Home Page Unlock

Start Page Guard for Internet Explorer

Reset OE for Send To , Mail To , Send Mail

Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP

Disable Low Disk Space Message

Search Google  Address Bar, Q#'s, MS-KB, TN



Error 1606 ... Access Network Location

Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus - Undo

Run Scheduled Tasks w/o PW Home - Undo

Enable Show Status Bar

Set Menu Delay to 400

Page Cannot be Found and/or DNS/Server Error

Reuse Same Window Internet Explorer-Undo

Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status Messages

Search is Missing from the Start Menu - To remove

Clear Recent Documents or Undo



Speed up Moving or Copying Zip Files


Enable/Disable Desktop Icons

SendTo Any Folder and SendTo Clipboard

Enable or Disable Personalized Menus - Start

Enable or Disable Personalized Menus - Favorites

AVI Search Remove - Restore

Network Places Missing from the Start Menu

Search Shows Yellow Triangle with !

MS Windows File Extension Identifier



Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown

Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown - Undo

Disable "Log on using dial-up connection"

Uninstall NetMeeting

Common Tasks View - Disable or Enable

Enable or Disable Winkeys

Speedup Browsing (Explorer and IE)  Undo

Speedup Network Logon/Boot

Disable or Restore Picture and Fax Viewer

Enable the Welcome Screen



Increase Slide Show Timeout

Disable Pop-Up Error Messages Upon Boot

Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot

Change Program File Directory

Change File Time Created/Modified/Accessed

Properties Missing From My Computer

Restore Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr)

Windows Installer Logging or Cleanup Utility

Set Detail View for all Folders Open/Save As

Restore Compressed Zipped Folders Association



Taskbar Grouping by # or Least , Most Used

Shortcut to Search

Dial-up Modem or PPPoE is Unavailable

Check E-Mail from Anywhere

Set Default Web Browser in Windows

Hide Inactive Icons and More

Easy Log Off, Shutdown or Lock

Find File Information (Name, Version and Path)

Expand ReadMe.Txt Zip Files w/o Opening

Read Reg, VBS Edits w/o Opening (also File info)



Disable or Enable AutoDial

Customize Folder Shell Extensions

Show Full URL Path links in IE Status Bar

Change Online Support Link under IE/Help

Logon Using a Dial-Up Connection Prompt

Remove Links folder from IE/Favorites - Undo

Windows Installer Fix - Winnt for Windows

Enable Notepad Status Bar with Word Wrap

Disable Messenger Service (Pop-up Spam)

Change the Warning Message in Messenger



Disable Control/Alt/Delete

Add SpellChecker & Button to Internet Explorer

Decrease the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Undo

Increase the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Undo

Enable/Disable LogOff - Classic or New

Create Start Up List or Start Up Log

Restore the Task Bar to Default Settings

Security Hotfix Checker Tool

Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen - Undo

Check and Open Desktop Paths or MP or MM



Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo

Disable Show My Pictures Toolbar in IE

Hide System Desktop Icons 

Hide IE Icon from the Desktop Toolbar

Enable Mouse Snap To Option/Function - Undo

Save As - Disable: Back, MRU and Places Bar

Remote Task Manager

Active Registry Monitor

Disable Remote Dial-Up Connections

Disable "Save As" File History



Lock Default Browser

Restore Hide Underlined Letters - Keyboard Nav

Change the Sort Order back to Pre-XP

Restore the Device Manager

FavesToGo - Save Favorites Quickly

FavOrg - Restore and Save Favorite Icons

Change Computer Name

Empty Temporary Internet Files on Exit

Add Message above User Name & Password

Add Dialog Box/Message to Logon and Shutdown



Restore Run As - Which user account issue

Change the Name of the Start Button

Add "Log Folder Contents" to SendTo Menu

Show File Information

 Enable the Task Manager - Disable - Repair

BootVis  - Performance Trace Visualization Tool

Redirect Help and Support to a link of choice - Undo

Enable Reinstallation of Internet Explorer or OE

Rename/Remove the Recycle Bin

Read/Find your Product ID Number



Prevent Spyware from Being Installed

Show All Hidden Devices in the Device Manager

Restore Taskbar and Start Menu

Add Trillian to the Tools Menu and Toolbar in IE

Change Notification Error Wave File

Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog - Undo

Change the Hard Drive Icon

Change the Folder Icon &/or Opened Folder Icon

Mouse/Left Hand Users Undo - Welcome Screen

List My Computer or My Documents or  Desktop First



Increase Icon Cache

Change Icon Wrap to One Line on the Desktop

Show All Bitmap Views

IE/Windows Update - Change Text or Remove

Add Notepad as a Right Click Item

Disable Changes to File Associations - Undo

Add Explore CD-Rom to Start Button (R/C)

Add a Folder to the Start Button - Right Click

List Page File Location, Min and Max

System Up Time



Show Boot Configuration(s)

View Log Events by Code or List or Clear

Disable Windows File Protection

Show Super Hidden File Extensions - Undo

Task Bar Lock - Task Bar Unlock

Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs

Restore Folder Options Under Tools

Control the F Lock Key Functionality State/Status

Add a Folder to My Computer and Desktop

Add Clipboard to the Control Panel



Disable the Shutdown Command

Change My Computer Name to User Name-Undo

Change and/or Add an HTML Editor

Disable Searched Word Being Highlighted in Blue

Restore Most Frequently Used - Undo

Replace AM & PM (Clock) with word of Choice

Hide All Notification Area Icons - Undo

Hide the Clock in the Notification Area - Undo

Clear Read-Only Attributes

Restore Accessibility Options to Default Settings



Search for All File Types

Show IP Address on the Desktop, plus more.

Remove "Open With" from Context Menu

Disable Stand-by:  Per User or Per System

New Folder Hotkey - SM, Desktop, Specify

Google Search from IE's Right-Click Menu

Restore Zip Folders to Default in XP

Add to or Modify the "New" Menu Listings

Rename Files and Folders En Masse

Show Slide Show of Attached Pictures in OE



Help, CHM, HH Checker/Fixer

Add a Custom Splash Screen for User Logon's

Disable the Script Debugger in IE

Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes - Disable

Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for OE

Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for IE

Clear Wallpaper Most Frequently Used List

Add (OE) Send E-Mail to the Right Click

Control Panel - Classic or Category View

Clear NetMeeting Call History



Retrieve the Class Name for a File Extension

Add or Remove Programs Restriction - Undo

Add Internet E-mail Message to New Menu

Restore My Briefcase to the Desktop - Syncapp.Exe

Set All Search Options to Active - Undo

Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup & Selective

Clear Cache on Reboot

Add Taskbar Grouping Options to the Start Menu

Add Open New Window to the Right Click

Clear Last User on Boot Screen in XP - Undo



Rename "Search" on the Start Menu - Undo

Set "Search" Advanced Options as Default

Rename "Run" on the Start Menu - Undo

Rename "Help and Support" on Start Menu-Undo

Restore Missing "New" and Text Doc

Change Size of Desktop Wallpaper to Suit - Undo

Disable Shut Down Per User

Remove "All Programs" from Start Menu - Undo

Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/Folders

Repair Loss of Internet Access/Certain Web Sites



Disable SSPD and UPNP Services - Undo

Clear the Run Command MRU List

Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh - Enable

Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/Explorer

Change the Recycle Bin Icon - Undo

Remove Throbber from IE & Explorer - Undo

Minimize Any Program to System Tray

Add "Show Related Links" to Internet Explorer

Enable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen

Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu - Right Click



Hide Start Menu Subfolders - Undo

Restore: On Resume, Display Welcome Screen

Restore HTML, HTM, URL Thumb View

Restore XML Thumbnail View

Restore Terminal Services

Disable/Enable Caps Lock or the Insert Key

Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality

Disable or Enable Always Ask Before Opening...

Disable/Enable Start Menu Subfolders

Disable/Enable Run Keys Per User or Per System



Restore/Place Search on the Start Menu

Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View

Force Classic Start Menu - Undo

Remove Send Feedback Menu Option

Clipboard Reader

Read Host Files in Notepad

Shutdown Shortcut

Enable or Disable Pinned Items on the Start Menu

 Add Windows Explorer to the Right Click

Expand "System" in the Start Menu/Control Panel



Enable or Disable Active Window Tracking

Office XP Error 1706 - ProPlus.Msi Fix - O2K

Msinfo32 Batch File - To Gain Access

Add System Information to the Right Click

Repair the Registry Editor

Stops the Selective Startup Screen

Remove Added IE Toolbar Entries

Restore Media Files

Restore Empty/Full Icons - Recycle Bin

Restore Right Click .inf/Install



Add XP Google Group Search to IE Toolbar

Add MS Knowledge Base to the IE Toolbar

Restore the Web Tab - Display Properties

Restrict Changes from Being Made in OE - Undo

Restore the Go Button

Disable Open in a New Window

Window Metrics - Shell Icon - Repair

Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore

Add a Folder Under the Run Command

Add Attributes/InfoTips to Files and Folders



Account SID Association (run w/ cscript)

Network Login Profile (run with cscript)

User Account Information (run w/ cscript)

Listing Local User Account Information (SID)

View Source - Restore Notepad as Default

View Source - Add or Change Editor (Also for 6)

Disable Thumbnail Cache

Restore Jdbgmgr.Exe (3805) For Build 3810

185. Remove Desktop Version from Desktop

Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols - Restore



Restore Run As to the Right Click - Undo

Show File and Folder Names Using Correct Case

Restore Themes Functionality

Restore Luna Theme - Restore Classic Theme

Add or Remove - Administrator Error

Add Save & Restore Desktop Layout to Menu

Correct DirectX 9 "Logo Error"

Correct Windows Media Player 9 "Logo Error"

Hide Selected/Specific File Extension Paths

Customize Auto Hide Taskbar Settings



Change CD/RW, DVD Name in Explorer

Restore Paint

Change .bmp Default to Paint

Restore the Toolbars From Being Greyed Out

Remove Hotfixes from Add or Remove

Disable Messenger from Outlook

Disable Highlight New Programs - Undo

Language Bar Remove - Restore

Restore Wallpaper Views

Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar



Sort All by Alphabet - Start Menu and Fav's

Top 10 XP Most Frequently Asked Q & A

Display Simple Folder View - Undo

Remove Shared Documents - Undo

Add Open Target Folder to Context Menu

Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Delete

Enable Folder and Icon Refresh

Hide Recycle Bin on Desktop - Not from Explorer

Disable Save This Program to Disk Option

Change Thumbnail View to 96 or 32



Restore marscore.dll

Disable IE HTML Source Editor Check - Undo

Disable Notepad being listed under FUP

Set Magnify Options Back to Default

Restore Display Icon in Control Panel

Restore Right Click Properties

Force Auto Refresh - Undo

Restore Power Schemes/Configurations

Backup DUN Settings

Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override Feature



Hotbar - Explorer/New Freezes

Remove Hand Icon for Shared Resources - Undo

Hide User Name in Start Menu - Undo

Restore Properties - My Computer & Documents

Disable Update Device Driver Wizard  Undo

Remove Add or Remove Restrictions - Undo

Remove "Shortcut to..." Prefix on Shortcuts

Open Each Folder in New or Same Window

Allow Folder Names in Uppercase

Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25



Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

Disable Sticky Keys or Delete Sticky Keys

Disable - Use the Web Service to find ...

Disable .Net Passport Balloon Pop-up - Restore

Disable or Enable Registry Editing Tools

Display Mouse Pointer Trails - Undo

Windows/Buttons Greyed Out -Appearance

Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic

Advanced Tab Missing in IE - Restore

Set Folder Default to Open & Use Same Window - Explore



Set Toolbar Backgrounds back to Default

Remove My Computer from Desktop/Start Menu

Set Stretch as Default Desktop - Undo

Highlight Text Blue - Set own Customized Color

Disable Save As MRU

Restore Taskbar Grouping - Remove

Re-Run Missed Tasks Notification - Undo

Remove the Display Icon from the Control Panel

Restore Open With on the Right Click

Remove Overture Search Branding in IE



Set SnapTo and Mouse Trails as Default

Restore System Information (Msinfo32)

Restore Address Bar Search - Google

Restore Save As Web Page Complete

Align Drop Down Menu's to the Right

Disable Storage of .Net Passwords

Show Control Panel on the Start Menu

Restore Disk Management Snap-In Extension

Restore Folder Options/Internet Options - Disable

Change the Logon Screen Saver Automatically



Remove the Taskbar

Remove the White Space from Add or Remove

Set IE Text Font to Smaller or Larger

Restore/Enable Screensaver Tab Settings/Display

Use Small Icons for Start Menu Programs

Restore CMD.EXE

Set IE Search to Default

Open TIF Images within Internet Explorer

Restore Group Policy Snap-in

Wait is Greyed Out under Screen Saver Tab



Show Favorites Expanded

Set Internet Explorer to Full Screen - Undo

Lift Screen Saver Restrictions - Admin

Change Screen Saver Automatically

Enable Single Click to Open an Item

Enable Drag and Drop

Automatically Resize Image in IE Window

AutoPlay Repair Tool

Restore Help and Support Service

Set Splash Screen to None - Remove OEM



Appearance/Effects - Restore Smooth Edges

Enable or Disable Clear Type under Effects

Change Hard Drive Icon in Explorer

Alt-Tab Replacement PowerToy

Disable Update Checks for Internet Explorer

Remove Keylogger Reg Files

Disable Local Stylesheets in Internet Explorer

Close Command Greyed Out in IE and WE

Programs Aren't Minimized in the Taskbar

Restore My Music Folder on the Start Menu



Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

Restore Choose Program - Open With

Set the "Save Attachments" Default in OE

Disable Background Notice Balloon in Messenger

Allow Changes Being Made to Taskbar

Taskbar Toolbar Menu is Greyed Out - Restore

Disable File Deleted Confirmation - Undo

Remove Restriction on Recycle Bin Size Limit

Remove the ">" from OE Forwarded E-Mail

Set the Address Bar to IE/XP Default



Restore Show Desktop Icons Context Menu

TweakUI with XP SP1 - TweakUI without SP1

Set IE to Check for Default Browser

Enable the Favorites Wizard Restriction

Enable or Disable Scroll Programs

Clear Page File on Exit - Undo

Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma

Restore My Network Places to the Desktop

List Loaded and Installed Device Drivers

Restore Hotmail, Outlook and OE under Programs



Outlook Express - Reply At End

Specify Exe Files to be Lauched by Winlogon

Download OE Quote Fix

Restore Remote Access Connection Manager

Lan Settings- Proxy Server - Disable

PSP Thumbnail Handler - Paint Shop Pro

Remove JRE - Sun TreatAs Entry

Disable or Enable Downloads per User in IE

Restore Group Policy Snap-In

My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot (for C:\)



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

Effects Options are Greyed Out - Appearance

Remote Procedure Call Worm A-E - Edit

Win XP Security Patch: Buffer Overrun In RPC e

Remove the W32.Randex.E Worm

Do you have a 32 or 64 bit in XP? Exe or VBS

Online Virus Scanner:  Trend - Symantec

Kaspersky Labs Anti-Virus Software

Open New IE Window is Blank - Fix

System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot



List of Startup Programs Running at Login

Restrict Desktop Theme Controls

Remove W32. Sobig.F Worm

Prevent Manipulations of the Taskbar

Disable Default Save As to My Pictures

Restore Winlogon\Userinit

Restore Missing Tabs to Task Manager

Access Denied - CD Rom, Floppy, Removable

Default XP Calculator Enlarged

Restore Search to the Context Menu



Prevent Prompting for Hotfix KB828026

Lock Internet Explorer Toolbar Options in Place

Restore "Turn Off  and Log Off" - Start Menu

Restart the Shell Automatically

Restore All Tabs under Internet Options

Restore RasMan Service to Automatic

Disable or Enable Resize Graphic - Send To

Hide Start Up Scripts

Connect To - Restore Options

Restrict Changes Made to Connections - Undo



Stuck in Classic View?  Undo Now

Notepad with Spell Check and More

Remove Network Places - Undo

Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Q811493

Outlook Mail Counter on Welcome Screen

Restore Offline Files Tab - Folder Options

Repair the Office XP Shortcut Bar/Buttons

Add Open New Browser Window to IE Toolbar

Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD

Search for Network Folders and Printers - Undo



Enable/Disable My Computer Icon

Enable/Disable Taskbar Grouping

Enable or Disable Thumbnail View

Restore Show Net Connections - Connect To

Restore/Enable System Restore - Undo

Disable Start Menu Pin To List - Enable

Clear File Name MRU

Change/Customize Branding in Outlook Express

Restore Defrag.Exe

W32.Swen.A@mm Removal Tool



Disable the Floppy Drive - Enable

OETune Sets Individual Sounds To Mail Folders

Enable the Appearance Tab - Display

Disable All Internet Explorer Toolbars - Undo

Restore Content Advisor to Default Settings

Add the Outlook 2003 Icon to the Desktop

Restore or Remove Manage - Context Menu

Reveal Hidden Dll Files/Icons - Undo

Restore/Replace the Manage CLSID Default

Restore All Display Tabs - Remove All Display Tabs & Icon



Restore the "New" Context Menu to Default

Search asks for Office CD

Restore Download to Directory Setting

Restore Search - Indexing Service

Restore Cryptographic Service - CryptSvc

Add Run in Separate Memory - 16 bit

Start Menu - Enable

Restore System Restore Service

Hide Inactive Icons - Greyed Out

Open My Computer - Double Pane or Single Pane



Restore Defrag Snap-In

Restore My Computer Manage

Update Rollup 1for XP

View All Running Processes

Remove Media Player from Toolbars - Undo

QHosts Removal Tool

Prevent Check Disk Upon Boot - Undo

Hide or Show Notification Area Icons

Lift Active Desktop Restrictions

Suppress Online Media Content via the Media Bar



Lift MMC/GPEDIT Snap-In Restrictions

Cannot Create Toolbar (QL) - .REG or .VBS

Disable the Taskbar Context Menus

Remove Taskbar/ Start Menu from Control Panel

Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

Hide System Clock - Undo

List Administrative Tools in Control Panel

Microsoft Glossary and Acronyms

Restore the Machine Debug anager

Enable or Disable the Outlook Express Toolbar



Lock XP with Fast User Switching Enabled

Restore .ico File Associations

Disable CMD

Require Alphanumeric Windows Password

Hide Share Passwords with Asterisks

Disable the Windows XP Tour

Cardfile Replacement of MS cardfile.exe

Show Window Contents While Dragging - Undo

Set .vbs Files to Open as Default

Set Txtfile to Default to Notepad



Decryption of  XP Files

Clear Recent Media Player List - Undo

Disable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen

Save Attachments OE - Greyed Out

Clear Run Commands Selectively

Restore Wordpad.Exe

Restore Accessories - Start Menu/All Prog

Outlook - Minimize To System Tray

Restore Services to Default

Messenger Service Add



Doug's Windows XP Security Console

NCS Account View/Account Management

Save User Name and Password Greyed Out

Restrict Author Mode in MMC

CWShredder version 2.1

IE Crashes - Browse in New Process

File Associations are Greyed Out

Remove Properties from My Computer

Maximize Help and Support - Undo

OE - Read in Plain Text Only



Show Network Icon When Connected

Sound Icon - Enable

Aida32 Final Release

Scan for Hardware Changes

Disable View of C Drive - Undo

Remove Copy To/Move To

End/Refresh Process on Explorer.Exe

Show only IE URLS - Undo

Restore Volume/Net Icon to Notification Area

Clock: Day/Month/Date/Year/Time



Tool Tips Hidden Behind Taskbar

W32.Sasser Removal Tool

Remove Toolbar Restriction

A File Named ~ Appears on the Desktop

Add or Remove Programs Appears to Stop Responding

16-bit COM Applications Stop Responding

The NET SEND Command May Not Work Correctly

You cannot Start a Program with an .exe Extension

Snap-in Creation Failed  (gpedit.msc)

Restore CMD File Association



Restore Notepad.exe

Run Command Creator

How to Use the SPCheck Tool in Windows XP

Restore Play All

Solving msdart.dll Problems

Delete/Copy by Owner Utility for Windows XP

Task Manager - High or Normal

Windows Memory Diagnostic

Restore Single Click Underline Icons

Test for USB2



Remove Browser Objects - Place in Startup Folder

DBXtract Extracts all Mail/News Messages

Look2Me Uninstaller

DotNetInstaller.exe is Missing

 Plus! for Win XP

Recovering XP using the Recovery Console

How to Set up a Custom 404 Error Page

XP Service Controller

Breakdown list of Unknown Devices

Two Windows Update Tabs - System Properties



Pinball - Restore

Hide Applications from Add or Remove

Temporarily Disable XP Service Pack 2 Install

Restore Change or Remove Programs

Restore USB Service

Restore the Security Center Service

XP Web\Wallpaper Defaults

Remove Print Directory

Data Recovery - Restorer2000

Disable Standby



Show All Drive Letters After the Label

Show All Drive Letters Before the Label

Show Network Letter Before - rive Letter After

Never Show Drive Letters

Hide Connections Tab - Per User - Per System

Restore the Missing "File" Menu

Help and Support Default in XP

Restore Calc.Exe

Dialog Boxes are Blank - Winnt - Windows

Remove Help and Support Search History



 DirectX 9c ( issues after/with SP2

Error Message:  MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program

Cleaning up after installing SP2

Back Button Not Working Properly and Host File Issue

Send To Desktop (Create shortcut) Fix

Windows Installer Issues

Restore Winsock - Fix

Right Click -  Error

SHCreateThreadRef Could Not Be Located (SHLWAPI.dll)

ToolTips do not Display Complete Info - Network Share



Test Your SP2 Pop-up Blocker

SHERLOCK - The Codec Detective!

Connect to the Internet After Installing a Modem

Remove ASPNET from Welcome Screen for Auto Logon

Bandwidth Monitor - with Notification Area Icon

Fix Save As Type from .JPEG to .JPG

Date 2 File or Directory or VB Script/Batch

Auto End Tasks per User or Per System

Change RDP-Tcp Port Number

Restore Search to the Context Menu



Remove Network Places from Windows Explorer - Undo

Problems Opening PDF Files in Internet Explorer

Disable the Desktop Top Wizard

Set the Default Browser for your User Profile

Preview all file types via Display Properties - Without tags

Junction Link Magic -  Creating Target Folders

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

Restore Offline Cache Index.dat

Current User Search Assistant Key - Written for C and Winnt

Fix No Ping Command



List of Processes under the Task Manager

Shell Extensions Manager

Default Service Status - Double Click for Service Info

Scancode Mapper

Enable Flash for IE - Disable Flash for IE

Search Text - .SQL

Tool determines which process has a particular file open

Disable Menu Bars and the Start Button

Remove WMP Start Menu Shortcuts for new Users - Undo

Update for DRM-enabled Media Players



StatBar - System Status Bar

Google Advanced Search

OE - Reset Compact Check Count to 0 - Undo

Optimize Hard Drive When Idle - Undo

Folder Options/View Empty - Restore Now

Internet Explorer - New Process - Per User or Per System

Prevent MS Tools - KB890830 from reinstalling

Prevent KB890859 from being Reinstalled

Sun Java On - MS Java On

RunAs - Encrypted



Restore Sound - Windows Audio Service

Taskbar : Control/Select Order

Quick Restore Point

Adding sites to the Allow list

Shutdown Event Tracker - Add to Event Viewer

Add Run Programs to Recent Documents

Security Center Alert Settings - Enable or Disable

Restore the .reg file

Event Log Explorer - Explore Event Logs XP/2003

MSEvents.MSEvents and/or MSEvents.MSEvents.1 - remove



Slow Network - File/Shared Folder/Remote Network

Reset Default Settings of HTML Help Control

Dell My Way Search Assistant Uninstaller

See the Network - Pinpoint the Problem

Restore Accounts under Tools for OE

No Update Check in IE - Undo

OpenExpert- Open With Submenu for Explorer's Menu

Address, Language, Media Player, Links:  Remove - Restore

Restore Directory and Folder Shell - HKCR

Norton Removal Tool



Event Viewer Redirect:   Apply - Undo

Recover Product Keys of Windows and MS Office


CD Rom or DVD Not Listed in Explorer/My Computer

Disable User Tracking - Enable User Tracking

HP's Share-to-Web Software - Fix  More info: (MS06-015)

Show Updates - Add/Remove - Don't Show

Killbox.Exe - Awesome Tool

Ctfmon.Exe: Remove - Restore

Disable Send To from the Context Menu - Undo

All Users.Windows - Replace Default

Firewall On - Firewall Off

Disable Paging Executive

Removable Devices- AutoPlay:  Off  or On

USB Drive Letter Manager

Driver Agent - Scan for instant Driver Updates!

Shortcut to Run or Minimize All and UndoMin All

Disable Automatic Delivery of of IE 7

Restore Msagent Folder

VBS Restore

Disable Writing to Pen Drives - Enable


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Hold No Punches...  by Rode
by Mark Rode

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