Saturday, May 21, 2016

Modify XP Settings

1) Remove messenger fromWinXP one forever
Go to Run box and type next:
runDll32 advpack.dll, LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf, BLC.Remove
2) Disable XP Error Reporting
Right click on MyComputer choose Properties
In System Properties click on Advenced
In Advenced click on Error Reporting
Check "Disable error reporting"
Lve unchecked field "But notify me when critical errors occur"
3) Hide 'User Accounts' from users
Go to Start/Run, and type: GPEDIT.MSC
Open the path
User Config > Admin Templates > Control Panel
doubleclick "Hide specified Control Panel ts"
put a dot in 'enabled', then click 'Show"
click Add button,
type "nusrmgt.cpl" into the add box
4) Crte Your Own Logon Message
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the Registry Editor, drill down to the following :
H_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\ NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Right-click LegalNoticeCaption, click Modify, type My XP Machine, and then click OK.
Right-click LegalNoticeText, click Modify, and then type your message.
Close the editor and your new message will appr at every log on.
This tip applies to computers that are part of a domain. For stand-alone or peer-to-peer networks, the
custom screen apprs just before the Welcome screen.
5) Disable balloon tips
Run regedit and Navigate to :
H_CURRENT_USER\Software\\\CurrentVersion \Explorer\Advanced
then set the value of 'EnableBalloonTips' to 0.
6) Crte your own popup menu in the taskbar
You can crte your own popup window other than START MENU in the taskbar.
Put all the shortcuts to the appliions that you want to popup in a folder.
Then you right click on taskbar ->toolbars ->new toolbar -> and select the folder
7) Reset Your On XP
1. Restart you computer
2. When booting, press F8 and select "Safe Mode"
3. After getting to the user menu. Click on a user and this time it will not ask you for a
4. Go to Start>Run and type "CMD" (without the quotes).
5. At command prompt type in " C:System32" (without the quotes), I am assuming C is your
System/ Drive
6.For safety purposes first make a backup of your Logon.Scr file.. You can do this by typing in "Copy to
Logon.scr to Logon.bak" (without the quotes)
7.Then type "copy CMD.EXE Logon.scr"(without the quotes)
8.Then type this command, I will assume that you want to set Administrator's to "MyNewPass"
(without the quotes)
9.Now, type this in (I am assuming that you are still in the directory C:System32) , "net user
administrator MyNewPass" without the quotes
10. You will get a message saying that it was successful, this mns Administrator's new is
"MyNewPass" (without the quotes)
11. Restart the PC and you will login as Administrator (or whatever you chose to reset) with your chosen

Crte your own Internet Explorer Toolbar
First, crte your HTML file and place it in whatever folder is siest for you to remember. ( I have a folder
on my D drive called Desktop Toolbars. )
Go to: H_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs
Crte a new String Value with an sy to remember name.
Ex: TopToolbar ,BottomToolbar ,GoogleSrchPage
In the data for the new string value you've crted, put the COMPLETE address for the HTML page you
want to display in a toolbar.
Like this: D:\Desktop_Toolbars\TopBar.html
To show your new toolbar, right-click on your taskbar and choose "Toolbars" > New Toolbar.
In the box labeled Folder:, type about: with the name of the string value you crted that represents the
HTML file you want to see in your toolbar.
Like this:
will display your D:\Desktop_Toolbars\TopBar.html in your taskbar.
Speed Up XP and Improve performance
1) Shutting down WinXP faster
When a user shuts down XP, first the system has to kill all services currently running. Every once
in a while the service does not shut down instantly and give it a change to shut down on its own
before it kills it. This amount of time that wait is stored in the system registry. If you modify this
setting, then will kill the service rlier. To modify the setting, follow the directions below:
Click on Start, and then goto run, type REGEDIT
Navigate to H_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
Click on the "Control" Folder.
Select "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"
Right click on it and select Modify. Set it a value lower than 4000
2) You can start up without needing to enter a user name or .
Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control users2', which will open the user accounts
appliion. On the Users tab, clr the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And To Use This
Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appr; enter the user name and
for the account you want to use.
3) XP SP2 Twks
Disable the SP antivirus and firewall functions
"AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword :00000001
; don't monitor firewall and antivirus
Turn off Auto Updates
[H_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \\\CurrentVersion\Update\Auto
;disable Auto Update
Turn off the SP2 firewall
[H_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\\Fire wall\DomainProfile]
turn off firewall policy for domain profile
[H_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\\Fire wall\StandardProfile]
4) Disable unnecessary Services
Exercise caution when stopping services. If you do not know what a service does or are unsure of the
ramifiions of stopping the service, lve it alone. Some services are critical to XP's operations,
so make sure you understand what the service is before you disable it.
Open Control Panel/Administrative ToolsServices or else select Start/Run, type services.msc, and click
OK. Either way, you see the Services console.
Notice that on the eral tab, you see a Startup Type drop-down menu. If you want to change an
automatic service to manual, select Manual here and click OK. As a eral rule, don't disable a service
unless you are sure you will never use it. However, manual configuration allows the service to be started
when you find it necessary, thus speeding up your boot time. However, before you change a service to
manual, look at the Dependencies tab. This tab shows you which other services depend upon the service
you are considering changing.
The Indexing service and the System Restore service take up a lot of space and system resources
across the board. You can live without the Indexing service but I suggest that you keep using System
Restore. It works grt when you are in a bind and this is one case where the loss of speed may not be
worth the ramifiions of not using System Restore.
While disabling services, check and make sure that IIS (internet information server) is not installed and
running if you do not want to run a web server, ftp, or mail server. If you find it, you can uninstall from the
control panel. If you only want to run one of the 3 services it provides, disable the other 2 (the 3 should be
HTTP server, FTP server, & SMTP server

Good luck and enjoy

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