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Here is a list of registry stuff I have found that prevents Windows from constantly eating resources and constantly accessing your harddrive.
There is also a few other usefull registry informations.
NOTE ! Generally it is not a good idea to just start editing the registry on the fly, if you have ANY doubt about whether the key you are editing kan result in unpredictable behavior, then save that key to a .reg file before starting editing it, and then dobbelclick the saved .reg file to restore the entire key.
If you find any error's or just want to talk about registry, then just mail me , and I'll get right to it !


Nice to know programs and command line tools
Preventing entire system from changing a registry key

Do not keep history of recently open documents
Hide places bar
Hide Back button
Remove MRU list
Preventing ordering of the start menu's
Enable/Disable user tracking
Enable/Disable ALL 'Find ...' functions
Enable/Disable 'Recent' document menu's
Enable/Disable Personalized Menus
Lock Desktop
Enable/Disable Favorites in start menu
Prevent Active desktop
Remove Run from Start menu
Hide specified drives in My Computer
Run only allowed Windows applications
Remove Map Network Drive and Disconnect Network Drive
No Entire Network in My Network Places
Disable or remove the shut down command
Tambering the Find ... functions
Enable/Disable intelligent filename sorting

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Nice to know commands and programs
Value Meaning
Description Theese commands/programs can be nice to know.
C:> = command line utility (Invoke a DOS command line in the Run dialog "cmd")
NOTE Some of the commands/programs, might require you to download toolkits from Microsoft, such as the Service Toolkit
Display to textfile C:>
If you have a command line tool, that displays a lot of information, it can be nice to have that information as a file instead.
Use pipes to send the displayed text to a file
> = Overwrites the file
>> = Appends to the end of the file
Example: The Service Control Manager, can display all services, put it will chop off the top of the list in the command line display area.
C:>sc query state= all > sclist.txt
In the above example I sent the list of services to a file called sclist.txt at the current directory, you can write the entire path to the file if you prefer, just remember to double quote the path (")
NOTE ! If the coomand you execute requires you to push a key, then you also have to do it when piping, piping only controls where the text goes.
Manage services C:>sc
This command line tool lets you start, stop, add, remove and maintain Windows services.
The SC command line tool has a lot of parameters, write "sc" without any parameters to get help.
Manage DLL's C:>regsvr32 This command line tool lets you load and unload DLL files.
Use "regsvr32" without any parameters to get help.
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