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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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Tambering the Find ... functions
Value Meaning
Description This key is for extending the Find ... menu found in the Start menu and Windows Explorer windows that support the Find function (F3 inside Windows Explorer).
Be carefull when editing this key, take a backup or save the key to a file so you can restore it !
If you do not wan't programs to add/remove Find ... functions, locate the registry key below and follow the steps desribed in Preventing entire system from changing a registry key
When theese keys are added / removed the user will notice an addition or removal from the Find functions.
Application action (none)
Registry information Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FindExtensions\
Sub key:* ShellFindInDirectory, this key can have different names (look in your registry), it represents dynamic extensions
Sub key: Static, this key is for static extensions, that means only loaded/shown when needed.
Sub key:* Static\\ShellSearch, this key can have different names (look in your registry)
Sub key:* Static\\ShellSearch\\0, this key can have different numbers reprecenting the different search methods (look in your registry)
The keys above marked with a * are the ones you need to change/remove, simply put an underscore caracter in front of the key and you will not see the extension any more, when you wan't to add remove programs, go back here and remove the underscore before adding/removing programs and then - of course - change them back !
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