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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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Preventing entire system from changing a registry key
Value Meaning
Description If you wan't to prevent the system from changing values in a registry key and it's sub keys, you need to change policies.
Locate the topmost registry key you wan't to lock in the 32 bit regisrty editor (%SYSTEM%\\regedt32.exe).
Open the policy dialog from the menu 'Security'|'Permissions ...' .
Apply the values described below.
Application action There is no action that any application need to take here except that it either should warn the user that permission is denied or simply abort the action (aborting the action is default).
Dialog information Disable all permissions except the following:
User System: Allow 'Read', Allow 'Full control'.
User Restricted: Allow 'Read'.
User Other users: Allow 'Read'.
Option Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object: set to be disabled (no check mark).
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