REGISTRY TWEAKS – SP2

BASIC REGISTRY RULE: Any changes made to the registry file are crucial to the running of Windows and if damaged or misconfigured, could cause severe problems. Follow Microsfot’s recommended instructions to “BackUP” all important data first. It’s recommended to save the backup on a CD, DVD or seperate HD due to the size factor (large)Code:

http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?st=b&na;=88&View=en-us&qu;=backupThis option is not installed in Windows XP Home Edition. To install you will need the XP Home CDRom. Navigate to %CDROM%VALUEADDMSFTNTBACKUP. Look for Ntbackup.msi and double-click it to execute the install wizard.WARNING: editing the registry can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, make sure to USE YOUR HEAD, if you removed something you didn’t want to, don’t worry, just use the back up in this programCode:

; Disable Anti-Virus Notifications[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center]”AntiVirusDisableNotify”=dword:00000001Code:

; Disable Firewall Notifications[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center]”FirewallDisableNotify”=dword:00000001Code:

; Disable Information Bar Prompt in Internet Explorer[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerInformationBar]”FirstTime”=dword:00000000Code:

; Disable Popup For Running Files You Download From Internet[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload]”CheckExeSignatures”=”no””RunInvalidSignatures”=dword:00000001[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments]”SaveZoneInformation”=dword:00000001[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations]”LowRiskFileTypes”=”.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.ht ml;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;”Code:

; Disable Searching Windows Update For Drivers (New HW Detected)[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsDriverSearching]”DontSearchWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001″DontPromptForWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000001Code:

; Disable Security Center (Red Shield Thing)[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center]”AntiVirusDisableNotify”=dword:00000001″AntiVirusOverride”=dword:00000001″FirewallDisableNotify”=dword:00000001″FirewallOverride”=dword:00000001″FirstRunDisabled”=dword:00000001″UpdatesDisableNotify”=dword:00000001[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServiceswscsvc]”Start”=dword:00000004Code:

; Override Anti-Virus[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center]”AntiVirusOverride”=dword:00000001Code:

; Override Windows Firewall[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center]”FirewallOverride”=dword:00000001Code:

; Remove Display Of Zone Infomation In File Properties[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments]”HideZoneInfoOnProperties”=dword:00000001RESULTS WILL VARYNo matter how good your systems may be, they’re only as effective as what you put into them.

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