XP Tweaks & Modifications




This is a large section of information I have found across the internet. (These files are not by me!)
Use these files at your own risk. Though they all are safe, if your not careful you can really break things.

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2007 DST Fix - English Systems Page Cannot be Found and/or DNS/Server Error
Access Denied - CD Rom, Floppy, Removable Pin Folder to Start Menu - Shift/Right Click/Pin
Account SID Association Power Off or Reboot After Shutdown
Active Desktop - Enable or Disable Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh - Enable
Add "Crash Windows" to Folder Options Prevent Check Disk Upon Boot - Undo
Add "Show Related Links" to Internet Explorer Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/Explorer
Add (OE) Send E-Mail to the Right Click Prevent IE History Being Removed - Undo
Add a Custom Splash Screen for User Logon's Prevent KB890859 from being Reinstalled
Add a Folder to My Computer and Desktop Prevent Manipulations of the Taskbar
Add a Folder to the Start Button - Right Click Prevent MS Tools - KB890830 from reinstalling
Add a Folder Under the Run Command Prevent My Documents and Recent Documents
Add a Website Link to the Start Menu Prevent Programs from Stealing Focus - Undo
Add Attributes/InfoTips to Files and Folders Prevent Prompting for Hotfix KB828026
Add Clipboard to the Control Panel Prevent Prompting for Hotfix Q811493
Add Command Line to the Right Click Preview all file types via Display Properties - Without tags
Add Control Panel - Start Button (Right Click) Programs Aren't Minimized in the Taskbar
Add ControlUserPasswords2 To Control Panel - Remove Prompt for Password on Resume - Undo
Add Copy To/Move To (Right Click) - Undo Properties Missing From My Computer
Add Dialog Box/Message to Logon and Shutdown Quick Restore Point
Add Empty Recycle Bin to the Right Click Read Host Files in Notepad
Add Explore CD-Rom to Start Button (R/C) Read/Find your Product ID Number
Add Folder to Start Menu - Replace MP or MM Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1
Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog - Undo Redirect Help and Support to a link of choice - Undo
Add Google as Primary Search - Undo Regedit - Clear Last State
Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View Regedit - Save to Favorites
Add Internet E-mail Message to New Menu Removable Devices- AutoPlay:  Off  or On
Add Message above User Name & Password Remove "All Programs" from Start Menu - Undo
Add MS Knowledge Base to the IE Toolbar Remove "For Testing Purposes Only" - Desktop
Add Notepad as a Right Click Item Remove "Open With" from Context Menu
Add Open New Browser Window to IE Toolbar Remove "Shortcut to..." Prefix on Shortcuts
Add Open New Window to the Right Click Remove Accessibility Options from Control Panel
Add or Remove - Administrator Error Remove Add or Remove Restrictions - Undo
Add or Remove Programs Restriction - Undo Remove Added IE Toolbar Entries
Add Outlook Express as Default Client Remove ASPNET from Welcome Screen for Auto Logon
Add Recent Documents to the Classic Menu Remove Browser Objects - Place in Startup Folder
Add Recycle Bin to Folder Options Remove CD Burning Features - Undo
Add Run in Separate Memory - 16 bit Remove Common Tasks from the Desktop
Add Switch User to the Start Button & RC Remove Copy To/Move To
Add System Information to the Right Click Remove Desktop Version from Desktop
Add Taskbar Grouping Options to the Start Menu Remove File/Edit/View....  Restore
Add the Outlook 2003 Icon to the Desktop Remove Files Stored on this Computer Undo
Add Trillian to the Tools Menu and Toolbar in IE Remove Hand Icon for Shared Resources - Undo
Add Windows Explorer to the Right Click Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols - Restore
Add XP TweakUI Icon to the Control Panel Remove Internet Explorer Branding
Address, Language, Media Player, Links:  Remove - Restore Remove JRE - Sun TreatAs Entry
Advanced Tab Missing in IE - Restore Remove Keylogger Reg Files
Align Drop Down Menu's to the Right Remove Links folder from IE/Favorites - Undo
All Users.Windows - Replace Default Remove Media Player from Toolbars - Undo
Allow Changes Being Made to Taskbar Remove My Computer from Desktop/Start Menu
Allow Folder Names in Uppercase Remove Network Places - Undo
Allow or Disable CD Burn Options Remove Network Places from Windows Explorer - Undo
Allow Wallpaper/Background Changes - Disable Remove or Restore "New" Context Menu
Always wait for network (Startup/Logon)  Enable - Disable Remove Overture Search Branding in IE
Appearance/Effects - Restore Smooth Edges Remove Past Items From Notification Area
Auto End Tasks per User or Per System Remove Print Directory
Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown - Undo Remove Properties from My Computer
AutoComplete Mode Enabled or Disabled Remove Restriction on Recycle Bin Size Limit
Automatically Resize Image in IE Window Remove Send Feedback Menu Option
AVI Search Remove - Restore Remove Set Program Access & Defaults - Undo
Cannot Create Toolbar (QL) - .REG or .VBS Remove Shared Documents - Undo
Change .bmp Default to Paint Remove Taskbar/ Start Menu from Control Panel
Change CD/RW, DVD Name in Explorer Remove the Display Icon from the Control Panel
Change Computer Name Remove the Search Button
Change Hard Drive Icon in Explorer Remove the Taskbar
Change Icon Wrap to One Line on the Desktop Remove Throbber from IE & Explorer - Undo
Change My Computer Name to User Name-Undo Remove Toolbar Restriction
Change Notification Error Wave File Remove Toolbars from Taskbar Right Click
Change Online Support Link under IE/Help Remove Users Folder From the Start Menu
Change Program File Directory Remove W32. Sobig.F Worm
Change Provided By in IE Remove WMP Start Menu Shortcuts for new Users - Undo
Change RDP-Tcp Port Number Remove  Access to all Windows Update Features
Change Registered Owner and Organization Remove/Restore Network Icon - System Tray
Change Screen Saver Automatically Rename "Help and Support" on Start Menu-Undo
Change Size of Desktop Wallpaper to Suit - Undo Rename "Run" on the Start Menu - Undo
Change the Folder Icon &/or Opened Folder Icon Rename "Search" on the Start Menu - Undo
Change the Hard Drive Icon Rename/Remove the Recycle Bin
Change the Logon Screen Saver Automatically Repair the Office XP Shortcut Bar/Buttons
Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25 Repair the Registry Editor
Change the Recycle Bin Icon - Undo Repairs the Icon View
Change the Sort Order back to Pre-XP Replace AM & PM (Clock) with word of Choice
Change the Warning Message in Messenger Replace/Repair the Recycle Bin in Windows XP
Change Thumbnail View to 96 or 32 Require Alphanumeric Windows Password
Change/Customize Branding in Outlook Express Re-Run Missed Tasks Notification - Undo
Clear Cache on Reboot Reset Default Settings of HTML Help Control
Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup & Selective Reset OE for Send To , Mail To
Clear File Name MRU Restart the Shell Automatically
Clear History of Typed URL's Restore Directory and Folder Shell - HKCR
Clear Last User on Boot Screen in XP - Undo Restore IE AutoComplete Password Prompt
Clear NetMeeting Call History Restore "Turn Off  and Log Off" - Start Menu
Clear Page File on Exit - Undo Restore .ico File Associations
Clear Recent Media Player List - Undo Restore Accessibility Options to Default Settings
Clear Run Commands Selectively Restore Accounts under Tools for OE
Clear the Run Command MRU List Restore Address Bar Search - Google
Clear Wallpaper Most Frequently Used List Restore Admin Tools (.msc)
Clipboard Reader Restore All Display Tabs - Remove All Display Tabs & Icon
Close Command Greyed Out in IE and WE Restore All Tabs under Internet Options
Common Tasks View - Disable or Enable Restore AutoPlay Icon
Connect To - Restore Options Restore Blue Tooth - Control Panel
Content Advisor Off (Place in Startup Folder) Restore CD/DVD in Explorer
Content Advisor On (Place in Startup Folder) Restore Change or Remove Programs
Control Panel - Classic or Category View Restore Choose Program - Open With
Correct DirectX 9 "Logo Error" Restore CMD File Association
Correct IE Window Placement (Reg or VBS) Restore Compressed Zipped Folders Association
Correct Windows Media Player 9 "Logo Error" Restore Cryptographic Service - CryptSvc
Ctfmon.Exe: Remove - Restore Restore Defrag Snap-In
Current User Search Assistant Key - Written for C and Winnt Restore Desktop and Screensaver Tabs
Decrease the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Undo Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar
Dialog Boxes are Blank - Winnt - Windows Restore Disk Management Snap-In Extension
Dial-up Modem or PPPoE is Unavailable Restore Display Icon in Control Panel
Disable - Use the Web Service to find ... Restore Download to Directory Setting
Disable "Log on using dial-up connection" Restore Empty/Full Icons - Recycle Bin
Disable "No Computers Near Me" Restore Fast User Switching
Disable "Save As" File History Restore Folder Options Under Tools
Disable .Net Passport Balloon Pop-up - Restore Restore Folder Options/Internet Options - Disable
Disable All Internet Explorer Toolbars - Undo Restore Group Policy Snap-in
Disable Background Notice Balloon in Messenger Restore Group Policy Snap-In
Disable Changes Made to the Start Menu - Undo Restore Help and Support Service
Disable Changes to File Associations - Undo Restore Hide Underlined Letters - Keyboard Nav
Disable CMD Restore Hotmail, Outlook and OE under Programs
Disable Control/Alt/Delete Restore HTML, HTM, URL Thumb View
Disable Default Save As to My Pictures Restore IE Desktop Shortcut Icon Functions
Disable Error Mode Restore Missing "New" and Text Doc
Disable File Deleted Confirmation - Undo Restore Missing Tabs to Task Manager
Disable Getting Started Welcome Screen - Logon Restore Missing Toolbars VBS
Disable Highlight New Programs - Undo Restore Most Frequently Used - Undo
Disable IE HTML Source Editor Check - Undo Restore My Briefcase to the Desktop
Disable Installer - Enable Installer Restore My Computer Manage
Disable Local Stylesheets in Internet Explorer Restore My Music Folder on the Start Menu
Disable Low Disk Space Message Restore My Network Places to the Desktop
Disable Media Player Update Message Restore OE to the E-mail List in Internet Options
Disable Menu Bars and the Start Button Restore Offline Files Tab - Folder Options
Disable Messenger from Outlook Restore Open With on the Right Click
Disable Messenger in Outlook Express Restore or Remove Manage - Context Menu
Disable Messenger Service (Pop-up Spam) Restore Paint
Disable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen Restore Play All
Disable Notepad being listed under FUP Restore Power Schemes/Configurations
Disable Open in a New Window Restore Properties - My Computer & Documents
Disable or Enable Always Ask Before Opening... Restore RasMan Service to Automatic
Disable or Enable AutoDial Restore Recent Documents, My Documents
Disable or Enable Check Disk Upon Boot Restore Remote Access Connection Manager
Disable or Enable Pin to Start Menu - Right Click Restore Right Click .inf/Install
Disable or Enable Registry Editing Tools Restore Right Click Properties
Disable or Enable Resize Graphic - Send To Restore Run As - Which user account issue
Disable or Restore Picture and Fax Viewer Restore Run As to the Right Click - Undo
Disable or Enable Downloads per User in IE Restore Safely Remove Hardware Icon
Disable Paging Executive Restore Save As Web Page Complete
Disable Pop-Up Error Messages Upon Boot Restore Search - Indexing Service
Disable Remote Dial-Up Connections Restore Search to the Context Menu
Disable Save As MRU Restore Search to the Context Menu
Disable Save This Program to Disk Option Restore Show Desktop Icons Context Menu
Disable Send To from the Context Menu - Undo Restore Show Net Connections - Connect To
Disable Show My Pictures Toolbar in IE Restore Single Click Underline Icons
Disable Shut Down Per User Restore Sound - Windows Audio Service
Disable SSPD and UPNP Services - Undo Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds
Disable Standby Restore System Default Sounds
Disable Stand-by:  Per User or Per System Restore System Information (Msinfo32)
Disable Start Menu Pin To List - Enable Restore System Restore Service
Disable Sticky Keys or Delete Sticky Keys Restore Taskbar and Start Menu
Disable Storage of .Net Passwords Restore Taskbar Grouping - Remove
Disable System Beeps Restore Taskbar to Default Functionality
Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override Feature Restore Terminal Services
Disable the Desktop Cleanup Wizard - Undo Restore the "New" Context Menu to Default
Disable the Desktop Top Wizard Restore the .reg file
Disable the File Menu in Windows Explorer Restore the Control Panel - Disable : Current , Local, Both
Disable the Floppy Drive - Enable Restore the Device Manager
Disable the Indexing Service (cisvc.exe) Restore the Go Button
Disable the Script Debugger in IE Restore the Machine Debug Manager
Disable the Security Tab - Hardware Tab Restore the Missing "File" Menu
Disable the Shutdown Command Restore the Run Command
Disable the Taskbar Context Menus Restore the Security Center Service
Disable the Windows Logo Keys Restore the Task Bar to Default Settings
Disable the Windows XP Tour Restore the Toolbars From Being Greyed Out
Disable Thumbnail Cache Restore the Web Tab - Display Properties
Disable Unread Mail on the Welcome Screen - Undo Restore the Welcome Screen - Gina.Dll Error
Disable Update Checks for Internet Explorer Restore Themes Functionality
Disable Update Device Driver Wizard  Undo Restore USB Service
Disable User Tracking - Enable User Tracking Restore Volume/Net Icon to Notification Area
Disable View of C Drive - Undo Restore Wallpaper Views
Disable Writing to Pen Drives - Enable Restore XML Thumbnail View
Disable/Enable Caps Lock or the Insert Key Restore Zip Folders to Default in XP
Disable/Enable Run Keys Per User or Per System Restore/Add Show Desktop to Quick Launch Bar
Disable/Enable Start Menu Subfolders Restore/Enable Screensaver Tab Settings/Display
Disk Cleanup/All tmp-Compress Old Files Freezes-Undo Restore/Enable System Restore - Undo
Display Mouse Pointer Trails - Undo Restore/Place Search on the Start Menu
Display Simple Folder View - Undo Restore/Replace the Manage CLSID Default
Do you have a 32 or 64 bit in XP? VBS Restore: On Resume, Display Welcome Screen
Effects Options are Greyed Out - Appearance e Restrict Author Mode in MMC
Empty Temporary Internet Files on Exit Restrict Changes from Being Made in OE - Undo
Enable CD AutoPlay for Pro Restrict Changes Made to Connections - Undo
Enable Drag and Drop Restrict Desktop Theme Controls
Enable Flash for IE - Disable Flash for IE Retrieve the Class Name for a File Extension
Enable Folder and Icon Refresh Reuse Same Window Internet Explorer-Undo
Enable Monitor Power-off on Logon Screen Reveal Hidden Dll Files/Icons - Undo
Enable Mouse Snap To Option/Function - Undo Right Click -  Error
Enable Notepad Status Bar with Word Wrap Run Command - Reinstalling Internet Explorer
Enable or Disable Active Window Tracking Run Scheduled Tasks w/o PW Home - Undo
Enable or Disable Clear Type under Effects Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt
Enable or Disable Personalized Menus - Favorites Save As - Disable: Back, MRU and Places Bar
Enable or Disable Personalized Menus - Start Save Attachments OE - Greyed Out
Enable or Disable Pinned Items on the Start Menu Save Settings on Exit - Don't Save Settings
Enable or Disable Right Click Context Menu Save User Name and Password Greyed Out
Enable or Disable Scroll Programs ScreenSaver Disable/Enable or Tab Missing
Enable or Disable the Outlook Express Toolbar Search asks for Office CD
Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for IE Search for All File Types
Enable or Disable the Splash Screen for OE Search for Network Folders and Printers - Undo
Enable or Disable Thumbnail View Search Google  Address Bar, Q#'s, MS-KB, TN
Enable or Disable WMP Screen Saver Search is Missing from the Start Menu - To remove
Enable or Disable Ctrl/Alt/Delete Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder
Enable or Disable Winkeys Search Shows Yellow Triangle with !
Enable Reinstallation of Internet Explorer or OE Search Text - .SQL
Enable Show Status Bar Secure Desktop - Undo
Enable Single Click to Open an Item Security Center Alert Settings - Enable or Disable
Enable the Appearance Tab - Display Send To Desktop (Create Shortcut) Fix
Enable the Favorites Wizard Restriction Separate Process for the Desktop and Explorer
Enable the Task Manager - Disable - Repair Set .vbs Files to Open as Default
Enable the Task Manager - Disable Task Manager Set All Search Options to Active - Undo
Enable the Welcome Screen Set Auto Disconnect Back to Default
Enable/Disable Balloon Tips or Disable All Set Default XP Font Back to Tahoma
Enable/Disable - Network Connection Set Folder Default to Open & Use Same Window - Explore
Enable/Disable Administrator on Welcome Screen Set IE Search to Default
Enable/Disable Desktop Icons Set IE Text Font to Smaller or Larger
Enable/Disable LogOff - Classic or New Set IE to Check for Default Browser
Enable/Disable My Computer Icon Set Internet Explorer to Full Screen - Undo
Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/Folders Set Magnify Options Back to Default
Enable/Disable Taskbar Grouping Set Numlock State On or Off at Startup
End/Refresh Process on Explorer.Exe Set SnapTo and Mouse Trails as Default
Enhance CMD Quick Edit Options Set Splash Screen to None - Remove OEM
Error 1606 ... Access Network Location Set Stretch as Default Desktop - Set Center
EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP Set the Address Bar to IE/XP Default
Expand "System" in the Start Menu/Control Panel Set Toolbar Backgrounds back to Default
File Associations are Greyed Out Set Txtfile to Default to Notepad
Firewall On - Firewall Off Shortcut to Run or Minimize All and UndoMin All
Fix Save As Type from .JPEG to .JPG Shortcut to Search
Fix the Ding.Wav File Show All Bitmap Views
Folder Options/View Empty - Restore Now Show All Drive Letters After the Label
Force Auto Refresh - Undo Show All Drive Letters Before the Label
Force Classic Start Menu - Undo Show All Hidden Devices in the Device Manager
Help and Support Default in XP Show Boot Configuration(s)
Hide All Notification Area Icons - Undo Show Control Panel on the Start Menu
Hide Connections Tab - Per User - Per System Show Favorites Expanded
Hide IE Icon from the Desktop Toolbar Show File and Folder Names Using Correct Case
Hide Inactive Icons - Greyed Out Show Full URL Path links in IE Status Bar
Hide or Show Inactive Icons -  Notification Area Show Network Icon When Connected
Hide or Show Notification Area Icons Show Network Letter Before - Drive Letter After
Hide Recycle Bin on Desktop - Not from Explorer Show only IE URLS - Undo
Hide Selected/Specific File Extension Paths Show Slide Show of Attached Pictures in OE
Hide Share Passwords with Asterisks Show Super Hidden File Extensions - Undo
Hide Start Menu Subfolders - Undo Show Updates - Add/Remove - Don't Show
Hide Start Up Scripts Show Window Contents While Dragging - Undo
Hide System Clock - Undo Shutdown Event Tracker
Hide System Desktop Icons Shutdown Shortcut
Hide the Clock in the Notification Area - Undo Slow Network - File/Shared Folder/Remote Network
Hide the Display List of Recent Files Sort All by Alphabet - Start Menu and Fav's
Hide User Name in Start Menu - Undo Sound Icon - Enable
Hide Users on Welcome Screen - Unhide Specify Exe Files to be Lauched by Winlogon
Highlight Text Blue - Set own Customized Color Speed up Moving or Copying Zip Files
Home Page Lock - Home Page Unlock Speedup Browsing (Explorer and IE)  Undo
Hotbar - Explorer/New Freezes Speedup Network Logon/Boot
Hotfix Request Web Submission Form Start Menu - Enable
HP's Share-to-Web Software - Fix Startup/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff Status Messages
IE Crashes - Browse in New Process Stops the Selective Startup Screen
IE/Windows Update - Change Text or Remove Stuck in Classic View?  Undo Now
Increase Balloon Tip Display Time Sun Java On - MS Java On
Increase Folder View Size Limit to 8000 Suppress Online Media Content via the Media Bar
Increase Icon Cache System Up Time
Increase Internet Explorer Downloads to 10 - Undo System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot
Increase Slide Show Timeout Task Bar Lock - Task Bar Unlock
Increase the Size of Taskbar Buttons - Undo Task Manager - High or Normal
Internet Explorer - New Process - Per User or Per System Taskbar Grouping by # or Least , Most Used
IPOD and USB Fix Taskbar Toolbar Menu is Greyed Out - Restore
Lan Settings- Proxy Server - Disable Test for USB2
Language Bar Remove - Restore Two Windows Update Tabs - System Properties
Lift Active Desktop Restrictions Uninstall NetMeeting
Lift MMC/GPEDIT Snap-In Restrictions Use Small Icons for Start Menu Programs
Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD User Account Information
Lift Screen Saver Restrictions - Admin VBS Restore
Link File Fix for Windows XP View Log Events by Code or List or Clear
List My Computer or My Documents or  Desktop First View Source - Add or Change Editor (Also for 6)
List Administrative Tools in Control Panel View Source - Restore Notepad as Default
List Page File Location, Min and Max Wait is Greyed Out under Screen Saver Tab
Listing Local User Account Information (SID) Window Metrics - Shell Icon - Repair
Lock Default Browser Windows Installer Fix - Winnt for Windows
Lock Internet Explorer Toolbar Options in Place Windows Installer Logging
Logon Using a Dial-Up Connection Prompt Windows Update Greyed Out - Restore
Maximize Help and Support - Undo Windows XP Doesn't Save User Settings
Messenger Service Add Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic
Mouse/Left Hand Users Undo - Welcome Screen Windows/Buttons Greyed Out -Appearance
MS Windows File Extension Identifier  
My Documents Folder Opens Upon Boot (for C:\)  
Network Login Profile (run with cscript)  
Never Show Drive Letters  
No Update Check in IE - Undo  
OE - Read in Plain Text Only  
OE - Reset Compact Check Count to 0 - Undo  
Office XP Error 1706 - ProPlus.Msi Fix - O2K  
Old Style Search Engine On or Off  
Open Each Folder in New or Same Window  
Open My Computer - Double Pane or Single Pane  
Open TIF Images within Internet Explorer  
Open With Notepad for Files with No Extension  
Optimize Hard Drive When Idle - Undo  
Outlook - Minimize To System Tray  
Outlook Express - Reply At End