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A Ton Of Options For Tweaking Vista

There are a few things you can do to make Windows Vista do your bidding.

First off is Vispa, an executable (just run it, no need to install anything) that does a lot of popular registry tweaks for you, just check which one you want. Among the things it can do:

  • Disable Compressed Folders
  • Disable Windows Script Host
  • Disable Remote Assistance
  • Disable prefetch
  • Delete Pagefile at shutdown
  • Disable showing last user
  • Disable User Account Control
  • Disable Error Reporting
  • Disable Automatic Windows Updates
  • Disable Windows Defender
  • Disable Time Synchronization
  • Disable Scheduled Tasks Service
  • Disable RPC Locator
  • Disable Firewall
  • Disable Automatic Internet Explorer Updates
  • Increase Maximum Connections for IE
  • Open Pop-ups in new tabs
  • Delete Temporary files on Exit
  • Disable MSN Search
  • Disable Windows Live Search
  • Disable ActiveX
  • Disable JavaScript
  • Disable Phishing Filter
  • Disable Home Page
  • Disable Prompt for Default Browser
  • Disable Information Bar Alert
  • Disable Automatic License Acquisition for Windows Media Player
  • Disable Automatic Usage Rights Download
  • Don’t add Media to Library
  • Disable Metadata Retrieval
  • Disable Usage Tracking
  • Don’t Send Player ID To Content Providers
  • Disable Automatic Codec Downloads
  • Import music as MP3
  • Disable DRM for imported music
  • Disable Diskspace Warning
  • Integrate Notepad into Shell
  • Disable AutoRun
  • Disable Desktop Cleanup Wizard
  • Disable Task Grouping
  • Use Classic Start Menu
  • Use Classic Logon Window
  • Show hidden files and folders
  • Show all file extensions
  • Disable thumbnail caching
  • Disable Start/Exit sounds
  • Use Windows Classic Theme

Plus it deletes all sorts of system shortcuts, and about twice as many things I didn’t list. Check it out here or just download it from Google Code.
(via CyberNetNews > Download Squad > jkOnTheRun)

Also, if you wish Alt-Tab in Vista took up more of your screen and showed bigger thumbnails, you can run a Registry tweak linked to by CyberNetNews. It’s not a perfect tweak, but it enables you to open the Registry and mess with the value of MaxThumbSizePx until it’s perfect (for me, 150 was just right).
(via Download Squad)

June 21st, 2007 Posted by | General, Vista, Windows | no comments

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