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  1. nishantv2003

    nishantv2003 We Both Have a Mouse!!!

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    Got any nice Tweaks, post them here

    CDFS Tweaks

    Whats the one thing we hate most when copying something from CD, for me at least, is the speed in which the data is copied.

    After many months of research, I have found what I consider the best CDFS settings to have, and my DVD drive never copied so good ;)

    Here is the changes that must be made

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\CDFS

    Look for that registry key, if not there, we must create a new key, then add the following values

    CacheSize, this must be added as a binary value, then type in this value: ff ff 00 00

    Prefetch, this key must be added as a DWORD value, then type in this value: 4000 hex

    PrefetchTail, this key must be added as a DWORD value, then type in this value: 4000 hex

    After that tweaking, try copying something across from CD, and you will notice it does produce a speed boost, but it becomes apparent after a while of using this tweak, you may or may not see it at first.

    Let the ripping begin ;)
    sorce:flex
     
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    nishantv2003 We Both Have a Mouse!!!

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    Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons




    Start regedit.

    Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile

    Delete the IsShortcut registry value.



    You may need to restart Windows XP.
     
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    This is an unique technique for XP, which could improve the performance significantly by tweaking the prefetcher. Recommended hardware: PIII 800 or higher, 512M RAM or more.

    1. run "regedit";
    2. goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher];
    3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both ("3" is recommended).
    4. reboot.

    It will decrease the boot time but double and increase the performance of your XP. Try it!
     
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    No more low disk space messages

    go into registry with REGEDIT.EXE, go to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\
    and (if not already there) add DWORD (without quotes) "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks" and change the value to 1. Restart.
     
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    Get rid of the Recycle Bin

    - Are you fed up with the Recycle Bin?
    - You never restore deleted items, just empty the Recycle Bin at times?

    If yes, then first click the Recycle Bin icon with the 2nd mouse button, and at the "Global" tab, do the following:


    Then, copy and paste this to Notepad, and save as "Recycler_Off.reg" and merge it to the registry.

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    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000001


    Click once on the desktop, refresh (F5) and there is no more Recycle Bin!

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    To get the Recycle Bin back, merge this to registry (copy/paste to Notepad, save as "Recycler_on.reg"):
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    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu]
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
    "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}"=dword:00000000
     
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    Please mention the source, if i'm right, most has been taken from www.tweakxp.com ;)
     
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    allready told they r from "flex".lol
     
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    Sorry mate, didn't see that :)
     
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