Vista Registry Tweaks

Vista Registry Tweaks – Tips to Play With Windows Registry
Author: Arvind

The most important tool available for Vista registry tweaking is the Registry Editor (regedit.exe), which allows you to view and manually edit the contents of Windows Registry. The window of the Registry Editor is divided into two pans of which the left side contains a tree with keys that are represented as folders. The right side shows the values contained in currently selected specific key. There are several tweaks that you can perform using the Registry Editor. Among them, some of the important Vista registry tweaks are:

Appearance tweaks

  1. To remove the annoying ToolTips that appears whenever you mouse over something:
    • Open the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Run option of the Start Menu.
    • Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.
    • Set ShowInfoTip = dword:00000000
    • Exit from regedit and reboot your system
  2. To get rid of arrows present in shortcuts:
    • Open regedit and select HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > lnkfile
    • Rename isShortcut available in the right pan to AriochlsShortcut
    • Exit regedit and reboot your system
  3. To change the delay on menus:
    • Open regedit and select HKEY_ CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop
    • Set the value of MenuShowDelay to specify the time you need the menus to be popped up
    • Exit regedit and reboot your system

Security tweaks

To tweak the User Account Control (UAC):

  • Open regedit and select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies
  • Set the value of PromptOnSecureDesktop to 0, which disables the desktop security to provide easy UAC
  • Exit regedit and reboot your system

User Tweaks

To change the registered owner:

  • Open regedit and select HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion
  • Right click RegisteredOwner and select Modify
  • Enter the correct owner
  • Exit regedit and reboot your system.

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9 thoughts on “Vista Registry Tweaks

  1. Hi.. I’m Dharmit from Ahmedabad, India. I was reading an e-book on Windows Registry. Following the steps written in it, I’ve locked my registry. I had taken a backup prior to locking it. But when I double-clicked on it, I got a msg that “Registry edit has been disabled by Administrator”. can you please help me outta this?

  2. Great article with thorough walkthroughs. However, on appearance tweak #2, “inkfile” does not exist under my HKCR. Can you help me out?

  3. i was banned to log into a gamming website and it seems to me that they made some changes to my registry. Any way around this problem?

  4. my pc starts up very slow, which always drive me crazy, I want a program to solve my slow computer, several days ago my friend recommend me a software tuneup360, now I’m waiting for the result.

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