Vista Registry Tweaks

Here are the registry tweaks that I found extremely useful.

To Remove the Annoying ToolTips From Showing When You Mouse Over Something
1. Click the Start Menu, on the run field type “regedit”
2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced
3. set “ShowInfoTip”=dword:00000000
4. exit regedit and reboot

Start Windows Explorer at a C:\ Drive Instead of Documents
1. create a shortcut to Explorer.exe on your desktop
2. right click on the shortcut and choose ‘Properties’ and click on the ‘Shortcut’ tab
3. you will see the default ‘%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe’ in the ‘Target:’ field
4. change the value to: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe /n, /e, c:\
5. click OK and exit

Get Rid of the Arrows on Shortcuts
1. Click the Start Menu, on the run field type “regedit”b) HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > lnkfile
2. rename ‘IsShortcut’ to ‘AriochIsShortcut’ in the right pane
3. exit regedit and reboot

Disable User Access Protection (UAP)
1. while logged in with admin rights
2. press the key combo Win+R (the “Run command” box comes up)
3. run “msconfig”
4. go to the “Tools” tab
5. scroll down to “disable UAP” and click the “launch” button below
6. it will execute a command & leave behind a CMD window, exit that, reboot Vista

Enabling Additional Avalon Effects
Once you have Aero turned on, you can enable additional transition effects. Follow the steps below to add some additional desktop and explorer effects:
1. Click the Start Menu, on the run field type “regedit”
2. HKEY_Local_Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer
3. create a new DWORD and call it MILDesktop.
4. set the value of MILDesktop to 1
5. create a new DWORD and call it MILExplorer
6. set the value of MILExplorer to 1
7. exit regedit and reboot

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