Windows tweaks

Windows tweaks

Tweaks for your Windows PC

(Works in Windows XP, Vista and 7)

1. Disable USB Devices:

Open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Type regedit and hit Enter).

In the registry, navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor

Double click on “START”, present on the right side.

In the “Value data” field, enter 4 and click on “OK”.

Close the Registry Editor and reboot.

2. Add “Recycle Bin” to My Computer in Windows 7 and Vista:

Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace

Right-click on “NameSpace” and select New -> Key. Name the key with the following name:
{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Now, open “My Computer” and hit F5 to refresh the screen.

This should show up the “Recycle Bin” icon.

3. Change the Registered Owner and Organization Name:

Open the Registry Editor and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

On the right-side pane, find the keys RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization. Double-click on them to change the names to whatever you want.

To see the changes, right-click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”.

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