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Extract files from a MSI package

The Microsoft Installer (MSI) Package file is a compressed archive, which can be decompressed.

Configure the Task Scheduler Log

How to configure the location and size of the task scheduler log with all its events.

Configure drive letter for the CD-ROM Drive

Assign specific drive letters for removable drives.

Extend Folder Options to include your own tweaks

Folder Options can be extended to easily configure other settings in Windows.

Turn off the beeping from the PC Speaker

Disable the beep from the PC speaker when Windows performs an alert.

Retrieve a lost CD-Key from the registry

Where to find the cd-key for the current Windows install.

Configure Autorun for different drives using policies

How to configure autorun for the different drive types.

Customize the default registered identity

How to change the name and company registered as owner of the Windows installation.

Configure Mouse Acceleration

Mouse is accelerated when moved in a single movement to make the Windows nagivation easier.

Pro and cons for using multiple disk partitions

Describes the benefits and the costs of using multiple partitions.

Change path of where Windows looks for wallpapers

Change the default wallpaper folder used when changing the wallpaper in Windows.

Configure the My Computer security zone

Display the My Computer security zone along with the other security zones for configuration.

Configure the timeout used when stopping / starting services

Change how long time to wait before a service is considered not responding and should be shut down.

Configure the keyboard mapping using scancode map

How to use the scancode map to modify the keyboard layout and disable the Windows-key.

Change location of the print spooler directory

When printing a document, then the document is spooled into a temporary directory and then sent to the printer.

Configure Autorun for the CD-ROM drives

Configure whether to automatically launch application when inserting a CD or DVD disk.

Configure when to report low on disk space in the Event Log

Change the treshold of when to report that a disk is near its capacity.

Reload the registry by restarting Explorer.exe

How one can reload the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive without needing a restart.

Changing PS/2 mouse refresh rate

Improve the precision and smoothness of your ps/2 device by increasing the sample rate.

Using file compare to see changes made to the registry

How to see the registry changes of a certain action by using the file compare utility.

Modify the Windows registry with registry files

How to add and remove registry entries from the Windows registry using .reg files

Make screendump of the desktop using Print Screen

How to use the keyboard key "Print Screen" to make a screen dump.

Enable the middle mouse button

How to enable the 3rd mouse button, so it can be used in applications and games.

Change the color of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

How to change the color of the BSOD to make it easier to read or just for fun.