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decrapping_windows_xp [2008/12/17 20:20]
tkbletsc
decrapping_windows_xp [2010/01/07 06:38] (current)
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 ====== not being tracked ====== ====== not being tracked ======
-Even if you copy is legal, there'​s no reason to let Windows phone home every time you want to use your computer. ​ Keep your ethernet unplugged until you've installed Tiny Personal Firewall or equivalent! ​ Block anything that starts with "​wga"​.+Even if your copy is legal, there'​s no reason to let Windows phone home every time you want to use your computer. ​ Keep your ethernet unplugged until you've installed Tiny Personal Firewall or equivalent! ​ Block anything that starts with "​wga"​.
  
 ====== decrapping windows xp ====== ====== decrapping windows xp ======
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 ===== control panel - mouse (maybe) ===== ===== control panel - mouse (maybe) =====
   * pointer scheme -> 3d bronze (or manually switch just the animated hourglasses)   * pointer scheme -> 3d bronze (or manually switch just the animated hourglasses)
 +
 +===== Disable Recent Document History =====
 +
 +  * Start | Run | gpedit.msc
 +  * User Configuration | Administrative Template | Start Menu and Task Bar
 +  * "Do not keep history of recently opened documents"​ -> Enable.
  
 ===== disable autoplay ===== ===== disable autoplay =====
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 ([[http://​windizupdate.com|Windiz Update]] is no longer maintained) ([[http://​windizupdate.com|Windiz Update]] is no longer maintained)
 +
 +If you decide to use automatic updates, you should lengthen (or eliminate) the "​restart reminder"​ interval, which defaults to a mind-searingly frustrating 10 minutes.  ​
 +
 +  * Run "​gpedit.msc"​
 +  * Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
 +  * Either enable "No auto-restart for schedule Automatic Updates installations"​ to turn off the nags, or set "​Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations"​ to a larger interval (e.g. 1440 minutes = 24 hours).
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 +(instructions [[http://​www.codinghorror.com/​blog/​archives/​000294.html|from here]])
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