Before you tweak (introduction)
Tweaks listed below are simple modifications to the registry. Neither of
them will have any serious impact on your system's performance, but may make
life a lot easier for you.
To apply a tweak, download and save the linked
.reg file, and
double-click it from Explorer. This will enter the new information into the
registry. Note there's no uninstall available for these items.
.reg files are plain text files, you can edit them and see
what they do using a text editor like NotePad.
Windows NT Tweaks
No Watson. If an application crashes, a memory dump is created, and the system's
default debugger (default Dr. Watson) is run. This sets this option disabled, saving
a lot of time when an application crashes, and only runs the debugger on demand.
See more text files. This registers
.c files as text/plain files, so
you can directly view them from a browser window. Modify the file if you want more
Autocomplete. UNIX users have missed this feature from
the early days on: The ability to auto-complete a filename from the command line. While the
command line isn't a popular tool, it's a neccesary evil now and then. Applying this patch
allows you to use TAB to auto-complete a filename from an NT command prompt.
No hidden shares. Prevents the hidden shares ADMIN$ and C$
from being created automatically. Makes your workstation or server less vulnerable. Note
that remote administration will also be hindered by this tweak.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 tweaks
Increase maximum connections to 8. By default, IE opens max 4 connections
to HTTP and FTP servers. After this tweak, the number is increased to 8. This may increase your performance. In
some cases, performance actually drops. The tweak is very efficient for downloading lots of small files from
HTTP/1.0 servers using a relatively fast (LAN) connection.