Windows XP: Registry Tweaks - Part 4

So, now that you've created your tweaks.reg file and placed the “Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00” text at the beginning of it, let's start our journey into the optimization world, starting with the tweak I promised you. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000001 A serious change that you can make on your system is to disable the user's access to […]

So, now that you've created your tweaks.reg file and placed the “Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00” text at the beginning of it, let's start our journey into the optimization world, starting with the tweak I promised you.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000001

A serious change that you can make on your system is to disable the user's access to the Display Properties (from Control Panel, right-click on the desktop, etc). That's exactly what the tweak above does.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]
"NoDispCPL"=dword:00000000

As you might have already guessed, this tweak will once again allow to view your system's Display Properties window.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/Explorer]
"NoThemesTab"=dword:00000001

If you're not interested in removing access to the entire Display Properties window, but only to a few of its tabs, we'll naturally help you easily do this with minimum effort. For example, the two lines above will remove just the Themes tab from the Display Properties window. As I'm sure you've guessed it already, to re-enable the tab, just replace 1 with 0 in your tweaks.reg file (as I also did in the previous tweak), and run it again.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]
"NoDispBackgroundPage"=dword:00000001

Next in line is the Desktop tab, of course, so feel free to use the two lines above to activate this tweak. Also, you can replace 1 with 0 to deactivate it.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]
"NoDispScrSavPage"=dword:00000001

If you wish to make sure nobody will ever change your screensaver settings again, just use the tweak above to remove Screen Saver tab from Display Properties. Just like before, 0 instead of 1 will activate it again.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System]
"NoDispSettingsPage"=dword:00000001

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