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Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 5:35:02 AM

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hello
i am a novice of computers, but i have found the beautiful "hives" of
regedit..great stuff and my mind racers with proberbilities..well i am a very
'lone' user with a small buget..i dont want flashy executive enhance media
and such...what i am trying to ask is
1. can i "completly redecorate my computer" with regedit
2. with all the non-essential window programs removed can i redirect all the
value gained in boosting security, and creating self written programs
3. i see, if i can remove all unwanted windows operations i can make the
computers security talk to other comonants more quickly as i see that
communication of security is a key factor in assuring unwanted items
has anyone got any ideas about this
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maceman thanx you

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Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 8:23:51 AM

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"maceman" <maceman68@msn.com (donotspam)> wrote in message
news:3359D4A0-B377-42C2-BE11-801496579E65@microsoft.com
> hello
> i am a novice of computers, but i have found the beautiful "hives" of
> regedit..great stuff and my mind racers with proberbilities..well i am a
> very
> 'lone' user with a small buget..i dont want flashy executive enhance media
> and such...what i am trying to ask is
> 1. can i "completly redecorate my computer" with regedit
> 2. with all the non-essential window programs removed can i redirect all
> the
> value gained in boosting security, and creating self written programs
> 3. i see, if i can remove all unwanted windows operations i can make the
> computers security talk to other comonants more quickly as i see that
> communication of security is a key factor in assuring unwanted items
> has anyone got any ideas about this

If you are a novice at computers, leave regedit alone. You can easily make
your machine not boot. Just follow instructions when they are given.

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Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 9:17:11 AM

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maceman wrote:
> i am a novice of computers, but i have found the beautiful "hives" of
> regedit..great stuff and my mind racers with proberbilities..well i
> am a very 'lone' user with a small buget..i dont want flashy
> executive enhance media and such...what i am trying to ask is
> 1. can i "completly redecorate my computer" with regedit
> 2. with all the non-essential window programs removed can i redirect
> all the value gained in boosting security, and creating self written
> programs
> 3. i see, if i can remove all unwanted windows operations i can make
> the computers security talk to other comonants more quickly as i see
> that communication of security is a key factor in assuring unwanted
> items
> has anyone got any ideas about this

www.google.com

And.... be careful out there..

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April 5, 2005 1:03:57 PM

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"maceman" <maceman68@msn.com (donotspam)> wrote in message
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> has anyone got any ideas about this

Stay off the weed man
Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 4:53:51 PM

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You don't want to use regedit for this, especially being a novice. There
are a lot of dependencies in Windows and you have no way of knowing what you
might do that would render the system unbootable or at least unusable.

If you mean by "redecorate" your computer you wish to change it's
appearance, this can and should be done at system level. You can either go
to System in Control Panel, go to the Advanced tab, click the Settings
button under Performance and selectively turn off various elements or turn
off all of the XP eye candy by simply select "Adjust for best performance"
and clicking apply. That selection will give you pretty much the appearance
of Windows 9x.

Conversely, you to Control Panel, select Display, go to the Appearance tab
and change various elements as you desire. Also, while I don't recommend
them because they often cause conflicts and other problems with XP, you
could check into third party theme packages for XP. You can probably find
many such themes searching Google for XP Themes.

If your second comment relates to the first in that you are talking about
removing various Windows components using reedit, that is not advisable
either for the same reason as above. Just use Add/Remove Programs in
Control Panel and the Add/Remove Windows Components option.

As to redirecting the value gained in boosting security, very few of the
components of XP that you could remove offer any value with regard to
security. Security is achieved by using an antivirus program and keeping it
up to date, using a firewall and both of those can be augmented by
connecting to the Internet using a router.

If you are a novice, I'm really not sure what you mean by creating
self-written programs and you don't use the registry for that anyway. A
number of people do create their own programs but they are familiar with one
or more of the various programming languages as well as the requirements for
such applications to work with XP.

As to number 3, see above. You don't achieve security in the manner which
you describe especially when you don't know what you are doing and/or how it
might effect the overall operation of the system. Security is best achieved
using a combination of XP's newer security features along with the items I
described above.

Since you know about these groups, I give you fair warning, if you make the
alterations you describe and get into trouble, there is nothing we would be
able to do to help beyond recommend you format the drive on which XP is
installed and start over, costing you any unbacked up data you have stored
on that drive as well as all the work you've done to customize the setup.

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"maceman" <maceman68@msn.com (donotspam)> wrote in message
news:3359D4A0-B377-42C2-BE11-801496579E65@microsoft.com...
> hello
> i am a novice of computers, but i have found the beautiful "hives" of
> regedit..great stuff and my mind racers with proberbilities..well i am a
> very
> 'lone' user with a small buget..i dont want flashy executive enhance media
> and such...what i am trying to ask is
> 1. can i "completly redecorate my computer" with regedit
> 2. with all the non-essential window programs removed can i redirect all
> the
> value gained in boosting security, and creating self written programs
> 3. i see, if i can remove all unwanted windows operations i can make the
> computers security talk to other comonants more quickly as i see that
> communication of security is a key factor in assuring unwanted items
> has anyone got any ideas about this
> --
> maceman thanx you
Anonymous
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April 5, 2005 5:53:09 PM

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In news:3359D4A0-B377-42C2-BE11-801496579E65@microsoft.com,
maceman <maceman68@msn.com (donotspam)> typed:

> hello
> i am a novice of computers, but i have found the beautiful
> "hives" of
> regedit..great stuff and my mind racers with
> proberbilities..well i
> am a very 'lone' user with a small buget..i dont want flashy
> executive enhance media and such...what i am trying to ask is

> 1. can i "completly redecorate my computer" with regedit


Since you are a self-proclaimed novice, I think doing as you
suggest would be looking for trouble in the extreme. Regedit can
be a useful tool, but it's also an extremely dangerous one. You
can easily screw up the entire operating system and make Windows
impossible to boot.


> 2. with all the non-essential window programs removed can i
> redirect
> all the value gained in boosting security, and creating self
> written
> programs


Even ignoring the danger involved, you are likely to spend much
more time in your quest to remove non-essentials than you would
save by doing so.


> 3. i see, if i can remove all unwanted windows operations i can
> make
> the computers security talk to other comonants more quickly as
> i see
> that communication of security is a key factor in assuring
> unwanted
> items
> has anyone got any ideas about this


I think you're looking for trouble. Leave well-enough alone.

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