Win 7-10

Restart to Safe Mode (minimal or network):
bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
shutdown -r -t 0

Restore to normal boot:
bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

Make MSInstaller work in Safe Mode (change Minimal to Network if needed):
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer" /VE /T REG_SZ /F /D "Service"
net start msiserver

Verify and repair system files:
sfc /scannow

Create a symbolic link: mklink c:\link_name.txt c:\destination_file.txt mklink /d c:\link_name c:\destination_directory



Disable Annoying Balloon Tips & Messages:
under /HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced
add a DWORD value: "EnableBalloonTips" and set it to "0"

Set the caret's width:
under /HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ControlPanel/Desktop
add a Binary value: "CaretWidth" and set it to "06 00 00 00" or whatever size you like.

Hide Down Messenger to Final Silence:
under /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/OutlookExpress
add a DWORD value: "HideMessenger" and set it to "2"

Enable cmd autocompletion:
under /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/CommandProcessor
add a DWORD value: "CompletionChar" and set it to "9"

Modify login and system/net user name after first installation:
under /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion
modify the DWORD value "RegisteredOwner" to the desired user name


Enable display of more windows components in control panel:
edit \windows\inf\sysoc.inf and delete lines with "HIDE" attribute under tag [COMPONENTS].

Disable GODDAMED PAE, incompatible with a bunch of programs:
edit \boot.ini and add '/NOPAE /NoExecute=AlwaysOff' (without the "'") to the line which is the boot line of your system.

Disable Skype Supernode using this reg file

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