CHAPTER 6

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Hacks, Tweaks, and Common Changes

No operating system has ever been as configurable as Microsoft Windows. From its very earliest days you could change all manner of facets in its look, feel, and operation, and many of these have been made possible by the Registry.

You’ll probably have your very own favorite Registry hacks and tweaks, which could do anything from modifying the look of the Windows User Interface (UI); to changing the operation of a feature, piece of software, or hardware device; or might even be a hack that modifies the underlying operation of Windows itself.

This chapter, then, is a grand compendium of our favorite hacks, ...

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