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Win 8 tweak application?

  1. #1

    Posts : 33
    Windows 8

    Win 8 tweak application?

    Is their anything to enable Take Ownership and other registry tweaks like that?

    I remember a .bat or .exe file that would apply some multiple registry tweaks at once for Windows 7.
    Anything like that for WIndows 8?

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3

    Posts : 33
    Windows 8

    Thanks for that
    I asked if any .bat/.exe files had been made to change multiple registry"s at once.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro

    I strongly advise against ever using TakeOwn ,, there are not many, in fact almost no reason to have need to use it.
    Taking ownership of the wrong thing will break windows.

    Anyway, that's really up to the individual, I still do not recommend it...

    However, here is the one that I use for Windows 8.
    Should work on Win7 also, haven't tested it though....

    Just copy and paste this to notepad
    Save as anything.reg (ie Install All.reg) or whatever.reg...
    Double click to run it

    This adds the cascading menu for Power options to right click
    Open Command Window Here (Administrator) for folders right click
    Move To/Copy To context
    And Clear Clipboard
    And Open with Notepad
    I do not add TakeOwn for obvious reasons

    All of this was pulled from the tutorials here, or other places and modified slightly by me.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    @="shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f"
    @="shutdown.exe -r -t 00 -f"
    @="Lock Computer"
    @="rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation"
    @="Log Off"
    @="shutdown.exe -L"
    @="shutdown.exe -A"
    @="Switch User"
    @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep"
    @="Shutdown -h"
    @="Shut Down (Hybrid)"
    @="Shutdown -s -f -t 00 -hybrid"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Clear Clipboard]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Clear Clipboard\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c \"echo off | clip\""
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\Clear Clipboard]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\Clear Clipboard\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c \"echo off | clip\""
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Clear Clipboard]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Clear Clipboard\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c \"echo off | clip\""
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shell\Clear Clipboard]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shell\Clear Clipboard\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c \"echo off | clip\""
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad\command]
    @="notepad.exe %1"
    Thanks topguncp, should have bolded those.

    a further example on what topguncp posted below

    to remove notepad stuff ....
    Edit like this in notepad and save as uninstall.reg or whatever you want and double click to run...

    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad]
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Notepad\command]
    Last edited by Tepid; 10 Mar 2013 at 12:08.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 33
    Windows 8

    Yes thanks that will do.
    Also you are correct,take ownership is pointless in Windows 8 now that I think about it.
    In Windows 7 I used it to modify/replace system files,but that was mostly for the start menu/orb.

    So just copy this and save as .bat in notepad?just to clarify.
    Or are these just instructions?
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  6. #6

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    So just copy this and save as .bat in notepad?just to clarify.
    Or are these just instructions?
    Those are registry keys. Copy and paste into notepad and save it as .reg e.g myfile.reg. Just double click this file to merge into registry. After merging into registry, you'll have these options available with the right mouse click.

    To remove them from registry, just make a copy of myfile.reg, call it undo_myfile.reg, edit with notepad and place a "-" after every "[" and save it
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