9 Windows 7 Registry Tweaks to customize your computer
With Windows 7 Registry Tweaks, you can customize your computer according to your preferences. The Windows 7 Registry is a repository of various computer software and hardware settings. Some of these settings cannot be changed through the options provided in the operating system. You will have to change values of specific parameters in the Windows 7 Registry.
In an article published on PCWorld, David Murphy describes 9 Windows 7 Registry tweaks that you can try on your computer. As a precautionary measure, you should first back up the Registry by following the steps given here.
How to back up the Windows 7 Registry
- Open the ‘Start’ menu and in the search box, type ‘regedit’.
- Click ‘regedit’ in the results that are displayed. This will open the Windows 7 Registry Editor.
- Click on ‘File’ and then click on ‘Export’ in the drop-down menu.
- Name the registry file which you are exporting.
- Click the ‘Save’ button to save the Registry file.
A Windows 7 Registry tweak to disable Windows Update’s auto restart
One of the 9 Windows 7 Registry teaks mentioned by David is to disable Windows Update’s automatic restart feature. After Windows updates are downloaded, the computer restarts automatically. This can be annoying if you are working on something important on your PC and it restarts. Just follow the steps given by David to disable auto restart by Windows Update.
More Windows 7 Registry Tweaks
Other Windows 7 Registry tweaks described by David are to add Copy or Move menus to Windows Explorer, Disable Aero Snap, customize thumbnail preview in the taskbar, change the user name in Windows, hide unused Control Panel items, etc.
So, check out the Windows 7 Registry tweaks to customize your computer.