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Windows 7 Customization Guide

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    Security - Performance - Optimalization - Personalization - Tweaking

    Windows 7 Customization Guide

    Windows is a closed source operation system, which means that the flexibility is limited compared to any open source operating systems like Ubuntu.
    Since Windows is the #1 on the market, many people feel the urge to customize their system to their feeling so they can feel more comfortable working within their digital environment, even though the options are very limited.
    For your interest, many useful customizations have been recorded in this document to make them accessible for every user of Windows.
    This guide mainly focuses on various practical customizations which are not visible from the surface, it also contains some tips and resources.
    To guarantee the functionality of your operating system for now and in the future, inoffical system invasive programs are not being referred to nor recommended.


    Windows a mess? Consider a reinstallation before you attempt any modifications.

    Commands available in this guide can be entered in the Run dialog (Windows Key + R) or the Command Processor (Run > cmd)

    To maintain the readability, technical information is somewhat limited. Questions can be posted on the forums.


    Contents:

    - Basics
    - Security
    - Customize
    - Miscellaneous
    - Tips
    - Extra

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    EXTRA


    Special folder Creation
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    Use the following format to create a special folder: MyFolder.{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}

    {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} Libraries
    {1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43} Fusion Cache
    {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} Network
    {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} Computer
    {22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99} Recent Places
    {323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E} Favorites
    {4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b} Public Folder
    {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} User Folder
    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} Recycle Bin
    {85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D} Briefcase
    {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93} HomeGroup
    {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534} Fonts
    {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153} Administrative Tools

    {00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33} Default Location
    {0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428} Biometric Devices
    {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D} Power Options
    {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} Notification Area Icons
    {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} Credential Manager
    {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} Default Programs
    {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B} RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
    {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8} Windows Update
    {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423} Windows Firewall
    {58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A} Speech Recognition
    {60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619} User Accounts
    {67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57} HomeGroup
    {78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC} Performance Information and Tools
    {7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5} Programs and Features
    {8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D} Network and Sharing Center
    {93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD} Font Settings
    {96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B} Parental Controls
    {9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915} AutoPlay
    {9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF} Sync Center
    {9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861} Recovery
    {A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A} Devices and Printers
    {B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD} Backup and Restore
    {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} System
    {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6} Action Center
    {C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A} Display
    {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651} Troubleshooting
    {D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A} Ease of Access Center
    {D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91} BitLocker Drive Encryption
    {E7DE9B1A-7533-4556-9484-B26FB486475E} Network Map
    {E95A4861-D57A-4be1-AD0F-35267E261739} Windows SideShow
    {E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B} Location and Other Sensors
    {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} Personalization
    {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4} Install New Programs
    {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} Manage Wireless Networks
    {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} Printers
    {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C} Bluetooth Devices
    {289978AC-A101-4341-A817-21EBA7FD046D} Sync Center Conflict Folder
    {2E9E59C0-B437-4981-A647-9C34B9B90891} Sync Setup Folder
    {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} Network Connections
    {71D99464-3B6B-475C-B241-E15883207529} Sync Results Folder
    {863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60} Remote Printers
    {992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48} Network Connections
    {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52} Games Explorer
    {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} All Tasks
    {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} Computers and Devices


    Shortcut to component Creation
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    Target: explorer shell:::{XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX}

    {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1} Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
    {37efd44d-ef8d-41b1-940d-96973a50e9e0} Desktop Gadgets
    {40419485-C444-4567-851A-2DD7BFA1684D} Phone and Modem
    {450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103} My Documents
    {5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468} Windows Mobility Center
    {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0} Region and Language
    {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50} Mouse
    {6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF} Folder Options
    {725BE8F7-668E-4C7B-8F90-46BDB0936430} Keyboard
    {74246bfc-4c96-11d0-abef-0020af6b0b7a} Device Manager
    {78CB147A-98EA-4AA6-B0DF-C8681F69341C} Windows CardSpace
    {80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E} Tablet PC Settings
    {87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7} Indexing Options
    {A0275511-0E86-4ECA-97C2-ECD8F1221D08} Infrared
    {A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE} Internet Options
    {B2C761C6-29BC-4f19-9251-E6195265BAF1} Color Management
    {BE122A0E-4503-11DA-8BDE-F66BAD1E3F3A} Windows Anytime Upgrade
    {CB1B7F8C-C50A-4176-B604-9E24DEE8D4D1} Getting Started
    {D17D1D6D-CC3F-4815-8FE3-607E7D5D10B3} Text to Speech
    {D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A} Windows Defender
    {E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480} Date and Time
    {F2DDFC82-8F12-4CDD-B7DC-D4FE1425AA4D} Sound
    {F82DF8F7-8B9F-442E-A48C-818EA735FF9B} Pen and Touch
    {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} All Control Panel Items
    {2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} Search
    {2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} Help and Support
    {2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} Run
    {2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} Set Program Access and Defaults
    {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683} Control Panel
    {3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257} Show Desktop
    {3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257} Window Switcher
    {38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B} View Available Networks
    {3f6bc534-dfa1-4ab4-ae54-ef25a74e0107} System Restore
    {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} Control Panel command object for Start menu and desktop
    {67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b} Windows Features
    {7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153} User Accounts
    {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} Internet Explorer
    {D17D1D6D-CC3F-4815-8FE3-607E7D5D10B3} Text to Speech
    {D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86} Add Network Place
    {E44E5D18-0652-4508-A4E2-8A090067BCB0} Default Programs command object for Start menu
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    Ha! Was wondering who would dare ...had to be you!

    If you knew how many times I've said-and most likely will say in the future...:
    "Windows a mess? Consider a reinstallation before you attempt any modifications."


    Goed gedaan jongen :mrgreen:
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    Hey Secu, fix the rainbow colours into black text so it's readable.

    It looks like a gäy parade at the moment...
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    I thought the colour usage was pretty good actually...
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    AAHH I HATE vB!
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    If only there was something else..something better.....;)
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    <RANT>It would be even better if if it was black.

    I hate coloured text, I hope you all have perfect sight when you all get older. As soon as your eyes **** up you will not be able to read some of the text either. </RANT> :mad:
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    Rainbows <3 I didn't know you were so dull, Arctos.

    EDIT: I like how I made my signature multi-colored an hour before reading that post lol

    :party​
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    Thanks for Special folder Creation very nice info..............
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    Maybe its nice for those prefering simplification, but post 789139 contains all 98 shell objects.
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