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[winxp] GUIDE: Making your windows folder smaller!

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squallzell    0

Nice guide now my Computer is much faster =)

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srb    0
c:\windows\help\

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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Bold_Fortune    0

Sometimes people experience a problem which I don't after removing files. The post usually starts sometime like this: "Bold, you stupid moron! I followed your guide, and now this and that don't work! I followed your instructions to-the-letter, and I was very careful not to delete any wrong files...so, bite me!"

Well, that might be a little exaggerated, but I sometimes do take the heat. I can understand that. It can be frustrating when things stop working.

Sometimes though, no matter how careful we are, we can miss something or other.

Maybe this can help. Here is a complete list of every file I have remaining in my system32 folder. Maybe matching them to what you have remaining will help you pinpoint a problem. (Maybe not, but it's worth a shot.)

Open your system32 folder and select View, then Details. Then side-by-side you can more easily go down the list.

If you see a file or two missing, check in 380 Files I Do Not Delete for possible definitions of the files to help you better understand them. (It's actually 388 Files since the new Windows Update software.)

http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=413

(Note: Some files I have may be related to certain programs I have installed that you may not.)

acctres.dll

acelpdec.ax

aclui.dll

activeds.dll

actxprxy.dll

adsldpc.dll

advapi32.dll

advpack.dll

appwiz.cpl

asycfilt.dll

atl.dll

audiosrv.dll

authz.dll

autochk.exe

avicap32.dll

avifil32.dll

basesrv.dll

batmeter.dll

bootvid.dll

browselc.dll

browseui.dll

BuzzingBee.wav

c_1250.nls

c_1251.nls

c_1252.nls

c_1253.nls

c_1254.nls

c_1255.nls

c_1256.nls

c_1257.nls

c_28591.nls

c_437.nls

c_932.nls

c_936.nls

c_949.nls

c_950.nls

cabinet.dll

cabview.dll

cards.dll

cdm.dll

certcli.dll

cfgmgr32.dll

chkdsk.exe

clb.dll

cmd.exe

comctl32.dll

comdlg32.dll

corpol.dll

credui.dll

crtdll.dll

crypt32.dll

cryptdll.dll

cryptsvc.dll

cryptui.dll

csrsrv.dll

csrss.exe

ctype.nls

d3d8thk.dll

d3d9.dll

d3dim700.dll

dciman32.dll

ddraw.dll

ddrawex.dll

desk.cpl

deskadp.dll

deskmon.dll

deskperf.dll

devenum.dll

devmgmt.msc

devmgr.dll

dhcpcsvc.dll

dispex.dll

DivX.dll

DivXAF.ax

divxdec.ax

dmocx.dll

dnsapi.dll

docprop.dll

docprop2.dll

DolbyHph.dll

dpcdll.dll

dskquota.dll

dskquoui.dll

dsound.dll

dssenh.dll

duser.dll

dxtmsft.dll

dxtrans.dll

els.dll

eraser.dll

esent.dll

eventlog.dll

eventvwr.exe

eventvwr.msc

filemgmt.dll

fmifs.dll

FNTCACHE.DAT

fontext.dll

fontview.exe

framebuf.dll

framedyn.dll

gdi32.dll

glu32.dll

grpconv.exe

GWFSPidGen.dll

hal.dll

hccoin.dll

hdwwiz.cpl

hhctrl.ocx

hid.dll

html.iec

I263_32.DRV

iac25_32.ax

iepeers.dll

ifsutil.dll

imaadp32.acm

imagehlp.dll

imapi.exe

IMC32.ACM

imgutil.dll

imm32.dll

inetcomm.dll

inetcpl.cpl

inetcplc.dll

inetres.dll

iphlpapi.dll

itss.dll

iuengine.dll

jscript.dll

kbdus.dll

kdcom.dll

kernel32.dll

ksproxy.ax

ksuser.dll

l_intl.nls

l3codeca.acm

l3codecx.ax

LegitCheckControl.DLL

licdll.dll

license.955200

locale.nls

logonui.exe

LoopyMusic.wav

lsasrv.dll

lsass.exe

lz32.dll

main.cpl

mapi32.dll

mapistub.dll

mcicda.dll

mciseq.dll

mfc42.dll

mfc42u.dll

mlang.dll

mmc.exe

mmcbase.dll

mmcndmgr.dll

mmsys.cpl

mpg4dmod.dll

mpnotify.exe

mpr.dll

mprapi.dll

msacm32.dll

msacm32.drv

msadp32.acm

msasn1.dll

msaud32.acm

MSCOMCTL.OCX

msconfig.exe

msdmo.dll

msftedit.dll

msg711.acm

msg723.acm

msgina.dll

msgsm32.acm

mshtml.dll

mshtml.tlb

mshtmled.dll

mshtmler.dll

msi.dll

msident.dll

msidle.dll

msidntld.dll

msiexec.exe

msihnd.dll

msimg32.dll

MSINET.OCX

msisip.dll

msls31.dll

msoeacct.dll

msoert2.dll

mspaint.exe

mspatcha.dll

msports.dll

msprivs.dll

MSSTDFMT.DLL

mstask.dll

mstinit.exe

msv1_0.dll

msvbvm60.dll

msvcp60.dll

msvcrt.dll

msvfw32.dll

MSWMDM.dll

mswsock.dll

msxml3.dll

msxml3a.dll

msxml3r.dll

muweb.dll

mydocs.dll

ncobjapi.dll

nddeapi.dll

NeroCheck.exe

netapi32.dll

netcfgx.dll

netevent.dll

netid.dll

netman.dll

netmsg.dll

netshell.dll

newdev.dll

notepad.exe

ntdll.dll

ntdsapi.dll

ntmarta.dll

ntoskrnl.exe

nv4_disp.dll

nvapps.xml

nvcod.dll

nvcpl.dll

nvdisp.nvu

nvshell.dll

nvudisp.exe

occache.dll

odbc32.dll

odbcint.dll

ole32.dll

oleacc.dll

oleaccrc.dll

oleaut32.dll

oledlg.dll

olepro32.dll

olethk32.dll

opengl32.dll

PDBoot.exe

pidgen.dll

pngfilt.dll

powercfg.cpl

powrprof.dll

profmap.dll

psapi.dll

qdvd.dll

qmgr.dll

quartz.dll

rasapi32.dll

rasdlg.dll

rasman.dll

regapi.dll

regsvr32.exe

riched20.dll

riched32.dll

rpcrt4.dll

rpcss.dll

rsaenh.dll

rshx32.dll

RtlCPAPI.dll

rtutils.dll

rundll32.exe

runonce.exe

samlib.dll

samsrv.dll

scesrv.dll

schannel.dll

schedsvc.dll

secur32.dll

sendmail.dll

services.exe

services.msc

setupapi.dll

setupnt.dll

sfc.dll

sfc_os.dll

sfcfiles.dll

shdoclc.dll

shdocvw.dll

shell32.dll

shfolder.dll

shgina.dll

shimgvw.dll

shlwapi.dll

shmedia.dll

shsvcs.dll

shutdown.exe

sl_anet.acm

smss.exe

snapapi.dll

sndrec32.exe

sndvol32.exe

sol.exe

sortkey.nls

sorttbls.nls

stdole2.tlb

stdole32.tlb

storprop.dll

streamci.dll

svchost.exe

sxs.dll

sysdm.cpl

syssetup.dll

tapi32.dll

taskmgr.exe

themeui.dll

timedate.cpl

tsd32.dll

tssoft32.acm

twext.dll

ulib.dll

umpnpmgr.dll

unicode.nls

untfs.dll

urlmon.dll

usbui.dll

user32.dll

userenv.dll

userinit.exe

usp10.dll

uxtheme.dll

vbscript.dll

vdmdbg.dll

version.dll

vssapi.dll

w32time.dll

watchdog.sys

wdmaud.drv

webcheck.dll

win32k.sys

winhttp.dll

wininet.dll

winlogon.exe

winmm.dll

winscard.dll

winspool.drv

winsrv.dll

winsta.dll

wintrust.dll

winver.exe

wldap32.dll

wlnotify.dll

wmadmod.dll

wmadmoe.dll

wmasf.dll

WMDMPS.dll

wmi.dll

wmnetmgr.dll

wmp.dll

wmploc.dll

wmpshell.dll

wmspdmoe.dll

wmvcore.dll

wmvdmod.dll

wow32.dll

wpa.dbl

ws2_32.dll

ws2help.dll

wshtcpip.dll

wsock32.dll

wtsapi32.dll

wuapi.dll

wuauclt.exe

wuauclt1.exe

wuaucpl.cpl

wuaueng.dll

wuaueng1.dll

wuauserv.dll

wucltui.dll

wupdmgr.exe

wups.dll

wups2.dll

wuweb.dll

wzcsapi.dll

wzcsvc.dll

xpsp1res.dll

xpsp2res.dll

xpsp3res.dll

xvid.ax

xvidcore.dll

xvidvfw.dll

zipfldr.dll

388 file(s)

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Bold_Fortune    0

I normally do not use any registry cleaners, or UNRegister any DLL and OCX files, for a very long time after I have Slimmed Down my installation. I want to be certain everything is aok, first.

Many files are interconnected...even in the registry. You could unregister a certain file that you don't need, but unregistering it could inadvertently remove registry entries still needed by other files that you keep.

Take my favorite (or, at least the most interesting) OCX file....

daxctle.ocx.....(Microsoft MMCtls).

This one OCX File is attached to 11,741 registry Keys and 12,864 Values under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface...and every one of them will be removed by UNRegistering it.

11,741 registry Keys and 12,864 Values That's a lot. ...No, that's really really a lot. And those numbers show up after I have run my registry cleaners. I have seen it associated with as many as 13,583 Registry Keys! before any registry cleaner was used.

It's not so much that I need the file, I don't, but I suspect unregistering it removes some entries that belong additionally to other files I do need.

I don't unregister these files I delete in PART 9: Assorted Features & Miscellaneous

http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=233

Under I delete these DirectX files:

daxctle.ocx.....(Microsoft MMCtls). DO NOT UNRegister daxctle.ocx This one OCX File is attached to 11,741 registry Keys and 12,864 Values under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface...and every one of them will be removed by UNRegistering it. I can delete it, no problem. But UNRegister it, and WMP10 will not play...anything.

Under Internet Explorer Files I Delete

initpki.dll.....(Microsoft Trust Installation and Setup). Contains functions that support encryption. DO NOT UNRegister initpki.dll I experience a few problems with Internet Explorer displaying certain items on web pages and entering certain sites should I UNRegister this file. However, I can delete with no such problems as long as I do not UNRegister it.

softpub.dll.....(Softpub Forwarder DLL). Contains functions that support encryption. DO NOT UNRegister softpub.dll I experience a few problems with Internet Explorer displaying certain items on web pages and entering certain sites should I UNRegister this file. However, I can delete with no such problems as long as I do not UNRegister it.

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Bold_Fortune    0

Lately some of the members on my site have been really getting into cleaning up their registries. Which prompted me to create this reg file.

I woke up at 2am this morning, and I worked on this project for a solid 8 hours. (Man, I really need a life.)

This reg file removes all registry entries for the drivers I delete in PART 8.

http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=235

A good registry cleaner will remove some invalid driver entries once you've deleted drivers...usually under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services. But sometimes driver entries go deeper than that, and I've never seen a registry cleaner that can ferret them all out...if I had, this reg file would not have been necessary for me to make.

I placed all the drivers in alphabetical order for you. That way, if you spot some drivers I remove that you don't, it should be simple and easy for you to single them out and remove their entries from my reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;acpiec.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\acpiec.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\acpiec]

;amdk6.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\amdk6.sys]

;ALCXWDM.SYS
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ALCXWDM]

;asyncmac.SYS
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AsyncMac]

;atmarpc.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atmarpc]

;BattC.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BattC]

;cinemst2.sys
;
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\cinemst2.sys]

;crusoe.sys
;
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\crusoe.sys]

;dmboot.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmboot]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\dmboot]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\dmboot.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\dmboot.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\dmboot.sys]

;dmio.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmio]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\dmio]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\dmio.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\dmio.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\dmio.sys]

;dmload.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmload]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\dmload.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\dmload.sys]

fdc.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fdc]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\fdc]

;flpydisk.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Flpydisk]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\flpydisk]

;FltMgr.sys

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FltMgr]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\FltMgr]

;fsvga.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\fsvga.sys]

;GM.DLS
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectMusic]

;HSFBS2S2.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HSFHWBS2]

;HSFCXTS2.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\winachsf]

;HSFDPSP2.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HSF_DP]

;http.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTP]

;ip6fw.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ip6Fw]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\ip6fw.sys]

;ipfltdrv.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpFilterDriver]

;ipinip.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpInIp]

;ipnat.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpNat]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\ipnat.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\ipnat.sys]

;irenum.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IRENUM]

;mdmxsdk.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mdmxsdk]

;modem.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\Modem]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WBEM\WDM]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\modem.sys]

;msgpc.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Gpc]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Gpc]

;MSKSSRV.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSKSSRV]

;MSPCLOCK.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSPCLOCK]

;MSPQM.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSPQM]

;ndistapi.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisTapi]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NdisTapi]

;ndisuio.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndisuio]

;ndiswan.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisWan]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NdisWan]

;nic1394.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\nic1394.sys]

;nwlnkflt.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NwlnkFlt]

;nwlnkfwd.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NwlnkFwd]

;p3.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\p3.sys]

;parport.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Parport]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\Parport]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\parport.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\parport]

;pcmcia.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\pcmcia]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\pcmcia.sys]

;processr.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\processr.sys]

;ptilink.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ptilink]

;rasacd.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAcd]

;rasl2tp.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rasl2tp]

;raspppoe.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasPppoe]

;raspti.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Raspti]

;rdpcdd.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDPCDD]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\rdpcdd.sys]

;rdpwd.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDPWD]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\rdpwd.sys]

;rndismp.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\rndismp.sys]

;scsiport.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\scsiport.sys]

;secdrv.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Secdrv]

;serenum.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\serenum]

;serial.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\serial.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\serial]

;sr.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\System\sr]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\sr.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\sr.sys]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\sr.sys]

;srv.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\MUILanguages\RCV2\srv.sys]

;tdpipe.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\tdpipe.sys]

;tdtcp.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\tdtcp.sys]

;termdd.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermDD]

;update.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Update]

;wanarp.sys
;
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wanarp]

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Bold_Fortune    0

From PART 10: Individual Files I Remove From The system32 Folder

http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=232

---------------------------------------

Various Command-line Tools

You either use these command-line tools in the command interpreter (Cmd.exe) or you don't. I personally don't.

AT.EXE..........(Schedule service command line interface). Command-line tool. Used to schedule tasks to occur at a specific time and date. It requires that the Task Scheduler service be running.

ATMADM.EXE......(ATM Call Manager Utility). Command-line tool. Monitors connections and addresses that are registered by the ATM Call Manager on an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network. You can use atmadm to display statistics for incoming and outgoing calls on ATM adapters.

auditusr.exe....(Audit User Program). Command-line tool.

CHKNTFS.EXE.....(NTFS Volume Maintenance Utility). Command-line tool. Displays or specifies whether automatic system checking is scheduled to be run on a FAT, FAT32, or NTFS volume when the computer is started.

CONVERT.EXE.....(File System Conversion Utility). Command-line tool. Converts FAT and FAT32 volumes to NTFS.

esentutl.exe....(Server Database Storage Utilities). Command-line tool.

findstr.exe....(Find String (QGrep) Utility). Command-line tool. Searches for patterns of text in files using regular expressions.

FSUTIL.EXE.....(FSUtil). A command-line utility that you can use to perform many FAT and NTFS file system related tasks, such as managing reparse points, managing sparse files, dismounting a volume, or extending a volume. Because fsutil is quite powerful, it should only be used by advanced users who have a thorough knowledge of Windows XP.

MOUNTVOL.EXE....(Mount Volume Utility). Command-line tool. Creates, deletes, or lists a volume mount point. Mountvol is a way to link volumes without requiring a drive letter.

MRINFO.EXE......(Multicast Information). A command-line tool to query a multicast router about its interfaces.

NET1.EXE........(Net Command). Another network command utility that performs the same functions as NET.EXE.

NET.EXE.........(Net Command). Used to manage, configure, and view network-related controls, such as net use, net print, net user, and so on.

PENTNT.EXE......(Pentium Floating Point Divide Error Utility). A command-line tool that detects floating point division error (if present) in the Pentium chip, disables floating point hardware, and turns on floating point emulation.

powercfg.exe...(Power Settings Command-Line Tool). You can use this tool to access the settings from the Power Options tool in Control Panel and to set these settings from a command line (if you are an administrator). Powercfg.exe has additional functionality to extend some settings that are not available in Control Panel.

PROXYCFG.EXE....(Proxy Config Tool for Windows HTTP Services). A command-line tool to view and change your current proxy settings.

REG.EXE.........(Registry Console Tool). A command-line tool for querying and editing the Registry.

SC.EXE..........(A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT). Communicates with the Service Controller and installed services. SC.exe retrieves and sets control information about services.

sfc.exe.........(Windows 2000 System File Checker). Scans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer. Maybe users use the command "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) to repopulate the dllcache off the XP installation disc.

TELNET.EXE.....(Microsoft Telnet Client). Command-line tool. The telnet commands allow you to communicate with a remote computer that is using the Telnet protocol.

w32tm.exe.......(Windows Time Service Diagnostic Tool). Command-line tool used to diagnose problems occurring with Windows Time.

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Bold_Fortune    0

I'm very excited about this. I worked very hard on this the last few days.

Slimming Down Windows XP: The Complete Guide is such a monster, that many people have a difficult time running down information about a particular file.

I created The System32 File Indexer that can help direct people to any system32 file they are interested in.

Check it out...

http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/index.php?showforum=56

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THE BAT    0

Fantastic Guide (Y)

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Jexel    0

I can't seem to delete my movie maker, windows nt, msn gaming zone and net meeting folders. It says it's being used by another person or application. Any ideas?

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Bold_Fortune    0

Sounds like you need to disable System File Protection, Jexel.

From PART 1

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The first thing I do is download the latest "Preview Version of XPLite". I still don't recommended buying XPLite because, even though it has been updated for SP2, the program is still a bit buggy. It removes a few files it shouldn't, doesn't remove some files it should, and creates some errors in the Event Viewer...which is something I dislike very much.

Go to this page. In the upper right-hand corner click on "Download Preview".

http://www.litepc.com/xppreview.html

Open its zip folder and copy the "XPLite_TRIAL.exe" to your Desktop or a folder of your choice.

Open it and go to its "Windows File Protection" tab. Select "Disabled" and then "Apply". Close the program and reboot your computer.

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Jexel    0

i managed to download a patch which did the job but thanks :) great tutorial

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DarkSim905    1

I've looked through some of the pages in this guide; but I'm skeptical.

Does Windows act / load / feel a hell of a lot more reponsive?

I mean, doing this, would you be able to (easily) run XP on a machine with 256 MB of RAM; and have it act like it was on 512 MB?

It just seems like you are hurting your system with "some" of the proposed things...

But, eventually I will sit down and go through this guide. Very interesting stuff there. :rofl:

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looks    0

Thank you very much appreciate the time, and effort u put into this.

very informative. Thank You.

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Mavericks Choice    0

I use NLite to sharpen up my install, but I must say this is a very handy reference.

Cheers

MC.

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Bold_Fortune    0

I use NLite to sharpen up my install, but I must say this is a very handy reference.

Cheers

MC.

A lot of people tell me they use nLite or XPlite and then use my guide to remove files and folders the programs miss, or even to replace a file or two they discovered later that they needed.

Quick Access Links Slimming Down Windows XP: PARTS 1-10

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R. B. Inc.    0

I've made a terrible mistake removing all files in C:\Win\Inf because the files are required to run alot of Administrative Tools such as GPEDIT.MSC (the folder had all the Administrative Templates). Now I have to make a copy of XP and copy/paste files from there. ARRGHH!

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illicit    0

Thanks for the guide. :)

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Bold_Fortune    0

I've made a terrible mistake removing all files in C:\Win\Inf because the files are required to run alot of Administrative Tools such as GPEDIT.MSC (the folder had all the Administrative Templates). Now I have to make a copy of XP and copy/paste files from there. ARRGHH!

I'm sorry to hear that, R. B. Inc. I've been telling people this for years now, but they seem to get to it long after reading NeoMayhem's first post of this very long thread, where he says it's okay to delete all the files in the C:\WINDOWS\inf folder.

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From PART 5 WINDOWS Folders

C:\WINDOWS\inf

The inf folder contains the .INF (system information) files used to install software components and hardware drivers.

Some people will tell you that it is okay to delete the entire contents of the inf folder. I totally disagree with this. INF files aren't just about installing software components or hardware drivers.

Just to be able to get into the Windows Component Wizard, your system will need these 36 .INF files present:

accessor.inf

certclas.inf

communic.inf

comnt5.inf

dtcnt5.inf

fp40ext.inf

fxsocm.inf

games.inf

ieaccess.inf

igames.inf

iis.inf

ims.inf

layout.inf

msmsgs.inf

msnmsn.inf

multimed.inf

netbeac.inf

netiprip.inf

netlpd.inf

netoc.inf

netsnmp.inf

nettpsmp.inf

netupnp.inf

oeaccess.inf

optional.inf

p2p.inf

pinball.inf

rootau.inf

setupqry.inf

startoc.inf

sysoc.inf

tsoc.inf

wbemoc.inf

wbemsnmp.inf

wmaccess.inf

wmpocm.inf

Here's another example, using the Acronis True Image program.

Acronis True Image needs these .INF files present in C:\WINDOWS\inf, or else all its functions will not function:

certclas.inf

disk.inf

drvindex.inf

layout.inf

volume.inf

Here's what I do.

I delete all the .PNF files in the inf folder.

PNF files, are cache-type files that help making the opening of some applications quicker and more responsive.

These are files when deleted will re-create themselves should its corresponding .inf file by the same name be called upon.

Per Rob Elder: "It's a "pre-compiled" version of the ASCII .INF file that gets created when the Setup first processes a particular .INF file. It's done to speed up searches of the .INF files (as you've noticed there are LOTS of those on the system in Windows 2000/XP); if the dates of the .INF and .PNF files compare favorably (.PNF is later than .INF) the corresponding .PNF file will be used (if present)."

Then, after giving it some time (30 days or more), I see that no corresponding .PNF files are re-created alongside the .INF files of the same name, (That would mean my system isn't using those particular .INF files.), I will then go ahead and delete the unused .INF files.

In the meantime, however, here's a trick I picked up from NeoMayhem on our old Slimming Down Windows XP thread that we had going on at Neowin:

Do a search for mdm*.* and delete all the *.inf files that comes up.

There were 181 mdm*.* files in my inf folder.

These are all modem drivers, and it is very unlikely you will ever need them. You either have a modem already installed, or if you don't, and decide to add one later, it will come with its own set of drivers.

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JimB    0

...... I know A LOT about computers myself too, but 1st I like to be SAFER than risk things. What you doing (Know how to fix windows W/O System restore) is certainly alright, but the risk is on you.

I absolutely have to agree on this. Deleting your system restore possibilities is a very stupid thing to do.

I too know something about computers, at least more than a bit above the knowledge of the average user. Often there are problems that can be fixed with a simple system restore or even a simple reboot.

Over the years I've often used system restore to fix a suddenly arisen problem. Agreed it could probabily fixed by other means too; but it certainly would have cost me lots of hours on research.

Now I try to make a restore point every other day. It's also important that you leave only 2 restore points. Use your standard Windows clean-up utilility to remove ALL but the LAST restore points. Otherwise the file would indeed get too big.

Of course if you had a virus or malware it's good to delete those restore points.

Really I had to use too often the restore point possibility to be so stupid to discard it.

And because Windows only makes restore points now and than (and just when you need one you'll see it was made too long ago), here's a utility that allows you to make restore points every now and than. It is labelled "Automatic Restore Point" under your restore points. As I said b4 I try to make on every 2 days.

http://rapidshare.de/files/22794818/SysRestorePoint.zip.html

And one more thing: set your restore point size to MAX.

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TanuKi Beard    1

Nice post, I've recovered 688mb, which is pretty good, I didn't delete everything, but most of the unimportant issues.

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SionicIon    76

Your computer is good the way it is! :)

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overclocker007    0

Hmm nice info.

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