Collection of Best Registry Tweaks to Speed Up Your Windows

We here at AskVG always try our best to share useful Registry tweaks and tips to make your Windows faster and user friendly. We have posted several guides to add extra functionality to Windows as well as to customize Windows UI and built-in features.

Many times readers request us to post an ultimate registry script which can automatically tweak Windows settings so that they don't need to modify Registry manually.

That's why, today in this topic we are going to share an exclusive Registry script which will tweak a few internal settings of Windows OS to optimize your system performance and to add a few extra features.

This Registry script can be used in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and later OS without any problem. We assure you it'll not harm your system in any way and its completely safe to apply.

STEP 1: Copy following code and paste in Notepad. Save the file with the name "Tweaks.reg" (including quotes) and then run the file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;Created by Vishal Gupta for

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]



STEP 2: Restart your system to take effect and get ready to experience super fast Windows.

Download Ready-Made Registry Script

If you don't want to create the registry file manually, you can download a ready-made Registry script using following link. Download the ZIP file, extract it and you'll get the REG file:

Download Registry Script File to Make Windows Faster

An uninstallation Registry script is also available in the ZIP file to restore default settings.

Tweaks Description

If you are worried what this registry script is going to do in your system, here is a description of all the tweaks included in the file:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]

- Adds "Copy To" and "Move To" options in files and folders context menu, so that you can easily copy and move them to other locations.

AutoEndTasks - Forces Windows to automatically end user services when the user logs off or shuts down the computer.

HungAppTimeout - Reduces system waiting time before killing user processes when the user clicks on "End Task" button in Task Manager.

MenuShowDelay - Decreases menus show delay time, it'll make the menus show faster upon clicking.

WaitToKillAppTimeout - Reduces system waiting time before killing user processes when the user logs off or shuts down the computer.

LowLevelHooksTimeout - Reduces system waiting time before killing not responding services.

MouseHoverTime - Reduces popup delay time to show popup description faster when you move mouse cursor over an item.

NoLowDiskSpaceChecks - Disables the low disk space check so that you don't get the annoying low disk space notification in system tray.

LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo - Prevents Windows from wasting time in searching for a program which no longer exists in your system when you try to open its shortcut.

NoResolveSearch - Prevents Windows from searching for the disk drive to resolve a shortcut.

NoResolveTrack - Prevents Windows from using NTFS file system's tracking feature to resolve a shortcut.

NoInternetOpenWith - Disables "Search on Internet" prompt in "Open with" window so that you can directly see available programs list.

WaitToKillServiceTimeout - Reduces system waiting time before stopping services when the services are notified about shut down process.

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  • its nice yaar vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery good

  • @VG

    The 'NoInternetOpenWith' value works on XP, Vista, and 7, but is there one that works to get rid of this similar window on Windows 8 Open with dialog, so you don't have to click More options?

  • VG

    ^^ I'm getting the same behavior in Windows 8 as it was in Windows 7 and previous versions. When the open with box is opened, it shows installed programs list and then clicking on more options, browse dialog box is opened to select other program. The same thing happens in previous Windows versions.

  • good..... but why doesn't the date get displayed on the comments in your this page??

  • Mr. Gupta

    I am told that the LNK extension does not appear even when Windows is set to show file extensions, because it is controlled by a value in the Windows Registry that is set by default to always hide the extensions of shortcuts.

    I used to have WindowsXP Explorer Shotcuts shown with .lnk extensions and would like this restored.

    Can you provide a registry fix which would do this? I am conversant with RegEdit.

    Thank you


  • @ Jack P. Watson

    Go to 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile' using Regedit, and then delete the 'NeverShowExt' string value.
    Now log off then log back on or just restart your computer and the .lnk extension should now be shown.

  • VG

    @Jack P. Watson
    Riddle is right. "NeverShowExt" string is used by Windows to hide a few system filetype extensions. You can search for NeverShowExt in Registry and delete it from a few other places as well. Make sure to take a backup of the keys first.

  • Gentlemen :

    Thank you Riddle for the information. It worked perfectly.
    Also thank you Vishal for the verification and additional information. I deleted all of the "NeverShowExt" entries from the Registry and walla - done.

    I wanted to have a .lnk extension for Shortcuts to allow me to distinguish them from the Target of the shortcut. A CommonDialog program I am writing needs this information.

    Great site


  • how to delete these Download Registry Tweaks to Make Windows Faster???

  • please tell how to delete these Download Registry Tweaks to Make Windows Faster???

  • VG

    ^^ If you want to restore default settings, there is already an uninstallation Registry script included in the downloaded ZIP file.

  • I have window xp and I cannot download Tweaks.reg

  • Mario, try right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save target as..." or Save as..." and see if you can download it that way.

  • thanks VG, I've just bought a notebook with Windows 8 and a fixed 2GB RAM, so it was pretty mediocre in the speed department. Now it moves. tks again
    Brian (Australia)

  • thanks VG !!! :D

  • nice work! keep it up! ;)

  • Vishal, the NoLowDiskSpaceChecks could be used as well in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] or it should always be placed at HKEY_CURRENT_USER?

  • VG

    ^^ You can use it in any of both locations as per your requirements.

  • thank you for this , i already apply these and it works !
    very helpful and useful

  • @VG I keep trying it in Windows 8, but the problem I get the same error message saying: " Cannot import C:\Users\reedh_000\Desktop\Registry Tweaks Collection to Make Windows Faster\Registry Tweaks to Make Windows Faster.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation." I am on an administrator account.

  • VG

    ^^ Try to right-click on .REG file and select Run as Administrator option.

  • thanks for tweaks

  • Thanks for sharing this tweak that cuts across most Windows OS! I used it on a freshly installed Win XP and it got rid of the SVCHOST.EXE which used up a lot of CPU. I will not hesitate to install this on Vista, Win 7 or 8.

  • Does this speed up games or loading times?

  • VG

    ^^ It should definitely do.

  • This is great. These registry tweaks really improved the responsiveness of my Windows 8 laptop. I was just wondering if someone could post registry settings to restore these settings to default. Namely, the menu speed setting caused some problems on my machine.

  • VG

    ^^ There is already a Registry script present in the ZIP file to restore default settings.

  • Whoa. I totally missed that.
    Thanks so much!

  • This is a sincere thanks for tweaks.reg
    Moved to Win 8.1 it seemed as if I would have to buy an OEM version of my very expensive software to run on this damn system. (particularly since I'm on a fixed income)
    Computer is smoother and faster than when I first bought it!

  • I need to know if I down load something for Windows 8 or 8.1 will it work with Windows 7 Ultimate ?
    What is gpedit.msc used and how can it help me run my computer better?

  • VG

    ^^ If a software was developed only for Windows 8/8.1, it'll not work in Windows 7. Most of the software work in Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

    gpedit.msc is file name of Group Policy Editor which is used to enable/disable features in Windows.

  • Never used anything like this before, but came across this page as my laptop has been really slow lately. To be honest thought it was maybe a scam or wouldnt work, sceptic that I am, but I have proven wrong, its great, I would say that my laptop is more or less back to the speed it was when I bought it.

    Really a great help, thanks

  • It says cannot import C:\...\My Documents\Tweaks.reg: The specified file is not a registry script.
    You can only import binary registory files from within the registory editor.
    What do i do?
    Help me

  • VG

    ^^ Just double-click on REG file and it'll automatically apply the settings in Registry.

  • thankyou so much. just got this computer and windows 8 was so slow as to be unusable at times. with this and a few changes to startup programs and which services run automatically it now works great. Cheers.

  • This tweak compilation actually messed up my windows 8 PC and made it slower. Readers Beware.

  • @DisgruntledReader
    You are mad. Those tweaks are harmless and will never harm any computer. I am using the registry script since many years in all my computers without any problem. In fact I have tried them in my office PCs. These tweaks really make Windows faster.

  • Great

  • I'm sorry, but the tweak for tooltip delay time for the mouse hover option does not work on windows 8.1. This should be noted in the preface.

  • how do you remove this once i installed it?

  • VG

    ^^ The downloaded ZIP file also contains a registry script to restore default settings.

  • the code won't run.

  • VG

    ^^ The code will run without any problem in all Windows versions. Make sure you extract the REG file first and then run it.

  • hi vishal i did as mentioned above but as i click yes to run it a dialog box appeared saying that "Cannot import C:\Users\Tweaks.reg: The specified file is not a registry script.
    You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.
    What should i do now

  • I have windows 8 pc

  • mr gupta i did as said and restarted the pc but i can not feel the difference, i double clicked on the saved notepad but there is no option like run as administrator,merge is showing instead.kindly help

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try the ready-made Registry script provided in "Download Ready-Made Registry Script" section? It'll work in all computers.

  • Step 2: Download Ready-Made Registry Script

    Worls perfectly....

    Massive speed increase running under WIndows 8.1 on a dual core PC that is 8 years old!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  • can yo umake a video in youtube pls

  • Thanks for the tweaks... I often tweak it till I get the BSOD. lol Its no fun if you can't tweak it out

  • i great bro but when i apply i happen to be a bug i move my cursor above all program i dont even click it it switches to show all programs automatically and same with back moveover on back it changes without clicking?????

  • VG

    ^^ There might be some other reasons behind your problem. There is an uninstallation script available ion the ZIP file. You can use that script to restore default settings.

  • Genius! Thanks!

  • This is super helpful. Thanks.

  • To Undo Changes Do you just delete the file?

  • VG

    ^^ There is an uninstallation script available in the ZIP file. Run that script to restore default settings.

  • @Prdaeep tomar goto your text file, right click it, click on rename, replace the .txt part of the file's name with .reg and press enter. Now right click the file and select Merge.

  • Very good !

  • Iv added the registry keys, etc, but I still have problems with my computer, Win7 home, sys32, toshiba 660a laptop. It wont respond to typing, and seems to need to think about things for too long, any ideas?


  • VG

    ^^ Post your HijackThis log file in following topic:

  • I have windows 8.1 and i use to be able to see my data usage on the internet now it shows up like its counting the data usage but it doesnt show a number.. please help

  • I have windows 8.1 and i use to be able to see my data usage on the internet now it shows up like its counting the data usage but it doesnt show a number.. please help So i used the uninstall registry tweak file and now it show my data usage as normal. Which one of these tweaks changed this. So i can skip it and add the other tweaks

  • my taskbar is not working after I have done it, it's totally frozen.
    restart the PC is don't fix the problem. What can I do, any idea to fix it?

  • VG

    ^^ These tweaks have nothing to do with such kind of problems. There might be many other reasons possible behind your problem. Anyway you can restore default settings using the restore script present in the downloaded ZIP file.

  • I speak spanish and i don't know if i read this well so here i go:

    After downloading the file, Do i need to put the .reg fil somewhere in specfic or just Opening the file is enough? What is a Registry Tweak?

    Sorry if my english is bad.

    Thanks in advance

  • VG

    ^^ You can run the .REG file from anywhere.

  • can i use this on windows 10?

  • VG

    ^^ Sure.

  • The registry works very well in my windows 10 notebook especially for multitasking......I've tried to open more than 8 programs and it still work very smooth and no lag......Thanks for sharing! 😊

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