Enabling/Disabling Fast Startup and Hibernation

Enable Hibernation: powercfg -h on

Enable Fast Startup: REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power” /V HiberbootEnabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

Disable Hibernation: powercfg -h off

Disable Fast Startup: REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power” /V HiberbootEnabled /T REG_dWORD /D 0 /F

Modify Performance Options and Visual Effects via Registry

Had a situation where I needed to modify the Visual Effects, under Performance Options, for a customer.

Create a Registry Item in Group Policy Preference under the User Configuration.


You have a number of options for the data value:

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000000 = Let Windows choose what’s best

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000001 = Adjust for best apperance

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000002 = Adjust for best performance

VisualFXSetting=dword:00000003 = Custom

Add the Apply once option and the end user can modify as required.

Office 2007 – Update links on save – Registry Setting – KB928737

I needed to uncheck the Update links on save in Excel 2007 options. There is a Microsft KB aricle about this setting:

KB928737 – A hyperlink does not work in an Excel 2007 client workbook that is published to Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft show the manual method, but I need the registry setting so it can be applied via Group Policy Preferences.

After exporting to registry snapshots I used WinMerge to see what has changed.

The new registry setting is:


DWORD = 0 (Checked) Default
DWORD = 1 (Unchecked)

VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7

Great guide to optimise your virtual Windows 7 build using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Takes you through services, profiles and registry setting in an easy to read document.

PDF: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-View-OptimizationGuideWindows7-EN.pdf

Remove Microsoft Office Upload Center Icon from the Notification Area Icons

Once you have installed Office 2010 you may notice the Microsoft Office Upload Center appearing in your Notification Area Icons.

To remove the icon from the notification area change the following registry setting:


“0” = hidden
“1” = displayed

What is Microsoft Office Upload Center:

Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center now gives you a way to see the state of files you’re uploading to a server, in one location. When you upload a file to a web server (this includes SharePoint), Microsoft first saves that file locally to the Office Document Cache before it starts the upload, which means that you can save changes and immediately continue working even when you are offline or have a bad network connection. The Microsoft Office Upload Center lets you keep track of how uploads are progressing, and whether any files need your attention.