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Windows 7: Visual Effects Settings - Change


13 Jan 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Visual Effects Settings - Change

How to Change the Visual Effects Settings in Windows 7


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06 Dec 2010   #30
Omber

Win 7 Pro (64 and 32bit)
 
 

Hi Brink,

Do you have one reg file that would just disable everything in that window?

I downloaded the individual registry files and combined them but after running the reg entry, the options are still checked in - any idea why?

Thanks!!

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06 Dec 2010   #31
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Omber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you restart the computer afterwards?
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06 Dec 2010   #32
Omber

Win 7 Pro (64 and 32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Omber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you restart the computer afterwards?
Hi Brink,

Yes I did.
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06 Dec 2010   #33
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It seems to be a quirk with the checkmarks remaining checked in Visual Effects, but the changes are actually still made.
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08 Mar 2012   #34
windowasher

Win7|8 x64|x86 Starter|Home|Prof.|Ent.; WinSrv2k3/2k8... ^.^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It seems to be a quirk with the checkmarks remaining checked in Visual Effects, but the changes are actually still made.
Hey dude, thanks a lot not only for this great tutorial, but also for your last remark that changes in the registry wont be shown in the "Visual Effects Settings-Dialogue"!
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08 Mar 2012   #35
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Windowasher, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes they do, and sometimes not. That's why I like to use the GUI to make the changes instead.
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08 Mar 2012   #36
windowasher

Win7|8 x64|x86 Starter|Home|Prof.|Ent.; WinSrv2k3/2k8... ^.^
 
 

Yey but in my special case i'd like to involve the changes in a sysprep-operation atuomatically.
I solved this issue by a <SynchronousCommand>-order in the answer file so that a batch-file starts at the end of the sysprep-process.
And this batch-file itself starts a reg-file in silent mode which makes the changes in the registry. ^^

So mutch work for such a little change - but thats the only way it works automatically i think :-/
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23 Sep 2012   #37
chessian

Windows Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Very useful information for the novice people like me.
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23 Jan 2014   #38
beranmuden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:
Sometimes they do, and sometimes not. That's why I like to use the GUI to make the changes instead.
Actually, I've also tested this on Windows 8.1 x64 Pro, and I also stumbled into the fact the registry adjustments didn't became visible in the GUI checkboxes.

The reason in this case, was because I needed to change the following additional key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003

Where as stated elsewhere:
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000000 = Let Windows choose what's best for my computer
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000001 = Adjust for best appearance

"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000002 = Adjust for best performance
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003 = Custom


In short, if you want to make custom adjustments to the Performance Options with the use of registry settings, make sure you change the VisualFXSetting as well to let Windows know you're using custom settings.

@Bink could you please also make this tutorial available in on the EightForums?
This guide is very handy, and pretty much identical for Windows 8 users.

Grtz,

BM
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23 Jan 2014   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you BM, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I've updated OPTION TWO in this tutorial for this with all options. I'll get it added to the one at EightForums sometime today.

UPDATE:
Done at EightForums now.

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