How to hack the Windows Mobile registry

Tips & Tutorials
Windows Phone
Andy Betts

Unless you are an experienced PDA user, it can be hazardous to manually edit the registry

Unless you are an experienced PDA user, it can be hazardous to manually edit the registry. Tweaks2K2 is designed to let you safely hack your PDA’s registry and the current version includes 139 tips, tweaks and hacks, all of which are designed to help personalise your Windows Mobile device.

3 Essential WM Registry Hacks

Edit the working day
It can be a complex task to manually hack the registry in order to change the times of your working day, but Tweaks2K2 lets you undertake the task quickly and easily. Tap Tweaks>Calendar and configure the start and end times to suit your personal requirements.

Configure ‘startup’ options
The more programs that start when the WM OS boots, the larger the drain on system resources. Backup your registry and with extreme caution, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Start Items” and remove the keys of applications that you do not want to run at ‘startup’.

Keep CAB files after installation
If you download CAB files, they are by default deleted after program installation. If you wish to retain your original CAB files, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\apps\Microsoft Application Installer\nDynamicDelete and change the DWORD (decimal) value to “0”. The default value is “2”.

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