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Disable User Tracking (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

This setting stops Windows from recording user tracking information including which applications a user runs and which files and documents are being accessed.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value named "NoInstrumentation" and set the value equal to "1" to enable the restriction.

You may need to log-off for the change to take effect.

Note: If this restriction is enabled customized menus and other features that require user tracking information are disabled.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoInstrumentationREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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Value Name: NoInstrumentation
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = enable restriction)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 30, 2002