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I like to hack at things and customize my desktop environment. Windows still has a lot of customizability, although some things have been relegated to the registry with no UI access to the settings.


Use caution with articles in this section. Be particularly careful when making registry or group policy changes, as these can have unintended side effects.

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    Photo Import Wizard

    The Problem

    Since Windows XP, a simple wizard for importing photos has been integrated with the OS. This was called the *Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard* in Windows XP. The interface was streamlined in Windows Vista, and that import wizard has been integrated into Windows through at least Windows 10. It's a really useful tool, as it makes it efficient and easy to import photos from a digital camera and name them