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Hardware Profiles in Vista


Does anyone know where hardware profiles have gone in Vista? I can see the default Undocked profile in the service property page but I would like to create a new 'Lightweight' hardware profile and disable a bunch of services within it. There are a lot of dead end threads on the net on this topic... please don't make this a dead end one!

I can see some hardware profiles under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles]
in the registry. But I assume I would need a new 'HWProfileGUID' to create a new profile, and I don't know if Vista will take notice anyway (and give me this option upon startup)

Perhaps someone with XP with hardware profiles could post what their .REG looks like.

I suspect in the end that Vista is not going to prompt me on startup as to which profile I want to use.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0000]
"FriendlyName"="New Hardware Profile"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\Hardware Profiles\0001]
"FriendlyName"="Undocked Profile"

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8/22/2022 - Mon