Restore Missing Tabs to the Display Properties Dialog in Windows XP


Missing tabs in the Display Properties dialog may be usually caused due to malware infestation, or due to incorrect changes made in the registry either manually or using a third-party tweak program.

I wrote a Vbscript to restore the missing display tabs quickly. The script does modify certain registry settings in your system, and your anti-virus package may warn you about it. You can safely allow this script to run, so that it can perform the required task for you.


Download, unzip and run the enclosed Vbscript file. If you want to view the contents of the script before running it, simply open it using a plain text editor such as  Notepad.

The Vbscript file removes the Policy keys that hide the Display Properties tabs, and registers certain system DLLs.


About the author

Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in Windows — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP (2003-2012) who contributes to various Windows support forums.

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