Excellent post William,
I just want to add some basic instructions for our novice users.
To run these scripts you have to save these scripts in a file with .reg extension.
1. Open notepad,
2. Copy this code
3. And what ever other code you like for ex: Clear Recent Documents on logoff or shutdown:
4. And save this file as changestoregistry.reg
5. Double click to run this file, you will get this message
6. Click yes to make changes, you are done.