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These topics refer STRICTLY to ALL Microsoft Windows 10/2016/2019 32-bit (x86)
+ 64-bit (x64) retail/final/gamma/Gold/RTM/OEM English releases + editions
[including Service Packs (SPs), Updates + Releases], unless specified
otherwise:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
Also available as plain text/ASCII file:
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT


 ALWAYS BACKUP ALL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM DRIVES TO A SAFE LOCATION 
 BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE ANY SYSTEM CHANGES ! 
 http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#BKP 


WARNING: * Take EXTREME CAUTION when modifying your System/Startup settings!
Faulty changes may result in crashes/lockups/permanent data loss, or
might lead to having you REINSTALL your Operating System(s)!
YOU are the ONLY one responsible for ANY changes YOU make!
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MOST RECENT SYSTEM BACKUP READY!
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#BKP
* BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> "BACKUP/EXPORT +
RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

NOTES: - These ©Tricks + Secrets have been tested on many computers, but with
NO guarantee they should also work for you.
- Some of these tips I stumbled upon while browsing the Internet or
while helping others with WinDOwS problems, some were kindly sent in
by concerned readers (all authors/contributors are acknowledged and
reliable sources given proper credit), and some I discovered on my
own. Enjoy the ride.
- Contributed tips (clearly marked) posted here do not necessarily
reflect the opinion of the author of these files.

Please send me feedback online:
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WIN10.TXT Contents: [New ©tweaks added at the TOP]

Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)
On The Edge of A Hostile Takeover = Uninstall/Replace Edge While You Still Can
Tweak Windows 10 Services
Windows Settings (WS) + Control Panel (CP) Shortcuts
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/
Add-ons, Components, Fixes + Updates
Tweak, Customize + Repair Tools [Free(ware)]
BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks + Fixes -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware) Start Menu Shell Replacements -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) Control Panel -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Public Root DNS Servers -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Disable/Enable User Account Control (UAC) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF Action/Security Center + Notifications/Messages -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF/ON Windows Services -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF NVidia Telemetry -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
XP -> 7/8/8.1 Easy Transfer Files + Settings -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows Side-by-Side (WinSxS) Folder -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
See also matching/related Windows OS tweaks in DESKTOP.TXT, MYTIPS95.TXT,
REGISTRY.TXT, TIPS2000.TXT, TIPS95.TXT, TIPSXP.TXT (all included):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip.htm
exFAT -> SECRETS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#XFAT





Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)



* Turn OFF/Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone/Block/Disable/Stop/Uninstall/Delete Windows Updates (WU) in Windows 10:
http://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/27/how-to-delay-feature-updates-in-windows-10/
http://getadmx.com/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.WindowsUpdate::DeferFeatureUpdates
http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-change-maximum-days-limit-to-pause-windows-updates-installation/
http://hashhackers.com/posts/easily-stop-windows-10-updates-for-your-desired-time-period/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-pause-windows-update-download-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96097-view-configured-update-policies-windows-10-a-3.html
http://supportcommunity.zebra.com/s/article/Re-enable-windows-feature-updates/
http://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/disable-windows-creators-update-notice-in-windows-update/
http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/how-to-disable-updates-forever-windows-10-pro.77148/page-3
http://pastebin.com/mdB7xQrs
http://syamdownloads.com/OnlineHelp/Management%20Utilities/Windows10UpdatesControllingUpdat.html
http://www.winaero.com/defer-feature-updates-and-quality-updates-in-windows-10-version-2004/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_block_the_windows_10_version_1809_october_update.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_uninstall_windows_10_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/what_is_the_update_orchestrator_service.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_delete_pending_windows_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/configure_when_and_how_windows_updates_are_delivered.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_change_rollback_days_for_windows_10_feature_upgrades.html
http://superuser.com/questions/1247989/
http://linustechtips.com/main/blogs/entry/1474-eleven-different-ways-to-disable-windows-update-in-windows-10-updated-march-2019/
http://superuser.com/questions/1213206/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-update-blocker-tools-to-stop-automatic-windows-10-updates/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_delete_pending_windows_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_stop_windows_updates_from_downloading_drivers_on_windows_10.html
* BUGs:
*******
Too many Windows 10 Updates are buggy/flawed, may generate errors, lock up your computer(s)/laptop(s), restart/reboot unexpectedly
in the middle of performing critical/essential/vital work, or/and even incur loss of data [!] (examples):
http://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-re-releasing-windows-10-october-update-for-all/
http://www.maketecheasier.com/latest-windows-10-update-problems/
http://www.howtogeek.com/658194/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/19/microsoft-windows-10-warning-crashes-bsod-chrome-browser-slowdown-gaming-problems-upgrade-windows-10-free/
http://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-update-degrades-performance-in-some-games/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/27/microsoft-issues-windows-10-update-warning-kb4556799-free-windows-10-upgrade/
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-10-forced-updates-auto-restarts-are-the-worst/
* FIXes:
********
The easy fix 1-2-3 step-by-step:
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) for Windows 10 (freeware):
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
Screen shot:
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/windos_update_blocker_blocked.png
1. Use an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
to open "Wub.zip" archive and extract "Wub.exe" + "Wub.ini" to an empty folder.
2. Open Explorer/similar/replacement -> right-click "Wub.exe" -> Run as Administrator -> (1) check "Disable Updates" box -> (2) check
"Protect Services Settings" box -> (3) click "Apply Now" -> close/exit WUB.
3. Reboot.
Tools similar to Windows Update Blocker (WUB) [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html
* TWEAKs:
*********
Control exactly how, when + where Windows Updates (WU) will be (or not) downloaded to + installed on your computer(s).
Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT) 32-bit + 64-bit tweaks, downloads, (un)installs, deletes +/- blocks Windows Updates (WU):
http://win10.guru/toolkit-item-windows-update-minitool-wumt/
Download:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html
That's it, you're done, you can stop reading now. ;-/
******************************************************************************
And now... The Long and Winding Road... [http://andrewgodsell.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/the-beatles-in-wonderland/]
OPTIONAL Steps + Explanation:
*****************************
All steps below are optional if you wish to do this step-by-step by hand, or/and if you'd like to learn about the complicated
process and the tremendous length Microsoft went to in order to forbid Windows 10 users from disabling Windows Updates. Wow!
WUB Brief Explanation:
**********************
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, modyfing, renaming +/- overwriting them) these
Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/dependent/related services:
- Backup Scan [runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically -> %systemroot%\system32\usoclient.exe]
- Schedule Scan [runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically -> %systemroot%\system32\usoclient.exe]
- Schedule Scan Static Task [runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically -> %systemroot%\system32\usoclient.exe]
- UpdateModelTask [runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically -> %systemroot%\system32\usoclient.exe]
- USO_UxBroker [runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically -> %systemroot%\system32\MusNotification.exe]
found in this scheduled Tasks folder:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator
and also turns off, disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, modyfing, renaming +/- overwriting them) these
Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/dependent/related services -> see respective Registry + BATch files below:
- DoSvc [Delivery Optimization service]
- UsoSvc [Update Orchestrator service]
- WaaSMedicSvc [Windows Update Medic service]
- wuauserv [Windows Update (Automatic Updates) service]
WUB also stops temporarily this related service:
- bits [Background Intelligent Transfer service]
WUB adds these REG_DWORD (DWORD) 32-bit values to the registry for all 4 Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/dependent/related services
listed above:
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
Original (unmodified) Windows 10 Windows Updates (WU) built-in scheduled tasks are found in these Trusted Installer [TrustedInstaller = special
"VIP" type user with above-Admin privileges created by Microsoft] protected folders, which are inaccessible to any (other) user, even to the
computer owner/main/only user, even if Admin(istrator)/Sysadmin/SYSTEM level:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator :
Backup Scan
Maintenance Install
Reboot_AC Reboot_Battery
Schedule Scan
Schedule Scan Static Task
UpdateModelTask
USO_UxBroker
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic :
PerformRemediation
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate :
Scheduled Start
sihpostreboot
To be allowed to access all these scheduled tasks one must take ownership + grant themselves Admin privileges to the respective folders + files from
a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /grant:r %UserName%:F /t /c /q
iCACLS.exe:
http://ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
TAKEOWN.exe:
http://ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
FYI:
NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT) 32-bit + 64-bit display/modify/add/delete NTFS ACLs file system security options/owner:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Server-Tools/NTFS-Permissions-Tools.shtml#download
Then rename all the Tasks subfolders listed above to anything else (example) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE
-> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic WaaSMedic_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate WindowsUpdate_OLD
OR run Task Scheduler MMC snap-in:
MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc
and disable all the tasks listed above -> right-click on each one of them 1 at a time -> click Disable each time.
FYI:
Trusted Installer (%WinDir%\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe = %WinDir% is usually C:\WINDOWS) is Windows
Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/newer Microsoft built-in user account with privileged, above-admin, system-wide rights
which performs automatic/unattended/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent operations, for example: downloads, updates,
installs/uninstalls, closes/executes/(re)starts/(re)schedules dynamic link libraries (DLLs)/executables/services/tasks/scripts,
modifies the Registry, creates/copies/renames/modifies/moves/deletes files/folders, modifies/takes over files/folders
ownership/permissions/attributes, reboots Windows.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/windows-10-home-getting-trustedinstaller/6664a5f1-5c71-45fc-94be-805075db682a/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/b6b1ee19-96a3-4b6a-b7af-166287c1b3c2/
http://windowsreport.com/what-is-trustedinstaller-exe/
http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/you-require-permission-from-trustedinstaller.html
http://howtoremove.guide/trustedinstaller-permission-cpu-fix-win7-win10/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-you-require-permission-from-trustedinstaller-windows-10/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-trustedinstaller-and-why-does-it-keep-me-from-renaming-files/
http://www.tiraniddo.dev/2017/08/the-art-of-becoming-trustedinstaller.html
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-trustedinstaller-ownership-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-take-ownership-and-get-full-access-to-files-and-folders-in-windows-10/
How to stop TrustedInstaller.exe:
1. Hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... box -> type
services
-> press Enter -> double-click Windows Updates (WU) service -> click Stop button -> wait for service to stop -> click OK button ->
immediately double-click Windows Updates (WU) again -> General tab -> Startup type: -> select Manual -> Recovery tab ->
First Failure: , Second Failure: + Subsequent Failures: -> select Take No Action for all 3 types of Failure -> click OK button.
2. Hold down Ctrl + Shift + press Esc (Escape key) -> Task Manager (TaskMgr.exe) -> Processes tab -> right-click TrustedInstaller.exe ->
click End task -> click End process button -> close Task Manager.
All attempts to stop and/or disable these services/executables/scheduled tasks manually by using:
Services MMC snap-in (%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Services.msc)
Task Scheduler MMC snap-in (%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\TaskSchd.msc)
RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE)
built-in DOS command console tools (examples): REG.EXE, NET.EXE, SC.EXE, TASKKILL.EXE, etc,
are usually unsuccessful on their own and/or by themselves, because Windows restarts/reschedules/restores them afterwards
almost immediately, after a certain amount of time preset in the built-in scheduled tasks and/or after the 1st reboot.
That's why multiple consecutive steps are required to be performed in a certain order for this process to succeed.
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Step 1:
*******
Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone Windows Update service (WuauServ) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdateSysprepInProgress" /f
WMIC.EXE service wuauserv call StopService
RUNDLL32.EXE wuaueng.dll,GeneralizeForImaging
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 2:
*******
Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone Windows Update (WU) by running Registry file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below DELAY/Defer/PAUSE/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"UxOption"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below DELAY/Defer/PAUSE/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"UxOption"=dword:0
; These Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server IPs are bogus, of course [;-/]:
"WUServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"WUStatusServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"UpdateServiceUrlAlternate"="wsus.localdomain.localserver"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UpdatePolicy\Settings]
"PausedFeatureStatus"=dword:1
"PausedQualityStatus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"Windows.SystemToast.Suggested"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Step 3:
*******
Get Microsoft SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) command line tool which displays/modifies/migrates NTFS ACL file system security options:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=23510
File [MSI Installer]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/d/17d82b72-bc6a-4dc8-bfaa-98b37b22b367/subinacl.msi
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#SIA
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SUBINACL.HTM
Extract SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) to a folder/directory of your choice, preferably listed in your system PATH (example):
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
View your system path from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run this command -> press Enter:
SET PATH
Turn OFF ALL 4 Windows Update (WU) interconnected (dependent) services (+ stop bits service temporarily) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Make sure SUBINACL.EXE resides in a folder listed in your system PATH -> see above.
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits" bits.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits" bits001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits" bits002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv002.reg /y
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bits" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bits" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP bits
SC.EXE CONFIG bits START= demand
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP DoSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG DoSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP UsoSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG UsoSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP WaaSMedicSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG WaaSMedicSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP wuauserv
SC.EXE CONFIG wuauserv START= disabled
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 4:
*******
Turn OFF ALL 4 (+ 1) Windows Update (WU) interconnected/dependent/related services by running REG file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Background Intelligent Transfer service (bits):
; http://lifehacker.com/1786614642/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bits]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
; Delivery Optimization service (DoSvc):
; http://www.techwibe.com/dosvc-bandwidth-eating-windows-10-permanent-solution-fix/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
; Update Orchestrator service (UsoSvc):
; http://www.techwibe.com/what-does-usosvc-do-and-how-to-disable-usovsc/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
; Windows Update Medic service (WaaSMedicSvc):
; http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-blocker/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
; Windows Update (Automatic Updates) service (wuauserv):
; http://lifehacker.com/1786614642/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Step 5:
*******
Rename the %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] folder to something else (example) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" SoftwareDistribution_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
OR delete the %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution folder altogether (back it up first!) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
DEL /F /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*"
RD /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution"
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 6:
*******
Rename all Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/dependent/related scheduled tasks folders to any other names (example) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator" UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" WaaSMedic_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" WindowsUpdate_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 7 (last 1):
****************
Last but not least, restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.





On The Edge of A Hostile Takeover = Uninstall/Replace Edge While You Still Can



* Uninstall + Remove Edge (any edition prior to September 2020 Windows 10 Update) from Windows 7/8/8.1/10: both OLD Legacy Edge (obsolete, proprietary,
based on obsolete IE core) installed by OLDer Windows 10 builds + NEW Chromium Edge (current, proprietary, limited options, disabled/locked/unavailable
basic/important features, loaded with forced/hard-to-disable spyware/adware, based on Google Chromium Canary developer channel):
http://mspoweruser.com/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge-in-windows-10/
http://blog.pcrisk.com/windows/12542/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-uninstall-remove-edge-browser-from-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
http://superuser.com/questions/949814/
http://betanews.com/2020/07/07/uninstall-microsoft-edge/
http://thinkmobiles.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge/
FYI:
Full disclosure -> you should know why:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-edge-is-stealing-chrome-users-data-i-asked-microsoft-if-its-true/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-accused-of-sneakily-importing-firefox-data-on-windows-10-530338.shtml
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-started-pestering-me-about-edge-there-was-one-problem/
http://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-learnmore-neededge/
WARNING:
Users who have allowed/tolerated the installation of the September 2020 Windows 10 Update
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4571756/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4577266/
are now being told by Microsoft that they canNOT uninstall Edge anymore, due to the new browser core integration, which recently replaced
the obsolete Internet Explorer (IE):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4576988/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-heres-why-you-cant-uninstall-our-edge-browser/
http://www.theverge.com/21310611/microsoft-edge-browser-forced-update-chromium-editorial/
BUG + FIX: Windows 10 September 2020 Update breaks another major feature:
http://www.windowslatest.com/2020/09/07/windows-10-sleep-mode-problem/
REMEMBER:
- You do NOT have to allow automatic/forced/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent installation of Windows 10 cosmetic,
non-essential, security unrelated updates/patches/fixes/builds, because you can stop (and reenable whenever you wish) Windows Updates (WU)
permanently using Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (freeware):
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
- You can always uninstall Windows 10 updates:
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/computer-acting-up-how-to-uninstall-a-windows-10-update/
"Uninstall Edge.cmd" [command batch script] uses install_wim_tweak.exe command line tool (included in ZIP archive) -> Run as Administrator:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1835
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\83.0.478.58\Installer\setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
OR right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run one of these commands (depending on your Windows 10 build/edition) -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *edge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Canary* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient* | Remove-AppXPackage
More info:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html#option3
Rename Edge executable [MicrosoftEdge.exe] to something else (example): right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe" MicrosoftEdge.OLD
Edge Blocker 32-bit + 64-bit (freeware):
http://www.sordum.org/9312/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/edge-blocker/EdgeBlock.zip
Enable/Unlock Chromium Edge disabled/locked features + options using Policy Plus for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (free, open source):
http://github.com/Fleex255/PolicyPlus/releases/latest/
http://www.itechtics.com/best-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-alternative-for-windows/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/policy_plus.html
RECOMMENDED:
Replace Edge with independent free(ware), open source, secure, uncrippled, unrestricted, updated, modern web browsers:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
- Chromium [Chrome stripped of Google adware/phone-home/spyware code]:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Firefox/Mozilla:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
All Chromium users must have these 3 environment variables:
GOOGLE_API_KEY=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET=NO
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
Either install Chromium precompiled stable releases 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://github.com/henrypp/chromium/releases/latest/
http://download-chromium.appspot.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
or extract all files from archive + copy to the destination of your choice Chromium portable stable releases 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://github.com/Hibbiki/chromium-win64/releases/latest/
http://github.com/portapps/ungoogled-chromium-portable/releases/latest/
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpenpack/files/X-Chromium/releases/
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/request.php?1082
Edge support:
http://microsoftedgesupport.microsoft.com/
Edge vs Chromium/Chrome:
http://www.lifewire.com/4689177/
http://beebom.com/microsoft-edge-vs-google-chrome/
http://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-vs-microsoft-edge-which-browser-is-best/

* Turn OFF Edge web browser running in the background, Internet Explorer (IE) Edge tab, IE smiley button + Edge Desktop shortcut
creation in Windows 10:
http://www.howtogeek.com/397718/how-to-prevent-microsoft-edge-from-preloading-on-windows-10/
http://www.appuals.com/how-to-disable-microsoft-edge-browser/
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/02/11/block-microsoft-edge-from-running-in-the-background-on-windows-10/
http://getadmx.com/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/MicrosoftEdge/Main
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.MicrosoftEdge::AllowAddressBarDropdown
http://www.winaero.com/blog/edge-button-internet-explorer-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/smiley-button-internet-explorer-windows-10/
http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=29198
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation"=dword:1
"DisplayToastAtBottom"=dword:0
"EdgeDesktopShortcutCreated"=dword:0
"TelemetrySalt"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation"=dword:1
"DisplayToastAtBottom"=dword:0
"EdgeDesktopShortcutCreated"=dword:0
"TelemetrySalt"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation"=dword:1
"DisplayToastAtBottom"=dword:0
"EdgeDesktopShortcutCreated"=dword:0
"TelemetrySalt"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF annoying SmartScreen + Phishing Filter in Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-smartscreen-windows-10-creators-update/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"SmartScreenEnabled"="Off"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"SmartScreenEnabled"="Off"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"SmartScreenEnabled"="Off"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Replace default/built-in/forced/locked-up Bing (MSN, M$) start page(s) + search engine(s) with Google (example), turn OFF
suggested sites in Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers + tweak IE tabs (Tabbed Browsing):
http://www.howtogeek.com/221709/how-to-change-your-default-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/
http://getadmx.com/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/TabbedBrowsing
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30769921/
http://www.ntkernel.com/microsoft-edge-protectedhomepages/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal"=dword:0
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal_TIMESTAMP"=hex:00
"HomeButtonPage"="http://www.google.com/"
"HomeButtonEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\OnlineHistory]
"MuidBing"=""
"MuidBingCounter"=dword:0
"MuidMsn"=""
"MuidMsnCounter"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter]
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
; * You (Microsoft Corporation) are in violation of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) verdict, the United States District Court, District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 98-1232, as of July 28, 1999: web browsers are not Windows.
; http://www.justice.gov/atr/us-v-microsoft-courts-findings-fact/
; * You (Microsoft Corporation) are in violation of the Open Source Software (OSS) license agreement when you attempted to restrict said software: Google Chromium web browser code used for Microsoft Edge web browser.
; http://opensource.org/faq/#commercial
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"ProtectedHomepages"=hex:00
"ProtectedSearchScopes"=hex:00
"ProtectedGlobalExtensionSetting"=hex:00
"UADHPNeedToVerify"=dword:0
"UADSPNeedToVerify"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Replace Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) with your choice of/favorite default web browser [Chromium/Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Tor, Vivaldi,
etc] for HTML, HTM, HTTP, HTTPS, URL + WebSite file extensions + protocols in Windows 10:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-chrome-default-browser-windows-8/
http://newoldthing.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/how-does-your-browsers-know-that-its-not-the-default-browser/
http://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/default-browser-in-registry.1136495/
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/464572-how-to-set-google-chrome-as-the-default-browser-in-group-policy/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32354861/
http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2020/07/set-microsoft-edge-as-default-browser-one-time/
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001284/
http://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/4125/
http://www.technipages.com/ie-default-browser-prompt/
RECOMMENDED:
Replace Edge + IE with independent free(ware), open source, secure, uncrippled, unrestricted, updated, modern web browsers:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
- Chromium [Chrome stripped of Google adware/phone-home/spyware code]:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Firefox/Mozilla:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable 64-bit [free, open source]:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
also here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpenpack/files/X-Chromium/releases/
On my gaming laptop the customized executables are located in these folders:
C:\PORT\CHROME\X-Chromium.exe
and respctively:
C:\PORT\CHROME\BIN\CHROME\CHROME.EXE
CAUTION:
- Registry file below uses these values [example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above] to point to file names + their
respective locations. You need to replace all of them as needed to match your web browser executable(s) name(s) + location(s),
depending on the specific program(s) you are using.
- All 14 registry strings listed below need to be replaced with the ones matching your existing/installed/registered web browser(s)
[example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above]:
Chrome
Chromium
Chromium web browser
X-Chromium
ChromeHTML
ChromiumHTML
winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default
X-Chromium.File
XChromium.exe_.website
Chromium is a fast web browser for Windows.
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Enable next 2 registry keys below [remove the ; and space in front of them] to *completely* disable + replace Internet Explorer (IE)
; executable with your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser [example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above]:
; [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\IEXPLORE.EXE]
; "Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
; Next 7 registry keys below *completely* disable + replace all Edge executables with your favorite existing/installed/registered web
; browser [example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above]:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\LaunchWinApp.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msedge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeBCHost.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeDevTools.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v]
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Application]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationCompany"="Chromium"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open]
"ActivatableClassId"=-
"PackageId"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ContractId"=-
"DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:0
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\FirefoxHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\FirefoxHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\FirefoxURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\FirefoxURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
"winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\\Capabilities"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="Chromium is a fast web browser for Windows."
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".xhtml"="ChromeHTML"
".xht"="ChromeHTML"
".shtml"="ChromeHTML"
".html"="ChromeHTML"
".htm"="ChromeHTML"
".website"="XChromium.exe_.website"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\Startmenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"webcal"="ChromeHTML"
"urn"="ChromeHTML"
"tel"="ChromeHTML"
"smsto"="ChromeHTML"
"sms"="ChromeHTML"
"nntp"="ChromeHTML"
"news"="ChromeHTML"
"mms"="ChromeHTML"
"mailto"="ChromeHTML"
"irc"="ChromeHTML"
"https"="ChromeHTML"
"http"="ChromeHTML"
"ftp"="ChromeHTML"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\InstallInfo]
"IconsVisible"=dword:1
"ShowIconsCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --show-icons"
"HideIconsCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --hide-icons"
"ReinstallCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --make-default-browser"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open]
"Icon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open]
"Icon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".website"="XChromium.exe_.website"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.website]
@="XChromium.exe_.website"
"Content Type"="application/x-mswebsite"
"PerceivedType"="System"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.website\OpenWithProgIds]
"XChromium.exe_.website"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.website\OpenWithProgids]
"XChromium.exe_.website"=hex(0):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.website\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="Applications\\XChromium.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.website\OpenWithList\XChromium.exe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"ChromeCleanupEnabled"=dword:0
"ChromeCleanupReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
IMPORTANT:
In some cases you need to change the default web browser to match your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser for HTML
documents [.htm + .html] manually/by hand: Explorer -> right-click any .htm (and then repeat all these same steps for .html) file ->
select Properties -> under Opens with: click "Change..." button -> under Other options click "More apps |" -> in case your favorite
web browser name is not listed here scroll all the way to the bottom -> click "Look for another app on this PC" -> scroll to the
drive/partition/volume and (sub)folder where your favorite web browser executable is located -> double-click your located executable
-> click Open button -> click Apply button.
Change the default web browser to match your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser [examples]:
http://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-change-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-987604/
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95417/
http://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3229068/
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/change-your-default-browser-in-windows-10-020c58c6-7d77-797a-b74e-8f07946c5db6





Tweak Windows 10 Services



* 1st Things 1st:
*****************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Disable/Enable, Clean, Repair, Restore + Tweak Windows 10 telemetry, data collection, adware, tracking, spyware, forced, unused,
unnecessary, useless + bloat services:
- Guidance on disabling system services on Windows Server 2016 with Desktop Experience:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/security/windows-services/security-guidelines-for-disabling-system-services-in-windows-server/
- Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows 10:
http://www.minitool.com/news/windows-10-services-to-disable.html
- Windows 10 Services to Disable for Better Performance:
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-performance/
- Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.winhelp.us/disable-unneeded-services-in-windows.html
- Safely stop unnecessary Windows 10 services:
http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-safely-stop-unnecessary-Windows-10-services/
- 20 Unnecessary Background Services to Disable in Windows 10:
http://www.freshtechtips.com/2019/04/disable-unnecessary-services-in-windows.html
- 20 Services in Windows 10 that Can be Stopped Without Any Risk:
http://www.reginout.com/help-center/turn-off-windows-10-services-get-unfair-speed-boost/
- 25 Windows 10 Services to Disable for Performance & Better Gaming:
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-gaming/
- What Windows 10 Services Can I Disable:
http://www.briteccomputers.co.uk/posts/what-windows-10-services-can-i-disable/
- Delete a Service in Windows using Different Methods:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-remove-unwanted-service/
- Optimize Windows 10 Services for increased performance:
http://discourse.pi64.win/t/optimizing-windows-10-services-for-increased-performance/
- Windows services:
http://renenyffenegger.ch/notes/Windows/services/index/
- Windows 10 updates - One small step for man, one big...:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-10-updates-improvements-control.html
- Windows 10 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/
- Windows 10 Default Services Configuration:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-10-default-services-configuration/
- Windows 10 Default Services:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-services.html
- Which Windows services are safe to disable and when?:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/which-windows-services-are-safe-disable-when/
- 25 Windows 10 Services to Disable for Performance & Better Gaming:
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-gaming/
- Windows Services you can safely disable [Complete Guide]:
http://windowsreport.com/disable-windows-services/
- Per-user Services in Windows 10/2016/2019:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
- Disabling System Services in Windows Server 2016/2019 with Desktop Experience:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/security/windows-services/security-guidelines-for-disabling-system-services-in-windows-server/
See also how to disable individual services:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_components#Services
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4499-start-stop-disable-services-windows-10-a.html
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-start-and-stop-services-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-stop-restart-service-windows-10/
http://win10help.info/how-to-enable-or-disable-app-readiness-service-in-windows-10/
http://www.file.net/process/fmapp.exe.html
- MDGx "Turn OFF/ON Windows Services" section in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools -> "NOTE 2: DNS Client Service" section -> "More info:" paragraph:
http://www.mdgx.com/hosts.php#N2

* This is the list of stopped (+ disabled) services on my tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop (example):
http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#LAP
obtained by running services.msc: view/start/stop/disable, set to disabled/manual/automatic Windows Services -> Start button/orb ->
Run... -> hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> type:
services.msc
click OK or press Enter -> test + tweak each service by hand individually or in pairs/batches (if interdependent) *only* after learning
about them -> see links above.
Services that refuse to be disabled or to have their status changed from within SERVICES.MSC can be disabled/(re)enabled using RegEdit:
right-click RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] or its shortcut/link -> Run as Administrator -> go to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
Click left hand pane desired service name registry key [example: Dnscache] -> double-click right hand pane "Start" DWORD [REG_DWORD] registry value
-> change its numeric value to 4 [which means Disabled] -> press OK -> exit RegEdit.
IMPORTANT:
**********
- Your needs and custom hardware/software configurations for specific services may be different depeding on what you do with your
computer(s)/portable(s)/device(s), and/or what hardware/software you are using.
- Make sure to review carefully each service documentation, and most importantly each service "Dependencies" tab (example)
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Windows-10-Service-Dependencies.png
as shown in SERVICES.MSC *before* disabling them -> see links above.
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) [AarSvc]
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) xxxxxx [AarSvc_xxxxxx]
AllJoyn Router Service [AJRouter]
App Readiness [AppReadiness]
Application Identity (AppLocker) [AppIDSvc]
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) [AppXSvc]
AppLocker Filter [applockerfltr]
Auto Time Zone Updater [tzautoupdate]
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service [BDESVC]
Block Level Backup Engine Service [wbengine]
Cellular Time [autotimesvc]
Client License Service (ClipSVC) [ClipSVC]
Connected Devices Platform Service [CDPSvc]
Connected Devices Platform User Service [CDPUserSvc]
Connected Devices Platform User Service xxxxxx [CDPUserSvc_xxxxxx]
Connected User Experiences and Telemetry [DiagTrack]
Contact Data [PimIndexMaintenanceSvc]
Contact Data xxxxxx [PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_xxxxxx]
Credential Manager [VaultSvc]
Credential Enrollment Manager User Service [CredentialEnrollmentManagerUserSvc]
Credential Enrollment Manager User Service xxxxxx [CredentialEnrollmentManagerUserSvc_xxxxxx]
Cryptographic Services [CryptSvc]
Data Sharing Service [DsSvc]
Data Usage [DusmSvc]
Debug reg service [debugregsvc]
DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc [DeviceAssociationBroker]
DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc xxxxxxxx [DeviceAssociationBroker_xxxxxxxx]
Delivery Optimization [DoSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)"
Developer Tools Service [DeveloperToolsService]
Device Management Enrollment Service [DmEnrollmentSvc]
Device Management Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Push message Routing Service [dmwappushservice]
DNS Client [Dnscache]
Dolby DAX API Service [DolbyDAXAPI]
Downloaded Maps Manager [MapsBroker]
File History Service [fhsvc]
Fortemedia APO Control Service [FMAPOService]
Function Discovery Provider Host [fdPHost]
Function Discovery Resource Publication [FDResPub]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service [BcastDVRUserService]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service xxxxxx [BcastDVRUserService_xxxxxx]
Geolocation Service [lfsvc]
Graphics Performance Service [GraphicsPerfSvc]
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) [SharedAccess]
Local Profile Assistant Service [wlpasvc]
Messaging Service [MessagingService]
Messaging Service xxxxxx [MessagingService_xxxxxx]
Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant [wlidsvc]
Microsoft Passport [NgcSvc]
Microsoft Passport Container [NgcCtnrSvc]
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service [diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service]
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider [swprv]
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP [smphost]
Microsoft Store Install Service [InstallService]
Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service [SmsRouter]
Natural Authentication [NaturalAuthentication]
Network Connection Broker [NcbService]
Network Connectivity Assistant (NCA) [NcaSvc]
Optimize drives [defragsvc]
Parental Controls [WpcMonSvc]
Payments and NFC/SE Manager [SEMgrSvc]
Printer Extensions and Notifications [PrintNotify]
PrintWorkflow [PrintWorkflowUserSvc]
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience [QWAVE]
Remote Access Connection Manager [RasMan]
Routing and Remote Access [RemoteAccess]
Remote Registry [RemoteRegistry]
Retail Demo Service [RetailDemo]
Routing and Remote Access [RemoteAccess]
Security Center [wscsvc]
Spatial Data Service [SharedRealitySvc]
Storage Tiers Management [TieringEngineService]
Sync Host [OneSyncSvc]
Sync Host xxxxxx [OneSyncSvc_xxxxxx]
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper [lmhosts]
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service [TabletInputService]
Update Orchestrator Service [UsoSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)"
User Data Access [UserDataSvc]
User Data Access xxxxxx [UserDataSvc_xxxxxx]
User Data Storage [UnistoreSvc]
User Data Storage xxxxxx [UnistoreSvc_xxxxxx]
Volume Shadow Copy [VSS]
Volumetric Audio Compositor Service [VacSvc]
Wallet Service [WalletService]
Windows Backup [SDRSVC]
Windows Biometric Service [WbioSrvc]
Windows Camera Frame Server [FrameServer]
Windows Connection Manager [Wcmsvc]
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar [wcncsvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service [WdNisSvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Service [WinDefend]
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service [WEPHOSTSVC]
Windows Event Collector [Wecsvc]
Windows Insider Program (WIP) [wisvc]
Windows License Manager Service [LicenseManager]
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service [WMPNetworkSvc]
Windows Mixed Reality OpenXR Service [MixedRealityOpenXRSvc]
Windows Mobile Hotspot Service [icssvc]
Windows Perception Service [spectrum]
Windows Perception Simulation Service [perceptionsimulation]
Windows Push Notifications System Service [WpnService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service [WpnUserService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service xxxxxx [WpnUserService_xxxxxx]
Windows PushToInstall Service [PushToInstall]
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) [WinRM]
Windows Search [WSearch]
Windows Security Service [SecurityHealthService]
Windows Update [wuauserv] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)"
Windows Update Medic Service [WaaSMedicSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)"
WLAN AutoConfig [WlanSvc]
Work Folders [workfolderssvc]
Xbox Accessory Management Service [XboxGipSvc]
Xbox Live Auth Manager [XblAuthManager]
Xbox Live Game Save [XblGameSave]
Xbox Live Networking Service [XboxNetApiSvc]
NOTE:
Windows 10 introduced a new "breed" of Windows services: Per-User services, marked at the end of the name string with (an underscore: _
and) a 4-7 digit numeric string [Locally Unique IDentifier (LUID)], which are unique for each user and each user session.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-services.html
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Per-User services can be disabled + prevented from being (re)created by changing their default "FailureActions", "LaunchProtected",
"Security" + "UserServiceFlags" registry DWORD [REG_DWORD] or Binary [REG_BINARY] numeric values to null [dword:0 or hex:00/hex(0):]
[example]:
Disable Per-User service from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these
commands -> press Enter after each line [example]:
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v FailureActions /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
OR if method above does not work [using same example]:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
In case both methods above do not work due to Windows 10 registry protection, you may need to do this manually/by hand using RegEdit
[using same example]: right-click RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] or its shortcut/link ->
Run as Administrator -> go to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
and then to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services
and then to this registry key (if present):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services
Click left hand pane desired service name registry key [example: WpnUserService] (if present) -> double-click right hand pane "Start"
DWORD [REG_DWORD] registry value -> change its numeric value to 4 [which means Disabled]:
Start [REG_DWORD] = dword:4
-> press OK -> exit RegEdit.
Repeat same steps for the other 4 registry values above and set their DWORD [REG_DWORD] or Binary [REG_BINARY] numeric values to null
[dword:0 or hex:00/hex(0):] [see above]:
FailureActions [REG_BINARY] = hex:00/hex(0):
LaunchProtected [REG_DWORD] = dword:0
Security [REG_BINARY] = hex:00/hex(0):
UserServiceFlags [REG_DWORD] = dword:0
Restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.

* This is the list of running (+ enabled: automatic or manual) services on my tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop (example):
http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#LAP
obtained by running this command from an elevated DOS console (command prompt):
NET.EXE START>SVC_STARTED.TXT
AVCTP service
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service
Base Filtering Engine
Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service
Bluetooth Support Service
Clipboard User Service
CNG Key Isolation
COM+ Event System
CoreMessaging
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Device Association Service
Device Setup Manager
DHCP Client
Diagnostic Policy Service
Diagnostic Service Host
Diagnostic System Host
Display Enhancement Service
Display Policy Service
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Encrypting File System (EFS)
Extensible Authentication Protocol
Human Interface Device Service
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
IP Helper
Local Session Manager
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness
Network Store Interface Service
Plug and Play
Power
Print Spooler
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Radio Management Service
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
RPC Endpoint Mapper
Secondary Logon
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Security Accounts Manager
Server
Shell Hardware Detection
Software Protection
SSDP Discovery
State Repository Service
Storage Service
SysMain
System Event Notification Service
System Events Broker
Task Scheduler
Themes
Time Broker
User Data Access
User Data Storage
User Manager
User Profile Service
Web Account Manager
Windows Audio
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Windows Connection Manager
Windows Defender Firewall
Windows Event Log
Windows Font Cache Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Wired AutoConfig
WLAN AutoConfig
Workstation





Windows Settings (WS) + Control Panel (CP) Shortcuts



* Create Windows 8/8.1/10 Windows Settings (+ Metro/Tile/Store/UWP apps/programs/games/tools) shortcut(s) (.lnk): Desktop (empty spot)
-> right-click -> New -> Shortcut -> cut & paste respective "ms-settings:xxxx" text string listed below [not all are available, some
may differ depending on Windows OS edition and/or installed apps/features/programs/games/tools and/or configuration/settings]:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app/
See also Windows 10 Settings Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) shortcuts listed in WIN10SET.HTM (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_create_a_shortcut_to_any_windows_settings.html
http://tenop.com/windows-10-settings-links-launch-list-guide/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/ms-settings-commands-in-windows-10/
http://4sysops.com/wiki/list-of-ms-settings-uri-commands-to-open-specific-settings-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html
http://ss64.com/nt/syntax-settings.html
To access any of these Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) shortcuts: make sure you're logged in with Administrative/Sysadmin/SYSTEM
privileges -> hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command -> press Enter:
ms-settings:
OR:
EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:
See also "Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMG) Control Panel" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Main window:
Windows Settings (main) = ms-settings:

* Accounts:
Access Work/School = ms-settings:workplace
E-mail + App Accounts = ms-settings:emailandaccounts
Family + Other People = ms-settings:otherusers
Set up Kiosk = ms-settings:assignedaccess
Sign-in options = ms-settings:signinoptions | ms-settings:signinoptions-dynamiclock
Sync Your Settings = ms-settings:sync
Windows Hello setup = ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfaceenrollment | ms-settings:signinoptions-launchfingerprintenrollment
Your Info = ms-settings:yourinfo
Provisioning = ms-settings:workplace-provisioning
Provisioning = ms-settings:provisioning
Windows Anywhere = ms-settings:windowsanywhere

* Apps:
Apps + Features = ms-settings:appsfeatures
App Features = ms-settings:appsfeatures-app (reset, manage add-ons, downloadable content)
Apps for Websites = ms-settings:appsforwebsites
Default Apps = ms-settings:defaultapps
Manage Optional Features = ms-settings:optionalfeatures
Offline Maps = ms-settings:maps | ms-settings:maps-downloadmaps
Startup Apps = ms-settings:startupapps
Video Playback = ms-settings:videoplayback

* Devices:
Audio + Speech = ms-settings:holographic-audio
AutoPlay = ms-settings:autoplay
Bluetooth = ms-settings:bluetooth
Connected Devices = ms-settings:connecteddevices
Mouse + Touchpad = ms-settings:mousetouchpad
Pen + Ink = ms-settings:pen
Printers + Scanners = ms-settings:printers
Touchpad = ms-settings:devices-touchpad
Typing = ms-settings:typing
USB = ms-settings:usb
Wheel = ms-settings:wheel (available if Dial paired)
Mobile Device/Phone = ms-settings:mobile-devices

* Ease of Access:
Audio = ms-settings:easeofaccess-audio
Closed Captions = ms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
Color Filters = ms-settings:easeofaccess-colorfilter
Cursor + Pointer Size = ms-settings:easeofaccess-cursorandpointersize
Display = ms-settings:easeofaccess-display
Eye Control = ms-settings:easeofaccess-eyecontrol
Fonts = ms-settings:fonts
High Contrast = ms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Holographic headset = ms-settings:holographic-headset
Keyboard = ms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Magnifier = ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Mouse = ms-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Narrator = ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Speech = ms-settings:easeofaccess-speechrecognition

* Extras:
Extras = ms-settings:extras (available if extra/other MS/3rd party apps installed)

* Gaming:
Broadcasting = ms-settings:gaming-broadcasting
Game bar = ms-settings:gaming-gamebar
Game DVR = ms-settings:gaming-gamedvr
Game Mode = ms-settings:gaming-gamemode
Play Game Full Screen = ms-settings:quietmomentsgame [available if compatible game(s) installed]
TruePlay = ms-settings:gaming-trueplay (available if TruePlay enabled)
Xbox Networking = ms-settings:gaming-xboxnetworking

* Network + Internet:
Airplane mode = ms-settings:network-airplanemode | ms-settings:proximity
Cellular + SIM = ms-settings:network-cellular
Data Usage = ms-settings:datausage (available if using metered internet connection/network)
Dial-up = ms-settings:network-dialup
DirectAccess = ms-settings:network-directaccess (available if DirectAccess enabled)
Ethernet = ms-settings:network-ethernet
Manage Known Networks = ms-settings:network-wifisettings
Mobile Hotspot = ms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
NFC = ms-settings:nfctransactions
Proxy = ms-settings:network-proxy
Status = ms-settings:network-status | ms-settings:network
VPN = ms-settings:network-vpn
Wi-Fi = ms-settings:network-wifi (available if device has Wi-Fi adapter)
Wi-Fi Calling = ms-settings:network-wificalling (available if Wi-Fi calling enabled)

* Personalization:
Background = ms-settings:personalization-background
Choose which folders appear on Start = ms-settings:personalization-start-places
Colors = ms-settings:personalization-colors | ms-settings:colors
Lock Screen = ms-settings:lockscreen
Personalization (category) = ms-settings:personalization
Start = ms-settings:personalization-start
Taskbar = ms-settings:taskbar
Themes = ms-settings:themes

* Privacy:
Account Info = ms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Activity History = ms-settings:privacy-activityhistory
App Diagnostics = ms-settings:privacy-appdiagnostics
Automatic File Downloads = ms-settings:privacy-automaticfiledownloads
Background Apps = ms-settings:privacy-backgroundapps
Calendar = ms-settings:privacy-calendar
Call History = ms-settings:privacy-callhistory
Camera = ms-settings:privacy-webcam
Contacts = ms-settings:privacy-contacts
Documents = ms-settings:privacy-documents
E-mail = ms-settings:privacy-email
Eye Tracker = ms-settings:privacy-eyetracker
Feedback + Diagnostics = ms-settings:privacy-feedback
File System = ms-settings:privacy-broadfilesystemaccess
General = ms-settings:privacy-general
Location = ms-settings:privacy-location
Messaging = ms-settings:privacy-messaging
Microphone = ms-settings:privacy-microphone
Motion = ms-settings:privacy-motion
Notifications = ms-settings:privacy-notifications
Other Devices = ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Pictures = ms-settings:privacy-pictures
Radios = ms-settings:privacy-radios
Speech, Inking + Typing = ms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
Tasks = ms-settings:privacy-tasks
Videos = ms-settings:privacy-videos

* System:
About = ms-settings:about
Advanced display settings = ms-settings:display-advanced
Battery Saver = ms-settings:batterysaver
Battery Saver settings = ms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Battery Use = ms-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Clipboard = ms-settings:clipboard
Display = ms-settings:display
Default Save Locations = ms-settings:savelocations
Display = ms-settings:screenrotation
Duplicating My Display = ms-settings:quietmomentspresentation
During these Hours = ms-settings:quietmomentsscheduled
Encryption = ms-settings:deviceencryption
Focus Assist = ms-settings:quiethours | ms-settings:quietmomentshome
Graphics settings = ms-settings:display-advancedgraphics
Messaging = ms-settings:messaging
Multitasking = ms-settings:multitasking
Night Light settings = ms-settings:nightlight
Mobile Device/Phone = ms-settings:phone-defaultapps
Projecting to This PC = ms-settings:project
Shared Experiences = ms-settings:crossdevice
Tablet mode = ms-settings:tabletmode
Taskbar = ms-settings:taskbar
Notifications + Actions = ms-settings:notifications
Remote Desktop = ms-settings:remotedesktop
Power + Sleep = ms-settings:powersleep
Sounds = ms-settings:sounds
App Volume + Device preferences = ms-settings:apps-volume
Storage = ms-settings:storagesense
Storage Sense = ms-settings:storagepolicies

* Time + Language:
Date + Time = ms-settings:dateandtime
Japan IME settings = ms-settings:regionlanguage-jpnime
Language = ms-settings:keyboard
Pinyin IME settings = ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-pinyin
Speech = ms-settings:speech
Wubi IME settings = ms-settings:regionlanguage-chsime-wubi (available if MS Wubi input editor installed)

* Update + Security:
Activation = ms-settings:activation
Backup = ms-settings:backup
Delivery Optimization = ms-settings:delivery-optimization
Find My Device = ms-settings:findmydevice
For Developers = ms-settings:developers
Recovery = ms-settings:recovery
Troubleshoot = ms-settings:troubleshoot
Windows Security = ms-settings:windowsdefender
Windows Insider Program = ms-settings:windowsinsider | ms-settings:windowsinsider-optin
Windows Update = ms-settings:windowsupdate
Check for Updates = ms-settings:windowsupdate-action
Windows Update Advanced options = ms-settings:windowsupdate-options
Windows Update Restart options = ms-settings:windowsupdate-restartoptions
Windows Update View update history = ms-settings:windowsupdate-history





Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/



* For more tweaks, hacks + fixes -> see also (all included):
- MDGx: Win10 Block Tools (10_BLOCK) -> see 10_BLOCK.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT
- MDGx: Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links -> see WINDOWS8.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
- MDGx: Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links -> see WINDOWS7.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Some apply to Windows 10.

* Windows 10 Tweaks + Fixes web sites:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/category/windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.howtogeek.com/
http://www.tweaks.com/windows-10/
http://www.tweakhound.com/tweaking-windows-10/
http://www.techspot.com/
http://www.smallvoid.com/
http://www.intowindows.com/?s=windows+10
http://www.askvg.com/category/windows-10/
http://www.ghacks.net/category/windows/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/
http://www.winhelponline.com/

* Disable/Reenable/Uninstall/Reinstall Windows 10 preinstalled/built-in/hidden/uninstallable Store Apps:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/remove-provisioned-apps-during-update/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/remove-provisioned-apps-during-update/#registry-keys-for-provisioned-apps
http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/
http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-remove-all-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html#option3
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/remove_windows_10_apps_using_powershell.html
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-remove-bloatware-windows-10/
http://appuals.com/how-to-remove-bloatware-on-windows-10/
http://appuals.com/how-to-uninstall-programs-on-windows-10-that-wont-uninstall/
http://mbplace.net/hacks.html
Use 1 of these tools [free(ware)]:
- O&O AppBuster uninstalls/reinstalls preinstalled/built-in/hidden Windows 10 Store Apps:
http://www.oo-software.com/en/ooappbuster/
File:
http://dl5.oo-software.com/files/ooappbuster/OOAPB.exe
- 10AppsManager uninstalls/reinstalls preinstalled/built-in/hidden Windows 10 Store Apps:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/10appsmanager-windows-10/
File:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/10amW10.zip
- Windows10Debloater using PowerShell script files (.ps1):
http://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/
Files [right-click each 1 -> Save as...]:
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/master/Windows10Debloater.ps1
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/master/Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run one of these commands [using default Downloads folder] -> press Enter:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1
[and click desired selection boxes] or:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\Windows10Debloater.ps1
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.GetHelp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MSPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Office.OneNote_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.OneConnect_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.People_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Print3D_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Wallet_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCamera_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.3DBuilder_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.HEVCVideoExtension_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Messaging_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Prefetch, SuperFetch + SysMain services in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99821-enable-disable-superfetch-windows.html
http://www.technipages.com/windows-enable-disable-superfetch/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Network Location Awareness (NLA) service (NlaSvc) Active Probing + Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) Taskbar
icon in Windows 8/8.1/10:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4494446/
http://newsignature.com/articles/network-location-awareness-service-can-ruin-day-fix/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/winsock/network-location-awareness-service-provider-nla--2/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator]
"DisablePassivePolling"=dword:1
"NoActiveProbe"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
SIDE EFFECT:
************
Your active internet/network/LAN/WAN/Wi-Fi/wireless connection might report this false error (NCSI Taskbar icon):
"No Internet"
even if it works properly.
http://superuser.com/questions/1400187/
In such cases you can (re)enable these 2 registry values:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator]
"DisablePassivePolling"=dword:0
"NoActiveProbe"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn ON/Repair NTFS Long Paths (> 260 characters) in Windows 10/2016/2019:
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.FileSys::LongPathsEnabled
http://superuser.com/questions/1119883/
http://www.howtogeek.com/266621/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-enable-ntfs-long-paths-in-windows-10/
NFR 4.6.2 + NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10:
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/jeremykuhne/2016/07/30/net-4-6-2-and-long-paths-on-windows-10/
Install NEWest available version of Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributables (NFR):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON classic style Volume Control in Windows 10:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/enable-old-volume-control-in-windows-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF automatic install of Suggested Apps + Windows App Store Suggestions:
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/23/how-to-block-the-automatic-installation-of-suggested-windows-10-apps/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24117-turn-off-app-suggestions-start-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Pin to Taskbar/Pin to Start Menu right-click items for files/folders/items/links:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5547-taskbar-pinned-programs-enable-disable.html
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/pin-to-taskbar-missing-in-windows-7/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/Uninstall/Disable Cortana, Cortana Search [SearchUI.exe], Web Search, Bing/MSN Search + Location Detection:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-web-search-windows-10-april-update/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-cortana-in-windows-10/
http://thinkmobiles.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-cortana/
http://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-uninstall-cortana/
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-disable-searchuiexe-windows-10.htm
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
"ConnectedSearchUseWebOverMeteredConnections"=dword:0
"AllowCortana"=dword:0
"DisableWebSearch"=dword:1
"ConnectedSearchUseWeb"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
"AllowSearchToUseLocation"=dword:0
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
"AllowSearchToUseLocation"=dword:0
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.13.0.18362_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppXPackage
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
C:
CD %WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy
TAKEOWN.EXE /f SearchUI.exe
ICACLS.EXE SearchUI.exe /grant Administrators:F
TASKKILL.EXE /f /im SearchUI.exe
REN SearchUI.exe SearchUI.OLD

* Turn OFF Advertising/Suggestions/Promotions + turn ON Private Browsing in Cortana, Edge, Internet Explorer (IE) + Search in Windows 10:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/opt-out-stop-personalized-windows-10/
http://www.howtogeek.com/269331/how-to-disable-all-of-windows-10s-built-in-advertising/
http://choice.microsoft.com/opt-out/
http://account.microsoft.com/privacy/
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/browsing-history-on-the-privacy-dashboard-550e772a-04c9-3e9a-3ec0-762519df5e11
http://support.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/view-and-delete-browser-history-in-microsoft-edge-00cf7943-a9e1-975a-a33d-ac10ce454ca4
http://www.top-password.com/blog/delete-microsoft-edge-ie-browsing-history-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-cortana-microsoft-edge-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/download-disable-cortana-in-microsoft-edge/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-ads-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81383-turn-off-cortana-browsing-history-permissions-windows-10-a.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/265027/how-to-disable-cortana-in-windows-10/
http://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/05/how-to-disable-bing-search-in-windows-10-version-2004-and-newer/
http://technoresult.com/disable-edge-inprivate-browsing-mode-using-registry-settings/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3025709/
http://www.ubergizmo.com/how-to/disable-bing-search-windows-10/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/disable-turn-off-inprivate-browsing-ie-microsoft-edge/
Internet Explorer (IE) web browser:
A. Go to:
http://choice.microsoft.com/opt-out/
B. Turn OFF all ads:
- Personalized ads in this browser.
- Personalized ads wherever I use my Microsoft account.
C. Go to:
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
D. UNcheck all boxes:
- "All Participating Companies".
- "Companies Customizing Ads For Your Browser".
E. Go to [only if using a Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail e-mail/membership/subscription account]:
http://account.microsoft.com/privacy/
UNcheck/opt out of all ads/promotions/suggestions boxes/options.
F. Internet Explorer (IE) 9/10/11/newer "Block Tracking" (Geolocation Detection) + "Automatic (Forced) Upgrade":
http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2012/09/do-not-allow-websites-to-get-your.html
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2843950/
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/7996-internet-explorer-10-auto-update-enable-disable.html
http://www.itninja.com/question/ie10-turn-off-auto-updates/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Geolocation]
"BlockAllWebsites"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Geolocation]
"BlockAllWebsites"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
G. Turn OFF Internet Explorer (IE) Security Check:
http://www.windows-security.org/65c2e8edd3108cdb6fc985493bb2fa38/turn-off-the-security-settings-check-feature/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
H. HTTP cookies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IE11
I. Install AdBlock Plus (ABP) for Internet Explorer (IE) (free, open source):
http://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer
http://eyeo.to/adblockplus/ie_install/internet-explorer
J. Restart your browser.
Cortana, Edge web browser, Internet Explorer (IE) web browser + Search:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
"AllowCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy]
"EnableInPrivateBrowsing"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge]
"AllowInPrivate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowInPrivate"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF right-click context menu limited to 16 items or less with 15 or more files selected in Windows 7/8/8.1/10
(example: limit increased to 9999):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2022295/
http://docs.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/windows-client/shell-experience/context-menus-shortened-select-over-15-files/
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-open-more-than-15-files-at-once-from-context-menu-in-windows/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:0000270f
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:0000270f
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:0000270f
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Reorder files + folders names alphabetically by logical numeric value in Windows XP/newer:
http://web.archive.org/web/20150226105024/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319827/
See "SYSTEM RESTRICTIONS" in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip9.htm#RESTRICT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoStrCmpLogical"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoStrCmpLogical"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoStrCmpLogical"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF ALL M$ Feeds [msfeed*.dll + msfeed*.exe]:
http://getadmx.com/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Feeds/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Feeds]
"SyncTask"=-
"SyncStatus"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Feeds]
"SyncTask"=-
"SyncStatus"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Boot/Logon/Startup/Launch Sounds in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61302-turn-off-startup-sound-windows-10-a.html
WinaeroTweaker:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836
File:
http://www.winaero.com/request.php?1796
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation]
"DisableStartupSound"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation]
"DisableStartupSound"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\BootAnimation]
"DisableStartupSound"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Telemetry, Data collect/log, "customer experience", unwanted "offers", Wi-Fi Sense, AutoUpdate,
Defender, Office, Diagnostics log/report, reinstall/uninstall undesired/spyware Windows Updates (WU):
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-defender-windows-10-fall-creators-update/
http://heimdalsecurity.com/en/windows-10-security-guide/privacy/
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft-store
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/privacy/windows-diagnostic-data/
http://privacy.microsoft.com/
WinaeroTweaker:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836
File:
http://www.winaero.com/request.php?1796
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF File History:
http://www.eightforums.com/threads/file-history-enable-or-disable-in-windows-8.7706/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory]
"Disabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory]
"Disabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\FileHistory]
"Disabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF User Account Control (UAC) + Limited User Account (LUA) service (LUAfv) annoyances:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF + Tweak Desktop + Interface (GUI, Shell, API) Annoyances:
MenuShowDelay:
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#MENUDELAY
TileWallpaper:
http://www.mdgx.com/98-1.htm#STRETCH
CursorBlinkRate:
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#BLINK
NoAutoReturnToWelcome:
http://sourceforge.net/p/unattended/mailman/message/32062919/
WindowArrangementActive:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4343-turn-off-snap-windows-windows-10-a.html
JointResize, SnapAssist + SnapFill:
http://superuser.com/questions/1516878/
DockMoving:
http://superuser.com/questions/1039039/
DockTargetMouseWidth:
http://superuser.com/questions/1462732/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Diagnostic Tracing, Data Collection/Logging, Telemetry + Performance Counters:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7032-change-diagnostic-data-settings-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/118019-enable-disable-delete-diagnostic-data-windows-10-a.html
http://pcauthorities.com/pc-speed/how-to-disable-performance-counters-in-windows-xp/
http://heimdalsecurity.com/en/windows-10-security-guide/privacy/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-disable-windows-10-telemetry/
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft-store
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/privacy/windows-diagnostic-data/
http://privacy.microsoft.com/
Microsoft Extensible Performance Counter List (EXCTRLST.EXE) 32-bit tool displays, enables + disables extensible performance counters
for installed DLLs [616 KB]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160722103758/http://download.microsoft.com/download/win2000platform/exctrlst/1.00.0.1/nt5/en-us/exctrlst_setup.exe
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection]
"DisableDeviceDelete"=-
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DiagTrack\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DiagTrack]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DiagTrack\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DiagTrack]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DiagTrack\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DiagTrack]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection]
"AllowTelemetry"=dword:0
"MaxTelemetryAllowed"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack]
"ShowedToastAtLevel"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack]
"ShowedToastAtLevel"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Diagnostics\Performance]
"DisableDiagnosticTracing"=dword:1
"Disable Performance Counters"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Diagnostics\Performance]
"DisableDiagnosticTracing"=dword:1
"Disable Performance Counters"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Diagnostics\Performance]
"DisableDiagnosticTracing"=dword:1
"Disable Performance Counters"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF geo(graphical) (GPS) location tracking + Location Services for accounts, apps + connected devices:
http://winbuzzer.com/2020/07/14/windows-10-how-to-turn-on-or-turn-off-location-services-xcxwbn/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/13225-turn-off-location-services-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\location]
"Value"="deny"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\location]
"Value"="deny"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\location]
"Value"="deny"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Access + Writing for ALL Removable/USB Disks/Drives/HDDs/SSDs/NVMes/Flash Memory Cards/Sticks:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/registry-hack-to-disable-writing-to-usb-drives/
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX236681/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Storage\EnabledDenyGP]
"DenyAllGPState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Storage\EnabledDenyGP]
"DenyAllGPState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\StorageDevicePolicies]
"WriteProtect"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Storage\EnabledDenyGP]
"DenyAllGPState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageManagement\SpacesSMP\ConnectedSubsystems\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}]
"CacheEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageManagement\SpacesSMP\ConnectedSubsystems\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}]
"CacheEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\StorageManagement\SpacesSMP\ConnectedSubsystems\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}]
"CacheEnabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Increase Cached Icons numeric value to max(imum) in Explorer, File Manager (FM) + 3rd party replacements:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip1.htm#THRASH
Microsoft + MDGx File Manager (FM) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"Max Cached Icons"="65535"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Automatic/Scheduled Maintenance in Windows 8/8.1/10:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/automatic-maintenance-disable-schedule-windows-8-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Maintenance]
"MaintenanceDisabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Apps Advertising ID for relevant ads:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76453-advertising-id-relevant-ads-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* UNhide file/folder (directory)/protocol/shortcut/link extensions (examples):
http://www.winaero.com/blog/show-hide-file-extensions-windows-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\dllfile]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}]
"AlwaysShowExt"=""
"EditFlags"=hex:01
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Internet File Association (Search web for unknown extension) service:
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.InternetCommunicationManagement::ShellNoUseInternetOpenWith_2
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Add frequently used/useful apps, Control Panel (CP)/Windows Settings (WS) items, shortcuts + tools to Desktop right-click menu (examples):
-> see "Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMG) Control Panel" chapter ->
"* Control Panel (CP) Commands, Shortcuts + Folders in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (examples):" section in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
See also Windows 10 Settings Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) shortcuts listed in WIN10SET.HTM (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
Some of my favorite must-have tools [free(ware)] (examples) -> see TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
also here:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
and here:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
- AutoRuns:
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns/
- NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
- Default Programs Editor (DPE):
http://www.defaultprogramseditor.com/
- Classic Task Manager (TM) Windows 7 style:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-good-old-task-manager-in-windows-8/
- WinaeroTweaker:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836
- Open-Shell:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/
- grepWin:
http://tools.stefankueng.com/grepWin.html
- Policy Plus:
http://github.com/Fleex255/PolicyPlus/
- ClickOff:
http://johanneshuebner.com/quickcms/index.html%3Fde_downloads,2.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs]
@="Add/Uninstall Programs + Features (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="appwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext]
@="Associate File Extension With... (Default Program)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,60"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio]
@="Audio Volume Mixer (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SNDVOL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio\command]
@="SNDVOL.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS]
@="Bluetooth Settings (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="bthprops.cpl,2"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype]
@="ClearType Text Tuner (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CTTUNE.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype\command]
@="CTTUNE.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp]
@="Colors, Appearance + Transparency = Aero (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,18"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\\1\\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}\\pageColorization"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS]
@="Control Panel (CP) (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS]
@="Windows Settings = a.k.a. Control Panel (CP) (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons]
@="Desktop Icons Settings (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DESK.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL DESK.CPL,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr]
@="Device Manager (DevMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="hdwwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DEVMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn]
@="Devices + Printers"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE Printers"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman]
@="Disk Manager (DiskMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DISKMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD]
@="DOS Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CMD.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD\command]
@="CMD.EXE /K CD /D COLOR 07 && TITLE \"Administrator DOS Console\""
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess]
@="Ease of Access Center (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UTILMAN.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess\command]
@="UTILMAN.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv]
@="Firewall + Advanced Security (WF.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="FirewallControlPanel.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S WF.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt]
@="Files, Folders + Explorer Options (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="fde.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 7"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode]
@="Omnipotent/Master/Mega/“god mode” (OMG) Control Panel"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="WSCUI.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig]
@="System Configuration (MSConfig)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSCONFIG.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig\command]
@="MSCONFIG.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter]
@="Network + Internet Center (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp]
@="Optional Features + Components (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="OptionalFeatures.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp\command]
@="OptionalFeatures.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell]
@="PowerShell Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"Icon"="powershell.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell\command]
@="powershell.exe -noExit -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -ImportSystemModules -command Set-Location -literalPath '%V'"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\REGEDIT.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\REGEDIT.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services]
@="Services (Services.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S SERVICES.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds]
@="Sounds (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="mmsys.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo]
@="System Info (MSInfo)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSINFO32.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo\command]
@="MSINFO32.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop]
@="System Properties + OS Info (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="sysdm.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE system"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv]
@="System Properties Advanced (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,81"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv\command]
@="SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart]
@="Taskbar + Start Menu/Orb Properties (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,75"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd]
@="Task Scheduler (TaskSchd.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SETUPAPI.DLL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS]
"MUIVerb"="Themes (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"ControlPanelName"="Microsoft.Personalization"
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS]
@="Wallpaper (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-110"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\\pageWallpaper"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog]
@="Default Programs (Associate with...) (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,19"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power]
@="Power (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="powercfg.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop]
@="Internet Explorer (IE) Properties (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="inetcpl.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt]
@="Installed Updates (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="wuapi.dll,1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse]
@="Mouse Pointers (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="main.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE MAIN.CPL,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network]
@="Network Connections (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman]
@="Task Manager (TaskMgr)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="TASKMGR.EXE,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman\command]
@="TASKMGR.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts]
@="User Accounts (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="netplwiz.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts\command]
@="netplwiz.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug]
@="Plug/Unplug Removable Drives (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="HotPlug.dll,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale]
@="Display + HD Color (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DpiScaling.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale\command]
@="DpiScaling.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl]
@="User Account Control (UAC) (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UserAccountControlSettings.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl\command]
@="UserAccountControlSettings.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS]
@="Notification Area Icons (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS]
@="System Icons (Classic)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \\SystemIcons,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp]
@="KILL UNresponsive Task(s) !"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-98"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp\command]
@="CMD.EXE /C TASKKILL.EXE /F /FI \"status eq NOT RESPONDING\" && COLOR B3 && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="Windows Mode: DARK “Side” || LIGHT “Force” •••••••>"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,-1"
"SubCommands"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="DARK “Side” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5412"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="LIGHT “Force” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5411"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt]
@="ReBOOT/ReSTART with Advanced BOOT Options"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="diagperf.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt\command]
@="SHUTDOWN.EXE /R /O /F /T 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Hide (Currently) Disabled/Disconnected/Inactive/Orphan/Phantom/Remote/Removed Drives/Partitions/Volumes in Explorer, File Manager (FM)
+ 3rd party replacements and turn OFF "Could not reconnect all network drives" notification:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/6969-drives-hide-show-empty-drives-computer-folder.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145379-disable-could-not-reconnect-all-network-drives-notification-windows.html
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-could-not-reconnect-all-network-drives-notification-in-windows-10/
Microsoft + MDGx File Manager (FM) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider]
"RestoreConnection"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider]
"RestoreConnection"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Show (Previously) Disabled/Disconnected/Inactive/Orphan/Phantom/Remote/Removed Drives/Partitions/Volumes in Explorer, File Manager (FM)
+ 3rd party replacements and turn ON "Could not reconnect all network drives" notification:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/6969-drives-hide-show-empty-drives-computer-folder.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/145379-disable-could-not-reconnect-all-network-drives-notification-windows.html
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-could-not-reconnect-all-network-drives-notification-in-windows-10/
Microsoft + MDGx File Manager (FM) (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider]
"RestoreConnection"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider]
"RestoreConnection"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Switch between Windows System + Windows Apps Dark [Side ;-/] + Light [Force ;-/] Modes:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-switch-between-light-and-dark-colors-schedule-automatically-windows-10/
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-dark-theme/
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/enable-light-mode-windows-10/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-enable-disable-dark-mode-windows-10/
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-windows-10/
Start Button/Orb -> Settings -> Personalization [Background, lock screen, colors] -> left hand Colors menu
EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:personalization-colors
-> Choose your color drop down menu -> Dark (example).
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
Turn ON The Dark "Side" Mode batch file:
"If you only knew the power of the Dark Side." ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEcwAWi6dk
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Turn ON The Dark "Side" Mode:
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Turn ON The Light "Force" Mode batch file:
"The Force will be with you. Always." ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycCAHYvAUl4
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Turn ON The Light "Force" Mode:
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Windows Insider Program (WIP) to block automatic/forced/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent installation of all
untested, unsafe, buggy/flawed beta, developer, interim, pre-release, preview, test Windows 10 update builds, some of whom ask for money or
charge your debit/credit card/wallet/money account at the end of their time limited trial/deadline/expiration period:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/63585-enable-disable-insider-build-settings-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"ManagePreviewBuilds"=dword:1
"ManagePreviewBuildsPolicyValue"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PreviewBuilds]
"AllowBuildPreview"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.
Unenroll/unregister/unsubscribe/terminate existent Windows Insider Program (WIP) account:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157018-how-leave-windows-insider-program-unregister-account.html
Leave Windows Insider Program (WIP) account:
http://insider.windows.com/leave-program/
Unenroll/unregister/unsubscribe from WIP e-mail updates OR disable all upcoming WIP messages by adding the WIP account e-mail
address to your block (from) sender list, which varies depending on your e-mail service provider +/- e-mail software.

* Turn OFF Windows Hello for Business biometrics facial/fingerprint recognition login, Windows Hello PIN, Windows Hello Setup
notification + Natural Authentication (NaturalAuthentication) service in order to block unnecessary biometrics notifications +
Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail e-mail/membership/subscription accounts in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117987-enable-disable-windows-hello-biometrics-windows-10-a.html
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-block-microsoft-accounts-in-windows-10/
http://www.techilife.com/how-to-remove-windows-hello-pin-sign-in-options/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-10-face-recognition-or-fingerprint-login/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-hello-pin-setup-in-windows-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\Settings]
"AllowYourAccount"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowYourAccount]
"value"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowSignInOptions]
"value"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Rename the %WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] folder to
something else (example) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" NGC_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF unnecessary, obsolete + unsafe TCP/IP NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System) Helper service [lmhosts] + NetBIOS
over TCP/IP (NetBT, NBT) protocol for internet connections IF not using NetBT/NBT networks +/- sharing data/files/printers over
internet/networks using OLDer/obsolete NetBT/NBT protocol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBIOS_over_TCP/IP
http://windowsreport.com/how-to-disable-netbios/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/313314/
http://10dsecurity.com/saying-goodbye-netbios/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc940063.aspx
http://support.hidemyass.com/hc/articles/202720396/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/the-problem-with-netbios/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------
Run Control Panel (CP) Network + Internet Center -> hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... box -> type
CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
-> press Enter -> (double-)click your active/running broadband/cable/Ethernet/local/satellite/internet/network/LAN/WAN/NIC/Wi-Fi/wireless/etc
connection icon -> Properties button -> Networking tab -> This connection is using the following items: -> Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4) -> General tab -> Advanced... button -> WINS tab -> check Enable LMHOSTS lookup box -> NetBIOS setting -> check Disable NetBIOS
over TCP/IP box -> Apply/OK.

* Turn OFF Secure (Dimmed) Desktop for User Account Control (UAC) prompt in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232766.aspx
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/112520-enable-disable-dimmed-secure-desktop-uac-prompt-windows.html
http://github.com/okieselbach/Intune/blob/master/DisablePromptOnSecureDesktop.ps1
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Repair Start Menu, Taskbar Pinned Icons right-click menu, Date + Time popup NOT working in Windows 10:
http://superuser.com/questions/1452901/
http://windowsreport.com/taskbar-not-working-windows-10/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-right-click-not-working-on-start-menu-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/enable-secret-hidden-continuum-ui-new-start-screen-in-windows-10-tp3/
http://thewindowscentral.com/windows-10-start-menu-not-working/
http://www.technipages.com/windows-10-date-popup-does-not-work/
File:
http://www.technipages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TimeZoneRestore.zip
Extract TimeZoneRestore.reg from archive above -> right-click TimeZoneRestore.reg (see above) -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to
all prompts.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher]
"UseExperience"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn ON Dots Per Inch (DPI) display scaling (system-wide + per-process), improve text font readability + fix blurry apps in Windows 10:
http://windowsreport.com/microsoft-apps-blurry/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-apps-might-be-blurry-problem-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/100793-turn-off-fix-scaling-apps-blurry-windows-10-a.html
http://wpvkp.com/fix-blurry-text-windows-10/
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Display::DisplayPerProcessSystemDpiSettings
http://www.eightforums.com/threads/global-dpi-scaling-disable-for-win8-1-for-all-files-users.42452/
http://pureinfotech.com/fix-windows-10-dpi-scaling-virtual-machine-high-definition-displays/
http://superuser.com/questions/1244934/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20516428/
Run ClearType Text Tuner: hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command -> press Enter
CTTUNE.EXE
-> tweak text clarity to match your visual preferences -> press Finish.
Access Advanced Scaling settings: hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command ->
press Enter
ms-settings:display-advanced
-> turn ON Fix Scaling for apps/programs/games/tools that are blurry.
Windows 10 DPI Fix:
http://windows10-dpi-fix.xpexplorer.com/
File:
http://www.xpexplorer.com/installers/2.1/Windows10_DPI_FIX.exe
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON + Tweak Night Light (Blue Light) Display color reduction mode in Windows 10 (example of custom setting):
http://win10faq.com/windows-10-night-light-not-working/
http://community.windows.com/stories/the-night-light-rises/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/simple-questions-what-night-light-windows-10-and-how-use-it/
Access Night Light settings: hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command ->
press Enter:
ms-settings:nightlight
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount\$$windows.data.bluelightreduction.bluelightreductionstate\Current]
"Data"=hex:02,00,00,00,54,83,08,4a,03,ba,d2,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,10,00,\
d0,0a,02,c6,14,b8,8e,9d,d0,b4,c0,ae,e9,01,00
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount\$$windows.data.bluelightreduction.bluelightreductionstate\Current]
"Data"=hex:02,00,00,00,54,83,08,4a,03,ba,d2,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,10,00,\
d0,0a,02,c6,14,b8,8e,9d,d0,b4,c0,ae,e9,01,00
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF, Disable + Uninstall/Remove Windows Defender (WD) background monitors, services, Windows Security + Security Center in Windows 10:
http://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/powershell/windows/defender/set-mppreference/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10/
http://gist.github.com/pe3zx/7c5e0080c3b0869ccba1f1dc2ea0c5e0/
http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-windows-defender-security-center-app-in-windows-10/
http://getadmx.com/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows%20Defender
http://getadmx.com/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows%20Defender/Real-Time%20Protection
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-how-turn-off-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html
... And then replace these basic/primitive built-in tools with better/professional grade 3rd party anti-malware/anti-virus tools [free(ware),
crippled or/and limited time free trial]:
http://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/windows-defender-vs-antiviruses-is-defender-enough-for-you/
http://www.techradar.com/best/best-antivirus/
http://www.mdgx.com/vir.htm#AVS
Examples:
- TotalAV:
http://www.totalav.com/free-download
- Kaspersky:
http://www.kaspersky.com/free-cloud-antivirus
- Avira:
http://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus
- BitDefender:
http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html
- MalwareBytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:1
"DisableAntiVirus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpEngine]
"MpEnablePus"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection]
"DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable"=dword:1
"DisableRealtimeMonitoring"=dword:1
"DisableRawWriteNotification"=dword:1
"DisableOnAccessProtection"=dword:1
"DisableIOAVProtection"=dword:1
"DisableBehaviorMonitoring"=dword:1
"LocalSettingOverrideDisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableInformationProtectionControl"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet]
"DisableBlockAtFirstSeen"=dword:1
"SpynetReporting"=dword:0
"SubmitSamplesConsent"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderApiLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderAuditLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Narrator, start before/after sign-in, quick start, keyboard shortcuts + online services in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/88188-turn-off-narrator-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113745-turn-off-start-narrator-after-sign-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120822-turn-off-narrator-caps-lock-warnings-while-typing-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-home-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/download-start-narrator-before-sign-in/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-keyboard-shortcut-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-quickstart-guide-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-narrator-before-sign-windows-10/
http://www.howtoedge.com/disable-online-services-for-narrator-in-windows-10/
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/complete-steps-to-disable-and-enable-narrator-in-windows-10/
Access Narrator settings: hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command ->
press Enter:
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
-> turn OFF/ON or tweak the ones you want.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF + Uninstall Miracast Connect Receiver (Connect app) + Project to this PC in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49088-change-when-ask-project-pc-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49466-enable-disable-projecting-pc-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157692-install-uninstall-connect-wireless-display-feature-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver]
"ConsentToast"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect]
"AllowProjectionToPC"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Uninstall Miracast Connect Receiver (Connect app) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
DISM.EXE /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0

* Turn OFF annoying/undesirable/unnecessary/useless Windows 10 built-in system/user/special folders from Desktop, Explorer + This PC:
http://www.techspot.com/guides/1703-remove-3d-objects-shortcut-windows-file-explorer/
http://superuser.com/questions/1506090/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/shell/knownfolderid/
List of system, user + special folders registry values [some are unique to specific Windows NTx OS editions]:
Desktop {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
This PC {0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}
Downloads {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Documents {FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
Local Downloads {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}
3D Objects {31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}
My Music {4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}
Local Pictures {0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}
My Pictures {33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}
Local Music {a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}
My Video {18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}
Personal {FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
Local Documents {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}
Local Videos {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; 3D Objects:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; Documents:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
; Downloads:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
; Libraries:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
; Music:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
; OneDrive:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
; Pictures:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
; Videos:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
; 0 / 1 Enumeration:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
; Hide / Show Policy:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Sync settings if not using a Microsoft account + OneDrive/SkyDrive network (remote) cloud storage:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4077-turn-off-sync-settings-microsoft-account-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117903-enable-disable-syncing-theme-windows-10-sync-your-settings.html
Access Sync settings: hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command -> press Enter:
ms-settings:sync
-> turn off all Individual Sync settings -> turn off (global) Sync settings.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync]
"DisablePersonalizationSettingSync"=dword:2
"DisablePersonalizationSettingSyncUserOverride"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync]
"EnableQuotaFailureDialog"=dword:0
"ReducePrivileges"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Accessibility]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\AppSync]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Credentials]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Language]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\PackageState]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Personalization]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Windows]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Check Boxes item selection in Explorer to select (multiple) files/folders in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/20616-turn-off-select-items-using-check-boxes-windows-10-a.html
http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-use-check-boxes-to-select-files-in-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-explorer-disable-checkbox/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/Uninstall/Remove/Disable Windows Store app if not using or planning to use Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127437-enable-disable-microsoft-store-apps-windows-10-a.html
http://blog.techinline.com/2019/03/19/how-to-disable-or-uninstall-windows-store-in-windows-10/
http://www.urtech.ca/2015/09/solved-how-to-disable-the-store-app-in-windows-10/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Windows_Platform_apps
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppXPackage
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableStoreApps"=dword:1
"RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableStoreApps"=dword:1
"RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableStoreApps"=dword:1
"RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/Disable Remote Assistance + Uninstall Quick Assist [%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\quickassist.exe = Ctrl + WinKey + Q shortcut] in Windows 10:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-remote-assistance-windows-10/
http://www.curatrix.co.uk/windows-quick-assist/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/116749-enable-disable-remote-assistance-connections-windows.html
http://www.winaero.com/disable-remote-assistance-windows-10/
http://4sysops.com/archives/remote-control-windows-10-with-quick-assist/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Assist
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=no
DISM.EXE /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
Remove-WindowsCapability -online -name App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance]
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn OFF Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service [SharedAccess] + internet/network connection shared control with other/remote user(s):
http://www.its.hku.hk/faq/network/remote/disable-ics-win/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-turn-your-windows-10-pc-wireless-hotspot/
http://getalltech.com/how-to-enable-disable-internet-connection-sharing-windows/
Start menu -> Control Panel (CP) -> Network and Sharing Center -> View your active networks -> Connections: -> (double-)click your active connection
name link -> Properties button -> Sharing tab -> uncheck these 2 boxes: "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection"
+ "Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection" -> click OK or press Enter.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SharedAccess\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SharedAccess]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\SharedAccessConnection]
"EnableControl"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Network\SharedAccessConnection]
"EnableControl"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Network\SharedAccessConnection]
"EnableControl"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn OFF Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) for apps (toast), badges, start (tiles), cloud (server), updates + lock screen:
http://superuser.com/questions/1246950/
http://www.howtogeek.com/344496/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoQuietHours
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCallsDuringQuietHours
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCloudNotification
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoTileNotification
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoLockScreenToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoNotificationMirroring
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Push_Notification_Service
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://www.geeksgyaan.com/2019/04/high-ram-usage.html
http://www.surfacetablethelp.com/2018/09/disable-windows-push-notifications-user-service-with-high-cpu-in-windows-10.html
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a8747e67-68a0-4cc8-af9f-6bd4949761e3/
http://www.seaofthieves.com/forum/topic/34914/
http://dirteam.com/sander/2019/07/04/howto-disable-unnecessary-services-and-scheduled-tasks-on-ad-fs-servers/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"FailureActions"=hex:
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Save, Export + Import custom Power plan/scheme settings in Windows 10:
http://www.winaero.com/save-power-plan-settings-text-file-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/export-import-power-plan-windows-10/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/powercfg-command-line-options/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powercfg
Perform all these operations from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
Save active Power scheme custom settings details to text file (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /QH>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.TXT
Save active Power Scheme GUID number [GUID_#] to text file:
POWERCFG.EXE /L>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10_GUID.TXT
Export active Power scheme custom settings to binary file [replace GUID_# below with your actual GUID number from POWER_10_GUID.TXT
text file above]:
POWERCFG.EXE /EXPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW" GUID_#
Import Power scheme custom settings from binary file above:
POWERCFG.EXE /IMPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW"

* Turn ON large Taskbar buttons/icons, Network Taskbar icon, Network Taskbar icon Network flyout + Turn OFF Network Taskbar icon
yellow exclamation sign warnings in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25233-use-large-small-taskbar-buttons-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/enable-small-taskbar-buttons-windows-10/
http://www.quora.com/How-can-I-use-regedit-to-make-the-taskbar-icons-small-Im-using-unactivated-Windows-10/
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-taskbar-button-width/
http://superuser.com/questions/1201848/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.TaskBar2::HideSCANetwork
http://www.winaero.com/disable-the-yellow-warning-sign-from-the-network-icon-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/change-network-icon-click-action-in-windows-10/
http://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-fix-network-selector-and-bring-back-flyout-windows-10-build-9869/
"ReplaceVan" DWORD [REG_DWORD] numeric values (see below):
0 = Network flyout [default];
1 = Network settings [classic];
2 = Network drop down [sidebar].
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide]
"PreferExternalManifest"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections]
"NC_DoNotShowLocalOnlyIcon"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Settings\Network]
"ReplaceVan"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Restore corrupted registry + system settings in Windows 10:
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-corrupted-registry-in-windows-10-solved/
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-registry-permissions/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/edit-registry-offline-windows-re/
Restore the registry from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command
-> press Enter:
DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

* FIX: Reset/Reinstall/Repair Install Windows 10 from the blue (pre-)Login Screen, before logging in into Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-cd352bd8-4cb6-411a-f2f5-1814bd8d453c
http://www.theverge.com/21264104/windows-10-reset-os-reboot-troubleshoot-microsoft/
http://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-fix-a-windows-pc-that-keeps-rebooting-12992/
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-reset-windows-10-from-the-login-screen/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-factory-reset-windows-10-without-the-admin-password/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-reset-windows-10-without-logging-in/
http://www.winhelp.us/repair-your-computer-in-windows-10.html
http://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2016/06/how-to-do-repair-install-using-windows.html
http://answers.microsoft.com/windows/forum/windows_10/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-using-reset-this-pc/6f6335fc-8d15-4598-af16-033d1d8c16bf/
http://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20161206-00/?p=94865
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1013064/
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1044563/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/
PCs/laptops/portables/tablets/devices with Windows 10 preinstalled can be reset to factory defaults: login screen -> Power button ->
hold down Shift key + click Restart button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> this reinstalls
Windows 10, resets all system settings to their defaults, and keeps all your files/folders/some user setttings, desktop icons, and
some of your custom settings +/- changes -> Reboot normal.
In case this doesn't work, or if you have been locked out of your computer -> Power button -> F9 or F12 (depending on your computer
brand + model) -> BIOS Setup -> Boot tab/screen -> Windows Boot Manager button/item -> Enter -> Recovery -> See advanced repair
options button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> reinstall Windows 10 (see above) -> Reboot
normal.
Afterwards you may need to customize (some of) your system/user settings, and reinstall your 3rd party/custom
programs/apps/drivers/items and eventually customize them from scratch.

* FIX: Fix Most Common Windows 10 Problems:
http://www.securedyou.com/top-common-windows-10-problems-and-solutions/

* FIX: Repair 7 Windows 10 annoyances:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/seven-windows-10-annoyances-and-how-to-fix-them/

* FIX: Windows 10 Network(ed) Computers Do Not Show in Explorer:
http://www.wintips.org/fix-windows-10-network-computers-not-showing/

* FIX: Windows 10 Network Discovery Keeps Turning Off:
http://www.itechguides.com/windows-10-network-discovery/

* FIX: Stop Windows 10 spying on you using just Windows Firewall (WF):
http://www.winaero.com/blog/stop-windows-10-spying-on-you-using-just-windows-firewall/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1839
1. Use an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
to open "block_telemetry.zip" archive and extract "add rules.cmd" + "rules.ps1" to an empty folder.
2. Open Explorer/similar/replacement -> right-click "add rules.cmd" -> Run as Administrator -> wait for all WF rules to be created
-> exit BATch file.
3. Done.

* FIX: Repair/Reinstall/Restart/Reset/Reregister Start Menu [+ Taskbar], interconnected/related apps + fix critical error:
Start Menu Experience Host [StartMenuExperienceHost.exe] + Shell Experience Host [ShellExperienceHost.exe]:
http://superuser.com/questions/955139/
http://superuser.com/questions/1106996/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/howto-reinstall-shellexperiencehost-and/da04d448-bb46-40b1-85db-0fee8cdc915c/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/start-and-taskbar-stuck-windows-10-fix-shellexperiencehost/
http://www.kapilarya.com/re-register-start-menu-windows-10/
http://davejsteele.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/windows-10-start-menu-tool/
http://www.apeswithcomputers.com/article/start-menu-or-applications-wont-launch/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/start-and-taskbar-stuck-windows-10-fix-shellexperiencehost/
http://www.winosbite.com/what-is-startmenuexperiencehost-exe/
http://thewindowscentral.com/windows-shell-experience-host-high-cpu-usage/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-AppXPackage -register -DisableDevelopmentMode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml")}
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/F/0/5F04003A-035E-4A0F-9662-43E32C546F6C/reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip
Hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type:
%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\StartMenuExperienceHost.exe
%WinDir%\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
-> press Enter after each line.
Backup + Restore TileDataLayer database (.edb) using a BATch file:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch file (.BAT or .CMD) containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file with the BAT (.BAT) or CMD (.CMD) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Wait for BATch file to complete.
I. Backup TileDataLayer database (.edb):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
TASKKILL.EXE /IM EXPLORER.EXE /F
C:
CD "C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database"
SC.EXE STOP tiledatamodelsvc
MD "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK"
COPY /Y *.* "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK"
DEL /F /Q *.*
SC.EXE START tiledatamodelsvc
EXPLORER.EXE
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
II. Restore TileDataLayer database (.edb):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
TASKKILL.EXE /IM EXPLORER.EXE /F
C:
CD "C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database"
SC.EXE STOP tiledatamodelsvc
COPY /Y "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK\*.*"
SC.EXE START tiledatamodelsvc
EXPLORER.EXE
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Backup TileDataLayer database (.edb) + related files + folders:
http://www.exefiles.com/en/edb/vedatamodel-edb/
http://superuser.com/questions/1194556/
List of files + folders:
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb
%WinDir%\ImmersiveControlPanel\Application.manifest
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\CloudStore
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
MD "C:\StartLayoutBAK"
Export-StartLayout -Path C:\StartLayoutBAK\start.xml
Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\start.xml -MountPath C:\StartLayoutBAK
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/backup-start-menu-layout-windows-10/
Backup Start Menu Layout (BackupSML) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.sordum.org/10997/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/downloads.php?backup-start-menu-layout
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/backup-start-menu-layout/BackupSML.zip
StartTileBackup [Backup.bat + Restore.bat]:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/
File:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/releases/latest/
Troubleshoot Start Menu errors:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Start Menu issues with Tile Data Layer corruption:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Download tdlrecover.exe build that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s) + bit strength
[32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are using:
http://www.pconlife.com/viewfileinfo/tdlrecover-exe/
Copy tdlrecover.exe to %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 (only if not present; do NOT overwrite it if present!) from a DOS console (command prompt)
-> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter (using default folder names):
COPY "%UserProfile%\Downloads\tdlrecover.exe" %WinDir%\SYSTEM32
Hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\tdlrecover.exe -reregister -resetlayout -resetcache

* FIX: Windows Help Viewer (WinHlp32) for Windows 10 restores Windows Help (HLP) + Compiled HTML Help (CHM) functionality:
http://raxsoft.com/raxccm/software_app.php?progid=13
File:
http://assets.raxsoft.com/bin/winhlp32/winhlp32.msi
More info @ MDGx:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU
More info:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-open-help-files-hlp-in-windows-7-that-require-windows-help-program-winhlp32-exe/

* FIX: Make Windows 10 Taskbar tray 100% transparent or translucent + change colors:
http://appuals.com/how-to-make-taskbar-translucent-or-fully-transparent-in-windows-10/
http://softwarekeep.com/help-center/how-to-make-the-taskbar-transparent-in-windows-10/
Taskbar tweakers (free, open source):
- TranslucentTB for Windows 10 makes the Taskbar tray 100% transparent or translucent, highly cutomizable:
http://github.com/TranslucentTB/TranslucentTB/releases/latest/
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
- TaskbarTools for Windows 10 tweaks the Taskbar tray on all desktops/monitors to any color + transparency:
http://github.com/Elestriel/TaskbarTools/releases/latest/
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
- Open-Shell [Classic Shell fork]:
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/

* FIX: NVidia Control Panel Client Missing in Windows 10:
http://www.securedyou.com/fix-nvidia-control-panel-missing-client-windows-solved/
http://thegeekpage.com/nvidia-control-panel-not-showing-in-windows-10/

* FIX: Windows 10 NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app optimal settings for laptops/portables with 2 GPUs [Intel + NVidia] to avoid annoying
apps/programs/games/savers/etc (especially web browsers, multimedia 3D/audio/video players/editors/managers, image viewers/editors/managers,
games, screen savers) that reset/switch (between) GPUs/video modes and reset the monitor, blanking out the screen for a few seconds:
http://yadi.sk/i/fJcvE-b2FM0Q9A
http://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/game-ready-drivers/13/217275/
Run NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app/executable/shortcut, and then go to:
- 3D Settings -> Configure Surround, PhysX -> PhysX settings -> Processor: -> GeForce/Quadro/Titan GTX/RTX xxxx/Xyyyy -> Apply/OK.
- 3D Settings -> Global Settings -> Preferred graphics processor: -> High-performance NVidia processor -> Apply/OK.
- 3D Settings -> Program settings -> 1. Select a program to customize: -> browse to select a program/app/game/tool -> 2. Select the preferred
graphics processor for this program: -> High-performance NVidia processor (if available or possible) -> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Adjust Desktop Color Settings -> Content type reported to the display: -> Auto-select (recommended) -> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Adjust Desktop Size and Position -> Size -> Select the desktop resize mode reported to the display: -> Auto-select (recommended)
-> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Change Resolution -> 3. Apply the following settings. -> check Use NVidia color settings box -> Desktop color depth: ->
Highest (32-bit) -> Output color depth: -> 10 bpc (or highest avaiable) -> Output color format: -> RGB -> Output dynamic range: ->
Full (0-255) -> Apply/OK.
Run Windows Settings (WS) -> Display:
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
hold down WinKey [http://www.mdgx.com/lastweek.htm#WINKEY] + press R -> Run... -> type this command -> press Enter:
ms-settings:display
-> Multiple Displays -> press Detect button -> your monitor name + model should appear -> Advanced Display Settings -> Choose display ->
Select a display to view or change the settings for it. -> Display adapter properties for Display # [1, 2, etc] -> Monitor tab ->
Monitor Settings -> Screen refresh rate: -> select highest refresh rate available for your monitor from the list -> Apply/OK.
NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app for Windows 10 [free]:
http://www.microsoft.com/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt/
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9nf8h0h7wmlt
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_control_panel.html
Make sure you have already installed the newest NVidia graphics driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s) + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]
you are using, and your NVidia graphics card model.
Intel (DCH) Graphics Driver for Windows 10:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000031572/programs/intel-corporation.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000031275/graphics.html
Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA):
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

* FIX: NVidia (DCH) Driver install failed + (re)install/update NVidia Driver in Windows 10:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/install-only-the-driver-for-nvidia-graphics-cards/
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2164760-driver-not-compatible-with-windows-10/
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/309487-how-to-download-the-nvidia-control-panel-without-the-microsoft-store/
http://www.iobit.com/en/knowledge-how-to-fix-nvidia-driver-install-failed-and-update-nvidia-drivers-on-windows-10-152.php
http://in.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38288/~/windows-10%3A-disable-signed-driver-enforcement/
NVidia Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) Driver for Windows 10:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4777/
To be able to install NVidia (Standard) Driver [*not* DCH] in Windows 10:
http://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/by2k6i/
1. 1st you must UNinstall NVidia (DCH) Driver using 1 of these tools [freeware]:
- Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU):
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
File:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-get/display-driver-uninstaller-download,19.html
OR:
- NVCleanstall 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/
2. Download + install NVidia (Standard) Driver [*not* DCH] that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s)
+ bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are using, and your NVidia graphics card model:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
3. Restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.
4. Run NVidia Control Panel (Standard) executable/shortcut [included with NVidia (Standard) Driver] -> customize your
graphics/desktop/3D/video/PhysX/program(s)/etc settings.
NOTE:
If you wish to install NVidia (DCH) Driver...
NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app for Windows 10 [free]:
http://www.microsoft.com/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt/
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9nf8h0h7wmlt
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_control_panel.html
Make sure you have already installed the newest NVidia graphics driver:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s) + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are
using, and your NVidia graphics card model.
Windows 10 (DCH) Drivers:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/what_are_windows_dch_drivers.html
MS DOCs: Windows 10 (DCH) Drivers:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/develop/dch-principles-best-practices/

* FIX: Force apps/programs/games to use High-performance NVidia processor and play video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc multimedia file types properly
on laptops/portables with 2 GPUs [Intel + NVidia] in Windows 10 [example using MPC-HC.exe 32-bit or MPC-HC64.exe 64-bit installed by
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega 32-bit or 64-bit]:
http://www.codecguide.com/faq_mpc.htm#item44
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103965-set-preferred-gpu-apps-windows-10-a.html
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega [free(ware)]:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
1. MPC-HC(64) -> pause -> right-click -> Options (O) -> Playback -> Output -> DirectShow Video [H/W] -> Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) ->
Apply/OK.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/directshow/video-mixing-renderer-filter-9/
2. MPC-HC(64) -> pause -> click red LAV Video Decoder Taskbar icon -> Hardware Acceleration [H/W] -> DXVA2 (DirectX Video Acceleration 2)
(copyback) -> check ALL Resolutions + Codecs boxes EXCEPT DVD + VC-1 -> Apply/OK.
http://anime.my/tutorials/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/
madVR Tutorial:
http://anime.my/tutorials/madvr/
Use NVIDIA Profile Inspector (NPI) -> modify Media Player Classic [MPC-HC(64).exe] profile:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-profile-inspector-download.html
Enable application for Optimus = SHIM_RENDERING_MODE_ENABLE (0x00000001)
1. Copy under a different name or rename your default multimedia video/movie player associated with video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc file types,
in this case Media Player Classic Home Cinema [MPC-HC] executable [MPC-HC.exe 32-bit or MPC-HC64.exe 64-bit] installed by
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega 32-bit or 64-bit,
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
to something else (example using default KLCP install folders) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run 1 of the commands below depending on your Windows NTx edition: 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) -> press Enter:
- Windows NTx 64-bit (x64):
COPY /Y "C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\mpc-hc64.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\MPC-HC64_NV.exe"
- Windows NTx 32-bit (x86):
COPY /Y "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\mpc-hc.exe" "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\MPC-HC_NV.exe"
2. Right-click an empty spot on your Desktop -> click NVidia Control Panel -> Manage 3D Settings -> Program Settings tab -> Add button ->
Browse... button -> depending on your Windows NTx edition: 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) go to:
- Windows NTx 64-bit (x64):
C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\MPC-HC64_NV.exe
- Windows NTx 32-bit (x86):
C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\MPC-HC_NV.exe
-> double-click it -> under Select the preferred graphics processor for this program: -> select High-performance NVidia processor ->
Apply/OK button.
3. Make this new MPC-HC(64) executable your new default multimedia player: associate it with your video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc file types from
within MPC-HC(64) interface: press O -> Options -> Player -> Formats -> File extensions -> select all boxes for your desired audio/video
formats -> Apply/OK.

* Tweak Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) registry parameters if NVidia graphics driver crashes/freezes:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/display/tdr-registry-keys/
http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield_4/comments/1xzzn4/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/registry-fix-for-videotimeoutdetectionandrecovery/deea25d5-d94a-47f8-a09f-be7ce56d5084/
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/hpc/Working-around-TDR-in-Windows-for-a-better-GPU-computing-experience-777/
http://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-driver-docs/issues/1382/
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/NsightVisualStudio/2.2/Documentation/UserGuide/HTML/Content/Timeout_Detection_Recovery.htm
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=4547.0
http://www.windowsphoneinfo.com/threads/i-modified-some-registry-keys-to-make-graphics-card-optimization-without-hanging-on.153714/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Change Windows 10 Start Button/Orb using Open-Shell [Classic Shell fork] (free, open source):
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/
Custom Start Button/Orb Tutorial:
http://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html
450+ Start Buttons/Orbs:
http://www.deviantart.com/w1ck3dmatt/art/Mega-Orb-Pack-150-start-orbs-259940654/
Even more Start Buttons/Orbs:
http://www.door2windows.com/customization/start-buttons/

* Turn ON show Badges on Taskbar buttons/icons in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48186-taskbar-buttons-hide-show-badges-windows-10-a.html
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Aero Snap [align (all) open window(s) with screen margins] + Aero Shake [minimize (all) open window(s)] Desktop features
in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.winaero.com/enable-or-disable-aero-shake-in-windows-10-with-these-methods/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-aero-snap-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-snapping-in-windows-10-but-keep-other-extended-window-management-options/
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-aerosnap-in-windows-7/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Aero Snap [align (all) open window(s) with screen margins] + Aero Shake [minimize (all) open window(s)] Desktop features
in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.winaero.com/enable-or-disable-aero-shake-in-windows-10-with-these-methods/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-aero-snap-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-snapping-in-windows-10-but-keep-other-extended-window-management-options/
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-aerosnap-in-windows-7/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="1"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON seconds [00:00:??] display in Taskbar Clock in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Remove/Uninstall Windows 10 built-in Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/remove-default-windows-10-apps-using-powershell/
Uninstall all UWP apps for all users (example): right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe
[default location] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppXPackage

* Download/Install free Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps + games from Windows Store without a Microsoft account, using a
local/3rd party account instead:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/microsoft-store-without-microsoft-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/27/windows-10-pro-store-apps-installation-without-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/13/how-to-enable-developer-mode-in-windows-10-to-sideload-apps/

* Restore/Reinstall manually Windows Store app + Windows 10 built-in Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Windows Store app Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
http://www.microsoft.com/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp/
Windows Store app product ID URI:
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9wzdncrfjbmp
Paste Windows Store app URI and/or desired UWP app URI [http://www.microsoft.com/p/microsoft-store/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] or
product ID URI [ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] in the search box at this 3rd party web site:
http://store.rg-adguard.net/
to download all required app components listed for your specific Windows 10 build + edition -> (double-)click *.appx and/or *.appxbundle
file(s) to (re)install Windows Store app and/or desired UWP app -> restart/log back into Windows if prompted to do so.

* Manually Install downloaded/local/offline CAB +/- MSU Updates from Windows Updates (WU) Catalog in Windows 7/8/1.8/10:
http://woshub.com/manually-install-cab-msu-updates-windows/
This can be done even if Windows Update (WU) feature/service is blocked/disabled/turned OFF on your computer(s)/device(s), and
multiple such updates can be included in BATch (.bat)/CoMmanD (.cmd) files for automated/unattended install/upgrade purposes.
In case you add more than 1 such commands to the same batch file [.bat or .cmd], you should precede each command with "START /wait "
(example):
START /wait WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\001.msu /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\002.msu /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\003.msu /quiet /norestart
NOTE:
See "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" further above (this file) to do this in Windows 10, or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT
1. Search Windows Updates (WU) Catalog for the particular update(s) you wish to install (example):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=cumulative%20x64%20windows%2010
Make sure the update(s) you select match the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s) + bit strength
[32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
2. Download this file (example):
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2020/10/windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
to your %UserProfile%\Downloads folder [default]:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
3. Install the update you selected above from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter (example):
WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu /quiet /norestart
4. Restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.

* Most useful + little known Registry hacks to fix, improve + tweak Windows 10:
http://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/en-gb/technetuk/2016/07/15/13-epic-registry-hacks/
http://www.howtogeek.com/669971/
http://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/useful-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-windows-10-experience/
http://supertechman.com.au/12-awesome-windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://technicalustad.com/a-complete-guide-to-windows-10-registry-tweaks/
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/
http://techwiser.com/windows-registry-hacks/
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-10/10-awesome-windows-8-registry-hacks-you-might-not-know/
http://www.iolosystem.com/resources/registry-hacks.html
http://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-10-registry-hacks.html
http://gist.github.com/JohannesMP/6a273e96054f47b8501acf99138c792b/
http://windows101tricks.com/windows-10-registry-tweaks-enable-hidden-features/
http://www.itpro.com/microsoft-windows/31970/the-best-registry-hacks-for-fixing-annoying-windows-features/
http://www.webnots.com/10-registry-hacks-for-windows-10/
http://www.shareus.com/windows/five-useful-registry-tweaks-for-gaming-performance-windows-10.html
http://blogs.systweak.com/best-windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc/
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/20-registry-hacks-to-make-your-pc-more-awesome-590803/
http://www.windowslearning.net/tips/a-huge-collection-of-windows-10-registry-tweaks.php
http://www.windowschimp.com/best-registry-hacks/
http://lifehacker.com/tag/registry-tweak/
http://www.howto-connect.com/registry-hacks-for-start-menu-and-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://www.wikitechy.com/tutorials/ethical-hacking/registry-hacking/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-windows-10-registry-tweaks-improve-unlock-features/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-hack-the-windows-registry-to-insert-control-panel-into-the-desktop-right-click-menu/
http://spyboy.blog/2020/03/27/windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc-experience/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-issues-you-can-fix-with-a-registry-hack/
http://www.der-windows-papst.de/en/2019/01/08/datenschutz-fuer-windows-10-registry-hacks/
MDGx: "Comprehensive Windows Registry Guide" in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm
MDGx: "200+ Ways To Hack Your Windows 9x/NTx Registry" in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RHC
See also WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
See also WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Make Windows 10 Look + Act Like Windows 7:
http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/

* Windows 10 native system + user icons are contained in these applets/libraries/executables/files:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/where-find-most-windows-10s-native-icons/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8879-change-library-icon-windows-10-a.html
Extract them using IconsExtract 32-bit CPL, DLL + EXE icon grabber/extractor front end GUI + console command line tool:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.html
File:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.zip

* Coulda... Shoulda... Woulda... Features removed by Microsoft from Windows 10 + useless features:
- Wikipedia: List of features removed/missing in Windows 10:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_10
- MS Docs: Features + functionality removed in Windows 10:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-removed-features/
- MS Docs: Windows 10 features no longer developed:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-deprecated-features/
- How-To Geek: All the Useless Windows 10 Features Microsoft Should Remove:
http://www.howtogeek.com/437942/
- Wikipedia: Criticism of Windows 10:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Windows_10





Add-ons, Components, Fixes + Updates



* Original Updated Microsoft File Manager (FM) (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit
contains cumulative up-to-date fixes/patches + enhancements for all Microsoft
supported [http://support.microsoft.com/help/13853/] Windows NTx 32-bit (x86)
+ 64-bit (x64) editions (free MIT, open source):
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/
FM master + cumulative enhancements:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/releases/
FM latest release:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/releases/latest/
Windows 10 FM App:
http://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9p7vbbbc49rb/
FM WINFILE.CHM [right-click to save]:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/raw/master/help/WINFILE.CHM
Place Windows Compiled (Compressed) HTML Help (WINFILE.CHM) file into the folder(s) where WINFILE.EXE reside(s),
both 32-bit + 64-bit.
WINFILE.CHM is identical for all FM editions 32-bit + 64-bit.
FM @ /. News:
http://news.slashdot.org/story/18/04/09/1952237/
WinHlp32 for Windows 10/2016/2019:
http://raxsoft.com/raxccm/software_app.php?progid=13
Direct download [735 KB, freeware]:
http://assets.raxsoft.com/bin/winhlp32/winhlp32.msi
MDGx: Restore/Update Windows Help (.HLP) Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU
More info:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-open-help-files-hlp-in-windows-7-that-require-windows-help-program-winhlp32-exe/
Required:
FM (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit require Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 (VC2017)
Runtime Redistributables 32-bit + 64-bit for Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017) for
Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2977003/
MDGx: Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) + Visual C++ (VC):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VS6
- VC2017 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) [15 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12328699/a80e967515b2a4faf37bf15387f1c5c3/VC_redist.x64.exe
- VC2017 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) [14 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12319034/ccd261eb0e095411af3b306273231b68/VC_redist.x86.exe
FM (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit also work with Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
(VC2015) Runtime Redistributables 32-bit + 64-bit for Visual Studio 2015
(VS2015) for Windows XP SP3/2003 SP2/Vista SP2/2008 SP2/7
SP1/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2999226/
More info:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=53840
- VC2015 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) [14 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/A/6AA4EDFF-645B-48C5-81CC-ED5963AEAD48/vc_redist.x64.exe
- VC2015 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) [13 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/A/6AA4EDFF-645B-48C5-81CC-ED5963AEAD48/vc_redist.x86.exe
You actually need these 2 files:
msvcp140.dll 14.10.25008.0
vcruntime140.dll 14.10.25008.0
which do not require installation or registration. Download and copy both
files to the directory/folder where your FM executable(s) reside(s): 32-bit
DLLs for WINFILE.EXE 32-bit or 64-bit DLLs for WINFILE.EXE 64-bit:
http://www.dll4free.com/msvcp140.dll.html
http://www.dll4free.com/vcruntime140.dll.html
See FM_NEW.TXT (included) for more details:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FM_NEW.TXT

* PowerToys 64-bit for Windows 10 64-bit (x64) suite of tools: Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer,
Keyboard Manager, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, Shortcut Guide:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/
Download:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest/
Require Microsoft .NET Core Desktop Runtime 3.1/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
- .NET Core + Desktop 3.1.4 64-bit for Windows 10/2016/2019 64-bit (x64) [52 MB]:
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/d8cf1fe3-21c2-4baf-988f-f0152996135e/0c00b94713ee93e7ad5b4f82e2b86607/windowsdesktop-runtime-3.1.4-win-x64.exe
- .NET Core + Desktop 3.1.4 32-bit for Windows 10/2016/2019 32-bit (x86) [47 MB]:
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/2d4b7600-5f32-4a1f-abd5-47cdb2d1362b/7b8b7635e3bb63f6b2cc9a1c624b5325/windowsdesktop-runtime-3.1.4-win-x86.exe

* Windows 7 Games for Windows 8/8.1/10:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/
Download:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_7_games_for_windows_10.html
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1836

* Microsoft Media Feature Pack (MFP) installs Windows Media Player (WMP) + Audio/Video Codecs 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 10 N/KN
32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/3145500/
More info:
http://www.codecguide.com/windows_media_codecs.htm
MFP 32-bit + 64-bit (English):
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/mediafeaturepack/
Microsoft Media Feature Pack 2015 (MFP2015) installs Windows Media Player 2015 (WMP2015) + Audio/Video Codecs 2015 32-bit + 64-bit
for Windows 10 N/KN 2015 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/3099229/
More info:
http://www.codecguide.com/windows_media_codecs.htm
MFP 2015 32-bit + 64-bit (English):
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=49919
- MFP 2015 64-bit for Windows 10 N/KN 2015 64-bit (x64) [110 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/E/3/BE302763-5BFD-4209-9C98-02DF5B2DB452/KB3099229_x64.msu
- MFP 2015 32-bit for Windows 10 N/KN 2015 32-bit (x86) [74 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/E/3/BE302763-5BFD-4209-9C98-02DF5B2DB452/KB3099229_x86.msu

* Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) customizes Windows images (.wim) for Windows 10 installations + deployment
by adding/removing/customizing components/drivers/apps/add-ons, includes tools: Windows Assessment Toolkit (WAT), Windows
Performance Toolkit (WPT), WinPE, Sysprep:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install/
ADK Setup 2004 [1.9 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/6/c/86c218f3-4349-4aa5-beba-d05e48bbc286/adk/adksetup.exe
ADK What's New:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/what-s-new-in-kits-and-tools/
Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) add-on:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/winpe-intro/
PE Add-on Download:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/download-winpe--windows-pe/
PE Add-on Setup 2004 [1.3 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/c/2/3c2b23b2-96a0-452c-b9fd-6df72266e335/adkwinpeaddons/adkwinpesetup.exe
ADK Setup + PE Add-on Setup require an Internet connection and at least 1 GB of disk space for downloading components.

* Microsoft SetupDiag [SetupDiag.exe] diagnostic tool for Windows 10 parses Windows Setup log files (.etl + .log) and detects
install/setup/update/upgrade/repair errors/failures:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/upgrade/setupdiag/
SetupDiag.exe [572 KB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/8/1/d8149356-6590-4bec-b1bd-a2adcf84ace9/SetupDiag.exe
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.6/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
Microsoft Windows Setup Log Files and Event Logs:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-log-files-and-event-logs/
Microsoft Windows 10 Setup [Setup.exe] Command Line Options:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/windows-setup-command-line-options/





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http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.wintools.info/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/category/downloads/
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/

* Windows Updates Tools:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html

* Windows 10 Fixes:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_10_fixes.html

* Comparison of Windows 10 Privacy tools:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

* 11 Free Tools to Disable + Stop Windows 10 from Spying + Tracking You:
http://www.geckoandfly.com/25083/

* MDGx list of Windows 7/8/8.1/10 anti-spyware/privacy tools (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT

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* MDGx List of Useful Windows NTx Tools [99.9% free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* MDGx Group Policy Editor (GPE) fixes + tools (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#GPO



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