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These topics refer STRICTLY to ALL Microsoft Windows 7 + 7 SP1 32-bit (x86) +
64-bit (x64) retail/final/gamma/Gold/RTM/OEM/MSDN English releases + editions
[including Service Packs (SPs)], unless specified otherwise:
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Also available as plain text/ASCII file:
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT


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 BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE ANY SYSTEM CHANGES ! 
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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!

NOTES: - These İTricks + 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.

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WINDOWS7.TXT Contents: [New İtweaks added at the TOP]

Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNsorted, UNcensored ;-/
Task Scheduler Tweaks
Patch Windows 7
Customize BOOT Screens
Desktop Wallpaper Tweaks + Free(ware) Tools
Free(ware) 7/8/8.1 Aero Tools + Tweaks
Free(ware) Windows 7 Replacement Apps + Tweaking Tools
Disable/Enable User Account Control (UAC)
Free(ware) BOOT Tools + Tweaks
Windows Side-by-Side (WinSxS) Folder
Free(ware) Burn/Copy/Write/Install CDs/DVDs/BDs Tools
OEM
Updates/(Hot)Fixes + Windows Update (WU)
Application (IN)Compatibility
Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) Control Panel
Public Root DNS Servers
Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks + Fixes
XP -> 7 Easy Transfer Files + Settings
Turn OFF/ON Windows Features
Turn OFF/ON Windows Services
Turn OFF Action Center + Notifications
Logon + Password Tweaks
Clock Sync
CMD, Commands, Environment + Console
Paging (Swap) File Tweaks
Windows Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools
Java No Java
Windows 7 @ Wikipedia + Free eBooks
Free(ware), Open Source + Portable Software + Games @ MDGx.com





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



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

* Windows 7 Slow/Stuck "Checking for Updates" Fix (2017):
http://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/4tx4s9/

* Speed Up Windows Shutdown Process:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-speed-up-windows-shutdown-process/

* Control How Long Windows Waits Before Killing Apps at Shutdown:
http://www.howtogeek.com/282062/control-how-long-windows-waits-before-killing-apps-at-shutdown/

* Always show full details in Explorer Copy/Move/Delete dialog box:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-always-show-more-details-in-file-transfer-cut-copy-delete-dialog-box-in-windows-vista-and-7/
Install Classic Shell:
http://www.classicshell.net/
Classic Shell -> enable Classic Explorer Bar -> Classic Explorer Settings button -> File Operation tab -> enable Always show more details -> Apply/OK.

* Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller:
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/

* TrustedInstaller Permission and CPU Fix:
http://howtoremove.guide/trustedinstaller-permission-cpu-fix-win7-win10/

* The Art of Becoming TrustedInstaller:
http://tyranidslair.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-art-of-becoming-trustedinstaller.html

* Registry keys affected by WoW64 64-bit (x64) in Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) OSes:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa384253.aspx
WoW64 symbolic links (Wow6432Node):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppId
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppId
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\PROTOCOLS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Typelib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Typelib
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RTS
Or see W95-11D.EXE/W95-11D.ZIP:
http://www.mdgx.com/95.htm
-> REGISTRY.TXT -> "Registry Structure" section.

* Use Large System .FON/.TTF/.OTF Size = DPI Scaling 100%:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/163430/#1131693
Customize Windows 7 Font Face/Size + Taskbar Icons Size:
http://www.wikihow.com/Customize-the-Size-of-the-Windows-7-Taskbar-Icons/
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/developingfordynamicsgp/2009/12/01/more-on-windows-7-bitmap-fonts-and-dpi-settings/
Change Default System Fonts:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/how-to-change-system-default-font-in-all-parts/dfce15db-7337-420a-a42e-517521a8502e/
Change Dialog Boxes + Buttons Fonts:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1175-fonts-change.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 NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]
"Courier 10,12,15"="COURF.FON"
"MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24"="SERIFF.FON"
"MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24"="SSERIFF.FON"
"Small Fonts"="SMALLF.FON"
"Small Fonts (120)"="SMALLF.FON"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* MS Sans Serif FON (examples):
125% DPI font file | 100% DPI font file
***************************************
SSERIFF.FON | SSERIFE.FON
SSERIFFE.FON | SSERIFEE.FON
SSERIFFG.FON | SSERIFEG.FON
SSERIFFR.FON | SSERIFER.FON
SSERIFFT.FON | SSERIFET.FON
SSEF1255.FON | SSEE1255.FON
SSEF1256.FON | SSEE1256.FON
SSEF1257.FON | SSEE1257.FON
SSEF874.FON | SSEE874.FON
* MS Serif FON:
125% DPI font file | 100% DPI font file
***************************************
SERIFF.FON | SERIFE.FON
SERIFFE.FON | SERIFEE.FON
SERIFFG.FON | SERIFEG.FON
SERIFFR.FON | SERIFER.FON
SERIFFT.FON | SERIFET.FON
SERF1255.FON | SERE1255.FON
SERF1256.FON | SERE1256.FON
SERF1257.FON | SERE1257.FON
* Courier FON:
125% DPI font file | 100% DPI font file
***************************************
COURF.FON | COURE.FON
COURFE.FON | COUREE.FON
COURFG.FON | COUREG.FON
COURFR.FON | COURER.FON
COURFT.FON | COURET.FON
COUF1255.FON | COUE1255.FON
COUF1256.FON | COUE1256.FON
COUF1257.FON | COUE1257.FON

* Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012 MDL Projects and Applications:
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/forums/34-MDL-Projects-and-Applications

* 175 Windows 7 Tweaks, Tips + How-tos:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/5391/

* 94 Windows 7 tips, tricks + secrets:
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/643861/

* Windows 7 Right-click Menu Tips, Tricks + Tutorials:
http://www.thecustomizewindows.com/2011/08/windows-7-right-click-menu-tipstricks-and-tutorials-index/

* 20 Best Windows 7 Start Menu and Taskbar Tips + Tricks:
http://www.howtogeek.com/77614/best-windows-7-start-menu-and-taskbar-tips-and-tricks/

* System Tweaking Freeware:
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/system/fwsystweak.html

* Change Default System Font [Registry hack]:
http://www.edy.es/dev/docs/windows-tricks/

* Create Scheduled Task to Run at Boot Time:
http://www.myboogpages.com/2009/02/how-to-create-a-scheduled-task-that-runs-at-boot-time.html

* Run BATch File as Service:
http://www.serverfault.com/questions/226271/running-a-batch-file-as-a-system-service-in-windows-server-2003

* Pin any file/executable/shortcut/link/URL/etc to Windows 7 Taskbar:
http://www.howtogeek.com/66670/from-the-tips-box-pin-any-file-to-the-taskbar/
1. Desktop -> right-click -> New -> Shortcut -> create an empty place holder file (example): New Text Document (.txt).
2. Rename this file extension (the group of letters after the last dot) from txt to exe.
3. Drag it onto the Taskbar to pin it.
4. Go to this folder:
%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
5. Replace this empty file with a real shortcut to your actual file/executable/shortcut/link/URL/etc.
You must rename your newly created shortcut to match exactly already pinned file name shortcut (if any)!
6. Force Taskbar icons to refresh: Task Manager -> restart Windows Explorer or reboot.

* Pin to Taskbar - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/196235-pin-taskbar-add-remove-context-menu-windows-7-a.html

* Pin an External Drive to Windows 7 Taskbar:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27903/how-to-pin-an-external-drive-to-the-windows-7-taskbar/

* Pin Special Items to Taskbar:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-pin-special-windows-shortcuts-taskbar/

* Windows 7 Workaround Removes Shortcut Arrow (+ adds Transparency) + Pins to Taskbar/Start Menu:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/workaround-to-remove-shortcut-arrow-make-transparent-in-windows-7-yet-can-pin-to-taskbar-or-start-menu/

* Enable Pin to Taskbar/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"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Windows 7 File Association Fixes:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/file-asso-fixes-for-windows-7/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/unassociate-file-types-windows-7-vista/
http://www.techsupportall.com/file-association-fixes/
http://www.techsupportall.com/file-association-fix-for-windows-7/
http://www.vistax64.com/threads/233243/

* Add programs (file associations) to right-click Open with... menu:
http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/using-open-with-does-not-work/

* Default Programs Editor (DPE) 32-bit adds/edits/removes right-click items, file associations, autoplay programs:
http://www.defaultprogramseditor.com/
File:
http://www.defaultprogramseditor.com/files/DefaultProgramsEditor.zip
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 3.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR

* Fix Files/Folders Access Denied + other (similar) Errors:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2623670/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/access-is-denied-software-installation-windows/
http://www.stackoverflow.com/questions/8619541/
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/change-permissions-system32-drivers-50434.html
http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to-take-ownership-grant-permissions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

* Take Ownership + Grant Permission right-click items in Windows NTx:
http://www.techfleece.com/2011/05/15/how-to-take-ownership-of-files-or-folders-or-an-entire-hard-drive/
http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

* Gain Full Permissions to Edit Protected Registry Keys in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1:
http://www.howtogeek.com/262464/how-to-gain-full-permissions-to-edit-protected-registry-keys/
Run the Registry Editor [RegEdit = %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE] with full SYSTEM level privileges to be able to view/create/edit/rename/delete all hidden/locked registry keys/values:
01. Download ZIP archive + extract NirCmd files:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
Free(ware) archive/shrinking/(un)ZIPping tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
- NirCmd 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86):
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip
- NirCmd 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64):
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd-x64.zip
02. UnZIP the NirCmd ZIP archive above matching your Windows edition: 32-bit or 64-bit.
03. Place all NirCmd files into a folder of your choice (example):
C:\Tools\NirCmd
04. Run RegEdit executable [REGEDIT.EXE] with this command line:
C:\Tools\NirCmd\nircmd.exe elevatecmd runassystem %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE
05. Optional: create a shortcut [.lnk] and/or batch file [.bat, .cmd] to the command line above, so you can run RegEdit with full SYSTEM privileges from now on.
06. Use Notepad or favorite/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a new Command Batch (.cmd) file -> copy & paste text strings between Cut & Paste lines below -> save file as REGEDIT.CMD (example) into the same folder where NirCmd files reside (see example above):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST C:\Tools\NirCmd\nircmd.exe GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE GOTO END
C:\Tools\NirCmd\nircmd.exe elevatecmd runassystem %windir%\REGEDIT.EXE
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
07. Use Notepad or favorite/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a new VBScript (.vbs) file -> copy & paste text strings between Cut & Paste lines below -> save file as REGEDIT.VBS (example) into the same folder where NirCmd files reside (see example above):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
Dim WshShell:Set WshShell=CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run chr(34)&"C:\Tools\NirCmd\REGEDIT.CMD"&Chr(34),0,true
Set WshShell=Nothing
------End cut & paste here------
08. Use Notepad or favorite/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a new Registry (.reg) file -> copy & paste text strings between Cut & Paste lines below -> save file as REGEDIT.REG (example) into the same folder where NirCmd files reside (see example above):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Desktop right-click RegEdit as SYSTEM shortcut:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit) = SYSTEM"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="REGEDIT.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\Background\shell\regedit\command]
@="WSCRIPT.EXE /B /Nologo C:\\Tools\\NirCmd\\REGEDIT.VBS"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
; My Computer (machine/system wide/all users) Desktop RegEdit as SYSTEM shortcut:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit) = SYSTEM"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="REGEDIT.EXE,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\regedit\command]
@="WSCRIPT.EXE /B /Nologo C:\\Tools\\NirCmd\\REGEDIT.VBS"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
; My Computer (current/logged on user) Desktop RegEdit as SYSTEM shortcut:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit) = SYSTEM"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="REGEDIT.EXE,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{59031A47-3F72-44A7-89C5-5595FE6B30EE}\shell\regedit\command]
@="WSCRIPT.EXE /B /Nologo C:\\Tools\\NirCmd\\REGEDIT.VBS"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
; Control Panel (CONTROL.EXE) RegEdit as SYSTEM shortcut:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit) = SYSTEM"
"InfoTip"="Starts Registry Editor (RegEdit) as SYSTEM"
"System.ControlPanel.Category"="5"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}\DefaultIcon]
@="REGEDIT.EXE,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}\shell\open\command]
@="WSCRIPT.EXE /B /Nologo C:\\Tools\\NirCmd\\REGEDIT.VBS"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}\Elevation]
"Enabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}]
@="Add Registry Editor (RegEdit) as SYSTEM to Control Panel"
;
------End cut & paste here------
09. Desktop/Explorer -> go to C:\ drive -> Tools folder -> NirCmd subfolder -> right-click on REGEDIT.REG -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register the information into your Registry.
10. From now on you can run the "Registry Editor (RegEdit) = SYSTEM" shortcut from all these locations:
- Desktop [context menu] -> right-click.
- My Computer (machine/system wide/all users) [context menu] -> right-click.
- My Computer (current/logged on user) [context menu] -> right-click.
- Control Panel (CP) [list of shortcuts] -> Start -> Control Panel, or Run... [WinKey + R]:
control
Control Panel executable located in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\CONTROL.EXE

* Remove Favorites/Libraries/Homegroup/My Folder:
http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/23122-remove-favorites-libraries-homegroup-my-folder-2.html

* Turn OFF HomeGroup + Remove It from Explorer in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27091/how-to-disable-or-enable-the-homegroup-feature-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\Classes\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\HomeGroup\SharingInProgress]
"SharingInProgress"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\HomeGroup]
"AlwaysStuffAlphaCreds"=dword:0
"ShareBannerCount"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HomeGroupListener]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HomeGroupProvider]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\HomeGroupListener]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\HomeGroupProvider]
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Group Policy Administrative Templates Catalog:
http://getadmx.com/

* Add + Customize Fonts in Command Prompt (DOS Console):
http://smallvoid.com/article/winnt-cmd-add-font.html
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/quick-tip-add-fonts-to-the-command-prompt/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/stupid-geek-tricks-enable-more-fonts-for-the-windows-command-prompt/
http://www.wikihow.com/Customize-the-Font-in-Windows-Command-Prompt/

* .MSI/.MSP/.MSU Installer (%windir%\SYSTEM32\MSIEXEC.EXE) Command Line Options:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/desktop/msi/command-line-options/
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa367988.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa372024.aspx
http://helpnet.installshield.com/installshield21helplib/helplibrary/IHelpCmdLineMSI.htm
http://www.silentinstall.org/msiexec/

* Disable Aero Snap in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/disable-snap-assist-in-windows-7-8-10/

* Built-in Windows Commands:
http://www.ccm.net/faq/403-command-prompts-for-windows/

* List of DOS Console Commands:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/windows-commands/
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=56846
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/9/58911986-D4AD-4695-BF63-F734CD4DF8F2/ws-commands.pdf
http://web.archive.org/web/20071014001728/http://technet2.microsoft.com:80/windowsserver/en/library/552ed70a-208d-48c4-8da8-2e27b530eac71033.mspx
http://www.c3scripts.com/tutorials/msdos/commands.html
http://www.ss64.com/nt/
http://www.lifewire.com/4092302/
http://www.bytescout.com/blog/windows-command-prompt-commands.html

* LDID/DIRID values in Windows NTx OSes (conventions used in INF installation files, registry keys/values, API programming):
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/install/using-dirids/
MDGx: INF Setup files:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF
Value Destination Directory/Folder
====================================
01 Source Drive_Letter:\Pathname = the directory the INF file is installed from
10 Windows directory = equivalent to %windir%
11 System directory = equivalent to %windir%\SYSTEM32 for NT based OSes and to %windir%\SYSTEM for Windows 9x/ME
12 Drivers directory = equivalent to %windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS for NT based OSes and to %windir%\SYSTEM\IoSubsys on Windows 9x/ME
17 INF file directory
18 Help directory
20 Fonts directory
21 Viewers directory
23 Color directory (ICM) (not used for installing printer drivers)
24 Root directory of the system disk = the root directory of the disk on which Windows files are installed. For example if DIRID 10 is C:\WINDOWS then DIRID 24 is C:\
25 Shared directory
30 Root directory of the boot disk known as "ARC system partition" for NT based OSes = this may or may not be the same directory as the one represented by DIRID 24
50 System directory for NT based OSes = equivalent to %windir%\system = NT based OSes only
51 Spool directory = not used for installing printer drivers: see Printer DIRIDs
52 Spool drivers directory = not used for installing Printer drivers
53 User profile directory
54 Directory where ntldr.exe and osloader.exe are located = NT based OSes only
55 Print processors directory = not used for installing Printer drivers
-1 Absolute path (hard link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link
DIRID values from 16384 through 32767 are reserved for special shell folders.
Table below shows DIRID values for these folders:
Value Shell Special Directory/Folder
======================================
16406 All Users\Start Menu
16407 All Users\Start Menu\Programs
16408 All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
16409 All Users\Desktop
16415 All Users\Favorites
16419 All Users\Application Data
16422 Program Files
16425 %windir%\SYSTEM32 [valid for Win32 user mode applications running under Windows 32-bit/x86 on Windows 64-bit/x64 (WoW64)]
16426 Program Files (valid for Win32 user mode applications running under WoW64)
16427 Program Files\Common
16428 Program Files\Common (valid for Win32 user mode applications running under WoW64)
16429 All Users\Templates
16430 All Users\Documents

* Tweaks + Hacks:
http://www.isoftspot.com/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.mydigitallife.info/
http://www.sevenforums.com/
http://www.door2windows.com/download/
http://www.howtogeek.com/
http://www.tweaks.com/windows-7/
http://www.tweakhound.com/tweaking-windows-7/
http://www.askvg.com/category/windows-seven/
http://www.tweaks.com/
http://www.ghacks.net/category/windows/
http://www.blogsdna.com/
http://www.techfeb.com/category/windows-7/
http://www.instantfundas.com/search/label/Windows%207
http://www.webtlk.com/list-of-how-to-windows-7/
http://www.techdows.com/

* Transformation Packs + Themes:
http://winempyrean.net/category/shell-styles/
http://winempyrean.net/jarvis/
http://www.deviantart.com/#/art/Jarvis-Windows-7-Transformation-Pack-397222303

* Tutorials:
http://sites.google.com/a/rmprepusb.com/www/tutorials/
http://www.7tutorials.com/
http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/11/tutorials.html
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/
http://sector-seven.net/
http://www.technixupdate.com/tag/windows-7/

* MSKB:
http://support.microsoft.com/products/windows?os=windows-7
http://support.microsoft.com/help/10164/

* Windows 7 system requirements:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7#System_requirements





Task Scheduler Tweaks



* Windows 7: Run any BATch/script/program in Task Scheduler minimized and with custom icon:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/make-windows-7-task-scheduler-run-a-batch-file/0573dc2e-4941-44a2-8304-264864e94f1a/
Windows 10: Run any BATch/script/program in Task Scheduler minimized and with custom icon:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/make-windows-10-task-scheduler-run-a-batch-file/e00b2fb0-02ca-439f-b534-eb34541130a9/
Run applications/scripts minimized from Task Scheduler:
http://forums.anandtech.com/threads/want-to-run-applications-minimized-at-log-in-from-task-scheduler.224581/
1. Create (if not present) C:\SCRIPTS folder (example) from a DOS console (command prompt):
C:
CD\
MD SCRIPTS
2. Use Notepad to create C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.VBS VBScript file (example):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
Dim WshShell:Set WshShell=CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.Run chr(34)&"C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.CMD"&Chr(34),0
Set WshShell=Nothing
------End cut & paste here------
3. Use Notepad to create C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.CMD BATch file (example):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
COLOR 3B
TITLE "Delete all $Recycle.BIN folders..."
ECHO.
ECHO. 
ECHO.  Deleting $Recycle.BIN folders from all connected drives/partitions/volumes... 
ECHO. 
ECHO.
C:
CD\
FOR %%i IN (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) DO IF EXIST "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" %windir%\SYSTEM32\TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" /r /d y >NUL
FOR %%i IN (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) DO IF EXIST "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" %windir%\SYSTEM32\ICACLS.EXE "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" /grant:r Administrators:F /t /c /q >NUL
:: FOR %%i IN (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) DO IF EXIST "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" RD /Q /S "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" >NUL 2>&1
FOR %%i IN (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) DO IF EXIST "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" %windir%\SYSTEM32\RUNDLL32.EXE %windir%\SYSTEM32\ADVPACK.DLL,DelNodeRunDLL32 "%%i\$RECYCLE.BIN" >NUL 2>&1
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
4. Add C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.VBS (example) to your custom Task Scheduler script -> run:
MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc
5. Create a new Task -> Action tab -> highlight your task line -> click Edit... button -> Program/script box -> type (example):
WSCRIPT.EXE
-> Add arguments box -> type (example):
/B /NoLogo C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.VBS
6. Customize and save your task to run whenever and however often you wish.
7. Optionally you can automate Task Scheduler to run C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.VBS every 30 minutes (example) from a DOS console command line:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\SCHTASKS.EXE /Create /TN "Delete_$Recycle.B1N_folders" /TR "WSCRIPT.EXE /B /NoLogo C:\SCRIPTS\DEL_RECYCL_B1N.VBS" /RU SYSTEM /RL HIGHEST /SC MINUTE /MO 30 /F
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\SCHTASKS.EXE /Change /TN "Delete_$Recycle.B1N_folders" /RI 30 /RL HIGHEST /ENABLE

* Create scheduled task to be triggered by Windows service event using XML:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/502160/
http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2011/09/26/advanced-xml-filtering-in-the-windows-event-viewer/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/windows/bae1e2c4-c60a-4f90-87b9-7b33e8d9660e/
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa385231.aspx
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/office/fac16f3c-d088-4d66-83d8-7139261dea83/
Run... -> taskschd.msc -> Create Task... -> Trigger tab -> On an event -> Custom -> New Event Filter -> XML tab -> Edit query manually -> Yes -> cut & paste (example):





Actions tab -> Start a program -> Program/script (example):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE
Add argument (optional) (example):
STOP sppsvc
OK -> OK.





Patch Windows 7



* Updated Physical Address Extension (PAE) Patch [ntkrnlpa.exe] for Windows 7 SP1 32-bit unlocks using installed RAM up to 128 GB:
http://www.wj32.org/wp/2011/02/23/pae-patch-updated-for-windows-7-sp1/
Updated Physical Address Extension (PAE) Patch [ntkrnlpa.exe] for Windows 8/8.1 32-bit unlocks using installed RAM up to 128 GB:
http://www.wj32.org/wp/2013/10/25/pae-patch-updated-for-windows-8-1/
Updated Physical Address Extension (PAE) Patch [ntkrnlpa.exe] for Windows 10 32-bit unlocks using installed RAM up to 128 GB:
http://www.wj32.org/wp/2016/02/01/pae-patch-updated-for-windows-10/
ReadyFor4GB PAE Patch [ntkrnlpa.exe] for Windows Vista/7/7 SP1 32-bit unlocks using installed RAM up to 128 GB:
- Chinese:
http://zh-deepxw.blogspot.com/2009/04/readyfor4gb.html
- English:
http://www.arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49358
PAE RAMPatch [ntkrnlpa.exe] for Windows Vista/7/7 SP1 32-bit unlocks using installed RAM up to 128 GB:
http://www.bcastell.com/tech-articles/enabling-more-than-4-gb-of-ram-under-windows-7-32-bit/
File:
http://www.bcastell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/win7-7600-4gb-patch.rar
PASSWORD:
nowarranty
These Patches work ONLY with 32-bit (x86) Windows NTx OSes!

* 4GB Patch for 32-bit EXEcutables (.exe) to use up to 4 GB of virtual RAM on Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) OSes:
http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php
File:
http://www.ntcore.com/files/4gb_patch.zip
This Patch works ONLY with 64-bit (x64) Windows NTx OSes + 32-bit (x86) EXEcutables!

* Windows 7 Patches: TCP/IP Connection Limit (TCPIP.SYS), Theme (UXTHEME.DLL), Terminal Server (TERMSRV.DLL) + Desktop Watermark (USER32.DLL + USER32.DLL.mui):
http://deepxw.blogspot.com/
Windows 7 Desktop Watermark (USER32.DLL + USER32.DLL.mui) Patch:
http://deepxw.blogspot.com/2008/12/remove-watermark-v03-build-20081210.html
Desktop Watermark Patch Guide:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-windows-7-rc-watermark-build-info-from-desktop/

* Windows XP/Vista/7 TCPIP.SYS Limited Connections Patch:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/tcp-z-is-the-best-tcpip-half-open-connection-limited-patcher/
Patch %windir%\System32\drivers\TCPIP.SYS -> reboot -> run these 3 commands to turn ON TCP/IP autotuning + turn OFF scaling heuristics:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface tcp set global autotuning=normal
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface tcp set heuristics disabled
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface tcp set global rss=enabled chimney=enabled rsc=enabled nonsackrttresiliency=enabled
More info:
http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2016/08/11/an-update-on-windows-tcp-autotuninglevel/
http://www.techjourney.net/disable-tcp-receive-window-auto-tuning-fix-slow-internet-cannot-load-web-page-cannot-download-email/

* Windows 7 Theme Source Patcher (7TSP):
http://www.xptsp.com/fixit/7tsp.php
7TSP Portable:
http://users.xptsp.com/fixit/programs/7tsp_GUI_v0.4_B(2015).exe
7TSP Installer:
http://users.xptsp.com/fixit/programs/7tsp_GUI_v0.4_B(2015)_Installer.exe
7TSP Icon Packs:
http://www.creativx.net/forums/7tsp-iconpacks/
7TSP requires Resource Hacker:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
File:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker.zip

* ReadyDriver Plus 1.2:
http://web.archive.org/web/20131029095655/http://www.citadelindustries.net/rdp.php
File:
http://web.archive.org/web/20131029095655/http://data.citadelindustries.net/setupreadydriverplus.exe

* Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider (DSEO):
http://www.ngohq.com/?page=dseo
File:
http://files.ngohq.com/ngo/dseo/dseo13b.exe

* Windows 7 Boot Updater changes animated boot logo:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/
Guide:
http://www.intowindows.com/windows-7-boot-animation-updater-change-windows-7-boot-screen/





Customize BOOT Screens



* Customize Windows 7 Boot Screen Guides:
http://www.techdows.com/2011/06/get-windows-8-betta-fish-boot-screen-for-windows-7.html
http://www.techfeb.com/customize-windows-7-boot-screen/
http://www.askvg.com/download-windows-8-rtm-boot-screen-windows-7/
http://www.door2windows.com/how-to-change-windows-7-boot-screen-animation/
Win7BootUpdater = MUST USE IT!:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/
File:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/downloads/
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/downloads/Win7BootUpdater2.exe
Extras:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/extras/
Boot Screens:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/bootskins/
http://www.deskmodder.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=220&t=13363
Custom Animations:
http://medi-dadu.deviantart.com/art/Win-Boot-Screen-16-9-277342889
Navi OS from SE Lain:
http://detechtive.deviantart.com/art/Win-7-boot-animation-Navi-OS-from-SE-Lain-280887190
Holographic:
http://ultimatedesktops.deviantart.com/art/Holographic-Boot-Skin-for-Windows-7-359440527
http://creativ-xtreme.deviantart.com/art/Holographic-Boot-Skin-for-Windows-7-359440527
Abstract:
http://detechtive.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-Bootscreen-w-resolution-fix-and-a-bonus-393047765
The Hatchling v2:
http://faziri.deviantart.com/art/The-Hatchling-v2-340304259
Blaupunkt v2:
http://tchiro.deviantart.com/art/Blau-punkt-v2-BootScreen-344602849
Pulse Blue:
http://tchiro.deviantart.com/art/Pulse-blue-Windows-7-BootScreen-321869645
Pulse Green:
http://tchiro.deviantart.com/art/Pulse-Windows-7-BootScreen-321814750
Molecule 16:9:
http://judian.deviantart.com/art/Molucule-Boot-Screen-16-9-312105328
L:
http://luttik.deviantart.com/art/L-bootloader-297223007
Earth 16:9:
http://medi-dadu.deviantart.com/art/Win-Boot-Screen-16-9-294257700
Gears:
http://creativ-xtreme.deviantart.com/art/gears-BootScreen-262299074
Stargate Logo:
http://fallenangelofdeath63.deviantart.com/art/Stargate-Boot-Theme-290423425
STARGATE:
http://zangio.deviantart.com/art/Win7-Boot-Animation-STARGATE-189992814
Starfleet Logo:
http://deskmodder.deviantart.com/art/Starfleetlogo-by-rufus721-269639178
Blue Plasma:
http://deskmodder.deviantart.com/art/BluePlasma-by-AxP-261661276
Nerd:
http://sachse.deviantart.com/art/Nerd-Bootscreen-260310482
DoTa Puck:
http://seva-tmplr.deviantart.com/art/WIN7-Boot-DoTa-Puck-196485118
Orb:
http://zangio.deviantart.com/art/Win7-Boot-Animation-Orb-188321689
Windows 8 ALPHA Fish:
http://misaki2009.deviantart.com/art/Windows-8-Bootscreen-quot-ALPHA-quot-214596752
Boot Screens:
http://creativ-xtreme.deviantart.com/gallery/36418593
http://kidofoundation.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://korruptninja.deviantart.com/gallery/
http://www.windows7bootscreens.com/bootscreen-22-orb/





Desktop Wallpaper Tweaks + Free(ware) Tools



* Next wallpaper slideshow -> right-click Desktop shortcut:
http://www.techfeb.com/change-your-windows-wallpaper-with-next-wallpaper-from-windows-right-click-menu/
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/161638-next-desktop-background-add-remove-desktop-context-menu.html
http://www.windowsvalley.com/remove-next-desktop-background-from-desktop-context-menu-of-windows-7/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-create-shortcut-key-to-switch-to-next-desktop-background-in-windows-7-and-windows-8/
NOTE:
This requires your wallpaper (Desktop Background) settings to cycle through a folder containing at least 2 images.
1. Use Notepad or your favorite plain text/ASCII editor to create Next_Wallpaper.vbs VBScript file (example):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
Dim WshShell:Set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys("^ ")
WshShell.SendKeys("+{F10}")
WshShell.SendKeys("n")
------End cut & paste here------
2. Run Next_Wallpaper.vbs (example):
WSCRIPT.EXE /B /NoLogo Next_Wallpaper.vbs
3. Right-click on an empty Desktop spot -> click "Next desktop background".
4. Make this permanent: use Notepad to create a new Registry (.reg) file -> copy & paste text strings between Cut & Paste lines below -> save file as Next_Wallpaper.reg (example).
5. Right-click on Next_Wallpaper.reg -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register the information into your Registry.
6. From now on you can right-click on an empty Desktop spot -> click "Next desktop background".
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\DesktopBackground\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DesktopSlideshow]
@="{0bf754aa-c967-445c-ab3d-d8fda9bae7ef}"
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,0"
"Position"="Bottom"
"MUIVerb"="Next &Wallpaper"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{0bf754aa-c967-445c-ab3d-d8fda9bae7ef}]
@="SlideshowContextMenu"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{0bf754aa-c967-445c-ab3d-d8fda9bae7ef}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,73,\
74,6f,62,6a,65,63,74,2e,64,6c,6c,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Any Wallpaper:
http://www.anyutils.com/anywall.php
File:
http://www.anyutils.com/download/anywall.exe
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 2.0/newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
Right-click Taskbar Icon -> Restore main window -> Options -> Choose a wallpaper position: Autofit.
Settings:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\AnyUtils\AnyWall\settings.xml

* Logon Background Changer (W7LBC):
http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/
File:
http://jmanici.blob.core.windows.net/download/Win7LogonBackgroundChanger_1_5_2.zip

* Logon Changer:
http://www.tweaks.com/software/tweakslogon/
File:
http://www.tweaks.com/software/tweakslogon/download/tweakslogon.zip

* Logon Screen Rotator (LSR):
http://www.lukepaynesoftware.com/lsrotator/
File:
http://www.lukepaynesoftware.com/downloads/lsr_4.4
LSR Guide:
http://www.door2windows.com/how-to-automatically-change-your-logon-screen-background-after-an-interval-of-time-in-windows-7/

* Wallpaper Slideshow LT:
http://www.gphotoshow.com/wallpaperss.htm
File:
http://www.gphotoshow.com/files/WallpaperSSLT.exe

* Aero Wallpaper Changer:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.10
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.9

* Oceanis:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/47294-desktop-background-wallpaper-change-windows-7-starter.html
File:
http://dl2.sevenforums.com/dl/Oceanis_Change_Background_W7.zip

* Windows Wallpaper Changer:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winwallchanger/
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winwallchanger/files/

* List of Wallpaper Changers:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-wallpaper-changer.htm





Free(ware) 7/8/8.1 Aero Tools + Tweaks



* TransparentMenu 1.20 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.moo0.com/software/TransparentMenu/
File:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Moo0-TransparentMenu.shtml
"%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Moo0 Transparent Menu 1.20.lnk" shortcut command line:
TransparentMenu.exe -startup

* Window Menu Plus 1.20 (includes stripped-down TransparentMenu) right-click shell context menu 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.moo0.com/software/WindowMenuPlus/
File:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Moo0-WindowMenuPlus.shtml

* Aero Adjuster:
http://samusaranfreak.deviantart.com/art/Aero-Adjuster-261383189
File:
http://www.deviantart.com/download/261383189/aero_adjuster_by_samusaranfreak-d4bmck5.zip

* WinAeroTweaker for Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1796
File:
http://www.winaero.com/request.php?1796

* Switcher:
http://www.insentient.net/
File:
http://www.insentient.net/Files/Projects/Switcher/Switcher-2.0.0.2705.zip

* Aura Auto Colorization tool:
http://aura.codeplex.com/
http://www.askvg.com/aura-get-windows-8-aero-auto-colorization-feature-in-windows-vista-and-7/
http://www.door2windows.com/get-windows-8-auto-colorization-feature-in-windows-7vista-3/
File:
http://aura.codeplex.com/downloads/get/227648
http://angelwzr.deviantart.com/art/Aura-Beta-3-203960157
http://www.deviantart.com/download/203960157/aura_beta_2_by_angelwzr-d3dfknx.zip

* 7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 7/8/8.1 [select Portable at install time!]:
http://www.rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
File:
http://www.rammichael.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe

* Advanced Appearance Settings HTA for Windows 8/8.1 works with Windows 7:
http://www.intowindows.com/advanced-appearance-settings-for-windows-8-1/
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163836-advanced-appearance-settings-for-windows-8/#entry1049765
File:
http://www.msfn.org/board/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=37314

* UxStyle for Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.uxstyle.com/
File Windows 10:
http://github.com/riverar/uxstyle/releases/download/0.2.4.2/UxStyle_0242_x86_x64_preview.exe
File Windows 8/8.1:
http://www.uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_sep23_x86_x64_possibly_bugged.zip
File Windows 7:
http://www.uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits.zip
Aero Theme for Windows 8/8.1:
http://simplexdesignsart.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Aero-536877982/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130402051457/http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Vs-REV-D-350491112/
File:
http://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B883uGPmNY72Sjk3dy1MTzBGVEE
http://web.archive.org/web/20130402051457/http://www.deviantart.com/download/350491112/windows_7_vs_rev_d_by_xxinightxx-d5so8o8.zip

* WinAeroGlass for Windows 8/8.1:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.204
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.49
File:
http://www.winaero.com/request.php?49

* AeroRainbow for Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.13
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.11
File:
http://www.winaero.com/request.php?11




Free(ware) Windows 7 Replacement Apps + Tweaking Tools


* Vista Calculator (CALC.EXE):
http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-calculator-working-in-windows-vista/
http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-like-calculator-in-windows-xp/
http://grdcityboy.deviantart.com/art/Seven-Calculator-102484514
http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Windows-7-Calculator-Review-106024.shtml
http://www.7tutorials.com/windows-calculator-tool-geek-you/

* AeroCalc (Glass Theme):
http://www.door2windows.com/how-to-get-glass-calculator-in-windows-7vista/

* Notepad (Glass Theme):
http://www.door2windows.com/how-to-get-glass-notepad-in-windows-7vista/
Ribbon Notepad:
http://www.door2windows.com/get-notepad-with-ribbon-user-interface-in-windows-7vista/

* Command Prompt (Glass Theme):
http://www.door2windows.com/how-to-get-glass-command-prompt-in-windows-7vista/

* Ribbon Image Viewer:
http://www.door2windows.com/get-ribbon-user-interface-ui-image-viewer-in-windows-7vistaxp/

* Bubbles, Mystify, Ribbons, Lines + Aurora Screen Savers:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Screensavers/Vista-Screensaver-Ported-to-XP.shtml
Screen Savers Guides:
http://www.door2windows.com/tweak-bubbles-mystify-ribbons-lines-aurora-screensavers/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15088/customize-the-default-screensavers-in-windows-7-and-vista/
http://www.winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.9
http://www.tweaks.com/windows/39129/the-ultimate-windows-screensaver-tweaking-guide/

* XP Pipes (SSPIPES.SCR) Screen Saver:
http://www.bearblain.com/Downloads/sspipes.zip
http://www.mdgx.com/3dpipes.jpg

* 7Smoker Pro:
http://www.xp-smoker.com/7smokerpro.html
File:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/7smoker_pro.html





Disable/Enable User Account Control (UAC)



* Temporary fix: in Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016 you must right-click each file/executable/program/installer/command prompt
(DOS console)/BATch file/script/screen saver/etc and select Run as Administrator in order to execute it properly without limitations or restrictions.
Otherwise a nagging dialog box will pop up and you will be prompted to Run/Open/Save/etc them, or you won't be allowed to execute them every time you
(double-)click on them, and you will notice most of them will not run properly, and/or exhibit restrictions, limitations, inappropriate or annoying behavior. ;-(

* Permanent fix: disable User Account Control (UAC):
- Windows 10/2016:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3577-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-10-a.html
- Windows 8/2012/8.1/2012 R2:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
- Windows 7/7 SP1/2008 R2:
http://www.petri.com/disable-uac-in-windows-7.htm
- Windows Vista/2008:
http://www.petri.com/disable_uac_in_windows_vista.htm

* UAC_OFF.REG Registry file disables all UAC annoyances:
Open Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and save Registry file below as UAC_OFF.REG (example).
Right-click on UAC_OFF.REG -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; MUST reboot after turning UAC ON/OFF !
; Disable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv]
"Start"=dword:4
; Disable ALL UAC settings:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:0
"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:1
"DisableStatusMessages"=dword:0
"DontDisplayLastUserName"=dword:0
"EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:0
"EnableLUA"=dword:0
"EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:0
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"=dword:1
"EnableVirtualization"=dword:1
"FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:0
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:1
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:0
"SCForceOption"=dword:0
"SynchronousMachineGroupPolicy"=dword:0
"SynchronousUserGroupPolicy"=dword:0
"ValidateAdminCodeSignatures"=dword:0
"VerboseStatus"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Perform same steps for UAC_OFF.BAT BATch file, which also disables UAC:
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: MUST reboot after turning UAC ON/OFF !
:: Disable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE STOP luafv
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG luafv START= disabled
:: Disable UAC:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Reboot.

* UAC_ON.REG Registry file enables all UAC annoyances:
Open Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
and save Registry file below as UAC_ON.REG (example).
Right-click on UAC_ON.REG -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; MUST reboot after turning UAC ON/OFF !
; Enable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv]
"Start"=dword:2
; Enable ALL UAC settings:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:2
; "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:3
"ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:0
"DisableStatusMessages"=dword:1
"DontDisplayLastUserName"=dword:1
"EnableInstallerDetection"=dword:1
"EnableLUA"=dword:1
"EnableSecureUIAPaths"=dword:1
"EnableUIADesktopToggle"=dword:0
"EnableVirtualization"=dword:0
"FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:1
"NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:0
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:1
"SCForceOption"=dword:1
"SynchronousMachineGroupPolicy"=dword:1
"SynchronousUserGroupPolicy"=dword:1
"ValidateAdminCodeSignatures"=dword:1
"VerboseStatus"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
Perform same steps for UAC_ON.BAT BATch file, which also enables UAC:
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: MUST reboot after turning UAC ON/OFF !
:: Enable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START luafv
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG luafv START= auto
:: Enable UAC:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Reboot.

* UAC and Application Run Levels:
http://www.slickit.ca/2009/05/uac-and-application-run-levels.html

* Disable UAC Prompt for certain apps:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080103052016/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946932
More info:
http://web.archive.org/web/20121225075400/http://kartones.net/blogs/kartones/archive/2008/01/21/kb946932-disabling-uac-prompt-for-certain-apps-not-that-useful.aspx

* Selectively disable UAC for trusted Windows Vista/7/newer apps:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/selectively-disable-uac-for-your-trusted-vista-applications/

* Change User Account Control (UAC) settings:
- How to Disable Windows User Access Control (UAC):
http://www.keithholloway.net/blog/how-to-disable-windows-user-access-control-uac/
- Registry Tweaks to Customize User Account Control (UAC) Options in Windows Vista and Later:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-tweak-user-account-control-uac-options-in-windows-vista-home-basic-home-premium/
- MS TechNet: UAC Group Policy Settings and Registry Key Settings:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd835564.aspx
- MSDN: FilterAdministratorToken Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232760.aspx
- MSDN: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232761.aspx
- MSDN: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232762.aspx
- MSDN: EnableInstallerDetection Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232763.aspx
- MSDN: ValidateAdminCodeSignatures Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232764.aspx
- MSDN: EnableLUA Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232765.aspx
- MSDN: PromptOnSecureDesktop Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232766.aspx
- MSDN: EnableVirtualization Registry REG_DWORD value:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232767.aspx
- MSKB: PromptOnSecureDesktop Registry Value:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/975788/
- How to configure Windows UAC prompt behavior for admins and users:
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/20/how-to-configure-windows-uac-prompt-behavior-for-admins-and-users/
- Changing How UAC Works (The Hard Way):
http://www.sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/changing-how-uac-works-the-hard-way.html
- Windows 7: User Account Control (UAC) Change Notification Settings:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/299-user-account-control-uac-change-notification-settings.html
- MSKB: Adjust User Account Control Settings in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/975787/

* Free(ware) UAC tools:
- UAC Pass:
http://sites.google.com/site/freeavvarea/UACPass-en/
File:
http://sites.google.com/site/freeavvarea/files/uacpass1.7a.zip
- UAC Tweak:
http://www.askvg.com/uac-tweak-a-small-cute-utility-to-tweak-uac-user-account-control-in-windows-vista/
File:
http://media.askvg.com/files/uac-tweak.zip
- TweakUAC:
http://www.winability.com/tweak-uac/
File:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/tweakuac.html
- Disable UAC:
http://www.disableuac.com/
File:
http://www.disableuac.com/disableuac_setup.exe

* Run always as Administrator:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/204781/
A. Add User to Administrators Group + remove User from Users Group:
1. Log in as Administrator -> WinKey + R -> Run... -> type -> hit Enter:
CONTROL.EXE userpasswords2
2. Your Account Name -> Properties -> Group Membership tab -> Administrators -> OK -> OK.
B. Disable Approval Mode:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-tweak-user-account-control-uac-options-in-windows-vista-home-basic-home-premium/
http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/page_5.htm
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc232771.aspx
1. Log in as Administrator -> WinKey + R -> Run... -> type -> hit Enter:
SECPOL.MSC
2. Local Polices -> Security Options.
3. User Account Control (UAC): Switch to secure desktop when prompting for elevation -> Disable -> OK.
4. MUST reboot for these changes to take effect!





Free(ware) BOOT Tools + Tweaks



* Free(ware) Windows Boot Managers:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#BOO

* BOOTCFG + BOOT.INI:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#BINI

* Free(ware) DOS Boot Managers:
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm#BTM

* BellaVista 32-bit + 64-bit BOOT.INI, Boot Configuration Data (BCD) + BCDEdit.exe interface (GUI) tweaking tool:
http://www.zezula.net/en/fstools/bellavista.html
File:
http://www.zezula.net/download/bellavista_en.zip

* Visual BCD Editor (VBCDE) Boot Configuration Data (BCD) + BCDEdit.exe interface (GUI) tweaking tool:
http://www.boyans.net/
VBCDE Download:
http://www.boyans.net/DownloadVisualBCD.html
File:
http://www.boyans.net/VisualBcd/VisualBcd_0.9.3.1.msi
VBCDE DOCument:
http://www.boyans.net/VisualBCD_doc.htm
VBCDE Guide:
http://www.boyans.net/VBCD_HowTo.html

* Dual-Boot Repair (DBR) GUI tool repairs any Windows XP/newer multi-boot setup:
http://www.boyans.net/dual-boot-repair-windows-10.html
File:
http://www.boyans.net/dbr7/dbr-1.3.0.0.zip
Online Help:
http://www.boyans.net/DualBootRepairHelp.html
Repair Windows boot:
http://www.boyans.net/RepairWindows/repair-windows-boot.html
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 2.0/newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR

* EasyBCD Community Edition 32-bit Boot Configuration Data (BCD), BCDEdit.exe + BOOT.INI interface (GUI) tweaking tool:
http://www.neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
File:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/EasyBCD.shtml
EasyBCD Online DOCumentation:
http://www.neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/

* MBRFix 32-bit + 64-bit command line MBR/EMBR create/backup/restore/repair tool:
http://www.sysint.no/mbrfix/
File:
http://www.sysint.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/mbrfix.zip
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/MBRFix.shtml

* Switch Windows 7 Boot Disk from D: to C: using BCDBOOT.EXE:
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/SwitchingMyWindows7BootDiskFromDToCWithBCDBootRatherThanBCDEdit.aspx
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/1a909e7c-6ffe-48df-a179-6cba7256e836/
http://www.boyans.net/MoveWindows7BootFilesToAnotherDrive.html

* Stop Check Disk (Chkdsk) from Running at Startup:
http://www.top-password.com/blog/stop-check-disk-chkdsk-from-running-at-startup/
%windir%\SYSTEM32\CHKNTFS.EXE /X C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:
Manually Clear or Set Dirty Bit on Windows Volume:
http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-manually-clear-or-set-dirty-bit-on-windows-volume/

* Fsutil (FSUTIL.EXE):
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc753059.aspx
Troubleshoot Disks and File Systems:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb457122.aspx
Windows 7 FSUTIL.EXE Update improves compatibility with Advanced Format Disks:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/982018/
FSUTIL.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/fsutil.html
File System Utility - Fsutil.exe:
http://www.commandwindows.com/fsutil.htm
FSUTIL behavior:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc785435.aspx
FSUTIL quota:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc788136.aspx
FSUTIL resource:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/ff621564.aspx
FSUTIL usn:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc788042.aspx
FSUTIL fsinfo:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc788080.aspx
FSUTIL 8dot3name:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/ff621566.aspx
FSUTIL dirty:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc788091.aspx
FSUTIL file:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc788058.aspx
Monitor Disk Space using FSUTIL:
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/powersql-by-prashanth-jayaram/2016/09/27/sql-server-monitoring-disk-space-with-fsutil-command-line-utility/
Monitor File System using FSUTIL:
http://tutorial.wmlcloud.com/windows_server/Windows-Server-2008-Server-Core---Monitoring-the-File-System-with-the-FSUtil-Command-(part-2)---FSInfo,-Hardlink,-ObjectID,-Quota---Repair.aspx
Enable SSD TRIM = Turn ON DisableDeleteNotify -> 0 = ON | 1 = OFF :
http://www.howtogeek.com/257196/how-to-check-if-trim-is-enabled-for-your-ssd-and-enable-it-if-it-isnt/
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set AllowExtChar 1
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set BugcheckOnCorrupt 0
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set DisableCompression 0
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set DisableEncryption 0
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set DisableLastAccess 0
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set EncryptPagingFile 1
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set MemoryUsage 2
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FSUTIL.EXE behavior set Disable8dot3 0

* BOOTCFG.EXE:
Windows Recovery Console (WRC) command used to build or modify the BOOT.INI file in Windows 2000/XP/2003.
Can be used to multi-boot with other operating systems (OSes), like Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, Linux, etc.
BOOT.INI can be created/modified using a plain text/ASCII editor from within other OSes.
Free(ware) Text Editors:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
Syntax:
bootcfg /list
/list = lists every entry in the boot list in the BOOT.INI file.
bootcfg /scan
/scan = scans all drives for Windows installations + displays the results.
bootcfg /rebuild
/rebuild = steps through the process of rebuilding the BOOT.INI file.
bootcfg /default
/default = sets the default boot entry in the BOOT.INI file.
bootcfg /add
/add = adds an entry manually in the BOOT.INI boot list.
Examples:
bootcfg /rebuild
In this example the bootcfg command scans all drives for any Windows
installations, displays the results, and steps through building the BOOT.INI
file.
NOTE:
The bootcfg command is only available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000/XP/2003.

* BCDBOOT.EXE:
BCD boot file creation and repair tool.
The bcdboot.exe command-line tool is used to copy critical boot files to the
system partition and to create a new system BCD store.
bcdboot [/l ] [/s ] [/v]
[/m [{OS Loader ID}]]
source Specifies the location of the windows system root.
/l Specifies an optional locale parameter to use when
initializing the BCD store. The default is US English.
/s Specifies an optional volume letter parameter to designate
the target system partition where boot environment files are
copied. The default is the system partition identified by
the firmware.
/v Enables verbose mode.
/m If an OS loader GUID is provided, this option merges the
given loader object with the system template to produce a
bootable entry. Otherwise, only global objects are merged.
Examples:
bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us
bcdboot c:\windows /s h:
bcdboot c:\windows /m {d58d10c6-df53-11dc-878f-00064f4f4e08}

* BCDEDIT.EXE:
Boot Configuration Data Store Editor.
MS TechNet: BCDEdit Command Line Options:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc709667.aspx
BCDEdit Guide:
http://diddy.boot-land.net/bcdedit/
BCDEdit commands:
http://diddy.boot-land.net/bcdedit/files/commands_list.htm
BCDEdit command line tool:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2676-bcdedit-how-use.html
Use BCDEdit to dual-boot multiple Windows:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/511582/
Dual-boot Windows 7 and Linux using BCDEdit:
http://www.iceflatline.com/2009/09/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-linux-using-bcdedit/
Loading/Installing Grub4Dos from Windows:
http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/install_windows.htm
The Bcdedit.exe command-line tool modifies the boot configuration data store.
The boot configuration data store contains boot configuration parameters and
controls how the operating system is booted. These parameters were previously
in the Boot.ini file (in BIOS-based operating systems) or in the nonvolatile
RAM entries (in Extensible Firmware Interface-based operating systems). You can
use Bcdedit.exe to add, delete, edit, and append entries in the boot
configuration data store.
For detailed command and option information run:
bcdedit.exe /?
For example, to display detailed info about the /createstore command run:
bcdedit.exe /? /createstore
For an alphabetical list of topics in this help file run:
bcdedit /? TOPICS
Commands that operate on a store
================================
/createstore Creates a new and empty boot configuration data store.
/export Exports the contents of the system store to a file. This file
can be used later to restore the state of the system store.
/import Restores the state of the system store using a backup file
created with the /export command.
/sysstore Sets the system store device (only affects EFI systems, does
not persist across reboots, and is only used in cases where
the system store device is ambiguous).
Commands that operate on entries in a store
===========================================
/copy Makes copies of entries in the store.
/create Creates new entries in the store.
/delete Deletes entries from the store.
/mirror Creates mirror of entries in the store.
Run bcdedit /? ID for information about identifiers used by these commands.
Commands that operate on entry options
======================================
/deletevalue Deletes entry options from the store.
/set Sets entry option values in the store.
Run bcdedit /? TYPES for a list of datatypes used by these commands.
Run bcdedit /? FORMATS for a list of valid data formats.
Commands that control output
============================
/enum Lists entries in the store.
/v Command-line option that displays entry identifiers in full,
rather than using names for well-known identifiers.
Use /v by itself as a command to display entry identifiers
in full for the ACTIVE type.
Running "bcdedit" by itself is equivalent to running:
bcdedit /enum ACTIVE
Commands that control the boot manager
======================================
/bootsequence Sets the one-time boot sequence for the boot manager.
/default Sets the default entry that the boot manager will use.
/displayorder Sets the order in which the boot manager displays the
multiboot menu.
/timeout Sets the boot manager time-out value.
/toolsdisplayorder Sets the order in which the boot manager displays
the tools menu.
Commands that control Emergency Management Services for a boot application
==========================================================================
/bootems Enables or disables Emergency Management Services
for a boot application.
/ems Enables or disables Emergency Management Services for an
operating system entry.
/emssettings Sets the global Emergency Management Services parameters.
Command that control debugging
==============================
/bootdebug Enables or disables boot debugging for a boot application.
/dbgsettings Sets the global debugger parameters.
/debug Enables or disables kernel debugging for an operating system
entry.
/hypervisorsettings Sets the hypervisor parameters.
TOPICS IN THIS HELP FILE
To display help for a topic run:
bcdedit /?
where is one of the following:
bootdebug /bootdebug command.
bootems /bootems command.
bootsequence /bootsequence command.
copy /copy command.
create /create command.
createstore /createstore command.
dbgsettings /dbgsettings command.
debug /debug command.
default /default command.
delete /delete command.
deletevalue /deletevalue command.
displayorder /displayorder command.
ems /ems command.
emssettings /emssettings command.
enum /enum command.
export /export command.
FORMATS Formats for types.
hypervisorsettings /hypervisorsettings command.
ID Identifiers for entries..
import /import command.
mirror /mirror command.
set /set command.
store /store command-line option.
timeout /timeout command.
toolsdisplayorder /toolsdisplayorder command.
TYPES Types that apply to any entry.
TYPES BOOTAPP Types that apply to boot applications. These include the
boot manager, memory diagnostic application, Windows OS
loader, and the resume application.
TYPES BOOTMGR Types that apply to the boot manager.
TYPES BOOTSECTOR Types that apply to the boot sector application.
TYPES CUSTOMTYPES Custom types.
TYPES FWBOOTMGR Types that apply to the firmware boot manager
TYPES MEMDIAG Types that apply to the memory diagnostic application
TYPES NTLDR Types that apply to the NTLDR based OS loader
TYPES OSLOADER Types that apply to the Windows OS loader
TYPES RESUME Types that apply to the resume application
v /v command-line option
TYPES
The /set and /deletevalue commands require a as a parameter.
uniquely identifies both the data format and meaning of the value.
Data types are identified using either a name or a custom type. The names are
listed below, along with their data formats (in parentheses) and a short
description of the custom type. If a format is not specified, then the
description lists the literal values that you can use for that type. For
information about data formats run:
bcdedit /? formats
The following types are valid for any entry. For information about types that
are specific to a particular entry, such as boot manager entries or the Windows
OS Loader entries, see the end of this help topic.
Entries
=======
DESCRIPTION (string) Defines the description of the entry.
PATH (string) Defines the path to the application.
DEVICE (device) Defines the device that the application resides on.
INHERIT (list) Defines the list of entries to be inherited.
For information about additional types for device objects run:
bcdedit /? TYPES DEVOBJECT
For information about additional types for particular applications run:
bcdedit /? TYPES
where is one of the following:
BOOTAPP Boot applications. These types also apply to the boot manager,
memory diagnostic application, Windows OS loader, and the resume
application.
BOOTMGR Boot manager.
BOOTSECTOR Boot sector application.
CUSTOMTYPES Custom types.
DEVOBJECT Device object additional options.
FWBOOTMGR Firmware boot manager
MEMDIAG Memory diagnostic application
NTLDR OS loader that shipped with earlier Windows OS
OSLOADER Windows Vista OS loader
RESUME Resume application
The following describes the formats of the data that are required for
used with the /set command. The format that is required depends on
the that you specify with the /set command. For more information
about the formats associated with each , run "bcdedit /? TYPES".
bool A boolean value. The following values correspond to TRUE:
1, ON, YES, TRUE
The following values correspond to FALSE:
0, OFF, NO, FALSE
device A device can be one of the following types:
BOOT
PARTITION=
HD_PARTITION=
FILE=[]
RAMDISK=[],
VHD=[],
The options for these types are:
A drive letter with a colon and no trailing
backslashes.
(Required) Can be either BOOT, LOCATE, or a drive
letter with colon. The square brackets do not
indicate that this is optional, but are a literal
part of the syntax.
A path to the file (or .wim file) from the root of
the parent device.
The identifier to the device options entry that
contains the system deployment image (SDI) options
for the RAM disk. This is usually
{ramdisksdioptions}.
Supplies an optional element used to locate a device
within a VHD. The default locate element for a
device is its application path (systemroot for an
osdevice). Custom values must be specified using
custom element sytax (see -help types customtypes),
for example: locate=custom:22000002.
id An entry identifier, which refers to an entry in the boot configuration
data store. Run:
bcdedit /? ID
for more information about identifiers.
integer A 64-bit integer type. Some integer types can be set using enumerated
values.
integerlist A list of one or more 64-bit integers, separated by spaces.
This list should not be enclosed in quotation marks.
list An entry identifier list. It contains one or more entry identifiers
separated by spaces. The list should not be enclosed in quotation
marks.
string A literal string. If it contains spaces, it should be surrounded by
quotation marks ("").
DEVICE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
The following types apply to device additional options entries. For information
about data formats for these types run:
bcdedit /? FORMATS
The following options are valid for the device additional options entry:
Ramdisk
EXPORTASCD (bool) Enables exporting the RAM disk as a CD.
RAMDISKIMAGELENGTH (integer) Defines the image length for the RAM disk.
RAMDISKIMAGEOFFSET (integer) Defines the image offset for the RAM disk.
RAMDISKSDIDEVICE (device) Defines the device on which the SDI file is
located.
RAMDISKSDIPATH (string) Defines the path to the SDI file.
RAMDISKTFTPCLIENTPORT (integer) Defines the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
(TFTP) client port for the RAM disk Windows
Imaging (WIM) file.
RAMDISKTFTPBLOCKSIZE (integer) Defines the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
(TFTP) block size for the RAM disk Windows
Imaging (WIM) file.
RAMDISKTFTPWINDOWSIZE (integer) Defines the Trivial File Transfer Protocol
(TFTP) window size for RAM disk Windows
imaging (WIM) file.
RAMDISKMCENABLED (bool) Enables or disables Multicast for RAM disk
Windows Imaging (WIM) file.
RAMDISKMCTFTPFALLBACK (bool) Enables fallback to TFTP if Multicast
fails.
IDENTIFIERS
Many of the Bcdedit commands require identifiers. An identifier
uniquely identifies entries contained in the store. An identifier takes the
form of a globally unique identifier, or GUID. A GUID has the following format,
where each "x" represents a hexadecimal digit.
{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}
For example:
{d2b69192-8f14-11da-a31f-ea816ab185e9}
The position of the dashes (-) and the braces {} at the beginning and end of
the GUID are required.
Several entries can be identified by well-known identifiers. If an entry has a
well-known identifier, BCDedit displays it in output unless the /v command-line
switch is used. For more information run:
bcdedit /? /v
The well-known identifiers are as follows:
{bootmgr} Specifies the Windows boot manager entry.
{fwbootmgr} Specifies the firmware boot manager entry,
specifically on systems that implement the
Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) specification.
{memdiag} Specifies the memory diagnostic application entry.
{ntldr} Specifies a OS loader (Ntldr) that can be used
to start operating systems earlier than Windows
Vista/2008/7.
{current} Specifies a virtual identifier that corresponds to
the operating system boot entry for the operating
system that is currently running.
{default} Specifies a virtual identifier that corresponds to
the boot manager default application entry.
{ramdiskoptions} Contains the additional options required by the
boot manager for RAM disk devices.
{dbgsettings} Contains the global debugger settings that can be
inherited by any boot application entry.
{emssettings} Contains the global Emergency Management Services
settings that can be inherited by any boot
application entry.
{badmemory} Contains the global RAM defect list that can be
inherited by any boot application entry.
{globalsettings} Contains the collection of global settings that
should be inherited by all boot application
entries.
{bootloadersettings} Contains the collection of global settings that
should be inherited by all Windows boot loader
application entries.
{resumeloadersettings} Contains the collection of global settings that
should be inherited by all Windows resume from
hibernation application entries.
{hypervisorsettings} Contains the hypervisor settings that can
be inherited by any OS loader entry.
This command sets an entry option value in the boot configuration data store.
bcdedit [/store ] /set [{}] [ /addfirst | /addlast | /remove ]
Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information run:
bcdedit /? store
Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified. If not
specified, {current} is used. For more information about
identifiers run:
bcdedit /? ID
Specifies the option data type that will be created or
modified. Run:
bcdedit /? TYPES
for more information about data types.
Specifies the value that should be assigned to the option. The
format of depends on the data type specified. Run:
bcdedit /? FORMATS
for more information about data formats.
/addfirst This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Adds the specified entry identifier to the top of the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified. If the specified identifier is already
in the list, it will be moved to the top of the list.
/addlast This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Adds the specified entry identifier to the end of the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified. If the specified identifier is already
in the list, it is moved to the end of the list.
/remove This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Removes the specified entry identifier from the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified. If the identifier is not in the list
then the operation has no effect. If the last entry is being
removed, then the datatype value is deleted.
Examples:
The following command sets the application device to the partition C: for the
specified operating system entry:
bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} device partition=C:
NOTE: Use 'hd_partiton=' syntax to explicitly disable automatic VHD detection,
and create entries that are compatible for booting a virtual machine, i.e.:
bcdedit /store F:\boot\bcd /set {default} device hd_partition=F:
The following command sets the OS device to a VHD file (C:\vdisks\vdisk01.vhd)
for the specified operating system entry:
bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} osdevice vhd=[C:]\vdisks\disk01.vhd
The following command sets the application path to
\windows\system32\winload.exe for the specified operating system entry:
bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} path \windows\system32\winload.exe
The following command sets the NX policy to OptIn for the current operating
system boot entry.
bcdedit /set nx optin

* BOOTREC.EXE:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/927392/
You can use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to
troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista or 7:
* A master boot record (MBR).
* A boot sector.
* A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store.
NOTE:
When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using Windows RE, you should
first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box.
If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must
troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.
To run the Bootrec.exe tool you must start Windows RE.
To do this, follow these steps:
1. Put the Windows Vista or 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then
start the computer.
2. Press a key when you are prompted.
3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and
then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. Click the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7. Type Bootrec.exe, and then press ENTER.
NOTE:
To start the computer from the Windows Vista or 7 DVD, the computer must be
configured to start from the DVD drive.
For more information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD
drive, see the documentation included with the computer or contact the
computer manufacturer.
The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options.
Use the option appropriate for your situation.
NOTE:
Use the Bootrec.exe tool to troubleshoot "Bootmgr Is Missing" issue.
If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue,
you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again.
By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt.
To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd
/FixMbr
The /FixMbr option writes a Windows 7 or Vista compatible MBR to the system partition.
This option does not overwrite the existing partition table.
Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues,
or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.
/FixBoot
The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using
a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista or 7.
Use this option if one of the following conditions is true:
* The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista or 7
boot sector.
* The boot sector is damaged.
* An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista
or 7 was installed. In this scenario the computer starts by using Windows NT
Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).
/ScanOs
The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations compatible with Windows
Vista or 7. Additionally, this option displays the entries currently not in
the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista or 7 installations
that the Boot Manager menu does not list.
/RebuildBcd
The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations compatible with
Windows Vista or 7. Additionally, this option lets you select the
installations you want to add to the BCD store.
Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.
Startup Repair can automatically recover from most BCD problems.
If you prefer to manually analyze and repair problems, you can use the command
line tool BootRec.exe by starting the System Recovery tools and then clicking
Command Prompt in the System Recovery Options dialog box.
BootRec.exe supports the following command line parameters:
/FIXMBR writes a new MBR to the system partition.
/FIXBOOT writes a new boot sector onto the system partition.
/SCANOS scans all disks for Windows installations and displays entries
currently not in the BCD store.
/REBUILDBCD scans all disks for Windows installations and provides a choice of
which entries to add to the BCD store.

* BOOTSECT.EXE:
Boot sector restoration tool.
bootsect {/help|/nt60|/nt52} {SYS|ALL|:} [/force] [/mbr]
Bootsect.exe updates the master boot code for hard disk partitions in order to
switch between BOOTMGR and NTLDR. You can use this tool to restore the boot
sector on your computer.
/help Displays these usage instructions.
/nt52 Applies the master boot code that is compatible with NTLDR to SYS,
ALL, or . The operating system installed on SYS, ALL, or
must be older than Windows Vista.
/nt60 Applies the master boot code that is compatible with BOOTMGR to SYS,
ALL, or . The operating system installed on SYS, ALL, or
must be Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or later.
SYS Updates the master boot code on the system partition used to boot
Windows.
ALL Updates the master boot code on all partitions. ALL does not
necessarily update the boot code for each volume. Instead, this
option updates the boot code on volumes that could be used as Windows
boot volumes, which excludes any dynamic volumes that are not
connected with an underlying disk partition. This restriction is
present because boot code must be located at the beginning of a disk
partition.
Updates the master boot code on the volume associated with this
drive letter. Boot code will not be updated if either 1)
is not associated with a volume or 2) is
associated with a volume not connected to an underlying disk
partition.
/force Forcibly dismounts the volume(s) during the boot code update. You
should use this option with caution.
If Bootsect.exe cannot gain exclusive volume access then the file
system may overwrite the boot code before the next reboot.
Bootsect.exe always attempts to lock and dismount the volume before
each update. When /force is specified, a forced dismount is attempted
if the initial lock attempt fails. A lock can fail, for example, if
files on the target volume are currently opened by other programs.
When successful, a forced dismount allows exclusive volume access and
a reliable boot code update even though the initial lock failed. At
the same time, a forced dismount invalidates all open handles to files
on the target volume. This could result in unexpected behavior from
the programs that opened these files. Therefore, you should use this
option with caution.
/mbr Updates the Master Boot Record without changing the partition table on
sector 0 of the disk that contains the partition specified by SYS, ALL,
or drive letter. When used with /nt52 option, the master boot record
is compatible with operating systems older than Windows Vista. When
used with the /nt60 option, the master boot record is compatible with
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or later.
Example:
To apply the master boot code that is compatible with NTLDR to the volume
labeled E:, use the following command:
bootsect /nt52 E:





Windows Side-by-Side (WinSxS) Folder



* Move/delete WinSxS folder/files in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1:
01. Download + unzip PendMove (PendMove.exe) + MoveFile (MoveFile.exe) -> place them inside your C:\Windows\System32 folder.
http://technet.microsoft.com/sysinternals/pendmoves.aspx
File:
http://download.sysinternals.com/files/PendMoves.zip
02. Explorer -> \Windows\WinSxS -> right-click on it -> Properties -> Security tab -> must list the owner of the directory user (Administrator) -> must grant Administrator Full Control.
03. Run an Administrator command prompt -> create dummy directory:
mkdir C:\Windows\WinSxS.moved
04. Create junction (a.k.a. symbolic link):
mklink /J C:\Windows\WinSxS.link WinSxS.moved
05. Delete WinSxS.moved directory:
rmdir C:\Windows\WinSxS.moved
06. Use MoveFile to schedule renaming of WinSxS directory at next reboot.
07. Run Administrator command prompt:
movefile C:\Windows\WinSxS C:\Windows\WinSxS.moved
This will rename WinSxS directory before Windows can get a lock on it.
08. Run Administrator command prompt:
movefile C:\Windows\WinSxS.link C:\Windows\WinSxS
This restores new WinSxS directory back to avoid OS critical errors!
09. Run Administrator command prompt:
pendmoves
This shows the 2 pending moves you executed above with no errors -> reboot.
10. Upon reboot critical rename/move operations will execute and WinSxS directory will be unlocked + allowed to be moved.
11. Run Administrator command prompt:
dir C:\Windows\WinSxS*
Can see WinSxS.moved directory contents and WinSxS junction.
If this doesn't work, MUST repeat steps above!
12. Explorer -> copy entire WinSxS.moved directory to \Windows directory on different drive/partition/volume (example D:).
13. Rename new directory from WinSxS.moved back to WinSxS .
14. Run Administrator command prompt:
rmdir C:\Windows\WinSxS
15. Run Administrator command prompt:
mklink /J C:\Windows\WinSxS D:\Windows\WinSxS
16. Explorer -> browse to C:\Windows\WinSxS -> should see all files, even if now physically located on different drive/partition/volume.
17. Reboot.
18. Now you should be able to delete C:\Windows\WinSxS.moved to free disk space.

* Move/delete WU downloads folder in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1:
Same process can be applied to Windows Updates (WU) list.
Installed Windows Updates are configured to download to
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
which will grow too large, and take too much space.
Stop WU service -> moveCreate a directory junction -> restart WU service -> done.

* Q:
Should you delete files inside \WinSxS directory? And what's the deal with VSS?
A:
No.
Why? Because component store (\WinSxS) is needed to repair OS binaries in the event file(s) become corrupted or compromised.
Directories located under component store:
\WinSxS\Catalogs = Security catalogs for each manifest on the system;
\WinSxS\InstallTemp = Temporary location for install events;
\WinSxS\Manifests = Component manifest for each specific component used during operation to make sure files end up in proper location;
\WinSxS\Temp = Temp directory used for various operations, pending renames;
\WinSxS\Backup = Backups of manifest files in case the copy in \WinSxS\Manifests becomes corrupted;
\WinSxS\Filemaps = File system mapping to a file location;
\WinSxS\ = Binary payloads for each specific component.
So long as files in the \Windows\System32 directory are valid, most likely you wouldn't see any problems initially, the machine would most likely operate properly.
However, the 1st time you attempt to update a binary, apply a service pack or service a component, it's going to fail because the backing components needed don't exist anymore.
The way files end up in \System32 are via hardlinks.
This should help answer another question regarding how VSS is used in servicing.
Short answer: No. We use NTFS hardlinks to project the file to the file system from the component store.
That's why the \WinSxS directory is so important. The files there can be seen as the "authoritative" versions on the file system.
When there is an issue and a binary needs to be replaced, running
SFC /SCANFILE
against it verifies the directories above and if the version doesn't match, it will re-project it so it stars working again.
See the hardlink via CLI (example):
C:\Windows\System32\drivers>fsutil hardlink list ntfs.sys
\Windows\System32\drivers\ntfs.sys
\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-ntfs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_02661b64369ca03a\ntfs.sys
You can see the NTFS file has a link to the \WinSxS directory and if that version of NTFS were to become corrupted, we could go back to the component store and find a new copy.
The \WinSxS backup directory exists in the event the version in the main directory has also become corrupted.
This is a good method of having decent OS protection without consuming a huge amount of space.
New servicing structure does remove the $NTUninstall$ folders that many people have become accustomed to in Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.
Updates, if they are marked as removable, no longer contain that structure.
Instead, updates are recommended to be removed via Control Panel -> Programs (and Features) -> (View) Installed Updates.
Updates can be removed via appropriate switches using DISM.EXE or PKGMGR.EXE, but Control Panel method tends to be cleaner.

* WinSxSLite:
http://www.dmitrybobrovsky.ru/2012/09/05/decrease-of-the-size-of-folder-winsxs-in-windows-7-or-how-to-use-winsxslite-bat/
NEWest:
http://sites.google.com/site/winsxslite/
File:
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/ferventcoder/nugetpackages/master/WinsxsLite1.88.zip
OLD Version:
http://www.dmitrybobrovsky.ru/wp-content/uploads/files/winsxslite.zip

* Reduce size of WinSxS folder with COMPCLN.EXE:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-dojo/reduce-the-size-of-the-winsxs-folder-with-vsp1clnexe-and-compclnexe/
http://www.boshdirect.com/Blogs/Tech/how-to-reduce-size-of-winsxs.html

* WinSxS = Reduce folder size by deleting some files:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2008/09/17/what-is-the-winsxs-directory-in-windows-2008-and-windows-vista-and-why-is-it-so-large.aspx
http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2010/08/06/should-you-delete-files-in-the-winsxs-directory-and-what-s-the-deal-with-vss.aspx
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/windows-8/cleanup-the-winsxs-folder-in-windows-8-7/

* WinSxS = Delete duplicates by hand:
http://www.msfn.org/board/Guide-WinSxS-Dupe-removel-t109131.html

* Delete Windows 7/8 backup files:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn251565.aspx

* DISM.EXE commands for component cleanup:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/what-is-dism/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/dism-image-management-command-line-options-s14/
DISM.EXE /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
DISM.EXE /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
DISM.EXE /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded

* Package Manager (PKGMGR.EXE) Command Line Options:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc749465.aspx
Use Package Manager (PKGMGR.EXE) to Uninstall A Package:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/940410/

* Windows 7 64-bit (x64) vLite extreme removal:
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/136837-windows-7-x64-vlite-extreme-removal/

* WinSxS Folder in Windows 7/8 explained:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/winsxs-folder-windows-7-8





Free(ware) Burn/Copy/Write/Install CDs/DVDs/BDs Tools



* Create Windows 7 Live CD/DVD/USB using WinBuilder:
http://www.instantfundas.com/2010/12/how-to-create-windows-7-live-cddvdusb.html

* WinBuilder:
http://reboot.pro/files/file/4-winbuilder/
http://reboot.pro/files/download/4-winbuilder/
WinBuilder Scripts:
http://reboot.pro/files/category/5-winbuilder/
WinBuilder Download Center = Scripts:
http://multipe.exec-se.de/

* Win7PE_SE:
http://reboot.pro/topic/12427-win7pe-se-release/
Win7PE SE Downloads [144 MB]:
http://w7pese.cwcodes.net/Compressed/
multiPE 62 script:
http://reboot.pro/files/file/61-multipe/

* Get WAIK Tools without downloading entire ISO:
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/156869-get-waik-tools-wo-loading-the-huge-isos/
File:
http://db.tt/2l5l22OE

* Create Windows 7 Bootable Install USB Drive ISO:
http://www.softlay.net/operating-system/create-windows-7-bootable-usb-install-disk-drive-iso.html

* Windows 7 Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK):
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=5753
Win7 WAIK ISO [1.7 GB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/E/9/8E9BBC64-E6F8-457C-9B8D-F6C9A16E6D6A/KB3AIK_EN.iso
Win7 WAIK ReadMe:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd349350.aspx
Win7 SP1 WAIK Supplement:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5188
Win7 SP1 WAIK Supplement ISO [1.3 GB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/4/C/04C805CC-4C04-4D76-BE80-7D67B951CF73/waik_supplement_en-us.iso

* GImageX GUI for Windows Imaging:
http://www.autoitconsulting.com/site/software/gimagex/

* ei.cfg Removal Utility (Windows 7 Universal CD) Make Your Windows 7 Disc Universal:
http://www.technibble.com/ei-cfg-removal-utility-repair-tool-of-the-week/

* Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities:
http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

* PEFactory WinBuilder add-on:
http://multipe.exec-se.de/Documentation/multiPE/PEF_index.htm

* PEChecksum 32-bit + 64-bit command line tool updates Portable EXEcutable (PE) files (EXE, DLL, OCX, SYS, DRV, MUI) 32-bit + 64-bit signatures:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/utilities/#PEChecksum
PEChecksum 32-bit:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/utilities/PEChecksum.exe
PEChecksum 64-bit:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/utilities/PEChecksum64.exe

* Tools:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/list-freeware-releases-from-the-windows-club/
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.xptsp.com/
http://www.blogsdna.com/
http://www.xp-smoker.com/
Themes:
http://www.winaero.com/news.php?cat.2
Downloads:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?list.2

* WinCDEmu 32-bit + 64-bit mounts CD/DVD/BD ISO/IMG images on HDD/SSD/USB:
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
WinCDEmu Portable:
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/portable/
File:
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/download/

* WinFLASHTool writes raw CD/DVD/BD disk images to memory cards/sticks:
http://winflashtool.sysprogs.com/
File:
http://www.sysprogs.com/files/WinFLASHTool/v2/WinFlashTool.exe
Download:
http://winflashtool.sysprogs.com/download/

* cdrtfe Audio/CD/XCD/VCD/DVD/BD ISO/bootable burning tool:
http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.io/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtfe/
Download:
http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.io/cdrtfe/download_en.html
Portable:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtfe/files/cdrtfe%20portable/
cdrtfe Tools:
http://cdrtfe.sourceforge.io/tools/index_en.html
Download:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtools/files/

* Sevenize:
http://www.sevenize.com/

* Completely Hide Windows 7 Shell, Logos, Icons, Start etc:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=113896.0

* Completely hide Windows and SHELL with 3rd party Front End:
http://www.gameex.com/Community/InstantShellerandShellingGuide.aspx

* Windows 7 Boot Updater:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/





OEM



* OEM licensing terms:
http://web.archive.org/web/20141228133711/http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail (FLR) except they...
- Do not provide any free direct support from Microsoft.
- OEM licenses are tied to the 1st computer Windows is installed and activated on.
- All hardware upgrades are allowed except for different model motherboard upgrades.
- Cannot be used to upgrade directly from an older Windows OS.





Updates/(Hot)Fixes + Windows Update (WU)



* NOTE:
All these Microsoft Updates/Upgrades/Service Packs (SPs)/(Hot)Fixes/Patches/etc are for English [en-US] Operating Systems (OSes).
See Microsoft web pages for information how to download Windows updates in other languages.
http://www.science.co.il/language/Locale-codes.php

* Must uninstall Windows 7/7 SP1 Updates/Upgrades/(Hot)Fixes/Patches/etc which expose your computer(s) to:
- invasion of privacy,
- telemetry snooping ("phone home"),
- data collection/logging,
- "customer experience",
- unwanted "offers",
- spyware,
- adware,
- forced (without your knowledge, behind your back!) upgrade to Windows 10 (GWX):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.privacytools.io/#win10
http://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9/
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/a-complete-list-of-all-updates-you-should-uninstall-to-block-windows-10/
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/413301-reinstall-win7-what-updates-avoid-telemetry-winx-preparation-3.html
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/15/better-check-your-windows-7-pc-for-get-windows-10-gwx-traces/
Similar tools:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_10_fixes.html
July 2019 Windows 7 "security only" update installs telemetry snooping:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3408496/new-windows-7-security-only-update-installs-telemetrysnooping-uh-feature.html
Block Telemetry in Windows 7/7 SP1 and 8.1:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/11/blocking-telemetry-in-windows-7-and-8-1/
All Microsoft Updates/Upgrades/(Hot)Fixes/Patches/etc listed at the web sites above should be uninstalled:
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
7. Reboot.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE GOTO END
:: KB4507456: Security Only Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:4507456 /quiet /norestart
:: KB971033: Windows Activation Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:971033 /quiet /norestart
:: KB2952664: Get Windows 10 (GWX) Assistant:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:2952664 /quiet /norestart
:: KB2990214: Get Windows 10 (GWX):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:2990214 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3012973: Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3012973 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3021917: Performance Improvements Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3021917 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3022345: Customer Experience and Diagnostic Telemetry Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3022345 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3035583: Get Windows 10 (GWX) App:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3035583 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3044374: Get Windows 10 (GWX) Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3044374 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3068708: Customer Experience and Diagnostic Telemetry Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3068708 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3075249: Telemetry Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3075249 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3080149: Customer Experience and Diagnostic Telemetry Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3080149 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3112343: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3112343 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3083711: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3083711 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3083325: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3083325 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3075853: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3075853 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3072318: OOBE Update to upgrade to Windows 10:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3072318 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3065988: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3065988 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3064683: OOBE Update to upgrade to Windows 10:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3064683 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3058168: Activate Windows 10 from Hosts Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3058168 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3050267: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3050267 /quiet /norestart
:: KB2976978: Compatibility Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:2976978 /quiet /norestart
:: KB2977759: Compatibility Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:2977759 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3081954: Work Folders Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3081954 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3123862: Upgrade Capability Update:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3123862 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3138612: Windows Update Client (WUC):
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3138612 /quiet /norestart
:: KB3172605: July 2016 Update Rollup:
START "Uninstalling BUGGY Update..." /B /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE /uninstall /KB:3172605 /quiet /norestart
TIMEOUT /T 5 /NOBREAK
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Windows 7/7 SP1 Updates Catalog:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=Windows%207%20Update
Download desired Update(s)/Fix(es)/Patch(es) to your local disk/storage device -> right-click .EXE/.MSI/.MSP/.MSU file -> Run as Administrator -> reboot (if prompted).

* Windows 7/7 SP1 Updates History:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4009469/

* Windows 7 SP1 System Update Readiness (SUR) tool:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/947821/
- SUR 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/8/D/E8DAA970-1036-447F-B5EA-716D4BA70EC5/Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x64.msu
- SUR 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/7/A/47A0F7B9-1F0F-41B0-AA42-00FD16337268/Windows6.1-KB947821-v34-x86.msu
Windows Update Errors in Windows Vista/2008/7 Fixed by System Update Readiness (SUR) tool:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/947821/
Fix Windows Update Error 00009C48 in Windows 7:
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/213912-i-cant-update-windows-due-windows-up-date-error-00009c48.html

* Windows 7 SP1 Servicing Stack Update (SSU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/3020369/
- SSU 64-bit [10 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/D/0/5D0821EB-A92D-4CA2-9020-EC41D56B074F/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu
- SSU 32-bit [8 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/0/8/C0823F43-BFE9-4147-9B0A-35769CBBE6B0/Windows6.1-KB3020369-x86.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup Update (MRU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4093118/
- MRU 64-bit [219 MB]:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/04/windows6.1-kb4093118-x64_5ea1778b896fcc764e0db8da7d094f62dc98d82f.msu
- MRU 32-bit [131 MB]:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/04/windows6.1-kb4093118-x86_2bbb81cd98fb80623b7afa3dcb2da73f28322ea3.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup Update (CRU) + VNIC.VBS VBScript:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/3125574/
- CRU 64-bit [477 MB]:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/05/windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x64_2dafb1d203c8964239af3048b5dd4b1264cd93b9.msu
- CRU 32-bit [317 MB]:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2016/05/windows6.1-kb3125574-v4-x86_ba1ff5537312561795cc04db0b02fbb0a74b2cbd.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 Security Quality Rollup (SQR):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=Security+Quality+Rollup+Windows+7+SP1
SQR is updated every month.

* Windows 7 SP1 Stop Errors with Multiple CPUs TCPIP.SYS Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2905412/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=2905412&kbln=en-us
- TCPIP.SYS Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix476701/7600/free/470223_intl_x64_zip.exe
- TCPIP.SYS Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix476701/7600/free/470191_intl_i386_zip.exe
All TCPIP.SYS Hotfixes for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016:
http://www.mskbfiles.com/tcpip.sys.php

* Windows 7 Stop Errors with Large SATA HDD MSAHCI.SYS Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/977178/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=977178&kbln=en-us
- SATA HDD Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix306215/7600/free/404474_intl_x64_zip.exe
- SATA HDD Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix306215/7600/free/404472_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7 Registry Hive Ntkrnlpa.exe + Ntoskrnl.exe Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/983544/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=983544&kbln=en-US
- Registry Hive Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix322114/7600/free/413807_intl_x64_zip.exe
- Registry Hive Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix322114/7600/free/413805_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7/8/8.1 DirectX 9.0c (DX9c)/10.0 (DX10)/11.x (DX11) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.mdgx.com/dx.htm#DX9

* Windows 7 SP1 DirectX (DX) Graphics Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2028560/
- DX Graphics 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/1/A/F1A02F0C-0F64-4E87-9BC1-EFA8CDE464FE/Windows6.1-KB2028560-v2-x64.msu
- DX Graphics 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/7/6/976634BE-DC4D-4B7B-9567-209811D7AF14/Windows6.1-KB2028560-v2-x86.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 DirectX (DX) Direct3D (D3D) App Crash Full Screen Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2400157/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=2400157&kbln=en-US
- DX D3D Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix347381/7600/free/425610_intl_x64_zip.exe
- DX D3D Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix347381/7600/free/425608_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7 SP1 Performance and Functionality Update (FPU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2454826/
- FPU 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/B/D/DBD62263-2627-49CB-B675-AA1601EBE0BD/Windows6.1-KB2454826-v2-x64.msu
- FPU 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/E/4/5E404378-9A5D-41AB-AFBA-1AC04F3B2A13/Windows6.1-KB2454826-v2-x86.msu

* Windows Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 Windows Help (.HLP) + Compiled HTML Help (.CHM) WinHlp32.exe Fix:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU

* USBView (USBView.exe):
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/debugger/usbview/
Available as part of Windows 10 SDK for Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1:
http://developer.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/windows-10-sdk/
SETUP ONLY:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/C/3/8C37C5CE-C6B9-4CC8-8B5F-149A9C976035/windowssdk/winsdksetup.exe
Requires Universal C Runtime Update for Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2999226/
USBView.exe installed in:
- 64-bit Windows OS (x64):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers
- 32-bit Windows OS (x86):
C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\10\Debuggers

* Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1 Universal C Runtime Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2999226/
- Windows 8.1 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/6/F/96FD0525-3DDF-423D-8845-5F92F4A6883E/Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu
- Windows 8.1 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/4/6/E4694323-8290-4A08-82DB-81F2EB9452C2/Windows8.1-KB2999226-x86.msu
- Windows 7 SP1 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/5/11565A9A-EA09-4F0A-A57E-520D5D138140/Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu
- Windows 7 SP1 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/F/E/4FE73868-5EDD-4B47-8B33-CE1BB7B2B16A/Windows6.1-KB2999226-x86.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 Platform Update (PU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2670838/
- PU 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/4/9/14936FE9-4D16-4019-A093-5E00182609EB/Windows6.1-KB2670838-x64.msu
- PU 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/4/9/14936FE9-4D16-4019-A093-5E00182609EB/Windows6.1-KB2670838-x86.msu

* Windows 7 SP1 0x00000050 Stop Error after installing Platform Update (PU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2834140/
- PU Error Fix 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/A/5/5A548BFE-ADC5-414B-B6BD-E1EC27A8DD80/Windows6.1-KB2834140-v2-x64.msu
- PU Error Fix 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/1/4/F1424AD7-F754-4B6E-B0DA-151C7CBAE859/Windows6.1-KB2834140-v2-x86.msu

* FixIt! Windows Installer MSI/MSU Errors:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2438651/
FixIt! problems that block programs from being installed/removed:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/17588/
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/E/9/7E9188C0-2511-4B01-8B4E-0A641EC2F600/MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta.diagcab
Repair MSI (Windows Installer) Automated Scripts:
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_msi_windows_installer.html
File:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/tweaking_com_repair_msi_(windows_installer).html
Microsoft .NET Framework (NetFX) Repair Tool:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2698555/
Download:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30135
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/B/D/2BDE5459-2225-48B8-830C-AE19CAF038F1/NetFxRepairTool.exe
Fatal Error 0x80070643: Failed to install .NET/MSI package:
http://www.google.com/search?q=Error+0x80070643%3A+Failed+to+install+MSI+package
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41720158/
http://www.windows101tricks.com/fix-error-0x80070643-failed-to-install-msi-package/
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/14ccc37f-d70a-454d-bea2-a0244394ac5e/
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vsnetsetup/2014/10/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/10164/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBg_A5axNI

* FixIt! Windows Installer MSI/MSU Install Error 0x8007000D:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2230957/
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/3/2/B3259ACE-2BFC-47D3-9627-A21372C1D4B5/MicrosoftFixit50485.msi

* FixIt! Disable "Test mode" message:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2509241/
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/7/9/C796E9A8-E2F2-4281-9A53-9BF67BB259FC/MicrosoftFixit50756.msi

* Windows 7 Computer Stops Responding Randomly Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2265716/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=2265716&kbln=en-us
File:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix322397/7600/free/417036_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7 SP1 Stop Error 0x00000050 in NTKRNLPA.EXE Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2516405/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2516405&kbln=en-us
- NTKRNLPA.EXE Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix368160/7600/free/430477_intl_x64_zip.exe
- NTKRNLPA.EXE Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix368160/7600/free/430476_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7 32-bit Variable %UserDomain% not resolved Profprov.dll + Profsvc.dll Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2664408/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=2664408&kbln=en-us
File:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix397022/7600/free/444149_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7/7 SP1 ROBOCOPY.EXE incorrectly skips files Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2680906/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/Hotfix/KbHotfix?kbnum=2680906&kbln=en-US
- ROBOCOPY.EXE Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix396879/7600/free/445248_intl_x64_zip.exe
- ROBOCOPY.EXE Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix396879/7600/free/445246_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7 Audiodg.exe Memory Leak Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/981013/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/Hotfix/KbHotfix?kbnum=981013&kbln=en-US
- Audiodg.exe Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix307914/7600/free/409416_intl_x64_zip.exe
- Audiodg.exe Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/WindowsServer%202008%20R2/sp1/Fix307914/7600/free/409414_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7/7 SP1 defective WaitToKillServiceTimeout Registry value Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2549760/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/Hotfix/KbHotfix?kbnum=2549760&kbln=en-US
- WaitToKillServiceTimeout Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix367694/7600/free/435571_intl_x64_zip.exe
- WaitToKillServiceTimeout Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix367694/7600/free/435569_intl_i386_zip.exe

* Windows 7/7 SP1 slow Startup (ReadyBoot) with many Restore Points Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2555428/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/Hotfix/KbHotfix?kbnum=2555428&kbln=en-US
- ReadyBoot Hotfix 64-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix368028/7600/free/433314_intl_x64_zip.exe
- ReadyBoot Hotfix 32-bit:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix368028/7600/free/433313_intl_i386_zip.exe

* How to extract files from .MSU installers and install them in automated mode:
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/astebner/2008/03/11/knowledge-base-article-describing-how-to-extract-msu-files-and-automate-installing-them/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/934307/
Extract .MSU contents (example):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\EXPAND.EXE -f:* "Q000000.msu" %temp%\Q000000
Then use extracted file (.XML) to install .MSU by using Package Manager (PkgMgr.exe), after renaming .XML file if needed (example):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\PKGMGR.EXE /n:%temp%\Q000000\Q000000.xml
Install .MSU directly using Windows Update Standalone Installer (WUSA.exe) (example):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WUSA.EXE "Q000000.MSU" /quiet /norestart

* Toubleshoot: Missing Windows Installer Cache files:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/missing-windows-installer-cache-files-rebuild

* Microsoft: FixIt!:
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

* Fix problems with programs that canNOT be installed or uninstalled:
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall/

* FixIt! How to disable "Test mode" message:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2509241/
FixIt!:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/7/9/C796E9A8-E2F2-4281-9A53-9BF67BB259FC/MicrosoftFixit50756.msi

* Download ALL FixIt! Files:
- FixIt! PORTABLE INSTALL = RECOMMENDED ! :
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/2/3/E237A32D-E0A9-4863-B864-9E820C1C6F9A/MicrosoftFixit-portable.exe
- FixIt! LOCAL INSTALL:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2970908/

* FixIt! Disable network adapter power management setting:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2740020/
File:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/F/0AFE6980-A813-42DD-86EC-58BF7A6A7B1B/MicrosoftEasyFix55016.msi

* Troubleshoot Intel Network Adapters Power Management:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005879/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html

* Stop Network Adapter from Getting Disabled in Windows 7:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/stop-network-adapter-from-getting-disabled-in-windows-7/

* Prevent Windows from Turning OFF USB Devices:
http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/prevent-windows-from-powering-off-usb-device/

* 5 Tools to Prevent Windows from Sleeping or Turning OFF the Display:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/dont-sleep-prevent-windows-from-standby-shutdown-hibernate-and-restart/

* DSKCACHE.EXE Hotfix for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/811392/
Hotfix:
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hotfix/kbhotfix?kbnum=811392
Files:
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%202000/sp5/Fix178740/2195/free/266264_ENU_i386_zip.exe
http://hotfixv4.trafficmanager.net/Windows%202000/nosp/PKG37835/2195/free/109780_ENU_i386_zip.exe
Enable write cache + power protection for all connected drives/volumes (example):
DSKCACHE.EXE +p +w
Registry settings [1 = enabled | 0 = disabled]:
"UserWriteCacheSetting"=dword:1
"CacheIsPowerProtected"=dword:1

* How to Keep Your Computer Awake without Touching the Mouse or Keyboard:
http://www.technorms.com/41354/keep-your-computer-awake-touching-mouse-keyboard/

* Mouse Jiggler:
http://archive.codeplex.com/?p=mousejiggler
File:
http://github.com/cerebrate/mousejiggler/releases/download/1.6/MouseJiggle.exe
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Other-Desktop-Enhancements/Mouse-Jiggler.shtml
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 2.0/newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
DOCumentation:
http://github.com/cerebrate/mousejiggler/
Command:
MouseJiggle.exe -j -z -m

* Save/view/print list of installed Windows Updates (WU) from the command line:
http://www.rakhesh.com/windows/get-a-list-of-recently-installed-windows-updates-via-the-command-line/
Save updates list(s) to text file(s) (examples):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WMIC.EXE QFE>UPD_QFE.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WMIC.EXE QFE LIST FULL>UPD_FULL.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DISM.EXE /Online /Get-packages>UPD_LIST.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\DISM.EXE /Online /Get-Packages /Format:Table>UPD_TABLE.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\systeminfo.exe>UPD_INFO.TXT
View text file(s) using Notepad.

* How to Uninstall IE9:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2579295/
File:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2970908/
IE Uninstall command line:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\FORFILES.EXE /P %windir%\Servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*9.*.mum /c "CMD /C ECHO Uninstalling package @fname && START /W pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

* Install/Uninstall IE9 in Windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/how-do-i-install-or-uninstall-internet-explorer-9/

* Uninstall IE10 and Reinstall IE9 in Windows 7:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Remove-IE10-and-Get-Back-to-IE9-on-Windows-7-308998.shtml

* Install/Uninstall IE10 in Windows 7:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/282216-internet-explorer-10-install-uninstall-windows-7-a.html

* Searching, Downloading and Installing Updates:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa387102.aspx
Searching, Downloading and Installing Specific Updates:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa387101.aspx
Using the Windows Update Agent API:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa387287.aspx
Using WUA to Scan for Updates Offline:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/aa387290.aspx
MSKB: Error code 0x80000FFFF when using Windows Update or Microsoft Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/946414/
MSKB: How to get latest version of Windows Update Agent:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/949104/
MSKB: Unable to install Updates:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2509997/
SevenForums: Windows Update will not start:
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/120431-windows-update-will-not-start.html#post1039097
SevenForums: Windows Update service not working:
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/102472-windows-update-service-not-working.html
Fix WU:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Fix-WU.shtml
MDGx: Windows Update Client (WUC) + Windows Update Agent (WUA):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#WUC

* Enable Windows Updates (WU) in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4056895/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4056894/
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\QualityCompat]
"cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Disable Windows Updates (WU), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) + related Registry settings in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/328010/
http://github.com/vFense/vFenseAgent-win/wiki/Registry-keys-for-configuring-Automatic-Updates-&-WSUS/
http://www.smallvoid.com/article/winnt-automatic-updates-config.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\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:1
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:1
"WUServer"="0.0.0.0"
"WUStatusServer"="0.0.0.0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:0
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:1
"NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:1
"RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:3
"RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:1
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:1
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:1
"WUServer"="0.0.0.0"
"WUStatusServer"="0.0.0.0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:0
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:1
"NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:1
"RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:3
"RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:1
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
"NextSqmReportTime"="0"
"NextFeaturedUpdatesNotificationTime"="0"
"EnableFeaturedSoftware"=dword:0
"FeaturedUpdatesNotificationSeqNum"=dword:0
"FeaturedUpdatesNotificationSeqNumGenTime"="0"
"SetupWizardLaunchTime"="0"
"ForcedReboot"=dword:0
"AUOptions"=dword:1
"ConfigVer"=dword:1
"BalloonTime"="0"
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:0
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:0
"IncludeRecommendedUpdates"=dword:0
"NextDetectionTime"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
"AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:0
"ReservationsAllowed"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\State]
"OSUpgradeState"=dword:1
"OSUpgradeStateTimeStamp"="2015-05-05 05:05:05"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Media Player]
"DisableAutoUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]
"NoUpdateCheck"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Portable Update (PortUp):
http://www.portableupdate.com/
PortUp:
http://www.portableupdate.com/public/PortUp.zip
PortUp DOCumentation:
http://www.portableupdate.com/docs/documentation.aspx

* Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) server:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

* Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Offline Update tool:
http://download.wsusoffline.net/

* Start (run) WuauServ (Windows Updates Automatic Service) and configure it to start only when needed (upon demand):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START wuauserv
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG wuauserv START= demand
Stop WuauServ (if running):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE STOP wuauserv

* Run Windows Automatic Updates (WUA):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WUAPP.EXE
Run WUA from the command line:
http://morgansimonsen.com/2010/12/14/automatic-updates-client-command-line-parameters/
http://www.ss64.com/nt/wuauclt.html
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WUAUCLT.EXE

* Repair/Reinstall Windows Update (WU):
http://www.winhelp.us/reinstall-windows-update.html
File:
http://www.winhelp.us/files/MicrosoftFixit50202.msi

* Fix WU Utility:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-updates-with-fix-wu-utility/
File:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/Fix%20WU.zip

* FixIt! Windows Update (WU):
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
FixIt! WU PORTABLE:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/2/3/E237A32D-E0A9-4863-B864-9E820C1C6F9A/MicrosoftFixit-portable.exe
FixIt! WU ONLINE:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/2/F22D5FDB-59CD-4275-8C95-1BE17BF70B21/WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab

* Repair Windows 7 Update Issues:
http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/us/en/19/KCS/KcsArticles/ArticleView?docid=404587

* Hide/Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24376-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates.html

* Windows Hotfix Downloader (WHDownloader.exe) for Windows 7/8/8.1:
http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/whdownloader-support-and-chat.44645/
File:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_hotfix_downloader.html

* Windows Updates Downloader (WUD):
http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/
Files:
http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/ProgramFiles.aspx
Updates List (ULZ):
http://www.windowsupdatesdownloader.com/UpdateLists.aspx

* Windows Update Checker (KUC):
http://windows-update-checker.com/
Files:
http://windows-update-checker.com/download/

* TheHotfixShare (THS) Windows Hotfixes:
http://www.thehotfixshare.net/board/?autocom=downloads
THS forum membership is free.
THS Language Neutral Windows 7 Hotfix Downloads:
http://www.thehotfixshare.net/board/?autocom=downloads&showcat=136

* FixWin for Windows Vista/7:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-7-vista-problems-with-fixwin-utility/
File:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/FixWin.zip
Guide:
http://www.windowsvalley.com/download-fixwin-utility-reform-your-windows/

* Windows Update Client (WUC) + Windows Update Agent (WUA):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#WUC

* System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) + Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools fix WUA errors in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/947821/

* Windows 7 Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Core Fonts Blurred Text Fix:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2545698/
- IE9 Text Fix 64-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/6/05675ADF-21AB-4476-8731-95182643D02C/Windows6.1-KB2545698-x64.msu
- IE9 Text Fix 32-bit:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/C/7/4C7D491B-6F78-4DB7-B87C-71777BF41E3F/Windows6.1-KB2545698-x86.msu

* Windows 7 + 2008 R2 Application Compatibility Update (ACU):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/974332/

* Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=2394

* Windows 7 + 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/976932/
File:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=5842

* Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE):
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

* Windows 7 Review:
http://www.activewin.com/reviews/software/operating-sys/windows7/

* Windows 7 ISOs:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/11/10/windows-7-iso-x86-and-x64-official-direct-download-links-ultimate-professional-and-home-premium/

* Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/974674/
Hotfix [request links in e-mail]:
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974674&kbln=en-us
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=18924





Application (IN)Compatibility



* Application Compatibility Info, Guides + Tips:
To DEP or not to DEP... DisableNXShowUI:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2008/06/17/to-dep-or-not-to-dep.aspx
Script Compatibility Layers in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/286705/
Configure "Compatibility" tab:
http://www.intrntpirate.com/?p=562
How to Use Windows Application Compatibility Mode (ACM):
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb456979.aspx
How to Use Compatibility Administration tool in Windows 10:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/using-the-compatibility-administrator-tool/
How to Use Compatibility Administration tool in Windows 7:
http://www.sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/using-the-compatibility-administrator.html
http://support.microsoft.com/help/317510/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc749034.aspx
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/selectively-disable-uac-for-your-trusted-vista-applications/
How to Use Compatibility Administration tool in Windows XP:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb456983.aspx
Get Rid of UAC Prompts using Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT):
http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/08/get-rid-of-uac-prompts-with-microsofts-application-compatibility-toolkit/
Fix Old Games using Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT):
http://classicgamefixes.wixsite.com/home/act-toolkit/
Create Shim/Fix using Compatibility Administrator tool:
http://www.msigeek.com/4823/
Using Program Compatibility Mode in Windows 7:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10436/using-program-compatibility-mode-in-windows-7/
Use Compatibility Mode to Fix App Problems:
http://www.reviversoft.com/blog/2013/01/compatibility-mode/
Using RunAsHighest Fix:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd638322.aspx
UAC and Application Run Levels:
http://www.slickit.ca/2009/05/uac-and-application-run-levels.html
Disable UAC for certain apps:
http://web.archive.org/web/20080103052016/http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946932
Selectively disable UAC for trusted Windows Vista/7/newer apps:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/selectively-disable-uac-for-your-trusted-vista-applications/
Exclude Programs from Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2545347/
Application Compatibility:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb757005.aspx
Application Compatibility: Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA):
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/bb756937.aspx
Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) - Part 2:
http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askperf/2007/10/05/the-program-compatibility-assistant-part-two/
Add/Remove Compatibility Tab from Properties:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/237405-compatibility-tab-add-remove-properties.html

* Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016 Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) (English):
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=7352
ACT 5.6 [12.2 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/3/3/D33A8F5D-A7E1-4BBE-B04D-7A688785A229/ApplicationCompatibilityToolkitSetup.exe
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 3.5/newer (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR

* AppCompatFlags "Layers" Registry REG_SZ (String) values are case insensitive:
All Users (system wide):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
Current User (logged on user):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
Enumeration of multiple values allowed on the same line: they must be separated by 1 space (if more than 1).
Meaning:
http://www.verboon.info/2011/03/running-an-application-as-administrator-or-in-compatibility-mode/
Windows Vista = VISTARTM
Windows Vista SP1 = VISTASP1
Windows Vista SP2 = VISTASP2
Windows XP SP3 = WINXPSP3
Windows XP SP2 = WINXPSP2
Windows 2000 = WIN2000
Windows 98/ME = WIN98
Windows 95 = WIN95
Run in 65536 colors (16-bit) = 16BITCOLOR
Run in 256 colors (8-bit) = 256COLOR
Run in 640x480 screen resolution = 640X480
Disable visual themes = DisableThemes
Disable desktop composition = DisableDWM
Disable display scaling on high DPI settings = HighDPIAware
Run this program as Administrator = RunAsAdmin
Enable program to work with SkyDrive = PlaceHolderFiles
List of parameters:
EveryOne-full (?)
16BITCOLOR
256COLOR
640X480
AlcatelLayer
DisableCicero
DisableDWM
DisableNXHideUI
DisableNXShowUI
DisableThemes
ElevateCreateProcess
EnableNXShowUI
HighDPIAware
International
LUA
LUACleanUp
NT4SP5
PlaceHolderFiles
PlayerGetProcAddrExOverride
ProfilesSetup
RunAsAdmin
RunAsInvoker
RunAsHighest
VISTARTM
VISTASP1
VISTASP2
WIN95
WIN98
NT4SP5
WIN2000
WIN7RTM
WIN8RTM
WINSRV03SP1
WINSRV08SP1
WINXPSP2
WINXPSP3

* Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) Service (PcaSvc):
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4161/disable-program-compatibility-assistant-in-windows-7-and-vista/
Disabled:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE STOP PcaSvc
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG PcaSvc START= demand
Enabled:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START PcaSvc
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG PcaSvc START= auto

* Optimize Application Compatibility Registry 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
; * Windows 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat]
; http://www.windows-security.org/a9e1f3187a2d9e753e52bc92a558b867/remove-program-compatibility-property-page/
; http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/237405-compatibility-tab-add-remove-properties.html
"DisablePropPage"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/13372c6a0a2d392443dc146ceb94d720/turn-off-application-telemetry/
"AITEnable"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/7be7ad4dce7009d71a3061f872f610e0/turn-off-steps-recorder/
"DisableUAR"=dword:1
; http://www.windows-security.org/dc93a8ca81b69891762057593d8d2ccd/prevent-access-to-16-bit-applications/
"VDMDisallowed"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/a6c2ac5e5f13a880f6254303a16e20a4/turn-off-application-compatibility-engine/
"DisableEngine"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/6412ea982640d8a1dd2090387e2e5b29/turn-off-program-compatibility-assistant/
"DisablePCA"=dword:1
; http://www.windows-security.org/36ff6b13efb41d27cc12094bc252b9f3/turn-off-switchback-compatibility-engine/
"SbEnable"=dword:1
; * Windows 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat]
; http://www.windows-security.org/a9e1f3187a2d9e753e52bc92a558b867/remove-program-compatibility-property-page/
; http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/237405-compatibility-tab-add-remove-properties.html
"DisablePropPage"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/13372c6a0a2d392443dc146ceb94d720/turn-off-application-telemetry/
"AITEnable"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/7be7ad4dce7009d71a3061f872f610e0/turn-off-steps-recorder/
"DisableUAR"=dword:1
; http://www.windows-security.org/dc93a8ca81b69891762057593d8d2ccd/prevent-access-to-16-bit-applications/
"VDMDisallowed"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/a6c2ac5e5f13a880f6254303a16e20a4/turn-off-application-compatibility-engine/
"DisableEngine"=dword:0
; http://www.windows-security.org/6412ea982640d8a1dd2090387e2e5b29/turn-off-program-compatibility-assistant/
"DisablePCA"=dword:1
; http://www.windows-security.org/36ff6b13efb41d27cc12094bc252b9f3/turn-off-switchback-compatibility-engine/
"SbEnable"=dword:1
;
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Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) Control Panel



* Wikipedia: Windows Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) Control Panel shortcut:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Master_Control_Panel_shortcut

* MSDN: Canonical Names of Control Panel Items:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee330741.aspx

* MSDN: Executing Control Panel Items:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc144191.aspx

* Windows 7: Inside the Ultimate Control Panel:
http://technet.microsoft.com/magazine/hh706157.aspx

* Add Control Panel (CP), Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) Control Panel, Enable/Disable UAC, Open CMD here as Admin to Desktop right-click menu in Windows Vista/7/8/8.1:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/19706-control-panel-desktop-context-menu-create-windows-8-a.html

* Control Panel (CP) Commands, Shortcuts + Folders in Windows 7/8/8.1 (examples):
http://docs.rainmeter.net/tips/launching-windows-special-folders/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/shortcuts-shell-commands-clsid-windows-8/
http://www.howtogeek.com/257715/
http://www.lifewire.com/2626060/
- Omnipotent/Master/Mega/"god mode" (OMG) (all Control Panel items in bulleted list form):
as Folder:
@.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
- Control Panel behavior in Windows 7/8/8.1:
as Folder:
Small icons:
@.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Large icons:
@.{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
as Shortcut:
Small icons:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Large icons:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Personalization -> Window Color and Appearance (Aero):
as Command line:
CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageColorization
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\1\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}\pageColorization
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> AutoPlay:
as Command line:
CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
as Folder:
@.{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Devices and Printers -> Bluetooth Devices:
as Command line: Bluetooth Settings -> tab:
Options:
CONTROL.EXE bthprops.cpl,,1
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,1
COM Ports:
CONTROL.EXE bthprops.cpl,,2
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,2
Hardware:
CONTROL.EXE bthprops.cpl,,3
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,3
Shared Folder:
CONTROL.EXE bthprops.cpl,,4
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,4
as Folder:
@.{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings -> Your Connection -> drag connection name onto an empty Desktop spot
or create shortcut (examples = may or may not work on your computers depending on your connections names):
as Folders:
@.{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
@.{BA126ADB-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}
as Shortcuts:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{BA126ADB-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E}
Desktop -> right-click on empty spot -> New -> create: Shortcut [.lnk] or Folder.
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Personalization -> Desktop Background:
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
- Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs (and Features) -> (View) Installed Updates:
as Folder:
@.{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
as Shortcut:
EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}

* Windows 7 CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/110919-clsid-key-list-windows-7-a.html
Windows 8/8.1 CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts:
http://www.eightforums.com/threads/clsid-key-guid-shortcuts-list-for-windows-8.13591/
Windows 10 CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3123-clsid-key-guid-shortcuts-list-windows-10-a.html

* Tips:
http://www.nogeekleftbehind.com/2010/01/16/more-windows-7-god-mode-hacks/
http://www.techsupportalert.com/view/tips/
http://www.winbeginners.com/
http://www.commandwindows.com/

* Executing Windows Control Panel Items:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/cc144191.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/help/192806/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4486.accessing-the-control-panel-via-the-commandline.aspx

* Personalization:
******************
Font Size and DPI DpiScaling.exe
Screen Resolution CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,Settings,@Settings
Screen Resolution CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Display /page Settings
Display CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,Settings,@Settings
Themes CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,Themes,@Themes
Screen Saver CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,screensaver,@screensaver
Multi Monitor CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,Monitor,@Monitor
Color Scheme CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageColorization
Desktop Background CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper

* System:
*********
Performance SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
Remote Access SystemPropertiesRemote.exe
Computer Name SystemPropertiesComputerName.exe
System Protection SystemPropertiesProtection.exe
Advanced System Properties SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe

* Programs and Features:
************************
Add/Remove Programs CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures
Windows Features OptionalFeatures.exe

* Regional and Language Options:
********************************
Keyboard CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:keyboard
Location CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:location
Administrative CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:administrative

* Folder:
*********
Folder searching RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 2
View RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 7
General RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 0
File associations CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc

* Power:
********
Edit current plan settings CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pagePlanSettings
System settings CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageGlobalSettings
Create a power plan CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageCreateNewPlan
Advanced Settings CONTROL.EXE powercfg.cpl,,3

* Accessibility (Ease of Access):
*********************************
Ease of Access Center CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter

* Canonical Windows Vista/newer:
********************************
CONTROL.EXE desktop Display Properties
CONTROL.EXE color Display Properties Appearance tab
CONTROL.EXE date/time Date and Time Properties
CONTROL.EXE international Regional and Language Options
CONTROL.EXE mouse Mouse Properties
CONTROL.EXE keyboard Keyboard Properties
CONTROL.EXE printers Printers and Faxes folder
CONTROL.EXE fonts Fonts folder

* Canonical Windows 2000/XP/2003/newer:
***************************************
CONTROL.EXE folders Folder Options
CONTROL.EXE netware Novell NetWare (if installed)
CONTROL.EXE telephony Phone and Modem Options
CONTROL.EXE admintools Administrative Tools folder
CONTROL.EXE schedtasks Scheduled Tasks folder
CONTROL.EXE netconnections Network Connections folder
CONTROL.EXE infrared Infrared Monitor (if installed)
CONTROL.EXE userpasswords User Accounts main menu
CONTROL.EXE userpasswords2 User Accounts accounts menu

* Control Panel tool Command
******************************************************************************
Accessibility Options CONTROL.EXE access.cpl
Add New Hardware CONTROL.EXE sysdm.cpl add new hardware
Add/Remove Programs CONTROL.EXE appwiz.cpl
Date/Time Properties CONTROL.EXE timedate.cpl
Display Properties CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl
FindFast CONTROL.EXE findfast.cpl
Fonts Folder CONTROL.EXE fonts
Internet Properties CONTROL.EXE inetcpl.cpl
Joystick Properties CONTROL.EXE joy.cpl
Keyboard Properties CONTROL.EXE main.cpl keyboard
Microsoft Exchange (Windows Messaging) CONTROL.EXE mlcfg32.cpl
Microsoft Mail Post Office CONTROL.EXE wgpocpl.cpl
Modem Properties CONTROL.EXE modem.cpl
Mouse Properties CONTROL.EXE main.cpl
Multimedia Properties CONTROL.EXE mmsys.cpl
Network Properties CONTROL.EXE netcpl.cpl
Password Properties CONTROL.EXE password.cpl
PC Card CONTROL.EXE main.cpl pc card (PCMCIA)
Power Management (Windows 95) CONTROL.EXE main.cpl power
Power Management (Windows 98) CONTROL.EXE powercfg.cpl
Printers Folder CONTROL.EXE printers
Regional Settings CONTROL.EXE intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras CONTROL.EXE sticpl.cpl
Sound Properties CONTROL.EXE mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properties CONTROL.EXE sysdm.cpl

* Using RUNDLL32.EXE in Windows Vista/newer:
http://www.windows7tips.com/rundll32-vista-windows-7.html
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/rundll.php
http://web.archive.org/web/20150317044746/http://www.vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20150812103403/http://best-windows.vlaurie.com/rundll32.html
http://www.commandwindows.com/windows7-commands.htm
http://www.commandwindows.com/command3.htm
http://www.commandwindows.com/runline.htm
http://www.svolpi.ch/Windows/cmd.html
Syntax:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\RUNDLL32.EXE ,
Commands can be used in shortcuts, BATch files, scripts, etc.
RUNDLL32.EXE Commands:
Add/Remove/Uninstall Programs + Features:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0
Personalization -> Desktop Background (Wallpaper):
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,@desktop
Personalization -> Color and Appearance (Aero):
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,Advanced,@Advanced
Content Advisor:
RUNDLL32.EXE msrating.dll,RatingSetupUI
Control Panel:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL
Delete Internet Explorer (IE) browsing files using RUNDLL32.EXE + InetCpl.cpl:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/clear-ie-cache-command-line-rundll32/
http://www.superuser.com/questions/450014/
http://www.stackoverflow.com/questions/33447236/
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/ie/ce81943b-32b8-437b-b620-171c3d5893e7/
Delete (Internet Explorer) History:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1
Delete (Internet Explorer) Cookies:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2
Delete (Internet Explorer) Temporary Internet Files (TIF):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4
Delete (Internet Explorer) Favorites Cached Data (FCD) + History:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
Delete (Internet Explorer) Form Data (FD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16
Delete (Internet Explorer) Passwords:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32
Delete (Internet Explorer) Phishing Filter Data (PFD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 64
Delete (Internet Explorer) Web Page Recovery Data:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 128
Delete All (Internet Explorer) browsing + temporary files:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255
Delete All (Internet Explorer) browsing + temporary files but do not display GUI:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 256
Delete All (Internet Explorer) browsing + temporary files but do not use delete multi-threading:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 512
Delete (Internet Explorer) Private Mode Data (PMD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1024
Delete (Internet Explorer) Tracking Data (TD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2048
Delete (Internet Explorer) Add-ons Data (AoD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4096
Delete All (Internet Explorer) Add-ons settings + data (AoSD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351
Delete (Internet Explorer) History but keep Favorites Cached Data (FCD):
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8192
Delete (Internet Explorer) download History:
RUNDLL32.EXE InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16384
Date and Time Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl
Ease of Access Center:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL access.cpl
Display Settings:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL access.cpl,,3
Device Manager:
RUNDLL32.EXE DEVMGR.DLL,DeviceManager_Execute
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL hdwwiz.cpl
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL hdwwiz.cpl,,0
Folder Options -> General:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 0
Folder Options -> File Types:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_Options 2
Folder Options -> Search:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 2
Folder Options -> View:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 7
Forgotten Password Wizard:
RUNDLL32.EXE KEYMGR.DLL,PRShowSaveWizardExW
Hibernate:
RUNDLL32.EXE POWRPROF.DLL,SetSuspendState
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> General:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Security:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,1
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Privacy:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,2
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Content:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,3
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Connections:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Programs:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,5
Internet Explorer (IE) Internet Properties -> Advanced:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,6
Keyboard Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @1
Lock Screen:
RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,LockWorkStation
Swap Left and Right Mouse Buttons:
RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,SwapMouseButton
Mouse Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL main.cpl @0,0
Keyboard Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL main.cpl keyboard
Map Network Drive Wizard:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL Connect
Network Connections:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl
Pen, Tablet and Touch:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL tabletpc.cpl
Organize IE Favorites:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHDOCVW.DLL,DoOrganizeFavDlg
Open With:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,OpenAs_RunDLL FileName.ext
Printer User Interface:
RUNDLL32.EXE PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /?
Printer Management Folder:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder
Power Options:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl
Process Idle Tasks:
RUNDLL32.EXE ADVAPI32.DLL,ProcessIdleTasks
Regional and Language Options -> Formats:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,0
Regional and Language Options -> Location:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,1
Regional and Language Options -> Administrative:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,2
Usernames and Passwords:
RUNDLL32.EXE KEYMGR.DLL,KRShowKeyMgr
Safely Remove Hardware (Plug/Unplug Removable Devices):
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll
Sound Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0
System Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,3
System Properties -> Advanced:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,4
System Properties -> Automatic Updates:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl,,5
Taskbar and Start Menu/Orb Properties:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 1
User Accounts:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL nusrmgr.cpl
Windows Security Center (WSC):
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL wscui.cpl
Windows -> About:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,ShellAboutW
Windows Fonts Installation Folder:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL FontsFolder
Windows Firewall:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL firewall.cpl
Wireless Network Setup:
RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL NetSetup.cpl,@0,WNSW
3D Window Switcher = Flip3D (Windows Vista/7 only):
RUNDLL32.EXE DwmApi.dll #105

* Using Microsoft Management Console (MMC.EXE) snap-ins (*.msc) in Windows 2000/newer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Management_Console
http://www.groovypost.com/tips/mmc-exe-windows-process-safe-virus/
Syntax:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\MMC.EXE \.
Commands can be used in shortcuts, BATch files, scripts, etc.
MMC command line using /S (Silent) parameter (example):
MMC.EXE /S wf.msc
By default *.msc files are associated with %windir%\SYSTEM32\MMC.EXE, therefore they can be run by themselves (example):
services.msc
Most *.msc files are located in the %windir%\SYSTEM32 folder [where %windir% = C:\WINDOWS], listed in your system path:
SET PATH

* Administrative Tools:
Administrative Tools = CONTROL.EXE admintools
Authorization Manager = azman.msc
Component Services = dcomcnfg.exe
Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc
Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag.exe
Display Languages = lpksetup.exe
ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe
File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif.exe
Group Policy Editor = gpedit.msc
Add Hardware Wizard = hdwwiz.cpl
iSCSI Initiator = iscsicpl.exe
Iexpress Wizard = iexpress.exe
Local Security Settings = secpol.msc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool = msdt.exe
Microsoft Management Console = mmc.exe
Print management = printmanagement.msc
Printer User Interface = printui.exe
Problems Steps Recorder = psr.exe
People Near Me = p2phost.exe
Registry Editor = regedit.exe or regedt32.exe
Resoure Monitor = resmon.exe
System Configuration Utility = msconfig.exe
Resultant Set of Policy = rsop.msc
SQL Server Client Configuration = cliconfg.exe
Task Manager = taskmgr.exe
Trusted Platform Module = tpm.msc
TPM Security Hardware = TpmInit.exe
Windows Remote Assistance = msra.exe
Windows Share Folder Creation Wizard = shrpubw.exe
Windows Standalong Update Manager = wusa.exe
Windows System Security Tool = syskey.exe
Windows Script Host Settings = wscript.exe
Windows Version = winver.exe
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security = wf.msc
Windows Memory Diagnostic = MdSched.exe
Windows Malicious Removal Tool = mrt.exe

* Computer Management:
Computer Management = compmgmt.msc or CompMgmtLauncher.exe
Task Scheduler = CONTROL.EXE schedtasks or taskschd.msc
Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc
Shared Folders = fsmgmt.msc
Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc
Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc
Device Manager = devmgmt.msc
Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc
Services = services.msc
Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc

* Control Panel:
Control Panel = CONTROL.EXE
Action Center = wscui.cpl
AutoPlay = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
Backup and Restore = sdclt.exe
Create a System Repair disc = recdisc.exe
BDE Administrator = bdeadmin.cpl
Color Management = colorcpl.exe
Credential Manager = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Credential Manager Stored User Names and Passwords = credwiz.exe
Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl
Default Programs = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults = CONTROL.EXE appwiz.cpl,,3 or ComputerDefaults
Devices and Printers = CONTROL.EXE Printers
Devices and Printers Add a Device = DevicePairingWizard.exe
Display = dpiscaling.exe
Screen Resolution = desk.cpl
Display Color Calibration = dccw.exe
Cleartype Text Tuner = cttune.exe
Folders Options = CONTROL.EXE Folders
Fonts = CONTROL.EXE Fonts
Getting Started = GettingStarted.exe
HomeGroup = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.HomeGroup
Indexing Options = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions
Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard = CONTROL.EXE keyboard
Location and Other Sensors = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.LocationandOtherSensors
Location Notifications = LocationNotifications.exe
Mouse = CONTROL.EXE mouse or main.cpl or CONTROL.EXE main.cpl,,0
Network and Sharing Center = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkandSharingCenter
Network Connections = CONTROL.EXE NetConnections or ncpa.cpl
Notification Area Icons = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons
Parental Controls = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.ParentalControls
Performance Information = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationandTools
Personalization = CONTROL.EXE Desktop
Windows Color and Appearance (Aero) = CONTROL.EXE Color
Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl
Programs and Features = appwiz.cpl or CONTROL.EXE appwiz.cpl
Optional Features Manager = OptionalFeatures.exe or CONTROL.EXE appwiz.cpl,,2
Recovery = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Recovery
Regional and Language = intl.cpl
RemoteApp = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.RemoteAppandDesktopConnections
Sound = mmsys.cpl
Personalization (Desktop Background, Themes, Colors, Appearance, Sounds, Screen Saver) = CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,,2
Screen Saver = CONTROL.EXE desk.cpl,0,1
Volume Mixer = sndvol.exe
System Properties = sysdm.cpl or WinKey + Pause/Break
SP ComputerName Tab = SystemPropertiesComputerName.exe
SP Hardware Tab = SystemPropertiesHardware.exe
SP Advanced Tab = SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
SP Performance = SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe
SP Data Execution Prevention = SystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention.exe
SP Protection Tab = SystemPropertiesProtection.exe
SP Remote Tab = SystemPropertiesRemote.exe
Windows Activation = slui.exe
Windows Activation Phone Numbers = slui.exe 4
Taskbar and Start Menu = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.TaskbarandStartMenu
Troubleshooting = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
User Accounts = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
User Account Control Settings = UserAccountControlSettings.exe
User Accounts Windows 2000/domain version = netplwiz or CONTROL.EXE Userpasswords2
Encryption File System = rekeywiz.exe
Windows Anytime Upgrade = WindowsAnytimeUpgradeui.exe
Windows Anytime Upgrade Results = WindowsAnytimeUpgradeResults.exe
Windows CardSpace = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.cardspace
Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
WindowsSideshow = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.WindowsSideshow
Windows Update = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate (CONTROL.EXE update) (wuapp.exe)
Windows Update -> Change Settings = CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate /page pageSettings

* Accessories:
Calculator = calc.exe
Command Prompt = cmd.exe
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/cmd/
Connect to a Network Projector = NetProj.exe
Presentation Settings = PresentationSettings.exe
Connect/switch to a second screen/projector = displayswitch.exe or WinKey + P
Notepad = notepad.exe
Microsoft Paint = mspaint.exe
Remote Desktop Connection = mstsc.exe
Run = WinKey + R
Snipping Tool = snippingtool.exe
Sound Recorder = soundrecorder.exe
Sticky Note = StikyNot.exe
Sync Center = mobsync.exe
Windows Mobility Center [Laptops/Portables ONLY] = mblctr.exe or WinKey + X
Windows Explorer = explorer.exe or WinKey + E
Wordpad = write.exe or wordpad.exe
Ease of Access Center = utilman.exe or WinKey + U
Magnifier = magnify.exe
Narrator = Narrator.exe
On Screen Keyboard = osk.exe
Private Character Editor = eudcedit.exe
Character Map = charmap.exe
Ditilizer Calibration Tool = tabcal.exe
Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr.exe
Defragment User Interface = dfrgui.exe
Internet Explorer (IE) = iexplore.exe
Rating System = ticrf.exe
Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) = iexplore.exe -extoff
Internet Explorer (No Home) = iexplore.exe about:blank
Phone Dialer = dialer.exe
Printer Migration = PrintBrmUi.exe
System Information = msinfo32.exe
System Restore = rstrui.exe
Windows Easy Transfer = migwiz.exe
Windows Media Player = wmplayer.exe
Windows Media Player DVD Player = dvdplay.exe
Windows Fax and Scan Cover Page Editor = fxscover.exe
Windows Fax and Scan = wfs.exe
Windows Image Acquisition = wiaacmgr.exe
Windows PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) = powershell_ise.exe
http://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_powershell_ise_exe/
Windows PowerShell = powershell.exe
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/powershell/
Windows PowerShell (fully loaded) = powershell.exe -NoExit -ImportSystemModules
http://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_powershell_exe/
XPS Viewer = xpsrchvw.exe

* Other Shell/User Folders:
Open Documents folder = Documents
Open Pictures folder = Pictures
Open Music folder = Music
Open Videos folder = Videos
Open Downloads folder = Downloads
Open Favorites folder = Favorites
Open Recent folder = Recent
Logs out of Windows = Logoff
Locks User Account = WinKey + L

* Shell Commands in Windows Vista/newer:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/shell.html
Shell Command Description
******************************************************************************
shell:AccountPictures Account Pictures
shell:AddNewProgramsFolder Get Programs Control panel item
shell:Administrative Tools Administrative Tools
shell:AppData C:\Users\%UserName%\Appdata\Roaming folder = %appdata%
shell:Application Shortcuts Folder for all Modern apps shortcuts
shell:AppsFolder Virtual folder for all installed Modern apps
shell:AppUpdatesFolder Installed Updates Control panel item
shell:Cache IE Cache folder [Temporary Internet Files (TIF)]
shell:CD Burning Temporary Burn Folder
shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder Uninstall program Control panel item
shell:Common Administrative Tools Administrative Tools folder for all users
shell:Common AppData C:\ProgramData = %ProgramData%
shell:Common Desktop Public Desktop = same for all users
shell:Common Documents Public Documents
shell:Common Programs All Users Programs = part of Start menu + used by Start screen
shell:Common Start Menu All Users Start Menu folder
shell:Common Startup Startup folder = all users
shell:Common Templates Startup folder = new documents, templates (Microsoft Office)
shell:CommonDownloads Public Downloads
shell:CommonMusic Public Music
shell:CommonPictures Public Pictures
shell:CommonRingtones Public Ringtones folder
shell:CommonVideo Public Videos
shell:ConflictFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Conflicts item
shell:ConnectionsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections item
shell:Contacts Contacts folder = Address book
shell:ControlPanelFolder Control Panel
shell:Cookies IE Cookies folder
shell:CredentialManager C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Credentials
shell:CryptoKeys C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto
shell:CSCFolder Not valid in Windows 7/8/8.1 = Access to Offline files item
shell:Desktop Desktop = different for each user
shell:Device Metadata Store C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore
shell:DocumentsLibrary Documents Library
shell:Downloads Downloads folder
shell:DpapiKeys C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect
shell:Favorites Favorites
shell:Fonts C:\Windows\Fonts
shell:Games Games Explorer item
shell:GameTasks C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
shell:History C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History = IE browsing history
shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder Home Group folder for current user
shell:HomeGroupFolder Home Group root folder
shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts
shell:InternetFolder Starts Internet Explorer (IE)
shell:Libraries Libraries
shell:Links Favorites folder = Explorer menu
shell:Local AppData C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local
shell:LocalAppDataLow C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\LocalLow
shell:LocalizedResourcesDir Not valid in Windows 8/8.1
shell:MAPIFolder Microsoft Outlook folder
shell:MusicLibrary Music Library folder
shell:My Music My Music folder (not "Library" folder)
shell:My Pictures My Pictures folder (not "Library" folder)
shell:My Video My Videos folder (not "Library" folder)
shell:MyComputerFolder Computer/Drives view
shell:NetHood C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts
shell:NetworkPlacesFolder Network Places folder = Computers and Devices on your network
shell:OEM Links Does nothing in Windows 8 Retail edition, maybe works in Windows 8 OEM editions [?]
shell:Original Images Not functional in Windows 8/8.1
shell:Personal My Documents folder (not "Library" folder)
shell:PhotoAlbums Saved slideshows = Not implemented yet
shell:PicturesLibrary Pictures Library
shell:Playlists Stored WMP Playlists
shell:PrintersFolder Classic "Printers" folder (not "Devices and Printers")
shell:PrintHood C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts
shell:Profile User profile folder = %UserProfile% = C:\Users\%UserName%
shell:ProgramFiles C:\Program Files = %ProgramFiles%
shell:ProgramFilesCommon C:\Program Files\Common Files
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86 C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files = Windows 64-bit (x64) only
shell:ProgramFilesX86 C:\Program Files (x86) = Windows 64-bit (x64) only
shell:Programs C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs = Per user Start Menu Programs folder
shell:Public C:\Users\Public
shell:PublicAccountPictures C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures
shell:PublicGameTasks C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
shell:PublicLibraries C:\Users\Public\Libraries
shell:Quick Launch C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
shell:Recent Recent Items folder = Recent Documents
shell:RecordedTVLibrary Recorded TV Library
shell:RecycleBinFolder Recycle Bin
shell:ResourceDir C:\Windows\Resources where visual styles are stored
shell:Ringtones C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
shell:Roamed Tile Images Not implemented yet = reserved for future use
shell:Roaming Tiles C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\RoamingTiles
shell:SavedGames Saved Games
shell:Screenshots The folder for Win+Print Screen screenshots
shell:Searches Saved Searches
shell:SearchHomeFolder Windows Search UI
shell:SendTo Folder with items visible in "Send to" menu
shell:Start Menu C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu = Per-user Start Menu folder
shell:Startup Per-user Startup folder
shell:SyncCenterFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center
shell:SyncResultsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Results
shell:SyncSetupFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Setup
shell:System C:\Windows\System32 = %windir%\System32
shell:SystemCertificates C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
shell:SystemX86 C:\Windows\SysWOW64 = %windir%\SysWOW64 = Windows 64-bit (x64) only
shell:Templates C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
shell:User Pinned C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned = Pinned items for Taskbar and Start screen
shell:UserProfiles C:\Users = Users profiles main folder
shell:UserProgramFiles Not implemented yet = reserved for future use
shell:UserProgramFilesCommon same as above
shell:UsersFilesFolder Current user profile
shell:UsersLibrariesFolder Libraries
shell:VideosLibrary Videos Library
shell:Windows C:\Windows = %windir%





Public Root DNS Servers



* Public Root DNS Servers:
http://www.lifewire.com/2626062/
http://twitgoo.com/best-free-dns-servers/
http://public-dns.info/
http://public-dns.info/nameserver/us.html
http://servers.opennicproject.org/
http://www.publicdns.xyz/
http://www.tech-faq.com/public-dns-servers.html
http://www.getdriver.com/how-to/2498/free-fast-public-dns-server-faster-browsing-experience.html
http://www.zerodollartips.com/best-public-dns-servers-fastest-dns-servers/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_name_server

* Fix DNS by using public root DNS servers:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/fixing-dns-woes-for-comcast-users-and-everyone-else/

* Configure IP address and DNS:
http://www.tweaks.com/windows/40339/

* Fastest + closest DNS servers to your location -> run DNSBench as Administrator -> click Benchmark button:
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
File:
http://www.grc.com/files/DNSBench.exe

* Complete Internet Repair (CIR) suite 32-bit + 64-bit tool includes DNS lookup + repair:
http://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/complete-internet-repair/
CIR Portable:
http://www.rizonesoft.com/genesis/ComIntRep/ComIntRep_3852.zip
File:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/complete_internet_repair.html

* Automate customization of NameServer REG_SZ Registry values:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc978468.aspx
Setup/change IPv4 (and IPv6 if applicable) public root DNS servers Registry entries (example using default home computer internet connection name:
"Local Area Connection" = modify to match your connection name if different, and Cloudflare public root DNS servers):
Open Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
copy & paste text strings between Cut & Paste lines below -> save BATch file as Root_DNS_Servers.bat (example).
- If using Windows 7 or 7 SP1 -> right-click on Root_DNS_Servers.bat -> Run as Administrator -> reboot.
- If using Windows 8, 8.1, 2012, 10, 2016 or newer -> right-click on Root_DNS_Servers.bat -> select Open with -> select Notepad or your favorite plain text/ASCII editor
(browse to executable if needed) -> remark (comment) all Windows XP... and Windows 7... NETSH.EXE lines by adding ":: " (double colon + space) in front of them ->
enable the 2 remarked (commented) Windows 8/8.1/2012/10/2016 NETSH.EXE lines by deleting the ":: " (double colon + space) in front of them -> save your file ->
right-click on it -> Run as Administrator -> reboot.
- If using Windows XP or 2003 -> right-click on Root_DNS_Servers.bat -> select Open with -> select Notepad or your favorite plain text/ASCII editor -> remark (comment) all
Windows 7... and Windows 8... NETSH.EXE lines by adding ":: " (double colon + space) in front of them -> enable the 2 remarked (commented) Windows XP/2003 NETSH.EXE lines
by deleting the ":: " (double colon + space) in front of them -> save your file -> right-click on it -> Run... -> reboot.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Cloudflare public root DNS servers (example):
:: * Windows 7/7 SP1 only:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ip set dns "Local Area Connection" static 1.1.1.1
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ip add dns "Local Area Connection" 1.0.0.1 index=2
:: * Windows 8/8.1/2012/10/2016 only:
:: %windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ipv4 set dns "Local Area Connection" static 1.1.1.1
:: %windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ipv4 add dns "Local Area Connection" 1.0.0.1 index=2
:: * Windows XP/2003 only:
:: %windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ip set address dns name="Local Area Connection" static 1.1.1.1
:: %windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE interface ip add address dns name="Local Area Connection" 1.0.0.1 index=2
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Customize public root DNS servers step-by-step:
- Windows 8/8.1:
http://support.opendns.com/hc/articles/228006907/
Start menu -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Active Networks -> click item right side of Connections: ->
"your Network Connection name" (typical examples): "Ethernet" (direct cable modem connection), "Local Area Connection" (direct router connection) or "Wi-Fi" (Wi-Fi connection) ->
connection Status -> General tab -> Properties -> scroll down -> select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) -> Properties -> Use the following DNS server addresses: ->
type desired IP addresses (example using Cloudflare public root DNS servers):
Preferred (1st) DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
Alternate (2nd) DNS Server: 1.0.0.1
Click OK -> exit all dialogs/windows -> reboot.
- Windows 7/7 SP1:
Start menu -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> View network status and tasks -> View Active networks -> click item right side of Connections: ->
"your Network Connection name" (typical examples): "Ethernet" (direct cable modem connection), "Local Area Connection" (direct router connection) or "Wi-Fi" (Wi-Fi connection) ->
connection Status -> General tab -> Properties -> Connection Properties General tab -> scroll down -> select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) ->
Properties -> Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties General tab -> scroll down -> select (x) -> Use the following DNS server IP addresses: ->
type desired IP addresses (example using Cloudflare public root DNS servers):
Preferred (1st) DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
Alternate (2nd) DNS Server: 1.0.0.1
Click OK -> exit all dialogs/windows -> reboot.
- Windows XP/2003:
Start menu -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> select current connection -> "your Network Connection name" (typical examples):
"LAN" (Local Area Network connection) or "Wireless" (Wi-Fi connection) -> connection Status -> General tab -> Properties -> Connection Properties General tab ->
scroll down -> select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) -> Properties -> Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IP) Properties General tab ->
scroll down -> select (x) -> Use the following DNS server IP addresses: -> type desired IP addresses (example using Cloudflare public root DNS servers):
Preferred (1st) DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
Alternate (2nd) DNS Server: 1.0.0.1
Click OK -> exit all dialogs/windows -> reboot.
- Router:
Type router IP address in your web browser (example):
http://192.168.1.1/
Type User name + password (if any) to log in into router interface (example):
router Menu (interface varies depending on brand/model) -> DNS Server settings: -> Status -> router -> Basic Setup -> type desired IP addresses (example using Cloudflare public root DNS servers):
Primary Static DNS Server (DNS1): 1.1.1.1
Secondary Static DNS Server (DNS2): 1.0.0.1
router Basic Setup Help -> Save changes -> reset router.

* Router IP: Router IP address in Windows NTx OSes:
Start -> Run... -> type CMD -> click OK -> type:
IPCONFIG
press Enter -> Default Gateway IP address -> same as router IP address.

* Router users: MUST set DNS servers in Windows (PC) to router IP address:
192.168.1.1
Router caching DNS server will redirect query to currently configured (default) ISP routers or assigned (default if not changed) public root DNS servers.
Router static DNS IP addresses should be selected from outside DHCP range (example) to avoid conflicts:
192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.9

* Upgrade WRT54G2 router to DD-WRT Firmware:
http://blogs.gurulabs.com/mike/2009/03/upgrading-a-cisco-linksys-wrt5.html
WRT54G2 Set up web server behind router:
http://sanzon.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/setting-up-web-server-behind-router-wrt54g2/
WRT54G2 Static IP config and reconfig:
http://sanzon.wordpress.com/2008/04/09/wrt54g2-static-ip-configuration-and-reconfiguring-router/
WRT54G2 Assign Static IP(s):
http://www.superuser.com/questions/8574/

* Cloudflare public root DNS servers:
http://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns/what-is-1.1.1.1/
1.1.1.1
1.0.0.1

* Quad9 public root DNS servers:
http://www.quad9.net/faq/
9.9.9.9
149.112.112.112

* Level3 (CenturyLink) public root DNS servers:
http://www.dnsserverlist.org/
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4
4.2.2.5
4.2.2.6
Level3 (CenturyLink) alternate public root DNS servers:
209.244.0.3
209.244.0.4

* CenturyLink public root DNS servers:
http://www.centurylink.com/home/help/internet/dns.html
205.171.3.26
205.171.2.26

* CleanBrowsing public root DNS servers:
http://cleanbrowsing.org/filters/
185.228.168.9
185.228.168.10

* SafeDNS public root DNS servers:
http://www.safedns.com/en/guides/win7/
195.46.39.39
195.46.39.40

* Comodo Secure DNS public root DNS servers:
http://www.comodo.com/secure-dns/
8.26.56.26
8.20.247.20

* Advantage DNS (UltraDNS) public root DNS servers:
http://www.neustar.biz/security/dns-services
156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1

* Verisign public root DNS servers:
http://www.verisign.com/en_US/security-services/public-dns/
64.6.64.6
64.6.65.6

* OpenDNS public root DNS servers:
http://www.opendns.com/setupguide/
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
Install Guide:
http://use.opendns.com/
Cisco alternate public root DNS servers:
http://docs.umbrella.com/deployment-umbrella/docs/point-your-dns-to-cisco/
128.107.241.185
192.135.250.69

* OpenNIC public root DNS servers:
http://www.opennic.org/
52.173.73.208
45.56.117.118
OpenNIC public root DNS servers:
http://servers.opennicproject.org/

* Google public root DNS servers:
http://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
Install Guide:
http://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using/
IP addresses used by Google:
http://www.lifewire.com/818153/





Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks + Fixes



* MDGx Internet Power Toys:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm

* MDGx Firewalls, Anti-Spyware + Internet Monitors:
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm

* 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Disable 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
;
------End cut & paste here------

* MSKB: Attachment Manager:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/883260/
Windows 7: Open File -> Security Warning -> Unblock File:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124367-open-file-security-warning-unblock-file.html
Windows 7: Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/182353-open-file-security-warning-enable-disable.html
Windows 7: Open File -> Security Warning -> Allow or Prevent to Unblock File:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124427-open-file-security-warning-allow-prevent-unblock-file.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\Policies\Attachments]
"ScanWithAntiVirus"=dword:1
"SaveZoneInformation"=dword:1
"HideZoneInfoOnProperties"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments]
"ScanWithAntiVirus"=dword:1
"SaveZoneInformation"=dword:1
"HideZoneInfoOnProperties"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Make Chrom(ium)/Firefox default browser for .URL shortcuts:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/open-url-shortcuts-different-browsers-right-click-menu/

* How to open .URL shortcuts in Chrom(ium)/Firefox instead of IE:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-networking-winpc/how-do-i-get-url-files-to-open-in-chrome-not-ie/8e766fa8-eb8d-43a3-9945-3c43f5edf1fb/

* Create "Local Area Network Connection Status" Shortcut in Windows 7/8:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/12421-local-area-connection-status-create-shortcut.html

* MSKB: Configure IPv6 for advanced users:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/929852/

* Lockdown Windows: Customize/Disable Network/Internet + Security Settings:
http://forums.techguy.org/threads/locking-down-windows.829647/

* Batch files + command line tools to delete Cookies, Cache + History in all major web browsers:
http://www.catonmat.net/clear-privacy-ie-firefox-opera-chrome-safari/

* Chromium/Chrome
*****************
MDGx: Internet Power Toys: Chromium + Chrome:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
Chromium Raw Build Snapshot:
http://download-chromium.appspot.com/
X-Chromium Portable:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpenpack/files/X-Chromium/releases/
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/request.php?1082
Chromium Portable:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/
Chromium Portable ALL Files:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/
Chromium Portable:
http://www.thumbapps.org/2015/06/Chromium-browser-portable-32-64-bit.html
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/thumbapps/files/Internet/Chromium/
Chromium Precompiled EXEcutable (Portable ZIP) 64-bit + 32-bit:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://download-chromium.appspot.com/
http://getchromium.wasil.org/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
All Chromium [Chrome stripped of Google adware/phone-home/spyware code] 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 -> type SET -> press Enter to view all installed SET environment variables:
SET | MORE
or save list to plain text file (example):
SET>%TEMP%\ENVLIST.TXT
Example:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-see-names-and-values-of-environment-variables-in-windows-8-and-windows-7/
Add custom variables to your machine (system wide) environment: right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
Enable Flash in Chrome/Chromium:
http://www.howtogeek.com/434334/how-to-enable-adobe-flash-in-google-chrome-76/
http://www.lifewire.com/4160696/
Create/Edit/Customize Chrome/Chromium Search Engines:
http://www.minterest.com/how-to-create-custom-search-engines-google-chrome/
http://www.superuser.com/questions/578228/
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95426/
http://www.ghacks.net/2018/03/30/custom-search-engines-in-google-chrome/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-custom-search-engines-google-chrome/
Chrome/Chromium -> chrome://settings/searchEngines [Manage search engines] -> Add/Edit -> 3 vertical dots -> Edit:
Search engine:
Google
Keyword:
google.com
Query URL [URL with %s in place of query]:
{google:baseURL}search?q=%s&{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:assistedQueryStats}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:searchClient}{google:sourceId}{google:instantExtendedEnabledParameter}{google:contextualSearchVersion}ie={inputEncoding}
Chrom(ium) Group Policy Templates (ADML + ADM):
http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-templates/
File:
http://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chrome/policy/policy_templates.zip
Chrom(ium) Group Policy Administrative Templates Catalog:
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Chrome
Install + Tweak Chrom(ium) Group Policies:
http://www.chromium.org/administrators/windows-quick-start/
Import + tweak ADM(L) policies:
Start -> Run... -> GPEdit.msc -> Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> right-click -> Add/Remove
Templates -> browse to chrome.adm(l) (example):
C:\PORT\CHROME\chrome.adml
-> Close button -> Administrative Templates folder -> Google folder -> Chrome folder -> double-click -> tweak desired policies.
Disable Flash Out of Date Notice: AllowOutdatedPlugins:
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Chrome&Policy=Google.Policies.Chrome::AllowOutdatedPlugins
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Chrome&Policy=Google.Policies.Chrome::DefaultPluginsSetting
http://cloud.google.com/docs/chrome-enterprise/policies/?policy=RunAllFlashInAllowMode
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\Google\Chrome]
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
Add parameter to ALL Chrome/Chromium command lines:
CHROME.EXE --allow-outdated-plugins
* Export Chrome/Chromium passwords to CSV file:
1. Chrome/Chromium -> chrome://flags/#PasswordForceSaving -> Force-saving of passwords -> Enabled -> RELAUNCH NOW.
2. Chrome/Chromium -> chrome://flags/#PasswordImport -> Password Import -> Enabled -> RELAUNCH NOW.
3. Chrome/Chromium -> chrome://settings/passwords -> Saved Passwords -> vertical dotted line -> Export Passwords... -> confirm EXPORT PASSWORDS... -> desired folder -> Save -> Yes (overwrite).
* Import Chrome/Chromium passwords from saved CSV file:
Chrome/Chromium -> chrome://settings/passwords -> Saved Passwords -> dotted line -> Import -> saved CSV folder -> Open.
Force Chrome/Chromium to save passwords -> create new Bookmark in Bookmark Bar:
javascript:(function(){var e=document.querySelectorAll("input[autocomplete=off]");for(var i=0;ihttp://www.labnol.org/software/force-browser-to-remember-passwords/28472/
http://www.medium.com/gtricksdotcom/how-to-easily-make-chrome-remember-your-passwords-dc3cd0ef1f96/
http://www.gtricks.com/chrome/make-chrome-remember-passwords/
View Chrome/Chromium Autofill data:
http://www.superuser.com/questions/884029/#884033
using DB Browser for SQLite 32-bit + 64-bit [ZIP]:
http://www.sqlitebrowser.org/dl/
"Web Data" file location:
%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data
C:\PORT\CHROME\USER\CHROME\DEFAULT\Web Data
Autofill for Chrome by Fillr:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autofill-for-chrome-by-fi/ojhegjfmbbpahdggoekcbmejnifimeca/
Autofill:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/autofill/nlmmgnhgdeffjkdckmikfpnddkbbfkkk/
Chrome Autofill Viewer:
http://www.securityxploded.com/chrome-autofill-viewer.php
File:
http://www.securityxploded.com/getsoftware_direct.php?id=5615
LastPass Password Manager:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lastpass-free-password-ma/hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd/
Dashlane Password Manager:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dashlane-password-manager/fdjamakpfbbddfjaooikfcpapjohcfmg/
Show Hidden Password:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/show-hidden-password/enhinpoafplfmeeefjglkakjegjcakjl/
http://www.labnol.org/internet/reveal-hidden-password/25600/
ChromePass:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chromepass.html
http://www.nirsoft.net/toolsdownload/chromepass.zip
Save Chrom(ium) passwords to TXT + CSV, respectively:
ChromePass.exe /stext CHROM_PW.TXT
ChromePass.exe /skeepass CHROM_PW.CSV
Chrome Password Dump:
http://www.securityxploded.com/chrome-password-dump.php
http://www.securityxploded.org/download/ChromePasswordDump.zip
Save Chrom(ium) passwords to TXT:
ChromePasswordDump.exe -f "%UserProfile%\Google\Chrome\Data" -o "%UserProfile%\Google\Chrome\Data\CHROM_PW.TXT"
ScriptSafe:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scriptsafe/oiigbmnaadbkfbmpbfijlflahbdbdgdf/
http://www.andryou.com/scriptsafe/
Hola Free VPN Proxy Unblocker:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hola-free-vpn-proxy-unblo/gkojfkhlekighikafcpjkiklfbnlmeio/
Hoxx VPN Proxy:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hoxx-vpn-proxy/nbcojefnccbanplpoffopkoepjmhgdgh/
Enable/Disable Chrom(ium) UI settings:
chrome://flags/#PasswordForceSaving
* Force-saving of passwords = ENABLED
Allow the user to manually enforce password saving instead of relying on password manager's heuristics.
#PasswordForceSaving
CHROME.EXE --PasswordForceSaving
chrome://flags/#enable-http-form-warning
* Show in-form warnings for sensitive fields when the top-level page is not HTTPS = ENABLED
Attaches a warning UI to any password or credit card fields detected when the top-level page is not HTTPS.
#enable-http-form-warning
CHROME.EXE --enable-http-form-warning
chrome://flags/#PasswordExport
* Password export = ENABLED
Export functionality in password settings.
#PasswordExport
CHROME.EXE --PasswordExport
chrome://flags/#PasswordImport
* Password import = ENABLED
Import functionality in password settings.
#PasswordImport
CHROME.EXE --PasswordImport
chrome://flags/#enable-manual-password-saving
* Manual password saving = ENABLED
Show the password manager icon when typing into a password filed. Clicking it allows to save the password without submitting the form.
#enable-manual-password-saving
CHROME.EXE --enable-manual-password-saving
chrome://flags/#enable-parallel-downloading
* Parallel downloading = ENABLED
Enable parallel downloading to accelerate download speed.
#enable-parallel-downloading
CHROME.EXE --enable-parallel-downloading
Custom Google Background Image:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/custom-google-background/jepibmfmhopgkplegmkjgifmhabbjadg/
http://custombackground.co/
Chrome/Chromium Themes:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/themes
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Space Nebula:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/space-nebula/pcoaocfikikgijopdfelebmfjakcdppb/
Starry Blue - A Dark Blue Theme:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/starry-blue-a-dark-blue-t/onaepjjikdikiifeoakcjjocamfjoamb/
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Galaxy-View:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/galaxy-view/dcbeddldohkakodfncjnkkjfojggbahp/
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/galaxy-view/dcbeddldohkakodfncjnkkjfojggbahp.crx
http://jamesbiswas.github.io/
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Evening Sky:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/evening-sky/gcjhcgncmllbaoeicdkgcohakmeelfmj/
http://jamesbiswas.github.io/
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Blue Space Sunset:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/blue-space-sunset-chrome/nndfdjfoclbidmgpmbelcieibgjjfdog/
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Core:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/core/gkhcgfdghbiidgeccbldhfceleibkkpe/
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Space Exploration:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/space_exploration
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Enchanting Places:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/enchanting_places
Chrome/Chromium Themes - Into The Forest:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/collection/into_the_forest
Chrome/Chromium Extensions:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/google_chrome_extensions.html
Get CRX:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/get-crx/dijpllakibenlejkbajahncialkbdkjc/
CRX Extractor:
http://crxextractor.com/
Chrome Extension (CRX) Downloader:
http://chrome-extension-downloader.com/
Chrome extension (CRX) source viewer:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-extension-source-v/jifpbeccnghkjeaalbbjmodiffmgedin/
CRX Inspector:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crx-inspector/lmlpbkpknjcnfabomjkecmkigcphgomk/
Crx4Chrome:
http://www.crx4chrome.com/
.URL Handler:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/url-handler/nhmccpjmdhejpfhafcfajkgifkmjhkgf/
FIXes this BUG:
http://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=114871
Downloads (Button):
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/downloads/jfchnphgogjhineanplmfkofljiagjfb/
Downloads Button:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/downloads-button/pomlcckbphmgddbhchkpehnfkegaenke/
Disable Download Bar:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disable-download-bar/epnnapjdpplekmodajomjojfpeicclep/
Download Manager:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-manager/daoidaoebhfcgccdpgjjcbdginkofmfe/
AdBlock Plus [also blocks YouTube/Facebook ads]:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb/
EasyList Filters:
http://www.easylist.to/
FilterLists:
http://www.filterlists.com/
AdBlock/AdBlock Plus/AdBlock Ultimate/AdBlocker/AdRemover Subscriptions/Lists:
http://adblockplus.org/subscriptions
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&title=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/easyprivacy.txt&title=EasyPrivacy&requiresLocation=http://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&requiresTitle=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/fanboy-annoyance.txt&title=Fanboy's%20Annoyance%20List
abp:subscribe?location=http%3A%2F%2Fransomwaretracker.abuse.ch%2Fdownloads%2FRW_DOMBL.txt&title=Ransomware%20Tracker%20Domain%20Blocklist
SuperBlock Adblocker:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/superblock-adblocker/miijbmhjndcihicbljlcieiajhemmdeb/
AdBlock:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom/
http://www.getadblock.com/
AdBlocker Ultimate:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblocker-ultimate/ohahllgiabjaoigichmmfljhkcfikeof/
http://www.adblockultimate.net/
Ads Killer Adblocker Plus:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ads-killer-adblocker-plus/pgbllmbdjgcalkoimdfcpknbjgnhjclg/
Anti-Adblock Killer (Aak) (JavaScript):
http://greasyfork.org/scripts/735-anti-adblock-killer-reek/code/Anti-Adblock%20Killer%20%7C%20Reek.user.js
http://github.com/reek/anti-adblock-killer/
http://reek.github.io/anti-adblock-killer/#settings
http://xuhaiyang1234.gitlab.io/AAK-Cont/dist/aak-cont-list-notubo.txt
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/reek/anti-adblock-killer/master/anti-adblock-killer.user.js
AdBlock Plus YouTube filter subscription:
http://youtube.adblockplus.me/
http://www.adblockplus.org/
Disable Google/YouTube Ads:
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/08/18/youtube-experiment-gets-rid-of-all-advertisement-on-site/
YouTube video -> DevTools: Ctrl+Shift+J (Chrome/Chromium) or Ctrl+Shift+K (Firefox) -> type in DevTools Console:
document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=oKckVSqvaGw;path=/;domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
Reddit Promoted AdBlock:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/reddit-promoted-adblock/mmnhjecbajmgkapcinkhdnjabclcnfpg/
JustBlock Security:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/justblock-security/hiajdlfgbgnnjakkbnpdhmhfhklkbiol/
Chrome/Chromium Developer Tools (DevTools) keyboard combos/shortcuts:
http://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/shortcuts/
http://developer.chrome.com/devtools/
http://www.anti-code.com/devtools-cheatsheet/
Chrome/Chromium keyboard combos/shortcuts:
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179/
BUGs + FIXes: Ads in YouTube videos:
http://help.getadblock.com/support/solutions/articles/6000109702/
PixelBlock:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pixelblock/jmpmfcjnflbcoidlgapblgpgbilinlem/
Webmail Ad Blocker:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webmail-ad-blocker/cbhfdchmklhpcngcgjmpdbjakdggkkjp/
Ad-blocker for Gmail:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/coibnogmjcpbccgjofoiklnfpbbjbapo/
Video Adblocker for Youtube:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-adblocker-for-youtu/hflefjhkfeiaignkclmphmokmmbhbhik/
AdBlock on YouTube:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-on-youtube/emngkmlligggbbiioginlkphcmffbncb/
AdBlock for YouTube:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-for-youtube/cmedhionkhpnakcndndgjdbohmhepckk/
AdBlocker for YouTube:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblocker-for-youtube/naihbfkjlampnpbnohcehoedklmejhmh/
Adguard AdBlocker:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adguard-adblocker/bgnkhhnnamicmpeenaelnjfhikgbkllg/
AdF.ly Skipper:
http://adfly-skipper.blogspot.com/
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adskipper/obnfifcganohemahpomajbhocfkdgmjb/
http://github.com/StoreClerk/AdF.ly-Skipper/
uBlock Origin:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm/
http://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/
Make Google Images Great Again:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/make-google-images-great/kjlaimldplcbblpgenlhfjpobmolcblj/
Google Search View Image Button:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-search-view-image/hgngncnljacgakaiifjcgdnknaglfipo/
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/devunt/make-gis-great-again/master/gis-vib.user.js
http://github.com/devunt/make-gis-great-again/
Poper Blocker:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/poper-blocker/bkkbcggnhapdmkeljlodobbkopceiche/
http://poperblocker.com/
JustBlock Security:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/justblock-security/hiajdlfgbgnnjakkbnpdhmhfhklkbiol/
Disconnect:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo/
I don't care about cookies:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/i-dont-care-about-cookies/fihnjjcciajhdojfnbdddfaoknhalnja/
Enable HTML5 Player:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/enable-html5-player/ckejefldfpnncijlogankaafkkmeahcg/
New Tab Replace:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/new-tab-replace/onpjbfodljecgioajjfdpkficliknajo/
Chrome/Chromium New Tab URL:
chrome://newtab
http://www.google.com/_/chrome/newtab
Don't add custom search engines:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dont-add-custom-search-en/dnodlcololidkjgbpeoleabmkocdhacc/
CookiesOK:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookiesok/afmkbjoakcacgljcdccofbffloabfbni/
SaveFrom.net helper all-in-1:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/savefromnet-helper/
http://en.savefrom.net/user.php
TamperMonkey BETA/NEWer:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey-beta/gcalenpjmijncebpfijmoaglllgpjagf/
TamperMonkey:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo/
http://www.tampermonkey.net/
TamperMonkey FAQ:
http://www.tampermonkey.net/faq.php
Open URL Files (JavaScript):
http://github.com/sweavo/chrome_open_url_files/
File:
http://github.com/sweavo/chrome_open_url_files/blob/master/user_script.js
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/sweavo/chrome_open_url_files/master/user_script.js
SaveFromNet Helper (JavaScript):
http://savefrom.net/user.php?helper=userjs
http://sf-addon.com/helper/chrome/helper.user.js
KeepVid Helper (JavaScript):
http://www.keepvid.com/userscript/keepvid-helper.user.js
KeepVid Bookmarklet (JavaScript):
javascript:(function(){window.open('http://keepvid.com/?url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'')})();
KeepVid 4 Chrome/Chromium:
http://www.keepvid.com/extensions
Animation Policy (Animated GIFs + SVGs):
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/animation-policy/ncigbofjfbodhkaffojakplpmnleeoee/
NoSquint Plus [Zoomn In +/- Zoom Out]:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nosquint-plus/jidjekdcooppfeggehblbigabhaihkgj/
YouTube Audio Visualizer:
http://github.com/MrAnyone/YouTube-Audio-Visualizer/releases/
http://github.com/MrAnyone/YouTube-Audio-Visualizer/releases/download/0.2/ytav_0.2.zip
Google Chrome Backup (GCB):
http://www.parhelia-tools.com/products/gcb/googlechrome.aspx
http://www.parhelia-tools.com/products/gcb/download.php?f=gcb.zip
FavBackup [OLD!]:
http://www.favbrowser.com/backup/
http://www.favbrowser.com/favbackup.zip

* Firefox
*********
MDGx: Internet Power Toys: Firefox:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
Firefox Stable (candidate):
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/
Firefox Alpha 1:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/
Firefox Alpha 2:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-aurora/
Firefox Beta:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/
Firefox Portable Stable:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/
Firefox Portable Beta + Nightly:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/test/
Firefox Portable:
http://www.thumbapps.org/2015/05/Mozilla-Firefox-browser-portable.html
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/thumbapps/files/Internet/Firefox/
Harden Firefox Privacy, Security + Performance about:config settings:
http://gist.github.com/0XDE57/fbd302cef7693e62c769/
Comprehensive list of Firefox privacy and security settings:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/18/a-comprehensive-list-of-firefox-privacy-and-security-settings/
Firefox about:config security and privacy preferences:
http://www.ghacks.net/overview-firefox-aboutconfig-security-privacy-preferences/
Firefox Memory Tweaks:
http://www.ghacks.net/2007/02/26/firefox-memory-tweaks/
Firefox Group Policy Administrative Templates Catalog:
http://getadmx.com/?Category=Firefox
Firefox Add-ons:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/mozilla_firefox_add_ons.html
AdBlock:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-for-firefox/
http://www.getadblock.com/
AdBlock Plus [also blocks YouTube/Facebook ads]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
EasyList Filters:
http://www.easylist.to/
FilterLists:
http://www.filterlists.com/
AdBlock/AdBlock Plus/AdBlock Ultimate/AdBlocker/AdRemover Subscriptions/Lists:
http://adblockplus.org/subscriptions
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&title=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/easyprivacy.txt&title=EasyPrivacy&requiresLocation=http://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt&requiresTitle=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=http://easylist.to/easylist/fanboy-annoyance.txt&title=Fanboy's%20Annoyance%20List
abp:subscribe?location=http%3A%2F%2Fransomwaretracker.abuse.ch%2Fdownloads%2FRW_DOMBL.txt&title=Ransomware%20Tracker%20Domain%20Blocklist
Adblock Plus Whitelist Export (JavaScript):
http://gist.github.com/noromanba/5872328/
http://gist.githubusercontent.com/noromanba/5872328/raw/d8c0023c7b66bb3f9ae26afa29d8b0cb67e0d718/abp-whitelist-export.js
Disable Anti-Adblock:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-anti-adblock/
Anti-Adblock Killer (Aak) (JavaScript):
http://github.com/reek/anti-adblock-killer/
Anti-Adblock Killer (Aak) Settings:
http://reek.github.io/anti-adblock-killer/#settings
http://xuhaiyang1234.gitlab.io/AAK-Cont/dist/aak-cont-list-notubo.txt
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/reek/anti-adblock-killer/master/anti-adblock-killer.user.js
http://greasyfork.org/scripts/735-anti-adblock-killer-reek/code/Anti-Adblock%20Killer%20%7C%20Reek.user.js
http://www.codejuggle.dj/anti-adblock-killer/
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-plus-pop-up-addon/
AdBlock Plus YouTube filter subscription:
http://youtube.adblockplus.me/
http://www.adblockplus.org/
Disable Google/YouTube Ads:
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/08/18/youtube-experiment-gets-rid-of-all-advertisement-on-site/
YouTube video -> DevTools: Ctrl+Shift+J (Chrome/Chromium) or Ctrl+Shift+K (Firefox) -> type in DevTools Console:
document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=oKckVSqvaGw;path=/;domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
Chrome/Chromium Developer Tools (DevTools) keyboard combos/shortcuts:
http://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/shortcuts/
http://developer.chrome.com/devtools/
http://www.anti-code.com/devtools-cheatsheet/
Chrome/Chromium keyboard combos/shortcuts:
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179/
BUGs + FIXes: Ads in YouTube videos:
http://help.getadblock.com/support/solutions/articles/6000109702/
AdBlock for YouTube:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-for-youtube/
Ad-blocker for Gmail:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ad-blocker-for-gmail/
AdBlock for Gmail:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblock-for-gmail/
Customizations for AdBlock Plus:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/abpcustomization/
http://www.adblockplus.org/customizations
Element Hiding Helper for AdBlock Plus:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/elemhidehelper/
http://www.adblockplus.org/elemhidehelper
AdBlocker Ultimate:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adblocker-ultimate/
http://www.adblockultimate.net/
Adguard AdBlocker:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adguard-adblocker/
AdF.ly Skipper:
http://adfly-skipper.blogspot.com/
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/adfly-skipper/
http://github.com/StoreClerk/AdF.ly-Skipper/
uBlock Origin:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/
http://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/
Google Search View Image Button:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-search-view-image/
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/devunt/make-gis-great-again/master/gis-vib.user.js
http://github.com/devunt/make-gis-great-again/
Disable Visited Links:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disable-visited-links-css/
Disable WebRTC:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/happy-bonobo-disable-webrtc/
Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks [extensions.checkCompatibility=false]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/
Nightly Tester Tools:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nightly-tester-tools/
I don't care about cookies:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/i-dont-care-about-cookies/
CookiesOK:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/cookiesok/
Better Gmail 2:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/better-gmail-2/
ChatZilla!:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/chatzilla/
http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/
YouTube Downloader 4K - Video Downloader [* DISABLE! *]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/media-downloader/
Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flash-video-downloader/
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/6584/addon-6584-latest.xpi
YouTube Video and Audio Downloader:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/youtube-video-and-audio-dow/
Download Youtube Videos HD 1080p etc [Keep Tube/SaveMedia]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/download-youtube-videos-hd-/
http://www.savemedia.com/
Keep Tube Bookmarklet (JavaScript):
javascript:location.href=(location.href.search('www.youtube.com')!=-1)?location.href.replace('www.youtube.com','savemedia.com')+'&utm_source=savemedia&utm_medium=desktopwebsite&utm_campaign=bookmarklet':'http://savemedia.com/';
SaveFrom.net helper all-in-1:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/savefromnet-helper/
http://en.savefrom.net/user.php
Download YouTube Videos as MP4:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/download-youtube/
http://www.userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105/
Download Panel Tweaks (DPT):
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/download-panel-tweaks/
Download Manager Tweak (DMT):
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/download-manager-tweak/
http://dmextension.mozdev.org/
Disconnect:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disconnect/
Disconnect Search:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/disconnect-search/
Google Disconnect:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/gdc/
Google Untracker:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-untracker/
http://github.com/sharpdressedcodes/google-untracker/
Google search link fix:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix/
NO Google Analytics:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/no-google-analytics/
Classic Theme Restorer [customize UI]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/
FindBar Tweak:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/findbar-tweak/
FindList:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/findlist/
FavIcon Reloader:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/faviconreloader/
Redirector:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/redirector/
FoxClocks:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/foxclocks/
http://www.foxclocks.org/
Shumway Add-on (Flash replacement) converts Flash (.SWF, .FLV) to HTML5:
http://github.com/mozilla/shumway/
http://mozilla.github.io/shumway/
http://mozilla.github.io/shumway/extension/firefox/shumway.xpi
http://github.com/mozilla/shumway/wiki/Debugging-and-Configuring-Shumway#using-the-extension
GreaseMonkey:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/
http://www.greasespot.net/
YouTube Auto Buffer & Auto HD (JavaScript):
http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/494-youtube-auto-buffer-auto-hd
http://greasyfork.org/scripts/494-youtube-auto-buffer-auto-hd/code/YouTube%20Auto%20Buffer%20%20Auto%20HD.user.js
Youtube Unblock = REQUIRES PROXY SERVER ! :
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/youtube-unblock/
http://www.youtube-unblock.org/
YouTube Unblocker (JavaScript):
http://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/9062-youtube-unblocker
http://greasyfork.org/scripts/9062-youtube-unblocker/code/YouTube%20Unblocker.user.js
Ads Skipper 2.0 (JavaScript):
http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/158531
http://www.userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/source/158531.user.js
OLD Ads Skipper 1.0 (JavaScript):
http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/118033
http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/source/118033.user.js
SaveFromNet Helper (JavaScript):
http://savefrom.net/user.php?helper=userjs
http://sf-addon.com/helper/chrome/helper.user.js
KeepVid Helper (JavaScript):
http://www.keepvid.com/userscript/keepvid-helper.user.js
KeepVid Bookmarklet (JavaScript):
javascript:(function(){window.open('http://keepvid.com/?url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+'')})();
withExEditor (NOTEPAD.EXE):
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/withexeditor/
ViewSourceWith (NOTEPAD.EXE):
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/dafizilla-viewsourcewith/
http://dafizilla.sourceforge.net/viewsourcewith/
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dafizilla/files/viewsourcewith/
Google Docs Download (GDD):
http://www.1st-soft.net/gdd/
http://www.1st-soft.net/gdd/googledocdownload.user.js
GDD REQUIRES DownThemAll!:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/downthemall/
http://www.downthemall.net/
Scriptish:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/scriptish/
http://www.scriptish.org/
Hide Tab Bar With One Tab:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/hide-tab-bar-with-one-tab/
IE Tab V2 (Enhanced IE Tab):
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ie-tab-2-ff-36/
NoSquint Plus [Zoomn In +/- Zoom Out]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nosquint-plus/
NoSquint [Zoomn In +/- Zoom Out]:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/nosquint/
Zoom Page:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/zoom-page/
PageRank:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/pagerank/
Page Rank Checker:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/page-rank-checker/
QuickJava:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/quickjava/
RightToClick:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/righttoclick/
Site Favicon in Urlbar:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/site-favicon-in-urlbar/
Web Developer:
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/web-developer/
http://www.chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

* Internet Explorer (IE)
************************
MDGx: Internet Power Toys: IE:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#IEX
MDGx: Internet Explorer (IE) Essential FREE Fixes + Updates:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm

* Replace default IE search engine with Google + make it the default:
http://www.itstillworks.com/change-bing-google-12283088.html
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/change-bing-google-70809.html
Run Control Panel (control.exe) -> Internet Options (Properties) (inetcpl.cpl) -> Programs tab -> Manage Add-ons button -> highlight Search Providers left side item -> Find more search providers link (URL):
http://www.iegallery.com/
which redirects to:
http://www.microsoft.com/iegallery/
-> new IE browser window opens -> Add (click) link below Google logo -> back to Programs tab -> Manage Add-ons window -> highlight Search Providers left side item -> highlight Google right side item -> Set default button -> highlight
all other right side items except Google (if any) 1 at a time -> Remove button for each one -> confirm deletion of each item -> check Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider box -> Close button.

* Google Toolbar for IE:
http://www.google.com/toolbar/ie/

* Flash:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#SHFL
=> Flash STAND ALONE:
http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/debug_downloads.html
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
MUST UNcheck ALL McAfee/Symantec boxes B4 installing Flash !!!
Flash Player STAND ALONE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/30/flashplayer_30_sa.exe
Flash Player DEBUG STAND ALONE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/30/flashplayer_30_sa_debug.exe
Flash PepperFlash (PPAPI) for Chrome/Chromium STAND ALONE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
Flash PepperFlash (PPAPI) for Chrome/Chromium STAND ALONE PORTABLE:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/thumbapps/files/Utilities/Adobe%20Flash%20Player/
http://effect8.ru/soft/media/adobe-flash-player-portable.html
Flash Netscape Plug-in (NPAPI) for Firefox STAND ALONE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe
Flash ActiveX (AX) for IE STAND ALONE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe
=> Flash SETUP ONLY:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/update/ppapi/
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/update/plugin/
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
MUST UNcheck ALL McAfee/Symantec boxes B4 installing Flash !!!
Flash PepperFlash (PPAPI) for Chrome/Chromium SETUP ONLY:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?fpchrome
http://admdownload.adobe.com/bin/live/flashplayer30pp_xa_install.exe
Flash Netscape Plug-in (NPAPI) for Firefox SETUP ONLY:
http://admdownload.adobe.com/bin/live/flashplayer30_xa_install.exe
Flash ActiveX (AX) for IE SETUP ONLY:
http://admdownload.adobe.com/bin/live/flashplayer30ax_xa_install.exe
Internet Explorer 11.0 (IE11) Flash ActiveX (AX) 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 8/8.1 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-issues-windows-8.html
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4048951/
- IE11 Flash ActiveX (AX) 32-bit:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=328650
- IE11 Flash ActiveX (AX) 64-bit:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=328651
=> OLD Flash:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer/
http://www.oldapps.com/flash_player.php
Flash PepperFlash (PPAPI) for Chrome/Chromium Online Settings:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
Chrome/Chromium Flash Help:
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6258784/
Use Flash with Chrome/Chromium:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/flash-player-chromium.html
Install Flash Player Help:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

* Flash Player Stand Alone:
Before installing OLDer Flash Player -> uninstall Flash Player (if any) -> reboot.
How to Uninstall Flash Plug-in + ActiveX Control for Internet Explorer (IE):
http://www.adobe.com/?id=tn_14157
http://web.archive.org/web/20070503030542/http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14157
If Flash Player for Internet Explorer (IE) installed -> you canNOT install OLDer versions.
How to Install OLDer Flash Player for Internet Explorer (IE):
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/install-earlier-flash-player-version.html
Flash Players 11.2.202.235 32-bit for Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7:
- Standalone: flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_sa_32bit.exe
- Internet Explorer: flashplayer11_2r202_235_winax_32bit.exe
- Internet Explorer: flashplayer11_2r202_235_winax_32bit.msi
- Netscape: flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_32bit.exe
- Netscape: flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_32bit.msi
- Uninstaller: uninstall_flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_32bit.exe
Flash Players 11.2.202.235 64-bit for Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7:
- Internet Explorer: flashplayer11_2r202_235_winax_64bit.exe
- Internet Explorer: flashplayer11_2r202_235_winax_64bit.msi
- Netscape: flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_64bit.exe
- Netscape: flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_64bit.msi
- Uninstaller: uninstall_flashplayer11_2r202_235_win_64bit.exe

* Flash Players + Savers/Downloaders:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#FPSD
SWF Guide + Tools:
http://www.lifewire.com/swf-file-4138363/
SWF Tools: EXE to SWF Extractor:
http://swftools.sourceforge.net/exe-to-swf.html
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/swftools/files/eXe_To_SwF/eXeToSwF_Latest.zip
SWF Tools: SWF to EXE Converter:
http://swftools.sourceforge.net/swf-to-exe.html
File:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/swftools/files/SwF_To_eXe/Swf2eXe_Latest.zip
SWF Tools include Flash Player Projector Standalone 11.4.402.278 32-bit.
SWF -> EXE = Flash Player Projector Standalone 11.2.202.235 32-bit:
http://junebeetle.github.io/converter/executables/
File:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_11.2.202.235_archive.zip
EXE -> SWF:
http://www.northcode.com/blog/Extract-SWF-files-from-Flash-Executables/
File:
http://www.northcode.com/free/exe2swf/exe2swf.exe
FLV Extract GUI (FLVExtract.exe) + command line (FLVExtractCL.exe) 32-bit tools:
http://www.moitah.net/
File:
http://www.moitah.net/download/latest/FLV_Extract.zip

* Shockwave:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#SHFL
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Shockwave SLIM:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/win95nt/latest/Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe
Shockwave FULL [+ SHAREWARE/DEMOS!]:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/win95nt/latest/Shockwave_Installer_Full.exe
Shockwave FULL for IE:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/win95nt/latest/sw_lic_full_installer.msi
OLD Shockwave:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/
http://www.oldapps.com/shockwave.php

* Silverlight:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#SVL
http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
Get Silverlight:
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/handlers/getsilverlight.ashx
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/

* CleanIETempFiles (CITF):
http://blogs.msmvps.com/danielmartin/2011/03/11/191-c-243-mo-automatizar-la-eliminaci-243-n-de-temporales-de-internet-explorer/
File:
http://web.zone.ee/heineken/CleanIETempFiles.zip
Command line:
CleanIETempFiles.exe -c -h -t -q

* IEWebGL Plug-in for IE 6/7/8/9/10:
http://github.com/iewebgl/iewebgl/
File:
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/iewebgl/iewebgl/master/WebSite2.0/Releases/iewebgl.exe
http://github.com/iewebgl/iewebgl/blob/master/WebSite2.0/Releases/iewebgl.exe?raw=true
http://github.com/iewebgl/iewebgl/blob/master/WebSite2.0/Releases/iewebgl.cab?raw=true
http://github.com/iewebgl/iewebgl/archive/master.zip
Internet Explorer (IE) 11/newer have WebGL code built-in, and do NOT need IEWebGL!





XP -> 7 Easy Transfer Files + Settings



* Windows XP (Server 2003) + 7 (Server 2012) Default System + Users Folders and their correspondents:

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
7: C:\Users\Public\Desktop

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PROGRAM_NAME
7: C:\ProgramData\PROGRAM_NAME

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\PROGRAM_NAME
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\PROGRAM_NAME

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
7: C:\ProgramData

XP: C:\Users\%UserName%\Documents\My Pictures
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Pictures

XP: C:\Users\%UserName%\Documents\My Music
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Music

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Documents

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\My Music
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Music

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\My Pictures
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Pictures

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\My Documents\My Videos
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Videos

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Local Settings
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\Local

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Start Menu
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Templates
7: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Default User
7: C:\Users\Default

* Windows Easy Transfer (WET) from XP/Vista to 7:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/ff943667.aspx
- WET 32-bit for XP 32-bit:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=4503
- WET 64-bit for XP 64-bit:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=9926
- WET 32-bit for Vista 32-bit:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=14179
- WET 64-bit for Vista 64-bit:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=20483
- WET 32-bit for XP 32-bit (x86) + WET 64-bit for XP 64-bit (x64):
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=7349
WET XP/Vista -> 7 Guide:
http://www.petri.com/transfer-user-files-and-settings-from-windows-xpvista-to-windows-7.htm
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3179/migrate-xp-to-windows-7-with-easy-transfer-and-a-usb-drive/

* XP to 7 Hard Link Migration (HLM) of User Files + Settings:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=18913
HLM DOCument [DOC format, right-click to save]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/9/D/89DC758B-3E81-42F6-84E1-E3E9AD790196/Windows%20XP%20to%20Windows%207%20Hard-Link%20Migration%20of%20User%20Files%20and%20Settings.docx





Turn OFF/ON Windows Features



* Enable and Disable Windows Features in Windows XP/Vista/7/8:
http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/enable-and-disable-windows-features/

* Remove Windows Features You Don't Need:
http://www.itprotoday.com/windows-7-tip-week-remove-windows-features-you-dont-need/

* What Are Those Windows Features You Can Add or Remove?:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/what-are-those-windows-features-you-can-add-or-remove

* How to Turn Windows 7 Features On or Off:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-turn-windows-7-features-or.htm





Turn OFF/ON Windows Services



* View/Start/Stop/Disable, set to Disabled/Manual/Automatic Windows Services -> Start button/orb -> Run... (or hold down Windows Logo key and press R) -> type:
SERVICES.MSC
click OK or press Enter -> tweak Windows Services after learning about them -> see links below.

* Download SERVICES.HTA [right-click on it -> Save as...]:
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVICES.HTA
-> right-click on SERVICES.HTA -> Run as Administrator [opens in Internet Explorer (IE)] -> click "View SERV_LOG.TXT" button -> use Notepad to view SERV_LOG.TXT for a list of running services -> tweak listed Services -> click "Save Changes" button.
HTML Application (HTA):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML_Application
SERVICES.HTA based on JSWare XPFix XPFixServ.hta script:
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/xpfix.php5
XPFix (freeware):
http://www.jsware.net/jsware/zips/fixpack.zip

* Save/view/print list of Windows Services from the command line:
http://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/get-service/
Save services list(s) to text file(s) (examples):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START>SVC_STARTED.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WMIC.EXE SERVICE list full /format:list>SVC_FULL.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\WMIC.EXE SERVICE list>SVC_LIST.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\TASKLIST.EXE /SVC /FI "imagename eq svchost.exe">SVC_HOST.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\TASKLIST.EXE /SVC | find "svchost.exe">SVC_HOST2.TXT
%windir%\SYSTEM32\TASKLIST.EXE /SVC>SVC_TASK.TXT
View text file(s) using Notepad.

* Windows XP/7/8 Services:
http://www.servicedefaults.com/

* Windows 10 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/

* Windows 8.1 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-8-1-service-configurations/

* Windows 8 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-8-service-configurations/

* Windows 7 SP1 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

* Windows 7 Services:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-services.html

* Windows Vista SP2 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-vista-service-pack-2-service-configurations/

* Windows XP SP3 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

* Windows XP Services Guide:
http://web.archive.org/web/20171129164138/http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

* Windows XP Services Tweak Guide:
http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp_services/

* Windows XP Services Removal Guide:
http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/windows_xp_services/

* Windows 2000 SP4+ Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/WIN2K/servicecfg.htm

* Wikipedia: Windows Service:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_service

* Wikipedia: List of Windows Services:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_components#Services

* Easy Service Optimizer (ESO):
http://www.sordum.org/8637/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/easy-service-optimizer/eso.zip

* SrvMan 32-bit + 64-bit command line + front end GUI interface changes/creates/deletes Windows Services/Drivers:
http://tools.sysprogs.org/srvman/
File:
http://www.sysprogs.com/files/srvman/srvman-1.0.zip

* Mz Services Manager 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.mztweak.com/mzservicesmanager.html
File:
http://www.mztweak.com/download/mzservices.exe





Turn OFF Action Center + Notifications



* MS TechNet: Turn Off Security Messages + Other System Notifications in Windows 7:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd492018.aspx

* Stop + Disable Windows Security Center (WSC) service:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE STOP wscsvc
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG wscsvc START= disabled
%windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc" /f /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d 4

* Disable Action Center Taskbar icon, Notification Center + Security Center Notifications:
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]
"HideSCAHealth"="1"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCAHealth"="1"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Svc]
"AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword:1
"FirewallDisableNotify"=dword:1
"UpdatesDisableNotify"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Security Center\Svc]
"AntiVirusDisableNotify"=dword:1
"FirewallDisableNotify"=dword:1
"UpdatesDisableNotify"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF ALL Action Center messages/notifications/check boxes in the Registry:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itproui/thread/83dc3de6-70b7-450f-992c-60511e4a6c4f/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/registry-tweak-to-disable-action-center-notifications-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_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{01979c6a-42fa-414c-b8aa-eee2c8202018}.check.100]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
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5c,65,96,23,50,65,35,66,65,9a,e3,da,af,a4,73,e6,0d,39,17,87,4d,1a,40,67,df,\
f9,51,ef,00,c5,63,d6,01,24,be,43,80,1c,b9,e2,92,dd,7a,e5,8e,5e,45,80,da,a7,\
22,c8,65,85,04,0e,6d,1d,4b,44,99,52,70,a3,13,e1,d4,bd,da,8a,b0,27,31,5f,f2,\
29,fb,40,00,00,00,0f,e8,43,32,cd,b1,1d,1d,fa,34,dd,6b,08,25,af,42,62,02,b9,\
b7,fe,61,ec,60,98,37,23,8e,46,d9,b9,4f,56,dd,21,be,99,8f,5f,03,dc,e4,2d,81,\
21,95,78,8c,2f,08,d2,4e,cc,27,9d,3f,1e,07,f2,fa,3c,72,8b,11
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{01979c6a-42fa-414c-b8aa-eee2c8202018}.check.101]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{11CD958A-C507-4EF3-B3F2-5FD9DFBD2C78}.check.101]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{852FB1F8-5CC6-4567-9C0E-7C330F8807C2}.check.100]
"CheckSetting"=hex:23,00,41,00,43,00,42,00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{852FB1F8-5CC6-4567-9C0E-7C330F8807C2}.check.101]
"CheckSetting"=hex:23,00,41,00,43,00,42,00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{945a8954-c147-4acd-923f-40c45405a658}.check.42]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
01,00,00,00,a1,83,01,f4,91,88,0b,41,99,d1,cd,6e,b8,2a,4c,5d,00,00,00,00,02,\
00,00,00,00,00,10,66,00,00,00,01,00,00,20,00,00,00,19,0e,64,43,a7,00,37,cc,\
24,94,48,4a,2f,79,3f,13,dc,b3,c1,11,80,fe,61,e4,1b,6b,dd,9b,41,f7,7e,03,00,\
00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,00,20,00,00,00,ea,0c,21,40,a1,54,3d,98,be,f1,\
ed,1f,99,a2,ba,63,23,41,ea,e8,a3,43,8d,ae,e8,8c,4f,d4,e8,3a,8a,26,30,00,00,\
00,b1,00,f7,23,f2,4d,60,8d,f0,b1,6e,f1,6e,b5,c9,78,4f,ed,14,7f,5c,de,4c,e4,\
04,1e,7e,75,b9,06,91,1d,90,50,7f,9a,ea,af,ed,80,76,e5,2b,72,18,b6,2d,1c,40,\
00,00,00,90,5e,71,72,21,df,fd,63,3a,5b,ad,c8,fb,3d,64,54,3c,a3,2b,e6,c0,df,\
24,c0,77,73,8b,11,9c,41,8e,0b,fe,a6,8c,53,d7,6b,88,e8,f2,b0,38,32,b2,7f,dd,\
4f,cc,97,2d,0d,7a,27,6a,c5,7b,6d,8c,26,e0,46,17,24
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{A5268B8E-7DB5-465b-BAB7-BDCDA39A394A}.check.100]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
01,00,00,00,a1,83,01,f4,91,88,0b,41,99,d1,cd,6e,b8,2a,4c,5d,00,00,00,00,02,\
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00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,00,20,00,00,00,50,ca,d8,2e,60,f7,f0,7d,ac,7c,\
ea,2c,ca,42,fb,5e,1d,d3,aa,8c,b2,04,3f,3c,b4,ab,71,e6,fc,ca,e9,c3,30,00,00,\
00,4a,a2,2c,d5,41,4b,db,ce,12,a4,d4,09,46,93,dc,56,cd,de,1e,a6,7c,96,ec,89,\
a5,58,6c,75,2c,1d,26,de,07,11,0e,78,92,38,53,2c,d7,29,1b,f4,7d,8c,a7,5f,40,\
00,00,00,0b,53,d6,4e,ed,cf,f0,45,61,82,6a,a8,43,61,68,45,b9,db,b7,66,e7,bc,\
be,cb,de,61,47,7c,87,78,6d,86,02,9f,55,c4,79,d1,23,af,5d,02,98,8a,2e,1e,90,\
97,1d,7b,5e,89,05,0c,8e,e8,1e,27,b9,bb,8a,7b,72,db
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{C8E6F269-B90A-4053-A3BE-499AFCEC98C4}.check.0]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
01,00,00,00,a1,83,01,f4,91,88,0b,41,99,d1,cd,6e,b8,2a,4c,5d,00,00,00,00,02,\
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0a,44,ef,45,da,f6,cc,32,29,96,0a,a8,78,16,aa,3f,b4,47,af,75,7c,3f,1c,3b,00,\
00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,00,20,00,00,00,9a,86,a6,87,00,84,58,01,25,5b,\
79,f0,c8,c8,f1,85,9e,8f,f9,87,7b,81,69,df,28,1d,3f,d5,b1,c3,81,df,30,00,00,\
00,5e,7d,46,e7,14,df,a6,d2,f2,6c,78,be,ab,97,b5,fd,89,56,2d,a5,4f,56,60,f5,\
f6,db,18,dd,23,62,38,cc,79,c3,28,70,42,52,19,34,e0,19,5b,3a,ff,c3,cb,d4,40,\
00,00,00,3a,2d,33,0c,59,9c,3d,e5,83,74,b4,dc,a8,49,38,44,aa,45,00,5b,7a,e0,\
20,88,d3,67,8b,e5,48,d7,e9,79,10,0b,03,1e,ab,54,1f,24,a1,2f,0a,d3,8d,d5,36,\
c0,45,7f,f9,55,43,71,53,d0,33,9e,cd,86,25,2c,6d,13
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{DAB69A6A-4D2A-4D44-94BF-E0091898C881}.check.100]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.100]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
01,00,00,00,a1,83,01,f4,91,88,0b,41,99,d1,cd,6e,b8,2a,4c,5d,00,00,00,00,02,\
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92,f9,25,8c,e1,90,1f,88,c9,37,c6,2e,b6,c3,3a,75,29,bf,b1,d3,b6,1e,ed,25,ec,\
6b,66,15,0f,0d,a8,b5,3e,fe,0b,f8,bd,2a,9b,7b,da,f6,d7,40,00,00,00,b0,72,34,\
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.101]
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b0,e9,79,0b,d2,8e,d8,6c,25,ca,e2,6c,e5,95,48,1e,11
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.102]
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e5,42,b3,f1,06,2a,0c,66,29,b9,7f,55,18,68,ac,44,c9,94,10,80,5a,e2,06,0e,4c,\
e6,72,0e,e2,41,8a,86,b8,64,bb,1e,84,20,35,11,d9,ac,22,d5,40,c3,38,74,cf,39,\
18,5d,d0,8f,dc,c0,1c,56,9e,f5,71,40,af,2c,9e,a5,0e,64,18,fb,6c,87,14,72,a3,\
26,de,70,da,7c,89,88,1e,5d,d7,eb,1f,a0,8e,e0,54,b4,6f,71,d3,ec,c7,03,dd,93,\
df,56,01,c0,a2,02,bd,94,13,77,d9,e9,43,5a,8c,a8,58,54,40,00,00,00,9a,80,b6,\
56,38,cb,d9,d0,3f,35,bd,3e,80,7f,1c,3e,a0,55,8c,b8,86,97,cd,37,e6,15,3a,be,\
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ab,55,4a,9f,02,95,62,0c,db,2c,d0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.103]
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08,ab,03,5f,35,e5,cf,1c,8d,ac,87,4f,fd,d4,f9,e3,1d,e8,eb,21,db,50,7f,b2,b8,\
09,d9,b9,30,88,e1,c2,c3,b9,c8,27,96,9b,b7,97,47,77,17,8a,78,f3,53,bb,01,97,\
88,2d,09,ed,45,ae,85,2c,73,cb,58,9f,33,9f,9a,94,e9,8c,cd,45,5d,b9,f1,46,9f,\
59,15,7a,93,06,e3,2f,80,66,01,4b,f7,a4,83,d2,e5,bc,14,7e,ac,6a,67,5e,2b,01,\
18,98,64,14,67,02,3f,a8,46,7b,1b,02,d1,8e,bd,20,ca,47,4b,10,44,e7,10,5b,93,\
03,a7,6a,c6,71,3a,b8,23,25,52,09,94,d4,10,0c,ac,5b,07,ba,35,62,cd,80,1d,75,\
dc,9b,ff,93,d6,a3,c4,80,20,f7,13,f5,a8,ed,2a,49,7d,97,40,00,00,00,da,46,de,\
34,ca,77,5d,0c,1c,22,44,d5,63,db,32,e7,21,e3,7c,33,90,fe,b2,5e,9a,5a,eb,97,\
01,ce,34,28,61,31,31,57,37,22,0a,d5,bd,0d,4d,5d,64,92,f1,f9,7e,5f,b3,ef,86,\
50,23,89,03,0f,c9,4e,62,62,f2,85
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.104]
"CheckSetting"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,\
01,00,00,00,a1,83,01,f4,91,88,0b,41,99,d1,cd,6e,b8,2a,4c,5d,00,00,00,00,02,\
00,00,00,00,00,10,66,00,00,00,01,00,00,20,00,00,00,9e,a4,f2,e2,eb,85,47,db,\
39,da,e1,fa,da,4d,30,6e,26,52,76,84,8d,ca,13,bb,d0,55,93,9a,ab,55,de,da,00,\
00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,00,20,00,00,00,bd,39,4f,bb,23,43,4b,9d,13,6d,\
b6,c3,28,a7,b1,0f,ae,c8,3d,7e,29,b9,1e,96,6d,99,15,87,33,d8,a2,7d,30,00,00,\
00,34,d6,09,4e,22,cd,04,4b,14,38,76,96,36,3b,37,42,41,ee,a1,82,bc,8a,fd,22,\
35,1d,b3,8f,04,0b,f4,46,30,0c,39,02,6e,7b,e8,ae,7e,f8,56,7f,dc,68,5d,5c,40,\
00,00,00,79,8b,22,ff,81,23,92,b2,9b,9a,9b,41,91,f3,0e,7f,65,d4,e0,5b,ee,6b,\
7d,b1,c8,59,f5,f2,0b,33,70,30,e3,3f,0b,99,4a,09,97,5e,90,8c,4c,ce,7b,62,07,\
ce,74,7c,b0,21,7d,9f,2b,a0,b1,63,f8,06,ae,45,c2,66
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Action Center\Checks\{E8433B72-5842-4d43-8645-BC2C35960837}.check.106]
;
------End cut & paste here------





Logon + Password Tweaks



* WMIC.EXE:
Disable PasswordExpiryWarning Registry value:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/ee829687.aspx
Disable Password expiration for all accounts using WMIC.EXE command:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/73210-password-expiration-enable-disable.html
Example (Run as Administrator):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\wbem\WMIC.exe UserAccount set PasswordExpires=False
MS TechNet: WMIC:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb742610.aspx
MSDN: WMIC:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/aa394531.aspx
Dedoimedo: WMIC - The Windows secret weapon:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-wmic.html
BetaNews: WMIC: the best command line tool you've never used:
http://www.betanews.com/2011/01/14/wmic-the-best-command-line-tool-you-ve-never-used/
ComputerHope: WMIC:
http://www.computerhope.com/wmic.htm
Rob van der Woude: WMIC:
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/wmic.php
quux: WMIC Snippets:
http://quux.wiki.zoho.com/WMIC-Snippets.html
SS64: WMIC.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/wmic.html
Wikipedia: WMI:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Management_Instrumentation

* NET.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/net.html
Syntax:
NET [ ACCOUNTS | COMPUTER | CONFIG | CONTINUE | FILE | GROUP | HELP |
HELPMSG | LOCALGROUP | NAME | PAUSE | PRINT | SEND | SESSION |
SHARE | START | STATISTICS | STOP | TIME | USE | USER | VIEW ]
Logon, Lockout + Password enforcement (Run as Administrator):
C:\>NET.EXE ACCOUNTS
Force user logoff how long after time expires?: Never
Minimum password age (days): 999
Maximum password age (days): Unlimited
Minimum password length: 0
Length of password history maintained: None
Lockout threshold: Never
Lockout duration (minutes): 0
Lockout observation window (minutes): 0
Computer role: WORKSTATION
Run as Administrator:
NET ACCOUNTS /?
http://www.ss64.com/nt/net-useradmin.html
http://support.microsoft.com/help/556003/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd277400.aspx
Syntax:
NET ACCOUNTS
[/FORCELOGOFF:{minutes|NO}]
[/MINPWLEN:length]
[/MAXPWAGE:{days|UNLIMITED}]
[/MINPWAGE:days]
[/UNIQUEPW:number]
[/DOMAIN]
[/lockoutwindow:(0-99999) MUST be = or > than "Lockout duration" number]
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/72271-account-lockout-reset-invalid-logon-counter.html
[/lockoutduration:(1-99999) MUST be = or < than "Lockout observation window" number]
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/72258-account-lockout-duration-locked-out-user-accounts.html
Disable Password age, expiration + length restrictions + Lockout timeouts (Run as Administrator):
NET.EXE ACCOUNTS /lockoutduration:0 /lockoutwindow:0 /MAXPWAGE:UNLIMITED /MINPWAGE:999 /FORCELOGOFF:NO

* WinLogon Registry Settings:
ReportBootOk:
http://franck.kiechel.free.fr/dbr_eng/WinLogon.htm
AutoAdminLogon:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/324737/
ShutdownFlags:
http://github.com/lithnet/idle-logoff/blob/master/src/Lithnet.IdleLogoff/ShutdownFlags.cs
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/windows/aedfc165-5b2c-4f6c-ada8-144b2c7094e6/
DisableCAD:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/960271/
WinLogon Registry file (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
; Some of these settings apply only to Windows 32-bit OSes:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Background"="0 0 0"
"DebugServerCommand"="no"
"Shell"="explorer.exe"
"DefaultDomainName"=""
"DefaultUserName"=""
"DisableCAD"=dword:0
"AutoRestartShell"=dword:1
"CachedLogonsCount"="50"
"FirstLogon"=dword:0
"ForceUnlockLogon"=dword:0
"LegalNoticeCaption"=-
"LegalNoticeText"=-
"LogonType"=-
"PasswordExpiryWarning"=dword:fffffff3
"PowerdownAfterShutdown"="1"
"ShutdownWithoutLogon"="1"
"WinStationsDisabled"="0"
"ScRemoveOption"="0"
"ShutdownFlags"=dword:a
; "ShutdownFlags"=dword:2b
"EnableConcurrentSessions"=-
"AllowMultipleTSSessions"=-
"ParseAutoexec"=-
"ShowLogonOptions"=dword:0
; "IgnoreShiftOveride"=dword:0
"IgnoreShiftOveride"=-
"HibernationPreviouslyEnabled"=dword:0
"AutoAdminLogon"="1"
"AutoLogonCount"=-
"ReportControllerMissing"="false"
"ReportBootOk"="1"
"Welcome"="Your Account or Domain Name"
; "PreCreateKnownFolders"="{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}"
"PreCreateKnownFolders"=""
; "VMApplet"="SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe /pagefile"
"VMApplet"=""
;
------End cut & paste here------





Clock Sync



* Fix "Time difference too great" Time Sync Error:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/auto-sync-pc-clock-on-windows-startup/
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\W32Time]
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Config]
"MaxPosPhaseCorrection"=dword:ffffffff
"EventLogFlags"=dword:0
"MaxNegPhaseCorrection"=dword:ffffffff
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters]
"ServiceDllUnloadOnStop"=dword:1
"NtpServer"="time-b.nist.gov"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient]
"RunOnVirtualOnly"=dword:0
"Enabled"=dword:1
"EventLogFlags"=dword:0
"SignatureAuthAllowed"=dword:1
"AllowNonstandardModeCombinations"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpServer]
"RunOnVirtualOnly"=dword:0
"Enabled"=dword:1
"EventLogFlags"=dword:0
"ChainDisable"=dword:0
"RequireSecureTimeSyncRequests"=dword:0
"AllowNonstandardModeCombinations"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\VMICTimeProvider]
"RunOnVirtualOnly"=dword:0
"Enabled"=dword:1
"EventLogFlags"=dword:0
"AllowNonstandardModeCombinations"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Run batch file (.BAT or .CMD) below to synchronize your computer clock with the time server [time-b.nist.gov] (example) specified under the "NtpServer" REG_SZ value (see above):
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: (1) Start Windows Time Server (W32Time) NTP:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG W32Time START= demand
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START W32Time
:: (2) Synchronize Clock with Time Server:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\W32TM.EXE /config /manualpeerlist:time-b.nist.gov /syncfromflags:manual /update
%windir%\SYSTEM32\W32TM.EXE /resync
:: (3) Stop Windows Time Server (W32Time) NTP:
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE STOP W32Time
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG W32Time START= demand
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Create a new Task (TaskSchd.msc) using batch file (.BAT or .CMD) above and schedule it periodically to sync your computer clock unattended in the background:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/make-windows-7-task-scheduler-run-a-batch-file/0573dc2e-4941-44a2-8304-264864e94f1a/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/make-windows-10-task-scheduler-run-a-batch-file/e00b2fb0-02ca-439f-b534-eb34541130a9/

* List of public Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers:
http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Servers/NTPPoolServers

* MS TechNet: Windows Time Service Tools and Settings:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc773263.aspx

* Update Internet Time from command line:
http://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.msdos.batch.nt/UpvUnYfxBkw/
http://www.netikka.net/tsneti/info/tscmd169.htm

* How to Synchronize Windows Clock with Internet Time Server:
http://www.guidingtech.com/3119/windows-clock-sync/

* Windows Time Sync free(ware) tools:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-time-synchronization-software-windows/

* Wikipedia: Time Server:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_server

* Wikipedia: Network Time Protocol (NTP):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol





CMD, Commands, Environment + Console



* Windows Environment Variables Tutorial:
http://www.xahlee.info/mswin/env_var.html

* What Are Environment Variables & How Can I Use Them?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-are-environment-variables-how-can-i-use-them-windows/

* MSDN: Environment Variables:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/desktop/ms682653.aspx

* Environment variable:
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/envivari.htm

* Wikipedia: Environment variable:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environment_variable

* Introduction to Windows Command Prompt:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-command-prompt-introduction/

* SS64: Windows NTx Environment Variables:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-variables.html

* How-to Geek: Use Global System Environment Variables in Windows:
http://www.howtogeek.com/51807/how-to-create-and-use-global-system-environment-variables/

* Complete List of Environment Variables in Windows 7:
http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/136057-windows-7-environment-variables-list.html

* Complete List of Environment Variables in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3234-environment-variables-windows-10-a.html

* MS TechNet: Command Line Reference:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc754340.aspx

* SS64: Index of Windows CMD Commands A-Z:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/

* SS64: Categorized List of Windows CMD Commands:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/commands.html

* SS64: CMD.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/cmd.html

* SS64: Windows Start | Run commands:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/run.html

* MS DOCs: CMD.EXE:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/cmd/

* SS64: SET:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/set.html

* SS64: SETX.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/setx.html

* Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages:
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/

* Complete list of Windows CMD Commands:
http://www.lifewire.com/4092302/

* Complete list of MS-DOS Commands:
http://www.lifewire.com/4070427/

* Wikipedia: List of DOS commands:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DOS_commands

* Execute (run) program/batch/script/process/service selectively depending on installed Windows Operating System (OS) edition: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) (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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE GOTO END
IF NOT "%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%"=="AMD64" GOTO X86
%windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "SunJavaUpdateSched" /f
GOTO END
:X86
%windir%\SYSTEM32\REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v "SunJavaUpdateSched" /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Add custom environment variables to the list of SET commands (examples):
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOTO END
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE DIRCMD "/A:-D/B/O:GNE/-P/S"
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE COPYCMD "/Y" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS "1" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES "1" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE FP_NO_HOST_CHECK "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE windows_tracing_flags "0" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE windows_tracing_logfile "%TEMP%\CSILOG.LOG" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE deployment.expiration.check.enabled "false" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS "1" /M
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE __COMPAT_LAYER "RunAsAdmin" /M
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Run CMD.EXE (as Administrator) -> type SET -> press Enter to view all installed SET environment variables (examples):
SET | MORE
or save list to plain text file:
SET>%TEMP%\ENVLIST.TXT
Example:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-see-names-and-values-of-environment-variables-in-windows-8-and-windows-7/

* Environment variables Registry keys:
All Users (system wide):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
Current User (logged on user):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment





Paging (Swap) File Tweaks



* Optimizing Memory Configuration:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc938581.aspx
Memory Management:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc951698.aspx
Enhance Windows Memory Management Through Registry:
http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/07/enhance-windows-memory-management-through-registry/
LargeSystemCache + PagedPoolSize + SystemPages:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb463205.aspx
PagedPoolQuota:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc759495.aspx
PagedPoolSize:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc738462.aspx
PoolUsageMaximum:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/312362/
http://helpforsure.wordpress.com/tag/poolusagemaximum/
http://arcserve.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202808835-Insufficient-System-Resources-1450-/
SessionPoolSize + SessionViewSize:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/840342/
ClearPageFileAtShutdown:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/314834/
ClearPageFileAtShutdown FixIt!:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/1/D/C1DC29D4-FD75-400A-A661-F72D8C6976E1/MicrosoftFixit50463.msi
SecondLevelDataCache:
http://archive.arstechnica.com/tweak/nt/L2-cache-1.html
PhysicalAddressExtension [Windows 32-bit only]:
http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/07/enhance-windows-memory-management-through-registry/

* PAGEFILE.VBS for Windows Vista/7:
http://www.cluberti.com/blog/2010/06/17/pagefile-vbs-for-vistawin7-systems-may-work-on-xp2003-not-tested/comment-page-1/
pagefileconfig.vbs:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc772827.aspx
http://ww.upgradenrepair.com/Software/Microsoft/Windows%20Server%202003/Library/P/pagefileconfigvbs.htm





Windows Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools



* Configure Windows Firewall + Network Access Protection:
http://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2224362&seqNum=2

* Use "netsh.exe advfirewall" to control Windows Firewall behavior:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/947709/
http://www.poftut.com/manage-windows-firewall-command-line-netsh-command/
http://www.ss64.com/nt/netsh.html
Examples:
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE advfirewall set currentprofile state on
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE advfirewall set domainprofile state on
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE advfirewall set privateprofile state on
%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE advfirewall set publicprofile state on
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NETSH.EXE advfirewall show allprofiles

* Understanding Firewall Rules:
http://docs.microsoft.com/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/

* MDGx: Free(ware) Firewalls + Network Toys:
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm

* simplewall 32-bit + 64-bit configures Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) network traffic:
http://www.henrypp.org/product/simplewall/
http://github.com/henrypp/simplewall/
File:
http://github.com/henrypp/simplewall/releases/download/v.2.1.4/simplewall-2.1.4-bin.zip
simplewall Portable:
Use Notepad/similar to create simplewall.ini in program folder.
Documentation:
http://github.com/henrypp/simplewall/wiki/
Rules Editor:
http://github.com/henrypp/simplewall/wiki/Rules-editor/

* Firewall App Blocker (FAB) 32-bit + 64-bit blocks outbound EXEcutables:
http://www.sordum.org/8125/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/firewall-app-blocker/fab.zip

* Windows Firewall Control (WFC) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.binisoft.org/wfc.php
File:
http://www.binisoft.org/download/wfc5setup.exe
WFC requires:
Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR

* Enable DNS Client (DNS Cache) service for WFC notifications:
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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: DNS Client caches Domain Name System names (DNS Cache service):
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SC.EXE CONFIG DNSCache START= auto
ECHO Y|%windir%\SYSTEM32\NET.EXE START DNSCache
:: DNS cache can be flushed ONLY if DNS Cache service is running!
START /WAIT %windir%\SYSTEM32\IPCONFIG.EXE /flushdns
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Block Windows Update (WU) service by creating firewall rule (example):
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/lync/62b9fd5c-10b2-4266-bc15-fcf3e79d20d4/
In order for Windows Update (WU) to check whether an update is available and then to download the update files,
you 1st need to create a rule for outbound that blocks WU service (wuauserv) pass through:
Start -> Run... -> wf.msc (Windows Firewall with Advanced Security) -> create new outbound rule to block
%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe
from passing through on behalf of Windows Update (WU) service:
wuauserv
Name: Block wuauserv OUTBOUND
Group:
Profile: All
Enabled: Yes
Action: Block
Program: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe
Local Address: Any
Remote Address: Any
Protocol: Any
Local Port: Any
Remote Port: Any
Allowed Computers: Any
Status: Ok
Service: wuauserv
Rule Source: Local Setting
Interface Type: All interface types
Excepted Computers: None
Description:
To close the outbound firewall:
Outbound connections -> blocked (unless explicitly blocked by specific rule).
By default everything is allowed, so the outbound firewall is wide open.

* Windows 7 default built-in firewall rules:
[AET] = Allow Edge Traversal
[BET] = Block Edge Traversal
Core Networking = INBOUND:
**************************
01. Destination Unreachable (ICMPv6) [AET]
02. Destination Unreachable Fragmentation Needed (ICMPv4) [BET]
03. DHCP [BET]
04. DHCP IPv6 (DHCPv6) [BET]
05. IGMP [BET]
06. TPHTTPS (TCP) = Allows IPHTTPS tunneling technology to provide connectivity across HTTP proxies + firewalls [BET]
07. IPv6 = Required to permit IPv6 traffic for ISATAP (intra site automatic tunnel addressing protocol) and 6-to-4 tunneling services [BET]
08. Multicast Listener Done (ICMPv6) [BET]
09. Multicast Listener Query (ICMPv6) [BET]
10. Multicast Listener Report (ICMPv6) [BET]
11. Multicast Listener Report v2 (ICMPv6) [BET]
12. Neighbor Discovery Advertisement (ICMPv6) [AET]
13. Neighbor Discovery Solicitation (ICMPv6) [AET]
14. Packet Too Big (ICMPv6) [AET]
15. Parameter Problem (ICMPv6) [AET]
16. Router Advertisement (ICMPv6) [BET]
17. Router Solicitation (ICMPv6) [BET]
18. Teredo (UDP) = Allows Teredo edge traversal. Provides address assignment + autotunneling for IPv6 traffic for IPv6/IPv4 host located behind an IPv4 NAT [BET]
19. Time Exceeded (ICMPv6) [AET]
Core Networking = OUTBOUND:
***************************
01. DNS (UDP)
02. DHCP
03. DHCP IPv6 (DHCPv6)
04. Group Policy (LSASS) [DOMAIN ONLY]
05. Group Policy (NP) [DOMAIN ONLY]
06. Group Policy (TCP) [DOMAIN ONLY]
07. IGMP
08. TPHTTPS (TCP)
09. IPv6
10. Multicast Listener Done (ICMPv6)
11. Multicast Listener Query (ICMPv6)
12. Multicast Listener Report (ICMPv6)
13. Multicast Listener Report v2 (ICMPv6)
14. Neighbor Discovery Advertisement (ICMPv6)
15. Neighbor Discovery Solicitation (ICMPv6)
16. Packet Too Big (ICMPv6)
17. Parameter Problem (ICMPv6)
18. Router Advertisement (ICMPv6)
19. Router Solicitation (ICMPv6)
20. Teredo (UDP)
21. Time Exceeded (ICMPv6)





Java No Java



* Oracle (Sun) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Standard Edition (SE) 32-bit + 64-bit -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#JAVA

* Block/disable Java out-of-date prompts + automatic updates:
http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/363880-your-java-version-is-out-of-date-how-to-blockdisable/
http://www.itninja.com/question/can-t-suppress-java-1-8-upd-74-update-prompts/
Java network:
http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/65130/
Java Auto Update:
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml
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\AppDataLow\Software\JavaSoft\DeploymentProperties]
"deployment.security.sandbox.awtwarningwindow"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision"="never"
"deployment.expiration.decision.locked"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision.suppression"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision.suppression.locked"="false"
"deployment.expiration.check.enabled"="false"
"deployment.expiration.check.enabled.locked"="false"
"deployment.security.mixcode"="HIDE_RUN"
"deployment.security.jsse.hostmismatch.warning"="false"
"deployment.security.jsse.hostmismatch.warning.locked"="false"
"deployment.roaming.profile"="false"
"deployment.system.tray.icon"="false"
"deployment.webjava.enabled"="false"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AppDataLow\Software\JavaSoft\DeploymentProperties]
"deployment.security.sandbox.awtwarningwindow"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision"="never"
"deployment.expiration.decision.locked"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision.suppression"="false"
"deployment.expiration.decision.suppression.locked"="false"
"deployment.expiration.check.enabled"="false"
"deployment.expiration.check.enabled.locked"="false"
"deployment.security.mixcode"="HIDE_RUN"
"deployment.security.jsse.hostmismatch.warning"="false"
"deployment.security.jsse.hostmismatch.warning.locked"="false"
"deployment.roaming.profile"="false"
"deployment.system.tray.icon"="false"
"deployment.webjava.enabled"="false"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Oracle\JavaDeploy]
"WebDeployJava"="disabled"
"deployment.modified.timestamp"="9999999999999"
"deployment.webjava.enabled"="false"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Oracle\JavaDeploy]
"WebDeployJava"="disabled"
"deployment.modified.timestamp"="9999999999999"
"deployment.webjava.enabled"="false"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]
"RegDeployStatus"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft]
"RegDeployStatus"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JreMetrics]
"DisableSponsors"="Y"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JreMetrics]
"DisableSponsors"="Y"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:0
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:0
"NotifyDownload"=dword:0
"NotifyInstall"=dword:0
"UpdateSchedule"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\jucheck]
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:0
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:0
"NotifyDownload"=dword:0
"NotifyInstall"=dword:0
"UpdateSchedule"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy]
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:0
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:0
"NotifyDownload"=dword:0
"NotifyInstall"=dword:0
"UpdateSchedule"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\jucheck]
"EnableAutoUpdateCheck"=dword:0
"EnableJavaUpdate"=dword:0
"NotifyDownload"=dword:0
"NotifyInstall"=dword:0
"UpdateSchedule"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Run]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------
NOTE:
"Wow6432Node" registry keys are valid only for Windows 64-bit (x64) OSes.

* Customize (see above) deployment.properties plain text/ASCII file located in:
C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment
Right-click deployment.properties (see above) -> Open with... -> Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
-> Run as Administrator -> add/change/delete desired lines/values/strings -> save file.

* Add Java environment variable(s) to the list of SET commands (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 containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) 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 all operations to complete.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
IF NOT EXIST %windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE GOTO END
%windir%\SYSTEM32\SETX.EXE deployment.expiration.check.enabled "false" /M
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------





Windows 7 @ Wikipedia + Free eBooks



* Wikipedia resources:
- Features new to Windows 7:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_7
- List of features removed from Windows 7:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_7
- Windows 7:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7
- Category -> Windows 7:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Windows_7
- Windows NT [NTx]:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT
- Comparison of Windows versions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Microsoft_Windows_versions
- List of Windows versions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_versions
- List of Windows NT [NTx] family codenames:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_codenames#Windows_NT_family

* Windows 7 eBooks [free]:
- MS Press: Windows 7 Step by Step (2010) [PDF]:
http://www.spumonte.com/files/PDFs/_PC%20Books_/Windows%207/MS%20Press%20-%20Windows%207%20Step%20by%20Step.pdf
- Windows Guides: Windows 7 The Pocket Guide (RC1) (2009) [PDF]:
http://www.spumonte.com/files/PDFs/_PC%20Books_/Windows%207/Windows%207%20-%20The%20Pocket%20Guide.pdf
- QUE: Learn Windows 7 (2011) [PDF]:
http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/media/learn_win_7_download.pdf
- WindowsVJ: Windows 7 Tips & Tricks (2009) [PDF]:
http://www.windowsvj.com/wpblog/downloads/Windows%207%20%20Tips%20&%20Trics%20%5BVasu%20Jain%5D.pdf
- Wiley: Windows 7 Secrets (2009) [PDF]:
http://muricmilorad.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/windows-7-secrets.pdf
- MakeUseOf: The Windows 7 Guide (2009) [PDF]:
http://manuals.makeuseof.com.s3.amazonaws.com/for-mobile/makeuseof_Windows_7_Guide_r2.pdf
- UDM: Windows 7 Quick Reference Guide (2008) [PDF]:
http://www.udmercy.edu/about/its/help/files/windows7.pdf
- TheLongClimb: Windows 7 Power Users Guide (2009) [PDF]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20111110041616/http://www.thelongclimb.com/books/win7powerfree.pdf
- MS Press: Windows 7 Resource Kit (2009) [PDF]:
http://jacermeno.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/microsoft-press-windows-7-resource-kit-oct-2009.pdf
- TheWindowsClub: Windows 7 A Beginner's Guide (2009) [ZIPped PDF]:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/W7ebookpdf.zip





Free(ware), Open Source + Portable Software + Games @ MDGx.com



* MDGx web pages:
- Free(ware) Windows 9x/NTx Power Toys -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
- Power Toys on the Internet [mostly free(ware)] -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#PTL
- Free(ware) Windows NTx Tools -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
- Free(ware) Internet Power Toys -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm
- Free(ware) Firewalls + Network Toys -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm
- Speed-Up + Benchmark Tools -> see SOFTWARE.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/speed.htm
- Disk Partitioning, Formatting, Backup + Recovery Tools -> see SECRETS.TXT (included) or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#FDPT
- Free(ware) WWW/FTP, HTML + Image Publishing Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/html.htm
- FREEbies: Free(ware) Software Sites:
http://www.mdgx.com/free.htm
- Free(ware) PC Games:
http://www.mdgx.com/g.htm#GL



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