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These topics refer strictly to all English retail/final/gamma/Gold/RTM/OEM
releases, versions, editions + builds [including previews, Service Packs
(SPs), updates + patches] 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) of these Microsoft
Windows operating systems (OSes)
- 10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_version_history
- 11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_11_version_history
- Server 2016
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2016
- Server 2019
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2019
- Server 2022
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2022
unless specified otherwise:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
Also available as plain text/ASCII file (this file):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT

FYI:
Windows NTx = Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022/newer
Windows 9x = Windows 95/95 OSR1/95 OSR2.x/98/98 SP1/98 SE(U)/ME

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@@ ALWAYS BACKUP ALL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM DRIVES TO A SAFE LOCATION @@
@@ BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE ANY SYSTEM CHANGES ! @@
@@ http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#BKP @@
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WARNING: * Take EXTREME CAUTION when modifying/adjusting/customizing your
Registry/System/Startup files/configuration/settings!
Faulty changes may result in crashes/lockups/permanent data loss, or
might lead to having you REINSTALL your Operating System(s)!
YOU are the ONLY one responsible for ANY changes YOU make!
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR MOST RECENT SYSTEM BACKUP READY!
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#BKP
* BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> "BACKUP/EXPORT +
RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
* Some of these tricks + apps/programs/tools/scripts require
adequate/advanced knowledge about critical computing, operating
systems (OSes), registry, services, shared environments, networks,
cybersecurity, and other related subjects/disciplines:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Microsoft_operating_systems
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Windows_services
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_computing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_resource
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_security
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_security

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

Please send me feedback online:
http://www.mdgx.com/form.htm

MUST HAVE from SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
- FREE Windows NTx Extras:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
- 1000+ Windows NTx Power Toys + Tweaking Tools [99.99% Free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm


WIN10.TXT Contents: [New ©tweaks added at the TOP]

Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)
On The Edge of A Hostile Takeover = Uninstall + Replace Edge While You Still Can
Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides
Turn OFF/Remove Windows 10 Adware, Spyware, Security Flaws + Repair/Restore Privacy
Tweak Windows 10/11 Services
Windows Settings (WS) + Control Panel (CP) Shortcuts
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/
Essential Add-ons, Components, Fixes, Updates, Tools + Games [free(ware)]
Tweak, Customize + Repair Tools on the Internet [free(ware)]
BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Whazz App? -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Updates/(Hot)Fixes/Patches + Windows Update (WU) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks, Fixes + Tools -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Everything About The Infamous (Not So) Trusted Installer -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware) Start Menu Shell Replacements -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMg) Control Panel -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Public Root DNS Servers -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF/ON User Account Control (UAC) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF Action/Security Center + Notifications/Messages -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Tweak Windows 7/7 SP1 Services -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Desktop Background/Wallpaper Tweaks + Free(ware) Tools -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF NVidia Telemetry -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware) 7/8/8.1/10/11 Aero Tools + Tweaks -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
XP -> 7/8/8.1 Easy Transfer Files + Settings -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows Side-by-Side (WinSxS) Folder -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Save Files List -> Text -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Maximize Your Internet/Network Traffic Speed = MTU -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 Wikipedia Resources + Free eBooks -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware), Open Source + Portable Software + Games @ MDGx.com -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Advanced Appearance (Metrics) Settings [AA(M)S] for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
See also matching/related Windows NTx tweaks in DESKTOP.TXT, MYTIPS95.TXT,
REGISTRY.TXT, TIPS2000.TXT, TIPS95.TXT, TIPSXP.TXT (all included):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip.htm
exFAT -> SECRETS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#XFAT
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Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)



* Turn OFF/delay/defer/pause/postpone/block/disable/stop/uninstall/delete/rollback Windows Updates (WU) in Windows 10/11:
http://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/27/how-to-delay-feature-updates-in-windows-10/
http://admx.help/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.WindowsUpdate::DeferFeatureUpdates
http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-change-maximum-days-limit-to-pause-windows-updates-installation/
http://hashhackers.com/posts/easily-stop-windows-10-updates-for-your-desired-time-period/
http://tipsmake.com/turn-off-the-win-10-update-stop-windows-10-from-updating-automatically
http://www.repairwin.com/seven-methods-to-stop-windows-10-updates-that-actually-work/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-pause-windows-update-download-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96097-view-configured-update-policies-windows-10-a-3.html
http://supportcommunity.zebra.com/s/article/Re-enable-windows-feature-updates/
http://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/disable-windows-creators-update-notice-in-windows-update/
http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/how-to-disable-updates-forever-windows-10-pro.77148/page-3
http://pastebin.com/mdB7xQrs
http://syamdownloads.com/OnlineHelp/Management%20Utilities/Windows10UpdatesControllingUpdat.html
http://www.winaero.com/defer-feature-updates-and-quality-updates-in-windows-10-version-2004/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_block_the_windows_10_version_1809_october_update.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_uninstall_windows_10_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/what_is_the_update_orchestrator_service.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_delete_pending_windows_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/configure_when_and_how_windows_updates_are_delivered.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_change_rollback_days_for_windows_10_feature_upgrades.html
http://superuser.com/questions/1247989/
http://linustechtips.com/main/blogs/entry/1474-eleven-different-ways-to-disable-windows-update-in-windows-10-updated-march-2019/
http://superuser.com/questions/1213206/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/free-update-blocker-tools-to-stop-automatic-windows-10-updates/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_delete_pending_windows_updates.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_stop_windows_updates_from_downloading_drivers_on_windows_10.html
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-delivery-optimization-via-group-policy-or-registry-editor/
http://tipsmake.com/steps-to-fix-windows-computer-that-randomly-wakes-up-to-check-for-updates
http://tipsmake.com/how-to-enable-disable-the-pause-updates-feature-for-windows-update-in-windows-10
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/update/waas-wu-settings/

* BUGs, Crashes, LockUps +/- Loss of Data !!!
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Too many Windows 10 Updates/Upgrades/Fixes/Hotfixes are buggy/flawed/unsafe, may generate errors, lock up/crash your
computer(s)/laptop(s)/device(s), restart/reboot unexpectedly in the middle of performing critical/essential/vital/important
work, or/and even cause loss of data/files [!], and these are just a few examples:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-incomplete-printnightmare-patch-fails-to-fix-vulnerability/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-printnightmare-patch-is-now-causing-problems-for-some-printers/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/get-updating-microsoft-delivers-printnightmare-patch-for-more-windows-versions/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-mitigate-printing-problems-update-kb5004945-windows-10/
http://kotaku.com/1846864671/
http://www.techradar.com/news/new-windows-10-update-is-causing-a-whole-world-of-pain/
http://betanews.com/2021/02/07/windows-10-updates-kb4598299-kb4598301-visual-studio-problems/
http://www.komando.com/security-privacy/latest-windows-10-update-causing-serious-issues-including-blue-screen-of-death/760098/
http://callnerds.com/windows-10-update-disaster-and-what-you-should-do-about-it/
http://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-re-releasing-windows-10-october-update-for-all/
http://www.maketecheasier.com/latest-windows-10-update-problems/
http://www.howtogeek.com/658194/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/19/microsoft-windows-10-warning-crashes-bsod-chrome-browser-slowdown-gaming-problems-upgrade-windows-10-free/
http://www.pcmag.com/news/windows-10-update-degrades-performance-in-some-games/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/05/27/microsoft-issues-windows-10-update-warning-kb4556799-free-windows-10-upgrade/
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-windows-10-forced-updates-auto-restarts-are-the-worst/

* Bonus:
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Turn OFF/Block/Disable/Stop Windows 11 update:
http://www.easeus.com/knowledge-center/stop-windows-11-update.html
http://www.ghacks.net/2021/07/06/how-to-block-the-windows-11-update/

* FIXes:
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The easy fix step-by-step:
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (Wub.exe 32-bit + Wub_x64.exe 64-bit) for Windows 10/11 blocks/unblocks Windows Update (WU)
service + interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables:
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
Screen shot:
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/windos_update_blocker_blocked.png
1. Use an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
to open "Wub.zip" archive and extract "Wub.exe" + "Wub.ini" into the same dedicated/empty directory/folder: I have used
C:\TOOLS_10 in this example.
2. Open Explorer/similar/replacement -> right-click "Wub.exe" -> Run as Administrator -> (1) check "Disable Updates" box ->
(2) check "Protect Services Settings" box -> (3) click "Apply Now" -> close/exit WUB.
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/windos_update_blocker_blocked.png
3. Add this entry to your HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) machine/system wide/all users registry "Run" subkey (example):
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"WUB"="\"C:\\TOOLS_10\\WUB.EXE\" /D /P"
;
------End cut & paste here------
In this example WUB.EXE is located in the C:\TOOLS_10 folder.
4. OR:
Create a new task to run Windows Update Blocker (WUB) periodically scheduled (say once a day) in the background using
Task Scheduler [TaskSchd.msc] located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [where %WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-automated-task-using-task-scheduler-windows-10/
Start -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type
TaskSchd.msc
-> press Enter -> right-click "Task Scheduler Library" folder -> New Folder -> type folder name (Tasks_10 in this example)
-> Action top menu option -> Create Basic Task -> Create Basic Task Wizard -> type new task name in Name field
(WUB_Run_Daily in this example) -> Next button -> check Daily box -> Next button -> check Start a program box ->
Program/script field -> Browse button -> go to (I have used C:\TOOLS_10 folder in this example)
C:\TOOLS_10\WUB.EXE
-> Add arguments (optional) box -> type
/D /P
-> Finish button.
Other tools similar to Windows Update Blocker (WUB) [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html
InControl for Windows 10/11 manages/disables Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) out-of-control updating + upgrading operations:
http://www.grc.com/incontrol.htm
File:
http://www.grc.com/files/incontrol.exe
More details:
http://www.grc.com/incontrol/details.htm
Wu10Man for Windows 10 stops Windows Updates (WU) by tweaking Registry (Group Policy), disabling services + blocking URLs:
http://weredev.com/developer/wu10man/
http://github.com/WereDev/Wu10Man/
Download:
http://github.com/WereDev/Wu10Man/releases/latest/
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.7.2/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
5. Restart/reboot.

* TWEAKs:
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Control exactly if, how, when + where Windows Updates (WU) will be (or not) downloaded to + installed on your
computer(s)/laptop(s)/device(s).
Windows Update MiniTool (WUMT) 32-bit + 64-bit tweaks, downloads, (un)installs, deletes +/- blocks Windows Updates (WU):
http://win10.guru/toolkit-item-windows-update-minitool-wumt/
Download:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html
More Windows Update (WU) Tools:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html
That's it, you're done, you can stop reading now. ;-/
******************************************************************************
Naaah... I'm just messin' with you. :-) And now...
The Long and Winding Road,
http://andrewgodsell.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/the-beatles-in-wonderland/
for those dedicated minds who'd like to know how to overcome Microsoft obstacles + reclaim control over their rightfully
owned computers... ;-/

* OPTIONAL Steps + Explanation:
*******************************
All steps below are optional if you wish to do this step-by-step by hand/manually, or/and if you'd like to learn about the
complicated process and the tremendous length Microsoft went to in order to forbid Windows 10 users from disabling/stopping
Windows Updates. Wow!
WUB Brief Explanation:
**********************
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, access, permissions, modyfing, renaming +/-
overwriting them) these Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services:
- Backup Scan = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- Schedule Scan = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- Schedule Scan Static Task = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- UpdateModelTask = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- USO_UxBroker = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\MusNotification.exe
found in this scheduled Tasks folder:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator
and also turns off, disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, modyfing, renaming +/- overwriting them) these
Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services -> see respective Registry + BATch files below:
- DoSvc [Delivery Optimization service]
- UsoSvc [Update Orchestrator service]
- WaaSMedicSvc [Windows Update Medic service]
http://appuals.com/what-is-waasmedic-and-how-to-disable-it-and-fix-it/
- wuauserv [Windows Update (Automatic Updates) service]
WUB also stops temporarily this related service:
- BITS [Background Intelligent Transfer service]
WUB adds these REG_DWORD (DWORD) 32-bit values to the registry for all 4 Windows Updates (WU)
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services listed above + an entire list of Windows Update (WU)/Upgrade executables,
effectively disabling them, thus preventing them from running unoticed in the background, behind your back:
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options]
"WubBlockLists"=hex(7):57,61,61,53,4d,65,64,69,63,2e,65,78,65,00,57,61,61,73,\
4d,65,64,69,63,41,67,65,6e,74,2e,65,78,65,00,57,69,6e,64,6f,77,73,31,30,55,\
70,67,72,61,64,65,2e,65,78,65,00,57,69,6e,64,6f,77,73,31,30,55,70,67,72,61,\
64,65,72,41,70,70,2e,65,78,65,00,55,70,64,61,74,65,41,73,73,69,73,74,61,6e,\
74,2e,65,78,65,00,55,73,6f,43,6c,69,65,6e,74,2e,65,78,65,00,72,65,6d,73,68,\
2e,65,78,65,00,45,4f,53,6e,6f,74,69,66,79,2e,65,78,65,00,53,69,68,43,6c,69,\
65,6e,74,2e,65,78,65,00,75,70,66,63,2e,65,78,65,00,49,6e,73,74,61,6c,6c,41,\
67,65,6e,74,2e,65,78,65,00,4d,75,73,4e,6f,74,69,66,69,63,61,74,69,6f,6e,2e,\
65,78,65,00,4d,75,73,4e,6f,74,69,66,69,63,61,74,69,6f,6e,55,78,2e,65,78,65,\
00,00,00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\InstallAgent.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MusNotification.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MusNotificationUx.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\remsh.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\SihClient.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\UpdateAssistant.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\upfc.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\UsoClient.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\WaaSMedic.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\WaasMedicAgent.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Windows10Upgrade.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe]
"Debugger"="/"
;
------End cut & paste here------
Original (unmodified) Windows 10 Windows Updates (WU) built-in scheduled tasks are found in these TrustedInstaller
(%WinDir%\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe = %WinDir% is usually C:\WINDOWS) Microsoft built-in user account [special "VIP" type
user created by Microsoft as "master overseer"] protected folders, which are disabled/forbidden/locked/unavailable to any
(other) user, even to the computer owner/main/only user, even with Admin(istrator)/Sysadmin/SYSTEM level of
access/privileges/rights:
- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator :
Backup Scan
Maintenance Install
Reboot_AC Reboot_Battery
Schedule Scan
Schedule Scan Static Task
UpdateModelTask
USO_UxBroker
- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WaaSMedic :
PerformRemediation
- C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate :
Scheduled Start
sihpostreboot
To be allowed to access all these scheduled tasks one must take ownership + grant themselves Adminnistrator level privileges to
the respective folders + files from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
iCACLs [ICACLS.EXE] + TakeOwn [TAKEOWN.EXE] DOS console command line tools are both located in the %WinDir% folder
[%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/
You can also do this using a graphical user interface (GUI) tool:
NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT) 32-bit + 64-bit display/modify/add/delete NTFS ACLs file system security options/owner:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Server-Tools/NTFS-Permissions-Tools.shtml#download
Then rename all the Tasks subfolders listed above to anything else (example) from a DOS console (command prompt) ->
right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WaaSMedic WaaSMedic_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate WindowsUpdate_OLD
OR run Task Scheduler MMC snap-in:
MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc
and disable all the tasks listed above -> right-click on each one of them 1 at a time -> click Disable each time.
FYI:
TrustedInstaller (%WinDir%\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe = %WinDir% is usually C:\WINDOWS) is Windows NTx [Vista/newer]
Microsoft built-in user account [special "VIP" type user created by Microsoft as "master overseer"] with privileged,
above-admin, system wide rights which performs automatic/unattended/hidden/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent
operations, for example: downloads, updates, installs/uninstalls, closes/executes/(re)starts/(re)schedules dynamic link
libraries (DLLs)/executables/services/tasks/scripts, modifies the Registry, creates/copies/renames/modifies/moves/deletes
files/folders, modifies/takes over files/folders ownership/permissions/attributes, reboots/restarts/shuts down Windows.
See also "Everything About The Infamous (Not So) Trusted Installer" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
How to stop Windows Updates (WU) [wuauserv] service + TrustedInstaller [TrustedInstaller.exe] process:
1. Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
services.msc
-> press Enter -> double-click Windows Updates (WU) service -> Stop button -> wait for service to stop -> OK button ->
immediately double-click Windows Updates (WU) again -> General tab -> Startup type: -> select Manual -> Recovery tab ->
"First Failure:", "Second Failure:" + "Subsequent Failures:" -> select Take No Action for all 3 types of Failure -> OK button.
2. Hold Ctrl + Shift + press Esc -> Task Manager (TaskMgr.exe) -> Processes tab -> right-click TrustedInstaller.exe -> End task
-> End process button -> close Task Manager.
All attempts to stop and/or disable these services/executables/processes/scheduled tasks manually by using:
Services MMC snap-in (%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Services.msc)
Task Scheduler MMC snap-in (%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\TaskSchd.msc)
RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE)
built-in DOS command console tools (examples): REG.EXE, NET.EXE, SC.EXE, TASKKILL.EXE, etc,
are usually unsuccessful on their own and/or by themselves, or when performed as any user other than TrustedInstaller, because
Windows restarts/reschedules/restores them afterwards almost immediately, or after a certain amount of time preset in the
built-in scheduled tasks/services/API/registry settings/run commands, and/or after the next restart/reboot.
That's why multiple consecutive steps need to be performed in a certain order for this to succeed.
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Step 1:
*******
Delay/defer/pause/postpone Windows Update service (WuauServ) by running BATch file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdateSysprepInProgress" /f
WMIC.EXE service wuauserv call StopService
RUNDLL32.EXE wuaueng.dll,GeneralizeForImaging
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
WMIC [WMIC.EXE] is located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\wbem folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS], which is listed on your
system PATH.
View all directories/folders listed in your system PATH from a DOS console command prompt (%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\CMD.EXE):
right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PATH
WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command):
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/wmisdk/wmic/
MS TechNet: WMIC:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/bb742610.aspx
Dedoimedo: WMIC - The Windows secret weapon:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-wmic.html
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
Step 2:
*******
Delay/defer/pause/postpone Windows Update (WU) by running registry file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility]
"HideInsiderPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"UxOption"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"TargetReleaseVersion"=dword:1
"TargetReleaseVersionInfo"="21H1"
"UxOption"=dword:0
; These Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server IPs are bogus, of course [;-/]:
"WUServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"WUStatusServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"UpdateServiceUrlAlternate"="wsus.localdomain.localserver"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UpdatePolicy\Settings]
"PausedFeatureStatus"=dword:1
"PausedQualityStatus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"Windows.SystemToast.Suggested"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Step 3:
*******
Microsoft SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) command line tool which displays/modifies/migrates NTFS Access Control List (ACL)
file system security options:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=23510
File [MSI Installer]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/d/17d82b72-bc6a-4dc8-bfaa-98b37b22b367/subinacl.msi
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#SIA
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SUBINACL.HTM
Extract SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) to a folder/directory of your choice, preferably one listed in your system PATH (example):
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32
View your system path from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run this command -> press Enter:
SET PATH
Turn OFF all 4 Windows Update (WU) interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services (+ stop BITS service temporarily) by
running BATch file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Make sure SUBINACL.EXE resides in a folder listed in your system PATH -> see above.
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
SUBINACL.EXE /keyreg "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services" /setowner=%UserName% /grant=%UserName%=f
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS" BITS.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BITS" BITS001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\BITS" BITS002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" Dosvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" UsoSvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" WaaSMedicSvc002.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv001.reg /y
REG.EXE EXPORT "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" wuauserv002.reg /y
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BITS\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\BITS\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security" /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BITS" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\BITS" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BITS" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\BITS" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\BITS" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\BITS" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP BITS
SC.EXE CONFIG BITS START= demand
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP DoSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG DoSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP UsoSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG UsoSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP WaaSMedicSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG WaaSMedicSvc START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP wuauserv
SC.EXE CONFIG wuauserv START= disabled
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 4:
*******
Turn OFF all 4 (+ 1) Windows Update (WU) interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services by running REG file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Background Intelligent Transfer service (BITS):
; http://lifehacker.com/1786614642/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
; Delivery Optimization service (DoSvc):
; http://www.techwibe.com/dosvc-bandwidth-eating-windows-10-permanent-solution-fix/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
; Update Orchestrator service (UsoSvc):
; http://www.techwibe.com/what-does-usosvc-do-and-how-to-disable-usovsc/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
; Windows Update Medic service (WaaSMedicSvc):
; http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-blocker/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
; Windows Update (Automatic Updates) service (wuauserv):
; http://lifehacker.com/1786614642/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\DoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\UsoSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wuauserv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Step 5:
*******
Rename the %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] folder to something else (example) by running
BATch file below:
http://tipsmake.com/how-to-change-the-download-folder-windows-update-in-windows-10
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" SoftwareDistribution_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
OR delete the %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution folder altogether (but back it up first if it contains anything!) by running BATch
file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
DEL /F /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*"
RD /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution"
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/
Step 6:
*******
Rename all Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/interrelated scheduled tasks folders to any other names
(example) by running BATch file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator" UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WaaSMedic" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WaaSMedic" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WaaSMedic" WaaSMedic_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate" WindowsUpdate_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/
Step 7 [last 1]:
****************
Last but not least, restart/reboot Windows for all changes to take effect.

* SAFE INSTALL:
***************
Install by hand/manually downloaded/local/offline individual/separate CAB (.cab)/EXE (.exe)/MSU (.msu) Updates from
Windows Updates Catalog (WUC) in Windows 7/8/1.8/10/11:
http://woshub.com/manually-install-cab-msu-updates-windows/
This can be done even if Windows Update (WU) feature/service is blocked/disabled/turned OFF on your computer(s)/device(s),
and multiple such updates can be included in BATch (.bat)/CoMmanD (.cmd) files for automated/unattended install/upgrade
purposes.
In case you add more than 1 such commands to the same batch file [.bat or .cmd], you should precede each command line with
"START /wait " (generic example):
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\Update_1.msu" /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\Update_2.msu" /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\Update_3.msu" /quiet /norestart
Alternatively you can extract the main CAB (.cab) file (with identical/similar name as the MSU file) from the parent MSU (.msu)
installer using an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
and install it from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this
command line (generic example: replace Update text string below with the actual CAB file name):
DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:Update.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
In case you run more than 1 such commands, or if you add more than 1 such commands to the same batch file [.bat or .cmd], you
should precede each command line with "START /wait " (generic example):
START /wait DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:Update_1.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
START /wait DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:Update_2.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
START /wait DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:Update_3.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
NOTE:
See also "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" further above:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT
1. Search Windows Updates (WU) Catalog for the particular update(s) you wish to install (example):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=cumulative%20x64%20windows%2010
Make sure the update(s) you select match the Windows NTx [7/newer] operating system(s) [OS(es)]
build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
2. Download this file (example):
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2020/10/windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
to your %UserProfile%\Downloads folder [default]:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
MSKB 4579311 Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4579311/
MSKB 4579311 Downloads (from MS Catalog Update):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=KB4579311
MSKB 4579311 Bugs:
http://betanews.com/2020/10/17/windows-10-kb4579311-cumulative-update-problems/
3. Install the update you selected above from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter (example):
WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu /quiet /norestart
4. Restart/reboot Windows for all changes to take effect.
Update Manager for Windows 10 (WuMgr) manages, downloads + installs Microsoft products updates, highly customizable:
http://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr/
Download:
http://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr/releases/latest/
WuMgr Guide:
http://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/guide-to-using-wumgr-for-windows-10-updates/
______________________________________________________________________________



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



* Uninstall, Remove + Replace Edge (any version/edition prior to September 2020 Windows 10 Update) from Windows 7/newer:
both OLD Legacy Edge [obsolete, proprietary, based on out-of-date Internet Explorer (IE) core] installed by OLDer Windows
10 builds + NEW Chromium Edge [current, proprietary, disabled/limited/locked/unavailable basic/important/optional
settings/features/options, loaded with forced/impossible/hard-to-disable Microsoft centered apps, features, services,
subscriptions + adware/tracking/spyware, based on Google Chromium (Canary developer channel)]:
http://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge/
http://mspoweruser.com/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge-in-windows-10/
http://blog.pcrisk.com/windows/12542/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-uninstall-remove-edge-browser-from-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
http://www.winability.com/how-to-stop-microsoft-edge-from-hijacking-pdf-files/
http://superuser.com/questions/949814/
http://betanews.com/2020/07/07/uninstall-microsoft-edge/
http://thinkmobiles.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge/
Google Chromium web browser (free, open source):
http://www.chromium.org/Home/
FULL DISCLOSURE:
****************
As paying customers you have the right to know what Microsoft is doing behind your backs without your knowledge, and be aware
of their anti-competitive, deceitful, crippling, limiting, monopolizing, restrictive, unfair, and in certain countries illegal
marketing tactics and strategies it employs for the past 45+ years [don't take my word for it]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Microsoft
with the purpose of suppressing paying consumers' options, and to persuade you to buy exclusively into and/or subscribe to
their brand(s) products and services, even if not as satisfactory as advertised, or worse than similar competitors'
products/services, or not worth your money:
http://gizmodo.com/1848150282/
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-11-edge-default-browser/
http://www.ctrl.blog/entry/microsoft-edge-protocol-competition.html
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-edge-is-stealing-chrome-users-data-i-asked-microsoft-if-its-true/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10s-edge-must-stop-stealing-the-browser-default-says-vivaldi-ceo/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-accused-of-sneakily-importing-firefox-data-on-windows-10-530338.shtml
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-started-pestering-me-about-edge-there-was-one-problem/
http://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-learnmore-neededge/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft_Corp.
WARNING:
********
Users who have allowed/tolerated/lived through the installation of the September 2020 Windows 10 Update
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4571756/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4577266/
were being told by Microsoft that they canNOT uninstall Edge anymore, due to the new browser core integration, which recently
replaced the ancient [> 25 years old!], obsolete, flawed, inadequate, insecure Internet Explorer (IE):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4576988/
http://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/new-microsoft-edge-to-replace-microsoft-edge-legacy-with-april-s/ba-p/2114224/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-heres-why-you-cant-uninstall-our-edge-browser/
http://www.theverge.com/21310611/microsoft-edge-browser-forced-update-chromium-editorial/
BUG + FIX: Windows 10 September 2020 Update breaks another major feature:
http://www.windowslatest.com/2020/09/07/windows-10-sleep-mode-problem/
REMEMBER:
*********
- You do NOT have to allow automatic/forced/hidden/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent installation of Windows 10
cosmetic, non-essential, security unrelated updates/patches/fixes/builds, because you can stop, uninstall (and reenable/reinstall
whenever you wish) Windows Updates (WU) permanently/temporarily (+ turn it back on) using Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (freeware):
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (Wub.exe 32-bit + Wub_x64.exe 64-bit) for Windows 10/11 blocks/unblocks Windows Update (WU)
service + interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables:
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
- You can always uninstall Windows 10/11 updates:
http://www.anoopcnair.com/remove-windows-11-update-patch-latest-cu-best/
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/computer-acting-up-how-to-uninstall-a-windows-10-update/
Uninstall + remove (or disable) Edge web browser using DOS (CMD) console commands + "Uninstall Edge.cmd" batch file script:
http://www.winaero.com/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
Download "Uninstall Edge.cmd" [ZIP file]:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1835
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command (depending on your Windows 10
build/edition/release/update/version) -> press Enter:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\83.0.478.58\Installer\setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
OR right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run one of these commands (depending on your Windows 10
build/edition/release/update/version) -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *edge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Canary* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient* | Remove-AppXPackage
More info:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html#option3
Rename Edge executable [MicrosoftEdge.exe] to something else (example): right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run these 3 commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe" MicrosoftEdge.OLD
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/
Choices... choices... free(ware) tools to disable Edge:
Edge Blocker (EdgeBlock.exe 32-bit + EdgeBlock_x64.exe 64-bit) for Windows 10/11:
http://www.sordum.org/9312/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/edge-blocker/EdgeBlock.zip
MSEdgeRedirect for Windows 8.1/10/11 intercepts + redirects HTTP(S), Maps, News, Feeds/RSS, Widgets, Weather, etc URIs (URLs)
forced by Microsoft to open in Microsoft Edge to open in user custom selected default web browser (if any other than Edge):
http://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect/
Download:
http://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect/releases/latest/
EdgeDeflector for Windows 10/11 intercepts + redirects HTTP(S), Maps, News, Feeds/RSS, Widgets, Weather, etc URIs (URLs) forced
by Microsoft to open in Microsoft Edge to open in user custom selected default web browser (if any other than Edge):
http://github.com/da2x/EdgeDeflector/
Download:
http://github.com/da2x/EdgeDeflector/releases/latest/
EdgeDeflector Purpose:
http://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edgedeflector-default-browser.html
Microsoft Edge Chromium Blocker Toolkit:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-microsoft-edge-chromium-installing-automatically-windows-10/
File:
http://web.archive.org/web/20210812025623if_/http://msedgeblockertoolkit.blob.core.windows.net/blockertoolkit/MicrosoftEdgeChromiumBlockerToolkit.exe
Enable/Unlock Chromium Edge disabled/locked features + options using Policy Plus for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 (free, open source):
http://github.com/Fleex255/PolicyPlus/releases/latest/
http://www.itechtics.com/best-group-policy-editor-gpedit-msc-alternative-for-windows/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/policy_plus.html
Disable Edge Updates:
http://admx.help/?Category=EdgeChromium&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Update::Pol_DefaultUpdatePolicy
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate]
"UpdateDefault"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
RECOMMENDED:
************
Recommended independent/3rd party free, open source, safe, secure, uncrippled, unlocked, unrestricted, modern web browsers
(examples):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
MDGx "FREE WINDOWS 9x/NTx WEB BROWSERS" chapter -> "Chromium + Chrome web browsers [free(ware)]" section ->
"Chromium + Chrome" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
RECOMMENDED:
Chromium Precompiled EXEcutable [Installer EXE + Portable 7z/ZIP/rar] 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows XP/newer 32-bit (x86) +
64-bit (x64):
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
Certain Chromium builds [clearly labeled] are degoogled/ungoogled/stripped of Google adware/spyware/tracking code:
http://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/blob/master/README.md
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
X-Chromium Portable:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
Either install Chromium precompiled stable releases 32-bit or 64-bit:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
or extract all files from portable archive [zip or 7z] + copy to the destination of your choice Chromium portable stable
releases 32-bit or 64-bit to match the Windows NTx [7/newer] operating system(s) [OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version
+ bit strength [32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
All Chromium users must have these 3 environment variables:
GOOGLE_API_KEY=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET=NO
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
MDGx "@ Chromium/Chrome Privacy, Security + Safety Settings, Extensions, Guides + Solutions:" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#PRV
MDGx collection of essential Chromium/Chrome extensions + tweaks -> "CHROMIUM" section in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
Edge support:
http://microsoftedgesupport.microsoft.com/
Edge vs Chromium/Chrome:
http://www.lifewire.com/microsoft-edge-4689177/
http://beebom.com/microsoft-edge-vs-google-chrome/
http://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-vs-microsoft-edge-which-browser-is-best/

* Turn OFF Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers Operating System (OS) integration level take-over/unwanted control:
http://admx.help/?Category=EdgeChromium&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Edge::InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
"InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
"InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"InternetExplorerIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
"InternetExplorerIntegrationSiteList"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MicrosoftEdge]
"OSIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MicrosoftEdge]
"OSIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\MicrosoftEdge]
"OSIntegrationLevel"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Edge web browser running invisible/unknowingly in the background behind-your-back/without-your-consent,
Internet Explorer (IE) Edge tab, IE smiley button + Edge Desktop shortcut creation:
http://www.howtogeek.com/397718/how-to-prevent-microsoft-edge-from-preloading-on-windows-10/
http://www.appuals.com/how-to-disable-microsoft-edge-browser/
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/02/11/block-microsoft-edge-from-running-in-the-background-on-windows-10/
http://admx.help/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/MicrosoftEdge/Main
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.MicrosoftEdge::AllowAddressBarDropdown
http://www.winaero.com/blog/edge-button-internet-explorer-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/smiley-button-internet-explorer-windows-10/
http://eddiejackson.net/wp/?p=29198
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowPrelaunch"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
"SyncFavoritesBetweenIEAndMicrosoftEdge"=dword:0
"PreventFirstRunPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"HideNewEdgeButton"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\TabPreloader]
"AllowTabPreloading"=dword:0
"PreventLiveTileDataCollection"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"NoHelpItemSendFeedback"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"DisableAppInstallsOnFirstLogon"=dword:1
"DisableResolveStoreCategories"=dword:1
"EarlyAppResolverStart"=dword:0
"DisableEdgeDesktopShortcutCreation"=dword:1
"DisplayToastAtBottom"=dword:0
"EdgeDesktopShortcutCreated"=dword:0
"ExplorerStartupTraceRecorded"=dword:0
"TelemetrySalt"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF annoying SmartScreen + Phishing Filter in Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-smartscreen-windows-10-creators-update/
and replace Edge + IE with a modern, safe, secure, unlocked, uncrippled, without so many security flaws/vulnerabilities,
hard-to-disable, unwanted ads/"offers"/spyware, annoyances, limitations, data collection/logging, telemetry ("phone home"),
tracking, free web browser (examples) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
-> "Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks, Fixes + Tools" -> "* Chromium/Chrome" or "* Firefox".
These examples are also available in SOFTWARE.TXT (included) + online:
MDGx "FREE WINDOWS 9x/NTx WEB BROWSERS" chapter -> "Chromium + Chrome web browsers [free(ware)]" section ->
"Chromium + Chrome" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
MDGx "FREE WINDOWS 9x/NTx WEB BROWSERS" chapter -> "Internet Power Toys: Firefox [free(ware)]" section ->
"Firefox" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableSmartScreen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"SmartScreenEnabled"="Off"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter]
"ShownVerifyBalloon"=dword:3
"Enabled"=dword:0
"EnabledV8"=dword:0
"EnabledV9"=dword:0
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
"PreventOverrideAppRepUnknown"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost]
"EnableWebContentEvaluation"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Replace default/built-in/forced/locked-up Bing (MSN, M$, Live) start page(s) + search engine(s) with Google
[http://www.google.com/] or DuckDuckGo [http://duckduckgo.com/] (examples), turn OFF suggested sites in Edge + Internet
Explorer (IE) web browsers + customize IE tabs/Tabbed Browsing:
http://admx.help/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/MicrosoftEdge
http://www.howtogeek.com/221709/how-to-change-your-default-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/
http://admx.help/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/TabbedBrowsing
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.MicrosoftEdge::AllowSearchEngineCustomization
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30769921/
http://renenyffenegger.ch/notes/Windows/registry/tree/HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/index#reg-no-edge-tabs
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Multitasking::BrowserAltTabBlowout
http://www.ntkernel.com/microsoft-edge-protectedhomepages/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:4
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
"MultiTaskingAltTabFilter"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal"=dword:0
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal_TIMESTAMP"=hex:00
"HomeButtonPage"="http://www.google.com/"
"HomeButtonEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\OnlineHistory]
"MuidBing"=""
"MuidBingCounter"=dword:0
"MuidMsn"=""
"MuidMsnCounter"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter]
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
; (@) You (Microsoft Corporation, and all its companies, entities, parents, divisions, branches, associates, partners,
; affiliates, subsidiaries, etc) are in violation of the United States of America (USA) Department of Justice (DOJ) legal
; verdict, the United States District Court, District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 98-1232, as of July 28, 1999, which
; established beyond reasonable doubt that web browsers are not Windows [quote]:
; "154. In conclusion, the preferences of consumers and the responsive behavior of software firms demonstrate that Web
; browsers and operating systems are separate products."
; https://www.justice.gov/atr/us-v-microsoft-courts-findings-fact/
; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft_Corp.
; (@) You (Microsoft Corporation, and all its companies, entities, parents, divisions, branches, associates, partners,
; affiliates, subsidiaries, etc) are in violation of the Open Source Software (OSS) license agreements binding contracts
; valid world wide when you attempted to cripple, limit, modify, restrict, and/or bundle said software with the purpose of
; suppressing paying customers' options and choices, and using anti-competitive, deceitful, monopolizing, take-over, bundling,
; unfair, and in certain countries, territories and regions banned and illegal marketing tactics and strategies: Google
; Chromium web browser [BSD, MIT, LGPL, Ms-PL, MPL/GPL/LGPL licenses] source code used for all current builds of Microsoft
; Edge web browser installed and force-enabled as default web browser in all current and new releases of Microsoft Windows
; operating systems (OSes).
; https://opensource.org/faq/#commercial
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"ProtectedHomepages"=hex:00
"ProtectedSearchScopes"=hex:00
"ProtectedGlobalExtensionSetting"=hex:00
"UADHPNeedToVerify"=dword:0
"UADSPNeedToVerify"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ContinuousBrowsing]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"NewTabPageFlightUrlKind"="http://www.google.com/"
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"AllowSearchEngineCustomization"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"AllowSearchEngineCustomization"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"AllowSearchEngineCustomization"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DHP]
"BackupHomePage"=hex:00
"ChangeNotice"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DHP]
"BackupHomePage"=hex:00
"ChangeNotice"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DHP]
"BackupHomePage"=hex:00
"ChangeNotice"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DSP]
"BackupDefaultSearchScope"=hex:00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DSP]
"BackupDefaultSearchScope"=hex:00
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\EUPP Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy\DSP]
"BackupDefaultSearchScope"=hex:00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"HomepagesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
"SearchScopesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"HomepagesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
"SearchScopesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Protected - It is a violation of Windows Policy to modify. See aka.ms/browserpolicy]
"HomepagesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
"SearchScopesUpgradeVersion"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Replace Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) with your choice of/favorite default web browser [Chromium/Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Tor,
Vivaldi, Maxthon, Brave, etc] for HTM, HTML, DHTM, DHTML, XHTM, XHTML, XML, PHP, PHP4, PHP5, HTTP, HTTPS, URL, WebSite file
extensions, shortcuts + protocols:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-chrome-default-browser-windows-8/
http://newoldthing.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/how-does-your-browsers-know-that-its-not-the-default-browser/
http://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/default-browser-in-registry.1136495/
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/464572-how-to-set-google-chrome-as-the-default-browser-in-group-policy/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32354861/
http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2020/07/set-microsoft-edge-as-default-browser-one-time/
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001284/
http://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/4125/
http://www.technipages.com/ie-default-browser-prompt/
RECOMMENDED:
Replace Edge + IE with recommended independent/3rd party free, open source, safe, secure, uncrippled, unlocked, unrestricted,
modern web browsers (examples):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
MDGx "FREE WINDOWS 9x/NTx WEB BROWSERS" chapter -> "Chromium + Chrome web browsers [free(ware)]" section ->
"Chromium + Chrome" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
RECOMMENDED:
Chromium Precompiled EXEcutable [Installer EXE + Portable 7z/ZIP/rar] 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows XP/newer 32-bit (x86) +
64-bit (x64):
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
Certain Chromium builds [clearly labeled] are degoogled/ungoogled/stripped of Google adware/spyware/tracking code:
http://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/blob/master/README.md
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
X-Chromium Portable:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
Either install Chromium precompiled stable releases 32-bit or 64-bit:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
or extract all files from portable archive [zip or 7z] + copy to the destination of your choice Chromium portable stable
releases 32-bit or 64-bit to match the Windows NTx [7/newer] operating system(s) [OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version
+ bit strength [32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
All Chromium users must have these 3 environment variables:
GOOGLE_API_KEY=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET=NO
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
MDGx "@ Chromium/Chrome Privacy, Security + Safety Settings, Extensions, Guides + Solutions:" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#PRV
MDGx collection of essential Chromium/Chrome extensions + tweaks -> "CHROMIUM" section in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable 64-bit [free, open source]:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
On my main PC and my gaming laptop the customized executables are located in these folders:
C:\PORT\CHROME\X-Chromium.exe
and respectively:
C:\PORT\CHROME\BIN\CHROME\CHROME.EXE
NOTES:
- Registry file below uses these values [example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above] to point to file names + their
respective locations. You need to replace them as needed to match your web browser executable(s) name(s) + location(s), depending
on the specific/custom program(s) you are using.
- All registry plain text strings [REG_SZ] listed here need to be replaced with the ones matching your existing/installed/registered
web browser(s). I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
Chrome
Chromium
Chromium web browser
X-Chromium
ChromeHTML
ChromiumHTML
winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default
X-Chromium.File
XChromium.exe_.website
Chromium is a fast web browser for Windows.
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME
Brace yourself... huge REG file coming up... ;-/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Enable next registry key + value below [remove the ; and space in front of them] to *completely* disable + replace Internet
; Explorer (IE) executable [iexplore.exe] with your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser.
; I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
; [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\IEXPLORE.EXE]
; "Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
; Next 7 registry keys + values below *completely* disable + replace all Edge executables with your favorite
; existing/installed/registered web browser.
; I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\LaunchWinApp.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msedge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeBCHost.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeDevTools.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe]
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@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\CHROME.EXE\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe]
@="X-Chromium"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\Capabilities]
"ApplicationDescription"="X-Chromium web browser"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationName"="Chromium"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".htm"="ChromiumHTML"
".html"="ChromiumHTML"
".shtml"="ChromiumHTML"
".xht"="ChromiumHTML"
".xhtml"="ChromiumHTML"
".website"="XChromium.exe_.website"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\Capabilities\StartMenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"ftp"="ChromiumURL"
"http"="ChromiumURL"
"https"="ChromiumURL"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\X-Chromium.exe\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ShimInclusionList\CHROME.EXE]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\ShimInclusionList\X-Chromium.exe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
"Chromium"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\CHROME.EXE\\Capabilities"
"X-Chromium"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\X-Chromium\\Capabilities"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromiumHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromiumHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromiumURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromiumURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeHTML]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ChromeURL]
"WarnOnOpen"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications]
"winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"="Software\\Clients\\StartMenuInternet\\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\\Capabilities"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="Chromium is a fast web browser for Windows."
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".xhtml"="ChromeHTML"
".xht"="ChromeHTML"
".shtml"="ChromeHTML"
".html"="ChromeHTML"
".htm"="ChromeHTML"
".website"="XChromium.exe_.website"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\Startmenu]
"StartMenuInternet"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\Capabilities\URLAssociations]
"webcal"="ChromeHTML"
"urn"="ChromeHTML"
"tel"="ChromeHTML"
"smsto"="ChromeHTML"
"sms"="ChromeHTML"
"nntp"="ChromeHTML"
"news"="ChromeHTML"
"mms"="ChromeHTML"
"mailto"="ChromeHTML"
"irc"="ChromeHTML"
"https"="ChromeHTML"
"http"="ChromeHTML"
"ftp"="ChromeHTML"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\InstallInfo]
"IconsVisible"=dword:1
"ShowIconsCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --show-icons"
"HideIconsCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --hide-icons"
"ReinstallCommand"="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" --make-default-browser"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open]
"Icon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open]
"Icon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\IE.AssocFile.URL\shell\Open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Capabilities\FileAssociations]
".website"="XChromium.exe_.website"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.website]
@="XChromium.exe_.website"
"Content Type"="application/x-mswebsite"
"PerceivedType"="System"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.website\OpenWithProgIds]
"XChromium.exe_.website"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\IE.AssocFile.WEBSITE\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XChromium.exe_.website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website]
@="Pinned Site Shortcut"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"IsShortcut"=""
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Microsoft.Website\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.website\OpenWithProgids]
"XChromium.exe_.website"=hex(0):
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.website\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="Applications\\XChromium.exe"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.website\OpenWithList\XChromium.exe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"ChromeCleanupEnabled"=dword:0
"ChromeCleanupReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\Recommended]
"AdsSettingForIntrusiveAdsSites"=dword:1
"AllowDeletingBrowserHistory"=dword:1
"AllowDinosaurEasterEgg"=dword:1
"AllowFileSelectionDialogs"=dword:1
"AllowOutdatedPlugins"=dword:1
"AutoFillEnabled"=dword:1
"AutofillCreditCardEnabled"=dword:1
"AutoplayAllowed"=dword:1
"BackgroundModeEnabled"=dword:0
"BlockThirdPartyCookies"=dword:0
"BookmarkBarEnabled"=dword:1
"BuiltInDnsClientEnabled"=dword:1
"ComponentUpdatesEnabled"=dword:1
"DefaultGeolocationSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:0
"DefaultPluginsSetting"=dword:1
"DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL"="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
"DeveloperToolsDisabled"=dword:0
"Disable3DAPIs"=dword:0
"DownloadRestrictions"=dword:0
"EditBookmarksEnabled"=dword:1
"ForceBrowserSignin"=dword:0
"ForceGoogleSafeSearch"=dword:0
"ForceYouTubeRestrict"=dword:0
"FullscreenAllowed"=dword:1
"HardwareAccelerationModeEnabled"=dword:1
"HideWebStoreIcon"=dword:1
"HomepageIsNewTabPage"=dword:1
"HomepageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"ImportAutofillFormData"=dword:1
"ImportBookmarks"=dword:1
"ImportHistory"=dword:0
"ImportHomepage"=dword:0
"ImportSavedPasswords"=dword:1
"ImportSearchEngine"=dword:0
"IncognitoModeAvailability"=dword:1
"MetricsReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"NetworkPredictionOptions"=dword:1
"NewTabPageLocation"="chrome://newtab"
"PasswordManagerEnabled"=dword:1
"PromptForDownloadLocation"=dword:0
"RelaunchNotification"=dword:0
"RunAllFlashInAllowMode"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingEnabled"=dword:1
"SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled"=dword:0
"SavingBrowserHistoryDisabled"=dword:1
"SearchSuggestEnabled"=dword:1
"ShowAppsShortcutInBookmarkBar"=dword:0
"ShowCastIconInToolbar"=dword:0
"ShowHomeButton"=dword:1
"SitePerProcess"=dword:1
"SpellCheckServiceEnabled"=dword:0
"SpellCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:1
"SyncDisabled"=dword:1
"TaskManagerEndProcessEnabled"=dword:1
"ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled"=dword:0
"TranslateEnabled"=dword:1
"WPADQuickCheckEnabled"=dword:0
"WelcomePageOnOSUpgradeEnabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
IMPORTANT:
In some cases you may need to change the default Microsoft web browser [Edge or IE] to match your favorite
existing/installed/registered web browser for (D)HTML/XML/PHP documents [.htm, .html, .dhtm, .dhtml, .xhtm, .xhtml, .xml,
.php, .php4, .php5, etc] by hand: Explorer -> right-click any of your local drives/partitions/volumes containing an .htm file
(and then repeat same steps for all other formats listed above) -> select Properties -> under Opens with: click "Change..."
button -> under Other options click "More apps |" -> in case your favorite web browser name is not listed scroll all the way
to the bottom -> click "Look for another app on this PC" -> scroll to your local drive/partition/volume (sub)folder where your
favorite web browser executable (.exe) is located -> double-click it -> click Open button -> click Apply button.
Change the default web browser to match your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser (examples):
http://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-change-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-987604/
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95417/
http://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3229068/
http://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-disable-microsoft-edge/
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/change-your-default-browser-in-windows-10-020c58c6-7d77-797a-b74e-8f07946c5db6

* DISADVANTAGEs:
****************
FYI:
Windows 10/newer MS Help (local) + Get Help (online) canNOT function without Microsoft Edge web browser!
______________________________________________________________________________



Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides



* NOTE:
Microsoft Updates/Upgrades/Service Packs (SPs)/(Hot)Fixes/Patches/etc listed here are for English [en-US] Windows NTx Operating
Systems (OSes) 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64).
See Microsoft web pages for information how to download Windows updates in other languages.
http://www.science.co.il/language/Locale-codes.php
Microsoft Updates Catalog lists Windows Updates (WU) in all available languages:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=Windows%207%20Update

* Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides:
- Windows 11 Updates Catalog:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=%22Windows%2011%22
- Windows 10 Updates Catalog:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=%22Windows%2010%22
- Windows 2022 Server Updates Catalog [unreleased yet!]:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=%22Windows%20Server%202022%22
- Windows 2019 Server Updates Catalog:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=%22Windows%20Server%202019%22
- Windows 2016 Server Updates Catalog:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=%22Windows%20Server%202016%22
Download desired Update(s)/Fix(es)/Patch(es) to your local disk/storage device -> right-click .CAB/.EXE/.MSI/.MSP/.MSU file ->
Run as Administrator -> restart/reboot (if prompted).
- Windows 10/11/2016/2019/2022 Updates FAQ:
http://windows.microsoft.com/windows/windows-update/
- Microsoft Security Advisories + Bulletins:
http://docs.microsoft.com/security-updates/
- ERPMan's Windows 10 System Updates:
http://erpman1.tripod.com/win10upd.html
- THFS: List of Windows 10 Updates/(Hot)Fixes/Patches:
http://thehotfixshare.net/board/?/search/&q=%22Windows%2010%22&type=downloads_file
- Windows 10 Cumulative Updates List:
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows-10-cumulative-updates-list/
- Windows 10 Updates Guide:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3199077/windows-10-a-guide-to-the-updates.html
- Windows 10 Updates News:
http://www.windowslatest.com/windows-10-news/
- Understand Windows 10 Update Names and Numbers:
http://www.howtogeek.com/697411/
- Guide to managing Microsoft Patch Tuesday:
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/insiders-guide-to-managing-microsoft-patch-tuesday/
- Every Last Thing About Windows Update (WU) for Windows 7/newer:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-find-out-every-last-thing-about-windows-update/
- Install Manually Offline CAB (.cab), EXE (.exe) + MSU (.msu) Updates:
http://woshub.com/manually-install-cab-msu-updates-windows/
- Manually check for updates on Windows 10 computer and install them:
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-check-for-updates-on-windows-10/
- Prevent specific Windows 10 Update or Driver from installing:
http://www.repairwin.com/prevent-a-specific-windows-update-or-driver-from-installing-in-windows-10/
- MajorGeeks: Windows Updates (WU) tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_update.html

* Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32-bit + 64-bit Updates disable Intel Broadwell + Haswell CPUs Meltdown/Spectre Variants "Branch target
injection vulnerability" errors/reboots after Intel CPU firmware update(s):
- MSKB KB4090007 Fix 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 10/2016 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4090007/
Microsoft Catalog Files for KB4090007 Update:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=KB4090007
- MSKB KB4078130 Fix 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/2008 R2/8/20012/8.1/2012 R2/10/2016 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4078130/
Microsoft Catalog File for KB4078130 Update:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=KB4078130
File:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/crup/2018/01/kb4078130_b86f0bf2dc0866a0e117ed2d4a5302fab0493a7b.exe
Intel CPUs Updates:
http://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-security-issue-update-addressing-reboot-issues/
Intel CPUs Info [PDF]:
http://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/04/microcode-update-guidance.pdf
InSpectre for Windows 10/11 detects operating system (OS) ability to prevent Meltdown + Spectre vulnerability attacks
against Intel Broadwell + Haswell CPUs + necessity of installing respective update(s):
http://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm
File:
http://www.grc.com/files/InSpectre.exe

* MDGx Windows NTx Components, Add-ons, Extras, (Hot)Fixes, Patches, Upgrades, Updates:
- MDGx "Updates/(Hot)Fixes/Patches + Windows Update (WU)" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx Windows Updates (WU) Tools [free(ware)] -> "TOOLS 10/11" chapter in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
- MDGx Java Runtime Environment (JRE):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#JAVA
- MDGx .NET Framework Redistributable (NFR):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
- MDGx Visual Studio (VS) + Visual C++ (VC):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VS6
- MDGx Group Policy (GP):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#GPO
- MDGx File Manager (FM):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
- MDGx Access Control Lists (ACL) + Ownership Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ACL
- MDGx NTFS Alternate Data Streams (ADS):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#ADS
- MDGx Free(ware) Windows NTx Extras:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#2KXP
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Turn OFF/Remove Windows 10 Adware, Spyware, Security Flaws + Repair/Restore Privacy



* Turn OFF/block/disable/remove/stop Windows 10 dangerous/insecure/unsafe, undesirable/unnecessary/unneeded/unused/useless,
automatic/unattended/forced/hidden/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent, annoying/bloat/resources consuming,
diagnostic tracking, telemetry ("phone home"), data collection/logging, customer "experience", unwanted "offers",
ads/adware/spyware, security flaws/vulnerabilities + repair/restore privacy:
- Windows 10: Privacy and data collection:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10#Privacy_and_data_collection
- Windows 10 Enterprise - Mother of all tweak scripts:
http://www.reboot.pro/topic/20623-windows-10-enterprise-mother-of-all-tweak-scripts/
- Windows 10 Privacy Guide, Batch files + Scripts:
http://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy/
- Windows 10 stop "phone home" (telemetry):
http://gist.github.com/CHEF-KOCH/ca8fbf6bb7f6fa7bab06/
- Disable Data Collection in Windows 10:
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174160-guide-disable-data-collection-in-windows-10/
- Disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/
- Fix Windows 10 privacy + disable spyware:
http://web.archive.org/web/20180323123837/http://fix10.isleaked.com/
- Manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/3080351/
- Windows 10 telemetry secrets: where, when and why Microsoft collects your data:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-telemetry-secrets/
- Windows 10: which services to disable?
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/378804
- Remove Bloat from Windows 10:
http://www.hwinfo.com/misc/RemoveW10Bloat.htm
- Disable Diagnostics Tracking (DiagTrack) service:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/05/12/how-to-disable-the-diagnostics-tracking-service-in-windows/
- Disable Windows 10 Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector [diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service] service:
http://www.hwinfo.com/misc/RemoveW10Bloat.htm
- Disable Windows 10 WAP Push Message Routing (DmWAPPush) service:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/11/28/windows-10-new-services-list/
- Disable Windows 10 Retail Demo (RetailDemo) service:
http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/8079-windows-10-has-secret-retail-demo-mode-new-app-video-loop.html
- Disable Windows Event Collector (WECSvc) service:
http://www.computerstepbystep.com/windows_event_collector_service.html
- Rename/Disable Cortana + Stop SearchUI.exe:
http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/14300-how-permanently-disable-cortana-4.html
- Stop SearchUI.exe in Windows 10:
http://www.trishtech.com/2016/01/how-to-permanently-stop-searchui-exe-from-running-in-windows-10/
- Stop Windows 10 spying by using Windows Firewall:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/stop-windows-10-spying-on-you-using-just-windows-firewall/
- Windows 10 Tweaks:
http://www.pastebin.com/m26z309a
- Windows 10 Tweaks:
http://www.tweakhound.com/2015/08/10/my-windows-10-tweaks/
Some of these fixes + guides + tips may also work with Windows 11.

* Turn OFF Telemetry, Data collection/logging, "customer experience", unwanted "offers", Wi-Fi Sense, AutoUpdate,
Defender, M$ Office telemetry, Diagnostics log/report, (re)install/uninstall
automatic/unattended/forced/hidden/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent or spyware Windows Updates (WU):
http://www.winaero.com/blog/disable-defender-windows-10-fall-creators-update/
http://heimdalsecurity.com/en/windows-10-security-guide/privacy/
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-disable-windows-10-telemetry/
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft
http://tosdr.org/#microsoft-store
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-reghacks.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/privacy/windows-diagnostic-data/
http://privacy.microsoft.com/
Winaero Tweaker 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 [select Portable at install time!]:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
Download:
http://www.winaero.com/download-winaero-tweaker/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/downloads/winaerotweaker.zip
Winaero Tweaker Features:
http://www.winaero.com/the-list-of-winaero-tweaker-features/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection]
"Allow Telemetry"=dword:0
"AllowTelemetry"=dword:0
"DisableDeviceDelete"=-
"MaxTelemetryAllowed"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection]
"Allow Telemetry"=dword:0
"AllowTelemetry"=dword:0
"DisableDeviceDelete"=-
"MaxTelemetryAllowed"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"DoNotTrack"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup]
"DisableMonitoring"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\osm]
"Enablelogging"=dword:0
"EnableUpload"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Common\ClientTelemetry]
"DisableTelemetry"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\osm]
"Enablelogging"=dword:0
"EnableUpload"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\ClientTelemetry]
"DisableTelemetry"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\osm]
"Enablelogging"=dword:0
"EnableUpload"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\ClientTelemetry]
"DisableTelemetry"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/uninstall/disable Cortana, Cortana Search [SearchUI.exe], Web Search, Bing/MSN Search + Location Detection:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/disable-web-search-windows-10-april-update/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-cortana-in-windows-10/
http://thinkmobiles.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-cortana/
http://www.tomsguide.com/news/how-to-uninstall-cortana/
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-disable-searchuiexe-windows-10.htm
http://thegeekpage.com/file-explorer-is-opening-too-slow/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
"ConnectedSearchUseWebOverMeteredConnections"=dword:0
"AllowCortana"=dword:0
"DisableWebSearch"=dword:1
"ConnectedSearchUseWeb"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
"AllowSearchToUseLocation"=dword:0
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
"AllowSearchToUseLocation"=dword:0
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Uninstall + remove Cortana from Windows 10 using PowerShell console commands + "Uninstall Cortana.cmd" batch file script:
http://www.winaero.com/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-cortana-in-windows-10/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line (depending on your Windows 10
build/edition/release/update/version):
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.13.0.18362_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy | Remove-AppXPackage
Download "Uninstall Cortana.cmd" [ZIP file]:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1832
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these 6 commands -> press Enter after each line:
C:
CD "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy"
TAKEOWN.EXE /f SearchUI.exe
ICACLS.EXE SearchUI.exe /grant Administrators:(OI)(CI)F
TASKKILL.EXE /IM SearchUI.exe /F /T
REN SearchUI.exe SearchUI.OLD
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/

* Turn OFF Advertising/Suggestions/Promotions + turn ON Private Browsing in Cortana, Edge, Internet Explorer (IE) + Web Search
in order to increase/improve your online privacy + strengthen your security level in Windows 10/11:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/opt-out-stop-personalized-windows-10/
http://www.howtogeek.com/269331/how-to-disable-all-of-windows-10s-built-in-advertising/
http://choice.microsoft.com/opt-out/
http://account.microsoft.com/privacy/
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/browsing-history-on-the-privacy-dashboard-550e772a-04c9-3e9a-3ec0-762519df5e11
http://support.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/view-and-delete-browser-history-in-microsoft-edge-00cf7943-a9e1-975a-a33d-ac10ce454ca4
http://www.top-password.com/blog/delete-microsoft-edge-ie-browsing-history-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-cortana-microsoft-edge-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/download-disable-cortana-in-microsoft-edge/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-ads-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/81383-turn-off-cortana-browsing-history-permissions-windows-10-a.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/265027/how-to-disable-cortana-in-windows-10/
http://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/05/how-to-disable-bing-search-in-windows-10-version-2004-and-newer/
http://technoresult.com/disable-edge-inprivate-browsing-mode-using-registry-settings/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3025709/
http://www.ubergizmo.com/how-to/disable-bing-search-windows-10/
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/disable-turn-off-inprivate-browsing-ie-microsoft-edge/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3622001/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_turn_diagnostic_data_settings_on_or_off_in_windows_10.html
http://redmondmag.com/articles/2021/03/01/reclaim-privacy-from-windows-1.aspx
http://redmondmag.com/articles/2021/03/03/reclaim-privacy-from-windows-2.aspx
http://www.bgr.com/2015/07/31/windows-10-upgrade-spying-how-to-opt-out/
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2430786/updategate-microsoft-is-now-installing-windows-10-by-default-in-windows-update/
Internet Explorer (IE) web browser:
1. Go to:
http://choice.microsoft.com/opt-out/
2. Turn OFF all ads:
- Personalized ads in this browser.
- Personalized ads wherever I use my Microsoft account.
3. Go to:
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
and then to:
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
4. UNcheck all boxes:
- "All Participating Companies".
- "Companies Customizing Ads For Your Browser".
- "select all".
- click "Opt out of all" button.
5. Go to [only if using a Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail
e-mail/membership/subscription/developer/tester account]:
http://account.microsoft.com/privacy/
UNcheck/opt out of all ads/promotions/suggestions boxes/options.
6. Internet Explorer (IE) 9/10/11 "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/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Geolocation]
"BlockAllWebsites"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Geolocation]
"BlockAllWebsites"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"EnableAutoUpgrade"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
7. Turn OFF primitive/obsolete Internet Explorer (IE) Security Check:
http://www.windows-security.org/65c2e8edd3108cdb6fc985493bb2fa38/turn-off-the-security-settings-check-feature/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security]
"DisableSecuritySettingsCheck"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
8. HTTP cookies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IE11
I. Install AdBlock Plus (ABP) for Internet Explorer (IE) (free, open source):
http://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer
http://eyeo.to/adblockplus/ie_install/internet-explorer
9. Restart your browser (if + when needed).
Cortana, Edge web browser, Internet Explorer (IE) web browser + Search:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI]
"EnableCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
"AllowCortana"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableSearchBoxSuggestions"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy]
"EnableInPrivateBrowsing"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge]
"AllowInPrivate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"AllowInPrivate"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
"BingSearchEnabled"=dword:0
"CortanaConsent"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF all M$ Feeds + Sync features running in the background without permission [msfeed*.dll + msfeed*.exe]:
http://admx.help/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/Feeds/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Feeds]
"SyncTask"=-
"SyncStatus"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"AllowBasicAuthInClear"=dword:0
"BackgroundSyncStatus"=dword:0
"DisableAddRemove"=dword:0
"DisableEnclosureDownload"=dword:0
"DisableFeedPane"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Feeds]
"SyncTask"=-
"SyncStatus"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Feeds]
"TurnOffOPV"=dword:1
"AutoMarkAsReadOPV"=dword:0
"TurnOnClipButton"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Options\RSS]
"SyncToSysCFL"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Biometrics]
"Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

* Turn OFF Apps Advertising ID for all unapproved/undesirable/without permission (not so) "relevant" ads:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76453-advertising-id-relevant-ads-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AdvertisingInfo]
"DisabledByGroupPolicy"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo]
"Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Windows Insider Program (WIP) to block/disable/turn OFF
automatic/unattended/forced/hidden/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent installation of all untested, unsafe,
buggy/flawed beta/unfinished/testing, developer mode, interim, pre-release, preview, test Windows 10 update builds, some of
whom ask for money/paid subscription/membership/privileges/personal information and/or charge your debit/credit
card/wallet/money account at the end of their time limited trial/deadline/expiration period, or for as long as you maintain
membership/subscription:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/63585-enable-disable-insider-build-settings-windows-10-a.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/remove_windows_insider_program.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/remove_windows_insider_program_page.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_enable_or_disable_windows_insider_program_in_windows_10.html
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wisvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\wisvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"ManagePreviewBuilds"=dword:1
"ManagePreviewBuildsPolicyValue"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PreviewBuilds]
"AllowBuildPreview"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility]
"HideInsiderPage"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.
Unenroll/unregister/unsubscribe/terminate existent Windows Insider Program (WIP) account:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157018-how-leave-windows-insider-program-unregister-account.html
Leave Windows Insider Program (WIP) account:
http://insider.windows.com/leave-program/
Unenroll/unregister/unsubscribe from WIP e-mail updates OR disable all upcoming WIP messages by adding the WIP account e-mail
address to your block (from) sender list, which varies depending on your e-mail service provider +/- e-mail software.

* Turn OFF Windows Hello for Business biometrics facial/fingerprint recognition login, Windows Hello PIN, Windows Hello Setup
notification + Natural Authentication (NaturalAuthentication) service in order to block unnecessary biometrics notifications +
Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail e-mail/membership/subscription/developer/tester accounts in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117987-enable-disable-windows-hello-biometrics-windows-10-a.html
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-block-microsoft-accounts-in-windows-10/
http://www.techilife.com/how-to-remove-windows-hello-pin-sign-in-options/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-10-face-recognition-or-fingerprint-login/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-hello-pin-setup-in-windows-10/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\Settings]
"AllowYourAccount"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowYourAccount]
"value"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowSignInOptions]
"value"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"NoConnectedUser"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Rename the %WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] folder to
something else (example) by running BATch file below:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" NGC_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/

* Turn OFF Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) [WpnService + WpnUserService], automatic install, Action Center, Taskbar
notifications icon + notifications for apps (start, toast, tiles), calls (voice, VoIP), badges, store, cloud (server), ads,
subscriptions, suggestions, experience, tips, sync, sound(s), updates in Windows, Desktop, Start Menu, Apps, Explorer +
on the Lock Screen:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-disable-notification-and-action-center-in-windows-10/
http://winbuzzer.com/2020/06/09/how-to-enable-or-disable-the-action-center-in-windows-10-aka-notifications-center-xcxwbt/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-explorer-search-box-suggestions-windows-7/
http://superuser.com/questions/1246950/
http://www.howtogeek.com/344496/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoQuietHours
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCallsDuringQuietHours
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCloudNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoTileNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoLockScreenToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoNotificationMirroring
http://winbuzzer.com/2020/07/01/windows-10-how-to-turn-off-notifications-or-notification-sounds-xcxwbt/
http://techcult.com/enable-or-disable-app-notifications-on-lock-screen-in-windows-10/
http://gist.github.com/carcheky/981fda4af8e5aac73d0ca8558947ffbb/
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/23/how-to-block-the-automatic-installation-of-suggested-windows-10-apps/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/31107-turn-off-lock-screen-reminders-voip-calls-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76252-turn-off-windows-welcome-experience-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24117-turn-off-app-suggestions-start-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61017-turn-off-notification-sound-senders-windows-10-a.html
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-notifications-from-apps-and-other-senders/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Push_Notification_Service
http://www.geeksgyaan.com/2019/04/high-ram-usage.html
http://www.surfacetablethelp.com/2018/09/disable-windows-push-notifications-user-service-with-high-cpu-in-windows-10.html
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a8747e67-68a0-4cc8-af9f-6bd4949761e3/
http://www.seaofthieves.com/forum/topic/34914/
http://dirteam.com/sander/2019/07/04/howto-disable-unnecessary-services-and-scheduled-tasks-on-ad-fs-servers/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-fix-system-tray-or-icons-missing-in-windows-10/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/ac2b1d1c-1326-43b0-b8f0-ae7260cba3bd/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]
"IconStreams"=-
"PastIconsStream"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]
"IconStreams"=-
"PastIconsStream"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify]
"IconStreams"=-
"PastIconsStream"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance]
"Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"TrayIconVisibility"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableActionCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableActionCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableActionCenter"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"ToastEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"ToastEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"ToastEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_CRITICAL_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_NOTIFICATION_SOUND"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_GLEAM_ENABLED"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_CRITICAL_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_NOTIFICATION_SOUND"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_GLEAM_ENABLED"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_CRITICAL_TOASTS_ABOVE_LOCK"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_ALLOW_NOTIFICATION_SOUND"=dword:0
"NOC_GLOBAL_SETTING_GLEAM_ENABLED"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"ContentDeliveryAllowed"=dword:0
"FeatureManagementEnabled"=dword:0
"OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEverEnabled"=dword:0
"RemediationRequired"=dword:0
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338387Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338389Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338393Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-314563Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353698Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353694Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContentEnabled"=dword:0
"SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"ContentDeliveryAllowed"=dword:0
"FeatureManagementEnabled"=dword:0
"OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEverEnabled"=dword:0
"RemediationRequired"=dword:0
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338387Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338389Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338393Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-314563Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353698Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353694Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContentEnabled"=dword:0
"SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"ContentDeliveryAllowed"=dword:0
"FeatureManagementEnabled"=dword:0
"OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"PreInstalledAppsEverEnabled"=dword:0
"RemediationRequired"=dword:0
"SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:0
"SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338387Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338388Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338389Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-338393Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-314563Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353698Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContent-353694Enabled"=dword:0
"SubscribedContentEnabled"=dword:0
"SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager\SuggestedApps]
"40579FactionSoftware.Colorist_ktsqrfenxtjhw"=dword:0
"46928bounde.EclipseManager_a5h4egax66k6y"=dword:0
"ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_24pqs290vpjk0"=dword:0
"AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress_ynb6jyjzte8ga"=dword:0
"D5EA27B7.Duolingo-LearnLanguagesforFree_yx6k7tf7xvsea"=dword:0
"Flipboard.Flipboard_3f5azkryzdbc4"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.FreshPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.NetworkSpeedTest_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Office.Sway_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.RemoteDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager\SuggestedApps]
"40579FactionSoftware.Colorist_ktsqrfenxtjhw"=dword:0
"46928bounde.EclipseManager_a5h4egax66k6y"=dword:0
"ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_24pqs290vpjk0"=dword:0
"AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress_ynb6jyjzte8ga"=dword:0
"D5EA27B7.Duolingo-LearnLanguagesforFree_yx6k7tf7xvsea"=dword:0
"Flipboard.Flipboard_3f5azkryzdbc4"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.FreshPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.NetworkSpeedTest_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Office.Sway_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.RemoteDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager\SuggestedApps]
"40579FactionSoftware.Colorist_ktsqrfenxtjhw"=dword:0
"46928bounde.EclipseManager_a5h4egax66k6y"=dword:0
"ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_24pqs290vpjk0"=dword:0
"AdobeSystemsIncorporated.AdobePhotoshopExpress_ynb6jyjzte8ga"=dword:0
"D5EA27B7.Duolingo-LearnLanguagesforFree_yx6k7tf7xvsea"=dword:0
"Flipboard.Flipboard_3f5azkryzdbc4"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingNews_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.FreshPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.NetworkSpeedTest_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.Office.Sway_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.RemoteDesktop_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
"Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Privacy]
"TailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticDataEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Privacy]
"TailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticDataEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Privacy]
"TailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticDataEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
"ConfigureWindowsSpotlight"=dword:2
"IncludeEnterpriseSpotlight"=dword:0
"DisableThirdPartySuggestions"=dword:1
"DisableTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnSettings"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
"ConfigureWindowsSpotlight"=dword:2
"IncludeEnterpriseSpotlight"=dword:0
"DisableThirdPartySuggestions"=dword:1
"DisableTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnSettings"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
"ConfigureWindowsSpotlight"=dword:2
"IncludeEnterpriseSpotlight"=dword:0
"DisableThirdPartySuggestions"=dword:1
"DisableTailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticData"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightFeatures"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightWindowsWelcomeExperience"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnActionCenter"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsSpotlightOnSettings"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QuietHours]
"AllowCalls"=dword:0
"Enable"=dword:0
"EntryTime"=dword:0
"ExitTime"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.

* MDGx "Turn OFF/Remove Windows 7/8/8.1 Adware, Spyware, Security Flaws + Repair/Restore Privacy" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
______________________________________________________________________________



Tweak Windows 10/11 Services



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

* Disable/(re)enable, clean, repair, restore + tweak Windows 10/11 services responsible for/contributing to/involved in/related to:
dangerous/insecure/unsafe, undesirable/unnecessary/unneeded/unused/useless,
automatic/unattended/forced/hidden/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent, annoying/bloat/resources consuming,
diagnostic tracking, telemetry ("phone home"), data collection/logging, customer "experience", unwanted "offers",
ads/adware/spyware, privacy/safety/security flaws/vulnerabilities:
- Disable System Services in Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 with Desktop Experience:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/security/windows-services/security-guidelines-for-disabling-system-services-in-windows-server/
- Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows 10/11:
http://www.minitool.com/news/windows-10-services-to-disable.html
- Windows 10 Services to Disable for Better Performance:
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-performance/
- Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows 7/newer:
http://www.winhelp.us/disable-unneeded-services-in-windows.html
- Safely stop unnecessary Windows 10/11 services:
http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-safely-stop-unnecessary-Windows-10-services/
- 20 Unnecessary Background Services to Disable in Windows 10/11:
http://www.freshtechtips.com/2019/04/disable-unnecessary-services-in-windows.html
- 20 Services in Windows 10/11 that Can be Stopped Without Any Risk:
http://www.reginout.com/help-center/turn-off-windows-10-services-get-unfair-speed-boost/
- Windows 10 Services to Disable to Improve Performance:
http://technicalustad.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-to-improve-performance/
- 25 Windows 10/11 Services to Disable for Performance & Better Gaming:
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-gaming/
- What Windows 10/11 Services Can I Disable:
http://www.briteccomputers.co.uk/posts/what-windows-10-services-can-i-disable/
- Disabling Unneeded Services:
http://www.sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/disabling-unneeded-services.html
- Delete a Service in Windows using Different Methods:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-remove-unwanted-service/
- Optimize Windows 10/11 Services for increased performance:
http://discourse.pi64.win/t/optimizing-windows-10-services-for-increased-performance/
- Windows services:
http://renenyffenegger.ch/notes/Windows/services/
- Windows 10/11 Services:
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/
- Restore Default Services in Windows 7/newer:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/restore_or_verify_default_services_in_windows_7_10.html
- Windows 10/11 Service Defaults:
http://revertservice.com/10/
- Windows 10/11 updates - One small step for man, one big...:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-10-updates-improvements-control.html
- Windows 10/11 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/
- Windows 10 Default Services Configuration:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-10-default-services-configuration/
- Windows 11 Default Services Configuration:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-11-default-services-configuration/
- Windows 10/11 Service Configuration:
http://www.windowsafg.com/win10services.html
- Windows 10/11 Default Services:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-services.html
- Which Windows services are safe to disable and when?:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/which-windows-services-are-safe-disable-when/
- 25 Windows 10/11 Services to Disable for Performance & Better Gaming:
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-gaming/
- Windows Services you can safely disable [Complete Guide]:
http://windowsreport.com/disable-windows-services/
- 10services_default.bat:
http://gist.github.com/samkatakouzinos/2d57ecf46a3f729495b1e2dbff938628/
Disable individual [+ interconnected/interdependent/interrelated] services separately or in groups (where applicable):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_components#Services
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4499-start-stop-disable-services-windows-10-a.html
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-start-and-stop-services-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-stop-restart-service-windows-10/
http://win10help.info/how-to-enable-or-disable-app-readiness-service-in-windows-10/
http://www.file.net/process/fmapp.exe.html
http://teckangaroo.com/what-is-connected-devices-platform-service/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-connected-devices-platform-service-cdpsvc/
http://appuals.com/what-is-the-connected-devices-platform-service-and-should-it-be-disabled/
http://docs.microsoft.com/previous-versions/windows/desktop/qos/link-layer-topology-discovery-protocol/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f933e03b-e157-4a1d-9916-8cfeb11ad2fc/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wsappx-high-disk-cpu-usage-windows-10/
http://www.newnettechnologies.com/disable-windows-services.html
http://virtualfeller.com/2017/04/25/optimize-vdi-windows-10-services-original-anniversary-and-creator-updates/
http://www.howtogeek.com/268240/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/122727-enable-disable-offline-files-windows.html
http://www.poppelgaard.com/how-to-determine-usb-drivers-are-configured-correctly-on-the-online-plug-in/
http://www.tenforums.com/customization/179334-project-services-can-disabled-without-drastic-impact-12.html
http://revertservice.com/10/applockerfltr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appid/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appidsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/applockerfltr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvclient/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvvfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvvemgr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvstrm/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appxsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/captureservice/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/camsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cdfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cldflt/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cnghwassist/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cscservice/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/csc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cng/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cryptsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/devicepickerusersvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/displayenhancementservice/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dssvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/fltmgr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/timebrokersvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/udfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/xboxgip/
See also:
- MDGx Windows 7/7 SP1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links -> "Tweak Windows 7/7 SP1 Services" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools -> "NOTE 2: DNS Client Service" -> "More info:":
http://www.mdgx.com/hosts.php#N2
- MDGx Windows NTx Services tweaking tools [free(ware)] -> "SERVICES" section in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* ServiWin 32-bit + 64-bit displays, stops/(re)starts, pauses/continues + disables/(re)enables Windows services + drivers:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.html
ServiWin 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin-x64.zip
ServiWin 32-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.zip
Create complete Drivers + Services HTML Report:
ServiWin -> Help -> Run As Administrator [or hold Ctrl + press F11] -> View -> HTML Report - All Items.

* Here is the list of Disabled (+ Stopped) services on my tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop (used only as example):
http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#LAP
that in my opinion start, enable +/- are interconnected/interdependent/interrelated to adware, tracking, spyware, telemetry,
phone-home, unsafe, forced, behind-my-back, unused, unnecessary, useless, obsolete +/- bloat, and obtained by running
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.MSC [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]: view/start/stop/disable, set to Disabled/Manual/Automatic
Windows Services -> Start button/logo/orb -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type
services.msc
-> click OK or press Enter -> test + tweak each service by hand individually or in pairs/batches/groups (if
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated) *only* after learning about them -> see links above.
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) [AxInstSV]
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) [AarSvc]
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) ?????? [AarSvc_??????]
AllJoyn Router Service [AJRouter]
App Readiness [AppReadiness]
Application Layer Gateway Service [ALG]
AppLocker Filter (Smartlocker Filter driver) [applockerfltr]
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) [AppXSvc]
AssignedAccessManager Service [AssignedAccessManagerSvc]
Auto Time Zone Updater [tzautoupdate]
Background Intelligent Transfer Service [BITS] = DISABLED by WUB -> "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" [above]
BitLocker Drive Encryption Service [BDESVC]
Block Level Backup Engine Service [wbengine]
Capability Access Manager Service [camsvc]
CaptureService [CaptureService]
CaptureService_?????? [CaptureService_??????]
Cellular Time [autotimesvc]
Client License Service (ClipSVC) [ClipSVC]
Clipboard User Service [cbdhsvc]
Clipboard User Service_?????? [cbdhsvc_??????]
Connected User Experiences and Telemetry [DiagTrack]
Contact Data [PimIndexMaintenanceSvc]
Contact Data ?????? [PimIndexMaintenanceSvc_??????]
Credential Manager [VaultSvc]
Credential Enrollment Manager User Service [CredentialEnrollmentManagerUserSvc]
Credential Enrollment Manager User Service ?????? [CredentialEnrollmentManagerUserSvc_??????]
Data Sharing Service [DsSvc]
Data Usage [DusmSvc]
Debug reg service [debugregsvc]
Delivery Optimization [DoSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" [above]
Developer Tools Service [DeveloperToolsService]
DevicePicker [DevicePickerUserSvc]
DevicePicker_?????? [DevicePickerUserSvc_??????]
Display Enhancement Service [DisplayEnhancementService]
DNS Client [Dnscache]
Dolby DAX API Service [DolbyDAXAPI]
Downloaded Maps Manager [MapsBroker]
Enterprise App Management Service [EntAppSvc]
File History Service [fhsvc]
Fortemedia APO Control Service [FMAPOService]
Function Discovery Provider Host [fdPHost]
Function Discovery Resource Publication [FDResPub]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service [BcastDVRUserService]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service ?????? [BcastDVRUserService_??????]
Geolocation Service [lfsvc]
Graphics Performance Service [GraphicsPerfSvc]
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) [SharedAccess]
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper [lltdsvc]
Local Profile Assistant Service [wlpasvc]
Messaging Service [MessagingService]
Messaging Service ?????? [MessagingService_??????]
Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant [wlidsvc]
Microsoft App-V Client [AppVClient]
Microsoft Passport [NgcSvc]
Microsoft Passport Container [NgcCtnrSvc]
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service [diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service]
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider [swprv]
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP [smphost]
Microsoft Store Install Service [InstallService]
Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service [SmsRouter]
Natural Authentication [NaturalAuthentication]
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service [NetTcpPortSharing]
Network Connection Broker [NcbService]
Network Connectivity Assistant (NCA) [NcaSvc]
Offline Files [CscService]
Optimize drives [defragsvc]
Parental Controls [WpcMonSvc]
Payments and NFC/SE Manager [SEMgrSvc]
Peer Name Resolution Protocol [PNRPsvc]
Peer Networking Grouping [p2psvc]
Peer Networking Identity Manager [p2pimsvc]
Performance Counter DLL Host [PerfHost]
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service [PNRPAutoReg]
Printer Extensions and Notifications [PrintNotify]
PrintWorkflow [PrintWorkflowUserSvc]
PrintWorkflow ?????? [PrintWorkflowUserSvc_??????]
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support [wercplsupport]
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience [QWAVE]
Remote Access Connection Manager [RasMan]
Remote Desktop Configuration [SessionEnv]
Remote Desktop Services [TermService]
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector [UmRdpService]
Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) [rpcapd]
Remote Registry [RemoteRegistry]
Retail Demo Service [RetailDemo]
Routing and Remote Access [RemoteAccess]
Security Center [wscsvc]
Sensor Data Service [SensorDataService]
Sensor Monitoring Service [SensrSvc]
Sensor Service [SensorService]
Server [LanmanServer]
Shared PC Account Manager [shpamsvc]
Spatial Data Service [SharedRealitySvc]
Storage Tiers Management [TieringEngineService]
Sync Host [OneSyncSvc]
Sync Host ?????? [OneSyncSvc_??????]
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper [lmhosts]
Time Broker [TimeBrokerSvc]
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service [TabletInputService]
Update Orchestrator Service [UsoSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" [above]
User Data Access [UserDataSvc]
User Data Access ?????? [UserDataSvc_??????]
User Data Storage [UnistoreSvc]
User Data Storage ?????? [UnistoreSvc_??????]
User Experience Virtualization Service [UevAgentService]
Volume Shadow Copy [VSS]
Volumetric Audio Compositor Service [VacSvc]
Wallet Service [WalletService]
Windows Backup [SDRSVC]
Windows Biometric Service [WbioSrvc]
Windows Camera Frame Server [FrameServer]
Windows Connection Manager [Wcmsvc]
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar [wcncsvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service [WdNisSvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Service [WinDefend]
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service [WEPHOSTSVC]
Windows Event Collector [Wecsvc]
Windows Insider Program (WIP) [wisvc]
Windows License Manager Service [LicenseManager]
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service [WMPNetworkSvc]
Windows Mixed Reality OpenXR Service [MixedRealityOpenXRSvc]
Windows Perception Service [spectrum]
Windows Perception Simulation Service [perceptionsimulation]
Windows Push Notifications System Service [WpnService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service [WpnUserService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service ?????? [WpnUserService_??????]
Windows PushToInstall Service [PushToInstall]
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) [WinRM]
Windows Search [WSearch]
Windows Security Service [SecurityHealthService]
Windows Update [wuauserv] = DISABLED by WUB -> "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" [above]
Windows Update Medic Service [WaaSMedicSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" [above]
Work Folders [workfolderssvc]
Workstation [LanmanWorkstation]
Xbox Accessory Management Service [XboxGipSvc]
Xbox Live Auth Manager [XblAuthManager]
Xbox Live Game Save [XblGameSave]
Xbox Live Networking Service [XboxNetApiSvc]
Services that refuse to be disabled or to have their status (Automatic/Manual/Disabled) changed from within SERVICES.MSC can be
disabled/(re)enabled using the Registry Editor (RegEdit): right-click RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]
or its shortcut/link -> Run as Administrator -> go to this registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
-> click left hand pane desired service name registry key [example: Dnscache]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache
-> double-click right hand pane "Start" DWORD [REG_DWORD] registry value -> change its numeric value to 4 [which means Disabled] ->
press OK -> exit RegEdit.
IMPORTANT:
**********
- Your custom/specific needs/choices/preferences/settings and devices/hardware/software/services for specific pairs/batches/groups
of interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services may be different depeding on what you do with your
computer(s)/portable(s)/device(s), and/or what (combination of) devices/hardware/software/services you are using.
- Make sure to review carefully each service documentation, and most importantly each service "Dependencies" tab as shown in
SERVICES.MSC *before* disabling them (example):
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Windows-10-Service-Dependencies.png
NOTE:
*****
Windows 10 introduced a new "breed" of Windows services: Per User services, marked at the end of the name string with an
underscore [_] or a space [ ] followed by a 4-12 digit numeric string [Locally Unique IDentifier (LUID)], which is unique for each
user/user session/login/up time, depending on which Windows 10/11 build/edition/release/update/version you are using.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://helgeklein.com/blog/per-user-services-in-windows-info-and-configuration/
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Per User services can be disabled and/or prevented from being (re)created by changing their default "LaunchProtected", "Security"
and/or "UserServiceFlags" registry DWORD [REG_DWORD] 32-bit or Binary [REG_BINARY] numeric values to null [dword:0 or hex:00/hex(0):]
(examples):
http://docs.microsoft.com/answers/questions/401557/
See also "Comprehensive Windows Registry Guide" chapter -> "Registry Structure" section in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RTS
CAUTION:
Disabling/changing some of these registry keys/values may impair/limit normal/proper Windows functionality/operation, cause errors,
or even lock you out of your Windows Operating System (OS)!
Make sure you already have a current full Windows backup copy and backups of all main registry keys saved in binary format *before*
making any changes = see "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Only after that...
******************
Plan A
~~~~~~
Disable Per User service [WpnUserService] from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line (example):
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
OR if method above does not work (using same example):
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Plan B
~~~~~~
In case both methods above do not work due to Windows 10/11 registry protection, you may need to do this by hand by using the
Registry Editor (%WinDir%\RegEdit.exe) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] (using same example): right-click RegEdit or its
shortcut/link -> Run as Administrator -> go to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
and then to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services
and then to this registry key (if present):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services
-> click left hand pane desired service name registry key [example: WpnUserService] (if present) -> double-click right hand
pane "Start" DWORD [REG_DWORD] registry value -> change its numeric value to 4 [which means Disabled]-> press OK -> exit
RegEdit.
Repeat same steps for the other registry values above and set their DWORD [REG_DWORD] or Binary [REG_BINARY] numeric values
to null [dword:0 or hex:00 or hex(0):] (see above):
LaunchProtected [REG_DWORD] = dword:0
Security [REG_BINARY] = hex:00 [hex(0):]
UserServiceFlags [REG_DWORD] = dword:0
Plan C
~~~~~~
In case "Plan B" above does not work due to Windows 10/11 registry protection, you can do this by hand by running the Registry
Editor (%WinDir%\RegEdit.exe) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] as TrustedInstaller (highest available user level privileges)
using AdvancedRun.exe (example):
AdvancedRun.exe /EXEFilename "%windir%\REGEDIT.EXE" /RunAs 8 /Run
AdvancedRun [AdvancedRun.exe] 32-bit + 64-bit GUI interface + DOS console command line tool for Windows Vista/newer
32-bit + 64-bit runs any app/batch/command/executable/function/process/program/script/service/task/tool as
Administrator/SYSTEM/TrustedInstaller/any user with elevated/highest/protected privileges/rights, compatibility,
environment, ownership, permissions, priority, properties, useful for task automation in BATch (.BAT), CoMmanD (.CMD) +
Visual Basic Script (.VBS) files, highly customizable:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/advanced_run.html
AdvancedRun 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/advancedrun-x64.zip
AdvancedRun 32-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/advancedrun.zip
Run Programs as TrustedInstaller:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-program-as-trustedinstaller-locked-registry-keys-files/
See also "Everything About The Infamous (Not So) Trusted Installer" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
As soon as the RegEdit window is open, repeat all steps above from "Plan B".
Example: Windows Defender Antivirus Service [WinDefend] can be disabled only by using RegEdit as TrustedInstaller, or if
you're running a Windows 10 edition other than Home, it may still be available by running Group Policy Editor (GPEdit.msc).
http://tipsmake.com/instructions-to-turn-off-windows-defender-completely-on-windows-10
Final Step
~~~~~~~~~~
No matter which "Plan" you have used, you should restart/reboot Windows for all changes to take effect.

* ALWAYS ON: *never* Stop nor Disable these Windows 10 drivers + services, which are critical, essential +/- vital for
the integrity and proper functionality of the operating system and its core components:
Display Policy Service [DispBrokerDesktopSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dispbrokerdesktopsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DispBroker.Desktop.dll
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service [BrokerInfrastructure]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/brokerinfrastructure/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\psmsrv.dll
Embedded Mode [embeddedmode]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/embeddedmode/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\embeddedmodesvc.dll
TCP/IP Protocol Driver [Tcpip]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/tcpip/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
Capability Access Manager Service [camsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/camsvc/
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service [NetTcpPortSharing]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/nettcpportsharing/
http://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/framework/wcf/feature-details/net-tcp-port-sharing/
http://www.windows-security.org/windows-service/nettcp-port-sharing-service/
Diagnostic Policy Service [DPS]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dps/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\dps.dll
Diagnostic Execution Service [diagsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/diagsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DiagSvc.dll
Diagnostic Service Host [WdiServiceHost]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/wdiservicehost/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\wdi.dll
Diagnostic System Host [WdiSystemHost]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/wdisystemhost/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\wdi.dll
CoreMessaging [CoreMessagingRegistrar]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/coremessagingregistrar/
Security Accounts Manager [SamSs]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/samss/
Display Enhancement Service [DisplayEnhancementService]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/displayenhancementservice/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Microsoft.Graphics.Display.DisplayEnhancementService.dll
User Manager [UserManager]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/usermanager/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\usermgr.dll
Web Account Manager [TokenBroker]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/tokenbroker/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\TokenBroker.dll
Redirected Buffering Sub System [rdbss]
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/ifs/the-redirected-drive-buffering-subsystem/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/rdbss/
MUP (Multiple UNC Provider) Driver [Mup]
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\mup.sys
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/ifs/support-for-unc-naming-and-mup/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/mup/
CD/DVD File System Reader driver [cdfs]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cdfs/
Universal Disk Format File System driver [udfs]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/udfs/
Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver [CldFlt]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cldflt/
Kernel Cryptography Driver [CNG]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cng/
CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider Driver [cnghwassist]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cnghwassist/
Cryptographic Services [CryptSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cryptsvc/
Filter Manager Driver (FltMgr) [FltMgr]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/fltmgr/
Spot Verifier [svsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/svsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\svsvc.dll
Device Management Enrollment Service [DmEnrollmentSvc]
Device Management Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Push message Routing Service [dmwappushservice]
Network List Service [netprofm]
Network Location Awareness [NlaSvc]
NVIDIA Display Container LS [NVDisplay.ContainerLocalSystem]
State Repository Service [StateRepository]
Storage Service [StorSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/storsvc/
Storage Tiers Management [TieringEngineService]
WWAN AutoConfig [WwanSvc]
System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker [sgrmbroker.exe]
http://www.winosbite.com/sgrmbroker-exe/
Windows Socket 2.0 Non IFS Service Provider Support Environment Driver [WS2IFSL]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/ws2ifsl/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\WS2IFSL.SYS
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/Windows_Socket_2.0_Non_IFS_Service_Provider_Support_Environment-12029.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layered_Service_Provider
http://flylib.com/books/en/1.397.1.105/1/

* Here is the list of Windows 10 services needed/recommended for broadband, bluetooth + Wi-Fi/wireless remote
connections/internet/networks, devices/services, all set to Manual [triggered to start/wake up as necessary by other
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services, devices, drivers, functions, apps/programs, residents, and/or tasks]:
AVCTP service [BthAvctpSvc]
Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service [BTAGService]
Bluetooth Support Service [bthserv]
Bluetooth User Support Service [BluetoothUserService]
Bluetooth User Support Service_?????? [BluetoothUserService_??????]
Cellular Time [autotimesvc]
Connected Devices Platform Service [CDPSvc]
Connected Devices Platform User Service [CDPUserSvc]
Connected Devices Platform User Service_?????? [CDPUserSvc_??????]
ConsentUX [ConsentUxUserSvc]
ConsentUX_?????? [ConsentUxUserSvc_??????]
Credential Manager [VaultSvc]
Cryptographic Services [CryptSvc]
Data Sharing Service [DsSvc]
Device Association Service [DeviceAssociationService]
Device Install Service [DeviceInstall]
Device Management Enrollment Service [DmEnrollmentSvc]
Device Management Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Push message Routing Service [dmwappushservice]
Device Setup Manager [DsmSvc]
DeviceAssociationBroker [DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc]
DeviceAssociationBroker_?????? [DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc_??????]
DevicesFlow [DevicesFlowUserSvc]
DevicesFlow_?????? [DevicesFlowUserSvc_??????]
DevQuery Background Discovery Broker [DevQueryBroker]
Embedded Mode [embeddedmode]
Extensible Authentication Protocol [Eaphost]
MessagingService [MessagingService]
MessagingService_?????? [MessagingService_??????]
Natural Authentication [NaturalAuthentication]
Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup [NcdAutoSetup]
Network List Service [netprofm]
Network Location Awareness [NlaSvc]
Network Setup Service [NetSetupSvc]
Network Store Interface Service [nsi]
OpenSSH Authentication Agent [ssh-agent]
Portable Device Enumerator Service [WPDBusEnum]
Radio Management Service [RmSvc]
Sensor Data Service [SensorDataService]
Sensor Monitoring Service [SensrSvc]
Sensor Service [SensorService]
SNMP Trap [SNMPTRAP]
Wi-Fi Direct Services Connection Manager Service [WFDSConMgrSvc]
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar [wcncsvc]
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service [WEPHOSTSVC]
Windows Management Service [WManSvc]
Windows Mobile Hotspot Service [icssvc]
WWAN AutoConfig [WwanSvc]

* Here is the list of running (+ enabled: Automatic or Manual) services on my tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop (used only as example):
http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#LAP
that in my opinion are essential, necessary, useful, unavoidable, indispensable, depend on
other/interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services, +/- on which other/interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services
depend on, +/- cater to the (combination of) custom/specific needs/choices/preferences/settings and devices/hardware/software/services
I use, and obtained by running command below from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
NET.EXE START>SVC_STARTED.TXT
AVCTP service
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service
Base Filtering Engine
Bluetooth Audio Gateway Service
Bluetooth Support Service
CNG Key Isolation
COM+ Event System
CoreMessaging
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Device Association Service
Device Setup Manager
DHCP Client
Diagnostic Policy Service
Diagnostic Service Host
Diagnostic System Host
Display Enhancement Service
Display Policy Service
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Encrypting File System (EFS)
Extensible Authentication Protocol
Human Interface Device Service
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
IP Helper
Local Session Manager
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness
Network Store Interface Service
Plug and Play
Power
Print Spooler
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Radio Management Service
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
RPC Endpoint Mapper
Secondary Logon
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service
Security Accounts Manager
Server
Shell Hardware Detection
Software Protection
SSDP Discovery
State Repository Service
Storage Service
SysMain
System Event Notification Service
System Events Broker
Task Scheduler
Themes
Time Broker
User Data Access
User Data Storage
User Manager
User Profile Service
Web Account Manager
Windows Audio
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Windows Connection Manager
Windows Defender Firewall
Windows Event Log
Windows Font Cache Service
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Wired AutoConfig
WLAN AutoConfig
Workstation
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Windows Settings (WS) + Control Panel (CP) Shortcuts



* Create Windows 10 Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel + Metro/Tile/Store/UWP
apps/programs/games/tools command(s) shortcut(s) (.lnk, .url): Desktop (empty spot) -> right-click -> New -> Shortcut ->
cut & paste respective "ms-settings:xxxx" text string listed below [not all are available, some may differ depending on installed
Windows OS edition/update(s) and/or installed apps/features/programs/games/tools and/or configuration/settings]:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app/
See also my Windows 10 Settings Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) commands links/shortcuts listed in WIN10SET.HTM (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
Similar resources:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_create_a_shortcut_to_any_windows_settings.html
http://tenop.com/windows-10-settings-links-launch-list-guide/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/ms-settings-commands-in-windows-10/
http://4sysops.com/wiki/list-of-ms-settings-uri-commands-to-open-specific-settings-in-windows-10/history/?revision=1558411
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-settings.html
http://shortcutworld.com/Windows/win/Windows-Run-Commands_-Settings_-and-Start-Menu-Shortcuts
http://www.benecke.cloud/windows-10-modify-settings-page/
http://appuals.com/customize-settings-page-visibility-in-windows-10/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settings_(Windows)
To access any of these Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) links/shortcuts: make sure you're logged in with
Administrator/Sysadmin/SYSTEM privileges -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:
-> press Enter.
OR this command:
EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:
-> press Enter.
See also "Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMg) Control Panel" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



* For more tweaks, hacks + fixes (all included):
- MDGx "Win10/11 Block Tools (10_BLOCK)" section in 10_BLOCK.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT
- MDGx "Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" chapter in WINDOWS8.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
- MDGx "Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Some apply to Windows 10.

* Windows 10/11 Tweaks + Fixes web sites:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/category/windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.howtogeek.com/
http://www.wintips.org/
http://www.tweaks.com/windows-10/
http://www.tweakhound.com/tag/this-site+windows-10/
http://www.tweakhound.com/2021/05/19/tweaking-windows-10-version-21h1/
http://www.sourcedaddy.com/windows-10/
http://www.techspot.com/
http://www.smallvoid.com/
http://www.intowindows.com/?s=windows+10
http://www.askvg.com/category/windows-10/
http://www.ghacks.net/category/windows/
http://www.elevenforum.com/tutorials/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/
http://www.winhelponline.com/
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-use-windows-10/

* Disable/Uninstall +/- Reenable/Reinstall built-in/preinstalled/provisioned/hidden/uninstallable built-in/store Windows 10
Universal Windows Platforms (UWP)/modern/native/tile apps:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/remove-provisioned-apps-during-update/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/remove-provisioned-apps-during-update/#registry-keys-for-provisioned-apps
http://4sysops.com/archives/remove-provisioned-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/
http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/
http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-remove-all-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html#option3
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/uninstall-restore-windows-10-builtin-apps/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/remove_windows_10_apps_using_powershell.html
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-remove-bloatware-windows-10/
http://appuals.com/how-to-remove-bloatware-on-windows-10/
http://appuals.com/how-to-uninstall-programs-on-windows-10-that-wont-uninstall/
http://mbplace.net/hacks.html
http://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy/
Use 1 of these tools [free(ware)]:
- O&O AppBuster uninstalls/reinstalls preinstalled/built-in/hidden Windows 10 Store Apps:
http://www.oo-software.com/en/ooappbuster/
File:
http://dl5.oo-software.com/files/ooappbuster/OOAPB.exe
- 10AppsManager uninstalls/reinstalls preinstalled/built-in/hidden Windows 10 Store Apps:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/10appsmanager-windows-10/
File:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/10amW10.zip
- Windows10Debloater using PowerShell script files (.ps1):
http://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/
Files [right-click each 1 -> Save as...]:
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/master/Windows10Debloater.ps1
http://raw.githubusercontent.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater/master/Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run one of these commands [using default Downloads folder] -> press Enter:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1
[and click desired selection boxes] or:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\Windows10Debloater.ps1
- Windows 10 Decrapifier + Optimization for 18xx/19xx/2xxx:
http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/4378-windows-10-decrapifier-18xx-19xx-2xxx/
File:
http://gist.github.com/BenNottelling/9c43d168e8344ac7c971c701c5f5e455#file-w10onarm_setup_batch-bat
Optimize Windows 10/11 Services for increased performance:
http://discourse.pi64.win/t/optimizing-windows-10-services-for-increased-performance/
Follow this comprehensive guide:
http://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy/
Example:
Uninstall Game DVR + Xbox apps: right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe
[default location in Windows 10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.GetHelp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Getstarted_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.MSPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Office.OneNote_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.OneConnect_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.People_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Print3D_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Wallet_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsCamera_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.3DBuilder_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.HEVCVideoExtension_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deprovisioned\Microsoft.Messaging_8wekyb3d8bbwe]
;
------End cut & paste here------
Uninstall/Remove Quick Assist app:
http://walkersam.blogspot.com/2017/10/how-to-uninstall-quick-assist-within.html
http://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy/issues/37/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run this command -> press Enter:
Remove-WindowsCapability -online -name App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
OR this command -> press Enter:
Get-WindowsPackage -Online | Where PackageName -like *QuickAssist* | Remove-WindowsPackage -Online -NoRestart
Uninstall/Remove Microsoft Hello Face + Hello for Business apps:
http://dirteam.com/sander/2020/07/02/howto-delete-your-windows-hello-for-business-registration/
http://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy/issues/37/
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
certutil.exe -DeleteHelloContainer
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run this command -> press Enter:
Get-WindowsPackage -Online | Where PackageName -like *Hello-Face* | Remove-WindowsPackage -Online -NoRestart
Uninstall/Remove Contact Support + Feedback (Hub) apps:
http://www.winaero.com/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-contact-support-in-windows-10/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_uninstall_the_feedback_hub.html
File:
http://www.winaero.com/downloads/Uninstall_Contact_Support.zip
Use an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
to open "Uninstall_Contact_Support.zip" archive and extract "Uninstall Contact Support.cmd" + "install_wim_tweak.exe" into
the same dedicated/empty directory/folder -> right-click "Uninstall Contact Support.cmd" -> Run as Administrator ->
restart/reboot.
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage *feedback* | Remove-AppXPackage

* Turn ON Prefetch, SuperFetch + SysMain services to speed up loading of frequently used executables (.exe) in
Windows 7/newer:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99821-enable-disable-superfetch-windows.html
http://www.technipages.com/windows-enable-disable-superfetch/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RpcSs\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RpcSs]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SysMain\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\SysMain]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:2
"SvcMemHardLimitInMB"=dword:002dc6c0
"SvcMemMidLimitInMB"=dword:0000012c
"SvcMemSoftLimitInMB"=dword:0000001e
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:3
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:3
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Windows 10/11 Custom Installs: Guides + Downloads:
- MS DOCs: System builder deployment of Windows 10 for desktop editions:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/system-builder-deployment/
- MS DOCs: Add a Custom Script to Windows Setup:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/add-a-custom-script-to-windows-setup/
- MS DOCs: Configuration and settings:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configuration-and-settings/
- Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK):
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install/
WADK -> see "Essential Add-ons, Components, Fixes, Updates, Tools + Games [free(ware)]" section further below:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT
- The IT Bros: Sysprep Windows 10 and 11 Machine: Step by Step Guide:
http://theitbros.com/sysprep-windows-machine/
- Win10XPE + Win10PESE packages:
http://win10se.cwcodes.net/Compressed/
- Windows 10 Lite (Better Privacy) Setup Helper customization scripts:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/windows-10-lite/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_10_lite.html
- gHacks: Run Windows 10 Setup Script after installation to customize the OS:
http://www.ghacks.net/2020/08/19/run-windows-10-setup-script-after-installation-to-customize-the-os/
- Sophia Script for Windows 10/11:
http://github.com/farag2/Sophia-Script-for-Windows/
Download:
http://github.com/farag2/Sophia-Script-for-Windows/releases/latest/

* Turn OFF Network Location Awareness (NLA) service (NlaSvc) Active Probing + Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) Taskbar
icon in Windows 8/8.1/10/11:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4494446/
http://newsignature.com/articles/network-location-awareness-service-can-ruin-day-fix/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/winsock/network-location-awareness-service-provider-nla--2/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator]
"DisablePassivePolling"=dword:1
"NoActiveProbe"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
BUG:
****
Your active/current/installed internet/network/LAN/WAN/Wi-Fi/wireless connection might report this false error
(NCSI Taskbar icon):
"No Internet"
even if it works properly.
http://superuser.com/questions/1400187/
FIX:
****
In such cases you can (re)enable these 2 registry values:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator]
"DisablePassivePolling"=dword:0
"NoActiveProbe"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn ON/repair NTFS Long Paths (> 260 characters) in Windows 10 with installed versions of Microsoft .Net Framework
Redistributable (NFR) OLDer than 4.6.2:
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.FileSys::LongPathsEnabled
http://superuser.com/questions/1119883/
http://www.howtogeek.com/266621/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-enable-ntfs-long-paths-in-windows-10/
NFR 4.6.2 + NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10:
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/jeremykuhne/2016/07/30/net-4-6-2-and-long-paths-on-windows-10/
RECOMMENDED:
Install NEWest available version (if you haven't already) of Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON classic style Volume Control in Windows 10/11:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/enable-old-volume-control-in-windows-10/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC]
"EnableMtcUvc"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Pin to Taskbar/Pin to Start Menu right-click items for apps/files/folders/documents/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/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToTaskbar"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Open, Print + Edit right-click context menu limited to 16 items or less with 15 or more files/items selected
in Windows 10 (example: limit increased to 1000000000 = one billion):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2022295/
http://docs.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/windows-client/shell-experience/context-menus-shortened-select-over-15-files/
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-open-more-than-15-files-at-once-from-context-menu-in-windows/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:3b9aca00
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

* Turn OFF User Account Control (UAC) + Limited User Account (LUA) service (LUAfv) annoyances + restore classic UAC interface
from Windows Vista/7:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5509-user-account-control-uac-change-settings-windows-8-a.html
http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-modern-uac-prompt-and-credential-ui-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/microsoft-has-removed-the-classic-uac-prompt-from-windows-10/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/luafv/
http://parsons-technology.com/what-is-luafv/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/microsoft-windows-lua-settings/
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
WARNING:
********
If LUAfv service [provided by the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\luafv.sys driver] is disabled [.reg file below: "Start"=dword:4]
certain Windows components/features/functions will not work, and Windows Server users may experience errors:
http://developpaper.com/windows-ad-error-message-resolution-uac-file-virtualization-service-failed-to-start-this-driver-is-blocked-from-loading/
http://www.wincert.net/windows-server/event-id-7000-uac-file-virtualization-error/
http://www.microsoftpressstore.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2228450&seqNum=9
http://www.programmersought.com/article/27216104324/
Examples:
- Internet Explorer (IE) sandbox mode = DISABLED;
- Metro/Tile/Store/Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps = DISABLED;
- certain Windows Server components + functions = DISABLED.
CAUTION:
********
This requires adequate/advanced knowledge about critical computing, operating systems, shared environments, networks,
cybersecurity.
Recommended for single user environments.
Not recommended for multiuser/networked/enterprise environments processing/storing/delivering encrypted/protected/secure
critical/private/sensitive/vital analysis/data/information.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; MUST restart/reboot after turning UAC ON or OFF !
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableLUA"=dword:0
; Restore classic UAC interface from Windows Vista/7:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks]
"XamlCredUIAvailable"=dword:0
; Disable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\luafv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\luafv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: MUST restart/reboot after turning UAC ON or OFF !
:: Disable User Account Control file virtualization (LUAfv) Service:
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP luafv
SC.EXE CONFIG luafv START= disabled
:: Disable UAC:
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot.
FIX:
Fix UAC prompt greyed out or missing Yes button in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/108280-fix-uac-prompt-has-grayed-out-missing-yes-button-windows-10-a.html

* Tweak Desktop, Explorer, interface (GUI, Shell, API), mouse/cursor + keyboard/input annoyances in Windows XP/newer:
MenuShowDelay -> "MENUSHOWDELAY" -> REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#MENUDELAY
TileWallpaper -> "STRETCH WALLPAPER" -> TIPS98.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/98-1.htm#STRETCH
CursorBlinkRate -> "BLINK... NOT!" -> REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#BLINK
NoAutoReturnToWelcome:
http://sourceforge.net/p/unattended/mailman/message/32062919/
WindowArrangementActive:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4343-turn-off-snap-windows-windows-10-a.html
MouseWheelRouting:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/12816-turn-off-scroll-inactive-windows-windows-10-a.html
JointResize, SnapAssist + SnapFill:
http://superuser.com/questions/1516878/
DockMoving:
http://superuser.com/questions/1039039/
DockTargetMouseWidth:
http://superuser.com/questions/1462732/
NOTE:
Some of these settings are available only in Windows 8/8.1/10/11/newer.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
"MouseWheelRouting"=dword:2
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
"MouseWheelRouting"=dword:2
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Microsoft text input application memory resident process executable (.exe) used by portable device, touch, software
+ virtual keyboards, and which load after every Windows (re)boot/(re)start/login, and consume hardware (processing: CPU) +
software (operating system: memory, timers) resources:
http://computerverge.com/microsoft-text-input-application-how-to-disable-or-fix-high-cpu-consumption/
http://itectec.com/superuser/windows-10-how-to-prevent-microsoft-text-input-application-from-starting/
http://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/abx8ct/
This executable might bear a different name and/or have a different location/folder name depending on your installed Windows
10/11 build/edition/release/update/version (examples):
InputApp.exe
TextInputHost.exe
WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe
These executables (.exe) can be located for example in 1 of these folders [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]:
%WinDir%\SystemApps\InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
%WinDir%\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy
Do this from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these 9 commands
-> press Enter after each line:
TASKKILL.EXE /IM InputApp.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM TextInputHost.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM "WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe" /F /T
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SystemApps\InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy" "InputApp_cw5n1h2txyewy_OLD"
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy" /grant:r %UserName%:(OI)(CI)F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy" "MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy_OLD"
ICACLS.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/icacls/
http://adamtheautomator.com/icacls/
TAKEOWN.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/takeown/
Alternative method: use the registry to redirect these executables (.exe) to execute/run/start another app/program
executable instead, for example 1 that is an intrinsic part of Windows [systray.exe]:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\InputApp.exe]
"Debugger"="systray.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\TextInputHost.exe]
"Debugger"="systray.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\WindowsInternal.ComposableShell.Experiences.TextInput.InputApp.exe]
"Debugger"="systray.exe"
;
------End cut & paste here------
BEWARE:
Fix DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) errors in DCOMcnfg.exe/comexp.msc:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-distributedcom-error-10016-windows/
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/50926.windows-component-services-troubleshooting-unable-to-edit-dcom-security-permissions.aspx
DCOMcnfg.exe + comexp.msc:
http://docs.microsoft.com/cpp/atl/dcomcnfg/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/com/enabling-com-security-using-dcomcnfg/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/com/setting-processwide-security-using-dcomcnfg/
http://webconnection.west-wind.com/docs/_4kg0z4g3p.htm
DCOM:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_Component_Object_Model

* Add frequently used/must-have/favorite apps/programs/tools, Control Panel (CP), Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control
Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel items/links/shortcuts to Desktop right-click menu (examples): -> see
"Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMg) Control Panel" chapter ->
"* Control Panel (CP) CLSID (GUID) keys, commands, shortcuts + folders in Windows 7/newer (examples):" -> WINDOWS7.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
See also Windows 10/11 Settings Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) commands listed in WIN10SET.HTM (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
Complete list of my all-time favorite + must-have tools [free(ware)]:
MDGx List of Useful Windows NTx Tools in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
MDGx Software Essentials in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
I use all of these [almost ;-/] every day:
- 7-Zip 64-bit:
http://www.7-zip.org/
- Universal Extractor 64-bit:
http://bioruebe.com/dev/uniextract/
- AutoRuns 64-bit:
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns/
- NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
- Default Programs Editor (DPE):
http://www.defaultprogramseditor.com/
- Classic Task Manager (TM) 64-bit:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-good-old-task-manager-in-windows-8/
- Winaero Tweaker 64-bit:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
- Open-Shell 64-bit:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) 64-bit:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
- Chromium web browser 64-bit:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Win10 All Settings:
http://www.wintools.info/index.php/win10-all-settings/
- Windows Update Blocker (WUB) 64-bit:
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
- Programmer's File Editor 32-bit (PFE32):
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/steveb/cpaap/pfe/
- IObit Unlocker:
http://www.iobit.com/iobit-unlocker.php
- grepWin 64-bit:
http://tools.stefankueng.com/grepWin.html
- T-Clock Redux 64-bit:
http://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock/
- TransparentMenu:
http://www.moo0.com/software/TransparentMenu/
- TrayIcon:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/TI25.ZIP
- ClickOff:
http://johanneshuebner.com/quickcms/index.html%3Fde_downloads,2.html
- MDGx File Manager (FM) 32-bit:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
- Microsoft File Manager (FM) 64-bit:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMMS
- FreeCommander (FC) XE:
http://www.freecommander.com/
- NexusFile:
http://www.xiles.app/
- NetMeter:
http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/
- JPEGView 64-bit:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpegview/
- IrfanView 64-bit:
http://www.irfanview.com/
- K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega + Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) Lite 64-bit:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
- foobar2000:
http://www.foobar2000.org/
- Desktop Background Tuner (DBT) [from "Windows 8" folder]:
http://www.winaero.com/desktop-background-tuner/
- Swiss File Knife (SFK):
http://www.stahlworks.com/dev/swiss-file-knife.html
- Calibre:
http://www.calibre-ebook.com/
- Libre Office Portable:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/office/libreoffice_portable/
- FileZilla 64-bit:
http://www.filezilla-project.org/
Here is my Windows 10 Desktop right-click menu [JPEG screen capture]:
http://www.mdgx.com/Desktop_right-click_extended_Win10_3840x2160.jpg
LIMITATION:
Desktop/Explorer/icon/item/link/shortcut shell context right-click submenus (subfolders) allow a maximum of 16 items each in
all Windows NTx builds/editions/releases/versions -> example: see "||–––– Windows Settings (WS) = NATIVE ––––>" item from
JPEG above.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs]
@="Add/Uninstall Programs + Features = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="appwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext]
@="Associate File Extension With... (Default Program)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,60"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio]
@="Audio Volume Mixer = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SNDVOL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio\command]
@="SNDVOL.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS]
@="Bluetooth Settings = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="bthprops.cpl,2"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype]
@="ClearType Text Tuner = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CTTUNE.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype\command]
@="CTTUNE.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp]
@="Colors, Appearance + Transparency = Aero = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,18"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\\1\\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}\\pageColorization"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS]
@="Control Panel (CP) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS]
@="Windows Settings = a.k.a. Control Panel (CP) (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons]
@="Desktop Icons Settings = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DESK.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL DESK.CPL,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr]
@="Device Manager (DevMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="hdwwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DEVMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn]
@="Devices + Printers"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE Printers"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman]
@="Disk Manager (DiskMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DISKMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD]
@="DOS Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CMD.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD\command]
@="CMD.EXE /K CD /D COLOR 07 && TITLE \"Administrator DOS Console\""
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess]
@="Ease of Access Center (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UTILMAN.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess\command]
@="UTILMAN.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv]
@="Firewall + Advanced Security (WF.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="FirewallControlPanel.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S WF.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt]
@="Files, Folders + Explorer Options = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="fde.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 7"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode]
@="Omnipotent/Master/Mega/“god mode” (OMg) Control Panel"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="WSCUI.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig]
@="System Configuration (MSConfig)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSCONFIG.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig\command]
@="MSCONFIG.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter]
@="Network + Internet Center = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp]
@="Optional Features + Components = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="OptionalFeatures.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp\command]
@="OptionalFeatures.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell]
@="PowerShell Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"Icon"="powershell.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell\command]
@="powershell.exe -noExit -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -ImportSystemModules -command Set-Location -literalPath '%V'"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\REGEDIT.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\REGEDIT.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services]
@="Services (Services.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S SERVICES.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds]
@="Sounds = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="mmsys.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo]
@="System Info (MSInfo)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSINFO32.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo\command]
@="MSINFO32.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop]
@="System Properties + OS Info = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="sysdm.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE system"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv]
@="System Properties Advanced = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,81"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv\command]
@="SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart]
@="Taskbar + Start Button/Logo/Menu/Orb Properties (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,75"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd]
@="Task Scheduler (TaskSchd.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SETUPAPI.DLL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS]
"MUIVerb"="Themes = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"ControlPanelName"="Microsoft.Personalization"
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS]
@="Wallpaper = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-110"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\\pageWallpaper"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog]
@="Default Programs (Associate with...) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,19"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power]
@="Power = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="powercfg.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop]
@="Internet Explorer (IE) Properties = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="inetcpl.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt]
@="Installed Updates = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="wuapi.dll,1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse]
@="Mouse Pointers = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="main.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE MAIN.CPL,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network]
@="Network Connections = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman]
@="Task Manager (TaskMgr)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="TASKMGR.EXE,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman\command]
@="TASKMGR.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts]
@="User Accounts = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="netplwiz.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts\command]
@="netplwiz.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug]
@="Plug/Unplug Removable Drives = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="HotPlug.dll,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale]
@="Display + HD Color (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DpiScaling.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale\command]
@="DpiScaling.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl]
@="User Account Control (UAC) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UserAccountControlSettings.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl\command]
@="UserAccountControlSettings.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS]
@="Notification Area Icons = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS]
@="System Icons = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \\SystemIcons,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp]
@="KILL UNresponsive Task(s) !"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-98"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp\command]
@="CMD.EXE /C TASKKILL.EXE /F /FI \"status eq NOT RESPONDING\" && COLOR B3 && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="Windows Mode: DARK “Side” || LIGHT “Force” •••••••>"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,-1"
"SubCommands"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="DARK “Side” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5412"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="LIGHT “Force” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5411"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt]
@="ReBOOT/ReSTART with Advanced BOOT Options"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="diagperf.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt\command]
@="SHUTDOWN.EXE /R /O /F /T 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Switch between Windows 10/11 Dark/Night ["The Dark Side" ;-/] + Light/Day ["The Light Force" ;-/] Modes on your Desktop,
in programs, utilities, games, apps, web browsers + compatible web sites:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-switch-between-light-and-dark-colors-schedule-automatically-windows-10/
http://www.askvg.com/windows-10-tip-enjoy-dark-theme-in-all-websites-and-software-programs/
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-10-dark-theme/
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/enable-light-mode-windows-10/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-enable-disable-dark-mode-windows-10/
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-enable-dark-mode-in-windows-10/
http://www.ionos.com/digitalguide/server/configuration/windows-10-dark-mode/
http://www.guidingtech.com/disable-dark-mode-windows-10-macos-android-ios/
http://silicophilic.com/dark-mode-guide-for-windows-10/
http://windowsreport.com/dark-mode-chrome-turn-off/
Start button/logo/orb -> Settings -> Personalization [Background, Lock Screen, Colors] -> left hand Colors menu
EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:personalization-colors
-> Choose your color drop down menu -> Dark (example).
Chrome/Chromium web browsers extensions (free):
- Super Dark Mode:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/super-dark-mode/nlgphodeccebbcnkgmokeegopgpnjfkc/
http://sites.google.com/view/crx/sdm/
- Dark Night Mode:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-night-mode/bhbekkddpbpbibiknkcjamlkhoghieie/
http://github.com/DarkNightMode/Dark-Night-Mode-Chrome-Extension/
- Dark Mode for Google Chrome:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode-for-google-chro/pahfpfcfakjnfjgknppagnmajidhakea/
- Dark Mode for Chrome:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode-for-chrome/pjbgfifennfhnbkhoidkdchbflppjncb/
- Dark Mode:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode/declgfomkjdohhjbcfemjklfebflhefl/
- Dark Mode:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode/dpjfjjogncmalibegalebgbnfigonomb/
- Dark Mode Chrome:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode-chrome/eiomngfcbbapjpfnhniipcnhaenhohfg/
- Dark Mode for Google With Customization:
http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-mode-for-google-with/apilamcmachbheijojlagfcbnofbabcj/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
Turn ON The Dark "Side" Mode batch file:
"If you only knew the power of the Dark Side." ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEcwAWi6dk
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Turn ON The Dark "Side" Mode:
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Turn ON The Light "Force" Mode batch file:
"The Force will be with you. Always." ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycCAHYvAUl4
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
:: Turn ON The Light "Force" Mode:
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize" /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF unnecessary, obsolete, insecure/unsafe TCP/IP NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System) Helper service [lmhosts],
NetBIOS Interface driver [NetBIOS], NetBT service [NetBT] + NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT, NBT) protocols for internet/network
connections IF *not* using NetBIOS/NetBT/NBT services +/- sharing data/files/printers over internet/networks who use/depend on
NetBIOS/NetBT/NBT protocols:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBIOS_over_TCP/IP
http://windowsreport.com/how-to-disable-netbios/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/313314/
http://10dsecurity.com/saying-goodbye-netbios/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc940063.aspx
http://support.hidemyass.com/hc/articles/202720396/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/the-problem-with-netbios/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/lmhosts/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/netbios/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/netbt/
http://docs.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/windows-server/networking/disable-netbios-tcp-ip-using-dhcp/
http://docs.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/windows-server/networking/direct-hosting-of-smb-over-tcpip/
http://docs.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/windows-server/networking/configure-tcpip-networking-netbios-turn-off/
http://woshub.com/how-to-disable-netbios-over-tcpip-and-llmnr-using-gpo/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\lmhosts\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\lmhosts]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBIOS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBIOS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Parameters\Interfaces]
"NetbiosOptions"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------
Run Control Panel (CP) Network + Internet Center -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
-> press Enter -> (double-)click your active/running broadband/cable/Ethernet/local/satellite/internet/network/LAN/WAN/NIC/Wi-Fi/wireless/etc
connection icon -> Properties button -> Networking tab -> This connection is using the following items: -> Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4) -> General tab -> Advanced... button -> WINS tab -> check Enable LMHOSTS lookup box -> NetBIOS setting -> check Disable NetBIOS
over TCP/IP box -> Apply/OK.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Disable-NetBIOS-over-TCP-IP.png
In case you're not using and/or are not connected to some network/remote computer(s)/server(s) using insecure/obsolete/outdated
NetBIOS (NetBT, NBT) protocols/interface you can create new Windows Firewall (WF) rules to block all TCP + UDP requests in both
directions (in + out) for the 4 vulnerable local ports [137, 138, 139 + 445] used by NetBIOS (NetBT, NBT):
http://www.grc.com/port_137.htm
http://www.grc.com/port_138.htm
http://www.grc.com/port_139.htm
http://www.grc.com/port_445.htm
From a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press
Enter after each line:
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_137_TCP_IN" protocol=tcp localport=137 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_137_TCP_OUT" protocol=tcp localport=137 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_137_UDP_IN" protocol=udp localport=137 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_137_UDP_OUT" protocol=udp localport=137 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_138_TCP_IN" protocol=tcp localport=138 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_138_TCP_OUT" protocol=tcp localport=138 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_138_UDP_IN" protocol=udp localport=138 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_138_UDP_OUT" protocol=udp localport=138 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_139_TCP_IN" protocol=tcp localport=139 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_139_TCP_OUT" protocol=tcp localport=139 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_139_UDP_IN" protocol=udp localport=139 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_139_UDP_OUT" protocol=udp localport=139 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_445_TCP_IN" protocol=tcp localport=445 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_445_TCP_OUT" protocol=tcp localport=445 dir=out action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_445_UDP_IN" protocol=udp localport=445 dir=in action=block enable=yes
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall add rule name="Block_NetBIOS_port_445_UDP_OUT" protocol=udp localport=445 dir=out action=block enable=yes

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

* FIX: Turn OFF annoying/nagging "Let's make Windows even better..." full screen pop-up in Windows 10/11 with certain Microsoft
Updates [example: April 2022 Cumulative Update: KB5012653, KB5012596, KB5012647, KB5012591 + KB5012599] installed:
http://www.windowslatest.com/2022/04/25/windows-10s-full-screen-setup-nag-screen-returns-heres-how-to-disable-it/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76252-turn-off-windows-welcome-experience-windows-10-a.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/turn_windows_welcome_experience_page_on_or_off_in_windows_10.html
Start -> Windows Settings (WS) or -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type
ms-settings
-> press Enter -> System -> Notifications & Actions -> "Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates..." -> turn OFF.
http://www.tenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/284489d1592760462-turn-off-windows-welcome-experience-windows-10-a-windows_welcome_experience_settings.jpg
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
"SubscribedContent-310093Enabled"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Repair Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar any file type/shortcut/document/link/website/icon/item/object/folder from right-click
shell context menu, and Date + Time popups NOT working properly:
http://superuser.com/questions/1452901/
http://techcult.com/fix-pin-to-taskbar-missing-in-windows-10/
http://docs.microsoft.com/answers/questions/87376/powershell-command-to-pin-apps-to-windows-taskbar.html
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31720595/
http://windowsreport.com/taskbar-not-working-windows-10/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-right-click-not-working-on-start-menu-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/enable-secret-hidden-continuum-ui-new-start-screen-in-windows-10-tp3/
http://www.winaero.com/pin-file-taskbar-windows-10/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-pin-special-windows-shortcuts-taskbar/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/96525-pin-file-taskbar-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3449-pin-taskbar-unpin-taskbar-apps-windows-10-a.html
http://thewindowscentral.com/windows-10-start-menu-not-working/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cant-pin-apps-to-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://windowsreport.com/cant-pin-tiles-start-windows-10/
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-pin-a-website-to-the-taskbar/
Pin to... tool for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) editions:
Pin to Taskbar Command Prompt Utility [syspin.exe] DOS console command line tool 64-bit for Windows 7/newer 64-bit:
http://www.technosys.net/products/utils/pintotaskbar
File:
http://www.technosys.net/download.aspx?file=syspin.exe
syspin.exe command line options, switches + parameters:
http://www.technosys.net/images/products/syspin1.jpg
----------snippity-snip----------
Usage:
syspin.exe ["letter:\filepath\filename.extension"] #####
or
syspin.exe ["letter:\filepath\filename.extension"] "command string"
#####s (numbers) and corresponding command strings:
5386 : Pin to Taskbar:
"%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar"
5387 : Unpin from Taskbar
51201 : Pin to Start:
"%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs"
51394 : Unpin from Start
Samples:
syspin.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" 5386
syspin.exe "C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe" "Pin to Taskbar"
syspin.exe "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\notepad.exe" "Pin to Start"
syspin.exe "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\notepad.exe" "Unpin from Taskbar"
syspin.exe "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\notepad.exe" 51201
NOTE:
You cannot pin any metro app or batch/script file. :-(
----------snippity-snip----------
Add "Pin File/Item to Taskbar = SysPin [syspin.exe] 64-bit" item to the right-click shell context menu for all file types [*]
(I have used C:\TOOLS_10 folder as syspin.exe file location in this example):
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Pin_syspin64]
@="Pin File/Item to Taskbar = SysPin [syspin.exe] 64-bit"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="\"C:\\TOOLS_10\\syspin.exe\",0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shell\Pin_syspin64\command]
@="\"C:\\TOOLS_10\\syspin.exe\" \"%1\" 5386"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------
Pin to... tool for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) editions:
PinOnTen [pinonten.exe] Pin to Taskbar DOS console command line tool 32-bit for Windows 10/11:
http://apps.codigobit.info/2016/07/pinonten-pin-or-unpin-to-taskbar-on.html
Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/PinOnTen.shtml
NOTE:
You cannot pin any metro app or batch/script file. :-(
Date + Time Popup Does Not Work: Fix 3 - Restore [default] Registry Settings:
http://www.technipages.com/windows-10-date-popup-does-not-work/
File:
http://www.technipages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TimeZoneRestore.zip
Extract TimeZoneRestore.reg from ZIP archive above -> right-click TimeZoneRestore.reg -> Run as Administrator -> answer
Yes/OK to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher]
"UseExperience"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideClock"=-
"HideSCAVolume"=-
"HideSCANetwork"=-
"LockTaskbar"=-
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoTaskGrouping"=-
"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=-
"NoTrayContextMenu"=-
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
"TaskbarLockAll"=-
"TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar"=-
"TaskbarNoRedock"=-
"TaskbarNoResize"=-
"TaskbarNoNotification"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideClock"=-
"HideSCAVolume"=-
"HideSCANetwork"=-
"LockTaskbar"=-
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoTaskGrouping"=-
"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=-
"NoTrayContextMenu"=-
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
"TaskbarLockAll"=-
"TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar"=-
"TaskbarNoRedock"=-
"TaskbarNoResize"=-
"TaskbarNoNotification"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideClock"=-
"HideSCAVolume"=-
"HideSCANetwork"=-
"LockTaskbar"=-
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
"NoCloseDragDropBands"=-
"NoTaskGrouping"=-
"NoToolbarsOnTaskbar"=-
"NoTrayContextMenu"=-
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=-
"TaskbarLockAll"=-
"TaskbarNoAddRemoveToolbar"=-
"TaskbarNoRedock"=-
"TaskbarNoResize"=-
"TaskbarNoNotification"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=-
"EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications"=-
"NoPinningStoreToTaskbar"=-
"NoSystraySystemPromotion"=-
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=-
"EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications"=-
"NoPinningStoreToTaskbar"=-
"NoSystraySystemPromotion"=-
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"DisableNotificationCenter"=-
"EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications"=-
"NoPinningStoreToTaskbar"=-
"NoSystraySystemPromotion"=-
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-
"TaskbarNoPinnedList"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
After PowerShell console comes up -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
-> exit PowerShell.
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn ON Always show all Taskbar (Notification area) icons + messages/notifications for all users in Desktop mode + Tablet mode
in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5313-notification-area-icons-hide-show-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5313-hide-show-notification-area-icons-taskbar-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/15582-windows-10-tray-icons-hide-automatically-how-do-i-disable.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/225568/
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-7/customize-notifications-action-center-windows-10/
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:taskbar
-> press Enter OR right-click on an empty Taskbar spot -> Taskbar settings -> Notification area -> Select which icons
appear on the Taskbar -> turn ON/OFF individual icon(s) OR -> turn ON Always show all icons in the notification area.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoAutoTrayNotify"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"UseTabletModeNotificationIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"UseTabletModeNotificationIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"UseTabletModeNotificationIcons"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Log off -> log back on into your same user account for these changes to take effect.

* Turn ON system wide, per user + per process Dots Per Inch (DPI) display scaling (DpiScaling.exe), improve ClearType
[CTTune.exe] text font clarity/readability + fix blurry apps in Windows 10/11:
http://windowsreport.com/microsoft-apps-blurry/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-apps-might-be-blurry-problem-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/100793-turn-off-fix-scaling-apps-blurry-windows-10-a.html
http://wpvkp.com/fix-blurry-text-windows-10/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Display::DisplayPerProcessSystemDpiSettings
http://www.eightforums.com/threads/global-dpi-scaling-disable-for-win8-1-for-all-files-users.42452/
http://pureinfotech.com/fix-windows-10-dpi-scaling-virtual-machine-high-definition-displays/
http://superuser.com/questions/1244934/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20516428/
CTTune [CTTUNE.EXE] + DpiScaling [DPISCALING.EXE] Control Panel (CP) tools are both located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder
[%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
Run ClearType Text Tuner: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
CTTUNE.EXE
-> press Enter -> tweak text clarity/readability to match your visual preferences -> press Finish.
Access Advanced Scaling settings: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:display-advanced
-> press Enter -> turn ON Fix Scaling for apps/programs/games/tools/etc that are blurry, or if Reg Green Blue (RGB) colors
do not overlay (superimpose) properly.
Windows 10 DPI Fix:
http://windows10-dpi-fix.xpexplorer.com/
File:
http://www.xpexplorer.com/installers/2.1/Windows10_DPI_FIX.exe
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON + tweak Night Light (Blue Light) display/monitor gamma (custom color space) reduction mode in Windows 10/11 (example):
http://win10faq.com/windows-10-night-light-not-working/
http://community.windows.com/stories/the-night-light-rises/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/simple-questions-what-night-light-windows-10-and-how-use-it/
http://techtipvault.com/windows/enable-night-light-windows-10/
http://www.alphr.com/change-gamma-windows-10/
Access Night Light settings: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:nightlight
-> press Enter.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount\$$windows.data.bluelightreduction.bluelightreductionstate\Current]
"Data"=hex:02,00,00,00,54,83,08,4a,03,ba,d2,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,10,00,\
d0,0a,02,c6,14,b8,8e,9d,d0,b4,c0,ae,e9,01,00
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore\Store\Cache\DefaultAccount\$$windows.data.bluelightreduction.bluelightreductionstate\Current]
"Data"=hex:02,00,00,00,54,83,08,4a,03,ba,d2,01,00,00,00,00,43,42,01,00,10,00,\
d0,0a,02,c6,14,b8,8e,9d,d0,b4,c0,ae,e9,01,00
;
------End cut & paste here------
10 Best Free(ware) Blue Light Filter tools:
http://www.winosbite.com/best-free-blue-light-filter/
Examples:
- f.lux 32-bit for Windows 10/11 adjusts/dims/brightens display/monitor brightness/color temperature (hue) depending on
time of day (warm: sun light) or night (cold: blue light), highly customizable:
http://justgetflux.com/
File:
http://justgetflux.com/dlwin.html
f.lux FAQ:
http://justgetflux.com/faq.html
f.lux Reviews:
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/04/06/computer-monitor-lighting-software-flux/
http://www.ghacks.net/2013/06/01/warm-light-app-f-lux-3-beta-introduces-movie-mode/
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/04/05/f-lux-4-brings-presets-and-program-whitelist-2/
- LightBulb 32-bit for Windows 10/11 adjusts/dims/brightens display/monitor brightness/color temperature (hue) continuously
depending on environment light, highly customizable:
http://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb/
Download:
http://github.com/Tyrrrz/LightBulb/releases/latest/
LightBulb Review:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/04/23/lightbulb-open-source-f-lux-alternative-for-windows/
- Gammy 32-bit for Windows 10/11 adjusts/dims/brightens display/monitor brightness/color temperature (hue) automatically or
manually, highly customizable:
http://github.com/Fushko/gammy/
Download:
http://github.com/Fushko/gammy/releases/latest/
Gammy Review:
http://www.ghacks.net/2020/03/16/gammy-is-an-adaptive-brightness-application-for-windows-and-linux/

* Turn OFF/block/disable/stop/uninstall/remove + repair/customize/improve/upgrade Windows Defender (WD) background monitors,
services, Windows Security (WS) + Security Center (SC) in Windows 10/11:
http://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/powershell/windows/defender/set-mppreference/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10/
http://gist.github.com/pe3zx/7c5e0080c3b0869ccba1f1dc2ea0c5e0/
http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-windows-defender-security-center-app-in-windows-10/
http://admx.help/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows%20Defender
http://admx.help/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Windows%20Defender/Real-Time%20Protection
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5918-how-turn-off-microsoft-defender-antivirus-windows-10-a.html
... And then replace these basic/crippled/limited built-in/pre-installed tools with better/professional grade independent/3rd
party anti-malware/anti-virus tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/windows-defender-vs-antiviruses-is-defender-enough-for-you/
http://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/best-really-free-antivirus-for-windows/
http://www.mdgx.com/vir.htm#AVS
Examples:
- TotalAV:
http://www.totalav.com/free-download
- Avira:
http://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus
- BitDefender:
http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html
- MalwareBytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
- ClamWin:
http://clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/
Turn OFF/block/disable/customize/repair Windows Defender (WD) tools [free(ware)]:
Defender Control (dControl.exe) for Windows Vista/newer blocks/unblocks Windows Defender:
http://www.sordum.org/9480/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/d-control/dControl.zip
Screen shot:
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/defender_control_menu.png
Defender Exclusion Tool (DET) (ExcTool.exe) removes/adds file(s)/folder(s) from/to Windows Defender lists of scanned/exceptions
apps/executables/services/tools to avoid critical errors/slow performance/false positives/erratic behavior:
http://www.sordum.org/10636/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/defender-exclusion-tool/ExcTool.zip
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:1
"DisableAntiVirus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpEngine]
"MpEnablePus"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection]
"DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable"=dword:1
"DisableRealtimeMonitoring"=dword:1
"DisableRawWriteNotification"=dword:1
"DisableOnAccessProtection"=dword:1
"DisableIOAVProtection"=dword:1
"DisableBehaviorMonitoring"=dword:1
"LocalSettingOverrideDisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableInformationProtectionControl"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet]
"DisableBlockAtFirstSeen"=dword:1
"SpynetReporting"=dword:0
"SubmitSamplesConsent"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderApiLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderAuditLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdBoot\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdBoot]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdFilter\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdFilter]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisDrv\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisDrv]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisSvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WdNisSvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WinDefend\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\WinDefend]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\SecurityHealthService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Services\SecurityHealthService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Narrator, prevent it from starting before/after sign-in/log in, quick start, keyboard shortcuts + online services
in Windows 7/newer:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/88188-turn-off-narrator-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113745-turn-off-start-narrator-after-sign-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120822-turn-off-narrator-caps-lock-warnings-while-typing-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-home-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/download-start-narrator-before-sign-in/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-keyboard-shortcut-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-quickstart-guide-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-narrator-before-sign-windows-10/
http://www.howtoedge.com/disable-online-services-for-narrator-in-windows-10/
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/complete-steps-to-disable-and-enable-narrator-in-windows-10/
http://www.techjunkie.com/turn-off-narrator/
- Windows 10/11 users: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
-> press Enter -> Narrator settings -> turn OFF/ON or tweak the ones you want:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/22798/
- Windows 7/8/8.1 users:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/narrator-in-windows-8-7/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
; * Turn OFF Narrator -> remove semicolon + space [; ] in front of next 2 lines:
; [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Narrator.exe]
; "Debugger"="systray.exe"
; * Turn ON Narrator -> remove semicolon + space [; ] in front of next line:
; [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Narrator.exe]
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF + uninstall Miracast Connect Receiver (Connect app) + Project to this PC in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49088-change-when-ask-project-pc-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/49466-enable-disable-projecting-pc-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/157692-install-uninstall-connect-wireless-display-feature-windows-10-a.html
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver]
"ConsentToast"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect]
"AllowProjectionToPC"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Uninstall Miracast Connect Receiver (Connect app) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
DISM.EXE /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0

* Turn OFF annoying/undesirable/unnecessary/useless/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent Windows 10/11 built-in
system/user/"special" folders from Desktop, Explorer, This PC + independent/3rd party similar tools:
http://www.techspot.com/guides/1703-remove-3d-objects-shortcut-windows-file-explorer/
http://superuser.com/questions/1506090/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/shell/knownfolderid/
List of system, user + special folders registry values [some are unique to specific Windows NTx editions]:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_folder
Desktop {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
This PC {0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}
Downloads {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Documents {FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
Local Downloads {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}
3D Objects {31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}
My Music {4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}
Local Pictures {0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}
My Pictures {33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}
Local Music {a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}
My Video {18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}
Personal {FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}
Local Documents {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}
Local Videos {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; 3D Objects:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; Documents:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{d3162b92-9365-467a-956b-92703aca08af}]
; Downloads:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{088e3905-0323-4b02-9826-5d99428e115f}]
; Libraries:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
[-HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\CLSID\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}]
; Music:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3dfdf296-dbec-4fb4-81d1-6a3438bcf4de}]
; OneDrive:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
; Pictures:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{24ad3ad4-a569-4530-98e1-ab02f9417aa8}]
; Videos:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{f86fa3ab-70d2-4fc7-9c99-fcbf05467f3a}]
; 0 / 1 Enumeration:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AllowedEnumeration]
"{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}"=dword:1
"{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}"=dword:1
"{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}"=dword:1
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}"=dword:0
"{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}"=dword:0
"{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}"=dword:0
"{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}"=dword:0
"{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}"=dword:0
"{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}"=dword:0
"{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}"=dword:0
"{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}"=dword:0
"{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}"=dword:0
"{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}"=dword:0
; Hide / Show Policy:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Show"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{31C0DD25-9439-4F12-BF41-7FF4EDA38722}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag]
"ThisPCPolicy"="Hide"
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Sync settings if not using a Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail/WIP account +/-
OneDrive/SkyDrive network/remote cloud storage membership/service +/- connected device(s):
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4077-turn-off-sync-settings-microsoft-account-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117903-enable-disable-syncing-theme-windows-10-sync-your-settings.html
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:sync
-> press Enter -> Sync settings -> turn OFF all individual Sync settings -> turn OFF all global Sync settings.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync]
"DisablePersonalizationSettingSync"=dword:2
"DisablePersonalizationSettingSyncUserOverride"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync]
"EnableQuotaFailureDialog"=dword:0
"ReducePrivileges"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Accessibility]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\AppSync]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Credentials]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Language]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\PackageState]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Personalization]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SettingSync\Groups\Windows]
"EnableOnUpgrade"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/disable/uninstall OneDrive/SkyDrive in Windows 10/11:
http://account.cloud.ppi.net/knowledgebase/109/Turn-off-disable-or-uninstall-OneDrive.html
http://thegeekpage.com/disable-onedrive/
http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/
http://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/3f6gsl/
http://web.archive.org/web/20190420050553/http://gist.github.com/CHEF-KOCH/ca8fbf6bb7f6fa7bab06/
IMPORTANT:
1st backup all files, folders + registry settings below if you plan to use OneDrive/SkyDrive in the future.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
SET x86="%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
SET x64="%SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"
TASKKILL.EXE /IM OneDrive.exe /T /F
PING.EXE 127.0.0.1 -n 5
IF EXIST %x64% (
%x64% /uninstall
) else (
%x86% /uninstall
)
PING.EXE 127.0.0.1 -n 5
RD "%UserProfile%\OneDrive" /Q /S
RD "C:\OneDriveTemp" /Q /S
RD "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S
RD "%ProgramData%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive]
"DisableFileSync"=dword:1
"DisableFileSyncNGSC"=dword:1
; 3D Objects:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A}]
; OneDrive:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:0
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
; Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) only:
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}]
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Check Boxes item selection in Explorer to be able to select (multiple) files + (sub)folders in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/20616-turn-off-select-items-using-check-boxes-windows-10-a.html
http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-use-check-boxes-to-select-files-in-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-explorer-disable-checkbox/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/uninstall/remove/disable Windows Store app/automatic updates if not using/planning to use Universal Windows Platforms
(UWP) apps:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/127437-enable-disable-microsoft-store-apps-windows-10-a.html
http://blog.techinline.com/2019/03/19/how-to-disable-or-uninstall-windows-store-in-windows-10/
http://www.urtech.ca/2015/09/solved-how-to-disable-the-store-app-in-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-automatic-microsoft-store-updates/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Windows_Platform_apps
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppXPackage
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableStoreApps"=dword:1
"RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:1
"AutoDownload"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/disable Remote Assistance, Remote (Auto) Connection Manager, Remote Registry, Remote Management (WinRM) + uninstall
Quick Assist in Windows 10/11:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-remote-assistance-windows-10/
http://www.curatrix.co.uk/windows-quick-assist/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/116749-enable-disable-remote-assistance-connections-windows.html
http://www.winaero.com/disable-remote-assistance-windows-10/
http://4sysops.com/archives/remote-control-windows-10-with-quick-assist/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Assist
Quick Assist [quickassist.exe]is located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
Run Quick Assist: hold Ctrl + WinKey + press Q keyboard shortcut combo.
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Assistance" new enable=no
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Administration" new enable=no
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Desktop" new enable=no
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Management" new enable=no
NETSH.EXE advfirewall set allprofiles settings remotemanagement disable
DISM.EXE /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
2nd command above can be performed using PowerShell: right-click PowerShell shortcut or
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows 10/11] -> Run as Administrator ->
run this command -> press Enter:
Remove-WindowsCapability -online -name App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
To completely disable all Windows Remote Assistance, Administration, Desktop + Management services:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP RasAuto
SC.EXE CONFIG RasAuto START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP RasMan
SC.EXE CONFIG RasMan START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP RemoteRegistry
SC.EXE CONFIG RemoteRegistry START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP RemoteAccess
SC.EXE CONFIG RemoteAccess START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP WinRM
SC.EXE CONFIG WinRM START= disabled
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RasAuto" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RasAuto" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RasMan" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RasMan" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RemoteRegistry" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RemoteRegistry" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RemoteAccess" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RemoteAccess" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinRM" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinRM" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WinRM" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.
To completely disable all Windows Remote Assistance, Administration, Desktop + Management registry settings:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; * Turn OFF remote administration/assistance/desktop/management:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
; * Turn OFF remote administration/assistance/desktop/management services:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RasAuto]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RasAuto]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RasMan]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RasMan]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RemoteAccess]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\RemoteAccess]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinRM]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinRM]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WinRM]
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
See also Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools -> "* Control/optimize/secure advanced Windows Firewall (WF) behavior
using Network Shell (NetSh) [netsh.exe] command line tool in Windows 7/newer:" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

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

* Save/export + restore/import custom Power plan/scheme settings in Windows 10/11:
http://www.winaero.com/save-power-plan-settings-text-file-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/export-import-power-plan-windows-10/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/powercfg-command-line-options/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc748940.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powercfg
http://www.ss64.com/nt/powercfg.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20080212041212/http://xpregistry.uw.hu/xpr0035.html
Perform all these operations from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line (examples):
Save/export active Power scheme custom settings details to text file (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /QH>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.TXT
Save/export active Power Scheme Global Unique ID (GUID) number to text file (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /L>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10_GUID.TXT
Export/save active Power scheme custom settings to binary file [replace GUID_# below with your actual GUID_# number from
POWER_10_GUID.TXT text file above] (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /EXPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW" GUID_#
Import/restore Power scheme custom settings from POWER_10.POW binary file above:
POWERCFG.EXE /IMPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW"

* Turn ON large Taskbar buttons/icons, Network Taskbar icon, Network Taskbar icon Network flyout + Turn OFF Network Taskbar
icon yellow exclamation sign warnings in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/25233-use-large-small-taskbar-buttons-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/enable-small-taskbar-buttons-windows-10/
http://www.quora.com/How-can-I-use-regedit-to-make-the-taskbar-icons-small-Im-using-unactivated-Windows-10/
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-taskbar-button-width/
http://superuser.com/questions/1201848/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.TaskBar2::HideSCANetwork
http://www.winaero.com/disable-the-yellow-warning-sign-from-the-network-icon-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/change-network-icon-click-action-in-windows-10/
http://www.onmsft.com/how-to/how-fix-network-selector-and-bring-back-flyout-windows-10-build-9869/
"ReplaceVan" DWORD [REG_DWORD] numeric values (see below):
0 = Network flyout [default];
1 = Network settings [CLASSIC];
2 = Network drop down [sidebar].
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SideBySide]
"PreferExternalManifest"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"HideSCANetwork"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections]
"NC_DoNotShowLocalOnlyIcon"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Settings\Network]
"ReplaceVan"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Repair Storage service [StorSvc] in Windows 10/11:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/storage-service-in-services-is-always-set-to/a8d9fdeb-75f5-45bf-92e6-45729db08193/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/storsvc/
Reinstall preinstalled/default Store apps by using 1 of these methods, or all 3 if needed:
1. Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
2. Download reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip archive ZIP (.zip) file
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/F/0/5F04003A-035E-4A0F-9662-43E32C546F6C/reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip
-> install 7-Zip unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool (free GPL):
http://www.7-zip.org/
-> Explorer -> right-click reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip -> select 7-Zip -> select Open archive -> extract
reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 PowerShell PS1 (.ps1) script file -> right-click on reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 ->
Run as Administrator -> restart/reboot if prompted.
3. Download Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab CAB (.cab) archive file
http://web.archive.org/web/20201111182535if_/https://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/4/F24D0C03-4181-4E5B-A23B-5C3A6B5974E3/Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab
-> right-click on Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab -> Run as Administrator -> follow steps to repair/reinstall apps ->
restart/reboot if prompted.
Set Storage service [StorSvc] to Manual (on demand: will be started by an app/program/service when needed):
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
OR:
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
ECHO Y|NET.EXE START StorSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG StorSvc START= demand
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
OR:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\StorSvc]
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\StorSvc]
"Start"=dword:3
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\StorSvc]
"Start"=dword:3
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Repair/customize/force Windows 7/newer to remember (cache) up to 20000 (maximum allowed for Windows Vista/newer)
Folders View instances on Desktop + in Explorer:
http://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-10-wont-remember-folder-view-settings/
http://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/170119-how-increase-folder-view-settings-cache-memory-size-windows.html
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-7-forgets-folder-view-settings/
http://mspx.kapilarya.com/FIX-Windows-10-Wont-Remember-Folder-View-Settings.png
Windows 10/11 users:
Explorer -> go to any folder located on 1 of your drives/partitions/volumes (if more than 1) -> select desired option:
Extra Large Icons
Large Icons
Medium Icons
Small Icons
List
Details
Tiles
Content
-> View -> Options -> Change folder and search options -> View tab -> click "Apply to Folders" button -> OK/Apply -> repeat
steps above for all your drives/partitions/volumes (if more than 1).
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; In this case "BagMRU Size" DWORD [REG_DWORD] decimal value corresponds to 20000 cached Folder View instances:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
;
------End cut & paste here------

* FIX: Restore corrupted registry + system settings in Windows 10/11:
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-corrupted-registry-in-windows-10-solved/
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-registry-permissions/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/edit-registry-offline-windows-re/
CAUTION:
Use this method ONLY if Windows exhibits major/serious errors, and ONLY if ALL other methods did not work!
Restore the registry to default values from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

* FIX: Reset/reinstall/repair install Windows 10/11 from the blue (pre-)Login Screen, before logging in into Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-cd352bd8-4cb6-411a-f2f5-1814bd8d453c
http://www.theverge.com/21264104/windows-10-reset-os-reboot-troubleshoot-microsoft/
http://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-fix-a-windows-pc-that-keeps-rebooting-12992/
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-reset-windows-10-from-the-login-screen/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/reset-windows-10/
http://www.helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-factory-reset-windows-10-without-the-admin-password/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-reset-windows-10-without-logging-in/
http://www.winhelp.us/repair-your-computer-in-windows-10.html
http://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2016/06/how-to-do-repair-install-using-windows.html
http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/repair-windows-10/
http://answers.microsoft.com/windows/forum/windows_10/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-using-reset-this-pc/6f6335fc-8d15-4598-af16-033d1d8c16bf/
http://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20161206-00/?p=94865
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1013064/
http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1044563/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-reset-the-forgotten-windows-administrator-password/
http://www.mydigitallife.net/install-windows-10-windows-8-1-local-account-bypass-microsoft-account-sign/
PCs/laptops/portables/tablets/devices with Windows 10/11 preinstalled can be reset to factory defaults: login screen -> Power
button -> hold Shift + click Restart button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> this
reinstalls Windows 10/11, resets all system settings to their defaults, and keeps all your files/folders/some user setttings,
desktop icons, and some of your custom settings +/- changes -> restart/reboot normal.
In case this doesn't work, or if you have been locked out of your computer -> Power button -> F9 or F12 (depending on your
computer brand + model) -> BIOS Setup -> Boot tab/screen -> Windows Boot Manager button/item -> Enter -> Recovery -> See
advanced repair options button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> reinstall Windows
10/11 (see above) -> restart/reboot normal.
Afterwards you may need to customize (some of) your system/user settings, and reinstall your 3rd party/custom
programs/apps/drivers/items and eventually customize them from scratch.

* FIX: Repair Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel errors:
http://windowsreport.com/problems-settings-feature-windows-10/
http://www.windowsphoneinfo.com/threads/immersive-control-panel-error.288207/
http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/discussion-windows-10-enterprise-n-ltsc-2019.76325/page-77

* FIX: Perform Windows 10 in-place upgrade:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/perform-windows-10-in-place-upgrade/

* FIX: Explorer (explorer.exe) blank message with Yellow Exclamation Mark on Startup:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/explorer-exe-blank-message-with-yellow-exclamation-mark/

* FIX: Fix Slow File Copy Speed in Windows 10:
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-slow-file-copy-speed-in-windows-10/

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

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

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

* FIX: Replace Explorer Breadcrumbs Bar with Full Path Address Bar in Windows 10:
http://www.winaero.com/show-full-path-address-bar-windows-10-file-explorer/

* FIX: Backup/repair/reinstall/restart/reset/reregister Start Menu (Layout) + Taskbar, interconnected/interdependent/interrelated
apps + critical errors in Windows 10:
Start Menu Experience Host [StartMenuExperienceHost.exe] + Shell Experience Host [ShellExperienceHost.exe]:
http://superuser.com/questions/955139/
http://superuser.com/questions/1106996/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/howto-reinstall-shellexperiencehost-and/da04d448-bb46-40b1-85db-0fee8cdc915c/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/start-and-taskbar-stuck-windows-10-fix-shellexperiencehost/
http://www.kapilarya.com/re-register-start-menu-windows-10/
http://davejsteele.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/windows-10-start-menu-tool/
http://www.apeswithcomputers.com/article/start-menu-or-applications-wont-launch/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/start-and-taskbar-stuck-windows-10-fix-shellexperiencehost/
http://www.winosbite.com/what-is-startmenuexperiencehost-exe/
http://thewindowscentral.com/windows-shell-experience-host-high-cpu-usage/
http://www.winaero.com/backup-restore-start-menu-layout-windows-10/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_backup_and_restore_the_start_menu_in_windows_10.html
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/backup-start-menu-layout-windows-10/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/tag/restore-start-menu-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-tray-icons-do-not-work-in-windows-10/
Winaero Tweaker 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 [select Portable at install time!]:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
Download:
http://www.winaero.com/download-winaero-tweaker/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/downloads/winaerotweaker.zip
Winaero Tweaker Features:
http://www.winaero.com/the-list-of-winaero-tweaker-features/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-AppXPackage -register -DisableDevelopmentMode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml")}
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Download reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip archive ZIP (.zip) file
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/F/0/5F04003A-035E-4A0F-9662-43E32C546F6C/reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip
-> install 7-Zip unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool (free GPL):
http://www.7-zip.org/
-> Explorer -> right-click reinstall-preinstalledApps.zip -> select 7-Zip -> select Open archive -> extract
reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 PowerShell PS1 (.ps1) script file -> right-click on reinstall-preinstalledApps.ps1 ->
Run as Administrator -> restart/reboot if prompted.
Download Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab CAB (.cab) archive file
http://web.archive.org/web/20201111182535if_/https://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/4/F24D0C03-4181-4E5B-A23B-5C3A6B5974E3/Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab
-> right-click on Appsdiagnostic10.diagcab -> Run as Administrator -> follow steps to repair/reinstall apps -> restart/reboot
if prompted.
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\StartMenuExperienceHost.exe
%WinDir%\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe
-> press Enter after each line.
Backup + Restore TileDataLayer database (.edb) using a BATch file:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below
-> save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension -> right-click it ->
Run as Administrator -> wait for completion.
I. Backup TileDataLayer database (.edb):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TASKKILL.EXE /IM explorer.exe /F /T
C:
CD "C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database"
SC.EXE STOP tiledatamodelsvc
MD "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK"
COPY /Y *.* "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK"
DEL /F /Q *.*
SC.EXE START tiledatamodelsvc
explorer.exe
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
II. Restore TileDataLayer database (.edb):
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
@ECHO OFF
IF NOT "%OS%"=="Windows_NT" GOTO END
TASKKILL.EXE /IM explorer.exe /F /T
C:
CD "C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database"
SC.EXE STOP tiledatamodelsvc
COPY /Y "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK\*.*"
SC.EXE START tiledatamodelsvc
explorer.exe
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Backup TileDataLayer database (.edb) + related files + folders:
http://www.exefiles.com/en/edb/vedatamodel-edb/
http://superuser.com/questions/1194556/
List of files + folders:
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb
%WinDir%\ImmersiveControlPanel\Application.manifest
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\CloudStore
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
MD "C:\StartLayoutBAK"
Export-StartLayout -Path C:\StartLayoutBAK\start.xml
Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\start.xml -MountPath C:\StartLayoutBAK
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/backup-start-menu-layout-windows-10/
Backup Start Menu Layout (BackupSML) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.sordum.org/10997/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/downloads.php?backup-start-menu-layout
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/backup-start-menu-layout/BackupSML.zip
StartTileBackup [Backup.bat + Restore.bat]:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/
File:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/releases/latest/
Troubleshoot Start Menu errors:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Start Menu issues with Tile Data Layer corruption:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Download tdlrecover.exe build that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version +
bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are using:
http://www.pconlife.com/viewfileinfo/tdlrecover-exe/
Copy tdlrecover.exe to %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 (only if not present; do NOT overwrite it if present!) from a DOS console (command
prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter (using default folder
names):
COPY "%UserProfile%\Downloads\tdlrecover.exe" %WinDir%\SYSTEM32
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\tdlrecover.exe -reregister -resetlayout -resetcache
-> press Enter.

* FIX: Windows Help Viewer (WinHlp32) for Windows 10/11 restores Windows Help (HLP) + Compiled HTML Help (CHM) functionality:
http://raxsoft.com/raxccm/software_app.php?progid=13
File:
http://assets.raxsoft.com/bin/winhlp32/winhlp32.msi
MDGx HTML Help (.CHM) + Windows Help (.HLP):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU
More info:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-open-help-files-hlp-in-windows-7-that-require-windows-help-program-winhlp32-exe/
FYI:
Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022 MS Help (local) + Get Help (online) canNOT function without Microsoft Edge web browser!

* FIX: Customize Windows 10/11 Taskbar, a.k.a. (system) tray, a.k.a. notification area, transparency/translucency/opacity,
appearance, arrangement, dimensions, skin, colors, icons, etc:
http://appuals.com/how-to-make-taskbar-translucent-or-fully-transparent-in-windows-10/
http://softwarekeep.com/help-center/how-to-make-the-taskbar-transparent-in-windows-10/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-taskbar-customization/
http://www.makeuseof.com/customize-your-taskbar-with-taskbarx/
Taskbar tweakers (free, open source):
- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 adds Taskbar tray settings otherwise unavailable, beyond
Windows capabilities, highly customizable [select Portable at install time!]:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
http://tweaker.ramensoftware.com/
File:
http://ramensoftware.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) Guide:
http://www.winaero.com/get-a-classic-taskbar-in-windows-8-and-windows-7-that-works-like-xp/
- TranslucentTB for Windows 10 makes the Taskbar tray 100% transparent or translucent, highly cutomizable:
http://github.com/TranslucentTB/TranslucentTB/releases/latest/
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
Taskbar Transparency Guide:
http://appuals.com/how-to-make-taskbar-translucent-or-fully-transparent-in-windows-10/
http://softwarekeep.com/help-center/how-to-make-the-taskbar-transparent-in-windows-10/
- TaskbarTools for Windows 10 tweaks the Taskbar tray on all desktops/monitors to any color + transparency:
http://github.com/Elestriel/TaskbarTools/releases/latest/
Requires Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
Taskbar Transparency Guide:
http://appuals.com/how-to-make-taskbar-translucent-or-fully-transparent-in-windows-10/
http://softwarekeep.com/help-center/how-to-make-the-taskbar-transparent-in-windows-10/
- TaskbarX 32-bit + 64-bit customizes Windows 10 Taskbar tray:
http://chrisandriessen.nl/taskbarx
Download:
http://github.com/ChrisAnd1998/TaskbarX/releases/latest/
TaskbarX ReadMe:
http://github.com/ChrisAnd1998/TaskbarX/
TaskbarX Guide:
http://www.makeuseof.com/customize-your-taskbar-with-taskbarx/
Windows 10 Taskbar Customization:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-taskbar-customization/
- TaskbarCustomizer customizes Windows 10 Taskbar tray:
http://github.com/JustIntroverted/TaskbarCustomizer/
Download:
http://github.com/JustIntroverted/TaskbarCustomizer/releases/latest/
Windows 10 Taskbar Customization:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-taskbar-customization/
- Open-Shell Start Menu + button/logo/orb replacer 32-bit + 64-bit [Classic Shell fork]:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
ReadMe:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/
Nightly Builds:
http://ci.appveyor.com/project/passionate-coder/open-shell-menu/branch/master/artifacts/
Open-Shell Guides:
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-open-shell-as-your-windows-10-start-menu/

* FIX: NVidia Control Panel Client Missing in Windows 10/11:
http://www.securedyou.com/fix-nvidia-control-panel-missing-client-windows-solved/
http://thegeekpage.com/nvidia-control-panel-not-showing-in-windows-10/

* FIX: Windows 7/newer NVidia Control Panel optimal settings for laptops/portables with dual GPUs (most likely DCH in Windows
10/11) [example: Intel (primary) + NVidia (secondary)] to avoid annoying apps/programs/games/savers/etc (especially web
browsers, multimedia 3D/audio/video players/editors/managers, image viewers/editors/managers, games, screen savers) that
sometimes (by default) select the wrong, built-in/integrated, least powerful (Power Saving) graphics processor (for example
Intel) for software hungry for hardware resources, and sometimes reset/switch (between) different GPUs/video modes and reset
the active display/monitor unexpectedly, blanking out/flickering the screen for a few seconds, especially in the middle of
performing critical/essential/vital/important work:
http://i.imgur.com/SZRQoe2.jpg
http://www.howtogeek.com/351522/
http://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000178995/
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht071102/
NVidia Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) [say that 10 times fast! ;-/] Graphic Drivers for Windows 10/11:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4777/
Windows 10/11 users only:
Right-click an empty spot on your Desktop -> select NVidia Control Panel (most likely DCH) or run Windows Settings (WS)
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
-> Display -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:display
-> press Enter.
All Windows 7/newer users -> go to:
- 3D Settings -> Configure Surround, PhysX -> PhysX settings -> Processor: -> GeForce/Quadro/Titan GTX/RTX xxxx/Xyyyy -> Apply/OK.
- 3D Settings -> Global Settings -> Preferred graphics processor: -> High-performance NVidia processor -> Apply/OK.
- 3D Settings -> Program settings -> 1. Select a program to customize: -> browse to select a program/app/game/tool -> 2. Select the
preferred graphics processor for this program: -> High-performance NVidia processor (if available or possible) -> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Adjust Desktop Color Settings -> Content type reported to the display: -> Auto-select (recommended) -> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Adjust Desktop Size and Position -> Size -> Select the desktop resize mode reported to the display: -> Auto-select
(recommended) -> Apply/OK.
- Display -> Change Resolution -> 3. Apply the following settings. -> check Use NVidia color settings box -> Desktop color depth: ->
Highest (32-bit) -> Output color depth: -> 10 bpc (or highest avaiable) -> Output color format: -> RGB -> Output dynamic range: ->
Full (0-255) -> Apply/OK.
Run NVidia Control Panel (most likely DCH in Windows 10) app/executable/shortcut -> Multiple Displays -> press Detect button -> your
monitor name + model/type should appear -> Advanced Display Settings -> Choose display -> Select a display to view or change the
settings for it. -> Display adapter properties for Display # [1, 2, etc] -> Monitor tab -> Monitor Settings -> Screen refresh rate:
-> select highest refresh rate available for your monitor from the drop down list -> Apply/OK.
1st Things 1st:
***************
Make sure you have already upgraded to the current/newest version of the certified/official [not beta!] NVidia Graphics Driver
supported by your NVidia graphics/video card/controller/GPU model/(sub)type and your installed Windows NTx operating system(s)
[OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
Only after that...
Windows 10/11 users only:
NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app for Windows 10/11 [free]:
http://www.microsoft.com/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt/
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9nf8h0h7wmlt
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_control_panel.html
Intel Graphics Driver (DCH) for Windows 10 [free]:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000031572/programs/intel-corporation.html
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000031275/graphics.html
Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA):
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html
All Windows 7/newer users:
NVidia Profile Inspector (NPI) forces use of High performance NVidia processor on dual GPU laptops/portables for apps/games
by modifying NVidia internal driver database profiles and accesses hidden/undocumented NVidia driver settings:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-profile-inspector-download.html
http://github.com/Orbmu2k/nvidiaProfileInspector/
Download:
http://github.com/Orbmu2k/nvidiaProfileInspector/releases/latest/
NVidia Profile Inspector (NPI) Wiki:
http://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Nvidia_Profile_Inspector

* FIX: NVidia graphics (DCH) Driver install failed + (re)install/update/upgrade NVidia graphics Driver in Windows 10/11:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/install-only-the-driver-for-nvidia-graphics-cards/
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2164760-driver-not-compatible-with-windows-10/
http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/309487-how-to-download-the-nvidia-control-panel-without-the-microsoft-store/
http://www.iobit.com/en/knowledge-how-to-fix-nvidia-driver-install-failed-and-update-nvidia-drivers-on-windows-10-152.php
http://in.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38288/~/windows-10%3A-disable-signed-driver-enforcement/
NVidia Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) Graphic Drivers for Windows 10/11:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4777/
To be able to [possibly, may or may not work ;-(] install NVidia (Standard) Driver [*not* DCH] in Windows 10/11:
http://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/by2k6i/
1. 1st you must UNinstall NVidia (DCH) Driver using 1 of these tools [freeware]:
- Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU):
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
File:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-get/display-driver-uninstaller-download,19.html
OR:
- NVCleanstall 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/
2. Make sure you have already upgraded to the current/newest version of the certified/official [not beta] NVidia (Standard)
Graphics Driver [*not* DCH!] supported by your NVidia graphics/video card/controller/GPU model/(sub)type and your installed
Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
3. Restart/reboot Windows for all changes to take effect.
4. Run NVidia Control Panel (Standard) executable/shortcut [included with NVidia (Standard) Driver] -> customize your
graphics/desktop/3D/video/PhysX/program(s)/games/tools/etc settings.
NOTE:
If you wish to install NVidia (DCH) Driver...
NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app for Windows 10/11 [free]:
http://www.microsoft.com/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt/
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9nf8h0h7wmlt
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_control_panel.html
Make sure you have already upgraded to the current/newest version of the certified/official [not beta!] NVidia Graphics Driver
supported by your NVidia graphics/video card/controller/GPU model/(sub)type and your installed Windows NTx operating system(s)
[OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
Windows 10/11 (DCH) Drivers:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/what_are_windows_dch_drivers.html
MS DOCs: Windows 10 (DCH) Drivers:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/develop/dch-principles-best-practices/

* FIX: Force apps/programs/games/tools to use high performance NVidia GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) processor and play/render
video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc multimedia file types properly on laptops/portables with 2 GPUs [Intel + NVidia] in Windows 10/11.
Example using Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) multimedia player [MPC-HC.exe 32-bit or MPC-HC64.exe 64-bit] installed by
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega 32-bit or 64-bit:
http://www.codecguide.com/faq_mpc.htm#item44
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/103965-set-preferred-gpu-apps-windows-10-a.html
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega [free(ware)]:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
1. MPC-HC(64) -> pause file playback (if any) -> right-click -> Options (O) -> Playback -> Output -> DirectShow Video [H/W] ->
Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) -> Apply/OK.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/directshow/video-mixing-renderer-filter-9/
2. MPC-HC(64) -> pause file playback (if any) -> click red LAV Video Decoder Taskbar icon -> Hardware Acceleration [H/W] ->
Hardware Decoder to use: -> DXVA2 (DirectX Video Acceleration 2) (copy-back) -> Hardware Device to use: -> NVidia GeForce (GTX)
xxxx (example) [*only* if your laptop/portable is using an external connected display/monitor/screen/TV as *primary* display!] ->
check *all* Resolutions + Codecs boxes *except* DVD, MPEG-2 + VC-1 -> Apply/OK.
http://anime.my/tutorials/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/
madVR Tutorial:
http://anime.my/tutorials/madvr/
Use NVIDIA Profile Inspector (NPI) -> modify Media Player Classic Home Cinema [MPC-HC(64).exe] profile:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-profile-inspector-download.html
Enable application for Optimus = SHIM_RENDERING_MODE_ENABLE (0x00000001)
1. Copy under a different name or rename your default multimedia video/movie player associated with video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc file types,
in this case Media Player Classic Home Cinema [MPC-HC] executable [MPC-HC.exe 32-bit or MPC-HC64.exe 64-bit] installed by
K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega 32-bit or 64-bit,
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
to something else (example using default KLCP install folders) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run 1 of the commands below depending on your Windows NTx edition: 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) -> press Enter
(example):
- Windows NTx 64-bit (x64):
COPY /Y "C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\mpc-hc64.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\MPC-HC64_NV.exe"
- Windows NTx 32-bit (x86):
COPY /Y "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\mpc-hc.exe" "C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\MPC-HC_NV.exe"
2. Right-click an empty spot on your Desktop -> click NVidia Control Panel -> Manage 3D Settings -> Program Settings tab -> Add button ->
Browse... button -> depending on your Windows NTx edition: 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) go to:
- Windows NTx 64-bit (x64):
C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC64\MPC-HC64_NV.exe
- Windows NTx 32-bit (x86):
C:\Program Files\K-Lite Codec Pack\MPC-HC\MPC-HC_NV.exe
-> double-click it -> under Select the preferred graphics processor for this program: -> select High-performance NVidia processor ->
Apply/OK button.
3. Make this new MPC-HC(64) executable your new default multimedia player: associate it with your video/movie/CD/DVD/BD/etc
file types from within MPC-HC(64) interface: pause file playback (if any) -> press O -> Options -> Player -> Formats ->
File extensions -> check/uncheck the boxes corresponding to desired audio/video format(s) -> Apply/OK.

* Tweak Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) registry parameters in case NVidia Graphics Driver crashes +/- freezes unexpectedly:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/display/tdr-registry-keys/
http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield_4/comments/1xzzn4/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/registry-fix-for-videotimeoutdetectionandrecovery/deea25d5-d94a-47f8-a09f-be7ce56d5084/
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/hpc/Working-around-TDR-in-Windows-for-a-better-GPU-computing-experience-777/
http://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-driver-docs/issues/1382/
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/NsightVisualStudio/2.2/Documentation/UserGuide/HTML/Content/Timeout_Detection_Recovery.htm
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php?topic=4547.0
http://www.windowsphoneinfo.com/threads/i-modified-some-registry-keys-to-make-graphics-card-optimization-without-hanging-on.153714/
1st Things 1st:
***************
Make sure you have already upgraded to the current/newest version of the certified/official [not beta!] NVidia Graphics Driver
supported by your NVidia graphics/video card/controller/GPU model/(sub)type and your installed Windows NTx operating system(s)
[OS(es)] build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
Only after that...
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Change Windows 10/11 Start button/logo/orb using Open-Shell [Classic Shell fork] (free, open source):
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/
Custom Start button/logo/orb Tutorial:
http://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html
Start Buttons/Orbs:
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=18
http://www.deviantart.com/w1ck3dmatt/art/Mega-Orb-Pack-150-start-orbs-259940654/
http://www.door2windows.com/customization/start-buttons/

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

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

* Turn ON time seconds [00:00:??] display in Taskbar Clock in Windows 7/newer:
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSecondsInSystemClock"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Online Tips and Help for Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel
in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99351-enable-disable-online-tips-help-settings-app-windows-10-a.html
http://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/22/disable-online-tips-and-videos-in-the-windows-10-settings-app/
http://appuals.com/disable-online-tips-in-windows-settings-app/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.ControlPanel::AllowOnlineTips
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\Settings\AllowOnlineTips]
"value"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"AllowOnlineTips"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Balloon/Info/Popup Tips, Taskbar Badges for buttons/icons, Taskbar Large Icons, Taskbar Animations, Hidden + Super
Hidden files/folders + Show All Folders in Explorer/similar tools, Hidden File Extensions (*.ext) + turn OFF Aero Shake + Aero
Snap to prevent annoying behind-your-back/out-of-the-blue/unexpected/unwanted aligning + minimizing of (all) open window(s) in
Windows 7/newer:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/48186-taskbar-buttons-hide-show-badges-windows-10-a.html
http://www.groovypost.com/howto/windows-8-7-disable-notification-balloons-taskbar/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-all-notification-balloons-in-windows-vista/
http://www.heelpbook.net/2019/windows-10-disable-notifications-and-notifications-balloons/
http://www.technorms.com/24581/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4417-how-enable-disable-aero-shake-windows-10-a.html
http://winaero.com/enable-or-disable-aero-shake-in-windows-10-with-these-methods/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/62842-hide-show-file-name-extensions-windows-10-a.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/disable-aero-shake-in-windows-7/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7078-turn-off-show-all-folders-windows-10-navigation-pane.html
http://winaero.com/navigation-pane-show-folders-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-on-off-show-all-folders-explorer-navigation-pane/
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-reghacks.html
Start -> Control Panel (CP) or Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
control.exe
-> press Enter -> File (Win10/11)/Windows (Win7/8/8.1) Explorer Options -> View tab -> check/uncheck the boxes corresponding
to desired settings -> OK/Apply.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:1
"IconsOnly"=dword:0
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:1
"Hidden"=dword:1
"HideFileExt"=dword:0
"NavPaneShowAllFolders"=dword:1
"ShowInfoTip"=dword:1
"SuperHidden"=dword:1
"StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:2
"TaskbarAnimations"=dword:1
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:1
"IconsOnly"=dword:0
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:1
"Hidden"=dword:1
"HideFileExt"=dword:0
"NavPaneShowAllFolders"=dword:1
"ShowInfoTip"=dword:1
"SuperHidden"=dword:1
"StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:2
"TaskbarAnimations"=dword:1
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:1
"IconsOnly"=dword:0
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:1
"Hidden"=dword:1
"HideFileExt"=dword:0
"NavPaneShowAllFolders"=dword:1
"ShowInfoTip"=dword:1
"SuperHidden"=dword:1
"StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:2
"TaskbarAnimations"=dword:1
"TaskbarBadges"=dword:1
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Clipboard Experience, Sync + annoying Clipboard Warnings in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/110048-enable-disable-clipboard-sync-across-devices-windows-10-a.html
http://pureinfotech.com/disable-clipboard-windows-10/
http://pureinfotech.com/sync-clipboard-across-devices-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/enable-disable-clipboard-history-windows-10/
Access Clipboard settings: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:clipboard
-> press Enter -> Sync across devices [must be logged/signed in with Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows
Mail/WIP e-mail/membership/subscription/developer/tester account!] -> check "Never automatically sync text that I copy" box ->
turn OFF "Sync across devices" toggle switch.
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
"AllowCrossDeviceClipboard"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
NOTE:
These settings do NOT apply to Microsoft/3rd party Office/Excel/Outlook/other apps/programs!

* Turn OFF Mobile Hotspot activation [disable Turn on remotely] + Remote Assistance from another/remote computer/device:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/128415-enable-disable-turn-mobile-hotspot-remotely-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/enable-or-disable-turn-on-mobile-hotspot-remotely-in-windows-10/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; * Turn OFF remote assistance:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet001\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\ControlSet002\Control\Remote Assistance]
"CreateEncryptedOnlyTickets"=dword:1
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiry"=dword:0
"MaxTicketExpiryUnits"=dword:0
; * Turn OFF remote mobile hotspot activation:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\Tethering]
"RemoteStartupDisabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
See also "Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/" section -> "* Turn OFF/disable Remote
Assistance, Remote (Auto) Connection Manager, Remote Registry, Remote Management (WinRM) + uninstall Quick Assist in Windows
10/11:" topic further above:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT

* Turn ON Windows 10/11 Developer Mode to allow to install/use all safe/signed Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps from all
sources, including those located on local/removable/remote media/storage, not exclusively restricted to the ones from
Microsoft store:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/30136-turn-off-developer-mode-windows-10-a.html
http://techcult.com/enable-or-disable-developer-mode-in-windows-10/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Appx::AppxDeploymentAllowAllTrustedApps
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Appx::AllowDevelopmentWithoutDevLicense
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/apps/get-started/developer-mode-features-and-debugging/
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Appx]
"AllowAllTrustedApps"=dword:1
"AllowDevelopmentWithoutDevLicense"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModelUnlock]
"AllowAllTrustedApps"=dword:1
"AllowDevelopmentWithoutDevLicense"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Background Activity Moderator (BAM) [%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Drivers\bam.sys] + Desktop Activity Moderator (DAM)
[%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Drivers\dam.sys] monitor drivers, especially if not using a laptop/notebook/portable, and don't need
to save battery power in Windows 10/11:
http://www.cellebrite.com/en/analyzing-program-execution-windows-artifacts/
http://www.andreafortuna.org/2018/05/23/forensic-artifacts-evidences-of-program-execution-on-windows-systems/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/bam/
http://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/how-to-employ-featureusage-for-windows-10-taskbar-forensics/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/desktop-activity-moderator/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dam/
Disable these 2 drivers (running as services) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP bam
SC.EXE CONFIG bam START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP dam
SC.EXE CONFIG dam START= disabled
OR:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bam]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\bam]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dam]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\dam]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\dam]
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart/reboot Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn OFF Windows 10 Metro/Tile/Store/UWP battery info fly-out + restore Windows 8/8.1 battery info interface for
laptops/portables/tablets/devices:
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/#8_disable_new_battery_fly-out_and_restore_previous_ui
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell]
"UseWin32BatteryFlyout"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Application Virtualization (App-V) service + drivers in Windows 10/11 if not using any virtual(ly)
deployed/streaming client apps +/- cloud/server apps in connected/networked environments:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/app-v/appv-for-windows/
http://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/appvclient/
http://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-desktop-optimization-pack/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_App-V
Disable AppVClient service and these 3 App-V drivers (running as services) from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click
CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP AppVClient
SC.EXE CONFIG AppVClient START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP AppvStrm
SC.EXE CONFIG AppvStrm START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP AppvVemgr
SC.EXE CONFIG AppvVemgr START= disabled
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP AppvVfs
SC.EXE CONFIG AppvVfs START= disabled
OR:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppVClient\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppVClient]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppVClient\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppVClient]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\AppVClient\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\AppVClient]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppvStrm]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppvStrm]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\AppvStrm]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppvVemgr]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppvVemgr]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\AppvVemgr]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppvVfs]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AppvVfs]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\AppvVfs]
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF BranchCache [PeerDistSvc] service present and enabled (Manual) only in Windows 10 Enterprise + Windows 2016/2019/2022
Server editions, unnecessary and not used by home/personal/stand-alone computers/devices/portables/terminals not connected to or
using Wide Area Network (WAN)/data center/cloud/enterprise server(s):
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/networking/branchcache/branchcache/
http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/definition/Microsoft-Windows-BranchCache/
Disable BranchCache [PeerDistSvc] service from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
ECHO Y|NET.EXE STOP PeerDistSvc
SC.EXE CONFIG PeerDistSvc START= disabled
OR:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PeerDistSvc]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\PeerDistSvc]
"Start"=dword:4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\PeerDistSvc]
"Start"=dword:4
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Remove/uninstall Windows 10/11 built-in/store Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/remove-default-windows-10-apps-using-powershell/
Uninstall all UWP apps for all users (example): right-click PowerShell shortcut or
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows 10/11] -> Run as Administrator ->
run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppXPackage

* Download/install free Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps + games from Windows Store without the need for a Microsoft
Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail/WIP e-mail/developer/membership/subscription/developer/tester account, and
using a better/local/3rd party/no ads/no phone-home/no spam/safe/secure account instead:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/microsoft-store-without-microsoft-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/27/windows-10-pro-store-apps-installation-without-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/13/how-to-enable-developer-mode-in-windows-10-to-sideload-apps/

* Restore/reinstall manually Windows Store app + Windows 10/11 built-in Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location in Windows
10/11] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Windows Store app Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
http://www.microsoft.com/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp/
Windows Store app product identification (ID) URI:
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9wzdncrfjbmp
Paste Windows Store app URI and/or desired UWP app URI
http://www.microsoft.com/p/microsoft-store/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
or product identification ID URI
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
in the search box at this web site:
http://store.rg-adguard.net/
to download all required app components listed for your specific Windows 10/11 build/edition/release/update/version + bit
strength -> (double-)click *.appx and/or *.appxbundle file(s) to (re)install desired Windows Store/UWP app(s) -> log back into
or restart Windows if prompted to do so. You can also extract the entire contents of any downloaded *.appx/*.appxbundle archive
using an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
anywhere on your local storage drives/partitions/volumes, and copy file(s) necessary for proper function of selected app(s) to
desired location(s).

* Turn OFF/disable/remove [or turn (back) ON/(re)enable/restore] unnecessary/useless "Cast to Device >" item/option from the
Desktop, Explorer, Start Menu + user interface (UI) shell context right-click menus in Windows 10/11:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61525-how-add-remove-cast-device-context-menu-windows-10-a.html
- Turn OFF "Cast to Device >" right-click item:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
; Turn OFF "Cast to Device >" right-click item:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}"="Play to Menu"
;
------End cut & paste here------
OR do this from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this
command -> press Enter:
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked" /V {7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7} /T REG_SZ /D "Play to Menu" /F
- Turn ON "Cast to Device >" right-click item:
TIP:
Use Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below -> save it as plain
text/ASCII file (Encode: -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.reg) -> right-click it -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK
to all prompts to register/merge/import its information into your registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
; Turn ON "Cast to Device >" right-click item:
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
"{7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------
OR do this from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this
command -> press Enter:
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked" /V {7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7} /F
In order to take effect all these changes require to either:
- (1) Log off + (2) Log back in as the same user;
- OR (1) exit/kill + (2) restart Explorer [EXPLORER.EXE]: from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD
shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
TASKKILL.EXE /IM explorer.exe /F /T
explorer.exe
Reg [REG.EXE] + TaskKill [TASKKILL.EXE] are both located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
TASKKILL.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/taskkill.html
REG.EXE:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/reg.html
Explorer [explorer.exe] is located in the %WinDir% folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].

* Useful, little known, hidden, undocumented, unknown registry + system hacks + tweaks to fix, improve + customize
Windows 10/11/newer:
http://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/en-gb/technetuk/2016/07/15/13-epic-registry-hacks/
http://www.howtogeek.com/669971/
http://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/useful-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-windows-10-experience/
http://supertechman.com.au/12-awesome-windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://technicalustad.com/a-complete-guide-to-windows-10-registry-tweaks/
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/
AskVG ZIP file contains 29 registry (.reg) tweaking files:
http://media.askvg.com/downloads/2015/01/Windows-10-Hidden-Secret-Registry-Tweaks.zip
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-reghacks.html
http://techwiser.com/windows-registry-hacks/
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-10/10-awesome-windows-8-registry-hacks-you-might-not-know/
http://www.iolosystem.com/resources/registry-hacks.html
http://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-10-registry-hacks.html
http://gist.github.com/JohannesMP/6a273e96054f47b8501acf99138c792b/
http://windows101tricks.com/windows-10-registry-tweaks-enable-hidden-features/
http://www.winaero.com/category/windows-11/
http://www.winaero.com/category/windows-10/
http://www.itpro.com/microsoft-windows/31970/the-best-registry-hacks-for-fixing-annoying-windows-features/
http://www.webnots.com/10-registry-hacks-for-windows-10/
http://www.shareus.com/windows/five-useful-registry-tweaks-for-gaming-performance-windows-10.html
http://blogs.systweak.com/best-windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc/
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/20-registry-hacks-to-make-your-pc-more-awesome-590803/
http://www.windowslearning.net/tips/a-huge-collection-of-windows-10-registry-tweaks.php
http://www.windowschimp.com/best-registry-hacks/
http://lifehacker.com/tag/registry-tweak/
http://github.com/brianfgonzalez/Scripts/blob/master/windows_10_tweaks.bat
http://www.howto-connect.com/registry-hacks-for-start-menu-and-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://www.wikitechy.com/tutorials/ethical-hacking/registry-hacking/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-windows-10-registry-tweaks-improve-unlock-features/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-hack-the-windows-registry-to-insert-control-panel-into-the-desktop-right-click-menu/
http://spyboy.blog/2020/03/27/windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc-experience/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-issues-you-can-fix-with-a-registry-hack/
http://www.der-windows-papst.de/en/2019/01/08/datenschutz-fuer-windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://appuals.com/how-to-change-or-customize-system-tray-icons-on-windows-10/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-hide-entire-drive-prying-eyes-windows-10/
MDGx "Comprehensive Windows Registry Guide" chapter in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm
MDGx "200+ Ways To Hack Your Windows 9x/NTx Registry" chapter in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RHC
MDGx "Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" chapter in WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
MDGx "Windows 7/7 SP1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Make Windows 10/11 look + act like Windows 7, 8, or 8.1:
http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-make-windows-10-feel-more-like-windows-7/
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-make-windows-10-look-like-windows-7/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-good-old-task-manager-in-windows-8/
See also WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
See also: "AERO 7/8/8.1/10/11", "APPS 7", "TASK" + "GAMES" sections in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* Windows 10/11 native system + user icons are contained in these applets/libraries/executables/files:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/where-find-most-windows-10s-native-icons/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8879-change-library-icon-windows-10-a.html
Extract them using IconsExtract 32-bit CPL, DLL + EXE icon grabber/extractor front end GUI + console command line tool:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.html
File:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.zip
MDGx Free(ware) GIF, JPEG, PNG Shrinkers/Converters/Editors:
http://www.mdgx.com/html.htm#GIF
MDGx Free(ware) Icon Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ICO
Convert Icon (.ico) file format to Portable Network Graphics (PNG) (.png) file format:
http://cloudconvert.com/ico-to-png/
Convert Portable Network Graphics (PNG) (.png) file format to Icon (.ico) file format:
http://png2icojs.com/

* Coulda... Shoulda... Woulda...
Features, functions + programs/tools/games banned/cancelled/changed/deprecated/discontinued/limited/reduced/removed by
Microsoft in/from Windows 10 and how to adapt/fix/port/repair/restore/work around/bring back (some of) them:
- Wikipedia: List of features removed/missing in Windows 10:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_10
- MS Docs: Features + functionality removed in Windows 10:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-removed-features/
- MS Docs: Windows 10 features no longer developed:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-deprecated-features/
- How-To Geek: All the Useless Windows 10 Features Microsoft Should Remove:
http://www.howtogeek.com/437942/
- TheWindowsClub: List of features removed or deprecated in Windows 10:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/features-removed-in-windows-10/
- TheWindowsClub: Windows 10 Problems, Issues with Solutions and Fixes:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-known-issues/
- gHacks: Windows 10 Creators Update: new and removed features:
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/28/windows-10-creators-update-new-and-removed-features/
- Wikipedia: Criticism of Windows 10:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Windows_10
- PC Magazine: Fix the Most Annoying Things in Windows 10:
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-fix-the-most-annoying-things-in-windows-10/
- MDGx "Win10/11 Block Tools (10_BLOCK)" in 10_BLOCK.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT
Get free(ware) adapted/fixed/old/ported/repaired/restored Windows XP/Vista/7/3rd party apps/programs, games, screen savers +
tools for Windows 10/11 (most work with Windows 8/8.1) -> "TOOLS 10/11" section in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
______________________________________________________________________________



Essential Add-ons, Components, Fixes, Updates, Tools + Games [free(ware)]



* MDGx "List of Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 Anti-spyware/Privacy Tools" section in 10_BLOCK.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT
* MDGx List of Useful Windows NTx Tools [99.9% free(ware)] in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
* MDGx "Free(ware) Windows NTx Power Toys" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
* MDGx "Free(ware) Internet Power Toys" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm
* MDGx "Free(ware) Firewalls + Network Toys" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm
* MDGx "Free(ware) Windows NTx Tools" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm

* Original Updated Microsoft File Manager (FM) (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit
contains cumulative up-to-date fixes/patches + enhancements for all Microsoft
supported [http://support.microsoft.com/help/13853/] Windows NTx 32-bit (x86)
+ 64-bit (x64) editions (free MIT, open source):
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/
FM master + cumulative enhancements:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/releases/
FM latest release:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/releases/latest/
Windows 10 FM App:
http://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9p7vbbbc49rb/
FM WINFILE.CHM [right-click to save]:
http://github.com/microsoft/winfile/raw/master/help/WINFILE.CHM
Place Windows Compiled (Compressed) HTML Help (WINFILE.CHM) file into the folder(s) where WINFILE.EXE reside(s),
both 32-bit + 64-bit.
WINFILE.CHM is identical for all FM editions 32-bit + 64-bit.
FM @ /. News:
http://news.slashdot.org/story/18/04/09/1952237/
WinHlp32 for Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022:
http://raxsoft.com/raxccm/software_app.php?progid=13
Direct download [735 KB, freeware]:
http://assets.raxsoft.com/bin/winhlp32/winhlp32.msi
MDGx Restore/Update Windows Help (.HLP) Guide:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#HHU
More info:
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-open-help-files-hlp-in-windows-7-that-require-windows-help-program-winhlp32-exe/
Required:
FM (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit require Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 (VC2017)
Runtime Redistributables 32-bit + 64-bit for Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017) for
Windows 7 SP1/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2977003/
MDGx Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) + Visual C++ (VC):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VS6
- VC2017 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) [15 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12328699/a80e967515b2a4faf37bf15387f1c5c3/VC_redist.x64.exe
- VC2017 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) [14 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12319034/ccd261eb0e095411af3b306273231b68/VC_redist.x86.exe
FM (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit also work with Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
(VC2015) Runtime Redistributables 32-bit + 64-bit for Visual Studio 2015
(VS2015) for Windows XP SP3/2003 SP2/Vista SP2/2008 SP2/7 SP1/newer 32-bit
(x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2999226/
More info:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=53840
- VC2015 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) [14 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/A/6AA4EDFF-645B-48C5-81CC-ED5963AEAD48/vc_redist.x64.exe
- VC2015 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) [13 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/A/A/6AA4EDFF-645B-48C5-81CC-ED5963AEAD48/vc_redist.x86.exe
You actually need these 2 files:
msvcp140.dll 14.10.25008.0
vcruntime140.dll 14.10.25008.0
which do not require installation or registration. Download and copy both
files to the directory/folder where your FM executable(s) reside(s): 32-bit
DLLs for WINFILE.EXE 32-bit or 64-bit DLLs for WINFILE.EXE 64-bit:
http://www.dll4free.com/msvcp140.dll.html
http://www.dll4free.com/vcruntime140.dll.html
See FM_NEW.TXT (included) for more details:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FM_NEW.TXT

* MDGx File Manager (FM) 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) + support files + add-ons, modded +
customized (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
MDGx FM Guide -> FMNT32.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/fmnt32.php
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.TXT
MDGx FM Installer:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/FMNT32.EXE
I have compiled FMNT32.EXE installer using Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#IEA
+ INF/SED Guides:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#INF
http://www.mdgx.com/INF_web/

* Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (Wub.exe 32-bit + Wub_x64.exe 64-bit) for Windows 10/11 blocks/unblocks Windows Update (WU)
service + interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables:
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
Screen shot:
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/windos_update_blocker_blocked.png
Windows Update (WU) Tools:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html
See also "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" chapter -> "* FIXes:" section further above:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT

* Edge Blocker (EdgeBlock.exe 32-bit + EdgeBlock_x64.exe 64-bit) for Windows 10/11:
http://www.sordum.org/9312/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/edge-blocker/EdgeBlock.zip

* MSEdgeRedirect for Windows 8.1/10/11 intercepts + redirects HTTP(S), Maps, News, Feeds/RSS, Widgets, Weather, etc URIs
(URLs) forced by Microsoft to open in Microsoft Edge to open in user custom selected default web browser (if any other than
Edge):
http://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect/
Download:
http://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect/releases/latest/

* Recommended independent/3rd party free, open source, safe, secure, uncrippled, unlocked, unrestricted, modern web browsers
(examples):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
MDGx "FREE WINDOWS 9x/NTx WEB BROWSERS" chapter -> "Chromium + Chrome web browsers [free(ware)]" section ->
"Chromium + Chrome" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
RECOMMENDED:
Chromium Precompiled EXEcutable [Installer EXE + Portable 7z/ZIP/rar] 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows XP/newer 32-bit (x86) +
64-bit (x64):
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
Certain Chromium builds [clearly labeled] are degoogled/ungoogled/stripped of Google adware/spyware/tracking code:
http://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium/blob/master/README.md
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq
X-Chromium Portable:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
Either install Chromium precompiled stable releases 32-bit or 64-bit:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2169
or extract all files from portable archive [zip or 7z] + copy to the destination of your choice Chromium portable stable
releases 32-bit or 64-bit to match the Windows NTx [7/newer] operating system(s) [OS(es)]
build/edition/release/update/version + bit strength [32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
All Chromium users must have these 3 environment variables:
GOOGLE_API_KEY=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET=NO
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
MDGx "@ Chromium/Chrome Privacy, Security + Safety Settings, Extensions, Guides + Solutions:" topic in SOFTWARE.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#PRV
MDGx collection of essential Chromium/Chrome extensions + tweaks: "CHROMIUM" section in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* Winaero Tweaker 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 [select Portable at install time!]:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
Download:
http://www.winaero.com/download-winaero-tweaker/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/downloads/winaerotweaker.zip
Winaero Tweaker Features:
http://www.winaero.com/the-list-of-winaero-tweaker-features/

* K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega audio, video + subtitles multimedia Codecs + Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) Lite
32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
File [ ADWARE ! ]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.html
http://www.videohelp.com/software/K-Lite-Codec-Pack
KLCP Info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-Lite_Codec_Pack
OLD KLCP Versions:
http://www.videohelp.com/software/K-Lite-Codec-Pack/old-versions#download
MPC-HC recommended settings:
1. MPC-HC(64) -> pause -> right-click -> Options (O) -> Playback -> Output -> DirectShow Video [H/W] ->
Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) -> OK/Apply.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/directshow/video-mixing-renderer-filter-9/
2. MPC-HC(64) -> pause -> click RED LAV Video Decoder Taskbar icon -> Hardware Acceleration [H/W] ->
DXVA2 (DirectX Video Acceleration 2) (copyback) -> check ALL Resolutions + Codecs boxes EXCEPT DVD + VC-1 -> OK/Apply.
http://anime.my/tutorials/watching-h264-videos-using-compute-unified-device-architecture-cuda/
madVR Tutorial:
http://anime.my/tutorials/madvr/

* Open-Shell Start Menu + button/logo/orb replacer 32-bit + 64-bit [Classic Shell fork]:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
ReadMe:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/
Nightly Builds:
http://ci.appveyor.com/project/passionate-coder/open-shell-menu/branch/master/artifacts/
Open-Shell Guides:
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-open-shell-as-your-windows-10-start-menu/
Custom Start button/logo/orb Tutorial:
http://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html
Custom Skin Tutorial:
http://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/skintutorial.html
Skins:
http://www.winaero.com/best-skins-for-classic-shells-start-menu/
http://www.classicshell.net/gallery/Start-Menu/skins/
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=17
Start Buttons/Orbs:
http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=18
http://www.deviantart.com/w1ck3dmatt/art/Mega-Orb-Pack-150-start-orbs-259940654/
http://www.door2windows.com/customization/start-buttons/
Aero Glass mod [Windows 8/8.1 style UI] for Windows 8/8.1/10/11:
http://www.glass8.eu/
Open-Shell/Classic Shell Free(ware) Alternatives:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/alternatives.html
http://classic-shell.en.softonic.com/windows/alternatives/
http://www.alternativeto.net/software/classicshell/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-start-menu-alternatives/
http://www.similarindex.com/classic-shell-alternatives/

* 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 adds Taskbar tray settings otherwise unavailable, beyond
Windows capabilities, highly customizable [select Portable at install time!]:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
http://tweaker.ramensoftware.com/
File:
http://ramensoftware.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) Guide:
http://www.winaero.com/get-a-classic-taskbar-in-windows-8-and-windows-7-that-works-like-xp/

* PowerToys 64-bit for Windows 10/11 64-bit (x64): Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer,
Keyboard Manager, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, Shortcut Guide:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/
Download:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest/
Require Microsoft .NET Core + Desktop Runtime 3.1.x/newer 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/3.1/
also here:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR

* Restore Desktop Gadgets (Sidebar.exe + *.gadget) in Windows 8/8.1/10/11:
http://www.winaero.com/desktop-gadgets-and-sidebar-for-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/get-desktop-gadgets-back-in-windows-8-1-update/
http://win7gadgets.com/blog/how-install-desktop-gadgets-windows-10/
http://windows.gadgethacks.com/how-to/bring-desktop-gadgets-windows-10-0163567/
Desktop Gadgets Installer:
http://gadgetsrevived.com/download-sidebar/
File:
http://gadgetsrevived.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DesktopGadgetsInstaller.zip
Gadgets:
http://gadgetsrevived.com/
http://win10gadgets.com/
http://win7gadgets.com/
http://www.gadgetskit.com/
8GadgetPack for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11:
http://8gadgetpack.net/
File:
http://8gadgetpack.net/dl_330/8GadgetPackSetup.msi
Run Widgets in Windows 10 using Rainmeter:
http://win10widgets.com/
Rainmeter:
http://www.rainmeter.net/
File:
http://github.com/tjmarkham/win10widgets/releases/latest/
XWidget for Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/10/11 [OLDer versions freeware]:
http://download.cnet.com/XWidget/3000-12565_4-75609200.html
Neon Clock Widget for XWidget:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Windows-Widgets/Alarms-Clocks/Neon-Clock-Widget.shtml

* Missed Feature Installer for Windows 10 (MFI10) ISO optical disc image collection of installers, apps, tools + games
removes/disables useless/annoying features, apps + tools and brings back/installs/restores useful/favorite features, apps,
tools + games from previous Windows editions: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, highly customizable:
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/15/missed-feature-installer-for-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/missed-features-installer-for-windows-10/
Download:
http://www.chip.de/downloads/Missed-Features-Installer-fuer-Windows-10_88552123.html
MFI10 [1.3 GB, ISO DVD image]:
http://securedl.cdn.chip.de/downloads/40922223/MFI10_1.0.iso
MFI10 requires a dedicated extractor or disc mount/emulator tool to extract content from or mount ISO disc image [examples
of free(ware) programs]:
- 7-Zip:
http://www.7-zip.org/
- WinCDEmu:
http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/
After that: Explorer -> righ-click MFI10.exe -> Run as Administrator -> select + install desired features/apps/tools/games.

* Windows 7 Games for Windows 8/8.1/10/11:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/
Download:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_7_games_for_windows_10.html
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1836

* Windows 7 Games for Windows 10/11:
http://win7games.com/#games
File:
http://win7games.com/download/Win7Games4Win10_8_81_v2.zip

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

* Microsoft PowerShell 32-bit + 64-bit cross-platform task automation, scripting language, configuration management framework
(.NET compatible) + interactive shell command line interface for Windows XP/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English, free,
open source):
http://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/
- PowerShell 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7 SP1/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) [20-100 MB]:
http://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/
Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/2012 32-bit + 64-bit require Windows 10 Universal C Runtime (CRT) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=50410
File [8 MB]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/1/1/311C06C1-F162-405C-B538-D9DC3A4007D1/WindowsUCRT.zip
PowerShell Documentation:
http://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/

* Microsoft Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK) 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022 customizes Windows
images (.wim) for Windows installations + deployment by adding/removing/customizing components/drivers/apps/add-ons, includes
tools: Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT), Windows Performance Recorder (WPR), Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA), Sysprep:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install/
WADK Setup [2.1 MB, Setup only]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/f/d/1fd2291e-c0e9-4ae0-beae-fbbe0fe41a5a/adk/adksetup.exe
Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) Add-on:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/winpe-intro/
Windows PE Add-on:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/download-winpe--windows-pe/
Windows PE Add-on Setup [1.6 MB, Setup only]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/5/e/55e3e34a-5708-46cd-a90d-92044c29336b/adkwinpeaddons/adkwinpesetup.exe
WADK Setup + Windows PE Add-on Setup require an Internet connection + at least 1 GB of disk space for downloading components.
WADK Tools:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/what-s-new-in-kits-and-tools/
OLDer WADK Editions + Tools for Windows 8/newer:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/adk-install/#other-adk-downloads
Windows 8/8.1/2012 require Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR) 4.5/newer:
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
WADK What's New:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/get-started/what-s-new-in-kits-and-tools/
WADK Documentation:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/test/assessments/
WPT Documentation:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/test/wpt/
WPT Guide:
http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/05/11/top-down-analysis-wpt/
WPT Info:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117625-download-install-windows-performance-toolkit-windows-10-a.html
WPT Install Guide:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4847.install-the-windows-performance-toolkit-wpt.aspx
WPR Documentation:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/test/wpt/windows-performance-recorder/
WPA Documentation:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/test/wpt/windows-performance-analyzer/
Microsoft Performance Toolkit (MPT) Software Developers Kit (SDK):
http://github.com/microsoft/microsoft-performance-toolkit-sdk/
MPT SDK Documentation:
http://github.com/microsoft/microsoft-performance-toolkit-sdk/blob/main/documentation/Overview.md
Microsoft Windows SDK 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022:
http://developer.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/sdk-archive/

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

* Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) for Windows 10/11 + Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 allows to install + run
a modern/recent Linux distro as guest operating system (OS) in a Windows Virtual Machine (VM) Platform like Hyper-V:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/
http://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-install-wsl-2-on-windows-10/
Install a Linux distro in Windows 10/11:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/install/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-install-wsl2-windows-10/
http://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-install-wsl2-windows-subsystem-for-linux-2-on-windows-10/
http://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-subsystem-linux-2-windows-10/
WSL2:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/wsl/compare-versions/#whats-new-in-wsl-2
WSL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Subsystem_for_Linux
Hyper-V:
http://docs.microsoft.com/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/
Enable Hyper-V:
http://docs.microsoft.com/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v/
Hyper-V:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-V
See also "Virtualization: Virtual Machine (VM) Tools + Emulators for Windows" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#VPC
and "Virtualization: Virtual Machine (VM) Tools + Emulators for DOS" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm#VM
Linux distros:
http://www.mdgx.com/linux.htm
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Tweak, Customize + Repair Tools on the Internet [free(ware)]



* Windows 8/8.1/10/11 tweaking tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.wintools.info/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/category/downloads/
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/
http://www.sordum.org/
http://www.mitec.cz/Data/XML/data_downloads.xml
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_7_8.html
http://www.intowindows.com/15-free-windows-8-1-customization-tweaking-tools/
http://www.nextofwindows.com/a-list-of-windows-8-tweaking-tools/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/list-freeware-releases-from-the-windows-club/
http://www.softpedia.com/hubs/Tweak-Windows-8/
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm

* Windows 10/11 Fixes + Workarounds:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_10_fixes.html

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

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

* MDGx "List of Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 Anti-spyware/Privacy Tools" section in 10_BLOCK.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#10BLK
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.php
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/10_BLOCK.TXT

* MDGx "FREE Windows NTx Extras" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm

* MDGx "1000+ Windows NTx Power Toys + Tweaking Tools [99.9% free(ware)]" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm

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

* MDGx "Group Policy Editor (GPE) fixes + tools (free)" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#GPO

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