MDGx MAX Speed WinDOwS
MDGx Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022
Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links
WIN10.TXT is part of MDGx MAX Speed WinDOwS ©Tricks + Secrets: W95-11D.EXE + W95-11D.ZIP
MDGx Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links in plain text (ASCII) format

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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
BONUS:
More Windows 10/11 (clearly marked) tweaks, hacks, fixes, guides, links + tools (all included):
- MDGx "Win10 Block Tools (10_BLOCK)" 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" in WINDOWS8.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS8.TXT
- MDGx "Windows 7/7 SP1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" in WINDOWS7.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx "List of Useful Windows NTx Tools [free(ware)]" in TOOLS.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.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 !           @@
    @@     -> "Free(ware) WinDOwS Backup + Restore Tools" section in     @@
    @@                      SECRETS.TXT (included):                      @@
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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! ->
	 "Free(ware) WinDOwS Backup + Restore Tools" in SECRETS.TXT
	 (included):
	 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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
	 * 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) and other web sites mentioned here
	  do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the author + owner of
	  these files + of this web site.

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

Must have + useful Windows NTx Software Programs [99.99% free(ware)] from TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
Must have + useful Software Programs [99.99% free(ware)] from SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
- MDGx Windows NTx Extras:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
- MDGx 1000+ Windows NTx Power Toys + Tweaking Tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
- MDGx Windows NTx Web Browsers + Internet Power Toys:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
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#:~:text=Internet%20%2B%20Web%20Browsers%20Tweaks%2C%20Fixes%20%2B%20Tools%20%5BChromium%2FChrome%2C%20Firefox
Digital + Internet/Online Privacy, Security + Safety -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=Digital%20%2B%20Internet%2FOnline%20Privacy%2C%20Security%20%2B%20Safety%20%3D%20Your%20Top%20Priority
Chromium/Chrome/X-Chromium/Thorium/Brave/Vivaldi Automated Clean-Up -> 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#:~:text=Public%20Root%20DNS%20Servers%20%5B%2A%5D
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
Logon + Password Tweaks -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Turn OFF/ON Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) + Quality of Service (QoS) -> 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/newer -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
TESTING ... TESTING !!! -> SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
SERVICES = MANUAL + ENABLED -> SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
WI-FI + BLUETOOTH = MANUAL -> SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
USELESS + UNSAFE SERVICES = DISABLED -> SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
Turn ON/OFF Services/Drivers Automatically Using Scripts -> SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
exFAT -> SECRETS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#XFAT
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
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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.msfn.org/how-to-block-windows-10-upgrades-on-your-business-network-and-at-home-too/
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 !!!
*********************************************
Way too many Microsoft official Windows 10 and 11 updates/upgrades/fixes/hotfixes/patches are buggy/faulty/flawed/unsafe,
generate errors, corrupt your data, expose your personal/private/protected/secure information/files to security
breaches/hacking/leaks/malware/spyware, crashes, lock up your computer(s)/laptop(s)/server(s)/device(s), reboot/restart
unexpectedly in the middle of performing critical/essential/vital/important tasks/operations/work, or/and even cause loss of
data/files [!], and here are just a few examples:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/how-a-microsoft-blunder-opened-millions-of-pcs-to-potent-malware-attacks/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/windows-11-and-server-2022-encryption-bug-could-damage-data-on-newer-devices/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-defender-falsely-detects-win32-hivezy-in-google-chrome-electron-apps/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/microsoft-suspends-distribution-of-latest-windows-10-update-over-data-loss-bug/
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/latest-windows-10-update-breaks-windows-media-player-win32-apps-in-general/
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/08/windows-10-anniversary-update-breaks-most-webcams/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsofts-incomplete-printnightmare-patch-fails-to-fix-vulnerability/
http://www.msfn.org/microsoft-issues-windows-10-upgrade-warning/
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.msfn.org/windows-latest-patches-crash-event-viewer-but-microsoft-has-temporary-fix/
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/
http://www.theregister.com/2022/11/17/microsoft_windows_10_fix/
... Would you like to know more? ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrjzE1SE58
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers_(film)#Politics_and_propaganda

* Bonus:
********
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:
********
The easy fix step-by-step:
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) [Wub.exe 32-bit + Wub_x64.exe 64-bit] for Windows 10/11 allows all users to
block/disable/stop/turn OFF, and/or unblock/reenable/restart/turn back ON
automatic/unattended/hidden/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) service +
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables which are very hard/almost
impossible to control/manage without performing complicated/time consuming registry tweaks or without dedicated 3rd party
tools (like this one):
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
-> open "Wub.zip" archive -> extract "Wub_x64.exe" [for Windows 10/11 64-bit (x64)] or "Wub.exe" [for Windows 10/11 32-bit
(x86)] + "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_x64.exe" [used in this example] -> 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_x64.exe\" /D /P"
;
------End cut & paste here------
In this example Wub_x64.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 (example used here)
C:\TOOLS_10\Wub_x64.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 allows all users to block/disable/stop/turn OFF or delay/defer/pause/postpone
automatic/unattended/hidden/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) + upgrades which are
very hard/almost impossible to control/manage without performing complicated/time consuming registry tweaks or without
dedicated 3rd party tools (like this one):
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:
*********
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 Windows 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 access, level, permissions, privileges, rights,
modifying, 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 access, level, permissions, privileges, rights, modifying,
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/permissions/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%: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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
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 DOCs: 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 (.reg) file below [in this example WU postpone date has
been set to > 50 years into the future: 2077-07-07 ;-/]:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/328010/
http://github.com/vFense/vFenseAgent-win/wiki/Registry-keys-for-configuring-Automatic-Updates-&-WSUS/
http://www.smallvoid.com/article/winnt-automatic-updates-config.html
http://admx.help/HKLM/Software/Policies/Microsoft/WindowsStore
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: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 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:1e
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:1
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"ManagePreviewBuilds"=dword:1
"ManagePreviewBuildsPolicyValue"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values 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"="0000"
"UxOption"=dword:0
; These Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server IPs are bogus, of course. ;-/
; Alternatively you can use built-in local server IPs instead: null [0.0.0.0], or localhost [127.0.0.1]:
"WUServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"WUStatusServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"UpdateServiceUrlAlternate"="wsus.localdomain.localserver"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:0
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:1
"NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:1
"RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:3
"RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:1
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update]
"NextSqmReportTime"="0"
"NextFeaturedUpdatesNotificationTime"="0"
"EnableFeaturedSoftware"=dword:0
"FeaturedUpdatesNotificationSeqNum"=dword:0
"FeaturedUpdatesNotificationSeqNumGenTime"="0"
"SetupWizardLaunchTime"="0"
"ForcedReboot"=dword:0
"AUOptions"=dword:1
"ConfigVer"=dword:1
"BalloonTime"="0"
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:0
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:0
"IncludeRecommendedUpdates"=dword:0
"NextDetectionTime"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWindowsUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
"AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:0
"ReservationsAllowed"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\State]
"OSUpgradeState"=dword:1
"OSUpgradeStateTimeStamp"="2015-05-05 05:05:05"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification]
"UpgradeAvailable"=dword:0
[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] 32-bit command line tool for Windows 2000/newer displays/modifies/migrates NTFS ACL file
system/registry security options/owner:
http://web.archive.org/web/20190828204406/http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23510
File [MSI Installer]:
http://web.archive.org/web/20190910062448if_/http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/d/17d82b72-bc6a-4dc8-bfaa-98b37b22b367/subinacl.msi
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#SIA
SubInACL Documentation:
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SUBINACL.HTM
Install 7-Zip unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool (free GPL):
http://www.7-zip.org/
Use 7-Zip File Manager (7zFM.exe) to extract SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) from subinacl.msi (see above) 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%: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%: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%: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%: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%: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 (especially any version/edition prior to September 2020 Windows 10 Update) from Windows
7/newer: both OLD Legacy Edge [proprietary, obsolete, flawed, inadequate, insecure, based on vulnerable to hacking, malware
and spyware, out-of-date Internet Explorer (IE) Trident core] installed by OLDer Windows 10 builds/updates + NEWer Windows
10/11 Chromium Edge [current, proprietary, disabled/limited/locked/unavailable basic/important/optional
features/functions/options/settings, loaded with forced/impossible/hard-to-disable/unnecessary/unsafe/unwanted Microsoft
centered apps, enrollments, features, memberships, services, subscriptions, trials + adware/tracking/spyware, based on
Google Chromium (Canary developer channel) web browser]:
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, monopolizing, crippling, limiting, restrictive, unfair, bundling, tying,
take-over-style, and in certain countries, territories and regions banned and illegal marketing tactics and strategies it
keeps employing for over 45 years [but don't take my word for it]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Microsoft
with the purpose of suppressing paying consumers' options and choices, and to persuade you to buy/lure/switch to/tempt/tie
exclusively into and/or subscribe to their own and/or
affiliates/associates/branches/brands/companies/divisions/entities/parents/partners/subsidiaries of products and services,
even if not as satisfactory/qualitative as advertised due to deceitful advertising/promotion, or worse, and/or more
expensive than competitors'/3rd parties products/services, or not worth your money/resources:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/11/the-sign-in-menu-is-the-latest-frontier-for-microsoft-ads-in-windows-11/
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!], proprietary, obsolete, flawed, inadequate, insecure Internet Explorer (IE)
[discontinued from all NEWer Windows 10/2016/2019 builds/editions/releases/updates!]:
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 allows all users to
block/disable/stop/turn OFF, and/or unblock/reenable/restart/turn back ON
automatic/unattended/hidden/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) service +
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables which are very hard/almost
impossible to control/manage without performing complicated/time consuming registry tweaks or without dedicated 3rd party
tools (like this one):
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
See "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" chapter -> "* FIXes:" section further above in WIN10.TXT (this
file):
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT
- 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 all these commands in this order -> press Enter after each line:
TASKKILL.EXE /IM LaunchWinApp.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM MicrosoftEdge.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM MicrosoftEdgeBCHost.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM MicrosoftEdgeDevTools.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe /F /T
TASKKILL.EXE /IM msedge.exe /F /T
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /grant:r %UserName%: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 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 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
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:
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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 Archives ZIP/7z] 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
Ungoogled Chromium precompiled Binaries 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/windows/
- Brave 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
improved privacy, safety + security and optimized speed:
http://brave.com/
Brave Repository:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/
Download [ZIP = full, Portable]:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/latest/
- Vivaldi 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
enhanced privacy, safety + security:
http://vivaldi.com/
Download [EXE = Installer ONLY]:
http://vivaldi.com/download/
Vivaldi Portable -> run Installer EXE -> Install standalone:
http://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/install-update/standalone-version-of-vivaldi/
Vivaldi Portable [RAR = full, Portable]:
http://www.filecatchers.com/vivaldi-browser-portable/
- X-Chromium (X-Launcher) 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/Chromium alternatives/derivatives/forks/variants 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/Brave/X-Chromium/Thorium/Vivaldi 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#:~:text=CHROMIUM%20%5B%2A%5D
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/unnecessary/unsafe control/grip:
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 hidden/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
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
-> "Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks, Fixes + Tools"
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=Internet%20%2B%20Web%20Browsers%20Tweaks%2C%20Fixes%20%2B%20Tools%20%5BChromium%2FChrome%2C%20Firefox
-> "* Chromium/Chrome:"
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=%2A%20Chromium%2FChrome%3A
or "* Firefox:".
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=%2A%20Firefox%3A
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
FYI:
Bypass Edge SmartScreen Download Filter:
http://www.codecguide.com/smartscreen_bypass.htm
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 built-in/default/forced/locked-up/preset Bing (MSN, Microsoft, Live) start page(s) + search engine(s) with Google
[http://www.google.com/], or DuckDuckGo [http://duckduckgo.com/], or Brave [http://search.brave.com/], or Startpage
[http://www.startpage.com/], or SearXNG [http://searx.be/], or Qwant [http://www.qwant.com/] (examples), turn OFF suggested
sites in Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers + customize Edge + Internet Explorer (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/
http://www.itstillworks.com/change-bing-google-12283088.html
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/change-bing-google-70809.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/709072/
http://www.howtogeek.com/710128/
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
; Google Search [http://www.google.com/] used in this example:
[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 affiliates, associates, branches, brands, companies, divisions, entities,
; parents, partners, subsidiaries, etc) are in violation of the United States of America (U. S. A.) Department of Justice
; (DOJ) legal verdict, the United States District Court, District of Columbia (DC), 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 affiliates, associates, branches, brands, companies, divisions, entities,
; parents, partners, 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/tie said software with
; the purpose of limiting, restricting, suppressing paying customers' options and choices, and using anti-competitive,
; deceitful, monopolizing, take-over, bundling, tying, unfair, and in certain countries, territories and/or 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 pre-installed, force-enabled, pre-configured, locked
; as default web browser and web browser engine for most networking and internet based apps, features, file types,
; protocols, shortcuts, and unable to replace/switch to any other web browser, (almost) impossible to uninstall or to
; disable/replace 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------
More info:
All these MDGx topics:
- "@ Google search, (geo)location tracking, data, history, e-mail (Gmail), notifications + apps:"
- "@ Bing Search Engine, Live, Microsoft, MSN + Related/Shared Accounts, Services + Apps:"
- "@ Yahoo! (Y!) Search Engine, Yahoo! Mail + Yahoo! News:"
- "@ DuckDuckGo (DDG) Search Engine, Privacy Essentials + E-mail Protection:"
- "@ Startpage Search Engine + Privacy Protection Add-on + Extension:"
- "@ Brave Search Engine:"
from the "Digital + Internet/Online Privacy, Security + Safety" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=Digital%20%2B%20Internet%2FOnline%20Privacy%2C%20Security%20%2B%20Safety%20%3D%20Your%20Top%20Priority
MDGx "WWW (World Wide Web) Search Engines" [most have enhanced privacy, safety + security]:
http://www.mdgx.com/links.htm#WSE

* Replace Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) with your choice of independent/3rd party free, open source, better, safer, more
secure, uncrippled, unlocked, unrestricted, modern default web browser [Chromium, Brave, Vivaldi, Thorium, X-Chromium
(X-Launcher), Firefox, Opera, Tor, etc] for HTM, HTML, DHTM, DHTML, XHTM, XHTML, XML, PHP, PHP4, PHP5, HTTP, HTTPS, URL
(URI), WebSite, e-mail (web mail), FTP, etc 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, better, 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 Archives ZIP/7z] 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
Ungoogled Chromium precompiled Binaries 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/windows/
- Brave 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
improved privacy, safety + security and optimized speed:
http://brave.com/
Brave Repository:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/
Download [ZIP = full, Portable]:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/latest/
- Vivaldi 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
enhanced privacy, safety + security:
http://vivaldi.com/
Download [EXE = Installer ONLY]:
http://vivaldi.com/download/
Vivaldi Portable -> run Installer EXE -> Install standalone:
http://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/install-update/standalone-version-of-vivaldi/
Vivaldi Portable [RAR = full, Portable]:
http://www.filecatchers.com/vivaldi-browser-portable/
- X-Chromium (X-Launcher) 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/Chromium alternatives/derivatives/forks/variants 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/Brave/X-Chromium/Thorium/Vivaldi 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#:~:text=CHROMIUM%20%5B%2A%5D
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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
Example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium (X-Launcher) Portable 64-bit [free, open source]:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
On my main home built PC and my tweaked Windows 10 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 (X-Launcher) 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 (X-Launcher) 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 (X-Launcher) 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]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\http\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\https\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX90nv6nhay5n6a98fnetv7tpk64pp35es"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Associations\UrlAssociations\microsoft-edge\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="AppX7rm9drdg8sk7vqndwj3sdjw11x96jc0y"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v]
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Application]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationCompany"="Chromium"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open]
"ActivatableClassId"=-
"PackageId"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ContractId"=-
"DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open\command]
"DelegateExecute"=-
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v]
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Application]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationCompany"="Chromium"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open]
"ActivatableClassId"=-
"PackageId"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ContractId"=-
"DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open\command]
"DelegateExecute"=-
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v]
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Application]
"ApplicationName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ApplicationCompany"="Chromium"
"ApplicationIcon"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
"ApplicationDescription"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open]
"ActivatableClassId"=-
"PackageId"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"ContractId"=-
"DesiredInitialViewState"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\AppXq0fevzme2pys62n3e0fbqa7peapykr8v\Shell\open\command]
"DelegateExecute"=-
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Check_Associations"="No"
"IgnoreDefCheck"="Yes"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Check_Associations"="No"
"IgnoreDefCheck"="Yes"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Check_Associations"="No"
"IgnoreDefCheck"="Yes"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\X-Chromium.exe]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
"Path"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\CHROME.EXE]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE"
"Path"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile_FullWindowEmbed]
@="HTML Plugin Document"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile_FullWindowEmbed\CLSID]
@="{25336921-03F9-11CF-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\CLSID]
@="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\ScriptHostEncode]
@="{0CF774D0-F077-11D1-B1BC-00C04F86C324}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\shell\open]
@="Open in S&ame Window"
"CommandId"="X-Chromium.File"
"MUIVerb"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
"DelegateExecute"="{17FE9752-0B5A-4665-84CD-569794602F5C}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\CLSID]
@="{25336920-03F9-11cf-8FD0-00AA00686F13}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\ScriptHostEncode]
@="{0CF774D0-F077-11D1-B1BC-00C04F86C324}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell\open]
@="Open in S&ame Window"
"CommandId"="X-Chromium.File"
"MUIVerb"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
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"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
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Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides



* NOTE:
Microsoft Updates/Upgrades/Service Packs (SPs)/(Hot)Fixes/Patches/Drivers/etc listed here are for United States (US) English
[en-US] Windows NTx Operating Systems (OSes) 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) builds/editions/releases/versions.
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/needed Update(s)/Fix(es)/Patch(es) to your local disk/media/storage device -> right-click each
.CAB/.EXE/.MSI/.MSP/.MSU file -> Run as Administrator -> follow on screen instructions -> 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/
- ComputerWorld: Windows 11: A guide to the updates:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3636790/windows-11-a-guide-to-the-updates.html
- ComputerWorld: Windows 10: A guide to the updates:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3199077/windows-10-a-guide-to-the-updates.html
- 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/
- ElevenForum: Windows 11 News:
http://www.elevenforum.com/news/
- TenForums: Windows 10 News:
http://www.tenforums.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

* Windows 8.1/newer Windows Update (WU) logs generated by Event Tracing for Windows (ETW):
http://learn.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/update/windows-update-logs/
Convert Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) diagnostics file(s) [.etl] into readable plain text/ASCII file [.log]:
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-WindowsUpdateLog
WU .etl files are generated in the %WinDir%\logs\WindowsUpdate folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
Converted .log file will be created in the %WinDir% folder by overriding any existing one:
%WinDir%\WindowsUpdate.log
View WindowsUpdate.log by using Notepad/similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor/viewer
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT

* 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/
... Would you like to know more? ;-/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdrjzE1SE58
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers_(film)#Politics_and_propaganda
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, 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: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/enrollment/developer/tester/VIP 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. Manage cookies in Internet Explorer (IE):
http://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/clear-cache-history-cookies/internet-explorer
http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=15141
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/search?query=cookies%20in%20internet%20explorer
More info @ MDGx "Internet Explorer (IE) 11.0" section in SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/ietoy.htm#IE11
Open E10BLOK.CMD (included) in Notepad for details:
http://www.mdgx.com/10BLK/E10BLOK.CMD.TXT
9. Install AdBlock Plus (ABP) for Internet Explorer (IE) (free, open source):
http://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer
10. 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 Microsoft 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/enrollment/privileges/personal information and/or charge your
bank/cash/debit/credit/money card/wallet/money account at the end of their time limited trial/deadline/expiration period, or
for as long as you maintain membership/subscription/enrollment:
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/cancel 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/terminate/cancel from WIP e-mail updates/newsletters/notifications/etc +/- turn OFF/disable
all upcoming WIP messages/notifications/newsletters/updates by adding the WIP account(s) e-mail address(es) to your blocked
sender list, which varies depending on your e-mail account(s) service provider(s) +/- e-mail client(s)/program(s)/software.

* Turn OFF Windows Hello for Business biometrics facial/fingerprint recognition login, Windows Hello PIN (Personal
Identification Number), Windows Hello Setup notification + Natural Authentication [NaturalAuthentication] service in order
to block unnecessary/unwanted biometrics notifications + Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail
e-mail/membership/subscription/enrollment/developer/tester/VIP 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%: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 10/11 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), ad(vertisment)s, memberships, subscriptions, enrollments, suggestions, experience, tips, sync, sound(s),
notifications, 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://learn.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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21

* Disable/(re)enable, stop/(re)start, clean/repair/restore + customize/optimize/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",
ad(vertisment)s/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/
- 12 Windows 10 Services Safe to Disable:
http://www.groovypost.com/howto/12-windows-10-services-that-are-safe-to-disable/
- 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/
- Windows 10: which services to disable?:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/378804
- Disable Windows Event Collector (WECSvc) service:
http://www.computerstepbystep.com/windows_event_collector_service.html
- Disabling Unneeded Services:
http://www.sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/disabling-unneeded-services.html
- Windows 10/11 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/
- Windows 10/11 Services:
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/
- Windows 10/11 Service Defaults:
http://revertservice.com/10/
- Delete a Service in Windows using Different Methods:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-remove-unwanted-service/
- Restore Default Services in Windows 7/newer:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/restore_or_verify_default_services_in_windows_7_10.html
- 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 Services:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-services.html
- 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 updates - One small step for man, one big...:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-10-updates-improvements-control.html
- 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 +/- 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
See also:
- MDGx "Tweak Windows 7/7 SP1 Services" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx "Tweaked Windows 10/11 Services + Drivers" [Experimental!] chapter in SERVCS10.TXT (included) I am currently testing
(Disabled/Enabled, Started/Stopped) for optimal functionality, requirements, necessities, safety, proper interdependencies,
allocation of resources + preferences:
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVCS10.TXT
- MDGx "HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools" -> "NOTE 2: DNS Client Service" section -> "More info:" topic:
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

* Autoruns 32-bit + 64-bit GUI interface (Autoruns.exe 32-bit + Autoruns64.exe 64-bit) + DOS console command line
(Autorunsc.exe 32-bit + Autorunsc64.exe 64-bit) registry + startup tools add/disable/edit/enable/rename/remove any/all
automated/built-in/default/preset/unattended (auto)load/(auto)run entries: boot/logon/startup apps, drivers, executables
(.exe), gadgets (.gadget), loading/registered APIs/DLLs (.dll), programs, services, scripts (.bat, .cmd, .reg, .vbs, etc),
scheduled tasks (.job), highly customizable:
http://learn.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns/
File:
http://download.sysinternals.com/files/Autoruns.zip

* 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(s):
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
features/functions/options/settings, 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]
Application Management [AppMgmt]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appmgmt/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\appmgmts.dll
AppLocker Filter (Smartlocker Filter driver) [applockerfltr]
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) [AppXSvc]
AssignedAccessManager Service [AssignedAccessManagerSvc]
Auto Time Zone Updater [tzautoupdate]
AVCTP (Audio Video Control Transport Protocol) service [BthAvctpSvc]
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]
DevQuery Background Discovery Broker [DevQueryBroker]
DeviceAssociationBroker [DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc]
DeviceAssociationBroker_?????? [DeviceAssociationBrokerSvc_??????]
DevicesFlow [DevicesFlowUserSvc]
DevicesFlow_?????? [DevicesFlowUserSvc_??????]
DevicePicker [DevicePickerUserSvc]
DevicePicker_?????? [DevicePickerUserSvc_??????]
Device Association Service [DeviceAssociationService]
Device Management Enrollment Service [DmEnrollmentSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dmenrollmentsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Windows.Internal.Management.dll
Display Enhancement Service [DisplayEnhancementService]
Display Policy Service [DispBrokerDesktopSvc]
Distributed Link Tracking Client [TrkWks]
(MicroSoft) Distributed Transaction Coordinator [MSDTC]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/msdtc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\msdtc.exe
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]
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator [KtmRm]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/ktmrm/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\msdtckrm.dll
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper [lltdsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/lltdsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\lltdsvc.dll
http://learn.microsoft.com/windows/win32/services/services-and-redirected-drives/
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/4-fixes-when-you-cant-map-a-network-drive-in-windows-10/
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver [lltdio]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/lltdio/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\lltdio.sys
http://www.windows-security.org/windows-service/link-layer-topology-discovery-mapper/
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]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/diagnosticshub-standardcollector-service/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DiagSvcs\DiagnosticsHub.StandardCollector.Service.exe
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]
Netlogon [Netlogon]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/netlogon/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\netlogon.dll
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 Procedure Call (RPC) Locator [RpcLocator]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/rpclocator/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\locator.exe
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]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/lanmanserver/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\srvsvc.dll
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 Management Service [WManSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/wmansvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Windows.Management.Service.dll
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]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/lanmanworkstation/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\wkssvc.dll
Xbox Accessory Management Service [XboxGipSvc]
Xbox Live Auth Manager [XblAuthManager]
Xbox Live Game Save [XblGameSave]
Xbox Live Networking Service [XboxNetApiSvc]
See also MDGx "Tweaked Windows 10/11 Services + Drivers" [Experimental!] chapter in SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVCS10.TXT
Services that refuse to be disabled or to have their status (Automatic/Manual/Disabled) changed from within SERVICES.MSC can be
disabled/(re)enabled as needed 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.
Examples:
http://mistyprojects.co.uk/documents/TinyPXEServer/files/img/regedit2.jpg
http://cdn2.windowswally.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RuntimeBroker.exe-Windows-10-regedit-TimeBroker-Windows-Wally.jpg
IMPORTANT:
**********
- Your custom/specific choices/features/functions/needs/options/preferences/settings and
devices/hardware/software/services/drivers for specific pairs/batches/groups of interconnected/interdependent/interrelated
services + drivers 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/drivers 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://learn.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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
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
[Save as type: -> Registration Files (.reg)] *before* making any changes = see "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT
REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
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 either critical, essential/vital for
the integrity, proper functionality/operation and/or stability of the operating system (OS) and its core components, or that
cannot be stopped (unable to bypasses Windows built-in/hardwired defaults/presets), or which Windows always restarts on its
own even after they (together with their interconnected/interdependent/interrelated drivers/services) are set to Disabled
and Stopped (most important examples I can think of):
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service [BrokerInfrastructure]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/brokerinfrastructure/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\psmsrv.dll
Capability Access Manager Service [camsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/camsvc/
CD/DVD File System Reader driver [cdfs]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cdfs/
Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver [CldFlt]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cldflt/
CNG Hardware Assist algorithm provider Driver [cnghwassist]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cnghwassist/
CoreMessaging [CoreMessagingRegistrar]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/coremessagingregistrar/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\coremessaging.dll
Cryptographic Services [CryptSvc] = ALWAYS ON -> (re)starts even if DISABLED !
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cryptsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\cryptsvc.dll
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
Display Policy Service [DispBrokerDesktopSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dispbrokerdesktopsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DispBroker.Desktop.dll
Embedded Mode [embeddedmode]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/embeddedmode/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\embeddedmodesvc.dll
Filter Manager Driver (FltMgr) [FltMgr]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/fltmgr/
Kernel Cryptography Driver [CNG]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cng/
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/
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/
Network List Service [netprofm]
Network Location Awareness [NlaSvc]
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/
Secondary Logon [seclogon]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/seclogon/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\seclogon.dll
Security Accounts Manager [SamSs] = ALWAYS ON -> (re)starts even if DISABLED !
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/samss/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\lsass.exe
Spot Verifier [svsvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/svsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\svsvc.dll
State Repository Service [StateRepository] = ALWAYS ON -> (re)starts even if DISABLED !
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/staterepository/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\windows.staterepository.dll
Storage Service [StorSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/storsvc/
Storage Tiers Management [TieringEngineService]
System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker [sgrmbroker.exe]
http://www.winosbite.com/sgrmbroker-exe/
TCP/IP Protocol Driver [Tcpip]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/tcpip/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
Universal Disk Format File System driver [udfs]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/udfs/
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
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/
See also MDGx "Tweaked Windows 10/11 Services + Drivers" [Experimental!] chapter in SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVCS10.TXT

* Here is the list of Windows 10 services needed/recommended/required/used by/for cable/dial/direct/fiber/wired, broadband
(BPL/cable/DSL/fiber/satellite/wireless), 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, tasks]:
AVCTP (Audio Video Control Transport Protocol) 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] = ALWAYS ON -> (re)starts even if DISABLED !
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cryptsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\cryptsvc.dll
Data Sharing Service [DsSvc]
Device Association Service [DeviceAssociationService]
Device Install Service [DeviceInstall]
Device Management Enrollment Service [DmEnrollmentSvc]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dmenrollmentsvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Windows.Internal.Management.dll
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]
Intel Bluetooth Service [ibtsiva]
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]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/wmansvc/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Windows.Management.Service.dll
Windows Mobile Hotspot Service [icssvc]
WWAN AutoConfig [WwanSvc]
See also MDGx "Tweaked Windows 10/11 Services + Drivers" [Experimental!] chapter in SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVCS10.TXT

* 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 + drivers, +/- on which
other/interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services + drivers depend on, +/- cater to the (combination of)
custom/specific choices/features/functions/needs/options/preferences/settings and devices/hardware/software/services/drivers
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
Application Management [AppMgmt]
Background Tasks Infrastructure Service [BrokerInfrastructure]
Base Filtering Engine [BFE]
COM+ Event System [EventSystem]
CoreMessaging [CoreMessagingRegistrar]
Cryptographic Services [CryptSvc]
DCOM Server Process Launcher [DcomLaunch]
DHCP Client [Dhcp]
Diagnostic Policy Service [DPS]
Diagnostic Service Host [WdiServiceHost]
Diagnostic System Host [WdiSystemHost]
Human Interface Device Service [hidserv]
Local Session Manager [LSM]
Network Connections [Netman]
Network List Service [netprofm]
Network Location Awareness [NlaSvc]
Network Store Interface Service [nsi]
NVIDIA Display Container LS [NVDisplay.ContainerLocalSystem]
Plug and Play [PlugPlay]
Power [Power]
Program Compatibility Assistant Service [PcaSvc]
Radio Management Service [RmSvc]
Realtek Audio Universal Service [RtkAudioUniversalService]
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) [RpcSs]
RPC Endpoint Mapper [RpcEptMapper]
Secondary Logon [seclogon]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/seclogon/
Shell Hardware Detection [ShellHWDetection]
Software Protection [sppsvc]
State Repository Service [StateRepository] = ALWAYS ON -> (re)starts even if DISABLED !
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/staterepository/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\windows.staterepository.dll
Storage Service [StorSvc]
SysMain [SysMain]
System Event Notification Service [SENS]
System Events Broker [SystemEventsBroker]
System Guard Runtime Monitor Broker [SgrmBroker]
Themes [Themes]
Time Broker [TimeBrokerSvc]
User Manager [UserManager]
User Profile Service [ProfSvc]
Web Account Manager [TokenBroker]
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/tokenbroker/
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\TokenBroker.dll
Windows Audio [Audiosrv]
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder [AudioEndpointBuilder]
Windows Connection Manager [Wcmsvc]
Windows Defender Firewall [mpssvc]
Windows Event Log [EventLog]
Windows Font Cache Service [FontCache]
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) [stisvc]
Windows Management Instrumentation [Winmgmt]
See also MDGx "Tweaked Windows 10/11 Services + Drivers" [Experimental!] chapter in SERVCS10.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/servcs10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/SERVCS10.TXT
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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/
FYI:
Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Windows_Platform_apps
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Windows_Platform
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 ;-/



* 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) + Modern UAC [+ Credentials UI] prompt
dialog 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/
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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
WARNING:
********
If LUAfv service [provided by the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\luafv.sys driver] is disabled [see "Start"=dword:4 in .reg file
below] certain Windows components/features/functions will not work, and Windows Server users may experience errors in
multiuser/networked/enterprise/server environments:
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) [discontinued!] 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 without any add-ons/components/extensions/extras/optional features/services which
may require specific configurations/items/properties/settings for proper operation.
Not recommended for multiuser/networked/enterprise/server 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/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, GPU) + 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%: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%: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:
Repair 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/useful 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 these free(ware) tools on all my computers (almost) every day for (too) many years [;-/]:
- Thorium web browser 64-bit:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- X-Chromium  (X-Launcher) Portable:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
- Chromium/Chrome/X-Chromium/Thorium Privacy, Security + Safety Extensions + (Java)Scripts:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#PRV
- MDGx custom HOSTS File:
http://www.mdgx.com/hosts.php
- 7-Zip 64-bit:
http://www.7-zip.org/
- Universal Extractor 2 (UniExtract2) 64-bit:
http://bioruebe.com/dev/uniextract/
- AutoRuns 64-bit:
http://learn.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns/
- ServiWin 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/serviwin.html
- 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/
- Open-Shell 64-bit:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) 64-bit:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
- Winaero Tweaker 64-bit:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
- 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 (TM):
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 32-bit:
http://www.freecommander.com/
- NexusFile:
http://www.xiles.app/
- NetMeter:
http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/
- CurrPorts 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html
- Network Activity Indicator (NAI) 64-bit:
http://www.itsamples.com/network-activity-indicator.html
- JPEGView 64-bit:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpegview/
- IrfanView 64-bit:
http://www.irfanview.com/
- GIMP Portable 64-bit:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable/
- XnView MP Portable 64-bit:
http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#downloads
- IcoFX Portable:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/icofx_portable/
- 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
- MKVToolNix 64-bit:
http://www.mkvtoolnix.download/
- gMKVExtractGUI:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=170249
- HandBrake Portable 64-bit:
http://www.fcportables.com/handbrake-portable/
- Pazera Free Audio + Video Conversion Pack Portable 64-bit:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-audio-video-pack/
- FFmpeg 64-bit:
http://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html#build-windows
- foobar2000 64-bit:
http://www.foobar2000.org/
- ReNamer 5.60:
http://files.fyxm.net/121/121773/renamer.zip
- 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
- NirCmd 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
- AdvancedRun 64-bit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/advanced_run.html
- Calibre Portable 64-bit:
http://www.calibre-ebook.com/download_portable/
- Libre Office Portable:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/office/libreoffice_portable/
- JDownloader2 (JD2):
http://www.jdownloader.org/
- Tixati Portable 64-bit:
http://www.tixati.com/download/portable.html
- FileZilla 64-bit:
http://www.filezilla-project.org/
More like these (all included):
- SOFTWARE.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
- TOOLS.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
- PHOTO.TXT:
http://www.mdgx.com/photo.php
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).
Chromium/Chrome 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------

* 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/dimming 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#:~:text=BACKUP%2FEXPORT%20%2B%20RESTORE%2FIMPORT%20REGISTRY%2FREGISTRY%20KEY%28S%29%20%21
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/subscription +/- 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
See also "Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools" chapter -> "* Control/optimize/secure advanced Windows Firewall
(WF) behavior using Network Shell (NetSh) [NETSH.EXE] DOS console command line tool in Windows 7/newer:" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
To completely turn OFF/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------

* 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"
Power Configuration [POWERCFG.EXE] is located in the %WinDir% folder [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].

* 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 = Windows 8 style];
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 + everywhere in the Shell GUI (Graphical User Interface):
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: (Re)Set/(re)install/repair 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/netbooks/tablets/devices with pre-installed Windows 10/11 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
editions can be reset to factory defaults from the manufacturer/vendor hidden partition which contains a pre-installed
Windows OS image [refer to your specific vendor documentation/guidelines for details]: 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 system/software 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/portable 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/software settings, and reinstall your 3rd
party/custom/favorite programs/apps/drivers/items, and eventually customize (some of) them again.
But in the end these are minor inconveniences compared to having to reinstall and reconfigure your Windows OS (Operating
System) 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 Defender Firewall (WDF):
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 WDF rules to be
created -> exit CoMmanD (.cmd) script file.
3. Done.

* FIX: MDGx list of all Windows Defender Firewall (WDF) Inbound + Outbound Core Networking rules [Allowed + Blocked] for
improved efficiency, performance, and increased privacy, safety + security on my tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop
(examples):
Here are my WDF Core Networking rules set to "Allow the connection", both Inbound + Outbound:
- Inbound [set to "Allow the connection"]:
http://www.mdgx.com/Win10_FW_Inbound_rules.jpg
Core Networking - IPv6 (IPv6-In)
Core Networking - IPHTTPS (TCP-In)
Core Networking - Teredo (UDP-In)
Core Networking - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6(DHCPV6-In)
Core Networking - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP-In)
Core Networking - Destination Unreachable Fragmentation Needed (ICMPv4-In)
Core Networking - Parameter Problem (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Time Exceeded (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Packet Too Big (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Destination Unreachable (ICMPv6-In)
- Outbound [set to "Allow the connection"]:
http://www.mdgx.com/Win10_FW_Outbound_rules.jpg
Core Networking - DNS (UDP-Out)
Core Networking - Group Policy (TCP-Out)
Core Networking - Group Policy (NP-Out)
Core Networking - IPv6 (IPv6-Out)
Core Networking - IPHTTPS (TCP-Out)
Core Networking - Teredo (UDP-Out)
Core Networking - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6(DHCPV6-Out)
Core Networking - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP-Out)
Core Networking - Parameter Problem (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Time Exceeded (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Packet Too Big (ICMPv6-Out)
I have set all other WDF Core Networking rules to "Block the connection", both Inbound + Outbound:
- Inbound [set to "Block the connection"]:
Core Networking - Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP-In)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Done (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Report v2 (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Report (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Query (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Router Solicitation (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Router Advertisement (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Neighbor Discovery Advertisement (ICMPv6-In)
Core Networking - Neighbor Discovery Solicitation (ICMPv6-In)
- Outbound [set to "Block the connection"]:
Core Networking - Group Policy (LSASS-Out)
Core Networking - Group Policy (TCP-Out)
Core Networking - Group Policy (NP-Out)
Core Networking - Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP-Out)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Done (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Report v2 (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Report (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Multicast Listener Query (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Router Solicitation (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Router Advertisement (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Neighbor Discovery Advertisement (ICMPv6-Out)
Core Networking - Neighbor Discovery Solicitation (ICMPv6-Out)
MDGx tweaked Windows 10 gaming laptop specs:
http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#LAP
NOTE:
These examples apply strictly to my customized computer, operating system, hardware + software requirements, needs +
preferences.
You can create a list with all "Core Networking" rules in a plain text/ASCII file: from a DOS console command prompt ->
right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command (example):
NETSH.EXE advfirewall firewall show rule name=all | FIND.EXE /I "Core Networking -">%TEMP%\Win10_FW_Core_Networking_rules.txt
-> press Enter.
In this example Win10_FW_Core_Networking_rules.txt is saved in your Temp(orary) [%TEMP%] directory/folder, usually
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Temp
OR:
%AppData%\Local\Temp
in Windows Vista/newer, where %UserProfile% = your actual user name.
View your default/preset (unless you changed it) system Temp(orary) [%TEMP%] directory/folder location: 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
Scroll down to these 2 environment variables (generic example):
TEMP=C:\Users\Your_Name\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP=C:\Users\Your_Name\AppData\Local\Temp
Your_Name is replaced with your actual user name.
Network Shell (NetSh) [NETSH.EXE] + FIND.EXE are both located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [%WinDir% = usually
C:\WINDOWS].
See also MDGx "Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* 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 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/newer 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/
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) Repository:
http://github.com/m417z/7-Taskbar-Tweaker/
Windhawk tweak mods for Windows 11 Taskbar:
http://ramensoftware.com/windhawk-mods-for-the-windows-11-taskbar/
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) does NOT support Windows 11 Taskbar:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker-and-a-first-look-at-windows-11/
- TranslucentTB for Windows 10 makes Taskbar/toolbar 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 Taskbar/toolbar tray on all desktops/monitors to any color + transparency level:
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/toolbar 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/toolbar 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/
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------

* FIX: JPG file (.jpg, .jpeg) Download as JFIF (.jfif) in Windows 10:
http://www.thinkmutoh.com/fix-for-windows-10-jpg-files-download-as-jfif/
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\MIME\Database\Content Type\image/jpeg]
"Extension"=".jpg"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\image/jpeg]
"Extension"=".jpg"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\image/jpeg]
"Extension"=".jpg"
;
------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 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/enrollment/developer/tester/VIP account!] -> check "Never automatically sync text
that I copy" box -> turn OFF "Sync across devices" ON/OFF 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 in
Windows 10:
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/membership/subscription/enrollment/developer/tester/VIP
account(s), and instead using better/local/3rd party/no ads/no tracking/no phone-home/no spam/safe/secure account(s):
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].

* Windows 10/11 ScriptRunner [ScriptRunner.exe] built-in DOS console command line tool can be used to run multiple BATch
(.bat), CoMmanD (.cmd), PowerShell (.ps1), VBScript (.vbs), etc plain text/ASCII based scripts for automated/unattended
operations:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/scriptrunner.html
ScriptRunner [ScriptRunner.exe] is located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [where %WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS].
View its command line options, switches + parameters: from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD
shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
ScriptRunner.exe

* 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.majorgeeks.com/files/details/majorgeeks_registry_tweaks.html
http://github.com/MajorGeek/MajorGeeks-Windows-Tweaks/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/majorgeeks_registry_batch_file_tweaks.html
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
MDGx 223 Windows 9x/NTx Icons (.DLL, .ICL + .ICO formats, 32x32, 16 colors) -> MYICONS.TXT (included):
MYICONS.ZIP [ZIP]:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/MYICONS.ZIP
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...
Proper core/system operation, functionality, features +/- programs/tools/games/etc
abandoned/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
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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 allows all users to
block/disable/stop/turn OFF, and/or unblock/reenable/restart/turn back ON
automatic/unattended/hidden/forced/behind-your-back/without-your-consent Microsoft Windows Updates (WU) service +
interconnected/interdependent/interrelated services [up to 25 services!] + program executables which are very hard/almost
impossible to control/manage without performing complicated/time consuming registry tweaks or without dedicated 3rd party
tools (like this one):
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
See "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" chapter -> "* FIXes:" section further above in WIN10.TXT (this
file):
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 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 Archives ZIP/7z] 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
Ungoogled Chromium precompiled Binaries 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/windows/
- Brave 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
improved privacy, safety + security and optimized speed:
http://brave.com/
Brave Repository:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/
Download [ZIP = full, Portable]:
http://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/latest/
- Vivaldi 32-bit + 64-bit web browser for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) based on Chromium code [fork] with
enhanced privacy, safety + security:
http://vivaldi.com/
Download [EXE = Installer ONLY]:
http://vivaldi.com/download/
Vivaldi Portable -> run Installer EXE -> Install standalone:
http://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/install-update/standalone-version-of-vivaldi/
Vivaldi Portable [RAR = full, Portable]:
http://www.filecatchers.com/vivaldi-browser-portable/
- X-Chromium (X-Launcher) 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/Chromium alternatives/derivatives/forks/variants 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/Brave/X-Chromium/Thorium/Vivaldi 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#:~:text=CHROMIUM%20%5B%2A%5D
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* Cloudflare WARP Desktop client 64-bit for Windows 8.1/newer 64-bit (x64) [free Virtual Private Network (VPN) using public
root Domain Name System (DNS) servers]:
http://1.1.1.1/
Cloudflare WARP for Windows:
http://developers.cloudflare.com/warp-client/get-started/windows/
Cloudflare WARP for Linux:
http://developers.cloudflare.com/warp-client/get-started/linux/
Cloudflare WARP for macOS:
http://developers.cloudflare.com/warp-client/get-started/macos/
Cloudflare WARP for Android:
http://developers.cloudflare.com/warp-client/get-started/android/
Cloudflare WARP for iOS:
http://developers.cloudflare.com/warp-client/get-started/ios/
BrowserLeaks: DNS Leak Test:
http://browserleaks.com/dns/
Wikipedia: Virtual Private Network (VPN):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
Wikipedia: Domain Name System (DNS):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
See MDGx "Digital + Internet/Online Privacy, Security + Safety" chapter ->
"* Web Browsers + Devices Online Protection Guides + Tools for Privacy, Security, Tracking:" section in WINDOWS7.TXT
(included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=Digital%20%2B%20Internet%2FOnline%20Privacy%2C%20Security%20%2B%20Safety%20%3D%20Your%20Top%20Priority
See MDGx "Public Root DNS Servers" chapter in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php#:~:text=Public%20Root%20DNS%20Servers%20%5B%2A%5D

* OpenVPN Cloud, Access Server + Connect client Virtual Private Network (VPN) system provides secure point-to-point or
site-to-site concurrent connections using OpenSSL encryption + Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, highly customizable:
http://openvpn.net/
Free subscriptions for personal use = limited to:
- OpenVPN Cloud = maximum 3 concurrent connections.
- Access Server = maximum 2 concurrent connections.
Repository:
http://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/
OpenVPN Connect client 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7/newer 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64):
http://openvpn.net/client-connect-vpn-for-windows/
OpenVPN FAQs:
http://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resources/#faqs
OpenVPN Online Documentation:
http://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resources/
Wikipedia: Virtual Private Network (VPN):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
Wikipedia: OpenSSL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSSL
Wikipedia: Transport Layer Security (TLS):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

* Pi-hole DOS console command line installer [PH4WSL1.cmd] for Windows 10/newer installs Linux Pi-hole DNS sinkhole on
Windows computers, highly customizable:
http://github.com/DesktopECHO/Pi-Hole-for-WSL1/
Download:
http://github.com/DesktopECHO/Pi-Hole-for-WSL1/raw/master/PH4WSL1.cmd
PH4WSL1.cmd install guide step-by-step:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/comments/j39drp/
PH4WSL1.cmd ReadMe guide:
http://github.com/DesktopECHO/Pi-Hole-for-WSL1/#readme
Pi-hole DNS sinkhole for Linux:
http://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole/
DNS sinkhole:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_sinkhole

* Privoxy GUI interface + DOS console command line non-caching HTTP/web proxy with advanced filtering for enhanced privacy +
safety, highly customizable:
http://www.privoxy.org/
Repository:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/
Download:
http://www.privoxy.org/sf-download-mirror/Win32/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/files/Win32/
Privoxy FAQ:
http://www.privoxy.org/faq/
Privoxy Online Manual:
http://www.privoxy.org/user-manual/
Proxy server:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server

* 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/

* UxStyle for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Preview:
http://www.uxstyle.com/
http://github.com/riverar/uxstyle/
UxStyle for Windows 8/8.1:
http://www.uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_sep23_x86_x64_possibly_bugged.zip
UxStyle for Windows 7/7 SP1:
http://www.uxstyle.com/builds/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits.zip
Aero Theme for Windows 8/8.1:
http://simplexdesignsart.deviantart.com/art/Windows-Aero-536877982/
http://web.archive.org/web/20130402051457/http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Vs-REV-D-350491112/
File:
http://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B883uGPmNY72Sjk3dy1MTzBGVEE
http://web.archive.org/web/20130402051457/http://www.deviantart.com/download/350491112/windows_7_vs_rev_d_by_xxinightxx-d5so8o8.zip
Windows 8/8.1 Themes:
http://www.winaero.com/category/windows-8-themes/

* 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 [ attempts to install ADWARE/TRIALWARE ! ]:
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/
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/newer 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/
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) Repository:
http://github.com/m417z/7-Taskbar-Tweaker/
Windhawk tweak mods for Windows 11 Taskbar:
http://ramensoftware.com/windhawk-mods-for-the-windows-11-taskbar/
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) does NOT support Windows 11 Taskbar:
http://ramensoftware.com/7-taskbar-tweaker-and-a-first-look-at-windows-11/

* 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 7/newer 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.itsamples.com/software.html
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/xptoy.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php

* 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(ware) 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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