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These topics refer STRICTLY to ALL Microsoft Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022 32-bit
(x86) + 64-bit (x64) retail/final/gamma/Gold/RTM/OEM English releases,
versions + editions [including Previews, Builds, Service Packs (SPs), Updates
+ Patches],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_version_history
unless specified otherwise:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
Also available as plain text/ASCII file:
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT

FYI:
Windows NTx = Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022/newer


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


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

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

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

MUST HAVE from SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
- FREE Windows NTx Extras:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
- 1000+ Windows 9x/NTx Power Toys [99.99% Free(ware)]:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm


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

Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)
On The Edge of A Hostile Takeover = Uninstall + Replace Edge While You Still Can
Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides
Turn OFF/Remove Windows 10 Adware, Spyware, Security Flaws + Repair/Restore Privacy
Tweak Windows 10/11 Services
Windows Settings (WS) + Control Panel (CP) Shortcuts
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/
Essential Add-ons, Components, Fixes, Updates, Tools + Games [free(ware)]
Tweak, Customize + Repair Tools on the Internet [free(ware)]
BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S) -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS8.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/8.php
Tweaks, Hacks + Fixes... UNconventional, UNdocumented, UNcensored ;-/ -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Internet + Web Browsers Tweaks + Fixes -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware) Start Menu Shell Replacements -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMG) Control Panel -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Windows (Defender) Firewall (WF) Tweaks + Tools -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Public Root DNS Servers -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
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
Turn OFF NVidia Telemetry -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
Free(ware) 7/8/8.1/10 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
Windows 7/8/8.1/10 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
See also matching/related Windows NTx tweaks in DESKTOP.TXT, MYTIPS95.TXT,
REGISTRY.TXT, TIPS2000.TXT, TIPS95.TXT, TIPSXP.TXT (all included):
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip.htm
exFAT -> SECRETS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/secrets.htm#XFAT





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

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

* Bonus:
********
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) for Windows 10:
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
A. Use an unZIPping/unARChiving/unRARing tool [free(ware)]
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#ZIP
to open "Wub.zip" archive and extract "Wub.exe" + "Wub.ini" into the same dedicated/empty directory/folder: I have used
C:\TOOLS_10 in this example.
B. Open Explorer/similar/replacement -> right-click "Wub.exe" -> Run as Administrator -> (1) check "Disable Updates" box ->
(2) check "Protect Services Settings" box -> (3) click "Apply Now" -> close/exit WUB.
http://www.sordum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/windos_update_blocker_blocked.png
C. Add this entry to your HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM) machine/system wide/all users registry "Run" subkey (example):
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"WUB"="\"C:\\TOOLS_10\\WUB.EXE\" /D /P"
;
------End cut & paste here------
In this example WUB.EXE is located in the C:\TOOLS_10 folder.
D. OR:
Create a new task to run Windows Update Blocker (WUB) periodically scheduled (say once a day) in the background using
Task Scheduler (TaskSchd.msc) located in the %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 folder [where %WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-automated-task-using-task-scheduler-windows-10/
Start -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type
TaskSchd.msc
-> press Enter -> right-click "Task Scheduler Library" folder -> New Folder -> type folder name (Tasks_10 in this example)
-> Action top menu option -> Create Basic Task -> Create Basic Task Wizard -> type new task name in Name field
(WUB_Run_Daily in this example) -> Next button -> check Daily box -> Next button -> check Start a program box ->
Program/script field -> Browse button -> go to (I have used C:\TOOLS_10 folder in this example)
C:\TOOLS_10\WUB.EXE
-> Add arguments (optional) box -> type
/D /P
-> Finish button.
Tools similar to Windows Update Blocker (WUB) [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortdate/windows_update.html
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
E. 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. ;-/
******************************************************************************
And now... The Long and Winding Road, for the more dedicated minds... ;-)
http://andrewgodsell.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/the-beatles-in-wonderland/

* OPTIONAL Steps + Explanation:
*******************************
All steps below are optional if you wish to do this step-by-step by hand/manually, or/and if you'd like to learn about the
complicated process and the tremendous length Microsoft went to in order to forbid Windows 10 users from disabling/stopping
Windows Updates. Wow!
WUB Brief Explanation:
**********************
Windows Update Blocker (WUB) disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, access, permissions, modyfing, renaming +/-
overwriting them) these Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/related services:
- Backup Scan = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- Schedule Scan = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- Schedule Scan Static Task = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- UpdateModelTask = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\usoclient.exe
- USO_UxBroker = runs by default upon every (re)boot + periodically in the background -> %SystemRoot%\system32\MusNotification.exe
found in this scheduled Tasks folder:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator
and also turns off, disables + protects (by changing ownership rights, modyfing, renaming +/- overwriting them) these
Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/related 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/related
services listed above:
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\UsoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\DoSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WaaSMedicSvc]
"WubLock"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\wuauserv]
"WubLock"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
Original (unmodified) Windows 10 Windows Updates (WU) built-in scheduled tasks are found in these 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:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator :
Backup Scan
Maintenance Install
Reboot_AC Reboot_Battery
Schedule Scan
Schedule Scan Static Task
UpdateModelTask
USO_UxBroker
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic :
PerformRemediation
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate :
Scheduled Start
sihpostreboot
To be allowed to access all these scheduled tasks one must take ownership + grant themselves Admin privileges to the respective
folders + files from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these
commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks" /grant:r %UserName%:F /t /c /q
iCACLS.exe:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/icacls.html
TAKEOWN.exe:
http://www.ss64.com/nt/takeown.html
FYI:
NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT) 32-bit + 64-bit display/modify/add/delete NTFS ACLs file system security options/owner:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Server-Tools/NTFS-Permissions-Tools.shtml#download
Then rename all the Tasks subfolders listed above to anything else (example) from a DOS console (command prompt) ->
right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic WaaSMedic_OLD
REN %WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate WindowsUpdate_OLD
OR run Task Scheduler MMC snap-in:
MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc
and disable all the tasks listed above -> right-click on each one of them 1 at a time -> click Disable each time.
FYI:
TrustedInstaller (%WinDir%\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe = %WinDir% is usually C:\WINDOWS) is Windows NTx
[Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022/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/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 "* Everything about TrustedInstaller: info, guides, fixes, workarounds + tweaks:" 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/registry settings/run commands, and/or after the 1st reboot.
That's why multiple consecutive steps are required 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)" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Step 1:
*******
Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone Windows Update service (WuauServ) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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------
Step 2:
*******
Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone Windows Update (WU) by running Registry file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility]
"HideInsiderPage"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX]
"IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"UxOption"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"AllowAutoWindowsUpdateDownloadOverMeteredNetwork"=dword:0
"BranchReadinessLevel"=dword:10
"ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates"=dword:1e
"ConfigureDeadlineForQualityUpdates"=dword:1e
"DeferFeatureUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:16d
"DeferQualityUpdates"=dword:1
"DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays"=dword:1e
"DeferUpgrade"=dword:1
"DeferUpgradePeriod"=dword:8
"DeferUpdatePeriod"=dword:4
"DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:1
"DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:1
"ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:1
"FlightCommitted"=dword:0
; "FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:000f4240
"FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays"=dword:99999999
"HideMCTLink"=dword:1
"InsiderProgramEnabled"=dword:0
"LastToastAction"=dword:0
"PauseDeferrals"=dword:1
"PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesStartTime"="2015-05-05T05:05:05Z"
; Next 3 values below Delay/Defer/Pause/Postpone WU until 2077 (example), can be extended to any acceptable date:
"PauseUpdatesExpiryTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseFeatureUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"PauseQualityUpdatesEndTime"="2077-07-07T07:07:07Z"
"RestartNotificationsAllowed"=dword:1
"SetDisableUXWUAccess"=dword:1
"TargetReleaseVersion"=dword:1
"TargetReleaseVersionInfo"="21H1"
"UxOption"=dword:0
; These Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server IPs are bogus, of course [;-/]:
"WUServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"WUStatusServer"="localserver.localdomain.wsus"
"UpdateServiceUrlAlternate"="wsus.localdomain.localserver"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"UseWUServer"=dword:1
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UpdatePolicy\Settings]
"PausedFeatureStatus"=dword:1
"PausedQualityStatus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings]
"Windows.SystemToast.Suggested"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Step 3:
*******
Get Microsoft SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) command line tool which displays/modifies/migrates NTFS Access Control List (ACL)
file system security options:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=23510
File [MSI Installer]:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/7/d/17d82b72-bc6a-4dc8-bfaa-98b37b22b367/subinacl.msi
More info:
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#SIA
http://www.mdgx.com/fmnt32/SUBINACL.HTM
Extract SubInACL (SUBINACL.EXE) to a folder/directory of your choice, preferably 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/related services (+ stop BITS service temporarily) by
running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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/related services by running REG file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Background Intelligent Transfer service (BITS):
; http://lifehacker.com/1786614642/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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 Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution" SoftwareDistribution_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
OR delete the %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution folder altogether (back it up first!) by running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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 Everyone:F /t /c /q
DEL /F /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*"
RD /Q /S "%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution"
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 6:
*******
Rename all Windows Updates (WU) interconnected/interdependent/related scheduled tasks folders to any other names (example) by
running BATch file below:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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 Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\UpdateOrchestrator" UpdateOrchestrator_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WaaSMedic" WaaSMedic_OLD
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\Tasks\Microsoft\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate" WindowsUpdate_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Step 7 [last 1]:
****************
Last but not least, restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.

* SAFE INSTALL:
***************
* Install by hand/manually downloaded/local/offline individual/separate CAB/EXE/MSU Updates from Windows Updates Catalog (WUC)
in Windows 7/8/1.8/10:
http://woshub.com/manually-install-cab-msu-updates-windows/
This can be done even if Windows Update (WU) feature/service is blocked/disabled/turned OFF on your computer(s)/device(s), and
multiple such updates can be included in BATch (.bat)/CoMmanD (.cmd) files for automated/unattended install/upgrade purposes.
In case you add more than 1 such commands to the same batch file [.bat or .cmd], you should precede each command line with
"START /wait " (generic example):
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\No_Name_Update_1.msu" /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\No_Name_Update_2.msu" /quiet /norestart
START /wait WUSA.EXE "%UserProfile%\Downloads\No_Name_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 No_Name_Update below with the actual CAB file name):
DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:No_Name_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:No_Name_Update_1.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
START /wait DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:No_Name_Update_2.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
START /wait DISM.EXE /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:No_Name_Update_3.cab /Quiet /NoRestart
NOTE:
See "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" further above (this file), or go to:
http://www.mdgx.com/10.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10.TXT
1. Search Windows Updates (WU) Catalog for the particular update(s) you wish to install (example):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=cumulative%20x64%20windows%2010
Make sure the update(s) you select match the Windows NTx [7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022] operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s),
edition(s) + bit strength [32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)] you are using.
2. Download this file (example):
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2020/10/windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
to your %UserProfile%\Downloads folder [default]:
%UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu
MSKB 4579311 Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4579311/
MSKB 4579311 Downloads (from MS Catalog Update):
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=KB4579311
MSKB 4579311 Bugs:
http://betanews.com/2020/10/17/windows-10-kb4579311-cumulative-update-problems/
3. Install the update you selected above from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter (example):
WUSA.EXE %UserProfile%\Downloads\windows10.0-kb4579311-x64_9cc8221b0ed1bc799278d029c4edadf785920da9.msu /quiet /norestart
4. Restart (reboot) Windows for all changes to take effect.
* Update Manager for Windows 10 (WuMgr) manages, downloads + installs Microsoft products updates, highly customizable:
http://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr/
Download:
http://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr/releases/latest/
WuMgr Guide:
http://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/guide-to-using-wumgr-for-windows-10-updates/





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



* Uninstall, Remove + Replace Edge (any version/edition prior to September 2020 Windows 10 Update) from Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
both OLD Legacy Edge [obsolete, proprietary, based on out-of-date Internet Explorer (IE) core] installed by OLDer Windows
10 builds + NEW Chromium Edge [current, proprietary, disabled/limited/locked/unavailable basic/important/optional
settings/features/options, loaded with forced/impossible/hard-to-disable
Microsoft-centered-apps-features/spyware/adware/bloat, based on Google Chromium (Canary developer channel)]:
http://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge/
http://mspoweruser.com/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge-in-windows-10/
http://blog.pcrisk.com/windows/12542/
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-uninstall-remove-edge-browser-from-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
http://www.winability.com/how-to-stop-microsoft-edge-from-hijacking-pdf-files/
http://superuser.com/questions/949814/
http://betanews.com/2020/07/07/uninstall-microsoft-edge/
http://thinkmobiles.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-microsoft-edge/
Google Chromium web browser (free, open source):
http://www.chromium.org/Home/
FYI:
****
Full disclosure -> you have the right to know why, and you should:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-edge-is-stealing-chrome-users-data-i-asked-microsoft-if-its-true/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-edge-accused-of-sneakily-importing-firefox-data-on-windows-10-530338.shtml
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-started-pestering-me-about-edge-there-was-one-problem/
http://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-learnmore-neededge/
WARNING:
********
Users who have allowed/tolerated the installation of the September 2020 Windows 10 Update
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4571756/
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4577266/
are now being told by Microsoft that they canNOT uninstall Edge anymore, due to the new browser core integration, which recently
replaced the obsolete Internet Explorer (IE):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4576988/
http://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/buggy/unwanted/behind-your-back/without-your-consent installation of Windows 10
cosmetic, non-essential, security unrelated updates/patches/fixes/builds, because you can stop (and reenable whenever you wish)
Windows Updates (WU) permanently/temporarily (and turn it back on) using Windows Update Blocker (WUB) (freeware):
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/windows-update-blocker/Wub.zip
- You can always uninstall Windows 10 updates:
http://www.pcmag.com/how-to/computer-acting-up-how-to-uninstall-a-windows-10-update/
"Uninstall Edge.cmd" [command batch script] uses install_wim_tweak.exe command line tool (included in ZIP archive) -> Run as Administrator:
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-uninstall-and-remove-edge-browser-in-windows-10/
File:
http://www.winaero.com/download.php?view.1835
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application\83.0.478.58\Installer\setup.exe --uninstall --system-level --verbose-logging --force-uninstall
OR right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run one of these commands (depending on your Windows 10 build/edition) -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_20.10240.16384.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *edge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Beta* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge.Canary* | Remove-AppXPackage
Get-AppXPackage *Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient* | Remove-AppXPackage
More info:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4689-uninstall-apps-windows-10-a.html#option3
Rename Edge executable [MicrosoftEdge.exe] to something else (example): right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator ->
run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
TAKEOWN.EXE /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /r /d y
ICACLS.EXE "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe" /grant:r Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe" MicrosoftEdge.OLD
Get Edge Blocker 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.sordum.org/9312/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/edge-blocker/EdgeBlock.zip
Get Microsoft Edge Chromium Blocker Toolkit:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-microsoft-edge-chromium-installing-automatically-windows-10/
File:
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 (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
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeUpdate]
"UpdateDefault"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
RECOMMENDED:
************
Replace Edge with independent, 3rd party free(ware), open source, secure, uncrippled, unrestricted, modern web browsers (examples):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
- Chromium [Chrome stripped of Google adware/phone-home/spyware code]:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Firefox/Mozilla:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
All Chromium users must have these 3 environment variables:
GOOGLE_API_KEY=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID=NO
GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET=NO
Right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_API_KEY "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "NO" /M
SETX.EXE GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "NO" /M
Either install Chromium precompiled stable releases 32-bit + 64-bit binaries:
http://chromium.woolyss.com/
http://github.com/henrypp/chromium/releases/latest/
http://download-chromium.appspot.com/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/chromium.html
or extract all files from archive + copy to the destination of your choice Chromium portable stable releases 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://github.com/Hibbiki/chromium-win64/releases/latest/
http://github.com/portapps/ungoogled-chromium-portable/releases/latest/
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpenpack/files/X-Chromium/releases/
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/request.php?1082
Edge support:
http://microsoftedgesupport.microsoft.com/
Edge vs Chromium/Chrome:
http://www.lifewire.com/4689177/
http://beebom.com/microsoft-edge-vs-google-chrome/
http://www.laptopmag.com/news/google-chrome-vs-microsoft-edge-which-browser-is-best/

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

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

* Replace default/built-in/forced/locked-up Bing (MSN, M$) start page(s) + search engine(s) with Google (example), turn OFF
suggested sites in Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers + tweak IE tabs (Tabbed Browsing):
http://www.howtogeek.com/221709/how-to-change-your-default-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/
http://admx.help/HKCU/Software/Policies/Microsoft/Internet%20Explorer/TabbedBrowsing
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30769921/
http://www.ntkernel.com/microsoft-edge-protectedhomepages/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Default_Page_URL"="http://www.google.com/"
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com/"
"First Home Page"="http://www.google.com/"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Suggested Sites]
"Enabled"=dword:0
"DataStreamEnabledState"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]
"WarnOnClose"=dword:0
"NewTabPageShow"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main]
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal"=dword:0
"ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal_TIMESTAMP"=hex:00
"HomeButtonPage"="http://www.google.com/"
"HomeButtonEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\OnlineHistory]
"MuidBing"=""
"MuidBingCounter"=dword:0
"MuidMsn"=""
"MuidMsnCounter"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter]
"PreventOverride"=dword:0
; * You (Microsoft Corporation and all its entities, divisions, associates, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, etc) are in violation
; of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) legal verdict, the United States District Court, District of Columbia, Civil Action
; No. 98-1232, as of July 28, 1999, which established 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/
; * You (Microsoft Corporation and all its entities, divisions, associates, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, etc) are in violation
; of the Open Source Software (OSS) license agreement binding contract valid world wide when you attempted to restrict and/or bundle
; said software for financial gain (profit) purposes: Google Chromium web browser [BSD, MIT, LGPL, Ms-PL, MPL/GPL/LGPL licenses] source
; code used for Microsoft Edge web browser.
; 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
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Replace Edge + Internet Explorer (IE) with your choice of/favorite default web browser [Chromium/Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Tor,
Vivaldi, etc] for HTML, HTM, HTTP, HTTPS, URL + WebSite file extensions + protocols in Windows 10:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/set-chrome-default-browser-windows-8/
http://newoldthing.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/how-does-your-browsers-know-that-its-not-the-default-browser/
http://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/default-browser-in-registry.1136495/
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/464572-how-to-set-google-chrome-as-the-default-browser-in-group-policy/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32354861/
http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2020/07/set-microsoft-edge-as-default-browser-one-time/
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001284/
http://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/4125/
http://www.technipages.com/ie-default-browser-prompt/
RECOMMENDED:
Replace Edge + IE with independent free(ware), open source, secure, uncrippled, unrestricted, updated, modern web browsers:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#NET
- Chromium [Chrome stripped of Google adware/phone-home/spyware code]:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Firefox/Mozilla:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#MOZ
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable 64-bit [free, open source]:
http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1082
also here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/winpenpack/files/X-Chromium/releases/
On my gaming laptop the customized executables are located in these folders:
C:\PORT\CHROME\X-Chromium.exe
and respectively:
C:\PORT\CHROME\BIN\CHROME\CHROME.EXE
NOTE:
- Registry file below uses these values [example: I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable = see above] to point to file names + their
respective locations. You need to replace them as needed to match your web browser executable(s) name(s) + location(s), depending
on the specific/custom program(s) you are using.
- All registry plain text strings [REG_SZ] listed here need to be replaced with the ones matching your existing/installed/registered
web browser(s). I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
Chrome
Chromium
Chromium web browser
X-Chromium
ChromeHTML
ChromiumHTML
winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher
winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default
X-Chromium.File
XChromium.exe_.website
Chromium is a fast web browser for Windows.
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe
C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
; Enable next registry key + value below [remove the ; and space in front of them] to *completely* disable + replace Internet
; Explorer (IE) executable [iexplore.exe] with your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser.
; I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
; [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\IEXPLORE.EXE]
; "Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
; Next 7 registry keys + values below *completely* disable + replace all Edge executables with your favorite
; existing/installed/registered web browser.
; I use winPenPack X-Chromium Portable (example) -> see above:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\LaunchWinApp.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msedge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdge.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeBCHost.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeDevTools.exe]
"Debugger"="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MicrosoftEdgeSH.exe]
"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"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
"DelegateExecute"="{17FE9752-0B5A-4665-84CD-569794602F5C}"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\htmlfile\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromiumHTML]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromiumHTML\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe,0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromiumHTML\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ChromiumHTML\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromiumHTML]
@="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
"FriendlyTypeName"="winPenPack X-Chromium Launcher"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromiumHTML\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ChromiumHTML\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"PerceivedType"="text"
"Content Type"="text/html"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithList\notepad.exe]
@=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgIds]
"htmlfile"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"PerceivedType"="text"
"Content Type"="text/html"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIds]
"htmlfile"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithProgids]
"htmlfile"=hex(0):
"ChromiumHTML"=hex(0):
"ChromeHTML"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithProgids]
"htmlfile"=hex(0):
"ChromiumHTML"=hex(0):
"ChromeHTML"=-
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\.htm]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Classes\.html]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgids]
"ChromiumHTML"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.htm\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgids]
"ChromiumHTML"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.html\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithList]
"a"="X-Chromium.exe"
"b"=-
"c"=-
"d"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\OpenWithProgids]
"htmlfile"=hex(0):
"ChromiumHTML"=hex(0):
"ChromeHTML"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.htm\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="ChromiumHTML"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList]
"a"="X-Chromium.exe"
"b"=-
"c"=-
"d"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithProgids]
"htmlfile"=hex(0):
"ChromiumHTML"=hex(0):
"ChromeHTML"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="ChromiumHTML"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Roaming\OpenWith\FileExts\.htm\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="ChromiumHTML"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Roaming\OpenWith\FileExts\.html\UserChoice]
"ProgId"="ChromiumHTML"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\http]
"URL Protocol"=""
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\http\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\http\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https]
"URL Protocol"=""
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\https\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm]
@="ChromiumHTML"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\X-Chromium.exe\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.URL]
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
@="urlfile"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.URL\shell]
@="Open"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.URL\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\PORT\\CHROME\\BIN\\CHROME\\CHROME.EXE\" \"%1\""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\urlfile]
@="URL File"
"AppUserModelID"="winPenPack.X-ChromiumLauncher.Default"
"EditFlags"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\urlfile\shell]
@="Open"
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"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 [IE or Edge] to match your favorite
existing/installed/registered web browser for (D)HTML/XML/PHP documents [.htm, .html, .dhtm, .dhtml, .xml, .php, .php4, .php5, etc]
by hand: Explorer -> right-click any of your local drives/partitions/volumes containing an .htm file (and then repeat same steps
for all other formats listed above) -> select Properties -> under Opens with: click "Change..." button -> under Other options click
"More apps |" -> in case your favorite web browser name is not listed scroll all the way to the bottom -> click "Look for another
app on this PC" -> scroll to your local drive/partition/volume (sub)folder where your favorite web browser executable (.exe) is
located -> double-click it -> click Open button -> click Apply button.
Change the default web browser to match your favorite existing/installed/registered web browser (examples):
http://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-change-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-987604/
http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95417/
http://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3229068/
http://www.cloudwards.net/how-to-disable-microsoft-edge/
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/change-your-default-browser-in-windows-10-020c58c6-7d77-797a-b74e-8f07946c5db6

* DISADVANTAGEs:
****************
FYI:
Windows 10/2016/2019/11/2022 MS Help (local) + Get Help (online) canNOT function without Microsoft Edge web browser!





Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides



* Windows Updates (WU) Catalog, Listings + Guides:
- Windows 11 Updates Catalog [unreleased yet!]:
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
- Windows 10/11/2016/2019/2022 Updates FAQ:
http://windows.microsoft.com/windows/windows-update/
- Security Advisories + Bulletins:
http://docs.microsoft.com/security-updates/
- List of Windows 10 Updates/(Hot)Fixes/Patches:
http://thehotfixshare.net/board/?/search/&q=%22Windows%2010%22&type=downloads_file
- Windows 10 Cumulative Updates List:
http://www.howto-connect.com/windows-10-cumulative-updates-list/
- Windows 10 Updates Guide:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3199077/windows-10-a-guide-to-the-updates.html
- Windows 10 Updates News:
http://www.windowslatest.com/windows-10-news/
- Understand Windows 10 Update Names and Numbers:
http://www.howtogeek.com/697411/
- Guide to managing Microsoft Patch Tuesday:
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/insiders-guide-to-managing-microsoft-patch-tuesday/
- Every Last Thing About Windows Update (WU) for Windows 8/8.1/10:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-find-out-every-last-thing-about-windows-update/
- 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/

* MDGx Windows Updates (WU) Tools [free(ware)]: "TOOLS 10" section -> TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* MajorGeeks: Windows Updates (WU) tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_update.html





Turn OFF/Remove Windows 10 Adware, Spyware, Security Flaws + Repair/Restore Privacy



* Turn OFF/block/disable/remove/stop/repair Windows 10 dangerous/insecure/unsafe,
undesirable/unnecessary/unneeded/unused/useless, forced/behind-my-back/hidden, annoying/bloat/resources consuming, diagnostic
tracking, telemetry ("phone home"), data collection/logging, customer "experience", unwanted "offers", ads/adware/spyware,
security flaws/vulnerabilities + 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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Turn OFF Windows Hello for Business biometrics facial/fingerprint recognition login, Windows Hello PIN, Windows Hello Setup
notification + Natural Authentication (NaturalAuthentication) service in order to block unnecessary biometrics notifications +
Microsoft Azure/Bing/Hotmail/Live/MSN/Outlook/Windows Mail e-mail/membership/subscription accounts in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/117987-enable-disable-windows-hello-biometrics-windows-10-a.html
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-block-microsoft-accounts-in-windows-10/
http://www.techilife.com/how-to-remove-windows-hello-pin-sign-in-options/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-10-face-recognition-or-fingerprint-login/
http://www.top-password.com/blog/disable-windows-hello-pin-setup-in-windows-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NaturalAuthentication]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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 Everyone:F /t /c /q
REN "%WinDir%\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC" NGC_OLD
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) [WpnService + WpnUserService], automatic install + notifications for
apps (start, toast, tiles), calls (voice, VoIP), badges, store, cloud (server), ads, subscriptions, suggestions, experience,
tips, sync, sound(s), updates in Windows, Desktop, Start Menu, Apps, Explorer, and on the Lock Screen:
http://superuser.com/questions/1246950/
http://www.howtogeek.com/344496/
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoQuietHours
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCallsDuringQuietHours
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoCloudNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoTileNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoLockScreenToastNotification
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.Notifications::NoNotificationMirroring
http://winbuzzer.com/2020/07/01/windows-10-how-to-turn-off-notifications-or-notification-sounds-xcxwbt/
http://techcult.com/enable-or-disable-app-notifications-on-lock-screen-in-windows-10/
http://gist.github.com/carcheky/981fda4af8e5aac73d0ca8558947ffbb/
http://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/23/how-to-block-the-automatic-installation-of-suggested-windows-10-apps/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/31107-turn-off-lock-screen-reminders-voip-calls-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/76252-turn-off-windows-welcome-experience-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24117-turn-off-app-suggestions-start-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/61017-turn-off-notification-sound-senders-windows-10-a.html
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-notifications-from-apps-and-other-senders/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Push_Notification_Service
http://www.geeksgyaan.com/2019/04/high-ram-usage.html
http://www.surfacetablethelp.com/2018/09/disable-windows-push-notifications-user-service-with-high-cpu-in-windows-10.html
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a8747e67-68a0-4cc8-af9f-6bd4949761e3/
http://www.seaofthieves.com/forum/topic/34914/
http://dirteam.com/sander/2019/07/04/howto-disable-unnecessary-services-and-scheduled-tasks-on-ad-fs-servers/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications]
"DisallowNotificationMirroring"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoCloudApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoTileApplicationNotification"=dword:1
"NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\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" section -> 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)" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Disable/Enable, Clean, Repair, Restore + Tweak Windows 10/11 Services responsible for/contributing to/involved in/related to:
dangerous/insecure/unsafe, undesirable/unnecessary/unneeded/unused/useless, forced/behind-my-back/hidden,
annoying/bloat/resources consuming, diagnostic tracking, telemetry ("phone home"), data collection/logging, customer
"experience", unwanted "offers", ads/adware/spyware, 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 7/8/8.1/10/11:
http://www.winhelp.us/disable-unneeded-services-in-windows.html
- Safely stop unnecessary Windows 10/11 services:
http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-safely-stop-unnecessary-Windows-10-services/
- 20 Unnecessary Background Services to Disable in Windows 10/11:
http://www.freshtechtips.com/2019/04/disable-unnecessary-services-in-windows.html
- 20 Services in Windows 10/11 that Can be Stopped Without Any Risk:
http://www.reginout.com/help-center/turn-off-windows-10-services-get-unfair-speed-boost/
- Windows 10 Services to Disable to Improve Performance:
http://technicalustad.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-to-improve-performance/
- 25 Windows 10/11 Services to Disable for Performance & Better Gaming:
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/windows-10-services-to-disable-for-gaming/
- What Windows 10/11 Services Can I Disable:
http://www.briteccomputers.co.uk/posts/what-windows-10-services-can-i-disable/
- Delete a Service in Windows using Different Methods:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-remove-unwanted-service/
- Optimize Windows 10/11 Services for increased performance:
http://discourse.pi64.win/t/optimizing-windows-10-services-for-increased-performance/
- Windows services:
http://renenyffenegger.ch/notes/Windows/services/
- Windows 10/11 Services:
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/
- Restore Default Services in Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/restore_or_verify_default_services_in_windows_7_10.html
- Windows 10/11 Service Defaults:
http://revertservice.com/10/
- Windows 10/11 updates - One small step for man, one big...:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/windows-10-updates-improvements-control.html
- Windows 10/11 Services Configuration:
http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/
- Windows 10/11 Default Services Configuration:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/windows-10-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/
See also how to disable individual services:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_Windows_components#Services
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4499-start-stop-disable-services-windows-10-a.html
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-start-and-stop-services-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-stop-restart-service-windows-10/
http://win10help.info/how-to-enable-or-disable-app-readiness-service-in-windows-10/
http://www.file.net/process/fmapp.exe.html
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://revertservice.com/10/applockerfltr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appid/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appidsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/applockerfltr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvclient/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvvfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvvemgr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appvstrm/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/appxsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/captureservice/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/camsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cdfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cldflt/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cnghwassist/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cscservice/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/csc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cng/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/cryptsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/devicepickerusersvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/dssvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/fltmgr/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/udfs/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/xboxgip/
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/
See also:
- MDGx Windows 7/7 SP1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links -> "Tweak Windows 7/7 SP1 Services" section -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
- MDGx HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools -> "NOTE 2: DNS Client Service" section -> "More info:" paragraph:
http://www.mdgx.com/hosts.php#N2

* 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/related to adware, tracking, spyware, telemetry,
phone-home, unsafe, forced, behind-my-back, unused, unnecessary, useless, obsolete +/- bloat, and obtained by running
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\SERVICES.MSC [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS]: view/start/stop/disable, set to Disabled/Manual/Automatic
Windows Services -> Start button/logo/orb -> Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type
services.msc
-> click OK or press Enter -> test + tweak each service by hand individually or in pairs/batches/groups (if
interconnected/interdependent/related) *only* after learning about them -> see links above.
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV) [AxInstSV]
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) [AarSvc]
Agent Activation Runtime (AAR) ?????? [AarSvc_??????]
AllJoyn Router Service [AJRouter]
App Readiness [AppReadiness]
Application Layer Gateway Service [ALG]
AppLocker Filter (Smartlocker Filter driver) [applockerfltr]
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) [AppXSvc]
AssignedAccessManager Service [AssignedAccessManagerSvc]
Auto Time Zone Updater [tzautoupdate]
Background Intelligent Transfer Service [BITS] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "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]
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 -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" above
Developer Tools Service [DeveloperToolsService]
DNS Client [Dnscache]
Dolby DAX API Service [DolbyDAXAPI]
Downloaded Maps Manager [MapsBroker]
Enterprise App Management Service [EntAppSvc]
File History Service [fhsvc]
Fortemedia APO Control Service [FMAPOService]
Function Discovery Provider Host [fdPHost]
Function Discovery Resource Publication [FDResPub]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service [BcastDVRUserService]
GameDVR and Broadcast User Service ?????? [BcastDVRUserService_??????]
Geolocation Service [lfsvc]
Graphics Performance Service [GraphicsPerfSvc]
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) [SharedAccess]
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper [lltdsvc]
Local Profile Assistant Service [wlpasvc]
Messaging Service [MessagingService]
Messaging Service ?????? [MessagingService_??????]
Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant [wlidsvc]
Microsoft App-V Client [AppVClient]
Microsoft Passport [NgcSvc]
Microsoft Passport Container [NgcCtnrSvc]
Microsoft (R) Diagnostics Hub Standard Collector Service [diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service]
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider [swprv]
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP [smphost]
Microsoft Store Install Service [InstallService]
Microsoft Windows SMS Router Service [SmsRouter]
Natural Authentication [NaturalAuthentication]
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]
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service [PNRPAutoReg]
Printer Extensions and Notifications [PrintNotify]
PrintWorkflow [PrintWorkflowUserSvc]
PrintWorkflow ?????? [PrintWorkflowUserSvc_??????]
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience [QWAVE]
Remote Access Connection Manager [RasMan]
Remote Desktop Configuration [SessionEnv]
Remote Desktop Services [TermService]
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector [UmRdpService]
Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) [rpcapd]
Remote Registry [RemoteRegistry]
Retail Demo Service [RetailDemo]
Routing and Remote Access [RemoteAccess]
Security Center [wscsvc]
Sensor Data Service [SensorDataService]
Sensor Monitoring Service [SensrSvc]
Sensor Service [SensorService]
Shared PC Account Manager [shpamsvc]
Spatial Data Service [SharedRealitySvc]
Storage Tiers Management [TieringEngineService]
Sync Host [OneSyncSvc]
Sync Host ?????? [OneSyncSvc_??????]
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper [lmhosts]
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service [TabletInputService]
Update Orchestrator Service [UsoSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" above
User Data Access [UserDataSvc]
User Data Access ?????? [UserDataSvc_??????]
User Data Storage [UnistoreSvc]
User Data Storage ?????? [UnistoreSvc_??????]
Volume Shadow Copy [VSS]
Volumetric Audio Compositor Service [VacSvc]
Wallet Service [WalletService]
Web Account Manager [TokenBroker]
Windows Backup [SDRSVC]
Windows Biometric Service [WbioSrvc]
Windows Camera Frame Server [FrameServer]
Windows Connection Manager [Wcmsvc]
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar [wcncsvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Network Inspection Service [WdNisSvc]
Windows Defender Antivirus Service [WinDefend]
Windows Encryption Provider Host Service [WEPHOSTSVC]
Windows Event Collector [Wecsvc]
Windows Insider Program (WIP) [wisvc]
Windows License Manager Service [LicenseManager]
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service [WMPNetworkSvc]
Windows Mixed Reality OpenXR Service [MixedRealityOpenXRSvc]
Windows Mobile Hotspot Service [icssvc]
Windows Perception Service [spectrum]
Windows Perception Simulation Service [perceptionsimulation]
Windows Push Notifications System Service [WpnService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service [WpnUserService]
Windows Push Notifications User Service ?????? [WpnUserService_??????]
Windows PushToInstall Service [PushToInstall]
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) [WinRM]
Windows Search [WSearch]
Windows Security Service [SecurityHealthService]
Windows Update [wuauserv] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" above
Windows Update Medic Service [WaaSMedicSvc] = DISABLED by WUB -> see "Turn OFF/Postpone/Block/Uninstall Windows Updates (WU)" above
Work Folders [workfolderssvc]
Xbox Accessory Management Service [XboxGipSvc]
Xbox Live Auth Manager [XblAuthManager]
Xbox Live Game Save [XblGameSave]
Xbox Live Networking Service [XboxNetApiSvc]
Services that refuse to be disabled or to have their status changed from within SERVICES.MSC can be disabled/(re)enabled using the
Registry Editor (RegEdit): right-click RegEdit (%WinDir%\REGEDIT.EXE) [%WinDir% = usually C:\WINDOWS] or its shortcut/link ->
Run as Administrator -> go to this registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
-> click left hand pane desired service name registry key [example: Dnscache]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache
-> double-click right hand pane "Start" DWORD [REG_DWORD] registry value -> change its numeric value to 4 [which means Disabled] ->
press OK -> exit RegEdit.
IMPORTANT:
**********
- Your custom/specific needs/choices/preferences/settings and devices/hardware/software/services for specific pairs/batches/groups
of interconnected/interdependent/related services may be different depeding on what you do with your computer(s)/portable(s)/device(s),
and/or what (combination of) devices/hardware/software/services you are using.
- Make sure to review carefully each service documentation, and most importantly each service "Dependencies" tab as shown in
SERVICES.MSC *before* disabling them (example):
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Windows-10-Service-Dependencies.png
NOTE:
*****
Windows 10 introduced a new "breed" of Windows services: Per-User services, marked at the end of the name string with an
underscore (_) or a space ( ) followed by a 4-12 digit numeric string [Locally Unique IDentifier (LUID)], which is unique for each user
and/or each user session/login/up time, depending on which Windows 10 build/edition/update you are using.
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/application-management/per-user-services-in-windows/
http://helgeklein.com/blog/per-user-services-in-windows-info-and-configuration/
1st Things 1st:
***************
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES! -> See "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Per-User services can be disabled and/or prevented from being (re)created by changing their default "LaunchProtected", "Security" and/or
"UserServiceFlags" registry DWORD [REG_DWORD] 32-bit or Binary [REG_BINARY] numeric values to null [dword:0 or hex:00/hex(0):] (examples):
http://docs.microsoft.com/answers/questions/401557/
See the "Registry Structure" section under "Comprehensive Windows Registry Guide" chapter in REGISTRY.TXT (included), also online:
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RTS
CAUTION:
Disabling/changing some of these registry keys/values may impair/limit normal/proper Windows functionality/operation, cause errors, or
even lock you out of your Windows Operating System (OS)!
Make sure you already have a current full Windows backup copy and backups of all main registry keys saved in binary format *before* making
any changes = see "BACKUP/EXPORT + RESTORE/IMPORT REGISTRY/REGISTRY KEY(S)" section in WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
Only after that...
******************
Plan A
~~~~~~
Disable Per-User service [WpnUserService] from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line (example):
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService\Security" /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v LaunchProtected /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v UserServiceFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
REG.EXE ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\WpnUserService" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f
OR if method above does not work (using same example):
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
"Security"=hex:00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpnUserService]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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 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 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 SYSTEM:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-program-as-system-localsystem-account-windows/
Run Programs as TrustedInstaller:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/run-program-as-trustedinstaller-locked-registry-keys-files/
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.

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

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





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



* Create Windows 10 Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel + Metro/Tile/Store/UWP
apps/programs/games/tools command(s) shortcut(s) (.lnk, .url): Desktop (empty spot) -> right-click -> New -> Shortcut ->
cut & paste respective "ms-settings:xxxx" text string listed below [not all are available, some may differ depending on installed
Windows OS edition/update(s) and/or installed apps/features/programs/games/tools and/or configuration/settings]:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/launch-resume/launch-settings-app/
See also my Windows 10 Settings Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) commands links/shortcuts listed in WIN10SET.HTM (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
Similar resources:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/how_to_create_a_shortcut_to_any_windows_settings.html
http://tenop.com/windows-10-settings-links-launch-list-guide/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/ms-settings-commands-in-windows-10/
http://4sysops.com/wiki/list-of-ms-settings-uri-commands-to-open-specific-settings-in-windows-10/history/?revision=1558411
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/78214-settings-pages-list-uri-shortcuts-windows-10-a.html
http://www.ss64.com/nt/syntax-settings.html
http://shortcutworld.com/Windows/win/Windows-Run-Commands_-Settings_-and-Start-Menu-Shortcuts
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" 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





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



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

* Windows 10 Tweaks + Fixes web sites:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/category/windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.howtogeek.com/
http://www.wintips.org/
http://www.tweaks.com/windows-10/
http://www.tweakhound.com/tweaking-windows-10/
http://www.techspot.com/
http://www.smallvoid.com/
http://www.intowindows.com/?s=windows+10
http://www.askvg.com/category/windows-10/
http://www.ghacks.net/category/windows/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/
http://www.winhelponline.com/
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] -> 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
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] -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\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] -> 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] -> 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 -> reboot.
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as Administrator
-> run this command -> press Enter:
PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Then from within the PowerShell console run 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 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/99821-enable-disable-superfetch-windows.html
http://www.technipages.com/windows-enable-disable-superfetch/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-superfetch-prefetch-ssd/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FileInfo]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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------

* Turn OFF Network Location Awareness (NLA) service (NlaSvc) Active Probing + Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) Taskbar
icon in Windows 8/8.1/10:
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4494446/
http://newsignature.com/articles/network-location-awareness-service-can-ruin-day-fix/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/win32/winsock/network-location-awareness-service-provider-nla--2/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet]
"EnableActiveProbing"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\NetworkConnectivityStatusIndicator]
"DisablePassivePolling"=dword:1
"NoActiveProbe"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------
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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\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:
http://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.FileSys::LongPathsEnabled
http://superuser.com/questions/1119883/
http://www.howtogeek.com/266621/
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-enable-ntfs-long-paths-in-windows-10/
NFR 4.6.2 + NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10:
http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/jeremykuhne/2016/07/30/net-4-6-2-and-long-paths-on-windows-10/
Install NEWest available version of Microsoft .Net Framework Redistributable (NFR):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#NFR
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\FileSystem]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies]
"LongPathsEnabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

* Turn OFF 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/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"MultipleInvokePromptMinimum"=dword:3b9aca00
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

* Turn OFF + Tweak Desktop, Interface (GUI, Shell, API), Mouse + Keyboard Annoyances (registry tweaks):
MenuShowDelay -> in REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/last3.htm#MENUDELAY
TileWallpaper -> in TIPS98.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/98-1.htm#STRETCH
CursorBlinkRate -> in 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
JointResize, SnapAssist + SnapFill:
http://superuser.com/questions/1516878/
DockMoving:
http://superuser.com/questions/1039039/
DockTargetMouseWidth:
http://superuser.com/questions/1462732/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"DockMoving"="0"
"MenuShowDelay"="0"
"TileWallpaper"="0"
"CursorBlinkRate"="-1"
"NoAutoReturnToWelcome"="1"
"WindowArrangementActive"="0"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"JointResize"=dword:0
"SnapAssist"=dword:0
"SnapFill"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Mouse]
"DockTargetMouseWidth"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Increase Cached Icons numeric value to max(imum) in Explorer, File Manager (FM) + 3rd party replacements/similar tools:
http://www.mdgx.com/newtip1.htm#THRASH
Microsoft + MDGx File Manager (FM) 32-bit (free):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"Max Cached Icons"="65535"
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

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

* Add frequently used/must-have/favorite apps/programs/tools, Control Panel (CP), Windows Settings (WS) a.k.a. Immersive Control
Panel (ICP) a.k.a. native Control Panel items/links/shortcuts to Desktop right-click menu (examples): -> see
"Control Panel (CP) + Omnipotent/Master/Mega/'god mode' (OMG) Control Panel" chapter ->
"* Control Panel (CP) CLSID (GUID) keys, commands, shortcuts + folders in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (examples):" section ->
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
See also Windows 10 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 -> TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
MDGx Software Essentials -> SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm
I use these (almost) every day:
- 7-Zip:
http://www.7-zip.org/
- Universal Extractor:
http://bioruebe.com/dev/uniextract/
- AutoRuns:
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns/
- NTFS Permissions Tools (NPT):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/ntfs_permissions_tools.html
- Default Programs Editor (DPE):
http://www.defaultprogramseditor.com/
- Classic Task Manager (TM):
http://www.winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-good-old-task-manager-in-windows-8/
- WinaeroTweaker:
http://www.winaero.com/winaero-tweaker/
- Open-Shell:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
- 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT):
http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
- Chromium web browser:
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm#CHR
- Win10 All Settings:
http://www.wintools.info/index.php/win10-all-settings/
- Windows Update Blocker (WUB):
http://www.sordum.org/9470/
- Programmer's File Editor (PFE32):
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/steveb/cpaap/pfe/
- IObit Unlocker:
http://www.iobit.com/iobit-unlocker.php
- grepWin:
http://tools.stefankueng.com/grepWin.html
- T-Clock Redux:
http://github.com/White-Tiger/T-Clock/
- TransparentMenu:
http://www.moo0.com/software/TransparentMenu/
- TrayIcon:
http://www.mdgx.com/files/TI25.ZIP
- ClickOff:
http://johanneshuebner.com/quickcms/index.html%3Fde_downloads,2.html
- File Manager (FM) 32-bit (MDGx) + 64-bit (Microsoft):
http://www.mdgx.com/xptoy.htm#FMNT
- FreeCommander (FC):
http://www.freecommander.com/
- NetMeter:
http://www.metal-machine.de/readerror/
- JPEGView:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/jpegview/
- IrfanView:
http://www.irfanview.com/
- K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega + Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) Lite:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
- foobar2000:
http://www.foobar2000.org/
- Swiss File Knife (SFK):
http://www.stahlworks.com/dev/swiss-file-knife.html
- Calibre:
http://www.calibre-ebook.com/
- Libre Office Portable:
http://www.portableapps.com/apps/office/libreoffice_portable/
- FileZilla:
http://www.filezilla-project.org/
Here is my Windows 10 Desktop right-click screen [JPEG]:
http://www.mdgx.com/Desktop_right-click_extended_Win10_3840x2160.jpg
LIMITATION:
Desktop/Explorer/icon/item/link/shortcut/context/shell/right-click submenus (see "||==== Windows Settings (WS) = NATIVE ====>"
item = see example JPEG screen above) allow a maximum of 16 items each in all Windows NTx editions/releases.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs]
@="Add/Uninstall Programs + Features = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="appwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\addprogs\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext]
@="Associate File Extension With... (Default Program)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,60"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\assocfext\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio]
@="Audio Volume Mixer = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SNDVOL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\audio\command]
@="SNDVOL.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS]
@="Bluetooth Settings = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="bthprops.cpl,2"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\blutooth_CLS\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype]
@="ClearType Text Tuner = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CTTUNE.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\clrtype\command]
@="CTTUNE.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp]
@="Colors, Appearance + Transparency = Aero = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,18"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\colors_transp\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\\1\\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}\\pageColorization"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS]
@="Control Panel (CP) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS]
@="Windows Settings = a.k.a. Control Panel (CP) (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\ctrlpanel_WS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE ms-settings:"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons]
@="Desktop Icons Settings = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DESK.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\desktopicons\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL DESK.CPL,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr]
@="Device Manager (DevMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="hdwwiz.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DevMgr\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DEVMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn]
@="Devices + Printers"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CONTROL.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dev_+_prn\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE Printers"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman]
@="Disk Manager (DiskMgmt.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\diskman\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S DISKMGMT.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD]
@="DOS Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="CMD.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\DOS_CMD\command]
@="CMD.EXE /K CD /D COLOR 07 && TITLE \"Administrator DOS Console\""
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess]
@="Ease of Access Center (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UTILMAN.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\easyaccess\command]
@="UTILMAN.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv]
@="Firewall + Advanced Security (WF.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="FirewallControlPanel.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\firewall_adv\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S WF.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt]
@="Files, Folders + Explorer Options = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="fde.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\foldopt\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 7"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode]
@="Omnipotent/Master/Mega/“god mode” (OMG) Control Panel"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="WSCUI.CPL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\MasterMode\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig]
@="System Configuration (MSConfig)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSCONFIG.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\msconfig\command]
@="MSCONFIG.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter]
@="Network + Internet Center = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\netcenter\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp]
@="Optional Features + Components = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="OptionalFeatures.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\optcomp\command]
@="OptionalFeatures.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell]
@="PowerShell Console (CMD) = Administrator"
"Icon"="powershell.exe,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Powershell\command]
@="powershell.exe -noExit -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -ImportSystemModules -command Set-Location -literalPath '%V'"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit]
@="Registry Editor (RegEdit)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\REGEDIT.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\regedit\command]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\REGEDIT.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services]
@="Services (Services.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MMC.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\services\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S SERVICES.MSC"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds]
@="Sounds = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="mmsys.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sounds\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo]
@="System Info (MSInfo)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="MSINFO32.EXE,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysinfo\command]
@="MSINFO32.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop]
@="System Properties + OS Info = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="sysdm.cpl,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sysprop\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE system"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv]
@="System Properties Advanced = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,81"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\syspropadv\command]
@="SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart]
@="Taskbar + Start Menu/Orb Properties (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,75"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskbarstart\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Options_RunDLL 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd]
@="Task Scheduler (TaskSchd.msc)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="SETUPAPI.DLL,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskschd\command]
@="MMC.EXE /S taskschd.msc"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS]
"MUIVerb"="Themes = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"ControlPanelName"="Microsoft.Personalization"
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\themes_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS]
@="Wallpaper = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-110"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\wallpaper_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\\pageWallpaper"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog]
@="Default Programs (Associate with...) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,19"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\defprog\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power]
@="Power = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="powercfg.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\power\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop]
@="Internet Explorer (IE) Properties = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="inetcpl.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\inetprop\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt]
@="Installed Updates = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="wuapi.dll,1"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\instupdt\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse]
@="Mouse Pointers = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="main.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\mouse\command]
@="CONTROL.EXE MAIN.CPL,,1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network]
@="Network Connections = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="ncpa.cpl,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\network\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman]
@="Task Manager (TaskMgr)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="TASKMGR.EXE,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\taskman\command]
@="TASKMGR.EXE"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts]
@="User Accounts = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="netplwiz.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccounts\command]
@="netplwiz.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug]
@="Plug/Unplug Removable Drives = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="HotPlug.dll,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\plugunplug\command]
@="RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL HotPlug.dll"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale]
@="Display + HD Color (Native)"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="DpiScaling.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\dpiscale\command]
@="DpiScaling.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl]
@="User Account Control (UAC) = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="UserAccountControlSettings.exe,0"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\useraccountctrl\command]
@="UserAccountControlSettings.exe"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS]
@="Notification Area Icons = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\notif_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS]
@="System Icons = CLASSIC"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="taskbarcpl.dll,-1"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\sys_ico_CLS\command]
@="EXPLORER.EXE SHELL:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \\SystemIcons,,0"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp]
@="KILL UNresponsive Task(s) !"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-98"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\KILL_UNResp\command]
@="CMD.EXE /C TASKKILL.EXE /F /FI \"status eq NOT RESPONDING\" && COLOR B3 && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="Windows Mode: DARK “Side” || LIGHT “Force” •••••••>"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="themecpl.dll,-1"
"SubCommands"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="DARK “Side” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5412"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\DARK_Side\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force]
@=""
"MUIVerb"="LIGHT “Force” Mode"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-5411"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\Win_Modes\shell\LITE_Force\command]
@="REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v SystemUsesLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && REG.EXE ADD HKCU\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Themes\\Personalize /v AppsUseLightTheme /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f && EXIT"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt]
@="ReBOOT/ReSTART with Advanced BOOT Options"
"SuppressionPolicy"=dword:0
"Icon"="diagperf.dll,0"
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\REBOOT_Adv_Opt\command]
@="SHUTDOWN.EXE /R /O /F /T 1"
"IsolatedCommand"=-
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

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

* FIX: Repair Start Menu, Pin to Taskbar any file type/shortcut/document/link/website/icon/item/object/folder from right-click
shell context menu, Date + Time popup NOT working in Windows 10:
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 Taskbar Command Prompt Utility (syspin.exe) 64-bit for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64-bit:
http://www.technosys.net/products/utils/pintotaskbar
File:
http://www.technosys.net/download.aspx?file=syspin.exe
syspin.exe command line 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 to start
Samples:
syspin.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" 5386
syspin.exe "C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe" "Pin to taskbar"
syspin.exe "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\calc.exe" "Pin to start"
syspin.exe "%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\calc.exe" "Unpin from taskbar"
syspin.exe "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\calc.exe" 51201
NOTE: You cannot pin any metro app or batch 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):
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\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------
Date 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 archive above -> right-click TimeZoneRestore.reg -> Run as Administrator -> answer Yes/OK to all
prompts to register its information into your registry.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher]
"UseExperience"=dword:0
[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] -> 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 Dots Per Inch (DPI) display scaling (system-wide + per-process), improve ClearType text font readability + fix blurry apps
in Windows 10:
http://windowsreport.com/microsoft-apps-blurry/
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-apps-might-be-blurry-problem-in-windows-10/
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/100793-turn-off-fix-scaling-apps-blurry-windows-10-a.html
http://wpvkp.com/fix-blurry-text-windows-10/
http://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/
Run ClearType Text Tuner: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
CTTUNE.EXE
-> press Enter -> tweak text clarity 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 that are blurry, or if RGB colors do not overlay properly.
Windows 10 DPI Fix:
http://windows10-dpi-fix.xpexplorer.com/
File:
http://www.xpexplorer.com/installers/2.1/Windows10_DPI_FIX.exe
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPI"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Display]
"EnablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:1
"DisablePerProcessSystemDPIForProcesses"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"UseDpiScaling"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:3
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:1
"DefaultApplied"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
; "FontSmoothingType"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON + Tweak Night Light (Blue Light) Display color reduction mode in Windows 10 (example of custom setting):
http://win10faq.com/windows-10-night-light-not-working/
http://community.windows.com/stories/the-night-light-rises/
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/simple-questions-what-night-light-windows-10-and-how-use-it/
http://techtipvault.com/windows/enable-night-light-windows-10/
Access Night Light settings: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:nightlight
-> press Enter.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_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------
f.lux adapts display color temperature (hue) to time of day (cold: sun light)/night (warm: blue light):
http://justgetflux.com/
File:
http://justgetflux.com/dlwin.html
f.lux FAQ:
http://justgetflux.com/faq.html

* Turn OFF, Disable/Stop/Uninstall/Remove + Repair/Customize/Replace Windows Defender (WD) background monitors, services,
Windows Security + Security Center in Windows 10:
http://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/powershell/windows/defender/set-mppreference/
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10/
http://gist.github.com/pe3zx/7c5e0080c3b0869ccba1f1dc2ea0c5e0/
http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-or-remove-windows-defender-security-center-app-in-windows-10/
http://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/limited built-in tools with better/professional grade 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
- Kaspersky:
http://www.kaspersky.com/free-cloud-antivirus
- Avira:
http://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus
- BitDefender:
http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html
- MalwareBytes:
http://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
- ClamWin:
http://clamwin.com/content/view/18/46/
Block/disable/customize/repair Windows Defender (WD) tools [free(ware)]:
Defender Control for Windows 10 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) 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)" section in
WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware"=dword:1
"DisableAntiVirus"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\MpEngine]
"MpEnablePus"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Real-Time Protection]
"DisableScanOnRealtimeEnable"=dword:1
"DisableRealtimeMonitoring"=dword:1
"DisableRawWriteNotification"=dword:1
"DisableOnAccessProtection"=dword:1
"DisableIOAVProtection"=dword:1
"DisableBehaviorMonitoring"=dword:1
"LocalSettingOverrideDisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableIntrusionPreventionSystem"=dword:1
"DisableInformationProtectionControl"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Reporting]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\SpyNet]
"DisableBlockAtFirstSeen"=dword:1
"SpynetReporting"=dword:0
"SubmitSamplesConsent"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Notifications]
"DisableEnhancedNotifications"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderApiLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\DefenderAuditLogger]
"Start"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Windows Defender"=-
"WindowsDefender"=-
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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, start before/after sign-in, quick start, keyboard shortcuts + online services in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/88188-turn-off-narrator-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/113745-turn-off-start-narrator-after-sign-windows-10-a.html
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/120822-turn-off-narrator-caps-lock-warnings-while-typing-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-home-in-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/download-start-narrator-before-sign-in/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-keyboard-shortcut-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/disable-narrator-quickstart-guide-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/start-narrator-before-sign-windows-10/
http://www.howtoedge.com/disable-online-services-for-narrator-in-windows-10/
http://www.pcerror-fix.com/complete-steps-to-disable-and-enable-narrator-in-windows-10/
Access Narrator settings: Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
-> press Enter -> turn OFF/ON or tweak the ones you want.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NoRoam]
"CapsLockAlert"=dword:2
"WinEnterLaunchEnabled"=dword:0
"OnlineServicesEnabled"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility]
"Configuration"=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\NarratorHome]
"AutoStart"=dword:0
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Narrator\QuickStart]
"SkipQuickStart"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

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

* Turn 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.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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"
%windir%\SYSTEM32\TASKKILL.EXE /IM OneDrive.exe /T /F
%windir%\SYSTEM32\PING.EXE 127.0.0.1 -n 5
IF EXIST %x64% (
%x64% /uninstall
) else (
%x86% /uninstall
)
%windir%\SYSTEM32\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------
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\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 select (multiple) files + folders in Windows 10:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/20616-turn-off-select-items-using-check-boxes-windows-10-a.html
http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-use-check-boxes-to-select-files-in-windows-10/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-explorer-disable-checkbox/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"AutoCheckSelect"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/Uninstall/Remove/Disable Windows Store app/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] -> Run as
Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppXPackage
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
"DisableStoreApps"=dword:1
"RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:1
"AutoDownload"=dword:2
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn OFF/Disable Remote Assistance + 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] = 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
DISM.EXE /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as
Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Remove-WindowsCapability -online -name App.Support.QuickAssist~~~~0.0.1.0
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance]
"fAllowFullControl"=dword:0
"fAllowToGetHelp"=dword:0
"fEnableChatControl"=dword:0
;
------End cut & paste here------
Restart (reboot) Windows for these changes to take effect.

* Turn OFF Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) [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.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Security]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]
"LaunchProtected"=dword:0
"UserServiceFlags"=dword:0
"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:
http://www.winaero.com/save-power-plan-settings-text-file-windows-10/
http://www.winaero.com/export-import-power-plan-windows-10/
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/powercfg-command-line-options/
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc748940.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powercfg
http://www.ss64.com/nt/powercfg.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20080212041212/http://xpregistry.uw.hu/xpr0035.html
Perform all these operations from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator
-> run these commands -> press Enter after each line (examples):
Save/export active Power scheme custom settings details to text file (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /QH>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.TXT
Save/export active Power Scheme Global Unique ID (GUID) number to text file (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /L>C:\POWER_10\POWER_10_GUID.TXT
Export/save active Power scheme custom settings to binary file [replace GUID_# below with your actual GUID_# number from
POWER_10_GUID.TXT text file above] (example):
POWERCFG.EXE /EXPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW" GUID_#
Import/restore Power scheme custom settings from POWER_10.POW binary file above:
POWERCFG.EXE /IMPORT "C:\POWER_10\POWER_10.POW"

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

* FIX: Repair Storage service [StorSvc] in Windows 10:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/storage-service-in-services-is-always-set-to/a8d9fdeb-75f5-45bf-92e6-45729db08193/
http://revertservice.com/10/storsvc/
http://batcmd.com/windows/10/services/storsvc/
Reinstall preinstalled/default Store apps by using 1 of these methods, or all 3 if needed:
A. Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] ->
Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
B. 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 -> reboot if prompted.
C. 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 -> reboot if prompted.
Set Storage service [StorSvc] to Manual (on demand: will be started by another app/program/service when needed):
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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: Restore corrupted registry + system settings in Windows 10:
http://thegeekpage.com/fix-corrupted-registry-in-windows-10-solved/
http://windowsreport.com/windows-10-registry-permissions/
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/edit-registry-offline-windows-re/
CAUTION:
Use this method ONLY if Windows exhibits major/serious errors, and ONLY if ALL other methods did not work!
Restore the registry from a DOS console (command prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run
this command -> press Enter:
DISM.EXE /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

* FIX: Reset/Reinstall/Repair Install Windows 10 from the blue (pre-)Login Screen, before logging in into Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/windows/reset-or-reinstall-windows-10-cd352bd8-4cb6-411a-f2f5-1814bd8d453c
http://www.theverge.com/21264104/windows-10-reset-os-reboot-troubleshoot-microsoft/
http://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-fix-a-windows-pc-that-keeps-rebooting-12992/
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-reset-windows-10-from-the-login-screen/
http://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/
PCs/laptops/portables/tablets/devices with Windows 10 preinstalled can be reset to factory defaults: login screen -> Power button ->
hold Shift + click Restart button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> this reinstalls Windows 10,
resets all system settings to their defaults, and keeps all your files/folders/some user setttings, desktop icons, and some of your
custom settings +/- changes -> Reboot normal.
In case this doesn't work, or if you have been locked out of your computer -> Power button -> F9 or F12 (depending on your computer
brand + model) -> BIOS Setup -> Boot tab/screen -> Windows Boot Manager button/item -> Enter -> Recovery -> See advanced repair
options button -> Troubleshoot button -> Reset this PC button -> Keep my files button -> reinstall Windows 10 (see above) -> Reboot
normal.
Afterwards you may need to customize (some of) your system/user settings, and reinstall your 3rd party/custom
programs/apps/drivers/items and eventually customize them from scratch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* FIX: Repair/Reinstall/Restart/Reset/Reregister Start Menu + Taskbar, interconnected/interdependent/related apps + critical errors:
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.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/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as
Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppXPackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-AppXPackage -register -DisableDevelopmentMode ($_.installlocation + "\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml")}
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
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 -> 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 -> 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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text BATch (.bat) or CoMmanD (.cmd) script file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the BAT (.bat) or CMD (.cmd) extension.
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created BATch/CoMmanD file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. 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
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
C:
CD "C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database"
SC.EXE STOP tiledatamodelsvc
COPY /Y "%UserProfile%\Desktop\StartMenuBAK\*.*"
SC.EXE START tiledatamodelsvc
EXPLORER.EXE
:END
EXIT
------End cut & paste here------
Backup TileDataLayer database (.edb) + related files + folders:
http://www.exefiles.com/en/edb/vedatamodel-edb/
http://superuser.com/questions/1194556/
List of files + folders:
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer\Database\vedatamodel.edb
%WinDir%\ImmersiveControlPanel\Application.manifest
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\CloudStore
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as
Administrator -> run these commands -> press Enter after each line:
MD "C:\StartLayoutBAK"
Export-StartLayout -Path C:\StartLayoutBAK\start.xml
Import-StartLayout -LayoutPath .\start.xml -MountPath C:\StartLayoutBAK
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/backup-start-menu-layout-windows-10/
Backup Start Menu Layout (BackupSML) 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.sordum.org/10997/
File:
http://www.sordum.org/files/downloads.php?backup-start-menu-layout
http://www.sordum.org/files/download/backup-start-menu-layout/BackupSML.zip
StartTileBackup [Backup.bat + Restore.bat]:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/
File:
http://github.com/TurboLabIt/StartTileBackup/releases/latest/
Troubleshoot Start Menu errors:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as
Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost
Start Menu issues with Tile Data Layer corruption:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/configuration/start-layout-troubleshoot/
Download tdlrecover.exe build that matches the Windows NTx operating system(s) [OS(es)] build(s), edition(s) + bit strength
[32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)] you are using:
http://www.pconlife.com/viewfileinfo/tdlrecover-exe/
Copy tdlrecover.exe to %WinDir%\SYSTEM32 (only if not present; do NOT overwrite it if present!) from a DOS console (command
prompt) -> right-click CMD shortcut/CMD.EXE -> Run as Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter (using default folder
names):
COPY "%UserProfile%\Downloads\tdlrecover.exe" %WinDir%\SYSTEM32
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type:
%WinDir%\SYSTEM32\tdlrecover.exe -reregister -resetlayout -resetcache
-> press Enter.

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

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

* FIX: NVidia Control Panel Client Missing in Windows 10:
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 7/8/8.1/10 NVidia Control Panel optimal settings for laptops/portables with dual GPUs (most likely DCH in Windows 10)
[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:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4777/
Right-click an empty spot on your Desktop -> select NVidia Control Panel (most likely DCH in Windows 10) or (Windows 10 users only):
run Windows 10 Settings (WS) -> Display ->
http://www.mdgx.com/WIN10SET.HTM
Run... [hold WinKey + press R] -> type this command:
ms-settings:display
-> press Enter.
All Windows 7/8/8.1/10 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(s), edition(s) + 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 users only:
NVidia Control Panel (DCH) app for Windows 10 [free]:
http://www.microsoft.com/p/nvidia-control-panel/9nf8h0h7wmlt/
ms-windows-store://pdp?productId=9nf8h0h7wmlt
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/nvidia_control_panel.html
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 7/8/8.1/10 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:
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:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4777/
To be able to install NVidia (Standard) Driver [*not* DCH] in Windows 10:
http://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/by2k6i/
1. 1st you must UNinstall NVidia (DCH) Driver using 1 of these tools [freeware]:
- Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU):
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
File:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-get/display-driver-uninstaller-download,19.html
OR:
- NVCleanstall 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.techpowerup.com/download/techpowerup-nvcleanstall/
2. 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(s), edition(s) + 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 [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(s), edition(s) + bit strength [32-bit (x86) +/- 64-bit (x64)]:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/find.aspx
http://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
Windows 10 (DCH) Drivers:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/page/what_are_windows_dch_drivers.html
MS DOCs: Windows 10 (DCH) Drivers:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows-hardware/drivers/develop/dch-principles-best-practices/

* FIX: Force apps/programs/games/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.
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 the boxes
for your 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(s), edition(s) + 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...
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers]
"TdrLevel"=dword:0
"TdrDdiDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrDebugMode"=dword:3
"TdrDelay"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitTime"=dword:3c
"TdrLimitCount"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\BasicDisplay]
"BasicDisplayUserNotified"=dword:0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI]
"Timeout"=dword:3c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\GraphicsDrivers\TdrWatch]
"TDR_RECOVERY"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

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

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

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

* 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:
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://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.ControlPanel::AllowOnlineTips
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\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 +
SuperHidden files/folders in Explorer/similar tools, Hidden File Extensions (*.ext) + turn OFF Aero Shake/Shaking to
prevent inadvertent/unexpected minimizing of open window(s) in Windows 7/8/8.1/10:
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/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"DisallowShaking"=dword:1
"EnableBalloonTips"=dword:1
"IconsOnly"=dword:0
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:1
"Hidden"=dword:1
"HideFileExt"=dword:0
"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
"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
"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 + certain annoying Clipboard Warnings in Windows 10:
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 account!] -> check "Never automatically sync text that I copy" box -> turn OFF
"Sync across devices" toggle switch.
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\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] from another/remote computer/device:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/128415-enable-disable-turn-mobile-hotspot-remotely-windows-10-a.html
http://www.winaero.com/enable-or-disable-turn-on-mobile-hotspot-remotely-in-windows-10/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\Tethering]
"RemoteStartupDisabled"=dword:1
;
------End cut & paste here------

* Turn ON Developer Mode to allow to install/use all signed Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps from all sources in Windows 10:
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/
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\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:
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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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 Application Virtualization (App-V) service + drivers in Windows 10 if not using any virtual deployed/streaming
client apps +/- cloud/server apps in a networked environment:
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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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 (a) 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:
1. Use Notepad or similar/better free(ware) plain text/ASCII editor:
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm#TXT
to create a plain text Registry file containing the lines between Cut & Paste delimiters below.
2. Save it as plain text/ASCII file (Encode -> ANSI) with the REG extension (.REG).
3. Name it whatever you wish.
4. Right-click newly created .REG file.
5. Run as Administrator.
6. Answer Yes/OK to all prompts to register its information into your Registry.
-----Begin cut & paste here-----
REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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 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] -> 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 account, and using a
better/local/3rd party/no-spam/safe/secure account instead:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/microsoft-store-without-microsoft-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/27/windows-10-pro-store-apps-installation-without-account/
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/13/how-to-enable-developer-mode-in-windows-10-to-sideload-apps/

* Restore/Reinstall manually Windows Store app + Windows 10 built-in Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/
Right-click PowerShell shortcut or C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\PowerShell.exe [default location] -> Run as
Administrator -> run this command -> press Enter:
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppXPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Windows Store app Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
http://www.microsoft.com/p/microsoft-store/9wzdncrfjbmp/
Windows Store app product 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 edition, build + 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).

* Useful, little known + unknown Registry hacks + tweaks to fix, repair, improve + customize Windows 10/11:
http://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/en-gb/technetuk/2016/07/15/13-epic-registry-hacks/
http://www.howtogeek.com/669971/
http://www.maketecheasier.com/windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/useful-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-windows-10-experience/
http://supertechman.com.au/12-awesome-windows-10-registry-hacks/
http://technicalustad.com/a-complete-guide-to-windows-10-registry-tweaks/
http://www.askvg.com/collection-of-windows-10-hidden-secret-registry-tweaks/
http://techwiser.com/windows-registry-hacks/
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-10/10-awesome-windows-8-registry-hacks-you-might-not-know/
http://www.iolosystem.com/resources/registry-hacks.html
http://www.minitool.com/backup-tips/windows-10-registry-hacks.html
http://gist.github.com/JohannesMP/6a273e96054f47b8501acf99138c792b/
http://windows101tricks.com/windows-10-registry-tweaks-enable-hidden-features/
http://www.itpro.com/microsoft-windows/31970/the-best-registry-hacks-for-fixing-annoying-windows-features/
http://www.webnots.com/10-registry-hacks-for-windows-10/
http://www.shareus.com/windows/five-useful-registry-tweaks-for-gaming-performance-windows-10.html
http://blogs.systweak.com/best-windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc/
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/20-registry-hacks-to-make-your-pc-more-awesome-590803/
http://www.windowslearning.net/tips/a-huge-collection-of-windows-10-registry-tweaks.php
http://www.windowschimp.com/best-registry-hacks/
http://lifehacker.com/tag/registry-tweak/
http://www.howto-connect.com/registry-hacks-for-start-menu-and-taskbar-in-windows-10/
http://www.wikitechy.com/tutorials/ethical-hacking/registry-hacking/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-windows-10-registry-tweaks-improve-unlock-features/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-hack-the-windows-registry-to-insert-control-panel-into-the-desktop-right-click-menu/
http://spyboy.blog/2020/03/27/windows-10-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-pc-experience/
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-issues-you-can-fix-with-a-registry-hack/
http://www.der-windows-papst.de/en/2019/01/08/datenschutz-fuer-windows-10-registry-hacks/
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" -> REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm
MDGx "200+ Ways To Hack Your Windows 9x/NTx Registry" -> REGISTRY.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/reg.htm#RHC
MDGx "Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links" -> 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" -> WINDOWS7.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/7.php
http://www.mdgx.com/WINDOWS7.TXT

* Make Windows 10 look + act like Windows 7:
http://www.howtogeek.com/277448/
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 these sections: "AERO 7/8/8.1/10", "APPS 7", "TASK" + "GAMES" in TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT

* Customize the Taskbar (Notification area) in Windows 10:
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.

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

* Coulda... Shoulda... Woulda...
Features, functions + programs/tools/games banned/cancelled/changed/deprecated/discontinued/limited/reduced/removed by
Microsoft in/from Windows 10 and how to adapt/fix/port/repair/restore/work around/bring back (some of) them:
- Wikipedia: List of features removed/missing in Windows 10:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_features_removed_in_Windows_10
- MS Docs: Features + functionality removed in Windows 10:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-removed-features/
- MS Docs: Windows 10 features no longer developed:
http://docs.microsoft.com/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-deprecated-features/
- How-To Geek: All the Useless Windows 10 Features Microsoft Should Remove:
http://www.howtogeek.com/437942/
- TheWindowsClub: List of features removed or deprecated in Windows 10:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/features-removed-in-windows-10/
- TheWindowsClub: Windows 10 Problems, Issues with Solutions and Fixes:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-known-issues/
- 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 Block Tools (10_BLOCK) -> 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 (most work with Windows 8/8.1) -> "TOOLS 10" section -> TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT





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



* MDGx List of Useful Windows NTx Tools [99.9% free(ware)] -> TOOLS.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/tools.php
http://www.mdgx.com/TOOLS.TXT
* MDGx Free(ware) Windows NTx Power Toys -> SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm
* MDGx Free(ware) Internet Power Toys -> SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/nettoys.htm
* MDGx Free(ware) Firewalls + Network Toys -> SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/fw.htm
* MDGx Free(ware) Windows NTx Tools -> 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 SP1/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022 32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English):
http://support.microsoft.com/help/2977003/
MDGx Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) + Visual C++ (VC):
http://www.mdgx.com/add.htm#VS6
- VC2017 64-bit for Windows NTx 64-bit (x64) [15 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12328699/a80e967515b2a4faf37bf15387f1c5c3/VC_redist.x64.exe
- VC2017 32-bit for Windows NTx 32-bit (x86) [14 MB]:
http://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
http://download.visualstudio.microsoft.com/download/pr/12319034/ccd261eb0e095411af3b306273231b68/VC_redist.x86.exe
FM (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bit also work with Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
(VC2015) Runtime Redistributables 32-bit + 64-bit for Visual Studio 2015
(VS2015) for Windows XP SP3/2003 SP2/Vista SP2/2008 SP2/7
SP1/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019/11/2022 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/

* WinaeroTweaker for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 32-bit + 64-bit [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

* Microsoft Edge Chromium Blocker Toolkit:
http://www.windowscentral.com/how-prevent-microsoft-edge-chromium-installing-automatically-windows-10/
File:
http://msedgeblockertoolkit.blob.core.windows.net/blockertoolkit/MicrosoftEdgeChromiumBlockerToolkit.exe

* K-Lite Codec Pack (KLCP) Mega Audio + Video Multimedia Codecs + Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) Lite 32-bit + 64-bit:
http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm
File [ ADWARE ! ]:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.html
http://www.videohelp.com/software/K-Lite-Codec-Pack
KLCP Info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-Lite_Codec_Pack
OLD KLCP Versions:
http://www.videohelp.com/software/K-Lite-Codec-Pack/old-versions#download
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/

* 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

* Open-Shell Start Menu + button/logo/orb replacer 32-bit + 64-bit [Classic Shell fork]:
http://open-shell.github.io/Open-Shell-Menu/
ReadMe:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/
Download:
http://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases/latest/
Nightly Builds:
http://ci.appveyor.com/project/passionate-coder/open-shell-menu/branch/master/artifacts/
Open-Shell Guides:
http://askleo.com/open-shell-regain-your-start-menu-in-windows-and-much-more/
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-use-open-shell-as-your-windows-10-start-menu/
Custom Start button/logo/orb Tutorial:
http://coddec.github.io/Classic-Shell/www.classicshell.net/tutorials/buttontutorial.html
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:
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) for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 [select Portable at install time!] adds Taskbar tray settings otherwise
unavailable, beyond Windows capabilities, highly customizable:
http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker/
File:
http://rammichael.com/downloads/7tt_setup.exe
7+ Taskbar Tweaker (7TT) Guide:
http://www.winaero.com/get-a-classic-taskbar-in-windows-8-and-windows-7-that-works-like-xp/

* PowerToys 64-bit for Windows 10 64-bit (x64) suite of tools: Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer,
Keyboard Manager, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, Shortcut Guide:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/
Download:
http://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/latest/
Require Microsoft .NET Core Desktop Runtime 3.1/newer:
http://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/3.1/runtime/

* Restore Desktop Gadgets (Sidebar.exe + *.gadget) in Windows 8/8.1/10:
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:
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 [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

* 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/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019
32-bit (x86) + 64-bit (x64) (English, free, open source):
http://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/
- PowerShell 32-bit + 64-bit for Windows 7 SP1/8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019 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/

* Missed Feature Installer for Windows 10 (MFI10) ISO optical disc image suite 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:
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 (free) to extract content from or mount ISO disc image (examples):
- 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.

* 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 8/8.1/2012/10/2016/2019:
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/

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

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





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* Windows 10/11 Tweaking Tools [free(ware)]:
http://www.winaero.com/
http://www.wintools.info/
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/category/downloads/
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/
http://docs.microsoft.com/sysinternals/
http://www.majorgeeks.com/

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

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

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

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

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

* MDGx 1000+ Windows 9x/NTx Power Toys + Tweaking Tools [99.9% free(ware)] -> SOFTWARE.TXT (included):
http://www.mdgx.com/toy.htm

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

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



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