How do you optimize your Windows 10 setup ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Nixeus, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Nixeus

    Nixeus MDL Member

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    Hello,

    Just want to open a thread in order to know how do you optimize your Windows 10 setup ?

    For me :


    -Fresh install
    -Windows update
    -Run Do No Spy 10 in order to disable cortana and others things
    -Run config for BlackViper in order to disable some services.

    What do yo think of that ? Is blackviper script good ?
    Btw, do you know a good tutorial in order to use blackviper scripts ?

    Thanks a lot :)
     
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  3. Nixeus

    Nixeus MDL Member

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    ok thanks, my goal is to optimize windows for light configuration.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Deploy W10 using WDS
    Install updated drivers
    Run WU
    Run Spybot Anti-Beacon
    Maybe I update software
     
  6. GodHand

    GodHand MDL Senior Member

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    I pretty much exclusively use my PowerShell project.

     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Install clean windows 10 with latest hotfixes preapplied, then apply the power profile settings from my signature and call it a day.
     
  8. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    It's 2017. How light do you need it? I can't buy a computer at Walmart with less than 4GB of RAM and those are mostly refurbs. Heck they have computers for under $200 that come with 8GB.

    Windows has become a huge Rube Goldberg machine of moving parts. If you start disabling things, you risk breaking things down the road and you won't know why it's broken nor how to fix it.I once had Internet Explorer stop working because I disabled the print spooler. That's how shaky it all is. Just don't fool with it and it will breathe the resources it needs.
     
  9. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    I would say light as working. After a clean setup of Windows 10 Fall CU, I could not do anything for about 30 secs after logon, not even move the mouse or etc. Optimization helped.

    That is because MS software is stupid by design. Edge crashes as soon as I start it and Windows Defender updates fail, because I have "no internet". :D
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Clean install, nothing crashes, no weird stuff happening, all works, upgrades work, wu works, all works :)
     
  11. Mr.X

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  12. S_SubZero

    S_SubZero MDL Junior Member

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    That's peculiar, though I'm only used to using Windows 10 on non-value hardware (i7, 8+GB RAM, SSD, etc.). If your system is unresponsive on login for 30 seconds, you may want to review Event Viewer.
    On my gaming rig at home, an i7-4790K, with Win10 FCU on a pre-NVMe m.2 module, I press the power button, within 5 seconds the login screen appears. I use a PIN, and as I strike the last digit of the PIN, the desktop appears and is fully clickable. I am still not quite used to how insanely fast it's ready to work.
     
  13. Andreas Jerphanion

    Andreas Jerphanion MDL Novice

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    You can remove all things you dont need.
    It makes your computer faster.
    You have to do this by your Admin account, and also by other user account (Guest.)

    If you want to reinstall ALL built-in afterwards, for example because you want to sell the computer, you can do so with one command:
    • Open PowerShell again as administrator.
    • Copy and paste the following command and you have all deleted apps back again.

    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

    Just copy and paste each line for the program you wish to uninstall in Powershell,

    Remove calendar and mail. :

    Get-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove camera. :

    Get-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Get Office (or download Office) Remove :

    Get-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Skype-Download :

    Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove get started :

    Get-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Groove Music :

    Get-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Maps :

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Microsoft Solitaire Collection :

    Get-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove financiën :

    Get-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Movies & TV Shows :

    Get-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove News :

    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove OneNote :

    Get-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove People :

    Get-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove telephone assistent :

    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Photo`s :

    Get-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Sport :

    Get-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Voice Recorder :

    Get-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Weather :

    Get-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Remove Xbox :

    Get-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

    Note: There are some built-in apps that you can not even delete via this route. As :
    •Microsoft Edge
    •Windows Feedback
    •Cortana


    This one, i never remove it.
    Mabey for some people.
    Remove Windows appstore :
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage


     
  14. LoverOfLove

    LoverOfLove MDL Member

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    First thing i do is enable system restore bcoz it is always disabled by default for me. :p
    then i update system
    remove 3d objects and onedrive from this pc with a .reg, dont like it.
    enable windows photo viewer
    remove all apps except store in power shell with this
    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers | where-object {$_.name –notlike "*store*"} | Remove-AppxPackage
    uninstall cortana
    install classic shell start menu
    run oo shut up 10
    now my pc is usable. :D
     
  15. rockyanexpert

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    It seems to be disabled on ssd
     
  16. John Sutherland

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    I keep it as simple as possible. Install Windows 10 LTSB. Install Firefox as my browser. Remove One Drive. That's it. ;)
     
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  17. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I don't remove anything. I mount install.wim prior to installation, and add (Hyper-V, NETFX3,5, Server Manager because I can, drivers, DaRT, custom libraries, etc.) I tweak registry so my 3rd party theme I want is default, and works. My taskbar starts from get go with no mail, and no people, no action center. I do not uninstall apps as I can hide them from Start Menu. I put things in Control Panel, and make CP accessible from file explorer. File explorer has no quick access or any other stuff. Defender exclusions are set. Extra right click menu items are set. Then I run command which installs programs I want. Chrome, EasyBCD, ConvertX2DVD, Post Image, CuteFTP, Unchecky, set tasks, firewall exclusions, etc.
     
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  18. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hehe I have my own project starting with MSMG Toolkit V8.2 and after a lot of re-configurations that requires long time and intense use of my brain so is very dificult to explain for someone; only tell is very fast no issues no bloatware simply works fine remember beloved Windows 7 still W10 Build 1709 after my job is the best for me works like a charm :p:shisha:
     
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  19. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have all mine automated! :rastabanana:
     
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  20. sohi

    sohi MDL Novice

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    I use PRO WS.D,E and F are ReFs,User Profiles placed in D and runs Kerish Doctor full-time.