how to backup StartMenu

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  1. AnimaliX

    AnimaliX MDL Novice

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    #1 AnimaliX, May 30, 2015
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    hello,
    anybody solved how to Disable Windows Update thru unattend file? ("ProtectYourPC" is ignored or what)
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    how to Backup Start Menu (because 10XXX builds not using appsFolder.menu.itemdata-ms anymore)
     
  2. AnimaliX

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    #2 AnimaliX, Jun 14, 2015
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    - by file time check, startmenu saving changes probably here %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations\ and %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\

    - and if you want prevent installing updates (400MB on drivers specially) directly after windows are installed, then classical commandline approach ("SC CONFIG/STOP") in unattend file working (ya...not so elegant)


    note. but this pissing me off ... Windows 10 automate some (at least for me) key features ... like choose which updates i want install or disable windows update completely (simply from settings) or exclude drivers from downloading, etc.
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Windows Update is going to be 'ON' by default on most Windows 10 installs, and stopping the Windows Update service maybe the only way to stop it. But, I hope they'll have a way of blocking Driver installs. Especially to troublesome and bloated ones like Realtek and ATI.

    I couldn't find a way of backing up the Start Menu either, but hopefully someone here will work it out. :biggrin:
     
  4. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    There is a folder in currentuser\appdata\local ... Start Menu, and you can find in it all the shortcuts of softwares and apps.
     
  5. AnimaliX

    AnimaliX MDL Novice

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    we trying solve how to backup layout (pinned shortcuts in startmenu) ... no shortcuts location :)
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    you can control WU through local GPOs. I have it setup to not download anything from WU at the domain level. As for the SM stuff I'm assuming it is like win+x where it is a combo of shortcuts and registry entries in HKCU.
     
  7. wladw

    wladw MDL Junior Member

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    If I don't want to be forced to update my W10 build before RTM how do I stop WU?
     
  8. AnimaliX

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    #8 AnimaliX, Jun 15, 2015
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    GPO
    Computer Configuration,Administrative Templates,Windows Components,Windows Update -> Configure Automatic Updates
    (Notify for download and notify for install)

    but this isnt a simple way how to configure WU
    and... with GPO you cant simple set things thru commandline or registry (at least i do not know how) only with powershell scripts etc.
     
  9. AnimaliX

    AnimaliX MDL Novice

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    #9 AnimaliX, Aug 5, 2015
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    well, after some time testing build 10240 i think there is no easy way how to backup startmenu (like in Win81)

    thankfully pinned shortcuts in taskbar can be backuped in same way since Win Vista :)