Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by lobo11, Dec 5, 2016.
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After a fresh install, I like to use ShutUp10, restore Windows Photo Viewer, and run a powershell script to disable some of the pre-installed bloatware like candy crush, get office, get skype, etc.
The requirements regarding simplicity, reversibility and leaving system components & services intact, agree with my beliefs.
So some of the first actions I’d recommend are:
Switch over from Windows Defender to AVIRA
Restore Windows Photo Viewer
VLC media player
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In my previous post I concentrated on essential programs. But really, there are some adjustments of high priority, and I only list some that are easily carried out thru settings and thus reversible, not requiring registry mods or tweaking tools.
Personalize Start tiles
Pin functions and apps at various points
Personalize Desktop with shortcuts
Optimize visibility: screen resolution, cleartype, contrast
Manage Privacy options: turn off what you don’t like
Stop apps from starting with system, if not necessary
But my most important advice: Don’t uninstall system components, don’t disable services and don’t modify your system (thru registry mods or tools) before you get to know it well and can put it right. In fact, imho, none of these actions is of worthwhile use, despite claims to the opposite.
@lobo11 yep very good idea dude, congrats well I hope help as possible ok
This is a must have program too:
The Windows Update Minitool in lobo11's signature above together with Windows Update MiniTool Integrator v1.0
in my signature is a great alternative to the traditional WU interface.
It gives you greater control over WU, like in Win7.
Could you please share that script?!
Would be much appreciated! ^^
Here's what I do immediately after the installation of each new build (YMMV, depending programs installed and preferences):
1) Check sys restore and turn on if needed (I always have to turn this on as each new build resets the function)
2) Disable Prefetch Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters (because I have an SSD) accelerates write wear on the SSD without performance benefit
3) Turn off the superfetch service (also because I have an SSD) accelerates write wear on the SSD without performance benefit
4) Turn off disk defrag for drive c:\ (also because I have an SSD) accelerates write wear on the SSD without performance benefit
5) Have to change the size of all screen fonts to 11 from 9 via Advanced Display Properties. (Optional--this seems superior to using the % slider, which simply magnifies)
6) Reinstall Printer (Fixed--in 14316, no longer required as printer install is now carried forward!)
7) Change Default Programs (Fixed--older builds did not carry the default programs settings forward, but they move forward now and have been for sometime)
8)Cleanup C:\ to get rid of Windows.old and other temp installation files
9) SFC /scannow (elective) or you can use: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth, if you want--optional
10) powercfg -h off (Elective, setting carried through in upgrades now, I disable hibernation as I use a desktop and it serves no function for me)
11) Reset Sound settings...reinstall Sound Blaster Cinema 2 if you use it (fixed--carries through to upgraded build--been fixed for quite sometime)
12) Reinstall Coolsoft Virtual MidiSytnth if you use it (as midi setting not carried through with new build upgrade--very easy and quick) Program is a must-have if you enjoy midi in older games
That's it--takes about three minutes or less, each new build, unless I use scannow or DISM, which takes a few minutes longer.
I've just remembered of this easy setting that can save a lot of annoyance to single users.
If you’re the only user, or trust other users, you don’t want to have to enter a password each time.
In Run or Search, type
to access the facility.
Untick the box ‘Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer’. Select your account before clicking ‘Apply’, and enter your password as asked. Click OK.
hmm any Windows O.S. since times of M$-DOS ever have several tweaks to achieve best results for performance, usability, so Windows 10 is not different for those that have knowledge and search on M$ Tech Net there have tons of good info's still peoples take care for no use any recomendation of some websites that make "miracles" only teach wrong informations for noob users for me ever the correct way is user need catch knowledge and good applications search here because MDL is highly confiable and have the best developers to help any people
For a home network, if you want access the PC of an other member of your family, you have to apply the following registry fix :
(or you can use gpedit)
To begin with, this is mainly for beginners, Disable UAC, yes I know it is a big hassle, but what the real reasoning behind UAC is it will not let a program run on your computer you may pick up surfing,
a box popup asking for your permission would appear first, peace of mind is not a bad thing, The rest I'd leave up to the individual, Thanks
Strange how user opinions and requirements can differ. Out of Espionage’s list, UAC is actually the only one I’d like to restrict, if not remove altogether.
While its intended use is well meant, its practical application is only a PITA. And this because it doesn’t restrict to things you pick up wile surfing, but every time I try to use my AV or any other trusted program, it pops up to ask for permission, As a minimum, it should have the facility to whitelist trusted apps. Without such facility, it’s more nuisance than it’s worth.
@Katz disable UAC is very simply via registry, but remember I'm not responsably for your action; so open Regedit look in HKLM\Software\Micro$oft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System in right panel search Dword Enable LUA change of 1 to 0 and restart
EDIT Unfortunately I forget warn users that making changes above to revert re-open regedit and on dword Enable LUA change value again from (0) to (1) and restart again still avoid works with Regedit this tool is very dangerous and can crash Windows very easy so avoid your use principally who no have knowledge
Ah sweet Tiger . This is one of a bunch of reg files i want to use on a standard install, just to make 10 bearable enough to use out of the box.