[Script] Win 10 Toggle Tweaker (V4.0) -Official thread-

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Yasser Da Silva, Aug 12, 2015.


How helpful is this Windows 10 Tweaker for you !

  1. 10/10 / Very handy (Must have tweaker)

  2. 5/10 / It's good.

  3. 0/10 :( / Not helpful at all

  1. Borrowedwifi

    Borrowedwifi MDL Novice

    Jun 9, 2010
    Yassir's unavailable, so here's a little something by way of my own small attempt to contribute to the cause.

    Latest version of the Windows 10 Hatcheting Sequence, top-half, only.

    Would be nice if someone could figure out how to run the destruction of what I have identified below as a batch file at bootup, to rid the machine of this stuff every time it gets reinserted in one of the Windows Updates. I cannot code. My brain won't take me there. But I'm really good at FINDING stuff, and carefully excising it in similar manner as the larvae of certain parasitic wasps do their work, leaving the host fully alive and functional, even as they excise great tracts of the host's body.


    Windows 10 Creators Update Enterprise KMS winver 1703 (OS Build 15063.138)(Note: some instructions pertain to other versions, and/or particular pieces of my own kit, and if inapplicable, ignore as required)

    NO INTERNET (otherwise unfilled app tiles and god knows what else fill in and ALTER things)

    Folder view settings: Show hidden/operating-system files and folders, date created.

    Revo any/all pre-installed AV program if exist.

    Apps can be found in the registry here, and this is a great place to start smashing them. There will be PLENTY more, elsewhere, and their time will come, too:
    Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ActivatableClasses\Package\(get 'em all except Microsoft.Windows.SecHealth (may not be there at first), ShellExperienceHost (may not be there at first), DesktopView (may not be there at first), and immersive control panel), and the ones that cannot be removed normally can be dealt with running regedit with SYSTEM PRIVILEGES.

    /////How To Attack Apps with Regedit as System:

    BlueDoom\Super CMD\src\bin\Release\SuperCMD.exe "Select a program and run as SYSTEM" Navigate to "Windows\System32" and double click on cmd.exe. Verify system privileges by typing in "whoami /user" into the cmd box. Should show as "nt authority\system" under "User Name" header.

    \\\\\Type in "regedit" to get registry editor as SYSTEM.

    Powershell as admin: "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage" ignore failures

    Powershell as admin: "Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online" ignore failures.

    Install Unlocker.

    ToggleTweaker4.bat (henceforth tt4) and go to "Manage Built-in apps and restore old ones."

    Remove ALL apps, including Store, from all users.
    Also do "Context Menu, grant admin full control," and may as well do the other items in there, too, while you're at it.

    tt4: Windows Apps; Edge, Cortana, Onedrive, Onedrive Icon, Dropbox Icon, (Contact Support & Windows Feedback need internet so ignore them) (already hit with "Remove App from All Users" anyway).

    tt4: Enable/Disable Stuff, User Interface Tweaks (finish if required), Speed Up PC Performance

    1703 Defender MAY Appear NOWHERE and must be accessed via Settings. Once it's been opened, it becomes possible to right click it down on the taskbar, and Pin It to the Taskbar, but seems to be utterly unavailable for opening up elsewhere, except via Settings > Update&Security. Needs more scrutiny.

    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe still works, but takes a looong time to load, and when loaded is crippled in that when you click "Settings" it takes you to the older-version "Settings" page for Windows Defender, but it's stunted, and gives no proper options.

    Use the new Settings interface for Defender to: Do not send(s), SmartScreens under Browser Control (Edge still alive in there somewhere, but radio buttons for Edge inoperative), Go to Firewall & Network and disable the following crap in firewall at a minimum. If other noxious apps (they're ALL noxious) are in the list, get them too:
    Cortana, Delivery Optimization, Diagtrack, Email and accounts, Get Help, Holographic Item Player, Microsoft Content, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Family Features, Mixed Reality Portal, Remote Assistance, SmartScreen, Take a Test, Windows Default Lock Screen, Windows Mixed Reality Environments, Work or school account, XBox Game UI, Your Account.

    Configure Desktop Icons, Task Bar, System Protection, Advanced System Settings.

    Manual destroy Cortana core file (C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_xxx\searchui.exe) with Unlocker.


    Windows Start Menu normal click (Apps Page grayed out) is no longer working, but right click continues to work.

    Edge remaining alive at this point, when invoked via Windows Defender Family Settings, or elsewhere.

    \Windows\SystemApps Cortana folder finished off with normal delete following Grant Admin Full Control.

    SystemApps further destroyed completely removed except Microsoft.Windows.SecHeahthUI & ShellExperienceHost. Defender UI still alive, pinned to the task bar, open it up and and set everything to do not send (Edge setting is now unresponsive, but Edge was still alive prior to attackng SystemApps en masse).


    Edge no longer alive when invoked from Defender Family Settings.

    Stardock Start10

    Enable Legacy F8 Safe Mode - CMD as admin. Opens in System32. Type regedit to open registry editor.

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration Manager and look for DWord "BackupCount" if not there, create it. Set value to "2" and step back up into Configuration Manager and create new KEY "LastKnownGood" and create new DWord in it called "Enabled" and set the value to "1". Exit regedit, stay in command box and type

    "bcdedit /set {Current} BootMenuPolicy Legacy"

    and hit enter. Restart machine, hit F8 while booting up, and old Safe Mode options will be looking at you once again. Not quite exactly the old Win7 Safe Mode, but certainly useful enough, and good to have, although Settings > Security & Updates is dead.

    Screensaver & power settings (new item in advanced power: Maximum processor frequency, defaults to "0 MHz" but can be set to a number. Leaving alone at zero for now, but needs forther study).

    Revo full decrappification - TaskManager killings if machine sluggish

    "AppX...." under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT attack obvious s**tapps, leave other stuff alone. Edge is in here all over the place. Get them all. When done, this is what's left:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppX59pt53ypfjyrmdz9ypfy2dxy0yjt6x4j\Application\ ..SecHealthUI

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppXak1hygz1tpjjnxhr1pwtcgnkpr24r5e7\ ..Action Center/ShellExperienceHost

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppXf3k2nhftgnncnbzma7c7xf62tm3e4vv2\ ..C:\Windows\system32\LaunchWinApp.exe

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppXrqjvfyr7dzwwcywy5p5b8wb98ggeqrrz\ ..DesktopView

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppXrrebmngeb0a7ggdd6sec1cq49468v8qr\ ..SecHealthUI


    Machine still fully responsive at this point, all horses**t apps remain dead. Windows Start Menu still grayed out.


    Settings: Throw all switches.

    Windows Update


    Windows Start Menu back to life. Edge still dead. Windows\SystemApps had a bunch of new (same old s**t) app folders, bashed it all back down to just SecurityUI and ImmersiveControlPanel. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppX... had "Pen" returned, destroyed with standard admin-privilege regedit. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ActivatableClasses\Package\ had a bunch of new (same old s**t) stuff, standard admin-privilege regedit got it too, including Cortana and the CortanaListen one.

    When done with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ActivatableClasses\Package\... DesktopView, SecHealth, ShellExperience, and ImmersiveControlPanel have been left alone and remain intact. All else destroyed.


    Manual Directory Pass Destroy With TakeOwnership (tt4 "Grant Admin Full Control) and/or Unlocker

    IF CORTANA NOT DEAD C:\Windows\SystemApps\Cortana\SearchUI.exe kill with Unlocker, but this f**king thing had better already be gone by now.

    Manual Directory Pass Destroy
    C:\Windows\InfusedApps; (\Frameworks\... leave all .NET & VCLibs intact)
    (mind what you're doing here, and just so you know, C:\Windows\appcompat\Programs\Install folder contains xml file listing installed programs - this is useful info to know, and \appcompat\appraiser\APPRAISER_FileInventory.xml contains listing of installed programs and some drivers and a few unknowns - this is useful info to be aware of)

    Manual Directory Pass for special destructive attention to apps BUT LEAVE WINDOWS.IMMERSIVECONTROLPANEL SECHEALTHUI & SHELLEXPERIENCEHOST ALONE! or Windows Update, Widows Defender, and Settings might not work.
    C:\Users\MainUser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GameDVR; (KnownGameList.bin must be specifically attacked and destroyed with Unlocker, complete with a reboot, before this folder can be erased)
    C:\Users\MainUser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\PRICache; (everything except SecHealthUI, ShellExperience [2 of 'em], immersivecontrolpanel)
    C:\Users\MainUser\AppData\Local\Packages; (everything except SecHealthUI, ShellExperience, immersivecontrolpanel)


    Manual Directory Pass Destroy
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\AppV (Enterprise LTSB Ver);
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Diagnosis;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\MapData;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository; (everything except SecHealthUI, ShellExperience, immersivecontrolpanel, .NET, VCLibs, StateRepositories, wherever you find them and they're all over the place in here, up front as files, and in Packages subdirectory as folders to be destroyed. Mind what you're destroying in here, it's pretty easy to f**k up and kill a little too much.)
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\LfSvc;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\PackagedEventProviders;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Parental Controls;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\RetailDemo;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\SleepStudy;
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft OneDrive;
    C:\Users\All Users\Package Cache;
    C:\Users\All Users\WindowsHolographicDevices;

    Note: C:\Users\All Users is the same as C:\Program Data

    Manual Directory Pass Destroy (anything that's not there don't worry about it)
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services;
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\GROOVEEX.DLL; msotelemetry.dll; MSOUC.EXE; msosync.exe; OCHelper.dll; ONBttnIE.dll; ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll;
    C:\Program Files\Windows Mail;
    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps (leave VCLibs & .Net intact, there is no SecHealthUI, immersivecontrolpanel, or ShellExperienceHost)

    Manual Directory Pass Destroy
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Analysis Services;
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\ Everything except folder \Office15
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\GROOVEEX.DLL; OCHelper.dll; ONBttnIE.dll; ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll;
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Windows Mail


    Pretty much eliminates ALL of it. Machine runs like a champ, afterwards. No more Apps.
  2. cajg

    cajg MDL Novice

    Jan 4, 2010
    Any chance for a new version? Its been a long time since this useful thing was updated. :(
  3. heatti

    heatti MDL Novice

    May 20, 2017
    "Speed up PC performance" section seems to be broken, the application just closes when I press it without any warning. Something to do with latest updates or..?
  4. hembuger

    hembuger MDL Novice

    Sep 19, 2010
    This script is great but it has broken my command prompt & powershell. No matter what I change defaults to for CMD it will always open a 2 line window with blue background and no buffer. Powershell is the same
  5. akq

    akq MDL Novice

    Jul 5, 2015
    Is there any updated script or software that would tweak things as this script did?
  6. Mitolo

    Mitolo MDL Novice

    May 3, 2008
    feel like you're talking to yourself :confused: like how fast they get back 2 u :D
  7. gambiarraweb1

    gambiarraweb1 MDL Novice

    Sep 18, 2017
    when you click on the menu 8. Speed Up PC Performance
    and app closes, have any solutions?
  8. xXHelperXx

    xXHelperXx MDL Novice

    Mar 17, 2014
    Finally something that works!
    many thanks!!
  9. gambiarraweb1

    gambiarraweb1 MDL Novice

    Sep 18, 2017
    some solution to the menu problem 8. Speed UP ???

    Thank you
  10. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

    May 7, 2015
    Any news / update for this awesome script ? Thanks !
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 Has left at his own request

    Aug 15, 2012
    ^^wasn't updated for a very long time now and still contains a serious show stopper bug.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. JoaoVr

    JoaoVr MDL Novice

    Jun 4, 2009
    Any alternative?
  13. digpig

    digpig MDL Novice

    Apr 19, 2014
    Alternative: fallback on the previous version (3.5). I used it on the initial Win 10 version, to disable Cortana, thumbnails, and all stuff bad for performance or spying on you.

    Since the author did not serve the previous versions on GitHub, I just put it here as attachment.
    Read the first lines of the file to check the version, I did not alter it, apart of renaming from "Toggle Tweaker.bat" to "Toggle Tweaker-3.5.txt", in order to bypass the file-attachment rules.

    Attached Files:

  14. cemrehan

    cemrehan MDL Novice

    May 25, 2010
  15. Lowman

    Lowman MDL Novice

    Aug 8, 2015
    Thanks bud
  16. Lowman

    Lowman MDL Novice

    Aug 8, 2015
  17. Smoothrunnings

    Smoothrunnings MDL Novice

    Dec 18, 2015
    Would be nice if Toggle Tweaker didn't use Russian servers get it's scripts from, a lot of folks are using content filtering devices like Cisco's FireSight and others on their networks which blocks TW from downloading the scripts. Also it would be nice to see a more updated version for 1709 and 1803.
  18. Freestate2nd

    Freestate2nd MDL Novice

    Sep 20, 2018
    Where is thanks button?
  19. theoctavist

    theoctavist MDL Novice

    Apr 16, 2014