Windows 10 Tweaks & Fixes

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Zardoc, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Zardoc

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    #1 Zardoc, Jul 17, 2015
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  2. labvxe

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    Finally... Been waiting for this for a long while :)
     
  3. Zardoc

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    #4 Zardoc, Jul 17, 2015
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    Delete Windows.OLD Folder

    Boot in system recovery options (command line: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -o -f -t 02 -c "Restart 2 seconds!!")
    Go to Click/tap on Advanced options.
    Command Prompt

    diskpart
    list volume
    exit
    RD /S /Q "C:\Windows.old"

    (C= Win root) :tasty:
     
  4. EFA11

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    #5 EFA11, Jul 17, 2015
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    Restore functionality of older Photo Viewer (I cannot recall who first post this at MDL, all thanks to them)

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.jpeg]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.gif]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.png]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.bmp]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.tiff]
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff"
    
    
    ; Change Extension's File Type
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.ico]
    
    @="PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" 
    
    rename the txt to .REG
     

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  5. labvxe

    labvxe MDL Expert

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    :confused:

    Hold it. Wouldn't this already be like the Findings sticky that we have
     
  6. EFA11

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    no, this will concentrate on reg tweaks and fixes directly. Not just things people find and go hummmm
    Zardoc just has to add all these things to the first post as the thread gets bigger. Linking to individual posts would be easiest I think.
     
  7. TeamOS

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    here we post registry tweaks ?
     
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  9. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    Much easier way is to go to disk cleanup, cleanup system files, select previous windows installations.
     
  10. EFA11

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    I had to repeat that process 3 times before it completely removed it. Took longer, but easier for most lol
     
  11. Nucleus

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    #12 Nucleus, Jul 17, 2015
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    Disable Windows Defender via Group Policy Editor (Not Home Edition)

    Now there's an under statement! Well done for starting this thread.

    Run gpedit.msc and navigate to...

    Code:
    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender
    Double-click on Turn off Windows Defender.

    To Disable Windows Defender - Click on Enabled and Ok.

    To Enable Windows Defender - Click on Not Configured or Disabled and Ok.
     
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  12. cuteee

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    #13 cuteee, Jul 17, 2015
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    Group policy Editor don't exist in Home ver. of Windows 10.
     
  13. PaulDesmond

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    hahaha, that's why I recommended to run pro instead of core/home but you insisted on the low version ... your problem now:p
     
  14. Nucleus

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    Fixed... ;)
     
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  15. s1ave77

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    Did you check OP of that Sticky. Info is additionally obsolete :cool2:.
     
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  16. cuteee

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    Nice you remember my decision about version of Windows 10. There are people that don't remember what they ate yesterday.

    Windows defender can turn off if you install another antivirus/internet security. So I keep insist I don't want Pro.
     
  17. Zardoc

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    This is a fix for those who could not get rid of the Windows.old with disk cleanup :tasty:
     
  18. s1ave77

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    Since you insist in being a guinea pig for MS ... move on :good3:.
     
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