Windows 10 Tweaks & Fixes

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

  1. dakd

    dakd MDL Novice

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  2. avogarden

    avogarden MDL Novice

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    I use the program Windows Shortcut Arrow Editor on the Winaero website to remove arrows. Would post link, but don't want to break any posting rules. Quick Google search will find and the program is free. Works great!
     
  3. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Addicted

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    I prefer the small black arrows in xp

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons]
    "29"="%SystemRoot%\\System32\\shell32.dll,-30"
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Winaero Tweaker has that setting, too.
     
  5. Labudovi

    Labudovi MDL Novice

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    #1225 Labudovi, Nov 8, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
    I've curated Windows settings since XP. This list disables lots of clutter and improves just about everything. I can't reasonably comment what each setting does, you just need to take my word for it.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; (User)
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="0"
    "MenuShowDelay"="0"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
    "MouseHoverTime"="0"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000001
    "ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000004
    "ShowFrequent"=dword:00000000
    "ShowRecent"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "DisablePreviewDesktop"=dword:00000001
    "DontPrettyPath"=dword:00000001
    "Hidden"=dword:00000000
    "HideDrivesWithNoMedia"=dword:00000000
    "HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
    "IconsOnly"=dword:00000000
    "JointResize"=dword:00000000
    "LaunchTo"=dword:00000001
    "ListviewAlphaSelect"=dword:00000001
    "ListviewShadow"=dword:00000001
    "SharingWizardOn"=dword:00000000
    "ShowSyncProviderNotifications"=dword:00000000
    "SnapAssist"=dword:00000000
    "SnapFill"=dword:00000000
    "Start_SearchFiles"=dword:00000000
    "Start_SearchPrograms"=dword:00000001
    "Start_TrackDocs"=dword:00000000
    "Start_TrackProgs"=dword:00000000
    "TaskbarGlomLevel"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers]
    "DisableAutoplay"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000000
    "StartupPage"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NamingTemplates]
    "ShortcutNameTemplate"="%s.lnk"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager]
    "ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll"=dword:00000001
    "EnthusiastMode"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001
    "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
    "DisallowFlip3d"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
    "NoUseStoreOpenWith"=dword:00000001
    "NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts"=dword:00000001
    
    
    
    ; (Windows 10)
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
    "ContentDeliveryAllowed"=dword:00000000
    "SilentInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
    "AllowCortana"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Input\Settings\proc_1\loc_0409\im_1]
    "DisableExpressiveInputShellHotkey"=dword:00000001
    "EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules]
    "NumberOfSIUFInPeriod"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
    "DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments]
    "SaveZoneInformation"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "DontUsePowerShellOnWinX"=dword:00000001
    
    
    
    ; (Powershell)
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell]
    "ExecutionPolicy"="RemoteSigned"
    

    Best used after a new installation.
     
  6. xepher

    xepher MDL Novice

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    Really????:D
     
  7. Thomas Dubreuil

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    #1229 Thomas Dubreuil, Nov 10, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
    a mix of group policy settings (by .reg, so you f...your system once for good lol) and counter productive registry tweaks (my settings are a bit different) all together with no explanation/comment, just asking to take your word...
     
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  9. freddie-o

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    #1231 freddie-o, Nov 26, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
    Clean up the Context menu.

    Remove items you don't need from the Context menu.

    You can edit this reg file to fit your needs (Delete the reg keys from this reg file that you don't want to remove from the Context menu). There is a description above each reg key, so you know what will be removed from the Context menu.

    Then you need to restart computer for all changes to take effect.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Remove Pin to
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Microsoft.Website\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mscfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PintoStartScreen]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\pintohome]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\pintohome]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{90AA3A4E-1CBA-4233-B8BB-535773D48449}]
    
    ; Remove Turn on BitLocker
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde]
    "LegacyDisable"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\encrypt-bde-elev]
    "LegacyDisable"=""
    
    ; Remove Give access to
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\CopyHookHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UserLibraryFolder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
    
    ; Remove Include in library
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Library Location]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers\Library Location]
    
    ; Remove Share
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ModernSharing]
    
    ; Remove Restore previous versions tab from Properties
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    ; Remove Restore previous versions from context menu
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]
    
    ; Remove Restore previous versions from any policies
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "NoPreviousVersionsPage"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "NoPreviousVersionsPage"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PreviousVersions]
    "DisableLocalPage"=-
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "NoPreviousVersionsPage"=-
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\PreviousVersions]
    "DisableLocalPage"=-
    
    ; Remove Customize this folder
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoCustomizeThisFolder"=dword:00000001
    
    ; Remove Cast to Device
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]
    "{7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}"="Play to Menu"
    
    ; Remove Edit with Paint 3D
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.3mf\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.fbx\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\Shell\3D Edit]
    
    ; Remove New Bitmap image, Contact, Rich Text Format, Compressed (zipped) Folder
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]
    "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,6d,00,73,00,70,00,61,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,\
      2d,00,35,00,39,00,34,00,31,00,34,00,00,00
    "NullFile"=""
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.contact\ShellNew]
    "command"=hex(2):22,00,25,00,70,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
      69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
      00,20,00,4d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,5c,00,57,00,61,00,62,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
      65,00,22,00,20,00,2f,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,43,00,6f,00,6e,\
      00,74,00,61,00,63,00,74,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,00,22,00,00,00
    "iconpath"=hex(2):25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,\
      6c,00,65,00,73,00,28,00,78,00,38,00,36,00,29,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,\
      00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,4d,00,61,00,69,00,6c,00,5c,00,77,00,61,00,\
      62,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,31,00,00,00
    "MenuText"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,43,00,6f,00,6d,00,6d,00,6f,00,6e,00,50,00,72,00,\
      6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,73,\
      00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,5c,00,77,00,61,00,62,00,33,00,32,00,72,00,\
      65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,32,00,30,00,33,\
      00,00,00
     
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]
    "Data"="{\\rtf1}"
    "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
      69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
      00,20,00,4e,00,54,00,5c,00,41,00,63,00,63,00,65,00,73,00,73,00,6f,00,72,00,\
      69,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,57,00,4f,00,52,00,44,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,\
      00,58,00,45,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,31,00,33,00,00,00
     
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.zip\CompressedFolder\ShellNew]
    "Data"=hex:50,4b,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
    "ItemName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
      00,7a,00,69,00,70,00,66,00,6c,00,64,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,\
      2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,39,00,34,00,00,00  
     
  10. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Senior Member

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    #1232 freddie-o, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
    I have a number of reg files too. What I did is, I created a bat file on the same folder as my reg files, named it "MergeRegFiles.bat" and added a list of all my reg files using "reg import" command. This way I can add/remove reg files easily when needed.

    Code:
    @echo off
    reg import NameOfRegFile.reg
    reg import NameOfRegFile.reg
    reg import NameOfRegFile.reg
    reg import NameOfRegFile.reg
    pause
     
  11. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Senior Member

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    freddie-o MDL Senior Member

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    #1234 freddie-o, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018

    Attached Files:

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  14. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Who can post HEX tweaks that remove services dependence. For example, Windows Audio and Windows Audio Bilder services must run together by default, but with .reg and .cmd tweaks they can become independent.

    There are quite a few upper and lower "filter" services that are displayed as some kind of enumerators devices in Device Manager. None are needed for anything. I just wish I could disable even more of them.

    There are also a bunch of seemingly needless background srivers that can be disabled along with counters and logging, but 2 of them will run regardless.
     
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  15. Thomas Dubreuil

    Thomas Dubreuil MDL Senior Member

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    Just made a new version of my personalize/customization project, which contains a huge list of registry tweaks and personalizations, and to which I added WinX menu customization and some custom scripts and tools.
    As usual, every tweak is comprehensively commented, and the project is organized in two main folders: Customize, and Restore, a "mirror" folder which contains every inverted tweak, in case you want to reverse a tweak you applied.
    Link: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/custom-policies-set.78129/#post-1488737
     
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  16. Stonga

    Stonga MDL Novice

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    #1239 Stonga, Dec 10, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
    Is it possible to get h264/mp4 to work in Windows 10 without installing the Media Feature Pack?

    Certain games that have .mp4 videos at startup will only give me a black screen when launching. Firefox also wont play h264/mp4 content.

    I'm running Windows 10 N 1607 LTSB
     
  17. cunuhoujabsq

    cunuhoujabsq MDL Novice

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