Windows 8.1 Registry Tweaks

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  1. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #1 MSMG, Jul 2, 2013
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    Here you can find Windows 8.1 specific Registry Tweaks:

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00   
    
    ; Enable Metro Apps to Work on In-Built Administrator Account with UAC Prompt Disabled (Requires Reboot) 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] 
    "EnableLUA"=dword:00000001 
    "FilterAdministratorToken"=dword:00000001 
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000 
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser"=dword:00000000 
    "PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000000   
    
    
    ; Apply Thin Windows Borders 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics] 
    "BorderWidth"="2" 
    "PaddedBorderWidth"="2"   
    
    
    ; Disable the Lock Screen 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization] 
    "NoLockScreen"=dword:00000001  
     
    
    ; Disable New App Toast Notification 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer] 
    "NoNewAppAlert"=dword:00000001   
    
    
    ; Disable Charms Bar and the Apps Switcher 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI] 
    "DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001 
    "DisableTRcorner"=dword:00000001 
    "DisableTLcorner"=dword:00000001
    
    
    ; Reduce Distance to Drag Close Metro Apps and Speed Up Closing Metro Apps
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Switcher]
    "CloseDwellTimeout"=dword:0000012c
    "MouseCloseThresholdPercent"=dword:00000050
    "TouchCloseThresholdPercent"=dword:00000050   
    
    
    ; Go to the Desktop instead of Start when I Sign in 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage] 
    "OpenAtLogon"=dword:00000000   
    
    
    ; Show Desktop Background as Start Screen Background 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent] 
    "MotionAccentId_v1.00"=dword:000000db  
     
    
    ; Show the Apps View Automatically when I go to Start 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage] 
    "MakeAllAppsDefault"=dword:00000001   
    
    
    ; List Desktop Apps First in the Apps View when it's Sorted by Category 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartPage] 
    "DesktopFirst"=dword:00000001  
     
    
    ; Don't Replace Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell On the WinX Menu 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] 
    "DontUsePowerShellOnWinX"=dword:00000001   
    
    
    ; Change Sky Drive Brand Name to Microsoft Drive Brand Name 
    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SkyDriveOptIn] 
    "Brand"=dword:00000001   
    
    
    ; Change LogonUI and Startscreen Default Background Color 
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent]
    "StartColor"=dword:fff09c00
    "AccentColor"=dword:ffb76900
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent]
    "DefaultStartColor"=dword:fff09c00
    
    
    ; Disable Backup for Windows 8.1 Apps 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SettingSync] 
    "EnableBackupForWin8Apps"=dword:00000000 
      
    
    ; Change Default Windows 8.1 Apps Install Folder 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx] 
    "PackageRoot"=C:\WindowsApps   
    
    
    ; Disable Windows 8.1 Apps Store Feature 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore]
    "RemoveWindowsStore"=dword:00000001
    
    
    ; Disable Windows 8.1 Apps and Store related Services (Default value is 3) 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AllUserInstallAgent] 
    "Start"=dword:00000004   
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker] 
    "Start"=dword:00000004   
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\TimeBroker] 
    "Start"=dword:00000004   
    
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WSService] 
    "Start"=dword:00000004   
    
    
    ; Turn off The Let Me Teach You About Metro Tutorial Tips
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EdgeUI]
    "DisableHelpSticker"=dword:00000001
    
    
    ; Remove Desktop Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}]   
    
    
    ; Remove Documents Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}]   
    
    
    ; Remove Downloads Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}]   
    
    
    ; Remove Music Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}]   
    
    
    ; Remove Pictures Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}]   
    
    
    ; Remove Videos Link from My Computer 
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}]
    
    
    ; Windows Explorer Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar Settings
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Ribbon]
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  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    This is for Showing desktop apps first when you choose category order in start menu:
    Code:
    "DesktopFirst"=dword:00000001
    Value must be 1 to restore command prompt:
    Code:
    "DontUsePowerShellOnWinX"=dword:00000000
    and this is to "Show desktop background on start screen":
    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent]
    "MotionAccentId_v1.00"=dword:000000DB
    
     
  3. Silvermaine

    Silvermaine MDL Novice

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    #3 Silvermaine, Jul 2, 2013
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  4. ms-7

    ms-7 MDL Addicted

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    #4 ms-7, Jul 2, 2013
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    Thanks for this :tankyou: :hug2:
    this DisableCharmsHint is what i was seeking, its quite useful as it don't completely disable the charms bar from top right corner and only show it when mouse reaches on first button of it i.e. search button, previously every time i close full screen desktop app it shows the charms bar which was annoying for me.
     
  5. Sliden

    Sliden MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, but very useful for SetupComplete ;)
     
  6. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #6 MSMG, Jul 3, 2013
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    Yes, while typing just forgot to separate it.. thanks for the "Show desktop background on stat screen" Tweak..
     
  7. thvrz

    thvrz MDL Novice

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    Any registry tweak to disable the Start button in Windows 8.1 and use the old Windows 8 desktop look?
     
  8. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "RollBackToWindows8Build9200"=dword:00000001
    :biggrin5: :laie:
     
  9. NiFu

    NiFu MDL Member

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    #10 NiFu, Jul 3, 2013
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    Code:
    ; Disable Charms Bar and the Apps Switcher
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\EdgeUI]
    "DisableCharmsHint"=dword:00000001
    "DisableTRcorner"=dword:00000001
    "DisableTLcorner"=dword:00000001
    "StartIsBack" has the ability to disable "CharmsBar" (top right corner) and "App-Switcher" (top left corner) only on desktop but keep these on start menu. Do there exist registry entry's to do the same ?
     
  10. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    Thanks, Will check it and add it to the first post
     
  11. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    #12 MSMG, Jul 3, 2013
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    will check it out...
     
  12. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    LOL, that was just a joke, the key is "roll back to windows 8 build 9200". :D
     
  13. thvrz

    thvrz MDL Novice

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    LOL, it says right there in the key name.

    And now, seriously, is there any way to remove the Start button completely?
     
  14. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    Yes, was just out of my mind.. didn't look properly... :)
     
  15. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    Anyone facing problems with applying the tweaks through oobe.cmd or setupcomplete.cmd.. some tweaks gets applied and some won't..

    Also anyone know how to run metro apps with UAC Disabled..
     
  16. Soiarn

    Soiarn MDL Junior Member

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    God damn you made me look like such a fool... I was actually discussing this with the creator of StartIsBack. OMG. xD
     
  17. thvrz

    thvrz MDL Novice

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    OMG. I guess there must be an option to hide the Start button because some Start Menu alternatives can do that already. Start8 for instance has an option to hide the Start button and replace it with its own button.
     
  18. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    It's not working.
     
  19. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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