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i ran it and it seemed to work, but cortana is still running in taskmanager.
 

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I can try, i was running the batch W1zz had in the OP

also, i seemed to be blocked out of Windows apps folder in c/program data/winapps :( . i HATE being locked out of files o my OWN pc, when i am admin.
Try unlocker, you may need to run services.msc and force stop the cortana process altogether and disable it too.
 
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Not me sadly. 3 restarts later, still she watches like Saurons eye
Maybe Cortana has big plans for you or your must be a more interesting subject to keep an eye on.
 

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i ran it and it seemed to work, but cortana is still running in taskmanager.
That's correct. I haven't found a way to get rid of the two Cortana processes. The registry key works because the Cortana Search Box in taskbar disappears (does the same as group policy, which can't get rid of the two processes either).

Try unlocker, you may need to run services.msc and force stop the cortana process altogether and disable it too.
There is no service for Cortana
 

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Which one of these processes is Cortana?

cortana.PNG


All i did to get rid of Cortana was right click on it, same as all the start menu tiles.
 
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I totally forgot, during my looking around last night on how to get rid of Cortana , I read that after the creators update if you remove her entirely it breaks the search function. So you cant open start menu and start typing to find something etc.

I just renamed the install folder, now shes gone from taskbar :rolleyes:
 

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10 is starting to sound like macrap.
 
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i can tell you this, i am no longer able to shut down my PC with the start menu after removing Cortana, or interact in any way with it, its all shaded out.... oops! looks like its a good thing i Literally just made a back up yesterday.



I need to find out what was cortanas Folder name?? the one in program data /winapps . i changed the name and now my system is F@cked up


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I ended up getting it fixed with either sfc/scannow, or windows 10 repair. either way Cortucci is back, and watching me again ;)
 
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I wonder how this would do with mining. Hmm it still allows normal remote desktop right?
 
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I wonder how this would do with mining. Hmm it still allows normal remote desktop right?
Works ok for me but no improvement bar less issues possible.
 

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temporary storage for new version for spring creators update

Updated for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Run in admin-rights cmd shell
Code:
rem ***** Make sure Store is not updating apps: Go to Store - Settings - "Update apps automatically": off, then go to "Downloads and updates" and cancel everything that's running ****

rem Turn off Windows Startup Recovery Screen
bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
bcdedit /set {default} recoveryenabled no

rem Create new pagefile. (2nd line indented because wmic will eat a character when pasting)
wmic pagefileset delete
  wmic pagefileset create name=C:\pagefile.sys
  wmic pagefileset set InitialSize=16384,MaximumSize=16384

rem Enable Administrator account
net user Administrator /active:yes

rem Disable Error Reporting & Telemetry
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting" /v Disabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting" /v Disabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable automatic TCG/Opal disk locking on supported SSD drives with PSID
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\EnhancedStorageDevices" /v TCGSecurityActivationDisabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Control Panel shows Large Icons
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v ForceClassicControlPanel /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable One Drive
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\OneDrive" /v DisableFileSyncNGSC /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
start /wait %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
reg delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f
reg delete "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f
rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S
reg delete "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v OneDriveSetup /f
reg delete "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v OneDriveSetup /f
takeown /F %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /A
icacls %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /grant Administrators:F /T
del %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe

rem Disable UAC
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v PromptOnSecureDesktop /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Set Ethernet connection to private
powershell "Get-NetAdapter ethernet* | Set-NetConnectionProfile -NetworkCategory private"

rem Disable Windows Firewall for private network
reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
netsh advfirewall set private state off

rem Disable Windows Defender
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v DisableAntiSpyware /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v DisableRoutinelyTakingAction /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /v SecurityHealth /f
powershell.exe -command "Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\' | Disable-ScheduledTask"

rem Disable "Consumer Features" (aka downloading apps from the internet automatically)
reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent /v DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
del C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\DefaultLayouts.xml

rem Disable the "how to use Windows" contextual popups
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent" /v DisableSoftLanding /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable Cortana
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v AllowCortana /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable Windows Web Search
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v DisableWebSearch /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable Windows Location in Search
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v AllowSearchToUseLocation /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable Lock Screen
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\SessionData" /v AllowLockScreen /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Remove Logon Wallpaper
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System" /v DisableLogonBackgroundImage /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable Hibernate
powercfg -h off

rem Turn off sleep mode
powercfg.exe -x -standby-timeout-ac 0

rem Set 4 hours screen blank timeout
powercfg.exe -x -monitor-timeout-ac 240

rem Disable System Restore and delete restore points
powershell disable-computerrestore c:
vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet

rem Set Timezone
tzutil /s "W. Europe Standard Time"

rem Disable reboot on Bluescreen, and no dump
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl" /v CrashDumpEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl" /v LogEvent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl" /v SendAlert /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl" /v AutoReboot /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Don't allow Remote Assistance
reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Remote Assistance" /v fAllowToGetHelp /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Enable Remote Desktop
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server" /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Allow Remote Desktop without password
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa" /v LimitBlankPasswordUse /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Remove icons from This PC
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}\PropertyBag /v ThisPCPolicy /t REG_SZ /d Hide /f

rem Disable Activity History
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System" /v PublishUserActivities /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System" /v EnableActivityFeed /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Remove 3D Objects from Explorer
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} /f
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{0DB7E03F-FC29-4DC6-9020-FF41B59E513A} /f

rem Disable Look for App in Store prompt when opening unknown file type
reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer /v NoUseStoreOpenWith /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable Windows Update
takeown /F %SystemRoot%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator /A /R
icacls %SystemRoot%\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator /grant Administrators:F /T
powershell.exe -command "Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath \Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\ | Disable-ScheduledTask"
powershell.exe -command "Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath \Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\ | Disable-ScheduledTask"
sc config wuauserv start=disabled

rem Disable Windows Services
sc config trkwks start=disabled
sc config lfsvc start=disabled
sc config NcdAutoSetup start=disabled
sc config SEMgrSvc start=disabled
sc config Spooler start=disabled
sc config PcaSvc start=disabled
sc config SSDPSRV start=disabled
sc config TabletInputService start=disabled
sc config TokenBroker start=disabled

rem Remove useless Windows components
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Printing-PrintToPDFServices-Features
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:WorkFolders-Client
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:MediaPlayback
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:WindowsMediaPlayer
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:WCF-Services45
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:NetFx4-AdvSrvs
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:WCF-TCP-PortSharing45
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:SmbDirect
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Printing-Foundation-Features
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Printing-PrintToPDFServices-Package
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Microsoft-Windows-Client-EmbeddedExp-Package
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Printing-Foundation-InternetPrinting-Client
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:FaxServicesClientPackage
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:MSRDC-Infrastructure
dism /online /norestart /disable-feature /featurename:Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64

rem Remove all apps except for Store
powershell "Get-AppXPackage | Where Name -NotLike "*WindowsStore*" | Remove-AppXPackage"
powershell "sleep 5"
powershell "Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Where DisplayName -NotLike "*WindowsStore*" | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage –online"
User-specific (run after logging in as Administrator)
Code:
rem Disable Windows Game DVR and Game Bar
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR /v AppCaptureEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR /v GameDVR_Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable Game Mode
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GameBar /v AllowAutoGameMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\System\GameConfigStore /v GameDVR_FSEBehavior /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

rem Hide Search Box from Task Bar
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v SearchboxTaskbarMode /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable Windows Search Online features
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v BingSearchEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v AllowSearchToUseLocation/t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v CortanaConsent/t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Hide People button from Task Bar
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People /v PeopleBand /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Windows Explorer Start on This PC instead of Quick Access
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v LaunchTo /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Disable frequent/recent items in Explorer Quick Access
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v ShowFrequent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer /v ShowRecent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Show My Computer on Desktop
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Disable Recycle Bin
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v NoRecycleFiles /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v ConfirmFileDelete /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Don't show Recycle Bin on Desktop
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Set 24 hour time format
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v iFirstDayOfWeek /t REG_SZ /d "0" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v sShortDate /t REG_SZ /d "yyyy-MM-dd" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v sShortTime /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\International" /v sTimeFormat /t REG_SZ /d "HH:mm:ss" /f

rem Turn off Sticky Key when Shift is pressed 5 times
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys" /v Flags /t REG_SZ /d "506" /f

rem Show file extensions in Explorer
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v HideFileExt /t  REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Show Hidden Files in Explorer
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v ShowSuperHidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Setup taskbar
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ /v TaskbarGlomming /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ /v TaskbarGlomLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ /v TaskbarSmallIcons /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v ShowTaskViewButton /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Always shows more details in file copy dialog
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager /v EnthusiastMode /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Set "Do this for all current items" checkbox by default
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager /v ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Expand left side tree of current folder on Explorer open
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

rem Turn off Wallpaper
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers /v BackgroundType /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v LastUpdated /t REG_DWORD /d 0xffffffff /f
reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Colors" /v Background /t REG_SZ /d "45 125 154" /f

rem Remove secondary en-US keyboard that gets added when keyboard is set to DE with US region
reg delete "HKCU\Control Panel\International\User Profile\en-US" /v "0409:00000409" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Control Panel\International\User Profile System Backup\en-US" /v "0409:00000409" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Keyboard Layout\Preload" /v "2" /f
reg delete "HKCU\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes" /v "d0010409" /f

rem Disabled warning for disabled Firewall
reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Notifications\Settings\Windows.SystemToast.SecurityAndMaintenance" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

rem Delete desktop.ini files on desktop
del /a "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\desktop.ini"
del /a "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\desktop.ini"
del /a "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Microsoft Edge.lnk"
 
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Wow, I can't believe I just now run across this. Almost everything I do to tweak Windows 10 are in these scripts!
 
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Thanks for updating it :toast:
 
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Thanks very much for the share :) Appreciate the hard work you do for all the reviews you have to do!!

I'd just like to ask one really dumb question.. If the second bunch of commands are for the User side of things, what's the first section for? :) (Apologises, I think I might need some more coffee.....)
 

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I'd just like to ask one really dumb question.. If the second bunch of commands are for the User side of things, what's the first section for? :) (Apologises, I think I might need some more coffee.....)
When you install Windows, it will create a user for you. You run the first set of commands using that user.

After reboot you log out and log in as Administrator (which gets enabled by the first script), then run the second set of commands and delete the first user so you only use Administrator on the new installation

I strongly recommend you don't just paste everything but read through. Everything is commented so you know what it does, then pick the ones that seem useful to you
 
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When you install Windows, it will create a user for you. You run the first set of commands using that user.

After reboot you log out and log in as Administrator (which gets enabled by the first script), then run the second set of commands and delete the first user so you only use Administrator on the new installation

I strongly recommend you don't just paste everything but read through. Everything is commented so you know what it does, then pick the ones that seem useful to you
Just as a thought then, if you are running the machine as the only user, then you would only need to run anything from the first set of instructions?? I only ever install/run in Windows as Admin.. If I feel the need to I could lock down my daughters and girl friends PC but think that might be over the top :)
But thank you very much for the clarification!! :)
 
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I only ever install/run in Windows as Admin
you can't install windows 10 as admin. it forces you to create a user. and the first set of instructions does way more than just enable the admin account.

think of it as a cleanup before the admin account gets initialized, so a lot of junk wont even make it into that account
 
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I'd love to know what the heck I've been doing all this time then!! :laugh: :roll: I've not signed in per say, I've just got an account with no password set.. Would setting up an account properly actually benefit me??
 
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yo @W1zzard I was just curious if Nvidia had any hidden folders, so I used your "
rem Show Hidden Files in Explorer
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v Hidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced /v ShowSuperHidden /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f"


how do I have to hide files back? lol i should have just stayed on the not caring side of things.
 
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