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decrapping_windows_10 [2016/10/19 19:13]
tkbletsc [disable telemetry]
decrapping_windows_10 [2019/08/20 06:05] (current)
tkbletsc
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 Holy crap. Mother of god. This thing is an absolute dumpster fire. Let's go. Holy crap. Mother of god. This thing is an absolute dumpster fire. Let's go.
 +
 +===== Privacy/​control of OS =====
 +Install [[https://​www.oo-software.com/​en/​shutup10|O&​O Shutup10]] and enable the default options. Also, turn on "Allow deferred upgrades"​.
 +
 +===== Get rid of adware trash start menu =====
 +Install Classic Shell, likely through [[https://​ninite.com/​|Ninite]].
 +
 +===== Title bars =====
 +  * Press Win + I to open System settings
 +  * Personalization > Colors. ​
 +  * "Show color on Start, Taskbar, action center and title bar" -> on
  
 ===== Explorer ===== ===== Explorer =====
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   * View tab -> File name extensions = ON   * View tab -> File name extensions = ON
   * View tab -> Options   * View tab -> Options
-    * view tab +    * General ​tab 
-      * navigation ​pane (these were formerly in the general tab) +      * Open File Explorer to: This PC 
-        * show all folders -> on +      * Show recently used files in Quick access = off 
-        * expand ​to current folder -> on +      * Show frequently used folders in Quick access = off 
-      * display ​the full path in the title bar -> on+    * View tab 
 +      * Navigation ​pane (these were formerly in the general tab) 
 +        * Show all folders -> on 
 +        * Expand ​to current folder -> on 
 +      * Display ​the full path in the title bar -> on
  
-===== delete ​instead of recycle =====+===== Delete ​instead of recycle =====
 right click recycle bin | properties right click recycle bin | properties
   * don't move files to the recycle bin -> enable (maybe)   * don't move files to the recycle bin -> enable (maybe)
   * Display delete confirmation dialog -> YES (jesus christ how is that not default?)   * Display delete confirmation dialog -> YES (jesus christ how is that not default?)
  
-===== disable telemetry ===== +===== System ​properties =====
-based on [[http://​winaero.com/​blog/​how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/​|this]]. +
-  * start -> settings -> privacy -> feedback and diagnostics +
-    * stare with shocked amazement as the lowest setting is "​basic",​ and "​off"​ is not an option; you literally dont have that choice in the interface +
-    * set it to "​basic",​ and proceed with the rest of the steps to really turn it off +
-  * regedit: +
-    * HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection +
-    * make dword "​AllowTelemetry"​ = 0 +
-  * in services, set the following to "​disabled"​ and stop: +
-    * Diagnostics Tracking Service (early win10) +
-    * Connected User Experiences and Telemetry (later win10) +
-    * dmwappushsvc +
- +
-===== system ​properties =====+
 win+pause/​break to get to system properties win+pause/​break to get to system properties
   * "​advanced system settings"​ on the left to get to the REAL system properties   * "​advanced system settings"​ on the left to get to the REAL system properties
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       * startup and recovery | settings | automatically restart -> off       * startup and recovery | settings | automatically restart -> off
  
 +===== Show keyboard shortcut underlines =====
 +  - Start, type "​ease",​ select 'Ease of Access Center'​.
 +  - Click 'Make the keyboard easier to use'.
 +  - Tick ‘Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys’
 +  - While you're here, you can turn off sticky keys shortcut, etc.
 +
 +===== Proper calculator =====
 +Win10 calculator sucks. I made a whole website to expedite getting old calculator: https://​calcexe.com
 +
 +  ​
 +===== "This PC" folder customization =====
 +There'​s a bunch of nonsense folders forced on you in your home directory. These can be managed with [[https://​winaero.com/​comment.php?​comment.news.1836|WinAero Tweaker]].
 +
 +[[http://​dsss.be/​f/​dat/​This%20PC%20Folders%20-%20Dropbox%20and%20GDrive.ini|This INI file for it]] will remove dumb folders and add Dropbox and Google Drive to the "This PC" view in explorer.
 +
 +OLD: [[http://​www.thewindowsclub.com/​remove-3d-objects-folder-winows-10|Info on manually removing just the '3D Objects'​ folder]].
  
-===== enable ​auto login =====+===== Enable ​auto login ===== 
 +If you want...
   - Click Start, click Run, and type "​control userpasswords2"​. This is a shortcut instead of having to click on Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts.   - Click Start, click Run, and type "​control userpasswords2"​. This is a shortcut instead of having to click on Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts.
   - Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"​ check box.   - Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"​ check box.
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 (from http://​8help.osu.edu/​2063.html) (from http://​8help.osu.edu/​2063.html)
  
-===== show keyboard shortcut underlines ===== +
-  - Start, type "​ease",​ select 'Ease of Access Center'​. +
-  - Click 'Make the keyboard easier to use'​. +
-  - Tick ‘Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys’ +
-  - While you're here, you can turn off sticky keys shortcut, etc. +
-  ​+
 ===== 3D Bronze cursor theme ===== ===== 3D Bronze cursor theme =====
 {{ :​hightlighted.png?​|}} {{ :​hightlighted.png?​|}}
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   - Save a new profile "3D Bronze"​   - Save a new profile "3D Bronze"​
   - For each cursor in the ZIP, change the corresponding entry to it   - For each cursor in the ZIP, change the corresponding entry to it
 +
 +----
 +
 +===== OLD =====
 +
 +==== disable telemetry ====
 +//​Superseded by O&O Shutup described above//
 +
 +based on [[http://​winaero.com/​blog/​how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/​|this]].
 +  * start -> settings -> privacy -> feedback and diagnostics
 +    * stare with shocked amazement as the lowest setting is "​basic",​ and "​off"​ is not an option; you literally dont have that choice in the interface
 +    * set it to "​basic",​ and proceed with the rest of the steps to really turn it off
 +  * regedit:
 +    * HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
 +    * make dword "​AllowTelemetry"​ = 0
 +  * in services, set the following to "​disabled"​ and stop:
 +    * Diagnostics Tracking Service (early win10)
 +    * Connected User Experiences and Telemetry (later win10)
 +    * dmwappushsvc
 +
 +
decrapping_windows_10.1476929597.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/10/19 19:13 by tkbletsc