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decrapping_windows_xp [2008/09/25 16:51]
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decrapping_windows_xp [2010/01/07 06:38] (current)
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 ====== not being tracked ====== ====== not being tracked ======
-Even if you copy is legal, there'​s no reason to let Windows phone home every time you want to use your computer. ​ Keep your ethernet unplugged until you've installed Tiny Personal Firewall or equivalent! ​ Block anything that starts with "​wga"​.+Even if your copy is legal, there'​s no reason to let Windows phone home every time you want to use your computer. ​ Keep your ethernet unplugged until you've installed Tiny Personal Firewall or equivalent! ​ Block anything that starts with "​wga"​.
  
 ====== decrapping windows xp ====== ====== decrapping windows xp ======
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 ===== control panel - mouse (maybe) ===== ===== control panel - mouse (maybe) =====
   * pointer scheme -> 3d bronze (or manually switch just the animated hourglasses)   * pointer scheme -> 3d bronze (or manually switch just the animated hourglasses)
 +
 +===== Disable Recent Document History =====
 +
 +  * Start | Run | gpedit.msc
 +  * User Configuration | Administrative Template | Start Menu and Task Bar
 +  * "Do not keep history of recently opened documents"​ -> Enable.
  
 ===== disable autoplay ===== ===== disable autoplay =====
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 ===== updates ===== ===== updates =====
-http://​windizupdate.com+Avoid being tracked by Microsoft "​Genuine Advantage"​ by installing updates with [[http://​www.autopatcher.com/​|autopatcher]]. 
 + 
 +([[http://​windizupdate.com|Windiz Update]] is no longer maintained) 
 + 
 +If you decide to use automatic updates, you should lengthen (or eliminate) the "​restart reminder"​ interval, which defaults to a mind-searingly frustrating 10 minutes. ​  
 + 
 +  * Run "​gpedit.msc"​ 
 +  * Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update 
 +  * Either enable "No auto-restart for schedule Automatic Updates installations"​ to turn off the nags, or set "​Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations"​ to a larger interval (e.g. 1440 minutes = 24 hours). 
 + 
 +(instructions [[http://​www.codinghorror.com/​blog/​archives/​000294.html|from here]])
decrapping_windows_xp.1222386707.txt.gz · Last modified: 2008/09/25 16:51 by tkbletsc