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Airin's Notes

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Adjust Screen Brightness
November 26, 2023

ScreenBright - Adjust brightness/contrast/tint/luminance

Keywords: Display,monitor,laptop

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Change Windows 10 Settings for better Privacy
November 30, 2023

Keywords: Windows 10, Win10, Privacy, Debloat, de bloat, configure, adjust

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Configure Windows Updates using Group Policy Editor
November 28, 2023

Disable auto-reboot for Windows Updates:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Component > Windows Update
Set "No auto-restart with automatic installations of scheduled updates" to Enabled.

Keywords: gpedit, gpedit.msc, Second Tuesday, Monthly, Reboot, Restart, Shutdown

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Create Shortcuts to Windows Store Apps
December 1, 2023

1: Right click on Start, select Run.
2: Enter: shell:AppsFolder
3: Drag any items to your desktop to create shortcuts.

Keywords: Windows App, Universal Apps, Windows 10, 11, Win10, Desktop, launch

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Enable Disk Drive Performance in Task Manager
December 1, 2023

On some computers, usually Servers, Task Manager may not display disk drive performance on the Performance tab. Run this command in an Admin Command Prompt to turn it on, then restart Task Manager.
diskperf -Y

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Force Numlock to be on after restart
November 25, 2023

Edit the following Registry value:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
If the value is "2147483648" then change it to "2147483650"
If the value is "0" then change it to "2"

You may also need to do this on a per user basis, in this Registry location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard
If the value is "0" then change it to "2"

Keywords: Keyboard, Caps Lock, Number Lock, LED, Numbers

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Free up disk space for Windows 10
November 24, 2023

Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore

If you see "Component Store Cleanup Recommended : Yes", then you should run:
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

You can run this which will remove your ability to uninstall updates:
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Recommended tweaks
December 2, 2023

Disable fast startup, which makes a Shutdown the same as a Restart.

Disable Hibernation
Method 1:
powercfg -h off
Method 2:
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power" /v "HiberbootEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Renumber Windows 10/11 Monitor Numbers
November 27, 2023

1: Unplug all monitors EXCEPT the one you want to be #1.

2: Delete ( or rename ) the following two keys.

3: Reboot.

4: Plug in Monitor #2. Wait for it to be detected. Plug in Monitor #3. Repeat.

Keywords: Change the Screen numbers for Windows Multiple Monitors

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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Set Network Connection to Private or Public with Powershell
January 27, 2024

Open an Administrator Powershell window
Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 15 -NetworkCategory Private

Keywords: Guest/Public Network, Private, File Sharing, Firewall, Connect

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Show Windows Wifi information
July 14, 2021

Run from an Admin command prompt:
netsh wlan sh net mode=bssid

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Switch from IDE/RAID to AHCI
March 2, 2024

If you switch before doing this, you will likely get a BSOD INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.

Before switch, run this as admin:
bcdedit /set safeboot minimal

If you are switching to NVME, also run this:
sc.exe config stornvme start= boot

Change setting in BIOS
After windows boots up, run this as admin:
bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

Another method:
Change the 0 DWORD value from 3 to 0.

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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Task Scheduler Fails With Error Code 2147943785 for Non Administrator account
November 23, 2023
Windows – Task Scheduler Fails With Error Code 2147943785

Keywords: Error when running Task Scheduler with non admin account

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Useful Registry hacks to optimize your Windows 10 experience
November 27, 2023
Disabling Bing Search in Windows Search
Disabling the Windows 10 lockscreen
Add 'Open command window here' to the File Explorer context menu
Display seconds on the taskbar clock
Enable Verbose mode in Windows 10

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Windows 10 Installer - Force prompt for Edition Home Pro
November 30, 2023,your%20preferred%20Windows%2010%20edition.

Create the following text file on your USB installer for Windows 10: sources\ei.cfg

Keywords: Windows 10 11 Installer, Media Creation Tool, Home Pro Education

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Windows 10/11 Debloat
December 1, 2023

Run this from an admin Powershell window:
Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

Keywords: Remove Junk, ccleaner, xbox

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Windows pauses every 2 seconds for 1/2 second
November 22, 2023

Try removing the video driver, or going back to a generic video driver. If this fixes it, replace the video driver with a different driver.

Keywords: Mouse Cursor, Freeze, Pause, slow, Keyboard, type, hangup, hang-up, unresponsive, glitch

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Windows Recovery - Enable and Disable
January 12, 2024

Check if Windows RE is enabled or not:
reagentc /info

reagentc /disable

reagentc /enable

Recreate Windows RE Partition and make it a bit larger:
Run diskpart.
Run list disk to get a list of all hard disks connected to the computer.
To select the operating system disk, run the command sel disk . Replace >OS disk index" with the harddisk value.
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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Windows SBS Server Logon Script Location
November 28, 2023


Keywords: Auto, Startup, Login, Logon

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