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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Adjust Screen Brightness
December 8, 2022

ScreenBright - Adjust brightness/contrast/tint/luminance

Keywords: Display,monitor,laptop

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Change Windows 10 Settings for better Privacy
December 7, 2022

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

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Configure Windows Updates using Group Policy Editor
December 8, 2022

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 7, 2022

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 6, 2022

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
December 8, 2022

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
December 7, 2022

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 8, 2022

Disable fast startup, which makes a Shutdown the same as a Restart.
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power" /v "HiberbootEnabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
powercfg -h off

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Switch from IDE/RAID to AHCI
December 7, 2022

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

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.

Keywords: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_...<Too long, click to read the rest>

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Useful Registry hacks to optimize your Windows 10 experience
December 7, 2022
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
December 8, 2022,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 SBS Server Logon Script Location
December 8, 2022


Keywords: Auto, Startup, Login, Logon

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