User Contributed Tweaks

Saaglem

Active Member
Yeah.....I am fondly looking back at my 8.1......and the time is coming closer for to return to it. I don't need 10. I was just itching were I couldn't scratch....so yeah. People who think they are smart aren't always as smart! lol
 

Saaglem

Active Member
I like these tools.....I'm gone play with it and see what jumps out. Talk later again. Thanx for the info and help.....appreciated
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Another tool for ya is Reg Convert, converts reggy files into bats or vbs's, Sordum i think.

Thanx for the info and help.....appreciated
It helps others too. You are welcome. :)

Edit - Aswell as abbodi86 Kasual, TairikuOkami's batch files have also helped me learn some basics of batch/cmd files. I havnt used his files as they are but i have been able to use them as a guide to build my own for my needs. :)
 
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Clanger

Well-Known Member
Tip, drag C:\Windows\System32\services.msc to Power Runs UI for any service work, no grey outs or not alloweds. :cool:
There are 4 services.msc's(not including those in winsxs), use the one that is correct for your chosen language, i use en-gb.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
I got some 8.1 tweaks here. Barebone services and scheduled tasks.
2 new 8.1 tweaks added,
Disable Windows Defender, services, tasks, remove icon from control panel. Use Power Run, file needs elevated permissions.
Delete Windows Mail logon entry(check with Autoruns).

Disable Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 v1
If you dont want to do any DISM or NTLite removals and keep a standard(ish) system but want to totally disable Windows Defender then this is the next best thing.

What this files does,
Delete Windows Defender Logon entry(see using Autoruns),
Stop Windows Defender services,
Stop Windows Defender driver loading,
Disable Windows Defender services,
Delete Windows Defender services,
Disable Windows Defender scheduled tasks,
Delete Windows Defender scheduled tasks,
Delete Windows Defender scheduled tasks folders,
Remove Windows Defender from control panel.
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Delete Windows Defender Logon entry
Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" /f

Stop Windows Defender services
net stop WdNisSvc
net stop WinDefend

Stop Windows Defender driver loading
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WdNisDrv" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4" /f

Disable Windows Defender services
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WdNisSvc" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4" /f
Reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinDefend" /v "Start" /t REG_DWORD /d "4" /f

Delete Windows Defender services
Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WdNisSvc" /f
Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinDefend" /f

Disable Windows Defender scheduled tasks
schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cache Maintenance" /Disable
schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Cleanup" /Disable
schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Scheduled Scan" /Disable
schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender\Windows Defender Verification" /Disable

Delete Windows Defender scheduled tasks.
Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender" /f

Delete Windows Defender scheduled tasks folders
rd /s /q "C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender"

Remove Windows Defender from control panel.
Reg.exe delete "HKCR\CLSID\{D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}" /f
Reg.exe delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}" /f
 
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Clanger

Well-Known Member
Thats too bright for my liking. Very bright screens can lead to eye strain headaches and migraines over a long period, i prefer darker.
 

Adam

New Member
Thats too bright for my liking. Very bright screens can lead to eye strain headaches and migraines over a long period, i prefer darker.
Especially on panels with PWM, where the backlight is turning on and off a million times a second. Which, unfortunately, is most of them. :(

Sony is the only manufacturer of TVs that doesn't use PWM panels.
 

PsychedelicShaman

New Member
Tweak for Windows 10 1809 (Including Enterprise LTSC 2019):

Hide the 'Snip & Sketch' advertising banner in the classical Win32 'Snipping Tool'
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\TabletPC\Snipping Tool]
"IsScreenSketchBannerExpanded"=dword:00000000

:)
 

Saaglem

Active Member
Just delete it of don't want it. Link only for Pc

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\TabletPC\Snipping Tool]
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Reg files on a super batch works fine if you push them with a batchfile and the spaces between the regkeys are with 2 or more row's. To many can be skipped yes...thus the reason I run them in sections.
I was wondering where i read the 2 line bit, now i remember :). Why does the 2 lines rule matter? does less make windows brain fart sometimes? I know that some reg entries dont apply properly and have to be run again so individual files have to be used which slows things up. Would a timeout on bat's cmd's work instead of the 2 line break? Maybe the files run sofast windows cant catch up? I doubt it by seeing it for my own eyes makes me wonder though.
 

Saaglem

Active Member
Due to windows light speed implementation it can skip a line....if that line has data it will skip it and continue. I learned this from Brink at TenForums
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Ahh so it is too fast then, got a link for the article? I have seen the 2 line space only once by a bod who knows his onions, know ino why.
 

Saaglem

Active Member
I will look and post for you. I actually reverted to win 10-1709. Can't go to earlier editions since OS doesn't support my hardware...bummer. So far I've nicked the updates in the butt.....but let me continue for another week before I declare my findings.......lol
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
When im tweaking scheduled tasks i do them in sections with a timeout inbetween, disable t/o delete from registry t/o delete folders restart. The tasks are in 3 locations so it give windows time to keep up, works a treat so far. RFA is great and i get most things with it. :)
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
I dont care about speed but i do care about accuracy, ive added a 1 second timeout between commands, it slows it down and i can see what is successful and what isnt.
 
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