Most of that stuff can be permanently disabled by editing registry files. Something like this. Registry editing sounds scary if you've never done it, but it's really easy. Just don't go editing random ones.
I'm not saying that Windows should be in the clear for "accidentally" re-enabling stuff, but it's nice to permanently squash those features you don't want, like Cortana, start menu ads, Skype reminders, etc.
Weird, it may be just coincident with the RAM change. If your login have admin access you can just take owner ship of those folders.
Just for regular information you can disable that idiotic smiley in Windows 10 and get the regular error message with a registry entry.
And if 2.0 installation fails, there's a way to get it to install on 1.2 and 1.2 has been around since 2011...
Note: Situation may change in the future.
yea, had the same, but turns out it's the mic privacy option that mutes it. this setting
it was quite confusing to troubleshoot, as all my mics were identified too, and they showed the "bars" moving in audio control panel, yet no apps could get anything from them.
Even though Microsoft doesn't officially give you an option to turn off web results (in the Home version), there are some guides online you can use to disable them.
Go deep enough in Windows 10, and some of the UI still looks straight out of Windows 98
Windows 98: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTYHICnJTe04jSYqzm1y4mTdVgr3WM8TmLuydH8IpeaPWW9RwoL
Windows 10: https://winaero.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/regedit_new_address_bar.jpg
I get that MS probably has their reasons for not changing things. But it’s still super jarring going from a modern, touch-centric UI, to one that hasn’t had any major updates in 20 years.
That only turns it off from view, it's still using resources and bandwidth in the background.
To remove it:
gpedit.msc (in windows search bar)-> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> News and Interests
Double click Enable news and interests on the taskbar
Set to Disabled, click OK. Then restart and is gone.
For Windows 10 Home: Do This
u/jenmsft, I sent/upvoted feedback about a year ago, the official answer - the bug is addressed in build 19541, which was released in January 2020, but since apparently Windows 10 21H2 and higher will be based on 20H1, is there a chance the fix will be included in 21H2?
If you're looking for the good old card games, you can still install the Windows 7 pre-installed games on Windows 10. I forgot what the thing is called, but it downloads the exact copies of the games from Windows 7, it's literally the exact same. If it aint broke don't fix it.
Edit: Found it, was really that lazy that i'd rather post it and then go look for it.
Disabling Fast Startup does not prevent Windows 10 from restarting apps on next startup. You’ll have to shut down the system differently.
Here's the guide on how to remove it
It is highly recommended that anyone with Windows 10 remove it asap. It hinders your gaming performance a considerable amount and actually records or interacts with any game you load up even when you aren't using it.
I've had this before, caused by a problem with the Windows Store making all UWP apps malfunction.
https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-apps-wont-open/ (esp. look at cache reset here.)
If you want to calculate right now.
Old windows calculator: https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1795
You should see if you can disable Skype ads. This page lists the steps you would need to take. Here is a list of everything I block through the process listed in the previous link.
I'd also add Winaerotweaker to that list. So many quality of life improvements in that one. Also ways to enable old menus and functions if you miss those.
Just use the windows 7 versions of the games, from before microsoft went nuts:
It's not like there's been major advances in solitaire technology...
Tile Iconifier and WinAero Tweaker to clean up windows a bit. Pretty self explanatory. I also got the discord windows theme which makes it hella clean.
WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com If it's bugging you WinAero probably has a solution
StartAllBack, startallback.com Alternative for Start11
ThisIsWin11, github.com/builtbybel/ThisIsWin11/releases Made making some changes much easier.
This is what I mean
Google is your friend
Your tv probably has DLNA. If you install plex and organise your libraries, it works as a DLNA server and you will be able to see them from your tv.
Hope that helps.
Just had a quick google and you don't even need plex as win 10 can e configured for DLNA: https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-enable-dlna-server-in-windows-10/
I don't understand all the people who keep posting stuff like this or 'windows 10 update computer auto-restart'. These are just options. They've been options since Windows 95 for christ's sake. Please educate yourselves:
It's just exhausting and becoming more and more prevalent in the user base it seems. Learn how to control your own OS already.
>You need Windows 11 installation ISO, a regular Windows 10 installation ISO, several commands in Command Prompt/PowerShell/Windows Terminal, and an ISO image editing tool like infamous UltraISO.
Let's hope the loophole to bypass the TPM requirement stays opened long enough.
This is intentional and was removed as a legacy/deprecated feature: https://winaero.com/blog/games-folder-windows-10-spring-creators-update/
Oh, thank god. The icons look a bit blurry this way, but it's much better than the large taskbar. The small taskbar is a must on ultrawide monitors.
Tutorial for those who want to do it.
I typically rip out all the Win10 apps except for the Windows Store and the sideloading app (can't remember what it's called). This has saved me from a lot of grief, especially since the Win10 apps are so sucky compared to their full-fat alternatives.
Downside is that I have to replace a few things, but typically it’s just OldCalcWin10 for the calculator and ImageGlass for the Pictures viewer.
This is so utterly absurdly stupid, I refuse to believe this without source.
(Some time on the internet later...)
Dear lord. I'm stupefied...
It can be installed from the Store, and already available on Beta which is basically the same OS as the stable. You can "hack" it on stable if you want.
The reason to make it available later is to make it better through testing on the insider program (so no OS feature upgrade dependency).
I found this. Haven't tried it though.
Got there through this forum:
(So take that as trustworthy as you please)
If you want to change the icon back, here's what I found:
> This method does not truly alter the icon, just the appearance on the docker/taskbar. The advantage of this is you won't need to re-patch every-time there is an update. This is only going to work if Waterfox is pinned.
> So let's move on to fixing this eyesore:
> 1. Download old icon from here: https://github.com/MrAlex94/Waterfox/blob/fddc309b229add649254959a174b7ee0f54e0a1a/browser/branding/unofficial/firefox64.ico?raw=true
> 2. Right-click Waterfox on the taskbar, Right-click Waterfox in the pop-up menu and choose 'Properties'
> 3. Click 'Change Icon' and choose your downloaded old icon. Restart your PC.
> 4. If the taskbar hasn't updated after the restart, Windows is holding the old icon in a cache. Download Winaero Tweaker ( https://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836 ) Run it, and choose 'Reset Icon Cache' from the left menu and click the Reset Icon Cache button.
> 5. All done! The icon no longer looks like Woolworths.
Keep in mind, the icon used is for Waterfox, a fork(?) of Firefox. Here are the icons for Firefox itself:
Shoutout to the post by u/ffs_5555 on r/waterfox regarding this issue.
This is also a good addition in win10:
You can start snipping tool with print screen button if you enable this. The snipped part will be copied to the clipboard or you can save it into a file.
If you're running in windows, you can use Task Manager. If you add the Command Line column to the Details tab, it will show you which app that dotnet.exe is running.
Show Command Line in Windows 10 Task Manager
It wouldn't surprise me if you could use nVidia or AMD software to changes the hue/saturation of your screen or monitor. W10 also seems to have some greyscale options.
I used this for Windows 11 and it works.
Make sure your computer has the latest cumulative update (for 1909 and newer), but even then it still is not enabled for everyone yet so you would need to wait.
It is a little work, but you can manually enable it with Vivetool - https://winaero.com/activate-or-deactivate-news-and-interests-button-in-taskbar-in-windows-10/
Are you sure it's optional?
> [...] when the user installs an app from the Windows Store, it will get encrypted on-the-fly using the Encrypting File System feature of Windows.
> Once encrypted, app files will not be accessible for modification even if full access permissions are granted.
That really didn't sound optional to me when I first read it. If you got any sources that show developers can opt out of the encryption upon end user installation of the respective app, I'd be happy to see them. I can't find anything reliable.
Seems like you prefer no desktop icons (like me). If you’re interested in a fully clean desktop, you can put a recycle bin on the taskbar, and remove it from the desktop.
Recycle bin on taskbar
Remove desktop recycle bin
"Element Hiding Helper" sounds a lot like uBlock... just right click any element on a page and choose "Block element", then pick the correct selector from the list.
For changing the size of the UI, you can change Firefox's DPI settings
I'm not sure why you need "SearchWP". Firefox already highlights search terms in magenta, right?
Firebug might have a few nice things but the dev tools do so much more. Anything specific that you are missing?
I hope I could be of any help!
Solution for Windows 10:
> can't shrink the taskbar anymore
There's a kludge (language/network/date/time vertically misaligned/cut off).
>Can't right click on the taskbar to open task manager.
Got it pinned to the taskbar (anther kludge).
Latest Winaero Tweaker also brings back the ~~real~~ old context menu, if that helps.
The problem has been resolved. In about:config, layout.css.devPixelsPerPx was set to 1.0, but it has to be -1.0 (which means "follow the system settings"). Solution found on; https://winaero.com/enable-hidpi-scaling-firefox/
The weather on the taskbar is available to everyone on 1909 or later with the May cumulative update. However, Microsoft has not turned it on for everyone, so some people have it, some people do not, my understanding is the June cumulative update will turn it on for everyone. Most of my machines have it on now, but not all.
If you are impatient, you can use the following tool to enable it - https://winaero.com/activate-or-deactivate-news-and-interests-button-in-taskbar-in-windows-10/
Thank you. I'm running Windows 10 Home, but thanks to this link I enabled it and disabled News and Interests before it ever became active on my computer.
Every new Windows install I immediately install Old Calculator and then remove the new one in powershell with:
Get-AppXPackage *calc* | Remove-AppXPackage
It isn't guru3d uninstaller, it is call ddu(display driver uninstaller). Also f.lux isn't really needed on windows 10 as it has had a blue light filter built in for a while now.
A really handy program is winaero tweaker let's you make a lot of changes to windows. Even has a backup and restore option for changes. So it makes reinstalls or setting stuff back up after an update that's changed everything.
I have few things to show you that might help.
You can use this to change all of the (WIN + X) context menu to all control panel item instead of the Setting app.
You might also wanna have a look at this list of tweaks in this: https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1796
I'm on 17677 and have Sets so there it's not generally disabled in that build. However not all insiders get the Sets feature because right now there are A/B testing that one. But there is registry tweak available to force enable Sets.
First, use an app removal script.
This is the script I use to do that: http://www.scconfigmgr.com/2016/03/01/remove-built-in-apps-when-creating-a-windows-10-reference-image/
It works off a whitelist as opposed to a blacklist, which I think is better. If there are any apps that you want to keep, just add them to the whitelist.
Then, set the policy to prevent app auto-installing: https://winaero.com/blog/stop-windows-10-anniversary-update-from-installing-candy-crush-and-other-unwanted-apps/
WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com has a section for Windows 11 and this one of the fixes (in fact it's first in the list).
There is also another whole section for the Context Menu.
It's free and just a great program. I've used it for many years. You can backup your settings and if you have another pc you can import those settings. And if you don't like your changes you can reset the OS back to it's default settings.
I used ThisIsWin11, github.com/builtbybel/ThisIsWin11. Be careful with it. I really liked it. Easy to use and it got rid of a couple of things for me.
I just tried a different version of Open Shell and it worked. The one I'd tried earlier must have been a beta (going by the version number) and it didn't work. github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu/releases
I have lots of cool start buttons I collected when it was still Classis Shell.
WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com is just a must have (imo). I've used it for many years. There's a section just for Win 11.
Was it because you had the game installed on other drive than C: and you couldn't delete the WpSystem folder? Here is how you can "own" that folder in order to delete it.
follow the instructions in the link below to disable the pop up...
It’s possible you only got 2 full pairs terminated correctly, which is all that’s needed for 100Mbps. Can you check to see the link speed on your PC’s NIC?
Please let me know what it says and we can troubleshoot from there.
If it’s showing 100Mbps, you most likely need to re-terminate each end to get all pairs properly connected. I highly doubt the cable being tangled would cause an issue, unless there’s sharp bends, but it wouldn’t hurt to also untangle it.
Next time it freezes you could try pressing Win+Ctrl+Shift+B. It restarts the video driver so you may not need to restart the whole PC, saving you from data loss.
You can try if it works for you even when everything's OK, it shouldn't cause any trouble. If it works, you may want to save this as a bookmark (on your phone) so you can look up what to do, and maybe write it down on paper too.
If it doesn't, well, it should, so it's probably the driver itself, but I don't think this can happen. I mean I can imagine this does not help when in trouble, but it should work if you try it out now. Also, if it doesn't work at the black screen it may still work when the screen freezes and vice versa, and it may not work at all occasions.
It's possible your Windows swap file is on your primary drive, and it's filling up as RAM runs out and the system swaps it into pagefile.sys. If you're limited for space on your system drive, you can move the swap file to another hard disk.
Assuming Windows 10, this how-to might help.
I recommend winaero software.
Here is my file explorer setting in winaero.https://imgur.com/028Puw3
Yes. Use duckduckgo and search for "disable all windows telemetrics"
I'd also recommend making a notepad of it because you really do have to do this shite everytime. I'd also look into Discord(uses far more than what's necessary) and Spotify.
Spotify I think was caught giving data to the Russians. Guarantee that's data gained when it's backgrounded on your PC.
This may be of use for you
And here is a Reddit link which I personally used yet, it seems to have been deleted. So hold on while I find it again.
List of obscure 'power user' level tweaks you can do to fix all the things people stay on windows 7 for:
Fully disabling User Account Control with the registry in Windows 10
https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-turn-off-and-disable-uac-in-windows-10/ Method 2 is how you fully disable it rather than just silencing alerts
Remove all of the modern apps on your device other than store, calculator and photos: https://nwgat.ninja/remove-everything-exept-calculator-and-store/ <run powershell as administrator for this, and yes it has to be powershell, command prompt will not work
Collection of various powershell scripts [note- read the files with the powershell editor to make sure you know what each does before running, some of these will do things you do not want them to if you do not comment lines out, the creator's default configuration is one step above Scorched Earth] https://github.com/W4RH4WK/Debloat-Windows-10
Windows Server does not have the same bloatware installed. For desktop you can already uninstall it using a simple command:
Mine aren't grouped. I used WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com to fix the taskbar. They've added a new section just for Windows 11 tweaks.
It was pretty frigging awful at first. Took me a few hours of digging and trying different things before I got things the way I wanted. Sorta the way I want them.
I'm hoping Open Shell gets the start menu fixed eventually. I didn't like StarDock's Start11. Maybe it will improve some as well.
Right now I'm using Start Is Back. There are 3 start menu configurations to choose from. It also has some settings that affected the taskbar. I wasn't happy with what it did but I've figured it out.
I had to enable Win 11's transparency to get the taskbar to finally look decent. I don't like it 100% transparent. And I finally found the setting to have the taskbar pick up the wallpaper's accent colors.
I'm worn out and have to "fix" another laptop.
Good luck with getting it the way you want it.
I use 3rd party software to change the way I get updates. I know there are other ways to do it, but I prefer something simple and easy. I don't like using group policy editor and regedit unless I can't find another way to do change something.
WindowsTweaker, windowstweaker.com (both are free) and my preferred one for specifically the update change.
They have many of the same settings but there are some differences.
I get notified there are updates available and I get to decide when to install them. I haven't had Windows force an update on me or suddenly restart my pc since... well, I can't remember when.
If there's something about Windows bugging you, you can bet it's bugging someone else. There are solutions if you search for them. I have so many wonderful little apps to change things you wouldn't believe it. And my system is stable and fast. It looks like I want it to and does what I need it to. It didn't come out of the box that way. I had to work at it.
There's no way any OS can just meet the needs and wants of all it's users. Settings have to be changed for each individual.
Good luck with it.
>show more options menu the default instead
You can follow this guide to enable that: https://winaero.com/how-to-enable-full-context-menus-in-windows-11/
You cannot. Permissions in Windows are done at the user level. If the software is running as your user it can modify any resource to which you have access.
There is ability in Windows to run apps as different users. You can play around with setting up dedicated user account for this program, restrict registry key from that account and run the app as that account.
That might do the trick
They aren't. Your default audio device was probably set to HDMI audio instead of your on-board audio and reinstalling your GPU drivers changed the defaults back to on-board (since the HDMI audio driver got uninstalled and then reinstalled).
You can enable the removed aero lite theme with winaero tweaker just be warned that this does a LOT and while its pretty easy to revert, its also pretty easy to change a setting that might not be as beneficial as you want, i have not tested the theme but its a trusted program that i use and can personally vouch for its legitimacy
http://www.glass8.eu/ is one ive heard much about but have not personally tried or tested it
you can get it on the task bar by using classic shell and messing with some settings this is exactly what i do and its customizable
or go with /u/Crocodile73 's answer
You can edit metadata from the properties tab in windows 10. It's trivial. Not saying they did forge it, just saying that the metadata doesn't prove anything either way.
Hey everyone, i found a link so you can reinstall all the windows 7 games, (including purble place and space cadet pinball), for windows 8, 8.1, and 10! I use it myself and I can confirm it's perfectly safe!
For those who want extra confirmation: here's a virustotal link for the file.
> Windows cleans its own temp files out when it needs to. Ccleaner is basically snake oil.
Only recently did Microsoft add the ability to auto clean the temp files. , Anything older than the Jan 2017 build does not have the feature, and on some windows 7 machines the junk files can reach a crazy size.
I've tried two methods to get the Windows Photo Viewer back. Both worked even on the lastest Windows Update:
You update to windows 10? Stop bugging old versions that are only marginally different and have both pro's and con's that battle it out with windows 10.
I've never uninstalled Classic Shell so I don't know, but thought you meant the taskbar since that was the topic.
For unrelated color changes use the WinAero Tweaker.
> the 'balloon' type notification
You can get the old balloon notification back, though. In this case, 'back' means that notifications that don't natively use the Win10 notification LED will appear as the balloon tip when the policy is enabled.
This is how you do it in Pro and Enterprise via Group Policy:
This is how to do it on Home via Registry Edit:
Or you can just toggle the option off rather than messing with the registry...
Settings -> accounts -> Sign-in options -> Disable "Use my sign-on info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart"
You deal with the fact that you won't win this battle and that there will be no tangible negatives to the stuff that Windows 10 collects, which is predominately telemetry to improve the OS. You life won't be ruined by this data collection, no-one is going to break your door down and arrest you for porn or whatever, nothing is going to happen.
Anyways, that being said you don't have to give Microsoft everything. Once installed go into Settings -> Privacy and enable or disable whatever you think you should. I also use a tool called Winaero Tweaker (https://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836) which provides additional control over things that are normally only accessible by registry keys and whatnot, so you might find some useful stuff using that.
I don't understand all the people who keep posting stuff like this or 'windows 10 update computer auto-restart'. These are just options. They've been options since Windows 95 for christ's sake. Please educate yourselves:
It's just exhausting and becoming more and more prevalent in the user base it seems. Learn how to control your own OS already.
1) You need Windows 11 for this to work
2) Install the Amazon App Store from the Windows Store, this will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android with it.
3) Download the FGO apk
4) Google WSA Toolbox and use the programm to install your apk
It's a bit harder if you don't meet the requirements for Win11 (for example, I don't have any TPM chip whatsoever), but still possible. In that case, you have to follow this guide first.
DEV and Beta are two different things.
You cannot opt out of DEV (in theory it's possible but in practice if won't happen). The only way to opt out of DEV channel is to do a fresh install of PROD build.
You can use this, to get rig of watermark: https://winaero.com/download-universal-watermark-disabler/ but it won't change the fact that you will be on a DEV build, which is and will be full of bugs.
I think your issue is with CSD or client side decorations. There is a fork or patch to xfwm that removes CSD and if you're using 4.16 looks like you can disabled them in some cases: https://winaero.com/disable-client-side-decorations-in-xfce-for-open-save-dialog/
I must have missed this. Is the ISE not included by default in 20H2?
This has the dism commands to add it:
I assume would also work with:
Instead of deleting the install files, just move the files to the new directory, and then point the launcher install directory to the new destination. Then run verify.
Your HDD is probably still running at max due to windows storing its vram there.
Basically windows will start pushing RAM to disk if its starting to run out, you should move your pagefile to the new SSD.
This is an issue microsoft has ignored for years. There are numerous things you can do to try to get it to work. None of them have worked for me. If you google it, you'll see people have dealt with this a lot regarding Sea of Thieves.
It appears it might ultimately be a corruption of microsoft's cloud data for your account. Beyond that, my only option left is to reformat.
I'd been singing microsoft's praises lately but fuck them for ignoring a critical issue for years.
To prevent frustration, assume that you won't be playing any time soon, if ever. Fuck MS...
EDIT *HOLY SHIT IT WORKS *
Don't do it through right clicking the task bar clock. You have to do it through the settings. I've worked on this for like 10 damn hours and one of you magical cunts had the answer when microsoft failed at every turn.
Of course, the Microsoft solution to any problem is "give us more money!"
Jokes aside, I'll give a couple examples.
Windows 10 will forcefully reinstall any software it sees fit, even after you remove it. Everything from Candy Crush to Twitter. Of course, the only fix is a registry hack. ItJustWorks^®
The Windows 10 UI is an absolute mess. Everyone cries "we need to make things easy for users!" but then Microsoft divides Control Panel into two apps with randomly overlapping scopes and completely different UI. Just look at 6 of the many inconsistent context menus. And this is all with native Windows apps! How does anyone expect the technically inexperienced to develop a sense of agency when they have no clue if one program is going to behave like the last? There's programs that are straight ports of the awful metro tablet UI and some relics from vista/7.
There have been so many instances of Windows rolling out broken updates for all editions, it's common knowledge. Microsoft refuses to turn telemtry off, so it's always scooping up your data.
With linux, you have control. You decide what programs you use. You decide how you want your UI to look. You are not a product. If an update breaks something, you get an actual error message instead of "Call tech support". I wrote a couple blog posts if you want more details on how you can design an absolutely custom system from the ground up.
Edge has a built-in user agent switcher as part of its developer tools, see https://winaero.com/blog/change-user-agent-microsoft-edge/
You'll need to undock DevTools and leave it running in a separate window for as long as you want the new user agent to apply, when closed it will reset to Edge. The iPad user agent is generally OK, but can occasionally be unreliable (web controls not working correctly, etc.), you can specify a custom user agent string for an Android device instead, such as this one for a Galaxy Tab S:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; SM-T800 Build/MMB29K) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.107 Safari/537.36
Unfortunately custom user agent strings aren't saved between sessions, so you'd need to paste this string in every time you have a problem with the iPad one.
This was happening to me.
Turns out that while playing I was pressing the keyboard shortcut to change the language and make the bar appear.
I had to go to keyboard settings->advanced settings, and disable the shortcuts.
Here's a guide on how to do that in windows 8:
Search for "How to change hotkeys for input languages".
This works since at least Windows XP: https://winaero.com/blog/enable-xmouse-window-tracking-windows-10/
Note that the Registry value for focus switch timeout in the article is shown as ActiveWndTrkTimeout and screenshots show it as ActiveWndTrackTimeout. The name changed at one point (Win 8 or Win 10), so I keep both (set to 400ms)
I think Windows 10 looks ridiculous. A weird mixture of metro colors with the most boring designs and not even much customization.
That's just preference though.
Chkdsk didn't change much other than just being faster/better. But it's still needed and the info it provides is exactly the same and it is important to varying degrees (unused index entries, free space maked as allocated, corrupted files, bad sectors).
And you can still see the old format log in event viewer or inside drive:\System Volume Information\Chkdsk\something.log after taking ownership of System Volume Information (otherwise it's a hidden system folder with no read rights). That's how it works for 7/8.1 and I'd almost bet that it's the same for 10 but I CBA to test.
Also, flash based storage has literally no difference in that regard. In fact, it's quite the opposite because flash drives tend to have much bigger chaches, meaning with write caching enabled files are not written instantly to the drives so upon a power failure, if the cache was not cleared and modifications weren't written to the drive then shit will get lost and corrupted.
So I'm not sure why you're so confident in your bullshit.
You can download all of the Windows 7 games for Windows 8 and 10 from https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1836. I use it myself and it works great. You have to reinstall it after every Windows 10 version upgrade though.
Downloaded the Core Single Language and ran the ISO through a USB stick. Everything worked perfectly thank you!
I used this to convert the ESD to an ISO:
Why the fuck did you do it the long and complicated way?
type in "command prompt" until it pops up
right click "Run as Administrator"
type "powercfg /h /type reduced" (without quotes)
You can either disable hibernation completely, or disable everything but the Fast Boot functionality of it.
What hibernation does is writing your current state of the computer at shutdown (essentially the content of your RAM) into a hibernation file on your hard drive. That way on boot up it copies back the content of that file into your RAM and you are pretty much back where you left off, with all applications and windows running again.
If you keep the Fast Boot functionality of hibernation it only will do this to the Windows OS part of it, but logging your out of the user session. So that way when you boot your pc up, it will still be faster, because it can restore the windows os from the hibernation file, but you will get a new user session.
You can do this either by using something like Winaero Tweaker, or do it over the command line:
It's not that an average customer needing hundreds of options. The number of options is irrelevant. What is relevant is, do they have any other options. You are using windows, but eventually you realize windows is doing something you don't like - say covertly listening on you, installing apps without your consent, pushing ads in the start menu or even setting your own update schedule (can't choose not to update) - you have options as a desktop user. There are other OSes available and if you don't like it you can use something else. This is a matter of who is in control of the device you shelled out ~$1000 for.
Apple already can control your music library, manage files, etc; with or without your consent. Remember when itunes added U2's album without users' consent to the libraries? This is blatant proof that apple can do whatever they want with the devices being purchased, and are relying everyone to "trust" them to do no evil.
My point being, apple determines how free you are to use their device, where as with android the device is yours to do as you please. Not about the number of devices I can choose from, although that is a pretty big factor for me.
[According to Microsoft's support engineer Jason, the behavior of the shutdown procedure has changed intentionally in Windows 10.
Hello to everyone in this thread!
This is actually a change in the core functionality of Windows in this development cycle.
- When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
When shutting down your PC, any open apps are "bookmarked" (for lack of a better word)
After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically
If you want to start with no apps open (other than those set to auto-start via Task Manager/Start), you'll need to ensure all apps are closed before shutting down or restarting the PC.
The desire is to create a seamless experience wherein, if you have to reboot a PC, you can pick back up quickly from where you left off and resume being productive. This has far-ranging impacts across the OS (in a good way).](https://winaero.com/blog/add-shutdown-context-menu-windows-10/)
I use a .reg file for dark/light mode: WindowsThemeDarkMode.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
No idea where i first found it, but it still works. More info here about setting other stuff:
You can also automate reg with powershell, but i just click on the .reg file.
I'd boot to the install media and open a command prompt and try using diskpart to clean it. Then reboot to see if the install can see it then.
type diskpart press enter, then list disk and press Enter. This would list all the disk of your computer.
Then, type select disk 0 and press enter to select the disk (If the disk’s status is offline, you can type online disk and press Enter to make it online.) now type clean and press enter.
If you have the drive fully encrypted, you can actually do it.
Just go into Windows Disk Management and remove the drive letter
Here's a helpful link if you need any assistance:
Winaero Tweaker can modify the context menu behavior and other windows 11 behaviors. A lot of the old functionality is there, but hidden behind registry keys.
I still haven’t figured out how to always show all task bar icons though (since they removed that option from settings too) 😣
From registry: https://winaero.com/how-to-restore-classic-file-explorer-with-ribbon-in-windows-11/?utm_source=software&utm_medium=in-app&utm_campaign=winaerotweaker&utm_content=win11enableribbon
WinAeroTweaker (free), winaero.com, lets you move it to the top. Not sure of the results you'll get.
WinAero is my favorite piece of software. I've been using it since Windows 7. It's a must have for me.
It detects which version of Windows you're using and gives you settings for it. They've added a Win 11 section.
If you're not happy with your changes you can reset the OS to it's defaults.
WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com, (free) has settings to change the taskbar and every setting you can imagine. I've used it for years. My favorite piece of software!
Gave me the taskbar I want and on the left, got back the system tray icons I need/use and my context menu is awesome. You can have anything you want and would find useful in it.
If you don't like your changes you can reset the OS back to defaults.
ExplorerPatcher, https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher, free. Don't let the name fool you. This is just great. You'll get a .dll and .reg file. Then right click on the start button and select properties. It gives you a lot of settings you can make changes to. Really nice piece of work here! Changing the taskbar icon size is one of the settings.
I used StartAllBack, it has nice settings for the taskbar. I prefer the Win 10 Start Menu so I use Start11 now. It also has taskbar settings.
Both StartAllBack and Start11 let you try them for 30-days and then they are just $4.99.
WinAeroTweaker, winaero.com. It's free and I've used it for many years. It has a new section for Windows 11. If it's annoying you WinAero probably has a fix for it.
It gave me back my taskbar! And there are so many wonderful settings/tweaks/fixes.
Not that I was consciously trying for it, but if you saw my laptop, you'd probably ask me when I was going to upgrade to 11.
I'm using Start11 and have my 10 Start Menu back (winaero has a backup for the start menu settings). And WinAero gave me my taskbar back. Display Fusion put a taskbar on both my monitors. I've used Display Fusion for years, but this is the first time I've let it manage my taskbars.
I tried StartAllBack and it caused a problem for me. I'm a minority of 1 in that I don't like transparency. Took me a lot of searching to fix the transparency and get it back to being opaque.
So I decided to go back to Start11 after their Win 10 start menu update. Plus I have lots of Windows Start Buttons I collected when I was using Classic Shell and they all work with Start11.