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Airin's Notes

Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Adjust Screen Brightness
October 28, 2021

ScreenBright - Adjust brightness/contrast/tint/luminance
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/11/25/how-to-change-the-display-brightness-if-windows-10-does-not-let-you/


Keywords: Display,monitor,laptop


Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Change Windows 10 Settings for better Privacy
October 28, 2021

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/12/14/windows-10-debloat-tool-gui-improves-the-windows-10-tweakers-usability/
https://benchtweakgaming.com/2020/11/12/windows-10-debloat-tool/


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


Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Configure Windows Updates using Group Policy Editor
October 26, 2021

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
Enable Disk Drive Performance in Task Manager
October 28, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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
October 27, 2021

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


http://woshub.com/how-to-clean-up-and-compress-winsxs-folder-in-windows-8/
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-reclaim-space-reducing-size-winsxs-folder-windows-10



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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Recommended tweaks
October 26, 2021

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
October 28, 2021

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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\StartOverride
Change the 0 DWORD value from 3 to 0.

https://support.thinkcritical.com/kb/articles/switch-windows-10-from-raid-ide-to-ahci

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Category: Windows 🠪 Adjustments
Useful Registry hacks to optimize your Windows 10 experience
October 28, 2021

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/useful-registry-hacks-to-optimize-your-windows-10-experience/
Includes:
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





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