Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by floccinaucini, Dec 10, 2016.
no problem, teach & learn.
Teach & learn!Haven't heard one like this in a long time. So simple, yet so true. Have a great week end
been saying that since about 2004. customer's computer to work on if it comes tomorrow night because of approaching snowstorm & digging out from that same snow storm is what my weekend will be but that is alright. have fun.
When xp was made microsoft created a utility called "tweakui power toy" it was a handy tool to make small registry changes that for instance made menu delay faster & other stuff to context menu etc without having to delve into the registry yourself (all changes are reversable).For any OS above xp they didn't bother.However there was a utility created called xdntweaker which added more options to change under xp this app also works for all OS's above xp & i highly recommend it.It does require .Net frame work.Nothing runs in the back ground once changes are made,it's basically set it & for get it.For this exercise i'd recommend creating a restore point & a backup of the registry with either erunt or a manual backup by right clicking on computer then export,by typing regedit in to run command in the start menu,(if it's not there right click on taskbar then hit properties & select start menu & then customize button & place a tick in run command box,place ticks in other boxes if desired,for instance display as menu etc to have fly out menu's,don't forget to hit apply when done)
Sample of Features:
Changes the number of Folder views Windows saves.
Resets the folder views Windows has saved.
Add/Remove classic Windows 2000 user control panel icon.
Disable/Enable ATI Catalyst Control Center right click on Desktop
(only for use if you have an ATI video card and have the Catalyst Control Center installed).
Disable/Enable ‘SendTo’ right-click menu.
Allows you to adjust and tweak TCP/IP settings.
Disable/Enable the Outlook Express/Windows Mail splash screen.
Put the File menu above the Back/Forward buttons in IE7.
Remove or Replace the Search box in IE7.
Disable/Enable User Account Control prompts under Vista.
Disable/Enable the “- Shortcut” text under Vista.
Attempt to force Vista to better save folder views.
Disable/Enable Windows Media Player Explorer context menus.
Add/Remove “Take Ownership” to right-click menus under Vista.
Disable/Enable the Documents item on the Classic Start Menu.
Changes “Delete” to “Search…” on Recycle Bin.
Turn off the annoying full screen “black” UAC prompt.
Add/Remove the Network Connections icon to Control Panel
Enable Classic Search in Explorer and Internet Explorer.
Disable/Enable Shutdown Reason dialog under Server 2003.
Disable/Enable Windows scanning AVI files for thumbnails.
Remove/Restore hidden ASPNET user that prevents auto login.
Add “Tweak UI” icon to Control Panel (if installed).
Add "Copy To" to right-click menus
Add "Move To" to right-click menus
This looks like a useful thing. Is this a complete list of features that you have posted , or are there more features in this?
Sorry, I just realized that I have not answered your question. My concerns with Windows 10 are many, but the major one is the privacy violations by Microsoft.
no problem.me,ive had no problem with that and really like win10.you have every right to your view on this.
Go to software section here at AD & install easeus todo backup version 5.8 (tab that says all versions) create a system image on two separate hard drives.Why version 5.8 ? it's the last free version that allowed compression lower than normal.Or find any other free imaging software of your choice.Your first image i'd recommend no lower than medium compression,images after that one can be high compression as you can create weekly "FULL" images & discard the older images at intervals.Make sure the imaging software permanently keeps the first image,check settings of said imaging software to achieve this
edit: privacy violations ? ..As Google's chairman Eric Schmidt once put it, "You have no privacy, get over it".
quote plagiarized from pc world
ps:win 10 enterprise can turn off all telemetry data collection,it's why i *coughs* borrowed a copy from a torrent site (for testing purposes only you understand) *winks*
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