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#1 ir_cow

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:58 PM

Does anyone know a program that will automatically turns all the extra settings off in windows 10?

 

I hated the look of Windows 8 and most of 10s stupid menu bar. it also has stupid forced things like OneDrive and Defender that turns itself back on after every restart. I basically just want windows 7 with DX12 support. These stupid locks that stops me from installing programs that aren't certified by windows needs to stop too. M$ is going the way of Apple and forcing you to use the App store for anything you want to download or install. Its funny that that I have to install a 7 year old OS because M$ can't get their act together and make an OS without bloatware.

 

Anyone have a simple solution to rid of all these stupid Window 10 features and just give me the barebones?


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:18 PM

You could investigate classic shell.


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:02 AM

So turn off the features you don't want? OneDrive reactivated itself for the anniversary update, but that's the only time it has popped up for me in a year.

Defender can be forced off...but why?

I don't know what locks you're talking about though...MS doesn't block you from installing any software. Only drivers require signing, and it's been that was since Vista.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:34 AM

There are a few things that you can do.

 

1. Watch Barnacules "Disable Win 10 Spying - Provacy and Security

He will take you thru all of the Win 10 Settings explain what they do.

https://www.youtube....h?v=u1kGMCfb2xw

 

2. Download and install Spybot Anti-Beacon.

Barnacules will tell you how to use the software

It is Freeware - like Spybot.

https://www.safer-ne...ot-anti-beacon/

 

3. One other video is by Tech YES City - How to optimize Windows 10 for Gaming and Power

This video is pretty "out there", but, if you pay attention, has some pretty good suggestions.

I did not implement all of them but some suggestions worked as I wanted them to.,

https://www.youtube....h?v=DwiHog2leMM

 

Hope this helps.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

Best solution is Waco's, just turn off features you dislike.

 

On my personal  W10 new installs I turn off or adjust most apps, features and settings apx. 52,.. and I disable lock screen, sign in screen, so the system boots straight into my start screen. I agree most of Windows apps,features are annoying, unnecessary.  


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:47 PM

Classic Shell is the biggest improvement, but yeah there should be many guides like the ones listed above.

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