Remove MS Allow Experimentation.

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  1. Paul Black's Avatar
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       #1

    Remove MS Allow Experimentation.


    I have been customising my Win 10 and came across MS Experimentation which is set to 1 [default - allow experimentation of device settings]. The key can be found here . . .

    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\System\AllowExperimentation

    Is there any reason that anybody knows of, why I can NOT use this REG file that I have setup to set it to 0 [Disable experimentation]?

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created By: Paul Black.
    ; Created On: 19-Mar-2020.
    ; Purpose   : Remove MS Allow Experimentation [ Telemetry ].
    ;             Set to 0 to disable experimentation.
    ;             Set to 1 to allow experimentation of device settings [Default].
    ;             Set to 2 to allow FULL experimentation of device settings.
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\System\AllowExperimentation]
    "value"=dword:00000000
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #2

    Looks like it's harmless to set it to "0". Just a tid-bit of telemetry MS will get about your devices. You can say "NO"

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...in10itprosetup
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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       #3

    Thanks for the reply @f14tomcat,
    f14tomcat said:
    Looks like it's harmless to set it to "0". Just a tid-bit of telemetry MS will get about your devices. You can say "NO"

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...in10itprosetup
    I just read the link you provided and it appears that it is for the collection of data ONLY, and CANNOT physically change settings!

    I will go ahead and apply the REG Tweak.

    I will PM @Brink with this thread link in case he wants to add it to his great Tutorials!

    Thanks again!
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    The following is my suggestion, which works in a CMD/batch script. Give it a go.
    Code:
    @echo off 
    (Net session >nul 2>&1)||(PowerShell start """%~0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)
    (REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\System\AllowExperimentation" /V "value" /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F)
    Echo  Press any key to exit. & pause > nul & Exit
    The following is the output:

    Remove MS Allow Experimentation.-output.jpg
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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks @Matthew Wai,

    Matthew Wai said:
    The following is my suggestion, which works in a CMD/batch script. Give it a go.
    Code:
    @echo off 
    (Net session >nul 2>&1)||(PowerShell start """%~0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)
    (REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\System\AllowExperimentation" /V "value" /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F)
    Echo  Press any key to exit. & pause > nul & Exit
    The following is the output:

    Remove MS Allow Experimentation.-output.jpg
    Another one to add to my scripts to be included for customisation.

    If @Brink decides to add MS Experimentation to his great Tutorials perhaps he can also include the batch script!
    Last edited by Paul Black; 19 Mar 2020 at 13:19.
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  6. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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       #6

    The batch script would probably need to be like this . . .

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    (Net session >nul 2>&1)||(PowerShell start """%~0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\System\AllowExperimentation" /V "value" /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
    
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    start explorer.exe
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  7. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,132
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #7

    At my end, the value data will be changed immediately without having to run the following:
    Code:
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    start explorer.exe
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  8. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,265
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks @Matthew Wai,

    Matthew Wai said:
    At my end, the value data will be changed immediately without having to run the following:
    Code:
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    start explorer.exe
    I included that because it is standard usage by @Brink when he creates files of this type!
    Last edited by Paul Black; 20 Mar 2020 at 12:30.
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  9. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,132
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    Is there a rule that members have to follow Brink's examples in scripting?
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  10. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,265
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Hello @Matthew Wai,

    Matthew Wai said:
    Is there a rule that members have to follow Brink's examples in scripting?
    No there isn't!
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