REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.


  1. Posts : 15,985
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.


    I will be performing a Clean Install over the next few days. I have pretty much got all the REG files that I need [ around 250 ]. I know that I can just click Off but since I have put a lot of time and effort into this I would ideally like to have REG files. There are only a few but I just can't seem to find them. These are ALL in Privacy . . .

    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-diag.png
    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-radios.png
    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-tasks.png
    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-phone-calls.png
    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-notifications.png

    As I said, I want to do this with REG files using Turn Off as opposed to Disable, NOT by clicking the Off radio button please.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 24,551
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    Paul Black said:
    .... I want to do this with REG files using Turn Off as opposed to Disable, NOT by clicking the Off radio button please.

    There are two location in the registry for this, one in HKLM and another in HKCU. The HKLM one will deny (or allow) for all users and is the value of the 'Allow on this device' Change button.

    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-image.png.

    The HKCU one is for the App on/off switch below that, which will be greyed out if you Deny on this device. Any administrator account can click the Change button to enable that, if they wish, but a standard user cannot without the permission of an admin account. If 'allowed' for all users, then any user account can change their own app switch.

    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-image.png

    Look in both of

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CapabilityAccessManager\ConsentStore\


    The appropriate sub-keys (in both HKLM and HKCU) for the ones you are looking for are:

    appDiagnostics
    radios
    userDataTasks
    phoneCall
    userNotificationListener

    Each key contains a REG_SZ value named Value with contents that should be either of Deny or Allow
    Set each as you want them, then export the key to make your reg files.
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  3. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #3

    Paul,

    You could experiment with changing those settings manually and using RegShot to find out what was changed in the Registry.
    You use RegShot
    - to take before & after copies of the Registry
    - then compare them.
    regshot download SourceForge.net
    regshot - Discussion - SourceForge
    How to Use Regshot To Monitor Your Registry - HTG

    But do remember that you also have to experiment with the results to check if they work the other way around
    - whether or not changing the relevant Registry entry achieves the change in Windows behaviour that you seek, and
    - whether or not changing the relevant Registry entry changes the entry in Settings [this can be quite separate from changing behaviour and you might not be interested].


    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 19 Apr 2021 at 00:18.
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  4. Posts : 15,985
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you for the replies @Bree and @Try3, it is very much appreciated.

    Bree: I used the two locations and references that you posted and it was a breeze.
    Try3: I will definitely look into RegShot, that sounds extremely interesting.

    There must be a FULL list somewhere of the HKLM and HKCU Registry Keys etc, I will investigate.

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  5. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #5

    Paul Black said:
    must
    Paul,

    Must is not a word for Windows.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 15,985
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    Try3 said:
    Paul,

    Must is not a word for Windows.

    Denis
    True. I've lost the plot!
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  7. Posts : 1,048
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #7

    Paul - An alternative to RegShot is Nir Sofer's RegistryChangesView which similarly lets you take a 1st snapshot, make a change (or changes) then compare a second snapshot. What I like about it is that it also lets you save the 'differences' as a REG file directly.

    For example, your first query was the toggle for App Diagnostics > Allow apps to access diagnostic info about your other apps. RegistryChangesView shows the 'changed' info between 'before' and 'after' snapshots as this:

    REG files needed to finish Customisation of OS.-registrychangesview.png

    Obviously only the first 'change' entry was relevant so I clicked on the entry to select it then hit CTRL+e to save the selection as a REG file. I could have just taken a 1st snapshot, made all the changes you wanted then compared against a second snapshot and just selected the relevant entries before creating a composite REG file of the changes.

    Hope this helps...
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  8. Posts : 15,985
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Hello @RickC,

    RickC said:
    Paul - An alternative to RegShot is Nir Sofer's RegistryChangesView which similarly lets you take a 1st snapshot, make a change (or changes) then compare a second snapshot. What I like about it is that it also lets you save the 'differences' as a REG file directly.
    That is a very neat and tidy Tool, thank you.
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  9. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    Paul Black said:
    I have pretty much got all the REG files that I need [ around 250 ].
    You don't actually need REG files. You can simply use the REG command in a batch/CMD file.
    For example, I use the following command to turn off "Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results".
    Code:
    (REG Add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V "Start_TrackProgs" /T REG_DWORD /D "0" /F)

    Paul Black said:
    I will be performing a Clean Install over the next few days.
    Use my scripts to disable auto-updates after the installation. No updates and drivers will be installed automatically.

    P.S. I already posted the screenshots before you posted the message for Brink.
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