Reg File to Set Up a New System

  1. Posts : 21
    windows 10

    Reg File to Set Up a New System

    After an OS is installed, it needs to be set up. In Win 7, it was easy. Two groups of settings needed to be changed, and the rest was mainly drivers and personal preferences. However, Win 10 is a mess that takes a couple hours to properly set up. So, I spent about three days working on this Reg File.

    The purpose of this file is simple: Automatically do what takes me a couple hours to do, get Win 10 straightened out. This file will do almost everything . It will even remove the recycle bin from the desktop!

    What does it do? The better question is; What doesn't it do? It can't turn off Swiftkey. I still haven't found the required registry setting.

    To properly take effect, the following steps must be taken.
    1. Run file.
    2. Restart Explorer (NOT PC!)
    3. Restart PC.
    It may seem weird, but at least one change won't take effect unless the above steps are followed.

    "Seriously, what does the file do?" Ok here's the list:
    Autoplay Memory Card Open Folder
    Autoplay Removable Drive Open Folder
    Disable Auto Sign-In
    Disable Background Blur
    Disable Bing (Web Search)
    Disable Cortana
    Disable Feedback
    Disable Lock Screen
    Display Full Path
    Enable Scroll Bars
    Explorer Open This PC.
    Last edited by davidP7; 1 Week Ago at 05:30.
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 2,155
    Windows 10 Pro, 20H2

    Did you mean to attach a copy of the file here?

    I've done about the same thing, built a batch file that asks what settings you want to apply and then makes the appropriate registry changes.

    However, there is another option that you may want to consider:

    You can setup a reference system, make all the changes that you want, install any apps that you want, etc. Once all is configured the way you want, create an image and an unattended answer file. Now you have have an unattended installation of Windows with all the customizations already made.

    Of course, if you rarely install Windows, it might not be worth all that effort. In that case, the registry changes may be easier.
      My Computers


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