Change these settings after clean install win10 on a new SSD?

  1. Burgurne's Avatar
    Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro

    Change these settings after clean install win10 on a new SSD?

    After some troubble with a few games and settings, I installed windows 10 pro on a SSD. I then got this list, which I was told to use as my PC is mainly a gamer-PC.
    Can you recommend me to use this list complete, or is it "too much"?
    I really can't see why I should get a local account instead of my Microsoft account on my PC because of problems with a game?? I would really like to get some feedback to this, as I think it is a bit overwhelming to do so much.

    The list:

    I hear a lot of people experiencing all kinds of issues after each Windows 10 Creator update.
    I never had any problems with any of the updates. And I came to conclusion that perhaps
    there are a few things that might be causing this issue.
    Nr.1: Windows Fast Startup. Disabling it resolves a lot of issues. You can disable it by
    navigating to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings and
    removing check-mark from "Turn on fast startup (recommended)".
    Nr.2: Power Options - set to High Performance to let the CPU run on full capacity at all times
    rather than let it throttle. Helps with performance in games and prevents CPU from throttling.
    Nr.3: General things to do after you install a fresh copy of Windows (in essence remove all the
    Telemetry Garbage that Microsoft forces by default):
    First, do not login to your computer with Microsoft Account. If you already did then disable
    Microsoft Account and create a Local Account.
    Type "Privacy" in Search Windows.
    Click Privacy Settings.
    In General Tab set everything to Off.
    Click on Manage my Microsoft advertising and other personalization info and set everything to
    Off. (A browser will open up).
    In Location Tab, set everything to Off unless you are using one of those features.
    In Camera Tab set everything to Off.
    In Account Info set everything to Off.
    In Contacts set everything to Off.
    Calendar leave On.
    In Message Tab set everything to Off.
    In Radios set everything to Off.
    In Other Devices set everything to Off.
    Feedback & diagnostics set to Never for "Windows should ask for my feedback" and set
    Diagnostic and usage data to Basic.
    In Background apps set those apps that you don't use to Off.
    Open Microsoft Edge and click on three dots on the top right corner and then click on Settings.
    Click on View Advanced Settings and set everything to Off except "Block Popo-Ups" and "Use
    Adobe Flash Player".
    Press on your keyboard 'Windows + R' and type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
    In Local Group Policy Editor navigate to Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates
    --> Windows Components --> One Drive
    On the right side double click on 'Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage' and set it to
    Enable and Apply. Do not close Local Group Policy Editor.
    In Local Group Policy Editor navigate to Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates
    --> All Settings and find 'Allow Telemetry' on the right side.
    Double click on 'Allow Telemetry' and set it to Disabled and Apply.
    Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components >
    Locate the “Allow Cortana” setting in the right pane and double-click it.
    Set the Allow Cortana option to “Disabled” and then click “OK”.
    Press on your keyboard 'Windows + R' and type regedit and hit enter.
    In the Registry Editor navigate to Computer --> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SOFTWARE -->
    Microsoft --> Windows --> CurrentVersion --> Policies --> DataCollection
    Then on the right side double click 'AllowTelemetry' and change value to 0 and then Ok to
    In 'Search Windows' type command and right click on 'Command Prompt' and then 'Run As
    Go to root. (cd ..)
    Run the following commands:
    ECHO "" >
    In 'Search Windows' type Cortana
    Set everything to Off.
    Under 'Manage what Cortana knows about me in the cloud' clear all history if you were logged
    in with your Microsoft Account. Once again, Disable Microsoft Account if you are still logged in
    with it.
    For better performance and to prevent memory leak in Windows disable NDU
    Open regedit
    Go to:
    Modify "Start" Value to 4 to disable it.
    Remove garbage applications by Microsoft - open PowerShell and run as administrator then
    perform these commands to remove tools that most likely you won't ever use:
    Uninstall Phone and Uninstall Phone Companion
    get-appxpackage *phone* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Calendar and Mail apps
    get-appxpackage *communicationsapps* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall People
    get-appxpackage *people* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Alarms & Clock
    get-appxpackage *alarms* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Camera
    get-appxpackage *camera* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Maps
    get-appxpackage *maps* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Voice Recorder
    get-appxpackage *soundrecorder* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection
    get-appxpackage *solitaire* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall 3D Builder
    get-appxpackage *3dbuilder* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall OneNote
    get-appxpackage *onenote* | remove-appxpackage
    Uninstall XBox
    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers
    Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp_22.23.18005.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    Then go to Services and disable all Xbox services, which are causing a lot of issues for many
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  2. Burgurne's Avatar
    Posts : 481
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Nobody changes anything after a clean install??

    Please, write some do and/or don't
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,695
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Don't bother since Windows 10 should configure your PC for the SSD.
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,871
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux

    I don't change nearly close to that number of windows parts and turn off just stuff I don't use, like hibernation file for instance. I always use same MS account so many things get synced even across 2 computers and some with Windows phone. Any other changes I make is because I have to in case of something going bad.
    Actually, first thing I do is to update drivers without changing a thing beforehand.
    Disabling or uninstalling UWP parts and APPs actually have nothing to do with OS itself and that's highly individual thing.
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