Cleaning and tweaking Windows

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  1.    20 Jan 2018 #1

    Some issues with windows


    Im looking for some help with with cleaning and tweaking windows.


    • I want to disable the popup message that asks if a program was installed correctly.
    • I want to get rid of all the apps that comes with windows (solved, see this guide)
    • I want to permanently get rid of the language input indicator. (solved, see this guide)
    • I want to get rid of the safely remove hardware icon.
    • I want to get rid of the thumbnail previews that appears when alt tabbing. (solved by installing winaero tweaker)
    • I want to get rid of the thumbnail previews on the taskbar. (solved by installing winaero tweaker)
    • Sometimes windows randomly changes the view in my folders.
    • I want to disable the annoying tooltips that pops up if you point your mouse on something.
    • I want to disable the annoying sound that plays if you click on a window. (solved, see post #34 in this thread)
    • I want to disable the windows error reporting tool. (solved by installing winaero tweaker)
    • Sometimes windows hangs if im trying to shut down my computer and asks me if i want to wait for my programs to close. I want windows to shut down my computer without asking me anything.
    • I want to prevent windows from creating new folders in the start menu, as well as adding new programs to it. I want to use the start menu for my own programs only.
    • I want to disable both the sign in screen and the lock screen, so i can go straight to the desktop when i start my computer.
    • I want to disable the dialogue that tells you that a program has stopped working. (solved by downloading this registry tweak)
    • I want to disable all types of sharing in windows, e.g networks and folders.
    • I want to get rid of various folders from this pc that im not using. (solved, see this guide)


    Any help is appriciated.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 09 Jun 2018 at 04:29.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       20 Jan 2018 #2

    You can uninstall apps for a user or all users.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10

    See which option in tutorial fits your needs.

    They will very likely come back with the next feature update. If you are not on V1709 I would upgrade then perform customizations.
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  3.    20 Jan 2018 #3

    Your toturial works, but it doesnt seem to get rid of the store apps. I want them all removed.

    Also, what do you mean they will come back again?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 May 2018 at 02:53.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       20 Jan 2018 #4

    You should see each app listed in the detailed section although there was one the other day that someone pointed out was missing.

    Since a feature update is a re-install of the OS they very well will be re-installed as part of OS.
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  5.    20 Jan 2018 #5

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Since a feature update is a re-install of the OS they very well will be re-installed as part of OS.
    Do you mean they will be installed again the next time i install windows? If so, that shouldnt be a problem, because i got a program for backing up my computer, so i can just make a fresh backup after all the apps has been deleted.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 May 2018 at 03:01.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2018 #6

    I was referring to the Feature updates, Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators. Those are all basically OS installs. We call them updates and in some use of the language they are but they are way more than a patch type update.
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  7.    21 Jan 2018 #7

    I see. I will keep that in mind. Im still looking for a solution to the rest of the problems.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 May 2018 at 02:49.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2018 #8

    • Permanently get rid of the input indicator
    • Permanently get rid of the safely remove hardware icon
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews when alt tabbing
    • Get rid of the thumbnail previews on the taskbar
    • Prevent windows from randomly changing how i view my folders
    • Get rid of the apps that comes with windows
    • Get rid of the windows messages that pops up in the bottom right corner
    • Disable the text box that pops up if you point your mouse on something


    When does the last one happen. I assume this is when you in a browser and your mouse goes over green text?

    The second to last one. I think you are referring to notifications.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10

    This thread should assist you in getting rid of Aero Peek, hopefully it does taskbar and tab but I didn't read through.

    How to completely turn off Aero Peek

    Not what you mean, Input Indicator. If it on your screen and it has multiple inputs that is the way the hardware works. You would have to search your monitor model to see if this is possible.

    While I realize it is more work I would start individual threads on each. Again I think most of these will be reset with next feature update so you might want to keep a listing of solutions handy.


    Ken
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  9.    21 Jan 2018 #9

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    When does the last one happen. I assume this is when you in a browser and your mouse goes over green text?
    It happens all over windows if you point your mouse on something for a few seconds.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    The second to last one. I think you are referring to notifications.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10
    I have disabled the notifications from your link, will see if it works.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    This thread should assist you in getting rid of Aero Peek, hopefully it does taskbar and tab but I didn't read through.

    How to completely turn off Aero Peek
    I will try it out and get back with the results.

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Not what you mean, Input Indicator. If it on your screen and it has multiple inputs that is the way the hardware works. You would have to search your monitor model to see if this is possible.
    Im talking about the input indicator in the right bottom of windows. I have disabled it in the options where you disable system icons, but it still shows up.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 May 2018 at 03:05.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2018 #10

    Cerawy said: View Post
    I'm talking about the input indicator in the right bottom of windows. I have disabled it in the options where you disable system icons, but it still shows up.
    Do you mean the 'input method indicator' saying ENG US or similar? You will have this if you have more than one keyboard language installed.
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