Windows 10: Some preliminary tweaks 10240

  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    Some preliminary tweaks 10240

    Use at your own peril.
    I found the beginning of these tweaks on the net and toyed around with them.
    They worked as of build 10240 at least for me.

    Since this is a TP. The option to turn off/disable Windows Defender is grayed out. However, you can turn off by:

    Open Admin Command Prompt and type: gpedit.msc
    Go to: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Defender
    Double click on "Turn Off Windows Defender" and select "Enabled" then click "Apply"

    To remove an embedded APP for whatever reason open a powershell with admin rights.
    I do NOT know how to get them back without a fresh install so be warned.
    Also some work and some don't so try on those you don't want.

    In power shell to get the Package list type or copy/paste

    Get-AppxPackage | Select Name,PackageFullname

    To Remove packages like XBox Type
    Get-AppxPackage *xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage

    It will remove it with no questions asked. I had NO USE for the XBox App and it's gone!
    Here are some others, just look at the package list and you will see the name to type in or use these already prewritten deals.

    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.3DBuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.Windows.Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.WindowsFeedback* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.3DBuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage

    You can get all the gadgets back by installing 8 Gadget Pack 14 which absolutely free.
    You can disable the Ribbon by using Ribbon Disabler v2.
    You can remove One Note permanently by creating a text file with .cmd at the end.
    Copy and paste this

    @echo off

    set x86="%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
    set x64="%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"

    echo Closing OneDrive process.
    taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe > NUL 2>&1
    ping -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

    echo Uninstalling OneDrive.
    if exist %x64% (
    %x64% /uninstall
    ) else (
    %x86% /uninstall
    ping -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

    echo Removing OneDrive leftovers.
    rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "C:\OneDriveTemp" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
    rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1

    echo Removeing OneDrive from the Explorer Side Panel.
    REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1
    REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1


    Then save and exit.
    run script with admin rights and One note will be gone.
    You may have to still uninstall it with the package such as this
    Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage

    I already uninstalled mine and the name might be off but you will see it.

    Anyway, these tweaks are what I have found and not my creation so Kudos to all those who came up with this stuff.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    Thanks for collecting and posting them here. Would be helpful for many users.
    Personally, I hate OneDrive & Defender mostly
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3

    Can anyone confirm whether the above-mentioned Ribbon Disabler v2 works with the final release (7/29) version of Windows 10?

    According to a post on the author's website, it was no longer working last Fall as of Tech Preview Build 9879:
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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