Winaero Tweaker Stalling Sysprep?

  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10

    Winaero Tweaker Stalling Sysprep?

    I have pinpointed a severe stall time when performing a sysprep to applying Winaero Tweaker settings to my Windows 10 Pro base image, which setting it may be is undetermined. It has increased the initial startup time after running sysprep from 15min to almost 80min, it stalls on the "Getting Ready" screen. I used shift+F10 to access the CMD during the hangup and checked the setuperr.log but it is empty. When I checked the setupact.log the last entry was "WudfCoInstaller: Created marker file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\Msft_User_WpdFs_01_11_00.Wdf" which was created over 40min prior...nothing else was done in that 40+ min.

    I do not have the exact Windows version number on hand at the moment.

    I am wondering how these tweaks are being applied to the OS, I do not think it is using a group policy as this works on Home edition which has no group policy features. I am guessing the tweaker makes changes directly to the registry right? I am considering making my changes with a policy object instead which would be applied after the sysprep, but I am unsure if all my changes below can be made using a policy?

    -Disable Ads & Unwanted APPs
    -Disable Aero Shake
    -Disable Reboot After Updates
    -Show BSOD

    *Boot & Logon
    -Disable Lock Screen
    -Disable Login Screen Image

    *Desktop & Taskbar
    -Disable Action Center
    -Disable Live Tiles
    -Disable Quick Action Buttons
    -Disable Web Search
    -Disable Hover To Select

    *Context Menu
    -Add Windows Update To Desktop Menu

    *File Explorer
    -Customize This PC Folders (remove all)
    -Disable Jump Lists
    -File Explorer Starting Folder (this PC)
    -Navigation Pane (remove quick access, home group, removable drives and network)

    -Disable Administrative Shares

    *User Accounts
    -Enable Admin
    -Enable UAC (always notify)

    *Windows Defender
    -Enable Protection Against Unwanted Software

    *Windows Apps
    -Disable Auto-Update Store Apps
    -Disable Cortana

    -Disable Telemetry

    -Change OEM Info
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  2. Posts : 318
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1

    i use this program for some tweaks
    most of them you can change by registry

    i am not a programmer (yet) i do not know how the program works and effects
    but there is a program in nirsoft, it is monitoring registry changes

    RegFromApp try

    and there is a button on Winaero Tweaker
    "see in detail how this tweak work"

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  3. Posts : 149
    Windows 11 Pro

    I've been a long time user of Winaero. Unfortunately now half of the tweaks applied don't do anything (ie. Disable Windows Media Player context menu doesn't do anything so I have to do my own reg tweaks manually) and many others so I kinda don't trust it for now. It needs a big overhaul to be properly compatible with the latest edition of Windows.
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  4. Posts : 318
    Windows 10 Home Single Language 21H1

    maybe it is about your security software, i am using it exactly for learning

    and there is a button on Winaero Tweaker
    "see in detail how this tweak work"
    but sure it is the best way and safe that making changes by your handmade .reg and .bat files
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