Windows 10 - Tips and Tweaks

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  1. mbk1969

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    I flagged my network connection as metered and no more automatic updates. Simple, easy, risk free.
     
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    Same here, I also block IP's via firewall and hostfile so it's not like my pc can even connect to those windows update servers in the first place unless I allow it, so why have the services automatically running in the background if there is no use for them to be?

    xD
     
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    @KissSh0t wpd.com and block whatever you want
     
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    They do not run all the time. I would understand if they were on "Automatic".
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    Correct, I've no use for them running at all.

    This is the tips and tweaks thread, I asked for help on a very specific topic, I received a useful response, I learned something new, I gained further control of my pc... that's all there is to say.
     
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    Yeah, yeah... Only time I managed to brick Windows at home rig I was toying with security permissions of registry keys trying to get rid of notorious DCOM errors in event log. Now MS turned these events into warnings but now I just ignore them.
    Anyway, when you do regular backups you have no worries.
     
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    I used to know of a tool that would use the superadmin account to open applications such as regedit, but i can't remember its name of the life of me.
     
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    Power Run by Sordum :)
     
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    Thats it!
     
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    @Astyanax That is the most powerful weapon in my arsenal ;) others(lesser) but valuable include RegFromApp(nirsoft) and RegConverter(sordum)
     
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    @boogieman Its way faster than windows search :D
     
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    I don`t understand the need to search for files. I do this so seldom that I don`t need 3rd party tools.
     
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    I do cos my hard drives a mess and i lose stuff all the time :D
     
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    I have several uses one example is when uninstalling a Steam game. A game will typically leave various files left on C drive, like config's, saves, etc. Doing a quick search with this program finds the left overs by usually using the games name. I can then delete them otherwise they remain.
     
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