Disabling Windows 10 Consumer Experience

Windows 10 Consumer Experience adds tiles to the Start Menu for things like Candy Crush, Solitaire, and other non-business applications. There’s a simple way to disable this. Note that this does not remove any of the built-in apps like Calendar, Mail, or even Xbox.

Group Policy

The best and most practical way to disable this would be Group Policy. There’s a setting called “Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences” located at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content”. If you enable this policy, the extra stuff will go away.

Maximum unique TCP connections allowed by license in Windows 10

Problem:
Receiving the “TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts” error in event viewer for Event ID 4226? A limit was first imposed back in XP SP2, with a concurrent connection limit of ten different connections per one second. 

(Number of half open connections)

Although most users won’t notice a difference in network activity if it’s increased, there is a registry value that can be set to zero to disable the maximum number of connections allowed.

This would be helpful for anyone using a download manager or torrent program that allows many simultaneous connections at once.

Solution:


Open “regedit” and navigate to“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters.”

add a dword32 “EnableConnectionRateLimiting”set to “0” hex

Disabling Multiple Processes on Google Chrome

Process Per Site

If you don’t want Chrome to open a new process for every single tab, its possible to set the browser to create only a single process for multiple tabs all browsing the same site. To change the setting, right-click the Google Chrome icon in your “Start” menu and select “Properties.” Click the “Target” text box and scroll to the end of the line. Insert the phrase “–process-per-site” after the end of the text currently in the box and click “Apply.”

disable/delete office click to run

run cmd as admin

C:\Windows\system32>sc stop “ClickToRunSvc”

SERVICE_NAME: ClickToRunSvc
TYPE : 10 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
STATE : 1 STOPPED
WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 (0x0)
CHECKPOINT : 0x0
WAIT_HINT : 0x0

C:\Windows\system32>sc config “ClickToRunSvc” start=disabled
[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

C:\Windows\system32>sc delete “ClickToRunSvc”
[SC] DeleteService SUCCESS

C:\Windows\system32>

disable windows10 updates powershell script

Run in PowerShell in Administrator mode:

Clear-Host

$WindowsUpdatePath = "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\"
$AutoUpdatePath = "HKLM:SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU"

If(Test-Path -Path $WindowsUpdatePath) {
    Remove-Item -Path $WindowsUpdatePath -Recurse
}

New-Item $WindowsUpdatePath -Force
New-Item $AutoUpdatePath -Force

Set-ItemProperty -Path $AutoUpdatePath -Name NoAutoUpdate -Value 1

Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\" | Disable-ScheduledTask

takeown /F C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator /A /R
icacls C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator /grant Administrators:F /T

Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath "\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\" | Disable-ScheduledTask

Stop-Service wuauserv
Set-Service wuauserv -StartupType Disabled

Write-Output "All Windows Updates were disabled"

Hard disk write protected USB external adapter

Command Prompt -> run as administrator

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
(c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10240

Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: JACQUESWERK

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online         1863 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online         1863 GB   497 GB
  Disk 2    Online           59 GB      0 B
  Disk 3    Online         1863 GB      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 3

Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

Disk attributes cleared successfully.

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...

C:\Windows\system32>

How to fix USB flash, SD memory card, CD disc & Pen drive write-protected error?

We use removable storage devices a lot on a Windows computer, and some of you should at least once encounter the issue of the disk malfunction, which is mostly about “the disk is write protected”. When Windows starts to write protect your disk, for example, a SanDisk 4GB USB flash drive, you can no longer use it anymore until you remove the write protection. And the fix methods are as follows.

Method 1. diskpart command

Step 1. Open administrative Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type these commands one by one and press Enter key after each:

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk # (# is the number of USB drive with which you’re getting the write-protected error and is plugged in)
  • attributes disk clear readonly

Step 3. You may now close Command Prompt and re-plug the USB drive and check if the issue is resolved, by dragging a file to the drive or trying to format in Windows Disk Management or EaseUS Partition Master coming in the later part.

Windows 10 Disable wsappx

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet00x\Services\AppXSVC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet00x\Services\ClipSVC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet00x\Services\WSService

Change the “Start” REG_DWORD value from:
0x00000003 (3)
to
0x00000004 (4)
on each of those, then reboot.

old windows7 style volume control

Open Registry Editor. and navigate to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC

Next, in the right pane you will see a 32-bit DWORD value named EnableMtcUvc. In case you do not see it, create it. Its default value is 1. Change it to 0.

How to enable c$ admin share on Windows 10 and Server 2016

  1. From the computer you’d like to enable the admin share, click Start or Cortana and immediately type “cmd“. From the list of results, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  2. Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt window and hit enter.
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f