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Your All Access Guide To Windows 10.

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

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Windows 10 is here! However, with every new OS, there are some changes you should make to improve your experience. 

Let's take a look!

 

Part I: The many joys of WinAero Tweaker 

Featured Inside: Get dark color scheme in Modern Apps, Custom theme colors, Get title bar colors back!, Will be in the November update. Disable new lock screen, get the old volume slider back, enable CTRL + ALT + DEL to logon, Stop Windows Updates, Get the old color chooser pane back.

So What is WinAero Tweaker? It's free software, made by http://winaero.com/ to change and fix little problems in Microsoft's Operating systems. It's constantly being updated, so make sure to check the website for any updates

Get dark color schemes in Modern apps.

Here is where you can enable the Dark color scheme for Windows 10 settings and apps. Uncheck the boxes to enable the dark color scheme post-81427-0-76141700-1438180176_thumb.p

 
Custom Theme colors.
In Windows 10, there are only a certain number of predetermined colors. You can't create your on like in Windows 7 & 8. This setting changes that.post-81427-0-48480100-1438180195_thumb.j 

 
Get title bar colors back! This will be included by default in the October update for Windows 10.
In Windows 10, Microsoft removed the title bar colors for Windows Desktop Applications, with this setting, you can restore them back to Windows 8 style.post-81427-0-32200300-1438180221.jpg

 
Disable the new lock screen.
the new lock screen can be annoying on desktops without touch screens, If you want to jump right in, use this tweak! post-81427-0-00432700-1438180237.jpg

 
Get the old volume slider back
If you do not like the new volume slider, a la no way to directly get into the Mixer, you can put the old one back in its place post-81427-0-34719800-1438180255.jpg
Here's the pretter new one,
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and the more functional old one
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Stop Windows Updates. 

Windows 10 forces updates on users. with this trick, you can set WU to notify only, or turn it off altogether. post-81427-0-96945900-1439929525.png

 

Get the old Personalization panel back 

If you liked the old personalization pane in Control panel from Windows 7 & 8, you can get it back with this easy trick. All you have to do is enter the 'Run' window (Win + R) and type 'control color'

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and the much more granular control panel window shows up

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Part II: The Start menu

Featured inside: Make your start menu your start menu, Add some color, and some blur! 

 

 

The new start menu, it's pretty good, but it still needs some work. I'll show you what needs to be done.

 

Is your start menu and task bar black? Yes? do you hate it? Yes? Then make sure ya do this: Go into settings > Personalization > color. Below all of the color swatches, make sure both of the toggles are on. 


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Quick links can be very useful in the start menu. Here's how to add them. 


Go into settings > Personalization > Start. Click 'Choose which folders appear on Start'. You can add as many as you may find helpful. post-81427-0-57130700-1438182058_thumb.j
Example:
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You can make it your start menu. Want modern tiles with lots of info? sure.


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Want a simple start menu with a few Win32 links? K.
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Whatever you want, you can have it! (for the most part)  

 

III- Get Rid of ALL instances of Modern Apps, Including the store! 

If you are completely old school and want to remove all aspects of Modern Apps from your PC, here's how to do it.

  • Open an Elevated (admin) Windows PowerShell.
  • Type this to remove all Metro apps from all user accounts

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage

 
Or from just the Current User account
 

Get-AppXPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

 
And That's it!
  

This command will make sure that Modern apps don't keep coming back to your user account even after you uninstalled them.
That's it! Note that in Windows 10, the Store app can be uninstalled and once you uninstall it, I don't see a way to get it back unless some updates to the OS reinstate it. Also, some apps cannot be uninstalled like the Contact Support app, Cortana, Photos, Microsoft Edge, Windows Feedback app and of course the Settings app. Also, the Store app made its way back to my system via some update.

Source: http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-remove-all-bundled-apps-in-windows-10/
 

 

IV- Remove Homegroup and Quick Access from Windows Explorer

In Windows 10, Quick access and sometimes HomeGroup can show up in the navigation pane of Windows 10's File Explorer. If you have no use for them. 
 
To remove Homegroup, Click here
 
To remove Quick Access, Click here 

 

V- Control Panel GodMode

To get the infamous GodMode [all control panel items] in Windows 10, all you have to do is make a new folder, and name it 'GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}' That's it!

VI- Disable ALL Telemetry in Windows 10.

Simply follow this guide HERE

 

VII- Uninstall & Remove Cortana.

Simply follow this guide HERE

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Awesome.


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I am getting so sick and tired of all these freaking Windows 10 topics.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am getting so sick and tired of all these freaking Windows 10 topics.

I'll change your mind for this one, once it's done. 


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I am getting so sick and tired of all these freaking Windows 10 topics.

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Yes please do it properly. I know you can. Also the overview videos from Windows Central arent that bad either for those who are too lazy to read.

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I'll change your mind for this one, once it's done. 

Probably not. It'll be a topic of "Huh, neat." but I probably won't use it for quite some time since this install of 8.1 isn't even a month old I don't think.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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I am getting so sick and tired of all these freaking Windows 10 topics.

Step 1: Don't read them

 

Step 2: ???

 

Step 3: Profit?


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Has anyone figured out how to get the Store back without re-installing?

 

 

III- Get Rid of ALL instances of Modern Apps, Including the store! 

If you are completely old school and want to remove all aspects of Modern Apps from your PC, here's how to do it.

  •  
  • Open an Elevated (admin) Windows PowerShell.
  • Type this to remove all Metro apps from all user accounts

 
Or from just the Current User account
 

 
And That's it!
  

Source: http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-remove-all-bundled-apps-in-windows-10/
 

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Has anyone figured out how to get the Store back without re-installing?

No, but it sometimes comes back with updates to the OS. 


Having problems with your fresh Windows 10 install? PM Me!
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No, but it sometimes comes back with updates to the OS. 

Well I found a solution to get the store back but it looks like it also gets all the original apps back.

 

Run this command in Windows PowerShell

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

credit to the reddit user F0RCE963

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3emhw4/accidentally_removed_the_store_app/ctglp8x

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I am getting so sick and tired of all these freaking Windows 10 topics.

Agree :) , and most of them are privacy issues just like heck man deal with it :lol: . 

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