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Windows 9.5 Install Guide

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Posted · Original PosterOP
So you're curious and want to make your own Windows 9.5? Cool. Huge disclaimer: It worked for us, might not work for you, that kind of thing. If that's still cool with you, let's begin!
 

o   Start from a fresh install of Windows 10

o   Make sure it's fully updated

o   Disable telemetry - - It’s not like Microsoft would be interested in what we’ll be up to here

§  Change privacy settings in Windows’ Settings app

§  Disable telemetry in the registry

§  Open a command prompt as Administrator, then type:

·       sc diagtrack start= disabled

o   The space after start= is a must

·       sc stop diagtrack

o   Services changes - Hold the Windows key and press R, then type services.msc and choose OK.

§  Background Intelligent Transfer Serivce – Automatic (Delayed Start) -> Manual

§  Connected User Experiences and Telemetry – Automatic -> Disabled

§  Diagnostic Policy Service – Automatic -> Manual

§  Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) – Manual (Triggered) -> Disabled

§  Windows Biometric Service – Automatic -> Manual

§  WLAN Autoconfig – Automatic -> Manual

o   Download and install the following:

§  Aeroglass 1.5.2 - http://www.glass8.eu/download

§  Win7 Taskbar Reflection - http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6089&hilit=windows+7+taskbar+texture&start=50#p27834 - Save the "Win7 Taskbar Reflection for opacity 40 qty .png" attachment

§  Win7 Start Button - http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3207#p15050 - Save the "Windows 7.png" attachment

§  ClassicShell - http://www.classicshell.net/downloads/ - Once installed, navigate to the following menus and make changes as necessary:

·       Skin: WIN7LIKE

·       Start Button

o   Replace Start Button

o   Button Image: Choose file - Windows 7.png

o   Button size: Change to 24, 32, 48, 64, etc as needed based on resolution / scaling

·       Taskbar

o   Taskbar Look: Glass

o   Taskbar Opacity: 40

o   Taskbar Texture: Choose file - Win7 Taskbar Reflection for opacity 40 qty .png

·       Menu Look

o   Glass Opacity: 10

§  7+ Taskbar Tweaker - http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker

·       Right-click the tray icon, click advanced options, change show_desktop_button_size to 12

·       Right-click taskbar, Cortana -> Hidden, uncheck Show Task View Button on the same menu

§  OldNewExplorer - http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/oldnewexplorer.html 

·       Choose "Use command bar instead of Ribbon", then install

 

§  UxStyle - https://github.com/riverar/uxstyle/releases

§  Aero 7 theme - http://sagorpirbd.deviantart.com/art/Aero-7-Themes-for-Win10-Final-523979941

 

 

 

·       The "Clear" version of this theme was used for our video.

 

 

 

·       Navigate to "Theme\Themes For 10 Build 14393 Anniversary Update" and copy everything in that folder to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

o   Registry tweaks:

§  Hold the Windows key and hit R, then type regedit and choose OK

§  Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM

·       Right-click -> New -> DWORD: ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity – Double-click and set to decimal 100

·       Right-click -> New -> DWORD: ColorizationColorBalance – Double-click and set to decimal 100

·       Right-click -> New -> DWORD: ColorizationColorBalanceInactive – Double-click and set to decimal 25

·       Right-click -> New -> DWORD: GlassOpacity – Double-click and set to decimal 20

·       Right-click -> New -> DWORD: RoundRectRadius – Double-click and set to decimal 12

o   More aggressive tweaks, if desired:

§  Copy taskmgr.exe and msconfig.exe from a Windows 7 install, name them something like tm.exe and msconfig1.exe and place them in Windows\System32

§  Replace Task Manager with the copied version in the registry

§  Follow the same procedure with msconfig

§  Disable the People, Calendar, and Mail storage services (will disable these apps) and tile updates

·       CDPUserSvc_7e8fc5, Contact Data_7e8fc5, Sync Host_7e8fc5, Tile Data Model Server, User Data Access_7e8fc5, User Data Storage_7e8fc5

§  Uninstall every UWP app except for Store (so you can get them again as needed later)

§  Disable Cortana

§  Turn on verbose login/shutdown messages if that’s your bag

 

And that's it! If all went well, you're now looking at Windows 9.5 - Windows 10 with a Windows 7 skin and disabled telemetry.

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On 3/6/2017 at 4:28 PM, Xreldo said:

nvm watched the video

plz if you quote plz snip or don't quote

 

On 3/6/2017 at 4:25 PM, nicklmg said:

-snip-

Can you make it look good for Night Theme users?

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On 3/6/2017 at 4:31 PM, deXxterlab97 said:

plz if you quote plz snip or don't quote

(: Linus now sponsored by crunchyroll (:

I was about to snip it...

 

On 3/6/2017 at 4:34 PM, deXxterlab97 said:

Can you make it look good for Night Theme users?

What is Night theme? I heard people talking about it.

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Just now, Xreldo said:

What is Night theme? I heard people talking about it.

it's a theme setting for the forum that makes everything darker

 

go to the bottom of the page and you will see the word THEME with a drop down arrow.

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1 minute ago, Xreldo said:

What is Night theme? I heard people talking about it.

Forums theme. Makes everything black/grey/dark

 

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I'm not saying that anyone should ever mess around with Windows install files or otherwise potentially infringe any EULA, but I'm going to guess that if someone somehow packed this into an iso, (s)he may be considered a hero by many. Among which I'm not admitting to be included or related in any way.

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4 minutes ago, Daniel644 said:

it's a theme setting for the forum that makes everything darker

 

go to the bottom of the page and you will see the word THEME with a drop down arrow.

Actually someone helpful.

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1 minute ago, Xreldo said:

Actually someone helpful.

you'll find it's severely broken in most threads started by the LMG crew. I gave up and went back to day theme

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Just now, Daniel644 said:

you'll find it's severely broken in most threads started by the LMG crew. I gave up and went back to day theme

I prefer day theme too.

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30 minutes ago, nicklmg said:
 

o   Disable telemetry - - It’s not like Microsoft would be interested in what we’ll be up to here

§  Disable telemetry in the registry

 

@nicklmg The link directs to the LMG sharepoint.com of Anthony and reports: "HTTP Error 400. The request URL is invalid"

 

I think the right link is "http:/winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/"

 

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·       (Probably just list these in the video itself rather than say them)

Should probably also be removed from the forum post ;)

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As these messing with the Windows registry is on the brink of being considered as tampering with the EULA, and considering the amount of time that will go into this, why not just install a copy of Windows 10 LTSB and be done with it. 


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Could somebody do what Linus did and capture an image for download? Would be a far more efficient way to deploy it for testing. I probably will try and do this with a Windows 10 EDU (Enterprise Featured) Edition and see what happens. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, Ekin said:

@nicklmg The link directs to the LMG sharepoint.com of Anthony and reports: "HTTP Error 400. The request URL is invalid"

 

I think the right link is "http:/winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/"

 

Should probably also be removed from the forum post ;)

updated :)


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If you want 9.0: Website: https://www.eastcoast.hosting/Windows9/ Mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x484t29mrmwfoig/Windows_9_v1.94.7z

 

Note that this does not come with any activation tools whatsoever and is therefore not an illegal source of Windows. From the website: "This image is provided with no license key, therefore it is not an illegal source of windows. Users must provide their own license key for activation."

 

If you need a license and are a student, you can get a free Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro license from Microsoft Imagine (formerly DreamSpark). Otherwise it is for OEMs only. However, it is worth noting that you used to be able to purchase it, I remember it cost significantly more than a regular Windows license, I think it was about $200.

 

Also nicklmg if you would be so kind as to changing my username to "aaronfranke" I don't know why it's just a bunch of numbers and I appear to be unable to change my username manually...

 

 

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I am actually building an ISO img now, but i dont know if there is any legal way to share it without breaking laws or rules...

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Just now, Meowcat285 said:

Is there a pre-made ISO?

24 minutes ago, 92780_1454179961 said:

If you want 9.0: Website: https://www.eastcoast.hosting/Windows9/ Mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/file/x484t29mrmwfoig/Windows_9_v1.94.7z

 

Note that this does not come with any activation tools whatsoever and is therefore not an illegal source of Windows. From the website: "This image is provided with no license key, therefore it is not an illegal source of windows. Users must provide their own license key for activation."

 

If you need a license and are a student, you can get a free Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro license from Microsoft Imagine (formerly DreamSpark). Otherwise it is for OEMs only. However, it is worth noting that you used to be able to purchase it, I remember it cost significantly more than a regular Windows license, I think it was about $200.

 

Also nicklmg if you would be so kind as to changing my username to "aaronfranke" I don't know why it's just a bunch of numbers and I appear to be unable to change my username manually...

 

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, nicklmg said:

updated :)

Nick please fix the formatting so it isn't painful on night theme users. It's better than dark text on dark background, but it's still kinda painful. 

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This may seem like a silly question, but you don't have to do all the theme stuff right? My understanding was that that was done just for cosmetics correct?

 

Thanks!

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Already on W10 and don't feel like going to another version just for theming, but I did use the services and registry tips.

 


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