Tweaks, Fixes & Information for Windows
The main activity is in the
Almost all tweaks are in Powershell
A collection of scripts for Tweaking / Fixing Windows 10
- Disable Telemetry
- Disable Problem Steps Recorder
- Disable Application Impact Telemetry
- Disable Customer Experience Improvement Program
- Disable Unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Disable Unwanted Services
- Disable SMB1 Protocol
- Disable Cortana
- Disable Windows Store Restrictions
- Set Windows Update Settings Using Group Policy
- Remove Unwanted Apps
- Remove Cortana
- Remove Microsoft OneDrive
- Remove Microsoft Edge Browser
- Download & Install Firefox Using Powershell
- Automate Firewall Rules Using IP Blocklists
- Automate Hosts Blocking Using DNS Blocklists
- Detects Changes to HOSTS File
- Potentially Unwanted App (PUA) App Blocking Protection
HOSTS file changes are detected as this is a known vector for malware.
If you make changes yourself you can simply click Allow.
PUA protection has been known to remove some apps people find useful & it can be disabled if it causes problems.
Set-MpPreference -PUAProtection 0
PUA protection may be useful so it's really down to personal preference.
- now renamed from
- location of files now
rem-sysapps.ps1updated to fix this
Tweaked scripts to reduce errors with scheduled tasks & services.
1909 new install changes
- 1909 features new app package
- 1909 new service
autotimesvc Cellular Time
1909 New Scheduled Tasks
\Microsoft\Windows\Work Folders\ Work Folders Logon Synchroniza... Ready \Microsoft\Windows\Work Folders\ Work Folders Maintenance Work Ready \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Automatic-Device-Join Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Device-Sync Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Recovery-Check Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\WwanSvc\ NotificationTask Ready \Microsoft\XblGameSave\ XblGameSaveTask Ready
1803 / 1809
Scripts still relevant, added new script to remove Microsoft Edge browser as it now seems to run in the background for some reason.
Microsoft also seem to have removed the GPO for disabling cortana in Software Policies.
Scripts feature ability to disable various Microsoft technologies / services which can be considered to spy or report on users of the Operating System. eg: Telemetry, Problem Steps Recorder, Application Impact Telemetry, Customer Experience Improvement Program, Geolocation, Biometric Information, Browser History ...
Cleanup folder features scripts to remove Microsoft OneDrive & move components relating to indexing of information within files (Cortana), reporting & information gathering.
Microsoft ReferencesConfigure Windows telemetry in your organization
This folder has a few basic scripts, the most useful is check-startup which checks registry locations known to be used by malware & viruses to initiate on windows startup.
This folder has some old tweaks I made for Windows 7 which can still be used in Windows 8.1 / 10.
net_tweaks sets TcpAckFrequency & TCPNoDelay to 1 on all network interfaces within the system rem_spy_updates removes Windows 7 & 8 updates which relate to install of telemetry
Most of the scripts here are documented on my personal blog website