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Windows 10 Provisioning

Turn OFF sounds

Turn OFF bitlocker

manage-bde -off C:

Touchpad gestures

Advanced gesture configuration –> 3 Finger Left –> Ctrl + Shift + Tab

Advanced gesture configuration –> 3 Finger Right –> Ctrl + Shift

UTC time

reg add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation” /v RealTimeIsUniversal /d 1 /t REG_DWORD /f

Add "Networking connectivity in Standby" in Power Options using Command Prompt

  • Allows us to change setting to “Disable” for “Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Disconnected”

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\F15576E8-98B7-4186-B944-EAFA664402D9 /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Disable Modern Standby

  • Not recommended on XPS due to potential firmware power management bugs after waking from S3 sleep
reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power /v PlatformAoAcOverride /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Disable Bing search from Start menu

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /T REG_DWORD /V "ConnectedSearchUseWeb" /D 0 /F

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /T REG_DWORD /V "DisableSearchBoxSuggestions" /D 1 /F

Blurry DPI fix

Update: Now in-built in Windows 10. Finally!

I have my display set to 125%. This helps fix the blurriness -


Imdisk + My fix for Fast Startup



Google Drive FS

OLD METHOD: Block cortana search + use with edge deflector:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CUSTOM RULE Disable Cortana" dir=out action=block program="%windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe" enable=yes

Disable CompatTelRunner.exe

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\compattelrunner.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wsqmcons.exe]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\LogiAiPromptBuilder.exe]

"Logitech Download Assistant"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked]

; Unpin Onedrive from File Explorer
; "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001
; "System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

; aka "c:\program files\\paintdotnet.exe" "%1"
00,66,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,5c,00,70,00,61,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,2e,00,\  6e,00,65,00,74,00,5c,00,70,00,61,00,69,00,6e,00,74,00,64,00,6f,00,74,00,6e,\

; remove 3d objects from My Computer

Turn off Intel adaptive contrast


(or 0001, 0002 - whichever corresponds to the intel gpu)

Replace the dword value for FeatureTestControl:

Original value New value
9240 9250
c200 cff0
8200 8210
1200 1210

Scripted method:

Reset graphics driver: Win + Ctrl + Shift + B


schtasks /Create /SC ONLOGON /TN ThrottleStop /TR "C:\Opt\ThrottleStop\ThrottleStop.exe" /RL HIGHEST

Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI


bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal (ALT: bcdedit /set safeboot minimal)

Restart into BIOS Setup and change SATA Operation mode

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot (ALT: bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot)

Windows 10 blank icons in start menu for UWP icons

Warning: Causes icon refresh flickering… would Google please just fix this already!?

FontBase + Inkscape

Updated method for Inkscape UWP:

mklink /D "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Fonts\FontBaseGoogle" "%USERPROFILE%\FontBase\Providers\Google"

Old way:

rmdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\fonts"

mklink /D "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\fonts" "%USERPROFILE%\FontBase\Providers\Google"

APO Driver sound mod

(MaxxAudioPro is utterly horrible - I gave it fair go but I can't stand how it messes with the audio… like a bad DJ 😠)

Select Dolby DAX API Service, Unlock Dolby Atmos

FX Configurator –> Dolby DAX3 UWP (APO Wrapper)

UWP will auto-download.

Download Necessary files (Default.xml etc.) and copy to C:\Windows\System32\dolbyaposvc

Start Dolby DAX API Service from Services


Sleep mode troubleshooting

powercfg /request

# Identify source of problem. also see powercfg /requestsoverride /?

powercfg -lastwake

# To know all the devices who wake up your Computer run:-

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

# To know who prevented your laptop from going to sleep recently run :-

powercfg -lastwake

# To know all the devices who wake up your Computer run:-

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

# Wake timers

PS: Get-ScheduledTask | ? {$_.Settings.WakeToRun} | Out-GridView

Wallpaper highest quality

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

Disable title bar shaking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


installing UWP apps when the store doesn't let u

Repair Boot

bootrec is pretty broken. Do this instead:

bcdboot C:\windows /s S:

specifies C: as Windows partition, S: as system partition.

use mountvol and diskpart assign / remove to map drive letters

windows_10.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/01 01:02 by superuser

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