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Information

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • 21H2
  • Also mostly-usable with Windows 11

Notes

  • :!: Enabling Secure Boot prevents non-WHQL drivers from working 1)

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10

LTSC

11

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YYYY-MM Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB#######)

Settings

Disable Clipboard History

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System" /v "AllowClipboardHistory" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search" /v "AllowCortana" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Disable CPU Mitigations

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v "FeatureSettingsOverride" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v "FeatureSettingsOverrideMask" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "3" /f

Disable Game DVR

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GameDVR" /v "AllowgameDVR" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Disable Hibernation and Fast Start

powercfg /H off

Disable Last Access Time File Updates

fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1

Disable Online Speech Recognition

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\InputPersonalization" /v "AllowInputPersonalization" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Open Pictures With Windows Photo Viewer

reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.jpg" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.jpeg" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.gif" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.png" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.bmp" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.tiff" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\.ico" /ve /t "REG_SZ" /d "PhotoViewer.FileAssoc.Tiff" /f

Disable Remote Desktop

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services" /v "fDenyTSConnections" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Disable Shared Experiences

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System" /v "EnableCdp" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Disable SmartScreen

  • General
  • Windows Store Apps
  • Microsoft EDGE
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "SmartScreenEnabled" /t "REG_SZ" /d "Off" /f
reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost" /v "EnableWebContentEvaluation" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MicrosoftEdge\PhishingFilter" /v "EnabledV9" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Disable Startup Delay

reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize" /v "StartupDelayInMSec" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Disable System Restore

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /v "DisableSR " /t "REG_DWORD" /d "1" /f

Disable Telemetry Features

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Disable User Account Control

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "EnableLUA" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Disable Windows Defender

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /v "DisableAntiSpyware" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "1" /f

Remove Quick Access

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "HubMode" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "1" /f

Dism /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:"SearchEngine-Client-Package" /Remove

Show All Folders in File Explorer Pane

reg add "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "NavPaneShowAllFolders" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "1" /f

Verbose Shutdown

reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" /v "VerboseStatus" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Other

ScriptTiger Hosts File

  • Powershell Script *.ps1
  • TODO: Add admin-mode
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = "tls12, tls11, tls"
Invoke-WebRequest "https://scripttiger.github.io/alts/compressed/blacklist-fg.txt" -OutFile "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts"
ipconfig /flushdns

NetFX3 From Install Media

  • Change D:\ to install media drive if necessary
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:"NetFX3" /All /Source:"D:\sources\sxs" /LimitAccess

Remove Most Modern UI Apps

  • Tested fine on 20H2
  • :!: This broke the start menu on 1809
  • Powershell Script *.ps1
Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove OneDrive

taskkill /IM "OneDrive.exe" /F
%windir%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /uninstall
rmdir "%UserProfile%\OneDrive" "%ProgramData%\Microsoft OneDrive" "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\OneDrive" "C:\OneDriveTemp" /S /Q
reg delete "HKCR\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f
reg delete "HKCR\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f

Maintenance

  • Last updated: 2020/10/02
:: .NET Framework 4
"%windir%\microsoft.net\Framework\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe" update /force /queue
"%windir%\microsoft.net\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe" update /force /queue
"%windir%\microsoft.net\Framework\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe" executequeueditems
"%windir%\microsoft.net\Framework64\v4.0.30319\ngen.exe" executequeueditems

:: System File Check, Cleanup, and Repair
"%windir%\system32\Dism.exe" /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase /RestoreHealth
"%windir%\system32\sfc.exe" /scannow

:: Classic Disk Cleanup
"%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe" /sageset:65535
"%windir%\system32\cleanmgr.exe" /sagerun:65535

:: Defrag/Trim
"%windir%\system32\dfrgui.exe"

CPU Priority

  • 3 = High
  • 1 = Low
  • Last updated: 2021/08/29
  • TODO: Clean this up for only VR games
:: Oculus and SteamVR
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\OculusClient.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\OculusDash.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\OVRRedir.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ovrservicelauncher.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vrwebhelper.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vrmonitor.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vrserver.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f

:: Games
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Gw2-64.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AI.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\amtrucks.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AoE2DE_s.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Beat Saber.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\BladeAndSorcery.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Diablo II64.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\DJMAX RESPECT V.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\DOOMEternalx64vk.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\dota2.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ffxv_s.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Game.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\hlvr.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\HorizonZeroDawn.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Incursion-Win64-Shipping.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MonsterHunterWorld.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pCARS3.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\SkyrimVR.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\starter.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\starwarssquadrons.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\TheForestVR.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Wow.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ZFGameBrowser.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "3" /f

:: CORSAIR CUE v2
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\CUE.exe\PerfOptions" /v "CpuPriorityClass" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

:: End

Information

Lock screen Background

  • Hero
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\img0.jpg

Prevent Driver Changes

Notes

  • To be done after a proper driver is manually installed
  • This ensures Windows Update nor anything else can replace installed drivers for specific devices unattended
  • Additional entries need to add a new number (the value after /v)
  • The device ID can be acquired from Device Manager and should be pasted as-is (no extra slashes)

Base Policies

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions" /v "DenyDeviceIDs" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "1" /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions" /v "DenyDeviceIDsRetroactive" /t "REG_DWORD" /d "0" /f

Format

  • Do not copy/paste these as-is; only here for reference
  • Adjust to specific devices as-needed

Add Prevent Policy

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions\DenyDeviceIDs" /v "#" /t "REG_SZ" /d "PCI\VEN_XXXX&DEV_XXXX&SUBSYS_XXXXXXXX&REV_XX" /f

Remove Prevent Policy

reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Restrictions\DenyDeviceIDs" /v "#" /f

Hardware Utilities

CPU-Z

GPU-Z

prime95

HWiNFO

poclmembench

Driver Store Explorer

AMD Cleanup Utility

AMD Ryzen Master

CrystalDiskInfo

MSI Kombustor

memtest_vulkan

memtestCL

Fooling Around

LatencyMon

OCCT

InSpectre

FurMark

Intel PDT

Programs

7-Zip

Android Tools

aria2

SETX /M path "%path%;C:\Program Files\aria2c"

BleachBit

Brain Workshop

Calculator

  • Only available on LTSB/LTSC
win32calc

DirectX End-User Runtime

DXVK

FileZilla

Firefox

GIMP

Google Chrome

iTunes

KeePassXC

KMS-VL-ALL

LibreOffice

mpv

Notepad++

OBS

OpenRGB

Download

Install

  • Extract the OpenRGB Windows 64-bit folder to C:\Program Files from the latest OpenRGB_0.7_Windows_64_#.zip
  • :!: C:\Program Files\OpenRGB Windows 64-bit\OpenRGB.exe

OpenRGBEffectsPlugin

Download

Rufus

Thunderbird

Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes

Vulkan Runtime

Games

Battle.net App

Discord

Heroic

Oculus

Notes

  • :!: Oculus has low performance and stuttering if audio is going through Oculus's audio device
  • Workarounds including either using wireless USB headphones from the PC, or running a long 3.5mm cable alongside a Link cable
  • :!: TODO: Clarify this

Force HEVC/H.265

  • Use HEVC/H.265 instead of AVC/H.264 for Link
  • :!: This has known issues with wired Link
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Oculus\RemoteHeadset" /v "HEVC" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Force AVC/H.264

  • Use AVC/H.264 instead of potentiality HEVC/H.265 for Link
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Oculus\RemoteHeadset" /v "HEVC" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Default AVC/HEVC Usage

  • This deletes the above key and returns it to defaults
reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Oculus\RemoteHeadset" /v "HEVC" /f

Disable SPUD

  • This lowers average Motion-to-photon latency by about 4ms for a Rift CV1 (19ms to 15ms)
  • :!: TODO: See if this is relevant for Quest 2
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Oculus" /v "UseSpud" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Default SPUD Usage

  • This deletes the above key and returns it to defaults
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Oculus" /v "UseSpud" /f

Logs

%localappdata%\Oculus

SideQuest

ADB

  • :!: ADB drivers are automatically installed by Oculus
  • :!: For general .apk installs and adb shell commands, use SideQuest, or adb from the following path
  • :!: For sideloading firmware updates, SideQuest can't be used directly, but its fastboot and adb executables can be used
%appdata%\SideQuest\platform-tools

Backup/Restore

Origin

Steam

Drivers

Nightwane

Motherboard

Keyboard/Mouse

  • :!: iCUE should only be used to configure lights and manage firmware, OpenRGB should be used for RGB control
  • 2.24.50 is the latest known V2 version and is the sanest version of CUE for RGB control
  • :!: iCUE V3 is bloated, but is the best version for configuring Harpoon RGB and K70 RGB
  • :!: V4 doesn't allow for disabling mouse DPI stages

Chipset

Graphics

Cleanup Tool

Camera Tool

nvidia-patch

Notes

Audio

Ethernet

USB

  • :!: Do not install any special driver for the AMD USB controllers/hubs, ever 2)
1)
this is particularly bad with Intel RST; if it's signed by Intel, it won't allow booting; there is no warning of this when loading the RST driver during Windows set-up
2)
seemingly impossible to uninstall without BSoD, causes Rift CV1 sensors to red-X, zero-benefit
windows/10.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/27 05:50 by Sean Rhone

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