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ekeda

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  1. Updating this thread for the people that will end up here through search engines: In Windows 10 the registry key is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStorAC\Parameters\Device Create a new dword value named EnableAPM with a 0 value and hdd head parking is gone. Note that iaStorAC might be iaStorA or iaStorAV in some cases.
  2. ekeda

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Depends what you want from an OS. Design wise 10 is a beast from my pov. Customization wise it is pretty close to XP. In your OP you are right about that 10 has display issues with high dpi scaling and it does not look optimal on some devices, but that is part of the trade-off. XP does not have tls 1.1, 1.2 and dx10+. Vista, 7 and 8 are design failures. So, it is always a matter of perspective. Well, yeah, enough to not leave XP.
  3. ekeda

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    After 15 years power using windows XP I moved to 10 yesterday. Finally a worthy OS to replace XP with.
  4. Set custom display resolution: Start Menu > Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings > Advanced sizing of text and other items -> Set a custom scaling level Disable feedback: Start Menu > Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics > Windows should ask for my feedback -> Never Disable User Account Control: Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control settings > Never notify -> Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA -> 0 Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop -> Enable Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt for elevation -> Disable Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation -> Disable Disable Services in Computer Management: Auto Time Zone Updater Connected Device Platform Service Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Diagnostic Policy Service Diagnostic Service Host Diagnostic System Host Distribute Link Tracking Client dmwappushsvc Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service Network Connection Broker Remote Registry Routing and Remote Access Security Center Smart Card SSDP Discovery Superfetch TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Update Orchestrator Service UPnP Device Host Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Windows Search Windows Time Windows Update Work Folders Remove build-in apps: https://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/ Delete Task Scheduler Microsoft Windows Jobs in Computer Management: AppID Application Experience Autochk Customer Experience Improvement Program Defrag DiskDiagnostic Maps NetTrace RetailDemo UpdateOrchestrator Windows Defender Windows Media Sharing WindowsUpdate Wininet Work Folders Disable Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Internet Communication Management > Internet Communication settings > Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program -> Enable Disable Windows Defender: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender > Turn off Windows Defender -> Enable HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780} -> Delete folder *Disable Security Center: Rename C:\Windows\System32\ActionCenter.dll to ActionCenter.bak Rename C:\Windows\System32\ActionCenterCPL.dll to ActionCenterCPL.bak Disable Cortana: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search > Allow Cortana -> Disable *Disable SearchUI: Rename C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe to SearchUI.bak Disable Telemetry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection -> Create 32-bit DWORD value named AllowTelemetry -> 0 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection\AllowTelemetry -> 0 Disable recent items: Start Menu -> Settings -> Personalization -> Start User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Do not keep history of recently opened documents -> Enable User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Remove Recent Items menu from Start Menu -> Enable Disable OneDrive: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive > Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage -> Enable HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}\System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree -> 0 *Remove Network icon from File Explorer: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder\Attributes -> b0940064 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder\Attributes -> b0940064 Disable Thumbnails for taskbar tabs: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -> Create 32-bit DWORD value named ExtendedUIHoverTime -> 25000 Disable Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > DNS Client > Turn off multicast name resolution -> Enable Disable Teredo: Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Advanced settings > Outbound Rules > Action > New Rule -> Block port 3544 Disable GameDVR: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore\GameDVR_Enabled -> 0 Hide Language bar in taskbar: Control Panel > Language > Advanced settings > Use the desktop language bar when it's available -> Tick Control Panel > Language > Advanced settings > Change language bar hot keys > Language Bar > Hidden -> Tick Delete start menu shortcuts: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs *Gain permissions: https://www.howtogeek.com/262464/how-to-gain-full-permissions-to-edit-protected-registry-keys/
  5. ekeda

    Windows XP and TLS 1.2

    I have no idea if this local proxy will cause lag. I need the tls 1.2 on XP for Starcraft HD, which will be released this summer. If you want upload the program somewhere, but I won't be able to test it until the game releases.
  6. ekeda

    Windows XP and TLS 1.2

    Proxy is not an option since I need it for online play and proxy will create lag.
  7. ekeda

    Windows XP and TLS 1.2

    Bump, any solutions for this? I need tls 1.2 on xp too.
  8. There is no solution for screen tearing in FF since vertical sync in FF is broken: https://www.vsynctester.com/firefoxisbroken.html
  9. Yep, that was it. Today I upgraded to SP3 and it is working fine!
  10. Starting with Firefox 52, Adobe Primetime will no longer be downloaded at all in Firefox. The browser will be released on March 7, 2017 if the schedule holds.
  11. I tried all possible Mozilla settings to try running that h264 decoding, but with no success - the video simply don't start. The reason is probably I am running XP with SP2 and to upgrade to 3 I have to make a lot of backups, because many things are tweaked, so I am not testing this option any time soon. The blurring/tearing with webm/flash is related to the fact that the video can't receive hardware acceleration. It does so only when the flash player (v23) is in fullscreen and there is no option to enforce it on non-fullscreen. Trying older flash version has pro/cons, but no time to do this atm. The webm is always software accelerated and I have no idea if this is so on other systems. I will check more things next week and write here if there is some solution.
  12. Thanks for the great post, OP! I received the H.264 checkmarks from https://www.youtube.com/html5 however when I start a video it doesn't load. Also, the about:support page in Mozilla v47 doesn't fully load when Adobe plugin is enabled. I expect this to be unsolvable issue for me (I just got unlucky with the XP version I guess). The main reason I wanted to use H.264 decoding is because I have strange blurring while using the WebM VP8/9 format or the flash player on some videos. It doesn't matter what quality the video is run at (hd or not there are jerky lines while the video is played, which are gone when using H.264 at Chrome browser). So, my question to you is: Are you able to view all youtube videos for example without any problems when using html5 WebM format (or flash player) on Mozilla at WinXP? Thanks again for the useful thread!
  13. I renamed C:\windows\system32\batmeter.dll to .bak and it worked. One minus is volume icon can disappear too.
  14. Hi all, I found this thread on the web searching for how to remove my usb "safely remove hardware icon" from system tray. I use winXP and I don't want to hide the icon, but to remove it (I actually tried Icon Remover program, but it doesn't work good). I would be glad to hear any sort of ideas, thanks in advance!
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