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sonikdart1990

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About sonikdart1990

  • Birthday 10/24/1990

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  1. sonikdart1990

    Windows 10 Regressions

    You can also stop Windows Updates by editing Group Policy or the Registry to control how they're handled and when they're installed. Group Policy - Registry - Hope these two articles can help. The Registry entry is for all users, but the Group Policy help is only for those with a Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate version of Windows.
  2. sonikdart1990

    Windows 10 Regressions

    I was going to create a new thread, but given this is about regressions, may we talk about more recent ones? https://twitter.com/i/moments/905460369912717313 The above is a moment, not a single tweet. I've been an Insider since 2015 and it seems that my feedback has been hitting a wall. Can you relate? I eagerly await your replies.
  3. sonikdart1990

    Uninstall Cortana from Windows 10

    I rehosted it because it's more direct. A user has to click through three links to finally download. I did it as a convenience. I'm sorry if my report was excessive.
  4. sonikdart1990

    Uninstall Cortana from Windows 10

    I did it so that a user wouldn't have to click several windows just to get to one file. As an added measure I screenshotted the folder because I can understand why rehosting is an issue as some could misuse and abuse it.
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    Restoring Display settings in Control Panel

    Windows has reset the handles for the Personalization app you know. The calls now require that you reference a shell (in this case, explorer) in order to redirect a command that would normally send the user to a Modern UI version. Chain references are broken - if you click wallpaper in the shell I screenshotted, you will be taken to the Modern UI. However, if you click Desktop Icons, Sounds, or Screensaver you will stay in the Explorer Shell. That website you reference hasn't touched a Windows OS since Th2. Their references are out of date. Please note I am running Build 16232 and my shortcuts work. Because I'm an Insider, I can get the latest information to ensure I'm giving accurate advice to users who find Microsoft's choices a pain in their arse.
  6. sonikdart1990

    Restoring Display settings in Control Panel

    Shell commands need a shell. That command is invalid because it lacks a shell reference. My commands all check out and are not blacklisted. Replacing DLLs that work just fine is dangerous and you risk causing DWM-related crashes, making Windows unable to materialize. Not only did I provide a shell shortcut already, I provided screenshots.
  7. sonikdart1990

    Turn off Windows 10 phoning home to Microsoft services

    You have a point. Telemetry is often on a per app basis, although I feel the OS collects the most data given it lords over every app anyway.
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    Turn off Windows 10 phoning home to Microsoft services

    May I also suggest Group Policy edits that can also rein in Telemetry? Disclaimer: Following my advice will render Feedback Hub unusable, and can be used even with Home which is why I'll show both methods for the same switch. If you are a Windows Insider, please do not follow through. If Insiders wish to stem Telemetry, you should disenroll from the Insider program first. Registry method: All Windows types Group Policy Method: Professional/Enterprise, Education & Ultimate 0 - Nothing 1 - Basic 2 - Enhanced 3 - Full (Insiders must select this option to contribute feedback or Feedback Hub will tell you to leave.)
  9. sonikdart1990

    Interference from Windows Defender

    Whenever you install a third party antivirus or antispyware provider, you need to allow it permanent access to the firewall on both public and private networks. Do not ignore that dialog you saw. Click your third party AV-AS and click "Turn On", and you'll see what I mentioned above. You shouldn't be asked again, unless you update your build of Windows. Is this what you saw? But with your provider? To access that dialog follow the steps shown. I'm using classic shell but Cortana will pull the same results. If you really can't find what you see, use the All Tasks Shortcut for Control Panel: Right click > New shortcut and paste blue text below: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} You should type action c and you'll see the result you want.
  10. sonikdart1990

    Uninstall Cortana from Windows 10

    If it hasn't been mentioned, WinAero has released a solution. It worked on build 14565 when I last used it, but I'm not sure about future versions. this doesn't uninstall Cortana, but it edits the package ID, causing it to disappear from the PC because RPC flags it and prevents it from starting. You can download the ZIP file from my OneDrive.
  11. sonikdart1990

    Restoring Display settings in Control Panel

    You're missing a few elements in that shortcut. Is this what you are trying to achieve? I'm on Build 16232 and I'm a Slow Ring Insider. If you click any link you WILL be sent to the modern UI though. Color Picker: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\1\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}\pageColorization Classic Personalize: C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}\1\::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4BFE-8F11-A626DCB6A921}"
  12. sonikdart1990

    is there any freeware video making software out there?

    May I suggest TEncoder? https://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/tencoder-portable Yes, he could use Google, but on a forum, that's kinda rude. Give him a satisfactory answer instead of referring him to Big brother.
  13. sonikdart1990

    Aero Glass Tweaker GUI for Win8 v1.3.2

    I have this program currently on my computer. It fails to make up its mind where it wants to install. When I put it in the 'syswow' folder I get the message "try the sys32 folder" and vice-versa. I am completely torn up about it. I have a picture of the message I got when I tried to install it via the SETUP.bat file, and I will try to embed it. if it doesn't show then oh well. My primary issue is that I have the most updated version of AeroGlassTweaker installed. I have dwmglass 0.8 beta 2 at my disposal, as well. Any ideas on what I did wrong? I attempted to install to syswow64 and system32. Both failed miserably, despite taking ownership. Please, anyone, I would like a solution soon. 1:28 pm-I figured it out. Thank you, ORelio, for pointing a quick solution to the right spot. I'm gonna enjoy showing this off...he-he-he.
  14. Hi, I'm Eric. Joined this forum because of my growing interest in making Windows 8 work for me (and not for Redmond). Plus, I am an individual who has overcome all odds despite being told it's impossible to do what I've done. I am always determined to make Windows 8 x64 work to my needs and bidding without being a slave to Redmond in the process.

  15. sonikdart1990

    Aero Glass Tweaker GUI for Win8 v1.3.2

    I'm using AGTweaker 1.3.1. I'm on Windows 8 x64. I have full ownership of my system32 and syswow64 folders. I am logged in as an admin. But AGTweaker does not want to install. I am seeking advice as how to fix this issue, as it's driving me up a telephone pole, like that State farm commercial. Please, anyone, tell me what I did wrong. The zip file is sitting in my downloads folder, waiting for some action. I await any reply.
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