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  1. 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

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  2. 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

  3. 2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks v 7.0 I've uploaded more than 200 tweaks in HTML format to make it easier to see helper files and folder and file paths that need editing; just unzip the files and click on tweaks.html file. All the helper scripts are perfectly safe text files that you must change to a suitable file extension to work. Streamlined and updated in the Windows Post Install config.js file All registry files are discreet, and not combined, for easier reading. New 3rd party tweaks for Classic Shell and 7-zip Can reliably disable Microsoft system tasks that don't respond to the old "schtasks /change /disable" command Scripts to remove Windows 8 and & Windows 7 telemetry features, including those in Nvidia's latest video drivers. Expanded and improved section on adding "Shell New" items Adds several new clean install tweaks, including automated "F8" Windows 8 Legacy Boot Install Automate trim command on SSD drives with the correct commands syntax through scheduled tasks Script to automatically write the exact date of a Windows clean install on Windows System Property Page File: Tweaks_7.7z CRC-32: 7e76dbf4 MD4: e62a988775df63cf0fc83b8ccc6c7ed8 MD5: 0f644a016c290b645b90fff5785d5276 SHA-1: 3aff8bfbb6e5a0d304662800f900cfd668685020 More details and download here.
  4. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    I was just being facetious with the use of the word "impressive" because, as I recall, the screen shot uptimes I saw NoelC post were all less than a couple of months . @jaclazI have no experience with Windows 10 because I don't use it, but my own personal experience has been that Windows 8 slows noticeably to me after two to five months, depending on how much other software I have installed and how frequently I access the PC; I've never keep the same hardware/software combination on my Windows 7 installations to fairly measure any slowdown, but my sense is that it stays more responsive longer than Windows 8. Your mileage may vary.
  5. Windows 10 - Deeper Impressions

    Don't mean to hijack this thread, but I wonder, since NoelC has been posting his impressive Windows "uptimes" from time to time, whether he has noticed any difference in the inevitable time it takes for software rot to set in on Windows 10 vs. Windows 8 or 7? In other words, how long before you wipe the slate clean and do a clean install again due to system sluggishness and performance issues?
  6. I too generally recommend installing no Windows 8 or 8.1 updates after January 2016. I also recommend running the remove-spyware-win batch file for cleaning up any telemetry updates that were subsequently installed inadvertently. In addition, Nvidia has started integrating telemetry updates into their video drivers. You can get rid of those by uncompressing the setup file and deleting the telemetry folder and the automatic update folder, which also phones in.
  7. Programs on another drive?

    If you change your OS, you are correct: you would have to reinstall Microsoft Office. But if you reinstall a previous drive image of your OS, you can put programs and data on any drive you want. That's why I use this procedure because when Windows 8 is on it's own partition, its image backup is only about 10GB or so and takes about 3 to 4 minutes to restore vs. a 100GB-sized backup or more if I had all my programs and data installed on the root drive as well.
  8. Programs on another drive?

    No need to get snarky @Tripredacus. Tengerecki indicated he had limited storage on his main drive (256GB), so it would be difficult if not impossible to cram all the data on his 1TB drive onto the smaller PCI-SSD. Although many people do put everything on their system drive, my point was that when trouble strikes, it usually strikes there on the system drive in the form of driver, virus and registry issues. And the easiest way to defend against those calamities is to separate the OS from the rest of your data.
  9. Programs on another drive?

    Clone your operating system with something like AOMEI or Image for Windows. This is a good backup practice for any system because the OS is more likely to fail due to some driver, registry or virus issue than your programs or game drive or folder. I never keep programs on the same drive as Windows. You're just asking for trouble.
  10. Anti-Malware Suggestions

    My company got hit with ransomware just a few months after a local hospital forked over several hundred thousand dollars to get their data back. I'm glad I paid attention. After our ransomware hit, I just deployed our server and PC backups and kept it moving.
  11. @Noel. Your're right. I got tasks & services confused.
  12. @Noel. I know this is an old post, but does the "\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\SvcRestartTask","N/A","Disabled" work after an Office app is launched? I've seen conflicting information online about whether disabling this service remains sticky.
  13. Windows 8 and 8.1 Reg Tweaks

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks v7.0 More than 200 Windows 8 tweaks. Updated for 2018
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  15. Yes, internal hard drives and removable drives showed up there previously. I should know, I spent a lot of time customizing the Device and Printer icons on my previous motherboard . But if you are not seeing them on your rig, maybe newer Intel chipsets don't support the feature. EDIT: I was also thinking it might have something to do with the drive removal policy under Device Manager. But the "quick removal" radio button on both my SSDs are unchecked. EDIT2: OK, looks like it might be that Microsoft glitch you point out in your link. Thanks.