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RanCorX2

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  1. yes, i use older sytem files from betas of windows 8.x and 10 plus a few files from 7, 8.x rtm and 10 rtm to get some stuff back in contro panel such as personalization and display scaling. for things that ms removed that come from shell32.dll i had to find 3rd party alternative like something for display resolution. though gfx cards have their own control panel for that as well, so no much of an issue.
  2. i removed the settings app. control panel all the way for me, even restored a few classic applets. settings app, uwp ui, metro, it's just too basic and crappy looking to be called fresh and modern. on a phone it's alright as it's too small for a desktop experience but the menus and tile stuff is usable, it just sucks on a desktop / laptop, i also have a tablet and use the desktop mode, it's just too fat and chunky on a bigger screen.
  3. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    i've been using wumt since it was released as that has a simple disable auto updates setting. wum looks good, didn't know someone else had made one, seems like it's got a few more features but still nice and simple. wumt hasn't been updated since dec 2016 but still works.
  4. users need to learn how to disable windows update, and just update to the next rtm build. (well after major issues are fixed)
  5. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    probably been asked, but do mac os upda batch files would be a starting point to stripping stuff out. already done it on my rs4 install. don't rely on programs such as ntlite (expensive for what it does) which don't really give you an idea on what breaks after removing components, only the odd greyed out components due to vague compatibilty reasons. best way to do it is in a virtual machine and start removing stuff, use checkpoints along the way to go back when windows shats a brick. i learnt by doing it myself. i've slimmed down th1 to rs4 so far, each time i add more stuff to my batches and also comment out lines that need to be ignored.
  6. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    it makes you feel stupid because of the basic ui of the settings app, you have too look for everything as it's all different... i'm working on a project that restores old features (on mdl forums) it removes as much of the modern features as possible and replaces them with bits n bobs from windows 7 and early builds of 8 & 10 where some old stuff still worked. doesn't replace / restore all the stuff that's gone because somethings like screen resolution are gone from the old ui. 3rd party apps are used instead. so far i've made my project compatible with th1 through to rs4, no rls yet as i'm still working on stuff but it makes 10 feel / look like 7. it's not just "install visual style and enjoy" it's a complete tidy of all the metro / modern garbage which gets binned and replaced. leaving a snappy and clean os. (was already snappy) but it's now got almost zero metro processes (only explorer, fontdrvhost & sihost remain) so the bare minimum. no runtime broker, no applicationframe.exe, no searchui.exe, no shellexperiencehost.exe etc. clasic shell / open shell is my menu + w7 menu skin + w7 taskbar skin + w7 start button the only thing i'm missing is the close item from taskbar, however because thumbnails are still working, you can just right click and close from them, folders are stacked and can be right click close as well. if you wanted the shell menu back to close items, you need startisback++ as that's the only one with the old taskbar shell closing w7 feature afaik.
  7. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The dark theme thing is so gimmicky, i tried it ages ago on photoshop, on my last phone (windows) but went back to light theme. I don't see the appeal and now because people are fapping over it, ms are adding to windows 10 as yet another new "feature". at least we won't be forced to use it.
  8. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    or you can look in fridge before going shopping and make a list of what you need? some tech is just not needed unless you are rich and lazy or both.
  9. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    hmmm....spend thousands on a mac computer or spend a few hundred on a pc. macs in my opinion are for graphic designers or people who think they need a mac because they want to do graphic designing. when they could just build a cheap pc and then get photoshop for windows instead. (or get an older version that's not got the cloud crap) plus when stuff goes wrong on a pc, you don't have to waste time contacting apple for support, you do it yourself.
  10. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    you want to download windows update mini tool and add it to control panel, you can find it on the mdl forums as well as other sites, but they are probably less trustworthy. disable auto updates and update when a full windows build goes public, that's what i do, i stopped bothering with updates sometime ago as they do not install properly on my machines, they always fail after the reboot with the annoying failure configuring updates error, been like that since 8.1, up to 8 updates usually installed fine without errors, only a few failed. Then something changed and updates fail to install, happened when ms switched to big chunky updates rather than small hotfixes.... the odd small update installs fine.
  11. RanCorX2

    Windows 95 as an "app" for Windows 10, Linux & Mac?

    I remember the rules, abandonware is not mentioned. shouldn't this thread be closed / locked / deleted if it's breaking a rule?
  12. RanCorX2

    Windows 95 as an "app" for Windows 10, Linux & Mac?

    saying abandonware doesn't exist is just ignorence. boo hoo..piracy if everything was illegal, no one would be selling old copies of windows on ebay etc. anti piracy people tick me off with their "i'm a good person, i don't pirate anything" bs. technically, we all pirate stuff, as piracy is described as using / copying other peoples work, happens all the times and is not limited to computer software. example; i see a good picture somewhere and reproduce it for my enjoyment i tape something off the radio i tape something off the tv oh no p i r a c y dun dun daaaaa.... now if i was to steal plans for something and market it for my own gain, that would be bad. making something useful that hurts no one and is not for personal gain is fine in my books.
  13. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    you only remove the uwp apps as they are useless crap, the whole thing is worse than steam with it's sandboxed bs. at least steam games can be moved easily from pc to pc without requiring re-downloading on the slow a** and buggy store. how old is the store now? it still sucks. windows 10 as a windows os is not that bad, it's quick and stable, it's the modern crap they piled on that is the problem. uwp apps, modern start menu, settings app, the xbox integration, countless new services, lots of new background processes and of course the telemetry.
  14. RanCorX2

    Windows 95 as an "app" for Windows 10, Linux & Mac?

    if abandonware doesn't exist, why is it in the dictonary? https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/abandonware https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/abandonware https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abandonware
  15. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    it's true, the post setup thing is little annoying on rs4, best thing to do is click no on them all. removall all preinstalled apps & store install classic shell or startisback and then setup everything else.
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