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  1. I recently needed to look at some .wims and I hate pasting the commands one by one so decided to update this for Win 10. Had a very good time figuring this out. All the things from Win 7/8 would not work to elevate. Try any dism command and it tell you need admin privileges. So I use nircmd.exe from Nirsoft.

    Right now only 64 bit. It will be easy to change for 32 bit. Let me know if you need help doing that.


    ; 10/23/2016
    ;   Added reg scripts for Windows 10 with Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 10 installed for 64 bit
    ;     Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 or 1511
    ;      Install with this command >> adksetup.exe /features OptionId.DeploymentTools /norestart /q /ceip off
    ;     C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit is only 54MB doing this
    ;   You need nircmd from Nirsoft http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html
    ;   I copy nircmd.exe to C:\Windows


  2. On 9/14/2016 at 1:08 PM, NoelC said:

    VMware Labs has published a beta tool that identifies a whole lot of things that can be optimized in your running Windows system.  And it's not just for Windows 10.  Its focus is on optimizing VMs for production use but it works on hardware systems too.


    Win 10 Running it after your script been applied several months everything was much faster applying all.

    Just done a fresh install without running your script first it gets some of the APPS but leaves a lot of APPS and gets some FAILED items about 48 things from 280 items guess that not too bad. Does seem to speed the system up each time though so that's good. Guess I need to show results to them

    Overall good find.

    Been having Inet trouble nearly a month right after trial that Sphinx but that wasn't it. Finally got the right Tech out here yesterday that fixed it.

  3. 13 hours ago, dencorso said:

    :unsure:  I may be somewhat out, perhaps, and if so, sorry to bother, but...  what is "Sweet 1607" supposed to be? :dubbio:

    Noel script still works getting rid of the start garbage and Cortana/Edge. First thought was "sweet"

  4. 10 hours ago, Tripredacus said:

    Do you mean that KB3176927 doesn't update a 10586 to 14393? I am working on that now, and the download is 800MB but only have the 16MB file for DISM to put in my image. I did this already without error, but nothing seems changed.


    KB3176927 only updates 14393.0 to 14393.10

    Can get Windows10Upgrade28084.exe 17mb from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history and it will update 1511 but it may be like a full install, I didn 't do it. I just used MediaCreationTool but if you are running 1511 it will download a 1511 version or did for me on 8/2. So I fired up a VM and put on a 14* ver and used MediaCreationTool

    Was disappointed, don't know why they forked these into 2 different versions 1511 and 14393 and in the end took away 1511 possibly. May go back and see what happens in a vm.

  5. On 8/5/2016 at 2:26 PM, NoelC said:



    On the Sphinx Firewall when first installing there are 2 options. Do you check the 2nd option Enable Remote access and control? I'm not sure what it is

    I do select first and then tune to what I want and export later


  6. On 8/3/2016 at 10:47 AM, NoelC said:

    Sounds like maybe you have somehow managed to accumulate an incomplete update.  I have no idea how that could even be possible.

    What I'm seeing...

    1511 don't have a direct upgrade. I found an Windows10Upgrade28084.exe could install and do it so I just put on 14393.0 which upgraded to 14393.10.

    Ran script but had to reboot and run it twice

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName
    Name                                  PackageFullName
    ----                                  ---------------
    Microsoft.BioEnrollment               Microsoft.BioEnrollment_10.0.14393.0_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost_10.0.14393.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14393.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    windows.immersivecontrolpanel         windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    Your remaining proisioned Apps:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName
    Press any key to continue . . .

    On the Bio this was error. Weird cause it saying it is installed

    Remove-AppXPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CF1, Package was not found.
    Windows cannot remove Microsoft.BioEnrollment_10.0.14393.0_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy because the current user does not
    have that package installed. Use Get-AppxPackage to see the list of packages installed.
    NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 8c0091d8-ef2a-0000-3894-008c2aefd101 in the Event Log or use
    the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 8c0091d8-ef2a-0000-3894-008c2aefd101

  7. Your right and don't know how that happen. Then I forgot to update the metered connection block and it just installed OS Build 10586.494. Time for a full install

    install.esd in sources is dated 8/2/2016

  8. 12 hours ago, NoelC said:

    I'm actually a bit behind you on this one.  The update is at 87% for me in my VMware VM.

    Glad to hear my script hasn't been made toothless.

    Did it give any indication why the game wouldn't delete?


    None, your script fly by so fast I seen the errors you described above, only 2. Candy Crush is one can right click on Start menu and do Uninstall anyway

    This is still much better than expected, last time it left quite a bit after a full install. I went ahead and updated my stock system with this release and another thing is it is not bringing back all the crapola

    Something you may add to script

    I started using something a couple months back where I block all updates even defender by setting my system to ethernet as metered. When it starts complaining I go look and see what it wants to update. I have to allow before it will download any updates.

    Echo To set Ethernet as metered, you'll need to change value of Ethernet to 2 but Windows will not allow you to change its
    Echo  value as you wouldn't have required permissions.
    SetACL -silent -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost" -actn setowner -ownr "n:Administrators"
    SetACL -silent -ot "reg" -on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost" -actn ace -ace "n:Administrators;p:full"
    REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost" /f /v "Default" /t REG_DWORD /d 2
    REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost" /f /v "Ethernet" /t REG_DWORD /d 2
    REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\DefaultMediaCost" /f /v "WiFi" /t REG_DWORD /d 2

    Something that totally confuses me, my winver say 1511 (OS Build 10586.164). Last update July 12, 2016 (OS Build 10586.494)

    Updates for Windows 10 Version 1607 August 2, 2016 — KB3176929 (OS Build 14393.10)

    I see for download elsewhere Windows 10 Ver.1607 Anniversary Update RTM 14393.0.160715-1616


  9. Used Media Creation Tool to get iso

    Win 10 Home Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.164) Try Pro next but time for work

    Used Noels Retweaker script 1.8 in VirtualBox and it removed all but Candy Crush icon. Even Cortana gone with icon left to hide

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName
    Name                                  PackageFullName
    ----                                  ---------------
    Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.10586.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    windows.immersivecontrolpanel         windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga           king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga_1.68.500.0_x86__kgqvnymyfvs32
    Your remaining proisioned Apps:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName
    Press any key to continue . . .
  10. Follow that link I posted on the reg settings and you find


    Thanks to Woody Leonhard from InfoWorld and Josh Mayfield, author of the GWX Control Panel tool, for their valuable input.

    No software needed REG it

  11. 10 hours ago, NoelC said:

    Is there anything about adding software to counter software that's been unwittingly added that's somehow better than just always hiding / avoiding installing KB3035583?

    More software isn't always the answer...


    Nope and sure don't want another service running. I'd think it needed to check for updates also

    Well before using Never10 I had applied 2 reg settings found elsewhere. Started Never10 up on target Win 7 and it said I was good. Ok hmm. I set it back then reapplied.

    So is the only thing it is doing is setting these 2 settings? Don't know, didn't track Never10 as I would on my own PC but i'm already running the beast

    Anyways here are the 2 reg settings

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;Here's how to say no to the new version in 30 seconds or less, without installing third-party software. UPDATED 12-Mar-2016



    EDIT: Course if you not Admin then maybe you need the Never10 to set these settings

  12. On 4/5/2016 at 2:08 PM, ptd163 said:

    Umm... what?

    GWXControl Panel doesn't do any of that. It doesn't need to be installed either. A portable version is available. It works exactly as advertised and has never nagged me. Not once. Sounds like someone just wants in on the action despite GWX Control Panel being more than enough to block the Windows 10 malware updates.

    What's funny is that Steve claims his software is so superior to GWX Control, but doesn't even realize that there's a portable version of it. It's also kind of cute that he thinks Microsoft will obey is small registry tweak when push comes to shove.

    I used GWX and it failed. Let it actually install cause wife clicked something so it is not 100%

    Did use Steve thing this time on her's cause he been at this a lot longer, a lot lot lot lot longer. Imagine he just want to get it right and MS will change things we know that

    WTH ya mean there is no install just run Never 10 thats PORTABLE is it not? No installer

  13. 10 hours ago, themechman said:

    As an added plus Noel, this person seems to also have an idea how to de-crapify windows 10.


    That thing don't even come close to What Noel's 1.6 script is doing and no need to open Powershell

    And Minecraft and Candy Crush are gone, one script. ULTIMATE DEA$$ININE W10.cmd


  14. Oh well it worked. That person my wife don't want 10 on it and we see how they trying to trick people into installing it. Was ok I had an acronis image made a couple weeks before so I could have reverted. Those still work even to put my OEM back to Dec where I updated 7 and went back to 10

  15. Caught one of my other PC's had started update to W10 although no one had requested it or at least on purpose. You know their trickery

    Let it install and when it asked me to accept License I DENIED. It said it would try to uninstall and I said OK. Uninstalled and I set the reg settings to not do that again, hopefully.


  16. As long as you don't develop Apps yourself, I'm pretty sure that Microsoft Location Simulator Sensor Driver is useless.


    I can only guess that there are processes in place to restore the Apps back to the system as quickly as they are removed, and I haven't done enough to thwart that process.  Thus the speed of execution is probably a factor; I have SSD storage (even my VMs run from an array of SSDs), so disk-based operations complete very quickly.  Perhaps if they were to take longer I'd see the situation here where the Apps just come back as well.


    Since quite a few services and scheduled tasks are disabled, maybe the App removal would stick if you run the script a second time?  Have you tried it?



    Not this time. I just installed fresh keep nothing and then script worked

    I'm on SSD also so things go real quick with actual. about 12 min install


    Maybe next time I get an update ver I'll wait till it is done installing graphics driver and One drive, those always come down first after desktop

    I see 14271 went public, I'll look around


    Found an interesting thing while developing a much expanded re-tweaker script...


    Upgraded from 14257 to 14267 on my actual system not VM choosing to keep apps and settings this time.

    Surprised but a lot of settings did copy over and all my programs so far are OK.


    Now The APPS did return but not on Start Menu pane but they are in All apps

    We can see show hidden files came back and show extensions from upper left of this pic




    I Ran Retweaker 1.5 script and chose to remove everything but 1 thing.

    Reboot and some are still there, actually a bunch

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullNameName                                   PackageFullName----                                   ---------------Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00                Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.VCLibs.120.00                Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00_12.0.21005.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.1     Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.1_1.0.23115.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.1     Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.1_1.0.23115.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.1       Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.1_1.1.23118.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.1       Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.1_1.1.23118.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.VCLibs.140.00                Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.VCLibs.140.00                Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Appconnector                 Microsoft.Appconnector_1.3.3.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingFinance                  Microsoft.BingFinance_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingNews                     Microsoft.BingNews_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingSports                   Microsoft.BingSports_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingWeather                  Microsoft.BingWeather_4.6.169.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.CommsPhone                   Microsoft.CommsPhone_2.13.24001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ConnectivityStore            Microsoft.ConnectivityStore_1.1509.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Getstarted                   Microsoft.Getstarted_2.3.7.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Messaging                    Microsoft.Messaging_2.13.24001.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub           Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.6628.23511.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.3.9211.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0     Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0     Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0       Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0       Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.1.0_1.0.22929.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Office.OneNote               Microsoft.Office.OneNote_17.6568.15371.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Office.Sway                  Microsoft.Office.Sway_17.6629.20261.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.People                       Microsoft.People_10.0.10220.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.SkypeApp                     Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.2.1.0_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5cMicrosoft.Windows.Photos               Microsoft.Windows.Photos_16.201.11370.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsAlarms                Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_10.1601.38020.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsCalculator            Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_10.1601.49020.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsCamera                Microsoft.WindowsCamera_2016.107.10.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwemicrosoft.windowscommunicationsapps    microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.6568.16721.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsMaps                  Microsoft.WindowsMaps_4.1601.10150.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsPhone                 Microsoft.WindowsPhone_10.1511.18010.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsSoundRecorder         Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_10.1512.21110.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsStore                 Microsoft.WindowsStore_2015.25.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.XboxApp                      Microsoft.XboxApp_9.9.30030.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ZuneMusic                    Microsoft.ZuneMusic_3.6.15131.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ZuneVideo                    Microsoft.ZuneVideo_3.6.15731.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost  Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.14267.1000_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewywindows.immersivecontrolpanel          windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewyYour remaining proisioned Apps:Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageNamePackageName-----------Microsoft.Appconnector_2015.707.550.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingFinance_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingNews_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingSports_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.BingWeather_4.6.169.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.CommsPhone_2.1.24001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ConnectivityStore_1.1509.1.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Getstarted_2.3.7.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Messaging_2.1.24001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_2015.6628.23511.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.3.9211.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Office.OneNote_2015.6568.15371.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.Office.Sway_2015.6629.20261.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.People_2016.122.1758.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.SkypeApp_3.2.1.0_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5cMicrosoft.Windows.Photos_2016.201.12130.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsAlarms_2016.138.20.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsCalculator_2016.149.20.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsCamera_2016.107.10.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwemicrosoft.windowscommunicationsapps_2015.6568.16721.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsMaps_4.1.15000.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsPhone_2015.1118.10.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_2015.1221.110.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.WindowsStore_2015.255.4.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.XboxApp_2015.930.526.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ZuneMusic_2019.6.15131.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbweMicrosoft.ZuneVideo_2019.6.15731.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwePress any key to continue . . .

    Also wanted to ask about the Disable Microsoft Location Simulator Sensor Driver

    I use Visual Studio is it OK to remove it?

  18. At the moment my test VM says "Connect to the Internet to activate Windows".  I have no real need to allow it to do so just to test this upgrade stuff.


    Don't understand what was happening unless it was trying to update itself.

    I even put on my Seven OEM and it wouldn't activate in VM. Was gonna try using it to clean upgrade VM and move forward with that.


    I removed the Network completely from VBox basically the way you have it disabled and was able to run the script Retweaker 1.4 even not activated. Everything worked

  19. Not sure what to do...  It all went perfectly for me.


    Then after a reboot nothing came back...

    I guess it could have to do with the differences in our systems before the in-place upgrade, since some of the settings are actually retained.




    Probably so since I ran these a few days apart it was activation. now neither of my Vms work even with clone. Strange that not activated would cause something like that.

    Trying to mess with Vbox settings and my firewall

  20. The US DoD is planning to move 4 million machines to Windows 10 within a year. That's an aggressive timeline, and one that reflects confidence in Microsoft's latest operating system and a need to move to more secure software. The DoD's move to Windows 10 began in November after an internal memo directed all Combatant Commands, Services Agencies and Field Activities to rapidly deploy Windows 10.





    Of course they won't get what we are getting. I'm sure LTSB tweaked like hades. When I was in the Army all we had was the

    Microfiche. My first pseudo computer experience cause I was born poor, all we had to play with was dirt


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