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  1. Cleaned a Home yesterday over the phone. Had them run Malwarebytes He had paid version Avast and they offered to clean it for him for $120.00 but declined and called me I would guess he clicked something he shouldn't Defender was running on it also Registry Keys: 11 PUP.Optional.MindSpark, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{E38FA7CB-C053-4B07-84AD-BCA6D2BE4FE7}, , [83df70c8940539fd79bdc4afe022f50b], Folders: 85 PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\theuser\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mallpejgeafdahhflmliiahjdpgbegpk\, , [64fe75c3fb9ed75ff07e963e32d2ef11], Files: 238 PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\theuser\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_fromdoctopdf.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage, , [d78b092f8d0c2f077b0c863bd92a19e7],
  2. DWS C# https://github.com/Nummer/Destroy-Windows-10-Spying running in debug it didn't try going out O&O has a few settings W10Privacy don't but don't uninstall apps Spybot Anti Beacon same W10Privacy is far more advanced uninstall both user and System apps so I switched to it. Saves time cause all you have left is Cortana/Edge and mop up
  3. OK show us what you got. Above you said you were not a programmer
  4. You must be an MS Troll or you screwed your system up so bad BS I install 3.5 Once again, DON'T USE IT. I don't have any problems with it. Does what I need it to do, remove Cortana and Edge when I was using Pro We have discovered that you might need to use Github method first as noted here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174344-uninstall-cortana-from-windows-10/
  5. You can switch back but have to then reinstall doze is best method. I just went into Bios and disabled my uefi for me it was in Boot Order and selected it and disabled. Then delete all partitions on Disk 0 in this win 10 install screen, then select new and let it do its thing
  6. Looking at the differences between that and stripped Pro. reg, dirs and so on Corps not gonna allow telemetry
  7. Nothing in there except 5590 about ShellExperienceHost launching. I use 3rd party firewall also Windows Firewall Control V4.5 from LTSB I guess i "removed" too much Easy to do. Why I stick by my Acronis, 6 minutes I'm back to try another route. Am pleased with this LTSB but I guess I'm on a 90 day turn around but don't matter to me I hose it up before then anyway tinkering with stuff. I would buy this if I could of all the X10 version's. They not gonna screw with the Enterprise versions cause that's their only money trail anymore, that and OEM's. So have to realize they not really giving away free that much, most buy OEM PC's and the OS already paid for.
  8. Nothing in there except 5950 about ShellExperienceHost launching. I use 3rd party firewall also Windows Firewall Control V4.5
  9. Store is one of the worst, disable Live Tile on it if you choose to keep Read my post 114 above
  10. I reinstalled LTSB ran git, wimtweak, powershell and tried everything. With Powershell 2 apps would not show uninstall CloudExperienceHost and Cortana and I was getting errors in Event Log about Cortana like opdenis Hmmm Using HTG Takeownership took owner on Windows\SystemApps and deleted every folder of everything I uninstalled reboot still errors Using HTG Takeownership took owner on srd directory Used SQLiteDatabaseBrowserPortable and opened .srd file direct. Its showing Isinbox at 0 so I thought what the heck. I deleted the records of everything I uninstalled which means everything but immersivecontrolpanel and ShellExperienceHost. 'Write Changes' and exit. Now delete every file and folder in that folder with name of anything you uninstalled. Check the Sub Folders also Clear Event Log and Reboot error still there. Using my Jump2RegTen I searched for exact name it was showing in Event Log Cortana*_neutral and found 2 KEYS very Interesting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\Deleted\EndOfLife HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\EndOfLife There are 2 keys under that named S-1- identical Delete both the S-1- keys and clear event Log and reboot No more errors from Cortana in Event Log for me I do not know whether it was a combination of ALL. Whatever Works This is the HTG Take Ownership registry file I use. It serves me well Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]; How To Geek Take Ownership@="HTG Take Ownership""HasLUAShield"="""icon"=-"NoWorkingDirectory"=""[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F""IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]@="Take Ownership""HasLUAShield"="""icon"=-"NoWorkingDirectory"=""[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t""IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
  11. TBird installed and wlidsvc disabled and all is good. Can send and receive on Hotmail. Reason I think because it uses my Inet provider server for the SMTP. Always had heck getting all 3 of my accounts working in Tbird so I had left it a couple years ago and went to Live Essentials. Had heck again with SMTP and it was easy fix this time.
  12. Nice but can't use. I have 2012 Essentials and it connects to my 2 accounts and Hotmail Ive had for a very long time. But I got a email in Hotmail yesterday saying I needed to updrade to W10 and use the mail in it. excuse me. it didn't accept my 3 accounts and also wanted me to have a microsoft account which took over my User when I tested that. No thanks Off to work on reinstalling Thunderbird then maybe I can disable another service.
  13. Mine is not that much slower. I look at Noels Ad Hoc win 10 image and wonder how my junky old system is beating his Haswell. Mine is MBR and not UEFI. This is just an HP I bought at Sam's at the time Found the win 7 image I made before upgrade to 10240 on my external usb drive. Installed and I'm activated. Did a full image back so only win 7 on this drive right now. Mine are not VM
  14. That's why I put on this LTSB because it won't be replaced every 4 months and you control the updates. This eval will but just testing things and digging around the registry and file system comparing to stripped down Pro. Search2 was there but wimtweak took care of that and remnants of cortana Its running identical to stripped down Pro according to passmark and yes that is a better measure because to me this 10 runs faster than 7 ever did with a 2011 HP I7-2600 @ 3.4ghz and 8gb ram with SSD. Same thing I ran on 7. Have 2 pages of APPS on here in add/remove, same things I ran on 7. Think we all know more stuff you add slower they get Also being a long time Unattender will wipe my system about every month or so just to try new things or different scripts I wanna test so their ain't much garbage collects here. Perfect those things and its really easy. Gotta love RunOnceEx I know a guy has a PC store/shop gonna call about the Enterprise. BTW this is 10240 Enterprise VS 10586 Pro so wheres the difference?
  15. Wow, installed a dual boot with Enterprise LTSB [Version 10.0.10240] evaluation and am impressed. For those don't know Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) is like Windows 10 Enterprise but will not receive any feature updates, gives companies more control over the update process and is the most stripped down edition of Windows 10 available. It lacks the following applications and features: Store including most modern apps like Xbox, Contacts, etc. There are only four remaining modern apps: Contact Support, Search, Settings, and Windows Feedback It is also not possible to reinstall the Store Cortana Edge The following applications are replaced with their old counterpart: Modern Calculator is replaced with the original calc.exeAll that a + for me Check Search2 with wimtweak, not there still in packages and Cortana I Search from Taskbar it only searches my computer, could not see it going out on Inet to look. Only results from My Computer were displayed. Run a Passmark and get same results as stripped down version of Pro Like Noel and I were doing. Start Menu Whats left 14 folders in my C:\Windows\SystemApps PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName Name PackageFullName ---- --------------- Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n... Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.AccountsControl Microsoft.AccountsControl_10.0.10240.16384_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.BioEnrollment Microsoft.BioEnrollment_10.0.10240.16384_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.LockApp Microsoft.LockApp_10.0.10240.16384_neutral__cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.Windows.AssignedAccessLockApp Microsoft.Windows.AssignedAccessLockApp_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_... Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_c... Microsoft.Windows.Cortana Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.4.8.152_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls Microsoft.Windows.ParentalControls_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1... Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n... Microsoft.WindowsFeedback Microsoft.WindowsFeedback_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_1000.10240.16384.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2tx... Windows.ContactSupport Windows.ContactSupport_10.0.10240.16384_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy windows.immersivecontrolpanel windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Windows.MiracastView Windows.MiracastView_6.3.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Windows.PrintDialog Windows.PrintDialog_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Windows.PurchaseDialog Windows.PurchaseDialog_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy windows.devicesflow windows.devicesflow_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName, PackageName PS C:\Windows\system32> This I would buy as I have every OS from MS I have used. When I buy it its my PC and I feel like I can do whatever I want to it. Trouble is most users can't buy or at least easily. Maybe if we formed a corporation Geeks Against Garbage
  16. I see differences in package names look closer Microsoft-OneCore-UserDataAccess-base-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~de-DE~10.0.10586.0 Microsoft-OneCore-UserDataAccess-base-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10586.0 Microsoft-OneCore-UserDataAccess-net-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~de-DE~10.0.10586.0 Microsoft-OneCore-UserDataAccess-net-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10586.0 If you specify full name it will only remove the one, if you say Microsoft-OneCore-UserDataAccess it will get both I use Microsoft-Windows-Search2 it removes 12 packages
  17. By following INSTRUCTIONS. I Have said 3-4 times, don't call a script. PASTE PASTE in window that opens. It is the window that is elevated by psexec not calling a script that isn't. That is what works for me. If Noel has a better solution then maybe he can show us but I have been trying to use scripts and it hasn't worked. I think running those commands straight in a row by pasting knocks out whatever where it works. I say this because I didn't do a dir I had folder opened where I was watching what was happening with some Pause in my PASTE. With 10586 you may need to also disable the live tile on Store. Strange things were happening with it enabled.
  18. Did you turn off MAPS? I found that creature updating itself, something not included in either above. Can do same by going in and unchecking update but I prefer to add it to my ST*U reg list [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Maps] "AutoUpdateEnabled"=dword:00000000 Staying legal for now but got an evaluation copy of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB, Build 10240 and about to partition off and install a dual boot. I want to see the difference and dig around in that a bit. Besides, if it don't work out will have a nice partition on my SSD for Linux Mint with dvd already burned.
  19. Troll does it work? If you don't like don't use. Works for me for what I use it for. Yes its old but still working to get rid of Cortana. I know a bit about programming and I can see what he's doing. Those twice you talk about Console.Write is just writing to screen so go hide behind a bush somewhere. EDIT: And if you haven't messed with uninstalling Packages then yes you have Packages and Pending if you care to dig a little deeper
  20. Do you know whether W10Privacy provides anything more than / better than O&O ShutUp10? Seems like I've asked this question, but somehow I can't find it. Edit: Never mind, I scared up a copy and experimented with it. Seems nice, and spills over a bit from "enhancing privacy" to tweaking (e.g., desktop icon spacing, uninstalling Apps, etc.). At least it didn't try communicating with any server. -Noel You can set it to check for update if you want but otherwise it don't try to communicate with anything. 1. Uninstalls APPS both user and system so is easiest to run after a fresh install. Then only mopping up 2. Has lots of Host and Firewall entries if you don't block by default O&O has a few more settings I see last compare I done was like 8 more. I'll have to run and capture what its doing now I used both experimenting
  21. That's close to what I had HP but had upgraded to Pro and kept installing it with OEM's unattended. I held out for awhile keeping a couple but the Metro Apps are really junk. No telling how much longer we will be able to git rid of junk like Noel and I have done with cortana post. We can only hope once they change things others will come up with ways to eliminate or we figure things out ourselves. I have to keep up since my very large company is headed towards Win 10 and I work on everything from Dos machines on up to .Net programming. Course they won't have the rubbish like rest of us with Enterprise.
  22. jmonroe0914 You don't have much experience with this 10 do you? After install and I hit desktop first thing happens is it installs Onedrive or updates it. I run script to remove. Next thing comes down is display drivers which is full CCC for me. I didn't choose anything it just happens on each and every fresh install. MS installs drivers it wants. I have even unplugged ethernet and tried installing just driver but it knows best and installs Catalyst soon after I hook back up Have done installed many times and seen this happening because I have to wait till its done before my disabling will work. I'm just disabling certain components from starting with Doze
  23. PS in an admin I start off with Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Select DisplayName, PackageName Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online also can be used from PS DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.xxx Its basically whatever it takes to remove. I use it all to see whats there and remove what I don't want. I used the W10Privacy first, then Github, then wimtweak and finished off with PS and Dism
  24. That is totally not what I'm doing. You hold the shift key and right click desktop you get 'Open Command Window Here' on desktop or background OMG I manipulated the registry. I don't have to hit shift and its on my right click. Now I want Administrator cmd prompt on that and discovering them keys helps me figure out these things I know all about the ways to do this like Win+X and otherwise but its NOT what I want I repeat I will offend the registry again and again
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