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  1. BYTE-ME

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks

    2018 Windows 8 Mega Tweaks v 7.8e 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. Fixed several hyperlinks and improved Shell New entries New tame your control panel tweak Improved scripts to selectively remove buggy Windows updates and telemetry features Streamlined and updated the Windows Post Install config.js file All registry files are discreet, and not combined, for easier reading. 3rd party tweaks for Classic Shell and 7-zip Pruned unneeded Windows tasks list and made disabling of Windows Defender and defrag, drives, optional Adds several 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 File: Tweaks_78e.7z CRC-32: 03ac6116 MD4: a2f948f43d5b1168c0dc7aea3737640f MD5: 33219a1529c06582410fd7347a102ba7 SHA-1: e4fb91c4b7903096969b83fe9dbae70cfdc8d665 More details and download here.
  2. greenhillmaniac

    Windows 8.1 Tweaks and DirectDraw

    Hello people from MSFN. I'm relatively new here, but I am enjoying all the knowledge the flows through here. Now, here's the thing. I plan on installing Windows 8.1, seeing that Windows 10 doesn't offer any advantage to me, in comparision to the former OS, and I want to tweak 8.1 to have as very little Metro bul***** as possible, aswell as keep the Services running in the background to a minimum. Any advice to create a clean Windows 8.1 system? Also, I have another problem with Windows 8.1. I'm a gamer , and I usually play old games, like Kega Fusion, Winquake, Doom on Dosbox, amongst others, and one thing that I noticed about 8.1, is that DirectDraw compatibility is broken, in the sense that games in fullscreen only run at about 33FPS, and some objects don't display correctly, like the last boss from Episode 1 in Quake. I found the following tweaks, but I'm not sure if they will fix the issues: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\YourGame\\GameExecutable.exe"="$ DWM8And16BitMitigation Layer_ForceDirectDrawEmulation"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\<NameOfGame>]"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00"ID"=hex:00,00,00,00 ;replace ID with game ID on [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\MostRecentApplication]"Name"="game.exe"Funny enough, Windows 10 doesn't have these issues, and runs Quake in Software Mode just fine, at 60FPS. So do you think these Registry Tweaks will solve my issue? Any other ones that I need to be aware of? EDIT: Corrected an error, as noted by jaclaz
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