Some commands from the
cmd.exe prompt to run various GUI utilities.
this is a work in progress
Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a mandatory tool.
Problem: I have a messy old Windows installation, and I want to reinstall it from scratch. However, I own Windows 8, applied the Windows 8.1 upgrade, and then got the free upgrade to Windows 10. I don't have a Windows 10 installation disk.
I don't want a new disk, I want a USB stick.
I don't want Windows itself booting from a USB stick, just the installer on it.
- On Windows 10
- While booted into Windows
- A hard drive is contained in an in-computer dock. (internal SATA)
- That hard drive is powered on.
That hard drive is not seen by Windows, and does not appear as a new hard drive letter.
- It is seen and works in Linux.
This hard drive was "cloned" with dd.
Solution: The "disk signature" needs to (briefly) be made unique.
Disambiguation: Leatrix Plus
Leatrix Latency Fix will reduce your online gaming latency significantly by increasing the frequency of TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server. For the technically minded, this is a program which will modify TCPAckFrequency.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.
Some of us don't want Cortana. Disabling it doesn't actually disable it, so you have to jump through a hoop.
It's not that hard to remedy.
2016-10-17 - There's an option for this in Ultimate Windows Tweaker, but it doesn't seem to work.
The solution is pretty simple and it was tested and works on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Note that scripts like this will eventually find their way somewhere into my git repository: https://github.com/spiralofhope/shell-random/tree/master
Symlinks, variously called junctions, hardpoints and whatever else, exist on Windows.
These are my notes for Windows 10.
Note that if you want to do any of this in a .cmd file, then you will need to elevate permissions. See Running a batch file as administrator on Windows 10.