Collection of Windows 10 Hidden Secret Registry Tweaks

UPDATE: This tutorial was written for Windows 10 preview builds but tweaks 1-9 still work in final RTM version of Windows 10.

We know that Microsoft is working on Windows 10 operating system and a free Insider Preview build can be downloaded to test its new features and provide feedback and suggestions to Microsoft.

Microsoft puts various experimental features in Windows 10 preview builds to test their functionality but the company doesn't activate those features because these features might not be complete and can cause problems to users. On the other hand, some new features are enabled to replace old features but Microsoft also keeps the old features in the OS hidden from users.

Most of the times these new and old features can be enabled or disabled using various Registry tweaks which are applied using our favorite Registry Editor tool.

We have received many emails and comments from our readers who shared various Registry tweaks to enable new hidden secret experimental features in Windows 10 as well as to disable new features and to bring back old features in Windows 10.

Instead of creating separate articles for all of them, we decided to put them together in this exclusive topic for your reading convenience. Special thanks to our readers Ashfaq, Matthew, Johan and Keshav for sharing these tweaks.

So today in this tutorial, we are going to share a few Registry tweaks for Windows 10 which will allow you to activate some new hidden secret experimental features in Windows 10 and to restore previous classic features if required.

Related: Hidden Secret Features and Useful Hotkeys in Windows 10

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

STEP 1:

Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box or you can open it using WIN+X menu.

STEP 2:

Now type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

STEP 3:

Now go to following keys and change mentioned DWORD values to enable/disable Windows 10 features:

NOTE: Ready-made registry scripts are given at the end to do the task automatically.

1. Increase Taskbar Transparency Level

By default, Windows 10 Taskbar comes with Aero glass transparency effect but the transparency level is not very high. With the help of following Registry tweak, you can increase transparency level of Windows 10 Taskbar and can add extra clear transparency effect to the Taskbar:

Registry_Tweak_Taskbar_Transparency_Windows_10.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

2. In right-side pane, create new DWORD UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency and set its value to 1

3. Restart, log off or restart Explorer as given here to take effect and it'll make Windows 10 Taskbar more transparent.

If you want to restore Taskbar default transparency level in future, delete the DWORD UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency.

Also Check: How to Enable Aero Glass Transparency with Blur in Windows 10?

2. Disable Login Screen Background Image

Microsoft has put the new "Hero" wallpaper as the background image of Login Screen in Windows 10. Interested people can disable or remove it using following method:

Default_Windows_10_Login_Screen.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

2. In right-side pane, create new DWORD DisableLogonBackgroundImage and set its value to 1

3. Restart your computer and it'll remove the background image from login screen.

If you want to restore Login Screen background image in future, delete the DWORD DisableLogonBackgroundImage.

Also Check:

[Windows 10 Fun Tip] Disable Login Screen and Lock Screen and Enable Console Mode

3. Enable Hidden Secret Dark Theme Mode

Windows 10 comes with a hidden secret Dark theme mode which can be unlocked and tested in Modern (metro) apps:

Windows_10_Dark_Theme_Mode.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize

2. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD AppsUseLightTheme and leave its value to 0

3. That's it. Now you can enjoy dark UI in all modern apps including Settings app.

To restore default UI, delete the new DWORD AppsUseLightTheme.

PS: In previous testing builds of Windows 10, the DWORD was actually SystemUsesLightTheme which was replaced with AppsUseLightTheme in final version of Windows 10.

UPDATE: Now this dark theme feature is officially available in Settings app:

[Tip] Enable Dark or Light Theme Modes in Windows 10

4. Disable New Volume Control UI and Restore Previous UI

Microsoft has added a new horizontal UI for volume control slider in Windows 10 which is shown when you click on the Sound icon in Taskbar notification area. If you don't like the new UI, you can restore previous vertical volume control slider using following method:

Windows_10_Volume_Control_Slider_Change.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\

2. Create a new key MTCUVC under CurrentVersion key.

3. Now in right-side pane, create new DWORD EnableMtcUvc and set its value to 0

If you want to restore new volume control UI, delete the DWORD EnableMtcUvc.

5. Disable New Network Flyout UI and Restore Previous UI

Microsoft has added a new fly-out for Network icon in Taskbar notification area. If you don't like the new UI, you can restore previous Windows 8/8.1 style Network sidebar using following method:

Windows_10_Network_Flyout_Change.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Settings\Network

2. Now take ownership of Network key with the help of this guide.

3. Now in right-side pane, change the value of DWORD ReplaceVan to as following:

0 - Default flyout
1 - To open Network Settings window
2 - To show Windows 8/8.1 style Network sidebar

6. Disable New Tray Clock and Calendar UI and Restore Previous UI

You can use following method to disable the new Modern (Metro) style Clock and Calendar UI and restore good ol' classic Date/Time UI in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area (aka System Tray):

Windows_10_Calendar_Flyout_Change.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

2. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD UseWin32TrayClockExperience and set its value to 1

That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Clock and Calendar UI and restore classic UI in system tray.

If you want to restore new Clock UI, delete the new DWORD UseWin32TrayClockExperience.

7. Disable New Battery Fly-out and Restore Previous UI

You can use following method to disable the new Modern (Metro) style Battery fly-out and restore good ol' classic Battery info UI in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area (aka System Tray):

Windows_10_Battery_Flyout_Change.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

2. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD UseWin32BatteryFlyout and set its value to 1

That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Battery fly-out and restore classic UI in system tray.

If you want to restore new Battery fly-out, delete the new DWORD UseWin32BatteryFlyout.

Also Check: [Tip] Disable Modern UAC Prompt and Credential UI in Windows 10

8. Disable New Action Center Sidebar and Restore Previous UI

Microsoft has updated Action Center (or Notification Center) UI in Windows 10. Now it opens as a sidebar and contains new quick action switches.

Following method will allow you to disable this new UI and restore previous fly-out UI of Action Center:

Windows_10_Action_Center_UI_Change.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

2. In right-side pane, change value of UseActionCenterExperience DWORD to 0

3. Restart, log off or restart Explorer as given here to take effect and it'll disable the new Action Center UI.

If you want to restore new UI, change value of UseActionCenterExperience DWORD to 1 again.

Also Check:

9. Completely Disable Action Center in Windows 10

If you don't like the new Action Center in Windows 10, you can disable it using following method:

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

2. In right-side pane, create new DWORD DisableNotificationCenter and set its value to 1

3. Restart, log off or restart Explorer as given here to take effect and it'll completely disable Notifications and Action Center in Windows 10.

If you want to re-enable it, delete the new DWORD DisableNotificationCenter.

Also Check:

10. Activate New Experimental Login Screen

Microsoft has put a new experimental Login Screen in Windows 10 builds which is not enabled by default. It features new rounded user pictures (avatars) along with a few other UI changes.

Windows_10_Secret_Login_Screen.png

You can activate it using following method:

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks

2. In right-side pane, change value of Threshold to 1

That's it. It'll immediately enable the new login screen.

If you want to restore default Login Screen, change value of Threshold to 0 again.

PS: This new login screen is under development and contains many bugs, that's why its not enabled at the moment. Some people have faced problems after enabling this new login screen such as not able to log into Windows after restart or a clean boot.

Also Check: Download Windows 10 Hidden Secret Login Screen for Windows 7

11. Disable New Xaml Start Menu and Enable Previous Start Menu

Microsoft has replaced previous Windows 10 Start Menu with a new one in the latest Windows 10 build 9926 which is a little bit buggy and can't be resized. Luckily, the old Start Menu still exists in the OS. Interested people can enable the old resizable Start Menu in Windows 10 using following method:

New_Start_Menu_with_Live_Tiles.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

2. In right-side pane create a new DWORD EnableXamlStartMenu and leave its value to 0

3. Restart, log off or restart Explorer as given here to take effect and enjoy the old Start Menu in Windows 10.

This tweak will also enable previous Start Screen and you'll also be able to switch between Start Menu and Start Screen again using Taskbar Properties as mentioned here.

To restore the new Start Menu, delete the new DWORD EnableXamlStartMenu.

12. Enable Jump List Feature in Windows 10 Start Menu

You can use following trick to enable jump list feature in Windows 10 Start Menu:

Windows_10_Start_Menu_Jumplist.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

2. In right-side pane create a new DWORD EnableXamlJumpView and set its value to 1

3. Restart your computer to take effect and enjoy jump lists in Start Menu of Windows 10.

To remove jump list feature from Start Menu, delete the new DWORD EnableXamlJumpView.

13. Disable New Windows Update UI and Enable Previous UI

Microsoft has also updated Windows Update UI in the latest Windows 10 build 9926 and some people are facing problems with this new UI.

Interested people can disable this new Windows Update UI and bring back the old UI using following method:

Windows_10_Update_Progressbar_Status.png

1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX

2. In right-side pane, change value of IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled DWORD to 0

That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Windows Update UI.

If you want to restore new Windows Update UI, change value of IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled DWORD to 1 again.

Ready-Made Registry Scripts

For your convenience, we are also providing ready-made Registry scripts to do the task automatically. You'll not need to open Registry Editor and change values. You just need to download following ZIP file, extract it and then run the given .REG files to enable/disable Windows 10 features:

Download Registry Scripts to Enable/Disable Windows 10 Hidden Secret Features

Extra Registry scripts are also present in the ZIP file to restore default settings.

That's all guys. If you also know about any other interesting Registry tweak for Windows 10, feel free to share it with us and we'll add it to the list...

Also Check:

[Tip] Hidden Secret "Retail Demo Mode" in Windows 10

2 Hidden Secret Features of Windows 10 Start Menu

[Tip] Restoring Classic Programs and User Interface in Windows 10





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Comments

  • Hey Vishal, just a word of caution:
    If you try the 'Experimental Login' tweak in Build 9926, you won't be able to log back in after a restart or clean boot.
    You'll have to insert install media and go straight to 'Repair Mode'.

  • Awesome collection. Really enjoyed them. Thanks VG. :)

  • Thanks VG for the info and Kay for the warning.
    Best regards

  • For Kay's comment. I have used the "Expertimental Login" for days now. Cold boots.

    The only issues I've seen are a transient PIN login error as described in the Feedback App and MS Comm. Answers boards.

  • Can u tell me the product key of windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9841.........
    I also get trouble to update in Build 9926

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try following?

    NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

  • Thank u so mch....it workss..

  • New Clock and calander tweek doesn't work on my Win 8.1 Dell laptop. Still shows original style

  • ^^ This tweak is only for windows 10.

  • @VG There is a way to get old builds like theme with some sort of tweak? The new theme is making my video drivers BSOD

  • VG

    ^^ You can try the hidden Aero Lite theme:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-enable-hidden-aero-lite-theme-in-windows-8-rtm/

  • @VG It works, although it looks a bit weird!
    But anyway i still got BSODs, the weird stuff is that if i upgrade driver and don't reboot everything works until next reboot, it looks like continuum start menu/act center/theme is making some video drivers crash.

  • VG

    ^^ Its an incompatibility issue. You cant do anything except wait for compatible drivers. Since Windows 10 is under development and testing, many hardware drivers can cause such kind of issues.

  • disable update ui registry trick will no longer work in build 10049

  • Old Windows Update UI is gone since 10049+
    Old Start Menu is gone since 10041+
    To disable notification center , Right click on dt/time in taskbar -> Customise Notification Area Icons -> Turn System Icons On Or Off -> Action Center : Off (It also disables Win+A shortcut)

  • Hi
    I am using win 10 Tec Pre build 9841. How to update to the latest build. or any isofile to update?

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:

    http://www.askvg.com/new-update-build-of-windows-10-technical-preview-now-available-for-download/

  • I found another tweak.
    Enable Taskbar Color (Start Menu stays black)
    Go to this key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize.
    By default (if you didn't apply dark theme) there are 4 DWORD (32 bit) VALUES. One of them is EnableTransparency. If you change the value to 2, and restart Explorer.exe, the start menu will become black and the taskbar will be the color you had selected in Setting>Personalization>Colors.

  • Thanks very much for this! Some novelties I find pretty pointless and rather motivated by the need to come up with something new and fancy instead of focusing on functionality. All the better there are tweaks like these!

  • i cant change into dark theme. my windows build is 10240. i use the registry and also tried it manually nothing changes. Can you help me?

  • VG

    ^^ Try AppsUseLightTheme DWORD instead.

  • fantastic work.

    Microsoft should be paying me for all the man hours I've put in over the last two days straight just to get it usable .

  • Hi,

    Very nice post :)

    Question : How do i change the color of the context menu to dark color ?
    Mine is white but i have seen many people with a dark context menu and i would like to do that as well...

  • VG

    ^^ Those are using custom 3rd party themes. You can also try to change colors using following tutorial:

    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-access-advanced-appearance-settings-option-to-change-text-size-in-windows-8/

  • I would like a tweak for the title bar on the left hand side of the start menu it is twice as wide as I have icons under it... truth be told I would like to get rid of the title bar all together. when you make new groups you get to add a title bar but if all your stuff is in one nice table you are forced to have a title bar.

    Thanks

  • Hmmm...
    I think you should revise those tweaks and post a new article for RTM.
    Some of those tweaks don't work anymore, and some may create issues in RTM.

  • VG

    ^^ Tweaks 1-8 work in Windows 10 RTM. Later tweaks will not work.

  • hey guys, i tried the update app change one but it isnt working,it says it may be open or i dont have the preveledges for it .
    i m logged in from an admin account, stopped the update service from admin tools in control panel and then tried but still isnt working.
    tried the ready made scripts too but still no success
    help me plz this starts while im playing csgo comp and my ping goes to 900 and doesnt stop!
    thnks in advance

    if u can plz email me the solution coz im not sure if i'll be notified for any reply here
    thnks in advance

  • how to change start properties in windows 10 using regedit
    like toggling full screen start
    more apps toggle (new in build 10547)
    and any other start properties using regedit

  • VG

    ^^ Following 2 things are known to me:

    Open regedit and go to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    In right-side pane, look for following 2 DWORDs:

    Start_TrackDocs (for show recently opened items in jumplists)
    Start_TrackProgs (for show most used apps)

  • I seem to be stuck with the start screen on my Miix 2 8. I've tried toggling the "Use Start full screen" setting in Personalizaion with no effect, and tip #10 on this page has no effect either. Any thoughts on why this might be?

  • I cannot bring back older update UI in windows 10.Some error is thrown.

  • @Sumit Just to let you know, they've thrown 'em out of the OS. However tweaks 1-8 still work in final RTM version of Windows 10.

  • i have a pirated version of windows 10. plz help me in changing the wall paper and to register for windows as its showing mine as a non genuine in the right border of my monitor.
    plz someone help.

  • I'm sorry to say, but those registry "hacks" are pretty much useless, except for the one that disables the Lock Screen. I know this article was posted before Windows 10 was officially released, but Windows 10 is shaping up to be really great.

    I've tested preview build 10547 and 10558 and there is so much improvement going on, they even went out and started updating old icons like the regedit.exe icon, which is still 16-bit from 1995. In a year or so, Windows 10 will be really polished and solid product, just like Windows 7 and XP were. Here's an example - when Windows 8 first launched, it was a complete mess, I haven't used it very much, but right now it has really improved.

  • Quick tip VG, the "AppsUseLightTheme" registry doesn't work in the Home builds of Windows 10. It only works in Professional, Enterprise and Education.

  • hi VG
    i wanna know how to show manufacture oemlogo on my HP laptop
    since its became a driverpack solution logo when i installed it
    Thanks

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:

    http://www.askvg.com/add-customized-strings-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-vista/
    http://www.askvg.com/oem-configurator-utility-to-add-customized-strings-oem-information-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-vista-and-7/
    http://www.askvg.com/oem-configurer-utility-to-add-customized-strings-oem-information-in-system-properties-dialog-box-of-windows-xp-vista-and-7/

  • i'm very glad to see features of windows 8 in windows 10...great work bro

  • Could some one please give me a pointer to how i disable the audiolevel will lead to hearing loss warning in win 10.. or a link..
    Thanks guys

  • Hi,

    Could you please tell me how to restore ISSHORTCUT to my registry. Yeah, I removed it because the old system was the same, and then found out I messed up features on the Start button.

    Thank you.

    jOe

    p.s.- i'll stick with the defaults for a while. sorry....

  • VG

    ^^ Please provide more details. Which ISSHORTCUT are you talking about? Is it following one?

    http://www.askvg.com/this-file-does-not-have-a-program-associated-with-it-error-message-while-running-a-game-from-game-explorer-in-windows-vista/

  • I have dark mode enabled on three computers, however it cannot be enabled on a laptop which my wife and I share with individual logons. Have you any suggestions? Thank You.

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try ready-made registry script? Also try to reboot.

  • As you suggested, I executed your *.reg files, and, "Viola" it worked. I checked your .reg file and they were identical to my registry entries. I guess you add some "magic," and I am happy that you did. Thank you!

  • First I apologise for the dim question: I've looked everywhere for the answer without success. I am running 7 Pro 64 bit with a vitual machine (XP) to retain an old graphics app. Is it possible to download Win 10 from the "Get Windows 10" desktopicon and burn it (as an .exe) to a DVD without actually installing 10 on my PC so I can install it at a later date if I have to? Or will it simply install auttomatically and over-ride my 7 Pro OS.
    Thanks
    Mike

  • VG

    ^^ It'll ask you to upgrade the OS first. You can also use following to download Windows 10 ISO:

    http://www.askvg.com/download-windows-10-offline-iso-files-and-create-installation-media/

  • In Win 10: In the start menu there is a listing of "all apps." At the bottom there is a heading called "Other" Where are those files located in "Other?"

  • VG

    ^^ I have never seen any section with the name Others in Start Menu -> All Apps.

    Check in following folders:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

  • Nothing in either one of those many folders. What I am talking about is more "fragments" or "trash" than a program(s). If you wish, I have a screen shot.... should you want me to send it to you. Please advise. Thank you.

  • VG

    ^^ Yeah, please. A screenshot will definitely help in understanding the issue.

  • @jeny "i have a pirated version of windows 10." Seriously? If you already know your version is pirated, then you should also know the only way you're going to get rid of the message saying yours is not genuine is to go to Microsoft.com and get the genuine version. If you're upgrading from a licensed version of Win7 or 8, then 10 is free. If you're going from anything older than Win7, or if your copy of Win7 or 8 was also pirated, you'll have to spring for the full licensed version of Win10.

    Or were you hoping for someone to actually tell you how to continue using pirated software for free and get away with it?

  • VG, I posted a pic (oops, sorry two pics) to Google + If any further info is needed just ask! Philip Allen

  • VG

    ^^ Please share the photos URL here.

  • why my computer restart or start(if no turn on fast startup mode) very low?

  • Pics are here:

    plus.google.com/114863508310540052818/posts

  • VG

    ^^ I cant see any pic at that link. Its showing restricted. You can upload the images at an image uploading website and then share the URL here.

  • VG, sorry for the missed connections....The holidays I guess. Below is the link:

    sites.google.com/a/arivanet.com/phasr-pics/

  • VG

    ^^ It looks like corrupt shortcuts to metro apps. Did you upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8/8.1? Also did you try to remove built-in metro apps?

  • Yes, I upgraded from Win 7 pro, and yes I did remove many of the built-in metro apps. Is it now possible to remove these three items under "Other?"

  • VG

    ^^ I think following should work:

    First of all reinstall all default apps using following tutorial:

    http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-reinstall-all-default-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/

    It'll repair those broken shortcuts. Then again uninstall desired apps:

    http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-remove-all-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/

  • hello VG. can you tell me less me know: fast startup mode is danger or no for computer? thanks you very much!!!

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:

    http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-8-restart-and-shutdown-problems-by-disabling-hybrid-shutdown-feature/

  • really thank you very much. I have fixed this problem :))

  • Hi,

    A big Thank you for the tweaks and a happy new year 2016.

    I upgraded from Windows-7 to Windows-10 (and bought a proper license for it) so have no idea about Windows-8 and its features.
    But I think I did a mistake - because my internet bandwidth usage shot up.
    I have a monthly, 1Gb, cap on my internet bandwidth, I used it up in 5 days, when I upgraded to Windows 10, start of Dec-2015.

    Later discovered that Windows-10 update also uses up my upload limit - by broadcasting it to nearby computers - I switched that off
    I also switched off Live Tiles and uninstalled a few.

    So not sure what other apps will continue to use my internet bandwidth.
    Could you enlist them and publish how to disable them?

    thanks again
    Jeevan

  • VG

    ^^ Check out following tutorial:

    http://www.askvg.com/guide-best-privacy-settings-for-windows-10/

  • I reinstalled the apps as per the tutorial info provided, and then had eight items under "other." After following the removal tutorial (one by one) the eight items under "other" remain.

  • Damn! There's no Windows 7-style for the network icon menu? That's a shame, I really liked how Windows 7 displayed the menu

  • Hi Vishal,

    Is there a way to change font size of text in Live Tiles?

    Thanks!

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try to change the text size or DPI scaling settings in Display Settings?

  • tried to 1. Disable Login Screen Background Image did not work
    tried to 5. Disable New Tray Clock and Calendar UI and Restore Previous UI did not work

  • Hi! Nice article! :)

    BTW, regarding the hidden dark theme, I searched the key you gave on the registry editor and it seems like there's no Personalize subkey under Themes. What tip could you suggest? Thanks a lot!

  • VG

    ^^ Then create the key manually. You can also take help of ready-made Registry scripts.

  • is anyone can help me how to change the response time?? whenever I open a program or browser it takes years to open, please sir/ma'am.

  • hello VG!
    you can tell me : we should open virtual memory or no? i can open it but i don't know it heathly my computer or dangerous.
    thanks you!

  • VG

    ^^ Please provide proper details about your question. What do you mean by opening virtual memory?

  • Yes. I mean, if enabled virtual ram on it can be harmful to my hard drive? I am using HDD drives.
    thanks for the reply!

  • VG

    ^^ No. It'll not harmful.

  • I have optimized and follow the instructions of my computer ban. now hours faster than they are many and have one seamless interface.
    thanks you so much!! xD

  • can i somehow disable/delete windows hello? ive a dell vostro 3360. it has a build-in fingerprint scanner. on windows 7 it worked perfectly, but since win 10 is doest work. i think its windows hello who's 'blokking' it.

  • hello.
    I bothered you so much. sorry!
    I asked for a little marginal topic.
    My computer can not wake again after sleep.no only a blank screen with the cursor clicking nhay.viec I have to do then is shutdown with the power button.
    please help me! what i can do to fix it?
    thanks you so much!

  • VG

    ^^ It seems a graphics card driver problem to me. Double-check on Windows Update and your computer manufacturer website for any driver update. If you find new drivers, install them immediately. It should fix the issue.

  • it's good because you always answer and it is always helpful. I've fixed the problem. thank you!

  • VG

    ^^ Glad to help you. :)

  • changing start menu didnt work for me,any reason? followed instructions .

  • Added new dword per instruction and restarted windows explore and nothing happened?

  • Anyone have any luck making Smart Card sign-in as default, but still be able to sign in with username and password?

  • Thank you for great advanced informations about Windows 10 features. This website is the best which I've found about it.

  • I have upgraded windows 10 after upgrading my local area network is running very slow .

    please suggest how can improve speed of local area network

  • Hi. Nice tweaks. Thanks. Is there any way to get into the settings/regedit settings for programs in the taskbar? I hate those stupid lines underneath open programs. I'd like to tweak those. It should be a box like when you select something on the desktop. Or at the very least, the underline color of the active program in the taskbar should be a different color to the others. Any way to get under hood of the visual settings for the way programs are displayed in the taskbar?

  • VG

    ^^ This can only be done by using 3rd party themes or by manually editing default Windows theme using Windows Style Builder.

  • Does the volume & clock reg stuff work after Anniversary Update?

  • VG

    ^^ Yes.

  • I use Anniversary Update but i can not get the clock/calender tweak to work. I use Classic Shell and a XP theme that i found here on your site. Any suggestions?

  • Hello, on Windows 10, when using small taskbar buttons, the date disappears. Only the time remains. Is there any way to add the date ? Making the time font a bit smaller perhaps so that they can both fit ?

  • Does the volume & clock reg stuff work after Anniversary Update?
    ^^ No! :(
    Or ... at least not with my 14393 build after last Anniversary Update (August 14, 2016).

  • Windows Update Registry Tweak:
    "In right-side pane, change value of IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled DWORD to 0
    That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Windows Update UI."
    Tried that, keep getting Error Editing Value, "Cannot edit IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled: Error writing the value's new contents."

    Now, under UX I see Settings with more values and it lets me change those. What am I doing wrong?

  • VG

    ^^ That tweak no longer works in newer Windows 10 builds.

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