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Topic review - Windows 8 Unscrew (ultimate script to fix telemetry and annoyances)
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  Post subject:  Re: Windows 8 Unscrew (ultimate script to fix telemetry and annoyances)  Reply with quote
Great! Thank you, hupostasis!
Post Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 16:42
  Post subject:  Re: Windows 8 Unscrew (ultimate script to fix telemetry and annoyances)  Reply with quote
A quick update to this script, I removed the following for now:
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\TimeBroker" /V Start /T REG_dWORD /D 4 /F

I have to confirm whether or not this links itself to task scheduler (the TimeBroker is actually what runs the backend for the awful Windows RT platform, or 'apps' that was introduced in Windows 8 and carried to windows 10):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Runtime
Post Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 04:35
  Post subject:  Re: Windows 8 Unscrew (ultimate script to fix telemetry and annoyances)  Reply with quote
Oh, this is great! Thank you! Love your posts!
Post Posted: 27 Mar 2016, 07:28
  Post subject:  Windows 8 Unscrew (ultimate script to fix telemetry and annoyances)  Reply with quote
After having to install Windows 8.1 multiple of times and dealing with multiple computers, I created the 'ultimate' unscrew Windows script that automatically adds all of the appropriate values to your registry (for turning off stupid things like the 'you have a new app to open files' alerts and windows store services, and uninstalls all of the telemetry updates.

Here's the code if you want to save it as a .BAT file, alternatively I have it attached to the post where you can just download the .BAT and run it.
Code:
@echo off
:: Ultimate Unscrew | Windows 8/8.1

:: Delete diagtrack
echo Stopping 'Diagtrack' service
sc stop Diagtrack
echo Deleting 'Diagtrack' service
sc delete Diagtrack

:: Disable Remote Registry
echo Setting 'Remote Registry' service to disabled
sc config "RemoteRegistry" start= disabled

:: Disables the new app alert
echo Disabling 'New App' alert (adding registry key)
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /V NoNewAppAlert /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

:: Disables the 'Windows Store' from communicating back to Microsoft periodically
echo Disabling 'Windows Store Service' (adding registry key)
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WSService" /V Start /T REG_dWORD /D 4 /F

:: Disables the System Events Broker
echo Disabling 'Windows Store: System Events Broker' (adding registry key)
REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker" /V Start /T REG_dWORD /D 4 /F

:: Can be used if diagtrack can't be removed, but it can so excluding this one out
:: REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DiagTrack" /V Start /T REG_dWORD /D 4 /F
:: REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell" /V EdgeUI /T REG_dWORD /D DisableCharmsHint /F

:: Remove the 'spy' updates
echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3080149 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3021917 (telemetry for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3022345 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3044374 (Get Windows 10 for Win8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3044374 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3035583 (Get Windows 10 for Win7sp1/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3065987 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3050265 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB971033  (license validation)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976987 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3102810 (update for "Windows Update")
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3102810 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3112343 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3112343 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3135445 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3135445 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3123862 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3123862 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3081954 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3139929 (Get Windows 10 update for MSIE)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3139929 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3138612 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3138612 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3138615 (Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3138615 /quiet /norestart



Pending future features:
*Automatically add the registry entries to disable charms bar
*Automatically add the registry entries to disable 'sticky / filter keys' (this was very annoying for me for gaming back in the day on XP)
*Automatically launch powershell within the .BAT to run the remove app script:
Code:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

*automatically turn off 'fast startup'
*automatically disable the "lock screen"
*disable task bar transparency

Credit goes here for the folks who compiled the KB removal script that I tacked on:
https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9
Post Posted: 27 Mar 2016, 06:08

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