New Windows, same old crap to configure (and new ones every version…)
Install with a local account
At the step where it asks you to enter a Microsoft account or create one, you can no longer skip… Fuck you Microsoft… even Apple still lets you its OS without forcing you to create a fucking iCloud account…
Anyway. Just use
email@example.com and enter some random password: it will say something along the line of “Whoops, too many attempts with incorrect password” and will let you create an offline account…
Reduce the number of running services
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control. In there, locate or create the
SvcHostSplitThresholdInKB and set the value to
Stop pushing Bing crap on me when I’m searching for an app
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer (created the last key if needed)
Stop writting System Volume Information on removable drives
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search (create the last key if needed)
Storage Service in services.
List of tools that allow you to tweak Windows to remove some of its bloat, restore it to a functional desktop, etc.