Sharing a disk with Windows and another operating system used to be a simple process.
It now automatically modifies bootloaders and the boot order. I've found it simpler to give it it's own HDD, and let it manage it on it's own.
There are a couple of different potential options here. Firstly: Windows was not programmed for the possibility of any more than one (windows) EFI partition. This message will occur if you have any more than a single efi partition on your hard drive.## Unplug all unneeded hard drives## If still not fixed, try fixing the disc's boot record: ## bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /rebuildbcd bootrec /fixboot
Windows Won't boot, reset
Reboot enough that you get the startup-options menu (3x failed boots). Troubleshoot/Advanced/Command Prompt.chkdsk c: /r /x # if only scans, or above does not work sfc /scannow
UAC# UAC Start > UAC: - never notify: - disable UAC to prevent notifications, and enable - chocolatey to install packages# Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account # (untested) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA == 1
Hybridboot is that annoying feature that caches your current windows session, and reloads it rather than going through a full init process. Get it out of here.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power HiberbootEnabled DWORD 0 = Turn off Fast Startup 1 = Turn on Fast Startup
chocolatey much more stable in windows 10. very good! oneget microsoft's built-in package manager. Still early days.
gigabyte UD5H http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5360#dl all motherboard drivers
Taskbar- Rclick StartMenu > Search > Hidden - Rclick StartMenu > Show TaskView Button (uncheck) - Rclick StartMenu > Properties: - Use Small Tasbar Buttons - Show taskbar on all displays (uncheck)
Disable LockScreen (Win + L);disable_lock-workstation.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "DisableLockWorkstation"=dword:00000001
Disable Quick Accessexplorer.exe: (ribbon) view > options: (dropdown) Open File Explorer to: This PC
Allow your user to create symbolic links on your machine without using an administrator-elevated command prompt.start > gpedit: - Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment: - Create Symbolic Links: - Add User or Group: - Enter the object names to select: <your username> - logout/login
System clock in UTCreg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation" /v RealTimeIsUniversal /d 1 /t REG_QWORD /f
You probably don't want to do this, since it pretty seriously cripples your installation. But if you need to, (ex: a testing VM) do this:run: services windows update: properties: startup type: disabled
checkout https://privacy.sexy/ next install
Essentially, turn everything off. Some notables:Settings > Privacy: General: - turn off all settings Speech: - off Diagnostics & feedback: - off - also, delete all diagnostic data Activity history: - all sliders off - clear history activity Other Devices: - all sliders off Background Apps: - off App diagnostics: - App diagnostic info access for this device: Change - off - all sliders off
Cygwin is installed with chocolatey, but in order for it to be useful, you'll need to run the setup script. Also, see cygwin.
Resize Windows with the windows Key+Mouse.
http://corz.org/windows/software/accessories/KDE-resizing-moving-for-Windows.phpRclick > Change Hotkey > Use Left Windows Key
Patch games so that they run with 3x monitors.
Some games allow the cursor to extend from the selected monitor onto the next. This fixes that problem.
Tiny portable program that allows you to use the Xbox 360 drivers with other controllers (logitech, ps3, ...).
directx june 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109 vcredist (install both x86 and x64) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=40784 x360ce (32bit and 64bit versions) http://www.x360ce.com/
Adds tabs to windows-explorer. middle-click a folder to open in new tab.
See qttabbar .
Allows all programs to be tabbed.
Increase repeat rate beyond max in windows (and from cli)
- https://stackoverflow.com/questions/171326/how-can-i-increase-the-key-repeat-rate-beyond-the-oss-limitkeyrate.exe 200 10 # wait 200ms, repeat every 10ms
Virtual Desktops are finally introduced in windows.win + d ## Create new virtual desktop win + d + left/right ## switch desktops
The realtek ACL898 audio requires you to download/install drivers.