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About RanCorX2

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  1. XP - Close ports 135 & 445 at OS level

    sorry to bring this thread to life again, but the fall creators update appears to have closed port 135. previously trying to close it causes print spooler to stop working on rs2 and older windows versions.
  2. Windows 10 TTK Tweak Toolkit

    my onedrive share: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkTVL_4WP_RZtiwzfLQeOd-oAqBk There are a few freely available tools included which i claim NO CREDIT for, they are merely included for convenience, to save you time searching for and downloading them. folders & descriptions: my windows 10 tweak toolkit contains the following; anti ransomware - disable services that are a security risk (smb, workstation, bowser etc) appx - uninstall windows 10 default apps via pshell dcom - free tool to disable a few old security holes in windows, merge the included reg file first disable eventlog & gpsvc - if you want you can disable event logging and the group policy service with no ill effects, other than not being able to view system logs (not that they help much) disable tcpip6 - disable tcpip6 which isn't required at the moment Driver DisabledComponents Tweak - should keep unused network protocols off networking - uninstall unneeded network protocols from active adapter permissions - emtpy while i compile new list (disables various apps like cortana, mobsync from loading at logon, much safer than removing packages, just removes file permissions) Reduce Window Border Padding - free tool to reduce window boarders Registry Tweaks - disable various logging, traces, swap file (not page file), uac etc Svchost Process Tweak - returns svchost back to the old grouped processes, saves memory and reduces running processes (how often does svchost crash?) files included are pre-made for 2gb, 8gb, 10gb, 20gb System & Boot Tweaks - enable bcd legacy features, disable driver sig enforcement (enables test signing, only found one thing that didn't like that, battle eye anti cheat), disable compression, encryption enable trim on ssd, old f8 menu, boot menu, disable boot logging, disable NX Task Scheduler - my personal batch that disables 99% of windows tasks but textservicesframework remember to take ownership of the Tasks folder first, then finish up with Autoruns in the portable apps folder to disable the tasks that got ACCESS DENIED because of permissions Telemetry Blocker - free tool and pshell script to disable telemetry and block services in firewall Timer Resolution Tweak (1.0-0.5) - free tool / script, reduces windows timer resolution from 1ms to 0.5ms, supposed to reduce micro stutters in games, reduce dpc latency Tweaked Services - my personal batches to disable various windows services & driver services, use with caution, check what you need before blindly running the batches.
  3. In my experience you can disable 99% of the tasks. i only leave textservicesframework enabled as it's needed to type in edge, settings search, cortana, store, wifi key and any other modern app. everything else i disable, no ill effects. i use my pc's for gaming offline / online, music, videos, browsing, vmware etc. i leave
  4. ok, thanks for the info.
  5. do you need to disable dwm to use classic theme or will it work with it enabled?
  6. is there any way to disable dwm and have no tearing? i'm on w10 and use mpc be.
  7. [Guide] Disable Data Collection in Windows 10

    if anyone wants my registry files that disable nearly every windows log / trace but keep eventlog running with the bare minimum of logging; Application, Security, System, CBS, DISM, Windows Update, Setup etc just ask. i have powershell scripts that take ownership of the registry keys first so you can apply the tweaks. sets all unneeded logs / traces to 0 = disabled plus sets the max file size to minimum (1mb) performance monitor just lists the tracing that's disabled on my system, event viewer has a massive list of extra logs under applications and services logs > microsoft > windows too many to list there.
  8. Let the Re-Tweakage Begin

    I opted for disabling things, i experimented with removing components but wasn't happy with the results, sure it reduced the size of my install, but.. A. you end up with certain apps not 100% working, over time your'll notice little things here and there that have now broke, loads of errors, warnings in eventlogs. B. you have to do it every time you upgrade or reinstall windows and it takes time, doesn't matter what script or tool you use, dism will still be slow, the more components you have to remove, the slower the process. i tried ntlite at one point and found that removing certain components prevented windows setup from working correctly, i never narrowed it down to what components broke it, i spent hours trying different combinations but gave up in the end. I also experimented with cbsenum and install wim tweak, all with mixed results, came to the conclusion that disabling rather than removing saves a load of time and is safer for a functional windows. I just have batch files to; 1. disable tasks, have to take ownership of the Tasks folder and then use autoruns to untick the tasks that weren't disabled by the batch (devices, edp etc), finish up with 1 or 2 task left enabled (ctf as it's required for typing in modern apps, wifi flyout, edge, search ui) 2. disable services (standard ones in services manager) 3. disabled driver services (the ones in registry) 4. disable services / driver services that are locked due to security permissions (defender, appx and more) devices flow and NcbService are required for windows bluetooth to function 5. registry files to disable the following; navigation pane, gamebar, swapfile, various windows logging / tracing, uac, prefetching, superfetch, compression, ntfs encryption, smb, tcpip6, various network protocols i also disable the split svchost system as i prefer to keep a close eye on what is running in task manager, can't remember the last time a service crashed either....doesn't bother me that they all run in groups. 6. remove permissions from searchui (cortana) and a few other things that load at logon (mobsync) can always add back permissions so no harm done screenshot from my main pc, not vmware guest.
  9. does dragging windows round the screen still result in temporary gfx corruption? i tried the classic windows hack somtime ago but didn't keep using it because of that, also playing videos resulted in horrible tearing.
  10. OldNewExplorer 1.1.8

    tick the use libraries box, it's crazy but it seems to be reversed for 1709, ticked removes the folders but not ticked shows the folders.
  11. Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    SvcHostSplitThresholdInKB @ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control change the entry (decimal) to your installed amount of ram in kb and reboot, services (svchost) will go back to being grouped like previous versions of windows.
  12. can anyone explain how one can keep the program activated without going online to reactivate? i can't seem to do it and need to to use it in vmware, i explort the dat file and make a copy of the setting file, then i copy them to my ntlite folder in my vmware machine, import and it always wants to activate again.
  13. Beta channel

    has anyone got an issue with the favourites menu? i have an awful lot of bookmarks but it goes over the edge of the screen and does move over if i try and scroll to the bottom off the list.
  14. Beta channel

    any chance you can implement classic taskbar settings? so you can avoid using the settings app to change tray / bar settings? small / large bar show all / hide icons in tray combine / don't combine lock / unlock bar is this possible?
  15. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    tried the trial, what i'd like to see is the taskbar settings integrated into the sib settings gui, could this be done?