Svoll

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I use Group Policies on Windows, O&O Shutup10 (Portable), windows firewall rules as posted by Spawn, and Host file for good measures. Even with all those, there are still communications to Microsoft Servers.

I have tried to rip the telemetry off the win10 iso, it does the trick, but renders windows update unusable.

Microsoft-OneCore-AllowTelemetry
Microsoft-OneCore-TroubleShooting-Package
Microsoft-OneCore-TroubleShooting-WOW64-Package
Microsoft-Windows-Feedback-Package
Microsoft-Windows-FlightSettings-Package
 
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I use the following software to tweak Windows 10 install.

Destroy Windows 10 Spying

Destroy Windows 10 Spying Download

O&O ShutUp10

O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

W10Privacy

W10Privacy Download

I also have a library of GitHub powershell/cmd/batch scripts that I run when doing a fresh install.

I use Windows Firewall and Hosts File to block telemetry and privacy risks.

I use Group Policy to block telemetry, privacy and security risks.

I have a batch file that deletes Adobe Flash completely from Windows 10.

I have a batch file that deletes all pre-installed Windows 10 store apps.

I have a powershell script to delete OneDrive.

I have a powershell script to block Cortina in the Firewall.

I have a batch script to delete unneeded schedule tasks.

I have a batch file to create/delete registry tweaks to increase privacy.
 

Svoll

Level 12
Verified
I use the following software to tweak Windows 10 install.

Destroy Windows 10 Spying

Destroy Windows 10 Spying Download

O&O ShutUp10

O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

W10Privacy

W10Privacy Download

I also have a library of GitHub powershell/cmd/batch scripts that I run when doing a fresh install.

I use Windows Firewall and Hosts File to block telemetry and privacy risks.

I use Group Policy to block telemetry, privacy and security risks.

I have a batch file that deletes Adobe Flash completely from Windows 10.

I have a batch file that deletes all pre-installed Windows 10 store apps.

I have a powershell script to delete OneDrive.

I have a powershell script to block Cortina in the Firewall.

I have a batch script to delete unneeded schedule tasks.

I have a batch file to create/delete registry tweaks to increase privacy.
MInd sharing those tweak =P Plan on reinstalling soon. Pretty Please (°◡°♡).:。 (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
 
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Zero Knowledge,

Whats the powershell script to delete OneDrive?

I used powershell script mentioned in howtogeek to remove inbuilt Win 10 apps But there was no mention of powershell script to remove OneDrive.
 
MInd sharing those tweak =P Plan on reinstalling soon. Pretty Please (°◡°♡).:。 (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
Hey Svoll :) I will try and organize the tweaks into one folder and upload the tweaks to mega.co.nz and share the link here.

Please have a back up image on hand or make a few restore points as some tweaks can corrupt the OS.

Zero Knowledge,

Whats the powershell script to delete OneDrive?

I used powershell script mentioned in howtogeek to remove inbuilt Windows 10 apps But there was no mention of powershell script to remove OneDrive.
Sorry the OneDrive delete script is a .bat file. You can also remove OneDrive by Group Policy/Registry.
 

Svoll

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Hey Svoll :) I will try and organize the tweaks into one folder and upload the tweaks to mega.co.nz and share the link here.

Please have a back up image on hand or make a few restore points as some tweaks can corrupt the OS.



Sorry the OneDrive delete script is a .bat file. You can also remove OneDrive by Group Policy/Registry.
You are a Gentlemen and scholar! I appreciate you taking the time to do this. I promise to be careful, but if you are using those with no issues, I can trust your judgements. ;););) Nonetheless, I will backup before hand.
 

Svoll

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Thats better...Whats GP/Reg tips?
Group Policy
Administrative Templates/Windows Components/OneDrive/Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage/Enable it


not sure if this still works Yash.
Code:
@echo off
cls

set x86="%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
set x64="%SYSTEMROOT%\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"

echo Closing OneDrive process.
echo.
taskkill /f /im OneDrive.exe > NUL 2>&1
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

echo Uninstalling OneDrive.
echo.
if exist %x64% (
%x64% /uninstall
) else (
%x86% /uninstall
)
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 5 > NUL 2>&1

echo Removing OneDrive leftovers.
echo.
rd "%USERPROFILE%\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
rd "C:\OneDriveTemp" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
rd "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1
rd "%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft OneDrive" /Q /S > NUL 2>&1

echo Removeing OneDrive from the Explorer Side Panel.
echo.
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1
REG DELETE "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}" /f > NUL 2>&1

pause
 
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Group Policy
Administrative Templates/Windows Components/OneDrive/Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage/Enable it
If I enable it, OneDrive will not show up in explorer?
 
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Just some background information.

I tweak Windows before I connect to the internet. I tweak Windows even before I download updates.

I would advise people to install the Professional or Enterprise editions so you can use Group Policy.

Make sure you make a backup image or restore point in case tweaks corrupt the system.

Thats better...Whats GP/Reg tips?
I would disable OneDrive by Group Policy first then use the .bat file to remove OneDrive completely from the system.

You are a Gentlemen and scholar! I appreciate you taking the time to do this. I promise to be careful, but if you are using those with no issues, I can trust your judgements. ;););) Nonetheless, I will backup before hand.
Please make sure you backup or create some restore points. Some tweaks can corrupt Windows.
 

Svoll

Level 12
Verified
Would people like Group Policy guide to improve security/privacy/telemetry? I can try and make a rough guide on what I tweak.
that would be great, Technet took down their telemetry guide Configure Windows telemetry in your organization (Windows 10)

They used to have another one that details what to disable.

Edit: nevermind found it, but it is not as detailed as before Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services (Windows 10)
 
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Uploading a package of Windows 10 Tweaks as a .ZIP file. 320MB in total.

I will share the link and information about them soon.
320 MB tweaks package!!!are you giving us lite/customized "squeezed by ZK" Win 10 OS:):p
 
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