***WARNING – v14.05 just came out as a bugfix. I’m seeing posts that it is crashing on startup. DO NOT DOWNLOAD
A while back someone asked me to do a freeware guide for Windows 10 like I have for other Windows operating systems. My heart wasn’t in it. While there is excellent free software out there, in many cases you get what you pay for. I’m tired of talking about second best software I don’t use. So below is a list of the software I have installed on at least one of the 8 PC’s I have scattered across my house.
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“Autoruns, a utility for monitoring startup items, is the latest Sysinternals tool to receive a UI overhaul including a dark theme.”
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NEW: Support Windows 10 Version 21H1
New: Disable “Meet now” in the task bar on this device
NEW: Disable “Meet now” in the task bar for current user
NEW: Disable news and interests in the task bar on this device
NEW: Disable news and interests in the task bar for current user
Startup of application optimized
Download | Changelog
“This update to Autoruns fixes a crash reported in v13.99.”
Despite the changelog saying this issue is fixed it is in fact not. See pic below.
1.8.1420 – released March 30, 2021
FIX: Disable telemetry
FIX: Disable automatic driver updates through Windows Update
Available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (simplified)
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Here are the registry changes O&O Shutup10 version 1.8.1420 made when turning on “Disable Telemetry”
Changed from 0x00000001 = Enabled/Normal to 0x00000000 = Disabled/Ignore
Changed from 0x00000002 = Automatic to 0x00000004 = Disabled
Changed from 0x00000003 = Manual to 0x00000004 = Disabled
Just like before the the dmwappushservice gets rest a while after reboot.
An article on the Winamp reviving WACUP will be out at some point.
Until then, check out my workout/game room setup:
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“The Stable channel has been updated to 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac and Linux”
2 days ago Chrome was updated to 88.0.4324.146. Between the 2 updates it covers 7 security issues.
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Chrome for Android was updated to 88.0.4324.141 on the 1st.
“This release includes stability and performance improvements.”