The WINDOWS 7 Thread

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  1. The Pirate

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    Problem Steps Recorder
    Search for and run "psr" from the Start menu. Click Start Record, and the utility will record your activities through a series of screen shots, automatically including captions that show exactly where you clicked. You can also use the Add Comment button to highlight specific areas of the screen and insert custom annotations. When you stop recording, everything will be stitched together and saved as a Web browser-compatible MHTML (MIME HTML) file.
     
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  2. G String

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    Some useful stuff, cheers. However, one small thing:

    Hmmm - MS aren't going to be updating core Win7 audio any time soon. Or ever. Likely any updates for Win7 since 'god knows when' will surely more likely slow your PC, even if they might make it less vulnerable to network exploits. If your W7 isn't connected to the net, better not to bother, I would suggest.
     
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    found today..not tested

    Release Description:

    Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the “saved” drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers.
    https://openload.co/f/w3LkfXQhZf0/GoldSolution.Software.Driver.Magician.v5.2.Incl.Keygen-F4CG.rar

    shit
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/0...2788febd8c9190aef1d43c8b28dfd082653/detection

    but malware bytes and zone alarm say no threat ....so its ok i think...but better test...seems cool app
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    utorrent pro
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/0...c75e990d0dd58748ea10490f3b79c8583bf/detection
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    isobuster hat sero detection
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    look at r2r klevgrand from today
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/4...8c80c4a4fe488d04acf2c054f11422232c7/detection
     
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    if these works well its damn super app
    problem with these apps they are like to log what you do
     
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    Nice thread. Usually before starting my DAW I close my network adapter:
    - netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" disable
    - when i want to surf the internet i change disable to enable

    Anyway it's a bit of a mystery what's happening with my focusrite 2i4, overall latency seems to be different all the time. I started using asio4all drivers instead along with the focusrite.
     
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    Not Double Driver. It's a small, portable app. Really nice. :wink: Still works great for drivers backup.
     
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    thx bro
     
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    I trust Eset on scanning. Its been the best virus scan for over decade for scanning false positives. Thanks go to past member CD3 on AN. R.I.P
     
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    I thought about setting up a another account. The new account will be the account that I make music with, and strictly use for music related duties. Obviously microsoft sneaks everywhere so I think it will be not safe at all. Does anyone have experience with setting this up properly? So for example a not installed network driver on the audio account and regristry items etc. that dont transfer over. You can do this with the policy editor, but I don't know how strict it really is. I mean even if you got win10 installed as your other boot partition, both partitions know everything from each other.
     
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    Netstat -aon allows you to see incoming connections. It gives a list of PID numbers, which can easily be tracked with task manager, at tab services, see picture:

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    My memory of this is fuzzy - you can create separate hardware profiles is. interface cards/drivers/peripherals eg. network / no network interface.
    So that when you boot up into windows, you select which profile then somehow.
     
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    its a quote

    Blocking Telemetry in Windows 7 and 8.1

    uninstall telemetry updates

    The following Windows updates are related to telemetry and diagnostic data.

    KB971033-- Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies
    KB2952664 -- Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 7
    KB2976978 -- Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
    KB2990214 -- Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
    KB3021917 -- Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
    KB3022345 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
    KB3035583 -- Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
    KB3044374 -- Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10
    KB3068708 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
    KB3075249 -- Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
    KB3080149 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
    KB3123862 -- Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

    You can remove any of the patches using two methods:

    Tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update, and hit the Enter-key.
    Select Installed Updates on the window that opens.
    Right-click on updates and select uninstall to remove them from the system.

    Second method uses the command line instead:

    Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down Shift and Ctrl, and hit the Enter-key. This opens an elevated command prompt.
    Use the command wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart to remove updates.
    Replace the number after kb: with the update that you want to remove.

    Make sure you hide any update that you have removed, as it will be picked up by Windows again the next time Windows Update checks for update.
    The Windows\System32\CompatTel folder

    The CompatTel folder is still there after you remove the telemetry updates on the machine. One change that you may notice is that the older Telemetry client, diagtrackrunner.exe is in that folder, and not the newer compattelrunner.exe.

    You cannot remove the folder or files directly, as you need ownership first for that.
    Turn off the Customer Experience Improvement Program

    customer experience improvement program

    We have posted a tutorial already that explains how to turn off the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

    Basically, what you do is click on Start, type customer experience, and select the "change customer experience improvement program settings" result. Select "No, I don't want to participate in the program" when the new settings window opens.
    Remove the Telemetry service

    Next thing on the list is to remove the Diagnostic Tracking service. It may not exist anymore already, but I suggest you run the commands below just to make sure.

    Open an elevated command prompt -- if it is not still open -- and run the following commands:

    sc stop Diagtrack
    sc delete Diagtrack

    The first command stops the Diagtrack service, the second deletes it.
    Blocking Microsoft Servers

    Caution: Some servers and IP addresses may be used by other Windows services. If you notice that some are not working anymore, disable them one by one until you find the culprit that you need to exclude from the blocking.

    Note: the following servers cannot be blocked using the hosts file. You need to block them using another means, e.g. router firewall or installed firewall.

    onesettings-hk2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
    onesettings-bn2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
    onesettings-cy2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
    vortex-hk2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
    vortex-db5.metron.live.com.nsatc.net

    Other servers you may want to block:

    134.170.30.202
    137.116.81.24
    204.79.197.200
    23.218.212.69
    65.39.117.230
    65.55.108.23
    a-0001.a-msedge.net
    choice.microsoft.com
    choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    compatexchange.cloudapp.net
    corp.sts.microsoft.com
    corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
    cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
    df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
    fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    feedback.microsoft-hohm.com
    feedback.search.microsoft.com
    feedback.windows.com
    i1.services.social.microsoft.com
    i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
    oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    pre.footprintpredict.com
    redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
    reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
    settings-win.data.microsoft.com
    sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
    sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
    sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
    statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
    statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
    survey.watson.microsoft.com
    telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
    telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    telemetry.appex.bing.net
    telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
    telemetry.microsoft.com
    telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
    vortex.data.microsoft.com
    vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
    vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
    watson.live.com
    watson.microsoft.com
    watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
    watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
    watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
    wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

    Deleting Scheduled Tasks

    task telemetry

    Windows 7 and 8.1 run a lot of tasks that send data to Microsoft.

    Tap on the Windows-key, type Task Scheduler, and hit the Enter-key.
    Navigate to Microsoft > Windows in the task hierarchy, and delete (or disable) the following tasks:
    All tasks with Application Experience.
    All tasks with Autochk.
    All tasks with Customer Experience Improvement Program.
    DiskDiagnosticDataCollector under DiskDiagnostic.
    WinSAT under Maintenance.
    Deactivate all Media Center tasks.
     
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    What you are trying to achieve is not longer a feature of Windows 7. That was called "Hardware Profile" in Windows XP. IF you want to be able to disable specific hardware, here are 3 ways

    1. Use Windows Device Console (devcon.exe). You must run devcon as an administrator. Run "devcon help" and you'll get help for the commands. Have devcon list the hardware. Then create batch files to disable and enable specific hardware.

    2. Use something like BootIt Bare Metal. You install your OS twice on different partitions and different hardware. Then you choose the one you desire. BootIt Bare Metal (paid version) includes an enhanced version of the TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite Professional that includes the powerful TBScript engine. With it you can use existing .TBS scripts to prepare Windows to run on different hardware.

    3. Another way would be PowerShell with its functionality to check for and enable or disable the devices on the system.
     
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    Can't wait to get home to do some of these tweaks which i did not know.. but after holidays.. superb thread wasgedn:wink:
    And Happy "whatever you are celebrating", peace and love
     
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    Thumbs up for Double Driver. Happy user here. Moreover, I would be very apprehensive of downloading ANYTHING with a Key Gen from any site that is not AZ. There is one file containing a program for a firewall and it contains 200+malwares. It is so overwhelming that the malware cant even do its job because it brings your system to a halt.
     
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    I agree with you, however, I think Focusrite needs to give out that advice to shield their arses. I, on the other hand, would like to point out that not all the updates are "bad" or will slow down your system. In fact, some will improve performance. Lastly, we cant forget that we need more than just the audio part of our systems to be running smoothly. My advice is this: check for every available updates. Make sure that the update you chose to download it is something that will improve your system. Download and install one at a time and make sure your system is not taxed by it.
     
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