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How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows | Digital Citizen

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/18

Based on, but much shorter than, [WayBack] How to change the User Account Control (UAC) level in Windows | Digital Citizen which summary is

How to change how UAC prompts are shown in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. How to disable UAC when you no longer want it turned on.

  1. Run UserAccountControlSettings.exe
  2. Pull the settings up to the highest one
  3. Confirm


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Enable/Disable Windows 10 “tray” notification area icons

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/19

It looks like they reorganised the way you can enable/disable the Windows Notification Area icons (often called “Icon Tray”) in Windows 10.

Up until Windows 8.1, you could run this:

%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 5

There you would end up editing the application specific icons.

As of Windows 10, you need to:

  1. Run %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 6
  2. Click on “Select which icons appear on the task bar” (or Dutch “Selecteren welke pictogrammen op de taakbalk worden weergegeven”)

So both the index changed, and you need an extra click to get at the application specific icons.

Further more, you can now only turn them on or off, where up until Windows 8.1, you could also choose only show notifications. I think on means only show notifications as for instance the Java Updater with a setting on on Windows 10 disappears after a Java Update has been installed, whereas on Windows 8.1 it would stay unless you switched from on to only show notifications.

The above commands are based on [WayBack] Create Direct Shortcut for “Notification Area Icons” in Windows Vista and Later – AskVG and


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O&O ShutUp10

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/12

Interesting: free and portable (no install required: just unzip and go): [WayBack] O&O ShutUp10.

Via [WayBack] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ (which I think I got via Twitter)


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Microsoft Windows 10 English 1903 and 1809 download links

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/02

Below are some download links for Windows 10 version history: Version 1903 (May 2019 Update) – Wikipedia.

Note that the MediaCreationTool usually fails (not just for 1903, prior versions have failed for me for unknown reasons far too often).

It is way better to use rufus to build a bootable USB stick from the ISO installation download.

Here are the relevant links:

Creating the USB with Rufus

Be aware that you can use two partition schemes:

  • MBR (with automatic target system “BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)”
  • GPT (with automatic target system “UEFI (non CSM)”

Many older systems to not support GPT, so then you will stare at a blinking cursor on a black screen when trying to boot from it.

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“Nobody” Can Ping My Windows 10 Computer

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/06/10

A problem with ICMP can be that you if you allow File and Printer Sharing, that ICMPv4 and ICMPv6 for both Private and Public networks are only allowed for the Local subnet.

For Domain networks, however it is allowed for Any subnet.

You can see the difference in this picture:

The solution presented at [WayBack] Nobody Can Ping My Computer – Technet MSDN library is to add a less restrictive set of rules:

  1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap-in, click Inbound Rules in the tree, and click New Rule in the Actions Pane.
  2. Click Custom and click Next.
  3. Click All programs and click Next.
  4. For Protocol type, select ICMPv4.
  5. Click Customize for Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) settings.
  6. Click Echo Request, click OK, and then click Next.
  7. Under Which local IP address does this rule match? and for Which remote IP address does this rule match click either Any IP address or These IP Addresses. If you click These IP addresses, specify the IP addresses and click Add, then click Next.
  8. Click Allow the connection, and then click Next.
  9. Under When does this rule apply?, click the active profile, any or all profiles (Domain, Private, Public) to which you want this rule to apply, and then click Next.
  10. For Name type a name for this rule and for Description an optional description. Click Finish.
  11. Repeat steps for ICMPv6, selecting ICMPv6 for Protocol Type instead of ICMPv4.

You can also add these rules using the netsh advfirewall command as shown at [WayBack] How to Allow Pings (ICMP Echo Requests) Through Your Windows Firewall


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