# Install boxstarter: # . { iwr -useb } | iex; get-boxstarter -Force # # You might need to set: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned # # Run this boxstarter by calling the following from an **elevated** command-prompt: # start<URL-TO-RAW-GIST> # OR # Install-BoxstarterPackage -PackageName <URL-TO-RAW-GIST> -DisableReboots # # Learn more: #---- TEMPORARY --- Disable-UAC #--- Fonts --- choco install inconsolata -y #--- Windows Settings --- Disable-BingSearch Disable-GameBarTips Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -EnableShowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -EnableShowProtectedOSFiles -EnableShowFileExtensions Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -Lock Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -AlwaysShowIconsOn #--- Windows Subsystems/Features --- choco install Microsoft-Hyper-V-All -source windowsFeatures choco install Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -source windowsfeatures #--- Tools --- # choco install git -params '"/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /WindowsTerminal"' -y # choco install poshgit choco install sysinternals -y # choco install vim #--- Apps --- choco install googlechrome choco install firefox choco install opera choco install notepadplusplus choco install docker-for-windows choco install sharex # choco install microsoft-teams # choco install vcxsrv #--- Uninstall unnecessary applications that come with Windows out of the box --- # 3D Builder Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.3DBuilder | Remove-AppxPackage # Alarms Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsAlarms | Remove-AppxPackage # Autodesk Get-AppxPackage *Autodesk* | Remove-AppxPackage # Bing Weather, News, Sports, and Finance (Money): Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingFinance | Remove-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingNews | Remove-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingSports | Remove-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.BingWeather | Remove-AppxPackage # BubbleWitch Get-AppxPackage *BubbleWitch* | Remove-AppxPackage # Candy Crush Get-AppxPackage* | Remove-AppxPackage # Comms Phone Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.CommsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage # Dell Get-AppxPackage *Dell* | Remove-AppxPackage # Dropbox Get-AppxPackage *Dropbox* | Remove-AppxPackage # Facebook Get-AppxPackage *Facebook* | Remove-AppxPackage # Feedback Hub Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub | Remove-AppxPackage # Get Started Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Getstarted | Remove-AppxPackage # Keeper Get-AppxPackage *Keeper* | Remove-AppxPackage # Mail & Calendar Get-AppxPackage microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps | Remove-AppxPackage # Maps Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsMaps | Remove-AppxPackage # March of Empires Get-AppxPackage *MarchofEmpires* | Remove-AppxPackage # McAfee Security Get-AppxPackage *McAfee* | Remove-AppxPackage # Uninstall McAfee Security App $mcafee = gci "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall" | foreach { gp $_.PSPath } | ? { $_ -match "McAfee Security" } | select UninstallString if ($mcafee) { $mcafee = $mcafee.UninstallString -Replace "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe","" Write "Uninstalling McAfee..." start-process "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe" -arg "$mcafee" -Wait } # Messaging Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Messaging | Remove-AppxPackage # Minecraft Get-AppxPackage *Minecraft* | Remove-AppxPackage # Netflix Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage # Office Hub Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub | Remove-AppxPackage # One Connect Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.OneConnect | Remove-AppxPackage # OneNote Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.OneNote | Remove-AppxPackage # People Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.People | Remove-AppxPackage # Phone Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsPhone | Remove-AppxPackage # Photos Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Remove-AppxPackage # Plex Get-AppxPackage *Plex* | Remove-AppxPackage # Skype (Metro version) Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage # Sound Recorder Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Remove-AppxPackage # Solitaire Get-AppxPackage *Solitaire* | Remove-AppxPackage # Sticky Notes Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage # Sway Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Office.Sway | Remove-AppxPackage # Twitter Get-AppxPackage *Twitter* | Remove-AppxPackage # Xbox Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider | Remove-AppxPackage # Zune Music, Movies & TV Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneMusic | Remove-AppxPackage Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.ZuneVideo | Remove-AppxPackage #--- Windows Settings --- # Some from: @NickCraver's gist # Privacy: Let apps use my advertising ID: Disable If (-Not (Test-Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo")) { New-Item -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo | Out-Null } Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo -Name Enabled -Type DWord -Value 0 # WiFi Sense: HotSpot Sharing: Disable If (-Not (Test-Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting")) { New-Item -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting | Out-Null } Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0 # WiFi Sense: Shared HotSpot Auto-Connect: Disable Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots -Name value -Type DWord -Value 0 # Start Menu: Disable Bing Search Results Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search -Name BingSearchEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0 # To Restore (Enabled): # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search -Name BingSearchEnabled -Type DWord -Value 1 # Disable Telemetry (requires a reboot to take effect) # Note this may break Insider builds for your organization # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection -Name AllowTelemetry -Type DWord -Value 0 # Get-Service DiagTrack,Dmwappushservice | Stop-Service | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled # Change Explorer home screen back to "This PC" Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Type DWord -Value 1 # Change it back to "Quick Access" (Windows 10 default) # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Type DWord -Value 2 # Better File Explorer Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder -Value 1 Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneShowAllFolders -Value 1 Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name MMTaskbarMode -Value 2 # These make "Quick Access" behave much closer to the old "Favorites" # Disable Quick Access: Recent Files Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowRecent -Type DWord -Value 0 # Disable Quick Access: Frequent Folders Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowFrequent -Type DWord -Value 0 # To Restore: # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowRecent -Type DWord -Value 1 # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -Name ShowFrequent -Type DWord -Value 1 # Disable the Lock Screen (the one before password prompt - to prevent dropping the first character) If (-Not (Test-Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization)) { New-Item -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows -Name Personalization | Out-Null } Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization -Name NoLockScreen -Type DWord -Value 1 # To Restore: # Set-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization -Name NoLockScreen -Type DWord -Value 1 # Lock screen (not sleep) on lid close Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power' -Name AwayModeEnabled -Type DWord -Value 1 # To Restore: # Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Power' -Name AwayModeEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0 # Use the Windows 7-8.1 Style Volume Mixer If (-Not (Test-Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC")) { New-Item -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -Name MTCUVC | Out-Null } Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" -Name EnableMtcUvc -Type DWord -Value 0 # To Restore (Windows 10 Style Volume Control): # Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\MTCUVC" -Name EnableMtcUvc -Type DWord -Value 1 # Disable Xbox Gamebar Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameDVR" -Name AppCaptureEnabled -Type DWord -Value 0 Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:\System\GameConfigStore" -Name GameDVR_Enabled -Type DWord -Value 0 # Turn off People in Taskbar If (-Not (Test-Path "HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People")) { New-Item -Path HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People | Out-Null } Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKCU:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People" -Name PeopleBand -Type DWord -Value 0 Enable-RemoteDesktop Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -enableshowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -enableshowProtectedOSFiles -enableshowFileExtensions cinst VisualStudio2013Ultimate -InstallArguments WebTools cinst fiddler4 cinst mssqlserver2012express cinst console-devel cinst sublimetext2 cinst poshgit cinst googlechrome cinst firefox cinst opera cinst notepadplusplus cinst windirstat cinst sysinternals cinst IIS-WebServerRole -source windowsfeatures Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$env:programfiles\console\console.exe" Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Opera\launcher.exe" Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$($Boxstarter.programFiles86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" Install-ChocolateyFileAssociation ".txt" "$env:programfiles\Sublime Text 2\sublime_text.exe" Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage xunit Install-WindowsUpdate -AcceptEula #--- Restore Temporary Settings --- Enable-UAC Enable-MicrosoftUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate -acceptEula #--- Rename the Computer --- # Requires restart, or add the -Restart flag $computername = "limebox" if ($env:computername -ne $computername) { Rename-Computer -NewName $computername }
limebox setup script. a setup script that turns that fresh windows install into garbage again, for free!

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