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Install Windows

  • Pre-Installation:
    • Unregister iTunes
    • Export:
      • DisplayFusion settings
      • Clover Bookmarks
      • Logitech Gaming Software profile folder %LOCALAPPDATA%\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\profiles
      • Avidemux config %APPDATA%\avidemux\pluginSettings
      • Photoshop: Save the User Actions folder using the menu in the actions widget
    • Download windows media creation tool
    • Set to UK or international
    • Install onto >=8GB USB
  • Installation:
    • Use USB port next to Ethernet
    • Disconnect drives other than the one being installed to
    • Install Windows
    • language > English UK
    • Time & region > Australia
    • Keyboard us
    • Select “I don't have a product key” (If the system is already activated with windows, otherwise enter product key)
    • Select Windows 10 Pro x64
    • Custom (Install Windows Only)
    • Select drive
    • Create local account with desired username (This sets the user home directory name)
    • Disable all privacy settings
  • Sign in to windows account
  • Verify identity
  • Shutdown and reconnect drives, remove USB stick
  • Verify boot priorities
  • Enable developer mode
  • Apply settings changes further down page
  • Install Teracopy
  • Copy Downloads folder
  • Copy WoW installation folder
  • Install Battle.net
  • Test WoW installation
  • Uninstall Programs:
    • Pre-installed games
    • Dolby Access
    • Onedrive
    • Mobile Plans
    • My Office
    • News
    • Nvidia 3D Vision Driver
    • SketchBook
    • Tips
  • Desktop:
    • View > Small icons
    • Move Recycle Bin to corner
    • Hide people on taskbar
    • Unpin from taskbar:
      • Edge
      • Store
      • Mail
    • Pin to taskbar (Some things not installed yet):
      • Chrome
      • Clover
      • Calculator
      • Resource monitor
      • Command Prompt (Right-click on the pin > right-click command prompt > properties > advanced > run as admin)
      • Ubuntu 18.04
      • PowerShell
      • Registry Editor
    • Hide Search icon
    • Unpin everything from start menu
  • Explorer Folder options:
    • Deselect Show recently used files/folders in Quick access
    • Expand to open folder
  • Windows Settings:
    • System properties > Advanced System Settings
      • Change computer name to “Derek-PC”
      • Check System restore usage settings
      • Check and possibly disable remote access
    • Updates:
      • Change active hours
      • Enable updates for other Microsoft products
      • Change to Semi-Annual Channel
    • Disable suggestions on start menu
    • System:
      • Night Light > On, Schedule > On
      • Remove unused Quick Actions
      • Turn screens off after > 25 mins
      • Sleep after > 45 mins
      • Storage Sense > On, Delete files after > Never
    • Gaming:
      • Disable Xbox game bar
  • Win > Search “Turn Windows features on or off”
    • Select:
      • .NET Framework 3.5 (Deselect sub items)
      • Windows Subsystem for Linux
    • Ok
    • Restart Now
    • Install Ubuntu 18.04
    • Launch Ubuntu 18.04
    • Pin to the taskbar (Ordered after Command Prompt)
    • Enter desired username and password
    • Run
      • sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
      • sudo apt autoremove
  • Right-click ssstars.scr from Apps folder> Install
  • Settings > Number of stars > 200
  • Sign in with Nvidia account
  • Deselect automatically optimise newly added games
  • Enable automatically download driver updates (In settings)
  • Update Drivers (Custom installation, disable 3D vision options)
  • Enable GameStream
  • Nvidia Control Panel:
    • Desktop > Disable “Show Notification Tray Icon”
    • 3D Settings:
      • DSR - Factors > 4.00x
      • DSR - Smoothness > 0%
      • Power management mode > Adaptive
  • Install WinRAR and classic theme
  • Install Clover (Default options are ok)
  • Delete desktop icon for Clover
  • Unpin explorer and pin clover to the taskbar
  • Import bookmarks from previous installation
  • Install drivers from GigaByte
  • Restart
  • Realtek sound settings:
    • Speaker Configuration > 7.1
    • Deselect Full-range Speakers
    • Speaker Fill
    • Enable Bass Management
    • Device advanced settings:
      • Make front and rear different
      • Separate all input jacks
  • Windows sound options:
    • Disable unused sound devices
    • Enable Loudness Equalization in speaker properties
    • Enable Stereo Mix
    • Set microphone volume (100% +20 dB for Razer Tiamat 7.2)
  • Restart chrome for audio to work again
  • Open Task Scheduler and add an entry to start Core Temp portable at log on delayed by 30 seconds
  • Restart Core Temp to get it to show up in LGS
  • Display Options:
    • List running applets
    • Disable all applets except Core Temp and the Profile Selector
  • Delete contents of %LOCALAPPDATA%\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\profiles then replace with backed up profile
  • Install AutoHotKey
  • Right-click and Send To > Startup on any scripts that should load on startup
  • Install Steam
  • Setup family sharing
  • Optionally copy old game install files into new steam folder
  • Settings:
    • Display timestamps in chat log
    • Authorize Library Sharing on this computer
    • Display Steam URL address bar when available
    • Enable hardware video decoding
    • Allow downloads during gameplay
    • Use a push-to-talk key to transmit voice
  • Install DisplayFusion (From steam)
    • Deselect create shortcuts
    • Select “Don't show this page again” on the last install dialog
    • Launch DisplayFusion on Steam to install it
    • Select Disable Windows Taskbar
    • Restore Settings from a backup of previous installation
    • FIXME Fix crashing issue
  • Install free version of Seer
  • Settings > Run Seer at system start
  • Install Dropbox
  • Sign in with Dropbox account
  • Possibly click on advanced options?
  • Settings > Preferences
    • > Import > Share screenshots using Dropbox
    • > Sync > Selective Sync > Deselect unneeded folders
  • Install Adobe CC
  • Import the previously saved User Actions folder using the menu in the actions widget
  • Install Visual Studio 2013
  • Sign in with Microsoft account
  • Help > Register Product > Enter Product key from filename
  • Open the location of the start menu shortcut and copy it to the desktop
    • Deselect Use iTunes as the default player
    • Close iTunes
    • Delete iTunes folder in %USERPROFILE%\Music
    • Run the following in cmd.exe (Change target locations as needed)
      • MKLINK /D “%USERPROFILE%\Music\iTunes” “U:\iTunes”
      • MKLINK /D “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync” “Z:\MobileSync”
    • Start iTunes and verify it is using the wanted library
    • Account > Sign in
TODO:
foobar2000? then
minilyrics
displayfusion not responding
ahk not responding
audio graph isolation high cpu usage (disabling audio enhancements stops this)
symlinks (lyrics, others?)
win/install_windows.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/24 07:57 by derek