Pro vs Home

  • no UI language switch
  • no remote control

Win11 Setup

  1. initial setup
    1. When setup to “Connect to wifi” part, press Shift+F10, it will pop up cmd, type
    2. then it reboot, network part shows a skip option, now skip wifi part to create a Local account
    3. choose “continue with limited setup”
    4. create admin account, set QuestionNAnswer
    5. Privacy setting: off for all
  2. Once login
  3. create standard local user account
    1. Settting > Accounts > Family & other users : other users - Add Account
    2. enter username + pass + QuestionNAnswer
  4. (optional) Custom Explorer
    1. Menu > Option: General tab
      • Open Explorer to : This PC
      • (optional) Privacy: uncheck - show frequently used folder in quick access
    2. Menu > Option: View tab
      1. check “display full path in title bar”
      2. uncheck “Hide extension for know file types”
      3. Top part: Apply to All Folders
    3. always show full list of Right-click-menu, run this cmd and restart
      reg add HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32 /ve /d "" /f
    4. use win7 alt+tab switch, so you can see switch option while keeping seeing current window layout (kill and restart Explorer to see effects)
      reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v AltTabSettings /t REG_DWORD /d 0x1 /f

    5. stop peek when mouse hover on taskbar tab
  5. (optional) Custom account setting
    1. (optional) System:Notifications - OFF; uncheck Welcome/Offer/tip at bottom
    2. (only once on admin) System:Nearby sharing - rename Device Name - Restart
    3. Devices:AutoPlay - off
    4. (only once on admin) Personalize:lock screen (to disable lock screen, and see directly on login screen, use this reg)
      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      or use this one line in cmd

      reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v NoLockScreen /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    5. Personalize:Start
      • (optional) show recently opened item in Start/Jump/Explorer = off
    6. Personalize:Start:Folders - show [Setting / Explorer / Documents / Network / Personal folder]
    7. Personalize:Taskbar
      • OFF for [widgets, chat]
      • taskbar behaviors [align: left], [show on all display: off]
    8. App:Startup - turn off [one drive]
    9. Accounts:Sign-in options - turn OFF “use my sign-in info to automatically finish setup”
    10. Time n Language: add input method
    11. Privacy n Secuirty:General - turn OFF all
    12. (optional) Privacy n Secuirty:Inking n typing - turn OFF personal dictionary
    13. Privacy n Secuirty:Activity history - uncheck “Store my history”
    14. Privacy n Secuirty:Search permission
      • turn OFF for “cloud content search”
      • (optional) turn OFF search History
      • turn OFF “show search highlight”
    15. (only once in admin) Privacy n Secuirty:Account info - turn OFF
    16. (optional) (only once in admin) Privacy n Secuirty:Contact - turn OFF
  6. back to admin account, install all standard softwares

Common App (once install once on admin account)

some quality of life improvement tool for win11

Extra App

Win11 Tips and Tricks

Take a delay screenshot

  • some screenshot can't be take with press print-screen key, so open win11 new Snipping tool, you now have a delay option on the toolbar for you to set delay and click button to let it pop a freeze screen for screen after a delay

Problem and Solution

  • turn off win11 disk bitlocker encryption
    • encryption is good, but when you want to recover data, it is troublesome, go setting > privacy security > device encryption : off
  • techwiki/win11.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/08/09 19:35
  • by ying