|Adobe Acrobat Reader - Do not show any recent files
Set to 0 for 'Documents in recently used list' under Edit > Preferences > Documents > Open settings.
Automatic Login to Windows
-clear the 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' checkbox and click OK
-in the following dialog box, enter the user’s password twice and click OK
Common DNS Server
CloudFlare: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 ( https://188.8.131.52 )
Level3: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11
Google: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
OpenDNS: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 ( https://use.opendns.com )
Common Windows Program
Press Start, then Run or Windows Key + R, then type the following:
cleanmgr -> Disk Cleanup
msconfig -> System Configuration Utility
regedit -> Registry Editor
taskmgr -> Windows Task Manager (also works with Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
Microsoft Onedrive - remove 'Attachments' folder
-the hidden energy and battery tool for Windows
-Start->Run->type 'cmd' (hold down Ctrl+Shift key for administrator privilege)
-type 'powercfg /batteryreport' generates a report of battery usage of your notebook/laptop/ultrabook/tablet including its manufacturer, capacity, cycle count, and usage history (since OS install)
-type 'powercfg /sleepstudy' generates a diagnostic connected standby report, which tells you which apps/devices are draining your battery and its duration and time incase you need to troubleshoot battery usage problem
Windows Hosts File
Note: Must open Notepad with administrator privileges on Windows to edit and save the file
- Start, type 'notepad', press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. Yes to UAC (User Account Control) dialog.
- In Notepad, browse to %systemroot%/system32/drivers/etc and open the file 'hosts'
- You may need to change the default view from 'Text Documents (*.txt)' to 'All Files (*.*)'
- Make your changes and save.
Recommend HOSTS list: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
Windows 7 Installation Stop
-if it seems to be freezing at "Completing Installation" for a long time
-consider removing ALL plug-in usb devices during this step (including mouse and keyboard) until after installation