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Windows 10 Registry Tweaks To Enable Hidden Features

Windows 10 has several hidden features and settings that reside within the operating system, but can’t be accessed through any normal means And because they’re hidden out of sight, the only way to access them is by means of the Windows Registry editor.


Note : Before you edit any part of your system registry, always make a backup of all keys that you intend to edit. You can do this in the Registry editor windows click on file selecting Export, which saves into a .reg file that can be run to re-apply the old value of that key.


But the easier method is to make a System Restore point, which saves the state of your system, including a snapshot of the registry. In Windows 10, you can enable restore points.

Why And How To Create A System Restore point on Windows 10

Now Lets See How To Enable Hidden Features on Windows 10 Using Registry Tweak

Enable Hidden Dark Theme

Windows 10 Comes with normal Light Theme,And The Dark Theme is on hidden mode,
As Shown bellow image Hideen Dark Theme Looks more Attartive compare to Light Theme 
Lets Enable Hidden Dark Theme on Windows 10



First open the Run prompt withWindows Key + R, then type in regedit and hit Enter. 

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes in the registry. Right-click on the Themes key, selectNew > Key, then name the new key as Personalize. Read More....


Disable Login Screen Background Image

Microsoft has put the new "Hero" wallpaper as the background image of Login Screen in Windows 10. 


We can Disable or remove by Editiing fallowing Registry 

Nevigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System
In right-side pane, 
create new DWORD DisableLogonBackgroundImage and set its value to1
Restart your computer and it'll remove the background image from login screen.
If you want to restore Login Screen background image in future, delete the DWORDDisableLogonBackgroundImage.


Also Read How Change the login screen background on windows 10



Boost Security of Virtual Memory

When your computer doesn’t have enough physical RAM, it uses a portion of your hard drive as virtual memory in the form of a pagefile. The thing is, this pagefile still remains on your hard drive after you shut down, and that leaves it prone to tampering.
It’s possible to set Windows to delete the pagefile whenever the system shuts down, but this can increase the time it takes to shut down by several minutes, depending on how big your pagefile actually is (anywhere from 2 GB to 16 GB). Only you can decide if the security trade-off is worth it.

How you can enable this setting.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management in the registry and make sure you have the Memory Management key selected. Right-click on theClearPageFileAtShutDown value, select Modify, and set its value to 1.
Restart your PC and now Windows will wipe the pagefile every time you shut down.

See How To Adjust Virtual Memory in Windows 10 To Optimize Performance


Increase Taskbar Transparency Level

By default, Windows 10 Taskbar comes with Aero glass transparency effect but the transparency level is not very high.


you can increase transparency level of Windows 10 Taskbar and can add extra clear transparency effect to the Taskbar By Editing some Registry Tweak


To Do This Nevigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
In right-side pane, create new DWORD UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency and set its value to 1

Restart, log off or restart Explorer as given here to take effect and it'll make Windows 10 Taskbar more transparent.

If you want to restore Taskbar default transparency level in future, delete the DWORDUseOLEDTaskbarTransparency.


 Disable the Action Center
A lot of people find the new Action Center to be convenient and useful, but if you’re one who finds it intrusive and unnecessary, then this quick Registry edit tweak will disable it .


Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Explorer registry key. If you don’t have a Policies key, then you’ll have to create one manually, followed by the Microsoft, Windows, and Explorer keys.

Then right-click on the Explorer key, select New > DWORD (32-bit), and name the new DWORD as DisableNotificationCenter. Right-click theDisableNotificationCenter value, select Modify, and enter 1 as its value.

Hide Folders From This PC
The This PC location has been a part of Windows since 8.1, but the annoying thing is that there’s no easy way to remove the default folders — Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos. For people who don’t use these folders, this is an unnecessary inconvenience.



To disable these, you’ll have to navigate to six different registry keys, each one corresponding to one of the six folders in This PC. The locations are atHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FolderDescriptions \ <FOLDER-GUID> \ PropertyBag.
Substitute the <FOLDER-GUID> above with one of these:
Desktop: {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Documents: {f42ee2d3-909f-4907-8871-4c22fc0bf756}
Downloads: {7d83ee9b-2244-4e70-b1f5-5393042af1e4}
Music: {a0c69a99-21c8-4671-8703-7934162fcf1d}
Pictures: {0ddd015d-b06c-45d5-8c4c-f59713854639}
Videos: {35286a68-3c57-41a1-bbb1-0eae73d76c95}

Under each one’s PropertyBag key, you’ll see a string value namedThisPCPolicy. 
(The Desktop folder is the only one that doesn’t have this value by default, so you’ll need to create it manually.)
If ThisPCPolicy is set to Show, then the folder is visible. If you change it to Hide, then the folder will be invisible. That’s all!


Disable New Volume Control UI and Restore Previous UI
Microsoft has added a new horizontal UI for volume control slider in Windows 10 which is shown when you click on the Sound icon in Taskbar notification area. If you don't like the new UI, you can restore previous vertical volume control slider using following method:
Negivate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
Create a new key MTCUVC under CurrentVersion key
. Now in right-side pane, create new DWORD EnableMtcUvc and set its value to 0
If you want to restore new volume control UI, delete the DWORD EnableMtcUvc.



Boost Security of Virtual Memory

When your computer doesn’t have enough physical RAM, it uses a portion of your hard drive as virtual memory in the form of a pagefile. The thing is, this pagefile still remains on your hard drive after you shut down, and that leaves it prone to tampering.
It’s possible to set Windows to delete the pagefile whenever the system shuts down, but this can increase the time it takes to shut down by several minutes, depending on how big your pagefile actually is (anywhere from 2 GB to 16 GB). Only you can decide if the security trade-off is worth it.

how you can enable this setting.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management in the registry and make sure you have the Memory Management key selected. Right-click on theClearPageFileAtShutDown value, select Modify, and set its value to 1.
Restart your PC and now Windows will wipe the pagefile every time you shut down.

Disable New Battery Fly-out and Restore Previous UI

you can disable the new Modern (Metro) style Battery fly-out and restore good ol' classic Battery info UI in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area 
To Do This navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
2. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD UseWin32BatteryFlyout and set its value to 1
That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Battery fly-out and restore classic UI in system tray.
If you want to restore new Battery fly-out, delete the new DWORD UseWin32BatteryFlyout.


Enable Balloon Notifications

In Windows 10, notifications are now shown as toasts rather than bubbles. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the toast notifications, but some users just don’t like the look of them. Plus, some notifications don’t show up as toasts when they do show up as balloons.
, here’s how you do it.
Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Explorer registry key. If you don’t have a Policies key, then you’ll have to create one manually, followed by the Microsoft, Windows, and Explorer keys.
Then right-click on the Explorer key, select New > DWORD (32-bit), and name the new DWORD as EnableLegacyBalloonNotifications. Right-click theEnableLegacyBalloonNotifications value, select Modify, and enter 1 as its value.
Restart your PC and you should now see balloon notifications again.

Disable New Tray Clock and Calendar UI and Restore Previous UI

Windows 10 comes with a new calender and clock if you want to restore your clock and calender to windows 7 clcok calender fallow 
The registry tweek to change your calender and clock as shown bellow
In Registry Editor, go to following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell
2. In right-side pane, create a new 
DWORD UseWin32TrayClockExperience and set its value to1
That's it. It'll immediately disable the new Clock and Calendar UI and restore classic UI in system tray.
If you want to restore new Clock UI, delete the new DWORD UseWin32TrayClockExperience.









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