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Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 16:46

Why do I have to log in into my single user Windows 10 desktop? And before I can sign in, I also have to click on an ugly lock screen image, which for some reason displays unasked for advertisement. Why do I have to sign in each time I close laptop lid or after screen goes dark?

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 16:48

Learn to change settings.
Also that's what you get for not using OSX or *BSD.

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 17:39

I had a 7 and edited it so hard it is now accusing me of piracy.

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 17:57


There is no way to disable login screen in Windows 10, other than patching the machine code.

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 20:25

I kind of like the login screen, it displays an interesting picture at random and then I learn more about it. At least it's not as bad and cringey as the ads were in Windows 98 SE.

Name: Anonymous 2017-09-30 23:55

Try googling instead.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 6:35


I googled. There is absolutely no way to disable lock-screen.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 6:38


There is one way using gpedit, but it is available only in enterprise versions.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 6:48


after latest auto-updates, gpedit doesn't work either: "With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft no longer lets you disable the lock screen using a group policy setting or registry hack."

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 6:49


"The group policy setting that disables the lock screen is still available, but it only works on Enterprise and Education editions of Windows. Even Windows 10 Professional users can’t use it."

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 6:53


Currently, the only way to get rid of lock-screen is to patch Microsoft.LockApp

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 7:00


And even if you hexedit lockapp, this still leaves that separate Sign In screen.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 7:09
Hi guys,

I found a much better way of solving this problem. I decompiled the file that was causing the key to be set back on and successfully disabled it. The culprit is in C:\windows\system32\LogonController.dll

You will need to get a hex editor to do this. This is for the 64-bit version, 10.0.14393.0, with md5sum of 3a12a4ce74b958564c0e4346869fcd8c.

This address location jump to file location 0x156EE, It should look like this:
75 4A 48 8B 8C 24 etc
Change the 75 to 74 (jump not zero to jump zero), save it and replace the LogonController.dll in your system folder.

You'll have to take ownership and then rename the file, and drop the new one in its place. Reboot and voila!

Some details of what is going on:
.text:0000000180016270 ; __int32 __fastcall CProcessStateManager::put_IsLockScreenAllowed(CProcessStateManager *__hidden this, unsigned __int8)
.text:0000000180016270 ?put_IsLockScreenAllowed@CProcessStateManager@@UEAAJE@Z proc near

text:00000001800162E4 call cs:__imp_RegCreateKeyExW
.text:00000001800162EA mov ebx, eax
.text:00000001800162EC test eax, eax
This line below is what we're patching:
.text:00000001800162EE jnz short loc_18001633A
.text:00000001800162F0 mov rcx, [rsp+78h+hKey] ; hKey
.text:00000001800162F8 lea rax, [rsp+78h+Data]
.text:0000000180016300 mov [rsp+78h+samDesired], 4 ; cbData
.text:0000000180016308 lea r9d, [rsi+3] ; dwType
.text:000000018001630C xor r8d, r8d ; Reserved
.text:000000018001630F mov qword ptr [rsp+78h+dwOptions], rax ; __int32
.text:0000000180016314 lea rdx, aAllowlockscree ; "AllowLockScreen"
.text:000000018001631B call cs:__imp_RegSetValueExW
.text:0000000180016321 mov rcx, [rsp+78h+hKey] ; hKey
.text:0000000180016329 mov ebx, eax
.text:000000018001632B cmp rcx, 0FFFFFFFF80000002h
.text:0000000180016332 jz short loc_18001633A
.text:0000000180016334 call cs:__imp_RegCloseKey

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 7:49
This is my last ditch effort to get some kind of help before giving up on Windows 10 forever. I tried calling support for help but it was frustrating and pointless and I was ultimately just given an 800 number to call to speak to engineers in a different group. Honestly, I don't know if I can handle speaking to another guy with a thick accent who is obviously just reading off of a script in an MS knowledge base.

For the past 5 months, I've been fighting an endless battle against forced updates that render my machine completely inoperable. I've had to roll-back to an earlier restore point and run the show/hide updates tool on a monthly basis just to keep the thing up and running. That, of course, means that I've spend many many hours trying to work around a broken update process that Microsoft seems either unwilling or unable to fix.

For whatever reason, the cumulative updates never complete when they run and I'm left with a blue screen with spinning white dots. When this happens, the only way to get the machine running again is to rollback to an earlier restore point. The show/hide update tool prevents the update from running again for about a month but then the whole ordeal repeats. ...I guess when the newest patches come out?? So, I'm constantly having to rollback and re-install whatever was added after the restore point was set.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 18:41

What convinced you to make this thread in a programming board?
No, really. Did you mistake this board for /comp/ or /tech/? Or maybe /g/?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 19:37

Let's be honest, not a shred of programming discussion goes on any of these boards. It's all shitposting in tiny, goat, etc.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 19:37

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 20:06


This thread is related to debugging and programming in machine code, because that is the only way you can configure Windows 10

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 22:43

Or you can try using a real OS instead of a toy one.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 23:14

Two Wongs also don't make a white.

Lennart Poettering destroyed Linux and FOSS software ecosystem with systemd.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 23:19

...I was talking about *BSD.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-01 23:29

FOSS software ecosystem is part of *BSD

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-02 0:22

And what does it have to do with FOSS Ecosystem?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-02 7:17

The FOSS ecosystem is tied into systemd because of the network effect of many more people using Linux distributions over *BSD, making *BSD community have to conform and modify their systems to use those programs that are using the various features of systemd and Linux breaking operability across Unix and Unix-like platforms. Going back to using SysVinit would solve this problem, as systemd has no benefits, except maybe in embedded systems.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-02 15:48


I had OSX, but my MacBook Pro was confiscated by Putin's FSB.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-02 16:03

Then go with BSD. Why Windows 10?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-02 16:08


BSD has no drivers or software.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 3:32

Nice memes, nikita

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 5:30

You purchase your hardware for the operating system you want, not the other way around.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 10:35


I don't have money, so I'm limited to the cheapest hardware.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 11:49

Stop being a lazy bum and make some money instead of whining like a spoiled bitch.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 12:36

How do you know he's lazy, maybe he's stupid.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-03 13:53

He's both, I guess. How does he plan to make money with his unfinished shitty Battletoads remake is beyond me.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-04 4:43

It's a warcraft 3 remake......

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-04 16:27

It's not an RPG.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-04 17:57

A lot of people are in the same position, you privledged kike.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-04 18:19

Those people don't compare to him unless they're just as whiny.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-04 20:55


It is roguelike.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 12:05

Another incredible annoying Windows 10 feature: when you open a folder with audio files, Windows hides file name, date, size and extension, showing instead "Track Number", "Title", "Contributing Artist" and "Album". That is entirely worthless, when you open a folder with sound effects used for a game, and I never listen to these audio albums with track numbers, because music is for retards. Even less I care about "contributing artists". How have they managed to fuck up such a basic functionality, like showing a file size and modification date?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 12:11


And as always, there is no way to disable that, proving it is made intentionally to annoy people.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 14:58

Even Photos App doesn't work properly and spies on you, sending your child porn images to law enforcement:

"My old windows phone opens pictures better than this."

"The Windows 10 photo viewer seems to be quite advanced and is not your run-of-the-mill image viewer. Mine was slow too, which led me to do some minor research.

1) The app "phones-home" to Microsoft with some sort of usage data. This uses your network connection. If you have a slow network, or other reasons why networking slow, this could be your problem.

2) The app maintains a database (SQLite) of images. The database contains information on all your images. So if you open up the app in a folder with a lot of other images, you will see a slowdown because it's doing a lot of querying (probably to speed up slideshow).

This is all I found so far. These factors explain enough of why the old image viewer would be quicker."

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 15:05

sending your child porn images to law enforcement
Nikita better watch out

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 15:18

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 16:05

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 16:21


Child porn is a free speech, just like hate speech is.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-05 21:43

How long will it take until someone is incarcerated because they took pictures of their kids in the bath and uploaded it to the cloud not knowing the implications of his actions? Considering the fact that 70% of the sex offender registry aren't serious offenders but rather men and women who hooked up with 17 year-olds who managed to sneak into 21+ bars, I can't imagine it would be that long.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-06 11:55

I'm pretty sure this already happened. Long live the American Moral by Numbers.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-06 21:28

When Windows 10 can't sent image fingerprint to Microsoft, it just doesn't display the child porn, saying "The wait operation timed out":

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-06 23:47

Just hardware block the port then. To be safe.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-07 3:16

You can't block the ports or ips on the machine, has to be at router level

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-08 17:14

Ok. I've found IrfanView, which works like 100 times faster, works without internet connection and supports obscure formats, like TGA, DDS, and PCX. I just wonder, why Microsoft, having billions of dollars income, can't produce something as simple as a photo viewer? Microsoft could have just purchased that IrfantView and bundle it with Windows 10?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-08 18:31

I prefer honeyview

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-08 18:33

Anything would be more usable than Windows 10 crap.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-08 19:51

But Linux is infested with systemd AIDS.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-09 7:08

this thread is infected with my dubs!

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-09 8:28

Freetardation has destroyed any good alternatives.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-10 8:26

There is nothing wrong with SystemD (properly capitalized for you, you savage!) except Poettering.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-19 19:05

"Killing Cortana isn’t as easy as it used to be.

When Windows 10 first released, turning off Cortana was as simple as flipping a switch in the digital assistant’s settings, but Microsoft removed the option in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Now there’s no obvious way to disable Cortana—but it is possible using not-so-obvious methods."

TLDR: Cortana is that huge bloated piece of code, that slows down you computer and does nothing good, besides recording every sound in your room and sending it to FSB.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-19 19:06

Systemd and Poettering are shit. And no I refuse to properly spell the name of garbage.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-19 19:08


Name: Anonymous 2017-10-20 2:29

dubs check

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-20 6:30

you almost did it. keep trying!

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-23 11:29

Typical Windows 10 day:

hung up notification app keeps spamming you with notifications and you can't disable them.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-23 11:38


And the notification app itself, ShellExperienceHost.exe, takes 32 megabytes of RAM just to show a few text messages. Quake 3 had similar memory footprint.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-23 17:00

This is why I'm saving up for an Amiga. The Odyssey Web Browser just needs an update and it'll be good to go.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-23 17:02

Pedophilia is actually being promoted now and slowly made less of a taboo.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-24 23:04
"CDP Service itself says: This service is used for Connected Devices and Universal Glass scenarios" ... yes, the service can say whatever it wants to. It could just say "hi, I'm a service". As a developer, I'm a bit concerned about seeing all these strange, non-configurable services showing up as "updates" to the operating system. I have also had a tough time shutting this particular, name-changing service off. – Patrick Sep 5 '16
Yay! Windows 10 comes with so many useful services with Internet access!

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-24 23:11

Find a service called CDPUserSvc_xxxxx, where xxxxx are 5 randomly generated character (yes, Windows is using literal malware techniques to prevent automated removal of this trash).

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-25 3:25

You can turn off most of these services in Windows 10 Enterprise Edition? No? So glad I didn't upgrade from 7.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-25 4:56

I've upgraded to Ubuntu studio and my life drastically improved because i don't spend all day on video games.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-25 6:15

i don't spend all day on video games.
Neither do I, but I refuse to use Linux because of systemd.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-25 7:38


Name: Anonymous 2017-10-25 7:44

I like vidya so Windows is a must, but I do prefer Linux. you don't need to use systemd, just install Alpine (it's also good for triggering stallmanists as it's an actual non-GNU Linux distro)

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-26 19:35


Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 13:33

Forgot to mention that new laptops always come bundled with gigabytes of bloatware, from Asus, Connexant, Kingsoft, Intel, etc.. A lot of this bloatware has memory resident parts, launched at startup to spy on you and waste memory - their memory usage can easily go to 300 mb, which is a lot if you have just a 2000mb, 1000mb of which is wasted by Firefox, which is the smallest memory footprint browser (Edge and Chrome take 2000 mb opening same set of pages), although I still remember earlier IEs running on 32mb RAM machines without any troubles or noticeable garbage collection or swap-file pauses.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 13:47

Also, Asus installation wizard allows only installing additional bloatware, like Avast Secureline, but not uninstalling existing one.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 13:48

SecureLine users' internet traffic is ... redirected through a tunnel via Avast data centers
That is basically all it does -- shares your communication with Avast.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 14:11

that's what vpns do

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 14:27

So mainstream proprietary operating systems are shit, Linux is shit because of bloated GNU shit and Poettering with his systemd garbage, the BSDs don't have a big enough community to counter this nonsense, nobody wants to donate and contribute to ReactOS and Amiga is hanging by a thread as always.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 15:24

Many useless spying services, like Tile Data Model Server (bloatware, downloading tile-ads and sending your info to Microsoft and its partners), cannot be disabled from services.msc app, but only from by regedit. In earlier builds these services could be easily disabled, but Microsoft has fixed that bug.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 15:42

There is no way to disable Cortana either. Just deleting C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana would leave you without start menu and other apps could fail too, because start menu is now part of Cortana, that is why it is so incredible slow - Cortana is the most bloated and annoying Windows 10 app, taking hundred of megabytes and 100% CPU to bring up a simple tree-like popup menu with icons and text items.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 15:49


Also, Microsoft.Windows.Cortana\SearchUI.exe is read-only for any user but TrustedInstaller, so even Administrators can't modify it. That was done to prevent users from patching it to disable useless bloat.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 15:51


"TrustedInstaller.exe is Windows Module Installer service which is part of Windows Resource Protection.

Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is a technology that restricts access to certain core system files, folders, and registry keys that are part of the Windows installation. WRP prevents files with .dll, .exe, .ocx, and .sys file extensions from being modified or replaced.

Protecting these key resources is important to overall system stability, and, as such, they can only be modified by the Windows Module Installer service (TrustedInstaller.exe). If someone with administrative rights attempts to modify or replace a file that is protected by WRP, he will be presented with the message "Access Denied"."

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 16:22

You're preaching to the choir here.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 18:18


I'm just recording my impression from using Windows 10.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-28 23:40

That's nice.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 0:03

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 1:36


Visual Studio 2015 C++ compiler secretly inserts telemetry code into binaries.
zomg lol

Name: Cudder !cXCudderUE 2017-10-29 2:57

...and I've heard that a "Hello World" with default settings is over 100KB.

MSVC6 is superior.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 11:47

MSVC6 is superior.
Lol, leave it to cudder to suggest outdated software for production use. MSVC6 is full of compiler bugs, and non-standard behavior.

My favourite is probably seeing this in ```portable code''':
for(int i=0, bool b=false; i<10000; i++){
/* */

if (b == false) {
/* */

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 13:04


Enjoying your HolyC, Terry?

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 13:44

Avoid Google Chrome, it comes bloated with spyware:
GoogleCrashHandler.exe runs continuously on your computer if you’ve selected to send anonymous usage statistics and crash reports to Google

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 14:01

Cool. But I didn't select it to do that.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 14:18


it is selected by default.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 14:20

Ok. I've installed Classic Shell ( and suddenly start menu pops up in a fraction of a second, instead of 10 seconds delay.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-29 14:53

That's why I use SRWare Iron.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-30 11:43

It doesn't end here!
Microsoft is planning to release a stripped-back, easier-to-use version of Windows, which would emulate the simplicity of Chrome OS with its cloud-based apps.

soon you won't be able to run your desktop programs at all.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-30 11:45


Windows 10 Cloud will be a simplifed version of the OS, which will only run Unified Windows Platform apps installed from the Windows Store.

TLDR: only Microsoft approved and controlled code will be permitted to run.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-30 15:02

This is legit scary.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-30 15:04

I did the same for mine to avoid upgrading to 10, but it hasn't triggered any anti-piracy mechanisms.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 0:47

easier-to-use version of Windows
It's easier to use if there's nothing to use.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 13:56

Ubuntu "just works"(well mostly) but its Usable By-default. You don't have to edit dozen of dot files or muck with console much. All my family is using ubuntu and they like it: no viruses, very few crashes, everything is much easier to fix and/or reinstall.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 14:13

cant run gta v on ubanto

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 14:30

They think video games makes people violent and are harmful.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 14:33

*Except these flash/web 2D games like tower defense
which are OS-independent of course

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 14:52

For big budget games like that, I'd much prefer to buy a console that's dedicated for the running of games and the playback of multimedia.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 15:06

too bad that computer bought at similar price outperforms consoles. then again, does it matter? I've got a gaming PC and I still mostly play NetHack

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 17:06

The price/performance ratio of the machines don't bother me at all. What's more important to is the segregation of concerns (I don't mess up my PC with gaming assets) as well as the plug and play nature of the consoles. I can keep my general purpose Lignux machine for everything else.

Name: Anonymous 2017-10-31 17:30

Last time i used Windows i was getting paranoid about the games and game-related software, it was like a minefield of trojans and viruses. Scanning everything through virustotal and that sandbox site that runs windows apps.

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-01 14:16

Why won't Nintendo release Breath of the Wild for Windows 10?

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-01 14:30

Why would they?

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-01 14:32


Cuz we have torrents here in Russia and no monies to buy gaymz ^_^

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-01 15:26

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-01 15:35

I'd definitely get one if I had the money. But I'll probably end up building one for much cheaper and dual boot between FreeBSD and Windows 10.

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-02 23:45

Photoshop actually matches your photos for being CP and banknotes, reporting your to law enforcement if you try load something funky:

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-02 23:51

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-02 23:51

reporting your to law enforcement if you try load something funky:
[citation needed].

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 0:01


"Adobe products "call home" every time they're started, talking to remote servers, using up bandwidth and representing a tangible threat to your privacy."

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 0:27

How to troll at Facebook?
Find parent's profile with baby photos.
Photoshop the baby into sucking a dick.
Share the result with said parents, enjoy their buttdevastation.

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 1:26

not bad lel

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 1:28

You can probably disable unwanted functionality with iterative crippling-uncrippling.
A photo editing software should not need internet access.

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 1:59

A photo editing software should not need internet access.
Neither should an operating system in order to ``activate'' it.

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-03 2:37

A photo editing software should not need internet access.
It does for activating it.
Besides, that's the cloud™ edition

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-11 23:54
"I am almost sure that I configured the settings to do that before, but I cannot find it. Maybe it was on WinXP."

"I think that the real answer here is that Microsoft (and other companies, like Apple) have engineered out these simple features (locked balance control, mono output) because most people don't use the controls. They pretty much ignore the fact that for everone with a hearing imbalance (not uncommon by the way...) these tools are critical. "

"I am 100% deaf on my right side from the gulf war and it is very frustrating to have such a simple problem be so insurmountable. I have fought in combat that was easier than dealing with microsoft. "

"Microsoft really makes things worse big time"

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-12 12:19

Made a selection rect and it hung forever.

although I can produce additional rects. So in Windows 10 you can have more than one selection rect. What design is that?

-- Nikita

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-12 22:32

They call those "bugs".

Name: Anonymous 2017-11-29 4:11

``The Windows API is so broad, so deep, and so functional that most Independent Software Vendors would be crazy not to use it. And it is so deeply embedded in the source code of many Windows apps that there is a huge switching cost to using a different operating system instead... It is this switching cost that has given the customers the patience to stick with Windows through all our mistakes, our buggy drivers, our high TCO (total cost of ownership), our lack of a sexy vision at times, and many other difficulties [...] Customers constantly evaluate other desktop platforms, [but] it would be so much work to move over that they hope we just improve Windows rather than force them to move. In short, without this exclusive franchise called the Windows API, we would have been dead a long time ago.'' [1]


Name: Anonymous 2017-11-29 17:13

Stop using Windows.

Don't change these.
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