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PowerShell Script to Setup Windows 10

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Windows 10 Setup Script

"Windows 10 Setup Script" is a set of tweaks for OS fine-tuning and automating the routine tasks 🏆




Core features

  • Set up Privacy & Telemetry;
  • Turn off diagnostics tracking scheduled tasks;
  • Set up UI & Personalization;
  • Uninstall OneDrive "correctly";
  • Interactive prompts;
  • Change %TEMP% environment variable path to %SystemDrive%\Temp
  • Change location of the user folders programmatically (without moving user files) within interactive menu using up/down arrows and Enter key to make a selection
    • "Desktop";
    • "Documents";
    • "Downloads";
    • "Music";
    • "Pictures"
    • "Videos.
  • Uninstall UWP apps from all accounts with exception apps list with pop-up form written in WPF;
  • Turn off Windows features;
  • Remove Windows capabilities with pop-up form written in WPF;
  • Create a Windows cleaning up task in the Task Scheduler;
    • A toast notification will pop up a minute before the task starts
  • Create tasks in the Task Scheduler to clear
    • %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    • %TEMP%
  • Unpin all Start menu tiles;
  • Pin shortcuts to Start menu using syspin.exe
    • Three shortcuts are preconfigured to be pinned: Control Panel, "old style" Devices and Printers, and Command Promt
  • Turn on Controlled folder access and add protected folders using dialog menu;
  • Add exclusion folder from Microsoft Defender Antivirus scanning using dialog menu;
  • Add exclusion file from Microsoft Defender Antivirus scanning using dialog menu;
  • Refresh desktop icons, environment variables and taskbar without restarting File Explorer;
  • Many more File Explorer and context menu "deep" tweaks.


To run the script:

  • Download up-to-date version;
  • Expand the archive;
  • Check whether .ps1 is encoded in UTF-8 with BOM;
  • Run .ps1 file via PowerShell.exe;
    • Or Start.cmd as Administrator. The script will start immediately.

Supported Windows versions

Version Code name Marketing name Build Arch Editions
1909 19H2 November 2019 Update 18363 x64 only Home/Pro/Enterprise
1903 19H1 May 2019 Update 18362 x64 only Home/Pro/Enterprise

GUI version (C#)

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Hello man i can't contact you on github so i guess here then

I'm following your Win10 Script its really good, just have one question.. Is it good for me to be updating it on my PC as soon as you update the script or it can cause problems"? Thanks