Windows 8.1

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Install

  • Windows 8 keys won't work during the setup, use one of the dummy keys instead:

Professional    GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9
Professional N  HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY
Enterprise      MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7
Enterprise N    TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW

  • Personalize:

Color: leftmost
Name: jevs*

  • Settings 1:

Network discovery: Yes

  • Settings 2:

SmartScreen: Off
Do Not Track: Off

  • Settings 3:

Windows Error Reporting: Off
Compatibility lists: Off

  • Settings 4:

Bing: Off
Page prediction: Off
Better protection: Off

First run

Install Chrome

Install ConEmu

cmd -cur_console:n
C:\Program Files (x86)\ConEmu\ConEmu.exe,0

Install Dropbox

  • Run these:

SET STORAGE=P:\ath\to\storage
SETX STORAGE "%STORAGE%"

Make it usable

  • Install updates and restart until none left
  • Set UAC to minimum
  • Change language hot keys
  • Adjust regional settings, make sure the right time zone is set
  • Turn off all notifications in Action Center
  • Adjust power settings:

Select High performance
Set Turn off the display to Never
Set Turn off hard disk after to 0

Apply tweaks

Install git

Install Sublime Text

Install 7-Zip

Install drivers

Install utilities

Install Python

Install Node.js

Install Java

Install Team Viewer

Install VLC

Install foobar2000

Install µTorrent

Install Skype

Install Picasa

Install SumatraPDF

Install FileZilla

Install Windows Phone app for desktop

Install Photoshop

%PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats

Install VirtualBox

  • https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
  • Install the extension pack as well
  • Restore backed up settings and virtual machines to %USERPROFILE%\.vms
  • Make sure Auto Capture Keyboard is unchecked in File > Preferences > Input

Install Maxima

Setup the tablet

Install Origin

Install TeamSpeak

ThinkPad

Adjust power settings

  • Remove the Power saver power plan:

csudo powercfg -delete a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

csudo powercfg -import balanced.xml 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e
csudo powercfg -import high-performance.xml 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c

Install drivers

  • Synaptics UltraNav, enable .NET 3.5, ThinkVantage Communications Utility
  • Remove C:\DRIVERS and C:\swtools

Replace UltraNav cursors

Apply tweaks

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Install Office x86