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Chit Chat / Re: General chat room
« Last post by humbert on Today at 09:36 PM »
Fortunately we are on the verge on ending this Covid19 crisis. There are already several vaccines out. Like all new things, they require fine tuning - but it will be done. Distribution will begin sometime next year. It will take a while for fine tuning an mass distribution, but it WILL happen. I'd say by this time next year Covid19 will be relegated to the history books.

Add to this the fact that Covid is not Bubonic Plague nor the Spanish flu. This thing has a very low kill ratio. The more people survive, the more difficult it will be for them to be reinfected. In a matter of speaking, the survivor will be, in effect, vaccined.
Chit Chat / Re: What kind of meat (or cheese) is it?
« Last post by scarface on Yesterday at 03:48 AM »
Today, I'm going to present the different steps to prepare a gratin dauphinois.
If humbert, Vasudev, usman or shadow.97 want to impress their guests, the gratin dauphinois is unquestionably a dish that will meet the expectations of the finest connoisseurs.

First and foremost you need some fresh potatoes. For 50 cents of euros, here are some magnificent potatoes.
You can also see some pink radishes. They are are generally eaten as is, with a bit of salt or butter. Served as a starter, they are an ideal appetite suppressant and help limit calories in a meal.

You need to peel and slice the potatoes. Place them in a baking pan and add some crème fraîche.

Then bake the potatoes for 30 minutes at 230 degrees. The gratin dauphinois is ready.

Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by scarface on November 24, 2020, 06:03 PM »
Tonight, new clips are available on the forum.

A new job

Arctic disintegration is worse than we thought.

Robert Shiller "The Stock Market Is Overpriced"

Alex Mondeo feat Cc.K vs Sean Paul - Come Come (DJ SHABAYOFF RMX )

Chit Chat / Re: What games are you playing?
« Last post by scarface on November 24, 2020, 05:50 PM »
Tonight, a new game repack, titled Visage, is available on the forum.

The game focuses on exploration of a house and builds tension slowly to create a deeper and more meaningful experience.
Its story is unveiled through surreal imaging and subtle environment details. Be mindful that it is a difficult game in unconventional ways.

Size: 4.69 Gb

Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by scarface on November 24, 2020, 05:39 PM »
Tonight, a new movie, titled Malasaña 32 is available on the forum. It is a Spanish movie released in January 2020.

The story: Eager to wipe the slate clean and start afresh, the Olmedo family moves to bustling late-1970s Madrid, shortly after the death of Francisco Franco. Having sold everything for a small slice of a better future, Manolo and Candela, along with Amparo, Pepe, and Rafael, and their ailing grandfather, Fermín, set foot on their spacious and suspiciously affordable new apartment in the heart of the city. However, right from the start, inexplicable, hair-raising occurrences start to blemish Manolo's dream.

With English subtitles.

Chit Chat / Re: General chat room
« Last post by scarface on November 23, 2020, 12:04 AM »
Maybe some of you are still confined due to the lockdown.
I don't thin it is the case in the US or in Palestine. But in France, an exemption certification is needed to go out.

Note that if you need an exemption certification,  this one must be valid.
In today's Figaro, I stumbled upon an interesting article:
He said he was waiting for someone to beat him up and he put it on on his certificate: a resident of Lannion (Côtes d'Armor) was fined 135 euros in the night from Friday to Saturday as a result of 'a police check. The 39-year-old was hiding behind a car near Lannion train station on Saturday around 1 a.m. when he was spotted by a police patrol. The man was equipped with a switchblade. “He had his handwritten certificate with his real name, the time he left home at 10:15 pm. But he was told that the reason was not valid, ”added the police, confirming information from the local press. “He's someone who is concerned about the law in his own way,” the police officer said.
Drunk, the suspect was placed in a drunken cell. He came out on Saturday morning with a fine of 135 euros for the certificate and another of 150 euros for public and overt drunkenness. He left with a good model of certificate and it was pointed out to him that "to fight is not planned," added the police commander.
Microsoft Windows / Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
« Last post by scarface on November 22, 2020, 08:48 AM »
Tonight, a new version of windows 10 x64 pro v20H2, v19042.630 with every update till November 2020 is available on  forum.

Net framework 5 was integrated.
New program: Pdf page delete.
Nsis and innosetup were updated.
Wireless intel drivers were removed.

As usual, it contains many reg tweaks, netfx 3.5, netfx 4.8, dx9 (and 12) and many programs.
Note: in this edition you'll find many more programs like the latest releases of vlc, firefox, handbrake, cdisplay, Sumatra, Flashplayer, 7zip 19.00, winrar 5.91, Treesize free, Visual C++ Redist, the game "Mastermind" and Ultraiso (full version), Subtitles Edit v3.5.18...
Fx sound enhancer v13.028 was added (full version).
New programs installed silently: mediacoder 0.8.61 (modified edition), Psychopinball (by Fuj), Smartcopy, Grand dictionnaire Hachette Oxford, Remove empty directories, WiseDuplicatefinder, Ant renamer, Pinball, LameXP, Belatout, Easeus Partition Master 13.8.
HDD programs: HDD low level format, HD tune pro.

Nothing was deleted in winsxs and to obtain such a size, install.wim was converted into esd.

New drivers: the list of drivers will be available soon.

Windows defender is disabled by default but can be re-enabled again via gpedit.msc.
Note that the new feature Windows Defender Tamper protection was deactivated too.

In the previous versions a script was run to remove the useless appx and provisioned packages. It wasn't used in this version.
Here is the script previously used to remove provisioned apps (the "Sysprep" switch was used).
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#This function finds any AppX/AppXProvisioned package and uninstalls it, except for Freshpaint, Windows Calculator, Windows Store, and Windows Photos.
#Also, to note - This does NOT remove essential system services/software/etc such as .NET framework installations, Cortana, Edge, etc.

#This is the switch parameter for running this script as a 'silent' script, for use in MDT images or any type of mass deployment without user interaction.

param (
  [switch]$Debloat, [switch]$SysPrep

Function Begin-SysPrep {

        Write-Verbose -Message ('Starting Sysprep Fixes')
        # Disable Windows Store Automatic Updates
       <# Write-Verbose -Message "Adding Registry key to Disable Windows Store Automatic Updates"
        $registryPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsStore"
        If (!(Test-Path $registryPath)) {
            Mkdir $registryPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
            New-ItemProperty $registryPath -Name AutoDownload -Value 2
        Else {
            Set-ItemProperty $registryPath -Name AutoDownload -Value 2
        #Stop WindowsStore Installer Service and set to Disabled
        Write-Verbose -Message ('Stopping InstallService')
        Stop-Service InstallService

#Creates a PSDrive to be able to access the 'HKCR' tree
New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Function Start-Debloat {

    #Removes AppxPackages
    #Credit to Reddit user /u/GavinEke for a modified version of my whitelist code
    [regex]$WhitelistedApps = 'Microsoft.ScreenSketch|Microsoft.Paint3D|Microsoft.WindowsCalculator|Microsoft.WindowsStore|Microsoft.Windows.Photos|CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows|`
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.Name -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps} | Remove-AppxPackage -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    # Run this again to avoid error on 1803 or having to reboot.
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.Name -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps} | Remove-AppxPackage -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    $AppxRemoval = Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.PackageName -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps}
    ForEach ( $App in $AppxRemoval) {
        Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -PackageName $App.PackageName

Function Remove-Keys {
    #These are the registry keys that it will delete.
    $Keys = @(
        #Remove Background Tasks
        #Windows File
        #Registry keys to delete if they aren't uninstalled by RemoveAppXPackage/RemoveAppXProvisionedPackage
        #Scheduled Tasks to delete
        #Windows Protocol Keys
        #Windows Share Target
    #This writes the output of each key it is removing and also removes the keys listed above.
    ForEach ($Key in $Keys) {
        Write-Output "Removing $Key from registry"
        Remove-Item $Key -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Function Protect-Privacy {

    #Creates a PSDrive to be able to access the 'HKCR' tree
    New-PSDrive -Name HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    #Disables Windows Feedback Experience
    Write-Output "Disabling Windows Feedback Experience program"
    $Advertising = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo'
    If (Test-Path $Advertising) {
        Set-ItemProperty $Advertising -Name Enabled -Value 0 -Verbose
    #Stops Cortana from being used as part of your Windows Search Function
    Write-Output "Stopping Cortana from being used as part of your Windows Search Function"
    $Search = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search'
    If (Test-Path $Search) {
        Set-ItemProperty $Search -Name AllowCortana -Value 0 -Verbose
    #Stops the Windows Feedback Experience from sending anonymous data
    Write-Output "Stopping the Windows Feedback Experience program"
    $Period1 = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Siuf'
    $Period2 = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules'
    $Period3 = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules\PeriodInNanoSeconds'
    If (!(Test-Path $Period3)) {
        mkdir $Period1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        mkdir $Period2 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        mkdir $Period3 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        New-ItemProperty $Period3 -Name PeriodInNanoSeconds -Value 0 -Verbose -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Write-Output "Adding Registry key to prevent bloatware apps from returning"
    #Prevents bloatware applications from returning
    $registryPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent"
    If (!(Test-Path $registryPath)) {
        Mkdir $registryPath -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        New-ItemProperty $registryPath -Name DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures -Value 1 -Verbose -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Write-Output "Setting Mixed Reality Portal value to 0 so that you can uninstall it in Settings"
    $Holo = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic'   
    If (Test-Path $Holo) {
        Set-ItemProperty $Holo -Name FirstRunSucceeded -Value 0 -Verbose
    #Disables live tiles
    Write-Output "Disabling live tiles"
    $Live = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications'   
    If (!(Test-Path $Live)) {
        mkdir $Live -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue     
        New-ItemProperty $Live -Name NoTileApplicationNotification -Value 1 -Verbose
    #Turns off Data Collection via the AllowTelemtry key by changing it to 0
    Write-Output "Turning off Data Collection"
    $DataCollection = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection'   
    If (Test-Path $DataCollection) {
        Set-ItemProperty $DataCollection -Name AllowTelemetry -Value 0 -Verbose
    #Disables People icon on Taskbar
    Write-Output "Disabling People icon on Taskbar"
    $People = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People'
    If (Test-Path $People) {
        Set-ItemProperty $People -Name PeopleBand -Value 0 -Verbose

    #Disables suggestions on start menu
    Write-Output "Disabling suggestions on the Start Menu"
    $Suggestions = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager'   
    If (Test-Path $Suggestions) {
        Set-ItemProperty $Suggestions -Name SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled -Value 0 -Verbose
     Write-Output "Removing CloudStore from registry if it exists"
     $CloudStore = 'HKCUSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudStore'
     If (Test-Path $CloudStore) {
     Stop-Process Explorer.exe -Force
     Remove-Item $CloudStore
     Start-Process Explorer.exe -Wait

    #Loads the registry keys/values below into the NTUSER.DAT file which prevents the apps from redownloading. Credit to a60wattfish
    reg load HKU\Default_User C:\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT
    Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::HKU\Default_User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager -Name SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled -Value 0
    Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::HKU\Default_User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager -Name PreInstalledAppsEnabled -Value 0
    Set-ItemProperty -Path Registry::HKU\Default_User\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager -Name OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled -Value 0
    reg unload HKU\Default_User
    #Disables scheduled tasks that are considered unnecessary
    Write-Output "Disabling scheduled tasks"
    #Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName XblGameSaveTaskLogon | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName XblGameSaveTask | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName Consolidator | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName UsbCeip | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName DmClient | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName DmClientOnScenarioDownload | Disable-ScheduledTask -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#This includes fixes by xsisbest
Function FixWhitelistedApps {
    If(!(Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Microsoft.Paint3D, Microsoft.MSPaint, Microsoft.WindowsCalculator, Microsoft.WindowsStore, Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes, Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder, Microsoft.Windows.Photos)) {
    #Credit to abulgatz for the 4 lines of code
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Paint3D | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.MSPaint | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsCalculator | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} }

Function CheckDMWService {

If (Get-Service -Name dmwappushservice | Where-Object {$_.StartType -eq "Disabled"}) {
    Set-Service -Name dmwappushservice -StartupType Automatic}

If(Get-Service -Name dmwappushservice | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq "Stopped"}) {
   Start-Service -Name dmwappushservice}

Function CheckInstallService {
          If (Get-Service -Name InstallService | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq "Stopped"}) { 
            Start-Service -Name InstallService
            Set-Service -Name InstallService -StartupType Automatic

Write-Output "Initiating Sysprep"
Write-Output "Removing bloatware apps."
Write-Output "Removing leftover bloatware registry keys."
Write-Output "Checking to see if any Whitelisted Apps were removed, and if so re-adding them."
Write-Output "Stopping telemetry, disabling unneccessary scheduled tasks, and preventing bloatware from returning."
#Write-Output "Stopping Edge from taking over as the default PDF Viewer."
Write-Output "Finished all tasks."

Size:  4.43 Gb
Link: Windows 10 x64

Note that a switch-less lite installer for the latest nvidia drivers for win 10 x64 is available here (v457.30)
Only graphics driver and Physx system are installed. Geforce experience is not installed.
It is possible to run this during the installation ($oem$ folder).
Link: Nvidia driver

and here is the link for a switch-less win10 activator (encrypted & automatic).
I encrypted it to store it more easily since some antivirus detect it as a virus. Disable your antivirus before executing the exe (it’s not a virus).
A few seconds later,it’s done.

Chit Chat / Re: best clips
« Last post by scarface on November 21, 2020, 03:25 PM »
Tonight, new clips are available for the users of the forum.

Robin Official Trailer

Trump's downfall.

Car-pooling (in French with English subtitles).

Why is Working Harder Making Us Poorer?

Chit Chat / Re: good movies
« Last post by scarface on November 21, 2020, 03:11 PM »
Tonight, another movie, titled Run, is available on the forum. It was released in November 2020.

The story: A home-schooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.


Chit Chat / Re: Maths & statistics exercices / French and English lessons
« Last post by scarface on November 21, 2020, 03:10 PM »
Today, I'm going to suggest a philosophy test.
Test your knowledge with these 5 philosophy questions. The answers are below.

1 "Beauty is the symbol of good" according to:
- Hume
- Plato
- Kant

2 What idea was John Stuart Mill behind?
- Better to be a dissatisfied man than a dissatisfied pig "
- Stop and think about the meaning of your actions ”
- Man is neither angel nor beast, and misfortune dictates that whoever wants to be an angel plays the beast "

3 According to Hobbes, the three main causes of quarrels are: rivalry, mistrust and…
- Ignorance

4 According to Sartre, "man is condemned to ...":
- Die
- Be free
- Live

5 According to Plato, to know the real it is necessary:
- To isolate yourself in a cave
- To detach from the senses
- To look at the stars

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin, in the museum Rodin, near the Invalides, in Paris.

1 "Beauty is the symbol of good" according to Kant, in the Critique of the faculty of judging. As Lamouche, Rosset and Cerqueira write, “if the beautiful interests us, says Kant, it is because it presents an analogy with the good: just as the concern for the good relegates our interest to the background, the beautiful brings us into a disinterested pleasure distinct from the pleasant ”.

2 For John Stuart Mill “Better to be a dissatisfied man than a dissatisfied pig; it is better to be a satisfied Socrates than a satisfied fool ".

3 According to Hobbes, the three main causes of quarrels are rivalry, mistrust and… pride. "It becomes clear by this that as long as men live without a common power that holds them all at bay, they are in this condition which is called war, and this war is war of each against each" (Leviathan).

4 According to Sartre, "Man is doomed to be free. Sartre writes this in Being and Nothingness. Man, who is absolutely free, "is always in a position of choice, and therefore of responsibility, which plunges him into anxiety and forbids him lightness", explain Lamouche, Rosset and Cerqueira.

5 According to Plato, to know the real one must detach oneself from the senses. "The soul of the true philosopher is kept away from pleasures, passions, sorrows, fears, as far as it is possible" (Phaedo).

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