Windows Setup

Recommended Windows versions

  • Windows AME - Hardened Windows 10 Professional without tracking
  • Windows 10 LTSC 2019 - for those who prefers pure Windows

Scoop

How to install Scoop to custom directory:

$env:SCOOP='D:\Applications\Scoop'
[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('SCOOP', $env:SCOOP, 'User')
$env:SCOOP_GLOBAL='F:\GlobalScoopApps'
[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('SCOOP_GLOBAL', $env:SCOOP_GLOBAL, 'Machine')
iwr -useb get.scoop.sh | iex

Scoop applications are portable and can't display popup notifications in Windows

Scoop Direcrory - a directory of buckets

Official buckets:

  • main
  • extras
  • games
  • java
  • nirsoft

In one line: scoop add main extras games java nirsoft

Unofficial buckets:

  • Ash258 - scoop bucket add Ash258 'https://github.com/Ash258/Scoop-Ash258.git'
  • Dorado - scoop bucket add dorado https://github.com/h404bi/dorado
  • GOG Galaxy integrations - scoop bucket add galaxy-integrations https://github.com/borger/scoop-galaxy-integrations.git

Packages:

  • 7zip - 7-Zip archiver
  • bleachbit - FOSS alternative to CCleaner
  • bulk-crap-uninstaller - FOSS uninstaller
  • compactgui - proprietary GUI for Compact.exe
  • dnsjumper - utility to select DNS servers
  • easyserviceoptimizer - quickly disable useless services in Windows
  • GameSaveManager - game savefiels managemeng, symlinking and backup
  • irfanview - image viewer
  • megasync - Mega.nz cloud app
  • multimc - MultiMC Minecraft launcher
  • mumble - Mumble VoIP for gaming
  • nvidia-profile-inspector - NVIDIA profiles advanced settings manager
  • openhardwaremonitor - monitor hardware sensors and frequencies
  • ReduceMemory - clean RAM in one click
  • reshade - external shader injector for games
  • scoop-completion - automatic completion for scoop
  • shadowsocks - Shadowsocks client
  • sharpkeys - Utility desigend to rebind keys, allows to swap Ctrl and CapsLock f. e.
  • shutup10 - simple tool to disable telemetry and tracking in Windows 10 (certified by Microsoft)
  • snappy-driver-installer-origin - automated hardware detection and driver installation
  • speedtest-cli - simple Speedtest.net cli client
  • speedyfox - vacuum browsers databases, clear cache, speed up browser startup
  • SteamCleaner - Find and delete unused Steam installers and files
  • steam-library-manager - Compact, compress and manage games in Steam, Uplay, Origin libraries
  • sudo - sudo command for Windows CMD and PowerShell
  • sumatrapdf - simple PDF viewer
  • sysinternals - Sysinternals Suite. Different tools for system administrators and advanced users. Process Explorer, Process Monitor, etc.
  • teamviewer - remote administration tool
  • tor-browser - Anonymous and secure web browser
  • transgui - GUI for tramsnission-daemon
  • ungoogled-chromium - Google Chrome without Google and shit
  • vibrance-gui - utility to automatically change vibrancy setting in your display driver per app
  • VirusTotalUploader - easy way to check file for viruses online
  • vlc - ultimate multimedia player
  • w10privacy - advanced tweaker for Windows 10 with a lot of privacy-related settings
  • winaero-tweaker - advanced tweaker for Windows 10, mostly for visual tweaks
  • windirstat - Disk usage statistics viewer
  • wumgr - alternative to Windows Update

In one line: 7zip bleachbit bulk-carp-uninstaller compactgui dnsjumper easyserviceoptimizer GameSaveManager orfanview megasync multimc mumble nvidia-profile-inspector openhardwaremonitor ReduceMemory reshade scoop-completion shadowsocks sharpkeys shutup10 snappy-driver-installer-origin speedtest-cli speedyfox SteamCleaner steam-library-manager sudo sumatrapdf sysinternals teamviewer tor-browser transgui ungoogled-chromium vibrance-gui VirusTotalUploader vlc winaero-tweaker windirstat wumgr

Choco

Choco installation: Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))

Choco packages

  • clipgrab - proprietary YouTube downloader
  • compactgui - proprietary GUI for Compact.exe
  • disable-nvidia-telemetry - tool to disable NVIDIA telemetry and tracking
  • Firefox - Free & Opensource Web browser with optional fingerprinting resistance features
  • geforce-experience - Automatic game configuring regarding to your hardware. Has telemetry, disable using disable-nvidia-telemetry
  • hardentools - fixe potential security holes in Windows
  • kill-frozen-programs - global hotkey to kill all frozen programs
  • notepadplusplus - Notepad++ code editor
  • nvidia-display-driver - NVIDIA Display Driver
  • registry-compressor - compress Windows registry to reduce CPU load
  • TCPOptimizer - Utility to optimize Windows network stack
  • Vivaldi - Vivaldi browser. Opera (not Chropera) successor
  • windirstat - Disk usage statistics viewer
  • x2go - X2Go client

In one line: clipgrab compactgui disable-nvidia-telemetry Firefox geforce-experience hardentools kill-frozen-programs notepadplusplus nvidia-display-driver OpenHardwareMonitor registry-compressor TCPOptimizer vivaldi windirstat x2go

Manual downloads