Clear the Windows Update Download cache

You probably need to clear the Windows Update Download cache (I had to do this to get 15046 to appear).

net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
rmdir /S /Q Download
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
cd %systemroot%\system32
rmdir /S /Q catroot2
net start cryptsvc




"Reclaim Windows 10"

Brilliant :)
"Reclaim Windows 10" turns off a bunch of unnecessary Windows 10 telemetery, removes bloatware, and privacy invasions. Review and tweak before running. Scripts for reversing are included and commented. Fork via https://github.com/Disassembler0 (different defaults)

Original: https://gist.github.com/alirobe/7f3b34ad89a159e6daa1

Advertising in Windows Explorer (Win10)

Advertising in Windows has reached an exasperating new low


How to turn it off:
In File Explorer go to View > Options > Change Folder and search options.
Go to the View tab and scroll down about 3/4 of the way and turn off the option for 'Show sync provider notifications'.


Dual-boot Ubuntu and real-time clock

It's almost as natural as disabling timedatectl set-local-rtc on Ubuntu dual-boot machines at this point.