Category: Windows 10

Windows 10 – Manage or disable Telemetry

Ahoy Pirate!

in my last post I wrote about the four levels of telemetry – what each level does and what it reports. Let’s now have a look on how you can reduce the level of transmission as a normal client and in enterprise business.

To wrap up the general stuff again:

  • the “Security” level is only available in Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 IoT Core editions.
  • the default level is “Full” for Windows 10 Home and Professional and
  • the default level is “Enhanced” for Enterprise edition.
  • On a device that is running an Insider preview edition, this value is set to “Full” and can only be changed by installing a released version.

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Windows 10 – Telemetry levels

Ahoy Pirate,

Windows 10 is one of the most or maybe the most communicative operating system ever released. As we all know it is important for Microsoft to collect this data to improve the future quality of the operating system. Maybe thats why it collects the data by default. Nevertheless there might be some cases where you need to reduce or disable the level of communication. Today I will tell you how.

So lets start up with the question what is telemetry?

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Windows 10 – Provisioning Packages – Frequently Asked Questions

Pirate,

this is part 3 of my provisioning package series:

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Windows 10 Provisioning Packages – Installation of the Imaging and Creation Designer (ICD)

Pirate,

this is part 2 of my provisioning package series. In this part we will have a look on how to install the Imaging and Creation Designer out of the Windows 10 ADK.

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Windows 10 – Provisioning Packages – Overview

Ahoy Pirate,

this is part 1 of my provisioning package series:

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Visio Viewer 2013 does not open

Ahoey,

the way we’ve decided to install Office 2103 within a recent project includes the Viewer for Visio documents. So normally when you open a drawing with Visio Viewer, the drawing appears inside an Internet Explorer window. Technically the Visio Viewer implements and ActiveX control which renders Visio Drwaings inside IE. The pages are available as tabs along the bottom of the viewer. But after the uninstallation of the old version and the installation of Office 2013 there was no file association to the viewer. What needed to be done was to set the Visio viewer as default viewer.

This can be done easily by modifing the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vsd]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vst]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vdx]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vss]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vst]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vsx]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vtx]
“Content Type”=”application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer”
@=”VisioViewer.Viewer”

This issue very often appears if you remove Visio Standard 2010 and don’t install any later version. We then inserted a step within the task sequence which takes over this task by running the migration from Office 2010 to Office 2013.

This solved it for us in general.

 

Cheers

*Captain

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