turn off features and customising build 9926

So I had to go digging into the policies settings to turn of some stuff.  not exactly sure why microsoft would hide the off button for features that some people might not want to use.

So my question is simple.

How do I turn off web search, apart from the policies way.

how do I turn of bing?

How do I remove Skydrive/Onedrive?

How do I set myself with full admin privileges? so I don't have to keep right clicking on run.exe and click 'Run as Administrator'

Does the new start menu seriously not support drag and drop?

Many thanks to anyone who can offer some help

 

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Hi Duroska,

Just a few questions to get a clear picture of the issue.

1. How exactly are you trying to change the policies?

2. When you say you want turn off Bing, what exactly are you referring to?

You can stop the services.

Press the Windows + R on the keyboard. Type services.msc

Stop the Windows Search service. Check if it helps.

OneDrive is integrated in the operating system. You have the option of not logging into OneDrive and not saving the documents on the OneDrive folder.

You can drag and drop the apps to the Start menu.

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OneDrive is integrated in the operating system. You have the option of not logging into OneDrive and not saving the documents on the OneDrive folder.

in previous Build I was able to uninstall OneDrive perfectly, only with Build 9926 is not possible.

please fix it, because there is no reason to have it installed and running if you are not using this at all.

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hate to break it to you friend but I removed microsoft one drive.

I had to remove it since it kept popping up and nagging me for attention.  if I wanted cloud storage I'd use dropbox or google drive.

Solution:

after killing it from the task manager I deleted the executable from the the one drive directory.

and the clarification.

1) I want to change policies because its a personal computer.  key word being personal.  I want to personalizes it to fit my preferences

2) Turn off bing.  Plain and simple.  you know that search bar microsoft aded to the task bar?  you know how it uses bing to search the web when I'm looking for an application.  Or when it rocks up an image of the day that I clearly didn't ask for.  I want it gone.

And no I tried dragging an app from the all apps to the main start panel and it didn't work.  I needed to right click it to pin it.

And you didn't answer my question on going into full admin mode

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Duroska, thanks for your solution to the OneDrive popups. It is now gone from my Win10TP machine.

Next:  Let's see the search bar function in the Start Menu have an option of local search only.

Hey Microsoft, I understand that cloud services and device synchronization are/could be a valuable services for many.  And sure, why not Microsoft's cloud? But, and it's a big but (no pun intended), many, many of us have NO USE FOR A CLOUD for our personal computing devices.

An option for Microsoft's cloud? Sure, why not, but not if we don't have a settings option to TURN IT OFF. Annoying your most proficient and influential users is not good marketing for a new operating system.

If Microsoft has a template of the average Windows user and if Microsoft also wishes to soft-sell Microsoft offerings through services and applications auto-running in the OS, I have no problem with that. Don't however, penalize your 'power users' by making it difficult to turn off what we may consider worthless and annoying.

In short, don't abandon the OS philosophy of Windows customization and personalization. It's one of your strongest suits.

(edited for clarity and typos)

bunch of homebuilt PCs and servers - AMD, Intel, Nvidia; Ubuntu, Mint; Windows 10

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Duroska

I wanted these very same things, i have a thread on this here

so far it seems like microsoft does not care what we want,

they are trying to FORCE us to have freakin stupid BING

they are trying to FORCE us to have onedrive installed

they are trying to FORCE us to have web results in the start menu, and send all our local searches to their bing so they can SPY and invade our privacy...

and people are NOT going to put up with it

and yeah the start menu after build 9879 SUCKS Horribly too

be sure to report all of this individually in windows feedback tool,

but thats all screwed up too so who knows if feedback even goes anyplace, you can never see what you've posted ever again, its like it just disappears, and they removed the me too button.

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I haven't tried this personally, but it may work:

Remove bing from search scope in registry and hosts file

127.0.0.1 api.bing.com

127.0.0.1 bing.com

127.0.0.1 www.bing.com


If the hosts file is protected http://dottech.org/76665/how-to-block-websites-in-windows-8-using-the-hosts-file-be-sure-to-disable-windows-defender-first/

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Thank you Mr or Ms Hwrx. this is a solution that I should honestly have figured out but I somehow missed.  elegant and simple (and how I blocked goodness knows how many advert APIs)

I'll tweak the host file and see if I can block more stuff as well.  Do you happen to have the One Drive URLs as well?  I know I managed to delete it as stated above but I'm worried Mircrosoft gets smart and forces it back up

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I haven't tried this personally, but it may work:

Remove bing from search scope in registry and hosts file

127.0.0.1 api.bing.com

127.0.0.1 bing.com

127.0.0.1 www.bing.com


If the hosts file is protected http://dottech.org/76665/how-to-block-websites-in-windows-8-using-the-hosts-file-be-sure-to-disable-windows-defender-first/

Thank you!, ive added this to build 9926 hostfile, it was a good idea however it did not work, at all

(except did block bing.com in the browser of course)

ill have to get a software firewall and find out exactly what addresses windows search connects to, ill report back my findings..

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Thank you Mr or Ms Hwrx. this is a solution that I should honestly have figured out but I somehow missed.  elegant and simple (and how I blocked goodness knows how many advert APIs)

I'll tweak the host file and see if I can block more stuff as well.  Do you happen to have the One Drive URLs as well?  I know I managed to delete it as stated above but I'm worried Mircrosoft gets smart and forces it back up

great idea, i agree we should find the onedrive servers as well, and good job figuring out how to get rid of it!

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Anish A Kumar was right

if you go into services.msc and disable "windows search"

the web results go away!!

i dont yet know what other consequences, if any will come of this however.... stay tuned

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