Collection of Windows 10 Hidden Secret Registry Tweaks

Posted: May 19, 2015 in registry hacks

We know that Microsoft is working on the upcoming operating system Windows 10 and currently a free Technical Preview build is available for download to public so that we all can test its new features and can provide feedback and suggestions to Microsoft.

Since Windows 10 is under development and testing, there are many new experimental features which are put into the OS but are not activated because these features might not be complete and can cause problems to users. On the other hand, some new features are enabled to replace old features but Microsoft also keeps the old features in the OS hidden from users.

Most of the times these new and old features can be enabled or disabled using various Registry tweaks which are applied using our favorite Registry Editor tool.

We have received many emails and comments from our readers who shared various Registry tweaks to enable new hidden secret experimental features in Windows 10 as well as to disable new features and to bring back old features in Windows 10.

Instead of creating separate articles for all of them, we decided to put them together in this exclusive topic for your reading convenience.

So today in this tutorial, we are going to share a few Registry tweaks for Windows 10 which will allow you to activate some new hidden secret experimental features in Windows 10 and to restore previous build’s features if required.

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

STEP 1:

Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box or you can open it using WIN+X menu.

STEP 2:

Now type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

STEP 3:

Now go to following keys and change mentioned DWORD values to enable/disable Windows 10 features:

NOTE: Ready-made registry scripts are given at the end to do the task automatically.

Activate New Experimental Login Screen

Microsoft has put a new experimental Login Screen in Windows 10 builds which is not enabled by default. It features new rounded user pictures (avatars) along with a few other UI changes.

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You can activate it using following method:

  1. In Registry Editor, go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks

  1. In right-side pane, change value ofThreshold to 1

That’s it. It’ll immediately enable the new login screen.

If you want to restore default Login Screen, change value of Threshold to 0 again.

PS: This new login screen is under development and contains many bugs, that’s why its not enabled at the moment. Some people have faced problems after enabling this new login screen such as not able to log into Windows after restart or a clean boot.

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