The following tutorial works on every Windows, from 7 up to 10 so don’t worry if the screenshots looking slightly different but the process is exactly the same. But why should you remove some certificates? Simply to avoid spying or traffic redirects and other certificate frauds.
Firefox becomes more and more a PR GAG and Mozilla doesn’t deliver what they promise – a secure Browser – so you might want to switch to Chrome, or a fork like Chromium instead in order to get a ‘clean’ Browser. However, you can tweak several about:flags options in order to harden your Chrome even more.
You might still use an old HDD and recently purchased a new and faster SSD – so you can reinstall your entire OS on the new drive or you can read this guide and migrate your OS without the need to reinstall anything. I’ll explain in some easy step how you switch your Operating System to another drive with the MiniTool Partition Wizard tool.
The following guide provides several tricks (‘tweaks’) how you easily setup Opera for the maximum security in terms of internal given mechanism which you need to enable or switch to enhance the overall browser security. It’s a guidance and not an universal guide because Browsers changing frequently and there might getting or removing several functions, please keep this in mind.
Based on Opera 51 the guide will show several recommendations from me to lower the attack surface. Let’s get started.
People often asking me how I find Registry ‘tweaks’ and there is absolutely no voodoo behind there basically two programs I use, this is RegScanner and RegistryChangesView both portable programs are from NirSoft. All of his programs are free and ads-free, he is well known for tons of awesome tools and it’s worth to check his page and programs out, maybe even donate something to him because it takes really a long time to code so many programs.
NVIDIA Freestyle is a new feature which was added in the first Beta Driver for this year, officially not every game is supported, there is a list which shows which game are supported. Freestyle is a better version (more or less) of VibranceGUI, ReShade or SweetFX which enhanced your contracts, gamma and more with filters – these filters can be adjusted per needs.
You need to backup and restore an activation because every time you format and reinstall Windows you need to activate Windows again. My tutorial explains how to backup and restore an activation license of Windows, Office & Server. For activation you look for a valid MAK-Retail key, calling Microsoft or waiting for a KMS server to go online etc. Sometimes when you activate Windows with a previous key then you have a problem with activation and get the error message “This key has a limit of activation or is blocked. But if you want to reinstall Windows or if you switch Office and don’t want to lose the activation then you can create a backup of the activation and then reinstall Windows then restore the activation.
This activation method backs up and restores the Windows 10, Server 2016 activation as well as Microsoft Office activation.
This guide demonstrates how you activate Windows 8/10 via phone, the activation is permanent and can be backed up and restored so you only have to do this once as long you not change the Windows Versions or your hardware.
This guide addresses the issue with AMD Raven Ridge APUs (R3 2200G, R5 2400G) which also includes fixes for the “video_TDR_failure” blue screen of death (BSOD). Everything can be fixed – that is the good news, the bad news is that some things might need BIOS adjustments from the manufacturer to really solve the performance issue people reported to me or in the forums.