The Living Thing / Notebooks : Windows for the uncaring

First and most important, How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising.

I would happily pay $50 extra for all advertising to be excluded from Windows.

Getting windows in a fit state for civilised usage

Missing homebrew, the excellent Mac package installer? (I presume noone is missing yum or dpkg, the adequate but stodgy linux package managers) The windows equivalent seems to be Chocolatey.

Mihai Neacsu, How to shrink a disk volume beyond the point where any unmovable files are located

Alex Che gives some useful tips to failures modes of the above method.

Adarsh Verma, Installing the ubuntu subsystem?

[…]launch the Windows 10 Developer mode to install any signed app and use advanced development features. This feature is a new addition and you need to enable this setting to run Bash on Windows 10.

To enable Developer mode in Windows 10, open Settings and go to Update & Security. Locate For Developers option in left tab and select Developer Mode.

Now select Turn Windows features on or off after searching in the Start Menu.

As the next step in our process of running Bash on Windows 10, you need to locate Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) and check the box to enable it.

Wait till the feature is installed on your Windows 10 PC. Now, reboot your system and proceed with how to install and run Bash on Ubuntu on Windows tutorial.

To do this, you need to open a Command Prompt window. Now type bash and hit enter.

Misc

Monitoring outgoing connections? Perhaps Glasswire?