Question Any simple way to automate Windows control panel and other settings?

Bogdanov89

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Can anyone please suggest a simple way to automate doing some various basic config in Windows 7 & 10 like:

  • set power plan in Power Options (control panel) to High Performance
  • set Communications in Sound CP to "Do Nothing"
  • set Visual Effects in Performance Options under System to "adjust for best performance"
  • set the Time Zone under Date & time
  • disable Enhance Pointer Precision under Mouse in Control Panel
  • set all three sliders in Keyboard in CPanel to Short/Fast/Fast
  • set certain services to Automatic like the SSDP Discovery
  • change various new settings in the Windows 10 Settings like disabling Notifications, Game Bar and Focus Assist
Those are examples of some of the CPanel/Settings i need to do on basically every computer i install/reinstall so i would really love a way to "one click" the whole process.

I have tried googling the various related topics but in the vast majority of cases the methods i saw were very complicated and way beyond my knowledge.
I am hoping there is some simplistic GUI tool that can make a batch/script or something similar that doesnt require an advanced knowledge of Powershell or Regedit.

Thank you for reading and helping out.
 

kanewolf

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Powershell can interact with some things in the control panel -- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/get-controlpanelitem?view=powershell-5.1
You can then show the control panel items you want to change -- https://communary.net/2014/11/28/quick-tip-accessing-the-control-panel-from-powershell/

But even better than using the control panel, there are direct access to things like timezone -- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/set-timezone?view=powershell-6
Power plan -- https://devblogs.microsoft.com/scripting/use-powershell-and-wmi-or-cim-to-view-and-to-set-power-plans/

Google for powershell and the option you want to control.
 
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