Windows setup

Not ideal but using it for gaming on the desktop. I use Education edition which seems to come with the least crap.

General

  • Firefox
  • Windows Terminal
  • MSYS2
  • PowerToys
  • MusicBee
  • ShareX
  • VMware Workstation Player (vbox kinda sucks imo)

Tweaks

Group Policy

  • Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update -> Manage updates offered from Windows Update -> Do not include drivers with Windows Updates: Enabled
  • Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds
    • -> Allow Telemetry: 0 - Security (for Windows 10)
    • -> Allow Diagnostic Data: Diagnostic data off (for Windows 11)
    • (Note: I use Education edition which allows these to be set to the lowest like this)

Settings

AMD Graphics

  • For SpiceTools (if you know, you know)
    • Games -> Add 64 exe -> Disable FreeSync
    • (This fixes the alt-tab in, it works for a bit, then when freesync kicks in, it starts lagging weirdly between 90fps and 300fps(???))