Windows 10 2004 Tweak Updates


I’ve updated my windows tweak scripts to reflect changes in Windows 10 2004.
There are new features & changes with 2004 which effect the way the scripts work.

Windows 10 2004 Changes

  • Windows Defender Detects Changes to HOSTS File
  • Windows Defender Potentially Unwanted App (PUA) App Blocking Protection
  • Cortana renamed from Microsoft.Windows.Cortana to Microsoft.Windows.Search
  • Cortana install path changed
  • Cortana background process changed
HOSTS file changes are detected as this is a known vector for malware.
If you make changes yourself you can simply click Allow.

PUA protection has been known to remove some apps people find useful & it can be disabled if it causes problems.

Set-MpPreference -PUAProtection 0
PUA protection may be useful so it's really down to personal preference.


  • Added info regarding windows 10 2004 update & changes to cortana
  • Added new cortana path & executable to rem-sysapps
  • Added new cortana path & executable to rem-cortana
  • Added information regarding windows defender potential problems
  • Added windows 10 2004 new services info
  • Added windows 10 2004 new scheduled tasks info
  • Added windows 10 2004 new install apps info
  • Added - basic diff ref services, tasks & apps


  • Disable Telemetry
  • Disable Problem Steps Recorder
  • Disable Application Impact Telemetry
  • Disable Customer Experience Improvement Program
  • Disable Unwanted Scheduled Tasks
  • Disable Unwanted Services
  • Disable SMB1 Protocol
  • Disable Cortana / Search
  • Disable Windows Store Restrictions
  • Set Windows Update Settings Using Group Policy
  • Remove Unwanted Apps
  • Remove Cortana / Search
  • Remove Microsoft OneDrive
  • Remove Microsoft Edge Browser
  • Download & Install Firefox Using Powershell


The tweak scripts can be downloaded from my windows repo on github.