January 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm #12610
Can you please tell me how change "Change PC settings" -> Privacy in Win 8.1 using PS?
January 20, 2014 at 10:25 am #12628
I've been looking at this and so far haven't found a way to do it
January 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm #12640
I suppose you could always change the registry values directly, if you're game. For example, to turn off the "Let apps access my name, picture, and other account info" setting, you might do something like this:
Set-ItemProperty -Path hkcu:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture -Name AppsReadAccess -Value 0
January 22, 2014 at 3:35 am #12682
You can – though I couldn't find the privacy settings. If anyone knows them it would be usful
January 22, 2014 at 3:54 am #12684
[quote=12682]You can – though I couldn't find the privacy settings. If anyone knows them it would be usful[/quote]You mean where they are stored in the registry? I'm sure I can work that out with Process Monitor.
super edit: so after some brief investigation in a win8 VM here is what I've come up with.
Let apps access my name, picture, and other account info
0 to disable, 1 to enable: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\AppsReadAccess
Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps (turning this off will reset your ID)
0 to disable, 1 to enable: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo\Enabled
When you turn this setting off it also deletes your advertising id which appears to be stored in the following entry:
Turning it back on recreates the entry with a seemingly random 128 bit hexadecimal string as the value. I'm not sure precisely how that Id is generated or how it's used so I'd probably just leave it alone.
Turn on smart screen filter to check web content (URLs) that Windows Store apps use
0 to disable, 1 to enable: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppHost\EnableWebContentEvaluation
Show text suggestions based on what I type and write on this PC (turning this off will reset suggestions)
1 to disable, 0 to enable: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\RestrictImplicitTextCollection
1 to disable, 0 to enable: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\RestrictImplicitInkCollection
I don't think the suggestions are stored in the registry so I'm not sure how those get reset.
Let websites provide locally relevant content by accessing my language list
When enabled the following entry is added with a string value like "en-US,en,q=0.5":
When disabled, said entry is deleted.
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