Changelog: What’s new in this version?

Version 1.6.1394 – released November 08, 2017

  • New Setting: Disable saving SMS messages to the cloud
  • New Setting: Disable network access for OneDrive before log-in
  • New Setting: Disable Updates for voice recognition and synthesis
  • New Setting: Disable Cloud Search form Cortana
  • Bugfix implemented for Exception 0x80004003 when starting under Windows 10 Build 10240
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.6.1393 – released October 20, 2017

  • Support for high contrast mode revamped and enhanced
  • System Restore Points can now be created multiple times consecutively
  • « Disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program » revamped (now affects local computers, no longer group policies)
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.6.1392 – released October 18, 2017

  • Bug fix for setting « Disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program »
  • Bug fix for saving window settings for multiple monitors
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.6.1391 – released on October 17, 2017

  • Provision for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709 – Redstone 3).
  • User interface revamp:
    • Improved display of settings and descriptions
    • Grouping of categories reversible
    • Group by activation status, setting name, category and recommendation grade
    • Save the window position
    • Problems with main window size changes resolved
  • Windows system information enhanced.
  • New Settings:
    • Deactivate ads in Windows Explorer
    • Deactivate Windows program on user-friendliness
    • Deactivate automatic download of manufacturer applications for devices
  • Fixes:
    • Deactivate automatic download of manufacturer applications for devices
    • Enhanced tips on settings that may affect X-BOX usage
    • Small bug fixes
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.5.1390 – released on May 09, 2017

  • Changing languages now available in the Help Menu
  • Adjustments to the UI
  • Small bug fixes
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.5.1389 – released on April 11, 2017

  • Extensions and customization for Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 (Build 15063)
  • New Settings:
    • Tracking of app starts
    • Policy for apps to access emails
    • Policy for apps to access contacts
    • Policy for apps to access tasks
    • Policy for apps to access call history
    • Policy for apps to access messages
    • Extension of feedback & diagnostic settings
    • Running apps in the background
    • Disable advertising via Bluetooth
  • Portability of application improved
    • Settings are no longer saved in the registry but in an INI file
    • It will be created automatically in the working directory of the application
    • It can be used across computer boundaries by multiple users
  • Following errors were fixed:
    • Disabling driver updates corrected
    • Factory settings revised
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian
    • Localizations for new settings descriptions will soon be available in French, Italian, and Russian

Version 1.4.1388 – released on March 21, 2017

  • Advanced error management when creating System Restore Points
  • Problems with some systems when creating System Restore Points
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian

Version 1.4.1387 – released on March 7, 2017

  • Following settings were changed:
    • Setting « Do not display last users on lock screen » was removed as some users had problems accessing their system
  • Following errors were fixed:
    • Dialogue boxes were defective in high contrast mode
    • Crash when clicking links where Google Chrome is set as the standard browser
    • Problems detecting some Windows 10 OEM versions
    • Notifications that some settings are managed by the organisation did not disappear after applying factory settings
    • Factory settings revised
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian

Version 1.4.1386 – released on December 12, 2016

  • New Settings
    – Disable Microsoft from conducting experiments on the system
    – Disable Tips, Tricks und Suggestions while using Windows
    – Disable occasional app suggestions in the Start menu
  • When closing, message about Restart after Windows updates
  • Bug fixes
    – Restoration point will only be created when changes need to be executed
    – Closing via the file menu now also displays a dialog about restarting the system
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian, and Russian
    – Language will be automatically selected based on settings in Windows

Version 1.4.1385 – released on November 16, 2016

  • New Category « Microsoft Edge »
    – Disable websites saving protected media licenses on my device
    – Disable SmartScreen Filter
    – Disable Flip Ahead
    – Disable Tracking in web
    – Disable suggestions for searches and websites
    – Do not optimize web search results on the task bar for vocal output
  • Downgrading the following settings to « critical » because some users had problems logging into Windows when the setting was enabled
    – Don’t show last user on the lock screen
    – Fade-out ID of the logged-in user on the lock screen
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian, and Russian
    – Language will be automatically selected based on settings in Windows
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 1.4.1384 – released on November 1, 2016

  • New category « Lock Screen »
    – Advertizements on the lock screen can be deactivated
    – Windows Spotlight can be deactivated
    – Do not display the last user on the lock screen
    – Hide identification of the logged-in user on the lock screen
  • Further enhancements for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Dreating system restore points revamped
  • False file name in French version corrected
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.4.1383 – released on August 16, 2016

  • O&O ShutUp10 is no longer a ZIP that has to be unpacked, but just one single executable file that can be started without installation
  • Now supports high contrast mode
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1359 – released on August 10, 2016

  • Compatibility with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607 Redstone 1)
    – Wi-Fi-Sense is no longer offered, so deactivating this function is now obsolete
    – Various group policies were changed according to their validity, which so far has had no impact on O&O ShutUp10
    – Cortana can no longer be deactivated over Windows settings: O&O ShutUp10 can still do this ;-)
  • Deactivation of OneDrive is no longer recommended with limitations, rather it is no longer recommended
    – Some customers use OneDrive for data images so that a deactivation means they no longer have access to important functions
    – To avoid deactivating in error, we have updated the recommendation level to “not recommended”
  • Tooltips explain the meaning of the icons for recommendation levels
  • The Info page now also displays the Windows 10 Version (Threshold 1, Threshold 2 and Redstone 1) to improve communication with our Support Team
  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.3.1358 – released on June 14, 2016

  • The command line option « /quiet » was not being correctly considered during import
  • New option « /nosrp » prevents creation of System Restore Points (SRP)
    – This applies to import over a command line, particularly combined with the option « /quiet »
    – The option also applies to starting the application normally, so that no SRPS are created
  • Various small Bug fixes

Version 1.3.1357 – released on May 30, 2016

  • New status display when creating system restore points
  • Dialog box when new start required after closing O&O ShutUp10
  • Creation of system restore points revamped
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1356 – released on March 10, 2016

  • Deferring Upgrades no longer resets security updates
  • Advanced exception handling has been integrated
    – Starting O&O ShutUp10 under the German Windows 10 Insider Build 14279 causes the German version of O&O ShutUp10 to crash.
    – This also affects other applications from other manufacturers.
    – Workaround: Start OOSU10.EXE over a command line using the parameter « /lang:en » to load the English version.
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1355 – released on February 20, 2016

  • Option to deactivate the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI)
  • Option to deactivate WiFi Sense for current and/or all users
  • SmartScreen Filter settings adapted and description corrected
  • Various grammatical errors in the english version corrected
  • Executable file modified
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1354 – released on November 11, 2016

  • Changes between two starts of O&O ShutUp10 (e.g. due to Windows Updates or manual changes) are recognized and displayed: users can choose whether to adopt or reverse these changes
  • Changes are stored in the Registry under HKCU\SOFTWARE\O&O\O&O ShutUp10\1.3
  • All links are now converted to SSL
  • Subtle revamp of the UI
  • Small Bug fixes
  • Copyright extended to 2016

Version 1.2.1353 – released on December 2, 2015

  • Italian as new language integrated (next to German, English, Russian and French)
  • Settings changed while loading an admin profile in user mode are now counted correctly
  • Settings can now be correctly exported in user mode
  • « Skype » removed from the apps settings because it is not available as app

Version 1.2.1352 – released on November 18, 2015

  • French language version integrated (next to German, English and Russian)
  • Broken switches corrected
  • Minor corrections

Version 1.2.1351 – released on November 16, 2015

  • Russian language version integrated (next to English and German)
  • Modifying multiple settings over the action menu now takes into account the user’s privileges
  • Display of settings for users with no administrative privileges is automatically deactivated
  • The GUI window size can now be freely adjusted
  • Multiple minor corrections

Version 1.2.1350 – released on November 6, 2015

  • Some users experienced problems on their systems while loading the resources; this issue has been fixed with this version

Version 1.2.1349 – released on November 3, 2015

  • Starting the application and defining settings now possible as a non-administrator
  • New settings for Windows Defender and Microsoft SpyNet
  • Importing settings now possible over a command line
  • Short instructions expanded
  • Applications is now a single executable file (was previously a ZIP directory)
  • Small improvements to the user interface

Version 1.1.1348 – released on October 7, 2015

  • New Cortana settings added
  • A notice will be shown should creation of restore points be disabled
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.1.1347 – released on September 28, 2015

  • Synchronization with Windows accounts is now possible
  • A Cortana setting was moved as a result of synchronization (Synchronization of language settings)
  • Graphic interface revised
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.1.1346 – released on September 18, 2015

  • NEW: Import and Export of settings possible
  • NEW: Import possible via Scripting
  • NEW: Simultaneous scan of settings and their descriptions
  • NEW: Optically highlighting search results
  • FIX: « Sensors for locating the system and its orientation » downgraded to somewhat recommended because activation of a Tablet’s orientation is no longer recognized and might result in problems.
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.0.1345 – released on September 4, 2015

  • New Short Guide available in Help menu
  • New category for the personal assistant Cortana
  • Various options for settings
  • Revised filter features
  • Minor errors corrected

Version 1.0.1344 – released on August 27, 2015

  • Deactivation of WiFi Sense for contacts (pass on over facebook, Skype etc)
  • Deactivation of error reports for handwriting input (Tablets)
  • Advanced deactivation of location functionality
  • Deactivation of script function in location
  • Improved recognition of own settings
  • Spelling and translation corrections
  • Graphic display revamped

Version 1.0.1343 – released on August 24, 2015

  • Notice regarding a required new start when system settings are changed
  • More settings added
  • Small Bug fixes

Version 1.0.1342 – released on August 21, 2015

  • „Deactivating Windows Update“ has been enhanced and takes the service into account (particularly important for Windows 10 Home Edition)
  • Settings Error corrected
  • Search is no longer case sensitive

Version 1.0.1341 – released on August 19, 2015

  • Explanations of the button functions in main display enhanced
  • Notes on the individual settings explanations enhanced
  • Grammatical text errors corrected

Version 1.0.1337 – released on August 18, 2015

  • First public release

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