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

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New Member
Mar 5, 2016
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.


Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
You would have to "slipstream" those macros into a custom install disc/media I would think. We used to slipstream drivers and service packs into Windows XP and also updates into Windows 7. Never tried it with Windows 10.


c(n*199780) Senior Member
Feb 18, 2002
I spend four days setting up every new computer I get to do things similar to what the original poster is asking.
If it can be done in registry, I make a .reg file and double click on it.

But actual Windows settings, I had to do manually, ever since Windows 95. It takes forever.
If this could be automated, it would be the holy grail of Windows install procedures.

If you ever find any more information original poster, be sure to post back here.