Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1 is out

I am releasing Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1. While it is a minor release, it is an important milestone for the app, as it comes with a Windows Update fix for version 1909, and includes a number of other improvements.

What's new in Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1

I have rewritten the 'Disable Windows Update' option from scratch once again. Now it [again] reliable disables updates in Windows 10. Let me know if you have issues with disabling updates, especially if you have Windows 10 version 1903/1909.

Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1 Disable Updates

I have changed the user interface of the 'Disable Windows Defender' option. It is now just a checkbox that reflects the current feature state. Many users find the previous implementation with command buttons not obvious and confusing.

Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1 Disable Defender

For Windows 7 users, I've added a new option to disable the full screen 'End of Support' notification.

Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1 Win7 EOS

There are also improvements made to the search feature.

Traditionally, I would like to say BIG THANKS to each and every Winaero Tweaker user. Your support, reports and suggestions are always helpful.

Resources:
Download Winaero Tweaker | The list of Winaero Tweaker features | Winaero Tweaker FAQ

32 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.16.1 is out

  1. Shyam Reddy

    Super, thanks Sergey for another great release. ‘Disable Windows Defender’ option now is much better and easy to understand.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks)

      Reply
  2. Pablo Montilla

    Will the ‘Disable Windows Defender’ option work when ‘Tamper Protection’ is on?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It must work. Tweaker doesn’t tamper Defender :-)

      Reply
      1. Jason

        I think Pablo is asking because 1903 introduced tamper protection, which by default is enabled and when enabled, blocks write access to the registry keys that “Disable Windows Defender” needs to adjust to actually disable defender. I only discovered this after having errors with the option and reading up on solutions.

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Ok, I will try here. I have never had any issue with setting the Registry values here from the tweaker.

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  3. OMC

    Thank you so much!!!

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are most welcome mate.

      Reply
  4. Mick

    Thanks Sergey for your great work, your app is indispensable, first thing I always use when reinstalling Windows, far superior to any competition. Keep it up!

    Reply
  5. Simon

    Hi, thanks for this, brilliant piece of kit.

    Just one thing, I recently updated Win10 to version 1909 but Tweaker is still showing “_release.190318-1202” on the desktop.

    Maybe this is unique to my machine or a more general bug?

    No biggie either way but just thought I would mention it.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The line you see on the Desktop is generated by Windows, not by tweaker. It is a bug in Windows 10 v1909.

      Reply
  6. Jeffrey Karasik

    When I unzip Winaerotweaker.zip, WinaeroTweaker-0.16.0.0-setup.exe is the file. Thinking that the version number might be a typo, I installed. It is version 0.16.0.0. FYI

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Something on the Internet caches the download page. On my side, I have removed all my software caches. Try now please.

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      1. Jeffrey Karasik

        Yes. The proper file is now downloading. Thank you.

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          Great! I will do this every time I release the app.

          Reply
  7. Jonas Stax

    Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item

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  8. Ираида

    Здравствуйте!
    Огромное спасибо за программу!
    У меня в Win 10 1909 отсутствует пункт Disable Your Windows 7 PC is Out of Support
    Notifications. Он появляется только на Windows 7 или какие-то проблемы у меня с программой?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      День добрый.
      Он появляется только в Windows 7. У вас нет проблем с программой.

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      1. Ираида

        Большое спасибо!

        Reply
  9. T-m

    Nice, I like the checkbox much better than the buttons in the previous version.

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  10. JJones

    Super, thanks Sergey for another great release.
    Can you give me the status of “Disable Auto Arrange” for Windows 10.
    It is greatly needed by thousands of Window 10 users.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  11. tweaker

    I found a great way to wreak havoc unto your Win 8.1 , see screenshot https://s.put.re/DdTesLhU.PNG

    took me a while to figure out to NOT USE THAT SHELL EXTENSION unless you want to destroy your installation. Win is incompatible to itself ! stay away from the legacy user settings dialog ! BREAKAGE will occur !

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  12. bug

    bug report: with context menu tweaker I added “launch powershell” to all directories.

    this totally screwed up EXPLORER.EXE ! it will no longer work until I removed the powershell entry.
    VERY DANGEROUS OPTION in win 8.1 ! will crash explorer all the time !

    But CMD.EXE launch in all directories works without problem.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Thanks a lot for your report.
      I will check it.

      Reply
  13. leomon32

    Hello, got the latest version downloaded on Wednesday the first but I noticed that the option to disable Windows Update isn’t working. I’m under Windows 10 17134.1130. I also noticed that windows defender is still running but both issues wasn’t there on previous version of your software, do I have to downgrade to 0.15 or ? Thanks in advance

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Which Edition? Home or Pro?

      Reply
  14. George

    A dark theme would be extra-cool on Winaero Tweaker :)

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It will involve a lot of work. I will consider adding it.

      Reply
  15. brian

    When using winaero tweaker 16.1 and changing the message font from 9 to 12, chrome and firefox does change the font size in the bookmark bar. It does not change the font size of the favorite bar in the “stable” versioin of Edge. Any idea why that is?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Because Edge doesn’t respect the legacy font options any more.

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      1. brian

        Well, that sucks! ;)

        any work-a-round?

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        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          I could not find a single one.

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