Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1 is here with 2 fixes and 1 new feature

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Hello Tweaker users, here is a quick update to the previously released version 0.17. Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1 resolves the hanging 'Export Specific Firewall Rules' page issue, fixes a bug in the 'Disable Windows Update' option for Windows 10 Home users, and, also comes with a new feature that users request a lot from me in the last few days.

Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1 comes with the following changes.

Export Specific Firewall Rules

I have figured out why this page was hanging for many users. The issue is resolved now, the page opens quickly. Thanks to my friend Milan for his time and assistance!

Disable Windows Update

A number of users have reported that the newer algorithm fails to disable updates in Home editions of Windows 10. In version 0.17.1, I am using the legacy method for Home editions, and the newer one for Pro editions, so everything should work now as expected.

New feature - User Auto Logon Checkbox for Windows 10 version 2004

A new option, 'Enable User Auto Logon Checkbox', can be found under 'Boot & Logon'. It does the simple trick - enables the missing 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this PC ' checkbox.

The new option makes the checkbox appear for both Microsoft and local accounts.

Thanks a lot to our reader 'Jardos' who contributed the solution!

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

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

32 thoughts on “Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1 is here with 2 fixes and 1 new feature”

  1. Thank you Sergey for making this tool and keeping it updated over the years. It’s very helpful and I use it at least once on every new computer/OS installation.

  2. Hey, love the app. Latest version gives me the following trojan hit on Windows Security:

    Threat detected: Trojan:Win32/Bearfoos.A!ml
    Alert level: Severe
    Category: Trojan
    containerfile: C:\Users\xxxxx\Downloads\
    file: C:\Users\xxxxx\Downloads\>WinaeroTweaker-

    Just checked and I have the latest definitions update. Hope you can get this sorted.


  3. I am no longer receiving that Trojan warning. Perhaps a new definition file did the trick.

    Thanks for looking into it.

  4. Hi, I would like to inquire if Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1 is OK to use after I did a Windows 10 update to version 2004, OS Build: 19041.264. Thank you for your work :)

  5. Hello i have 20 identical computers with windows 10 pro 1909 and the latest version of tweaker fails to disable windows update :( anything i can try ?

  6. Hi,

    I just upgraded from 1903 to Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18363.900 (1909/November 2019 Update). Confirmed by winver.

    The version number Winaero places on my desktop is Windows 10 pro build 18362-19h1_release 190318-1202

    1. it is not Winaero places, it is Windows 10 draws the text.
      This is how 1909 displays its desktop version. It is a known issue with 1909, not a bug in Winaero Tweaker.

  7. Thanx for very usefull app!

    May be it’s better to make an option to start all tweaks like “sfc /scannow ” or “dism …” from inside of Winaero Tweaker itself, or at least to add it to one common menu, for example “Winaero Tweaks”?

  8. Версия программы: Winaero Tweaker 0.17.(1)
    В этой версии появился инструмент для запуска программ с правами TrustedIstaller. Я протестировал эту возможность и столкнулся со следующей “проблемой”: программы запускаются вместо учётной записи TrustedIstaller с правами системы (NT AUTHORITY\СИСТЕМА) – эта ошибка или задел на будущее? Тестировал в нескольких системах – результат один и тот же.

      1. А можно поподробнее: насколько я знаю, TrustedInstaller и NT AUTHORITY\СИСТЕМА – это разные учётные записи.

  9. Malwarebytes recently detected winaero and its shortcuts as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Product) I’m sure that this is a false alarm, can you look into how this happened? Also thanks for creating this amazing program.

  10. I’ve just enabled case sensitivity for my Windows 10 laptop when suddenly I Disabled all Case Sensitivity and When I double click, or press enter to any folder, I always got this message


    Interface is not registered!

    Please help me with this! i can’t even disable Case Sensitivity to all folder, even in C:\ Drive!

  11. Still my goto app for disabling Defender. Defender is utterly useless if you ask me and slows down every pc it’s installed on.

  12. These tips will help u in developing better programs…

    1.Think completely and that too at once and work,as for e.g little thinking causes mistakes.

    2.If u add a new feature or update an existing feature think of all the ways of how it can be improved

    3.Increase patience, this makes even difficult work easier to do.

    4.Avoid laziness in work

    5.Do important work first

    Memorize the 3rd and 4th

    With respect hari

  13. Winaero Tweaker 0.17.1
    Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build: 19041.572)
    I get no response to “Check for updates” or “About” from the Help option. Other menu options appear to be working and when the latest Windows 10 Update put shortcut arrows back on my desktop icons, Winaero Tweaker took them off when I selected that option again. Those options did work before but I think they stopped with 0.17 version.
    Thanks for the excellent product.

  14. There is a significant feature missing for Win 7 or higher and this is :
    How to increase font size on the Welcome/Login screen.

    There is a known Reg edit process that worked for me too.
    Go to
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
    Add a LogPixels DWORD value, and set it to 96 hexadecimal.

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