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Windows 7: Remove All Security Features from Windows 7

13 Sep 2011   #1
Bram van Kampen

WindowsXP-Windows7
 
 
Remove All Security Features from Windows 7

Hi.

How do I remove ALL Security Features, All warnings about missing Security Features, Firewalls, Anti Virus Software Etc from a Windows 7 System.

I am not interested at all in comments about the wisdom of doing so, Just in how to do it Selectively, to arrive at basic Windows 95 Security.

Regards,




Bram van Kampen


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13 Sep 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bram van Kampen View Post
Hi.

How do I remove ALL Security Features, All warnings about missing Security Features, Firewalls, Anti Virus Software Etc from a Windows 7 System.

I am not interested at all in comments about the wisdom of doing so, Just in how to do it Selectively, to arrive at basic Windows 95 Security.

Regards,




Bram van Kampen

Cant be done. Remove enough security and win 7 stops running
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14 Sep 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bram van Kampen View Post
to arrive at basic Windows 95 Security.
Install Windows 95.
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14 Sep 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

While Windows 7 may bark about each of those after a new install, simply ignoring them will make them go away. And sure if you bring up the security control panel you'll see a lot of red, but it doesn't keep popping up reminders after the first time.

Then lastly you turn off UAC which has tutorials all over creation for.

And though you may not be interested.. I will say that that is completely unnessary and er... un-smart. I've had virii detected on manufacturers driver disks. Your not safe even if you are not connected to the net.
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14 Sep 2011   #5
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Even with what fseal posted, you cannot get back to "basic Windows 95 security". Too many changes have been made under the hood. The OS code is not the same as Win95 and holes that have been discovered over the years have been patched.
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14 Sep 2011   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ah yeah, I didn't even touch on the file system and registry security scemes which are about 100 times as locked down as windows 95 Those you can't do much about wihtout disabling your entire system as Zigzag said...
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14 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bram van Kampen View Post
Hi.

How do I remove ALL Security Features, All warnings about missing Security Features, Firewalls, Anti Virus Software Etc from a Windows 7 System.

I am not interested at all in comments about the wisdom of doing so, Just in how to do it Selectively, to arrive at basic Windows 95 Security.

Regards,




Bram van Kampen
Not exactly the smartest move one can make.

If you want to try to get around the security features built-in to Win 7, then you are completely in the wrong place.
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14 Sep 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bram van Kampen View Post
to arrive at basic Windows 95 Security.
Install Windows 95.
That made me smile.
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14 Sep 2011   #9
Bram van Kampen

WindowsXP-Windows7
 
 

Hi,

Well, Thanks for the time everyone gave to respond. Maybe I should explain a bit further. I manufacture sets of terminals for the Laundry and Drycleaning industry. These units arrive to the customer as a pre-packaged unit, All nescessary drivers etc. are Pre-Installed. These units will never be asked to run any other Software than what we supply. Installing any un-approved software invalidates the Licence and theSupport Contract. USB Ports and CD-Drives are locked away. A Key is needed for Physical Access.
The Software we developed worked well under WIN95 and 98, but a number of clients, about 1% suffered an incident of Data Loss under Win95/98, over a year period. Over the 10 years till now of migrating to Windows XP we have had NO data Loss At All, despite an expanding Client Base. Migrating to Windows XP was no problem. Whatever security features there where, it was easy to turn them off.
They where never needed by us.

This is our 'Ideal' environment.

We do NOT want to go back to Win95/98.
I Also think it could tecnically be Illegal to install Windows98 on a machine shipped with Windows 7.

Now, Microsoft has stopped issuing licences for Windows XP, and we are all forced to migrate to Windows 7. This is frankly a HUGE overkill for what we do with a machine. Each machine spends 95% of the day displaying a single Dialog Box with a Button 'Next Customer', and checking every three minutes if anything in the database changed.

So, all the extended functionality that Windows 7 offers over Windows 95 (as distinct from it's stability) is much appreciated on the computer I am writing this message from, but totally Useless on our Product.

To set the Scene.:
Our system does not use the Registry At All, Instead it uses 'Ini' Files, stored in the same directory as the Executable These Files need on occasion to be Edited, either in Notepad, or by Software.

The System is implemented on a 'File Share' basis, on a 'Peer to Peer' Network.

Our System does not use the Windows Security System at all. Every terminal runs in Administrator Mode. The reason for this is Well Considered. All Users, in order to perform their tasks, MUST have Read Write Access to All Database Files. The issue is NOT Who has access to Which File, but rather, Who can perform What transaction, affecting multiple enties in multiple files, which our software resolves successfully.

Our Longer term goals try to avoid the change of the common User Interface aspects in any way or manner. What we change is things like Reporting Facilities, Data Stored in the Database, i.e. the To us Usefull Things.

Our clients may or may not be reasonable Computer literate. We try to train them to be at least Reasonable Computer Literate.

We Also train our Clients Staff. They are invariably Computer Illiterate. We train them to 'Do the Job'.

Then a Terminal breaks down somewhere. Sorry, MS Changed Their Software, we have to Re-Train your Staff, Things will work different on the New Terminal.

Understand my question now?




Bram
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14 Sep 2011   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Don't know where you are (country dependent) but have you looked into Windows 7 Starter or Home Basic? As a system integrator you can select the level of security and function during the install and these two are the most basic of Windows 7.

I'm not sure it would work but simply disabling the SAM process would disable most security features. I don't have a system to test it but it's the hub for security. I know it can be done in XP but I don't recall the processes at the moment.
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