What is itIsWin11
It is an open source and free unofficial customization tool, which is responsible for bringing together a large number of Windows 11 configurations. Therefore it is an all-in-one application, which allows us to accomplish tasks Optimization, adjustment and configuration of operating systems,
Its width is such that for many it is considered the real PowerToys for Windows 11. It has a large number of options that allow us to change settings, install and uninstall applications, among other tasks that we can perform at the same time. Whether we want to use the dark theme in apps or disable Snap Assist, we can do it all in a matter of seconds with this app.
This handy tool has the following included components:
- get started:Tools starts with a useful introduction to what we can find in Windows 11. This component extends Microsoft’s Get Started app.
- Open Tweaks: Allows us to customize the dark mode of the system user interface. It is responsible for replacing the Microsoft PowerToys TweakUI (which was available from Windows 95 to Windows XP), which is no longer integrated into the PowerToys that Microsoft relaunched from Windows 10.
- Pump App: From here it is possible to remove unwanted features and apps from Windows 11, such as camera and alarm apps, and other pre-installed apps that are useless.
- package Windows, intended for administrators, allows us to create our own custom installation packages.
- PowerUI Allows us to implement automation capabilities based on PowerShell and Community Scripts.
- extension This includes what allows us to make individual adjustments.
ThisIsWin11 is an application that is characterized by being free and open source, created by the community to improve the configuration options of Windows 11, so we are not dealing with an official Microsoft tool. So we can download it from its repository on GitHub at no cost. It is a 100% portable program, so it does not require installation and can be run from an external storage device such as a hard drive, flash drive or memory card.
We only need to download the file TIW11.zip on our computer and unzip it afterwards. This will create a new folder where all your files will be saved, so we just have to execute ThisIsWin11.exe to launch the program. It is convenient to remember that this application is only compatible with Windows 11, so it cannot be used in Windows 10.
It is likely that when we run it for the first time, we will get a warning of smart screen Microsoft Defender prevents it from starting because it is considered unknown. Despite this, it is a secure application, so we click on More information and then Run anyway to start normally from this moment.
How to Use Customize Windows 11
Once we start the application we find its main menu, with the interface completely in English and without the possibility to change the language to Spanish. The first thing we’re going to find is a welcome message explaining that we have two options to configure everything to our liking. Using the Next and Previous buttons to go either forward or backward, as well as using the modules we can find in its left navigation panel.
We can start customizing Windows 11 with OpenTweaks from where we can preview the changes that can be implemented. On the right we will find the current version of Windows 11 that we are using. From there, the various categories appear as a tree that we can unfold. For example, we’ll find Settings, Personalization, System, Windows Update, Privacy, Application permissions, etc.
from the section of Adjustment We can always create a restore point, which is a great way to back up in case something goes wrong. If we click the Check button, the program will do a quick check of our system configuration and see a preview of the changes that can be applied. The results will appear in the panel on the right.
After that, all the check boxes marked to be enabled will appear. Depending on the given option, you can also disable a setting. After making your selection, click on the button. fix issues to carry out the changes. At any time we can revert them back to the initial configuration by pressing the Restore Defaults button.
From this section we will be able to terminate applications with PumpedApp. This tool helps us to remove pre-installed apps from Windows 11. here it is called recycle Bin (recycle Bin). To delete an application, we need to select it and move it to the Recycle Bin. For that, select an application package that you want to remove and click on Move Selected button. We can also move all applications by clicking on move all button.
After adding an app to the Recycle Bin, we can restore it from there. For that, select the app on your right side and click on the button restore selected. If we want to restore all the applications we transferred, click on restore all,
Next, we get a third tab called Packages, from where it will be possible to Install some commonly used applications, To use this function, it will be necessary to mark all checkboxes or only those applications that we need. Once this is done, we click on the Create Package button. Afterwards, click on the Run Installer button to start the application.
last but least tab is called self drive, and as its name suggests, it helps us to execute commands in automation. We can run powershell scripts such as enabling apps in dark mode, installing apps, deleting apps, reinstalling all built-in apps, deleting OneDrive, etc. In addition, we get a button to access the script editor.
Windows 11 configuring options
If we are looking for an application that helps us configure and optimize our experience with Windows 11, we can choose to try one of the following tools:
PowerToys: They are free and open source tools developed by Microsoft, with which we will have new functionalities for optimizing its workflows while making the most of Windows shell.
Explorer Patcher: aims to improve our work environment and make it more productive by reinstalling Windows Taskbar and Windows 10 File Explorer.
Winero Tweaker: We are talking about a free Windows customization and adjustment tool that will allow us to modify the hidden configuration of the operating system.