Disabling / Hiding OneDrive in Windows 10

Microsoft have baked OneDrive into Windows 10, a terrible business practice to try and drag all of our information into their cloud!

If you want to use a working cloud backup solution – like dropbox or box. You probably dont want the BETA (I will call OneDrive beta until it accepts the same character set as NTFS for filenames, like every other cloud solution!) OneDrive in your way.

Heres how to hide it in Windows 10 :

  • Open gpedit.msc
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.
  • Change the setting “Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage” to Enabled
  • Go to File Explorer and click the OneDrive node in the left pane tree once and it should dissapear (no need to even reboot!)

Enable .NET 3.5 In Windows 10 With Powershell

Depending on how you installed Windows 10, in order to enable .NET 3.5 features you may need to use an alternative source location. (The ‘sources’ folder from a W10 ISO file)

Run Powershell as Admin
Run the following command (replacing the path with the path to your extracted or mounted ISO):

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Path "D:\ISO\Windows\Desktop\Windows 10 Ent\SW_DVD5_WIN_ENT_10_64BIT_English_MLF_X20-26061\sources" -FeatureName NetFX3



I had an issue running this command today, and had to use dism instead to install the feature :

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /all /source:E:\sources\sxs


Disable Anti-Virus on W10 to Enabled Hyper-V

Today I wanted to enable Hyper-V on my home desktop but I encountered during the process…


I thought it might be an issue with Windows Update, or an issue with missing source files, luckily it wasnt!

All I needed to do was disabled by Anti-Virus (Avast) in order to enabled Hyper-V.