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Tips to improve PC performance in Windows 10

By holdum323 · 16 replies
Jan 11, 2018
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  1. Hi TS members. I'm sure most of you are aware of these things, but I'm posting this for a few members they may not be. MS sent this as email. Thought I would share it and wait for more comments about how horrible of a member I'm here on TS:D OH well? Here you go.Enjoy!
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...annews_productivity_mod1-tip1-performance-cta
    Here's another helpful link! Some things you may or may not know about Windows Defender!
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...n_jannews_productivity_mod2-tip1-defender-cta
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

  3. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,191   +1,358

    The highlighted BITS in the display is not unique to Win/10. It's at least present back to Win/7.

    The Find & Fix xxx certainly are new
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    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,191   +1,358

    Hmm; Topic title is Performance - - yet you post Recovery info?
     
  7. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi I might post several things about W10 on this thread; if I think it's helpful for Windows 10 users, I'll post it here.
    Where's the harm in that? I feel like I have a very good understanding of the W10 OS, and I want to share and pass forward things I have learned. Thanks for your reply!
    PS If you have a better title for this thread,(y) I'm willing to hear it. Maybe staff could change it.:D It's the best I could come up with!
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  8. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Here's another tip. W10 has a feature called Advanced Startup Options, which was also on W8. It's a good place to start if you're having problems.
    There are several ways to get to this feature. https://pureinfotech.com/access-adv...hoot-fix-pc/#advanced_startup_windows10_setup
    Here's one that I really like!
    1. Start your computer and follow the POST, when Windows should begin loading, press the power button to shutdown your computer.

    2. Repeat the previous step twice, and in the third restart the operating system should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), where a number of diagnostics will be performed to try fix any booting issues, but you will also get an option to access the Windows Startup Settings.
    After you get into this mode, you'll find several options you can try, to fix issues you may have. Here's a link by HTG that explains this much better then I ever could. IMHO W10 will only get better. Enjoy. PS If you have some thing to add to this thread, please do do.;)
    If you're a W10 hater, please use a different thread to post your opinions.
    Thank you!
    https://www.howtogeek.com/131916/ho...artup-options-to-fix-your-windows-8-computer/
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,191   +1,358

    You're making hard on yourself IMO for others stay on the topic with this mixed bag of goodies. I might also suggest you stop using the word hate as IMO you're picking a fight where there is none. Anyhow, ... I was looking forward to Performance Tips as stated. Oh well, you take the lead and I'll just follow along hoping to learn something new. Best wishes.
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,252   +538

    No real harm but when the posts within the thread don't match the title it makes it harder for viewers to find the information. Note the "Similar Topics" list at the bottom of some threads is sorted by key words in thread titles. Just an FYI.
     
  11. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Thanks for your reply. I don't see any confusion on this thread. It's all about W10. I'm trying to cover all the topics and pass forward things I have learned. If you have a question, please ask and I'll try to answer. My posts speak for themselves and I try not to make them confusing. When I think of some thing, I post it here on this thread. Change the title to " All things that might help you running and maintaining W10" What ever you think! Why can't this thread multitask?
    PS As far as hate goes @jobeard There is plenty of that here on TS and that makes me very sad. There is plenty of that going on in our world. If you have some thing you want to share about W10, here's a good place to do that. Just thought of another thing I want to add to this thread.;)
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,252   +538

    I didn't say anything about confusion. I was just trying to explain something.
     
  13. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi W10 has a great live CD's (System Repair) that you can use when your PC fails to boot W10. Also a recovery flash drive that you might need to have in your desk drawer. My friend HTG has a great link about these tools and how use them.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/131907/ho...ery-drive-or-system-repair-disc-in-windows-8/
    PS I also advise to create a media creation tool which can be used to recover and repair W10. Here's link!
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
    Here's a link where you can find the window ISO files. Enjoy! Please add your helpful W10 posts. I'm always ready to learn new things. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-create-installation-media
     
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    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi friend. You're cool and you are appreciated.(y) I do listen to you, even though you might not think so. I understand what you're saying. W10 is my thing and I feel like I'm very qualified to post things about it. Rather then making 10 threads, I'm trying to condense it to one. I don't see a problem with that. I would be pleased if a TS member wanting to learn about W10 read this whole thread, but I'm realistic and realize that ain't going to happen. My interest is the same as a couple more members here on TS. That's to help TS members with PC issues. Especially W10
     
  15. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/5-ways-to-install-windows-10-updates.241343/ Hi I have found 5 ways to deal with W10 updates. I hope you find this post useful. I created the above thread here on TS about this, but no one found it helpful. Maybe you will;) I thought I would add it here on this thread. I'm thinking I have covered every thing I wanted to in this thread. If you have more tips to add, please do so.
    I have found 5 ways to install W10 updates. Here's my thread.
    1) The preferred way is the automatic update method, but that doesn't always work.
    2) You can go to setting and click on Update and Security. Then click on "Check for updates
    3) You can go here and click on "Update now". This will give you the update assistant tool.
    4) You can also create a media creation tool and give it a try. This is a great tool to have in your desk drawer. It will help you repair and reinstall Windows when issues come up at a latter time.
    5) If all the above methods fail you can use the Windows update Catalog to install the updates manually. You should make sure that your computer is compatible and can run W10.
    Finally you can also do a clean install, which is the best install of W10 that you will ever get.
    PS. Check here to see if your PC can run W10. Here's a good link for getting your PC ready for the updates. I hope this helps someone to successfully install W10 updates.
    Here's a link to check if your PC is freezing or locking up when installing the updates
    Good luck. I hope you are successful with the updates. They are very important.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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  16. That's why I installed 10 Pro when it was free.
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    I read all the suggestions here about making it run better & found I had already implemented them.
    Good suggestions. :)
     
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    holdum323 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Thanks for your reply @DavidBailey You are appreciated my friend. Here's the link to the Windows 10 Update assistant. The one you show in your screen shot. Yes if you created a image with Macrium Reflect, you will also be able to use that image to install W10 when you get ready, and you will saved yourself some $$$. You may have some W10 updates to install, but you will have the W10 OS for free.;) You are very wise!(y)
    Here's link to W10 Update Assistant. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3159635/windows-10-update-assistant
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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