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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #555 on: July 31, 2015, 01:32:26 PM »
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #556 on: July 31, 2015, 01:45:14 PM »
According to computeridee.nl Windows 10 uses your computer for updating computer(s) belonging to other people.
Kind of peer to peer network. Standard set on, can be set off.
Has this issue been discussed here?

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #557 on: July 31, 2015, 02:56:59 PM »
According to computeridee.nl Windows 10 uses your computer for updating computer(s) belonging to other people.
Kind of peer to peer network. Standard set on, can be set off.
Has this issue been discussed here?

Kind regards, Hermie
This should help:
Secure sharing of updates with others:
Go to All Settings > Update & Security







Hope that helps. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #558 on: July 31, 2015, 03:34:44 PM »
@Bob3160 thank you, your advice surely helps!

Kind regards, Hermie

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #559 on: July 31, 2015, 05:11:13 PM »
Be warned, any Add-On GPU's are a thorough pain in the (blank) to install drivers for. 5 restarts later, and a million downloads, and I have my 760 running the 3 monitors it's supposed to.

Anyone find Boot times to be very slow?
Yes to the slow boot times. It was much faster in Windows 8.1 (Which many didn't like  :'(  )
My boot time is only very slightly slower than it was in 8.1. Only a few seconds.  It was very much slower ( a full minute more) until I took the following steps. First, I ran the registry cleaning part of CCleaner which removed over 90 invalid entries. Then I analyzed the disk with Puran Defrag and found it badly fragmented with the registry fragmented into 27 pieces. I did a boot time defrag and optimized directories. Then when the system came back up, I did another defrag and ran the PIOZR optimizer in Puran defrag. After that, like I said, boot time is back almost equal to what it was in 8.1. I'm going to run the Auslogics Registry Cleaner now which is much more thorough and should speed things up a little more.

Thank God for these third party programs.

I will have to give this a shot. My boot time is in the minutes after BIOS loads.

Hmm, CCleaner certainly improved things Down to 107.9s... Or ~1m 45s. Still really long for a 7200RPM Hard drive, 16GB of RAM and an Intel core i7 3770..

Time for a Defrag.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #560 on: July 31, 2015, 06:07:45 PM »
Have you run Windows disc clean up as administrator for a full clean up? that will delete a lot more if you haven't.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #561 on: July 31, 2015, 06:43:22 PM »
If you upgraded then I would recommend that you run Xboot to clean the start.  I did that as my initial boots were 4 minute... Now 40 seconds from power on :)

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #562 on: July 31, 2015, 07:10:18 PM »
If you upgraded then I would recommend that you run Xboot to clean the start.  I did that as my initial boots were 4 minute... Now 40 seconds from power on :)

How exactly does Xboot work Martin? :)

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #563 on: July 31, 2015, 07:11:41 PM »
I'm back on windows 8.1 guys because of sightly overheating issues :(

windows update is trying to download windows 10 again... How do i stop it
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #564 on: July 31, 2015, 07:26:14 PM »
Here you go ...  After the upgrade and because there are so many files to shift around the second run (where defrag kicks in) can take up to an hour

Download the SDK web installer from here
Run the installer and select the following:

Leave the location to default


Windows Performance Toolkit 


You must reboot on completion of the install

After reboot set aside about 30 minutes when you will not need the computer

When ready start an elevated command prompt :

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator

Then copy and paste the following command into the black box :

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot



Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. With a two minute pause before the tool runs after the desktop loads
After the second reboot the MS defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster
The last Reboots are training of readyBoot. After the training is finished, you'll notice a huge improvement in startup.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #565 on: July 31, 2015, 07:26:53 PM »


Microsoft has a well-hidden troubleshooter package, KB3073930,
which allows you to hide or block Windows Updates and, crucially, driver updates.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #566 on: July 31, 2015, 08:24:43 PM »
Here you go ...  After the upgrade and because there are so many files to shift around the second run (where defrag kicks in) can take up to an hour

Download the SDK web installer from here
Run the installer and select the following:

Leave the location to default


Windows Performance Toolkit 


You must reboot on completion of the install

After reboot set aside about 30 minutes when you will not need the computer

When ready start an elevated command prompt :

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator

Then copy and paste the following command into the black box :

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot



Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. With a two minute pause before the tool runs after the desktop loads
After the second reboot the MS defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster
The last Reboots are training of readyBoot. After the training is finished, you'll notice a huge improvement in startup.

I will give this a shot also.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #567 on: July 31, 2015, 08:49:14 PM »
As a SATA III SSD boot disk, the windows SDK tool would not be recommended. 

No need for defragmentation, so need for this specific tool, correct?
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #568 on: July 31, 2015, 09:01:42 PM »
Using an SSD would be problematical, the defragment is actually where various drivers and services are shifted to the front of the drive now with SSD that makes no difference as there is in effect no front :)

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #569 on: July 31, 2015, 09:13:45 PM »
Not to mention impact of more bytes of data being written as defragmentation is being run and consequent garbage collection, thus shortening the potential life of the SSD drive, not that much in this case, but repeated use of defrag would cause issues.

Really, the optimum solution to slower boot times is to never upgrade a system.  Best to do a clean install.

SSD here is 15% fragmented and runs fine.  As you say, there is no front end.
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