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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #570 on: July 31, 2015, 11:56:19 PM »
Back to firefox browser as default browser in Windows 10, hw to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #571 on: August 01, 2015, 12:14:33 AM »
Boot up times are improving.. For some reason. The Disk Defrag failed 5 times though...
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #572 on: August 01, 2015, 12:39:10 AM »
Boot up times are improving.. For some reason. The Disk Defrag failed 5 times though...
Get Puran, it's much better than the built in tool.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #573 on: August 01, 2015, 01:57:12 AM »
Boot up times are improving.. For some reason. The Disk Defrag failed 5 times though...
Get Puran, it's much better than the built in tool.

I'm slightly reluctant... The Puran Website, appears to be made in a rush. Firefox is flagging the download..

MBAM https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/104926-puran-defrag/
VT Gave an All Clean + Most likely harmless tag.. Has 2 down votes. I'll give it a shot though. Worst comes to worse, I reinstall. Wouldn't hurt me any :-).

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #574 on: August 01, 2015, 02:27:55 AM »
Back to firefox browser as default browser in Windows 10, hw to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-change-your-default-browser-windows-10

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #575 on: August 01, 2015, 12:30:28 PM »
With xboot you must use windows defrag as that programme talks to xboot about where to place drivers. puran does not

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #576 on: August 01, 2015, 01:26:38 PM »
Get Puran, it's much better than the built in tool.
Puran isn't for Win10 as of yet, the installer is only recommended for XP - Vista - Win7 - Win8.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #577 on: August 01, 2015, 02:06:14 PM »

Use the SDK optimization method outlined by essexboy. It works.There really isn't any need to add external programs when the function is already part of the Operating System.
Right clicking on your hard drive brings up the following menu:





Maintenance by default happens weekly.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #578 on: August 01, 2015, 02:51:02 PM »
Hi folks,

What are the developments for profound adblocking in Windows 10 and what to do as Modern IE doesn't allow extensions (and I presume Modern Edge won't either, only Desktop Edge), at best it would be akin to ABP for Android, without the intimate access to browser APIs that makes the ABP extensions work acceptably, and unlike on Android, we wouldn't even be able to take the tack of making a custom browser shell that blocks ads, because (IIRC) Microsoft doesn't allow that sort of thing. Could be MS is to follow Google and ban ABP, uBlock etc. sompletely when they feel they can do that and get away with it. Just like as they stopped browser choice as European regulators no longer demanded this. Big US firms always liked risk management better than abiding by the rules, if you grasp what I mean to say.

I do not want to contact malvertisers on my computer and this is the only reason to block ads for me and by making it so hard to block trageted ads Windows 10 is putting this user at risk.

I can see they want to do this in the default settings as it is their business model and it is why they promote this OS for free. But it should have been much more user friendly if they would have provided for a way to block these ads. Going the Google way drives more and more of the aware and advanced  users into the arms of open software and linux.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #579 on: August 01, 2015, 02:52:14 PM »

Use the SDK optimization method outlined by essexboy. It works.There really isn't any need to add external programs when the function is already part of the Operating System.
Right clicking on your hard drive brings up the following menu:





Maintenance by default happens weekly.

Defrag hung at 10% all night long. Stopped and restarted, No effects.

On the other side. Puran, detected 73 Reg fragments, 3 MFT Fragments, maybe more... It hung at 23% "Filling in". Restart and booted the system. Wiped, and reinstalling 8.1 :/

Windows 10 Installer gave me the "All clear". However, given that the first "Trial run" failed, and the second, public version has failed; I'm going to assume 10 is out of the question.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #580 on: August 01, 2015, 04:42:27 PM »
Quote from reply #565

Bob pointed out this...

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

See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #581 on: August 01, 2015, 05:16:04 PM »
Hi folks,

What are the developments for profound adblocking in Windows 10 and what to do as Modern IE doesn't allow extensions (and I presume Modern Edge won't either, only Desktop Edge), at best it would be akin to ABP for Android, without the intimate access to browser APIs that makes the ABP extensions work acceptably, and unlike on Android, we wouldn't even be able to take the tack of making a custom browser shell that blocks ads, because (IIRC) Microsoft doesn't allow that sort of thing. Could be MS is to follow Google and ban ABP, uBlock etc. sompletely when they feel they can do that and get away with it. Just like as they stopped browser choice as European regulators no longer demanded this. Big US firms always liked risk management better than abiding by the rules, if you grasp what I mean to say.

I do not want to contact malvertisers on my computer and this is the only reason to block ads for me and by making it so hard to block trageted ads Windows 10 is putting this user at risk.

I can see they want to do this in the default settings as it is their business model and it is why they promote this OS for free. But it should have been much more user friendly if they would have provided for a way to block these ads. Going the Google way drives more and more of the aware and advanced  users into the arms of open software and linux.

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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #582 on: August 01, 2015, 05:31:26 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

It may be downloading. It's up to you as to whether or not to install Win10.

I took me 6 hours and several attempts before I could get Win10 up and running.
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #583 on: August 01, 2015, 05:56:15 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

It may be downloading. It's up to you as to whether or not to install Win10.

I took me 6 hours and several attempts before I could get Win10 up and running.
I've now done this update procedure on 12 different computer of all ages and variations.
The best advice I can offer is to be very patient after the first time the system boots into Windows 10.
There's a lot going on in the background and if you aren't patient, nothing responds as it should.
Next run the SDK speedup and you'll wind up with a well oiled computer. :)
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Re: Windows 10 - Everything you Need and Want to Know
« Reply #584 on: August 01, 2015, 05:56:27 PM »
With xboot you must use windows defrag as that programme talks to xboot about where to place drivers. puran does not

That's great information, thanks Essexboy that was my next question.

 I have in the past used Puran on other OS's and it always seemed to me that Windows Defrag put things in one place and Puran would put them somewhere else with no significant speed up other then on Windows XP
In W10 I'll stay with Windows Defrag, just saying :-)
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