• usmule

    usmule

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    • in reply to: Win 10 is running very slow #2212500

      There COULD be any number of Hardware reasons … and there are others as well.

      One suggestion I would make — if you DON’T find a hardware issue — is Malware.

      There are MANY resources online … but 1 I have used for years WITHOUT trashing your installation of Windows — is Malware Removal… just Google those 2 words.

      It is completely FREE — and expert in their service.

      They TRAIN malware removal experts.

      You do need an account — also free .

      Some bugs can be removed by Software — and that’s fine– but EVEN if the software is good … they can still leave behind bits of code that can cause trouble on their own.

      RUN your favorite scanner if you want– then afterwards –these guys will check through your system via their specialized tools — and remove ALL the leftovers.

       

      Just my 2 -cents worth .

    • in reply to: Disabling Windows 10 Telemetry #2084398

      I use Winaero Tweaker … it allows many default behaviors to be changed in Windows 10– and it is free. Donations are accepted–  but not required. Used it for years without any issues. Shut off telemetry / customize nearly everything. There are even links from the program that explain exactly how each ‘Tweak’ works.

      https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1796

       

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    • in reply to: Unable to get online – latest Windows10 (Aug 2018) #210002

      One of my customers just got a batch of new Windows 10 PCs, and so yesterday I tried to set two of them up for use. My first step is to power on and let the machine download and install any available Windows updates. (I know, I know…my boss wants me to do it, and in fact he wanted Windows 10 on all machines; so I don’t have a choice here.) Anyway, the first one downloaded and installed all available updates; the 2nd one, however, couldn’t get online — the Ethernet adapter or some other issue. Then the first one quit getting online — same error. I hooked up a 3rd PC, same issue. This didn’t happen on the batch I set up a couple of weeks ago. These are Dell OptiPlex 3060 Small Form Factor. Anyone heard of an issue like this with the very latest batch of Windows 10 updates? If I can’t solve this, I plan to do a clean install of an earlier version of Windows10, say, 1709. They have at least two computers on 1709, and neither of them have any problems whatsoever.

      Woody has a Windows DefCon Tab for just this type of problem. It is currently Defensive Condition 1 — meaning ” patches are causing havoc– do not install”– just subscribe to that tab. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    • in reply to: Your device recently got the latest… #209766

      The only updates that I recall authorizing in the recent past were virus definitions, one update to windows defender itself, an adobe flash update and the monthly windows malware search and removal scan. A servicing stack update may have sneaked into the mix if I was distracted, but I usually look up each available KB when running wushowhide. It would be unlikely that I made the same mistake on all three computers unless the KB article failed to mention some operation that would have caused me to block it. By default, all updates I install are at least 30 days old as they do not appear as available until that time.

       

      The thing i like about that app I use– is that all these settings are in ONE place– and can be monitored more easily. That’s why I use it. You can change stack settings with a couple of clicks. Just a suggestion, of course. You can Shut update down period– if you want to. Trouble is– then that starts to be a security-concern for other software. They need to be watched– because the updates often change all those settings BACK– so YOU can be watched.

    • in reply to: Your device recently got the latest… #209740

      I use an app on MY windows 10 PC called WinAero Tweaker. You can control /reset a LOT of the settings –even disable Automatic updates. It is free –and effective. There IS a learning-curve– but if you want to easily stop a lot of MicroSuck’s nonsense you CAN. It just takes some reading. Donations to the developer are allowed–but not REQUIRED. I just got an update that changed all my careful settings BACK– so I put a folder on my DESKTOP– that I named Microsoft Sneaky Downloads( ALL Caps LOL)–and that’s where all Edge’s BACKGROUND downloads will go from now on. I will check it daily. I am getting really sick of MS ‘s c**p. I use Firefox –and DuckDuckGo ONLY –for searches. Have for years now. Google is in cahoots with everybody– and owns half the internet.

       

      I must have broken a rule… oops. I will do some more reading. Sorry mods.

    • in reply to: Your device recently got the latest… #209729

      I use an app on MY windows 10 PC called WinAero Tweaker. You can control /reset a LOT of the settings –even disable Automatic updates. It is free –and effective. There IS a learning-curve– but if you want to easily stop a lot of MicroSuck’s nonsense you CAN. It just takes some reading.  Donations to the developer are allowed–but not REQUIRED. I just got an update that changed all my careful settings BACK– so I put a folder on my DESKTOP– that I named Microsoft Sneaky Downloads( ALL Caps LOL)–and that’s where all Edge’s BACKGROUND downloads will go from now on. I will check it daily.  I am getting really sick of MS ‘s c**p.

      I use Firefox –and DuckDuckGo ONLY –for searches. Have for years now. Google is in cahoots with everybody– and owns half the internet.

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