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    I found the information shown below on another forum. I followed all the steps except installing the stuff from classicshell.net. I cannot believe how much faster my new laptop is when compared to before. My new laptop was ordered with 16GB of RAM, my old laptop came with 8GB of ram so I assumed that my new laptop would be twice as fast. In fact it was slower performing overall. After I did what was posted it's now much faster. I am a happy laptop user now.

    "Do you hate Windows 10?

    The main thing that makes it slow is that it reports back to Microsoft almost constantly. Here is how to turn all that off and speed it up by quite a bit:

    Click on the windows icon on the bottom left of the screen.

    Click on Settings, then Privacy. Turn everything on that screen off.

    In the search bar in Privacy Settings, type in Cortana.

    Turn everything off in the Cortana settings.

    Go back to the main Settings screen.

    Type Apps in the search bar.

    In the Apps page click Choose which apps can run in background.

    Turn them all off.

    Enjoy your much faster computer.

    And to make all this easier to do and get back the look and feel of Windows 7, download and install classicshell.net

    It is free and makes life with a 10 computer much less frustrating..."

    I know it's always scary to do stuff to your computer but so far and it's been a couple of days since I did it I feel that it works as stated.
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

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    "RGrew176" post=805582 wrote:
    I found the information shown below on another forum. I followed all the steps except installing the stuff from classicshell.net. I cannot believe how much faster my new laptop is when compared to before. My new laptop was ordered with 16GB of RAM, my old laptop came with 8GB of ram so I assumed that my new laptop would be twice as fast. In fact it was slower performing overall. After I did what was posted it's now much faster. I am a happy laptop user now.

    "Do you hate Windows 10?

    The main thing that makes it slow is that it reports back to Microsoft almost constantly. Here is how to turn all that off and speed it up by quite a bit:

    Click on the windows icon on the bottom left of the screen.

    Click on Settings, then Privacy. Turn everything on that screen off.

    In the search bar in Privacy Settings, type in Cortana.

    Turn everything off in the Cortana settings.

    Go back to the main Settings screen.

    Type Apps in the search bar.

    In the Apps page click Choose which apps can run in background.

    Turn them all off.

    Enjoy your much faster computer.

    And to make all this easier to do and get back the look and feel of Windows 7, download and install classicshell.net

    It is free and makes life with a 10 computer much less frustrating..."

    I know it's always scary to do stuff to your computer but so far and it's been a couple of days since I did it I feel that it works as stated.
    I'm on a Mac design station, so this does me little good. However, Wifey is on a PC for 8 hours at work, and spends many evenings on hers at home. I sent her this information right after you posted it. Only last night did she get a chance to try it, which she did just before she came to bed.

    She just logged onto her computer to read the morning KomoNews.com page, and I heard a, "Wow!" Apparently, it typically takes between 45 seconds to a minute to come up, but she says it was up in mere seconds!

    So, she asked me to give you a big man hug, ......but I hope you will be satisfied with a sincere thank you from her, and a ^5 from me.
    "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
    MMSI: 367637220
    HAM: KE7TTR
    TDI tech diver
    BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
    Kevin

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      #3
      Good tips Rick.

      Most don't realize that "cool Windows 10 Experience" comes at a price
      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

      iBoatNW

      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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        #4
        I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
        2003 Bayliner 245
        2007 Sedona F21

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          #5
          After seeing others frustrated with win 8, I never did try it.

          I've since done to Win10, and have been happy with it.

          I do have a bunch of it's 'helpful' internet bandwidth consuming features turned off, but not as many as in the original post.

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            #6
            "Douggy" post=806386 wrote:
            I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
            Just curious, why? Still on Win7?
            Bob
            "Easy Living"
            2007 Discovery 246, 5.0L MPI, CC, B3
            Boating on the Rappahannock River, Virginia

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              #7
              "BobS" post=806398 wrote:
              "Douggy" post=806386 wrote:
              I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
              Just curious, why? Still on Win7?
              Major privacy issues with windows 10.

              I still use win7 and I use vpn and other methods to protect my privacy.
              2003 Bayliner 245
              2007 Sedona F21

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                #8
                "Douggy" post=806386 wrote:
                I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
                That's just silly...
                Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

                iBoatNW

                1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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                  #9
                  Microsoft makes a lot of money using your information, so does GOOGLE to a large extent.

                  I use windows 7, ever wonder why windows 10 was free for so long?
                  Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                  Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                  Twin 350 GM power
                  Located in Seward, AK
                  Retired marine surveyor

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                    #10
                    "SomeSailor" post=806407 wrote:
                    "Douggy" post=806386 wrote:
                    I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
                    That's just silly...
                    I've been called worse :whistle:

                    There are many articles written on the windows 10 privacy issues. Win7 works just fine for me so why would I switch to a new os with known privacy and other issues.
                    2003 Bayliner 245
                    2007 Sedona F21

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                      #11
                      "Douggy" post=806412 wrote:
                      Win7 works just fine for me so why would I switch to a new os with known privacy and other issues.
                      I work in cyber security and could list off a handful that should cause ya concern, but just the fact that you're running an OS that's been deprecated for two years now gives me reason to believe you're not as well informed as you'd appear.

                      Windows 10 is incredibly secure, and stable. Much more so than previous iterations.
                      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

                      iBoatNW

                      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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                        #12
                        Keep in mind that when you do updates on your computer, some of the settings can get reset to default values. These are really good steps, but you may have to review them periodically to make sure they are still set to your liking.
                        2001 Bayliner Ciera 2455 5.7 Merc MPI, Bravo 3
                        2009 Subaru WRX STI
                        2017 stick with a nail on the end of it


                        Victoria, BC

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                          #13
                          "SomeSailor" post=806451 wrote:
                          "Douggy" post=806412 wrote:
                          Win7 works just fine for me so why would I switch to a new os with known privacy and other issues.
                          I work in cyber security and could list off a handful that should cause ya concern, but just the fact that you're running an OS that's been deprecated for two years now gives me reason to believe you're not as well informed as you'd appear.

                          Windows 10 is incredibly secure, and stable. Much more so than previous iterations.
                          Privacy issues and cyber security are two different issues. Try researching windows 10 privacy issues and you might see what I'm talking about.
                          2003 Bayliner 245
                          2007 Sedona F21

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                            #14
                            "Douggy" post=806386 wrote:
                            I would never run windows 8 or 10 on a computer I own.
                            I much prefer 10 to either 8 or 8.1. Still, my favorite version is either XP or 7.
                            Rick Grew

                            1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                            2004 Past Commodore
                            West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                            www.wrycc.com

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                              #15
                              Just for the heck of it I went back in and checked to see if everything was still shut off. It is, so far nothing has turned itself back on.
                              Rick Grew

                              1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                              2004 Past Commodore
                              West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                              www.wrycc.com

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