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Cynthia D asked iTandCoffee this week: "Last year you gave me that for how to clean up my computer so it would be faster. And it worked amazingly!
I have tried to do it again but Windows has now upgraded to 10 and the configurations are all different and I can’t work out how to do it again. Would you mind forwarding me your instructions I can use with windows 10 so I can have another clean out?"
How can you manage what processes are opened at each startup?
The article that Cynthia referred to was an iTandCoffee Hany Hint from a while back, that describes how to stop unnecessary processes from opening up on startup of the computer. Here is that article, applicable to Windows 7 and earlier.
With Windows 10, accessing the list of 'startup' items is achieved differently. Here is an article that covers this topic.
Related Handy Hints and Articles
Nearly every week I see clients who bemoan the upgrade to Windows 10, and the way it automatically downloads and installs Windows updates at THE MOST INCONVENIENT times.
I have had appointments with clients where this has happened, and has stopped us doing anything for up to an hour!
For those with a very limited allowance for their internet data, the automatic Windows updates can also be VERY expensive.
A client I saw recently had a pre-paid 4G 'dongle' that he used for his internet access. The attempted download of the Windows 10 Anniversary update 'sucked up' his remaining prepaid allowance in no time flat, costing him about $30.
When he re-charged, adding just $20 (which gave 500MB more), this credit was used up within minutes. He brought his PC to iTandCoffee to find out what was causing his credit to disappear. Investigation showed that the Windows 10 Anniversary update was the culprit. It was 60% complete - so any further prepaid data credit would have been 'sucked up' again. To prevent this, the remainder of the update was completed using iTandCoffee data.
The Windows 10 Anniversary update can, according to the below article, require between 3 and 5 GB to download.
Is there a way to stop these automatic downloads?
If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, there is a way that you can tell your Windows 10 computer that you are on a 'Metered Connection'. This will stop automatic downloads from occurring.
Here is an article that tells you how to to this.
If you have a Wi-Fi USB 'dongle' that you plug into your computer, you can instead plug this into a wall power adaptor and connect to the 'dongle' via WiFi, instead of via USB.
Does this all make sense? If not, and you need any help with adjusting this setting (or other Windows issues), make an appointment with iTandCoffee in Glen Iris (Melbourne) by booking online, calling 1300 885 420 or emailing email@example.com
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