Windows 10 - OUT NOW

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Yes, from Windows 8.
26
36%
Yes, from Windows 7.
31
42%
Yes, from Windows Vista.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows XP.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 2000/ME.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 98...I've been in a coma & have only just awoken.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm buying a whole new computer.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm swapping over from a Mac.
0
No votes
No.
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73
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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by mysteriousdave » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Does anyone else have issues with disk usage during and after startup? It's maxing out at 100% for 5 minutes plus with loads going on, and making the whole computer pretty slow (it's 18 months old and more than capable of running Windows 10).

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Lagamorph » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:33 pm

Have you checked the Task Manager to see what process it is that's using the disk exactly after startup?

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by mysteriousdave » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Have you checked the Task Manager to see what process it is that's using the disk exactly after startup?


Aye the vast majority is system stuff. It's bizarre and frustrating! :x

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by False » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Dont use task manager. Use resmon, gives you a deeper idea. You can identify what is hammering the disk on the disk tab and then use the CPU tag to find that process and look at the pids and stuff.

If you would like you can then use perfmon to track the process or PID or even the whole disk and record it.

If you are using old fashioned HDDs maybe you just have some fragmentation.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by mysteriousdave » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:52 pm

False wrote:Dont use task manager. Use resmon, gives you a deeper idea. You can identify what is hammering the disk on the disk tab and then use the CPU tag to find that process and look at the pids and stuff.

If you would like you can then use perfmon to track the process or PID or even the whole disk and record it.

If you are using old fashioned HDDs maybe you just have some fragmentation.


Cheers. Will check it out. If all fails might try a reinstall. :roll:

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by mysteriousdave » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:40 pm

Some of the problem seems to have been Microsoft office click to run and superfetch. Uninstalled Microsoft office and disabled superfetch and it seems to have helped. Pretty crazy that Windows 10 has these kind of issues - if you google it seems to be a common problem

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Is this better than High Sierra OS X?

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by False » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:59 pm

Its totally different.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:12 pm

Microsoft has sent me round the houses with an update (1709) I simply cannot install (I'm still using a bog standard laptop for the time being) - what strawberry floating incompetence.

First I partially start downloading it, only to be told there isn't enough space on my internal storage, so I stick it on a USB. It downloads and prepares to install, only to then notify me there isn't enough space. So I free up some more space (about 3.5GB is required, it says). The whole process then appears to start again. Blah, blah, blah...preparing to install again...only to be greeted with another message telling me there again isn't enough space to install (despite having spent all this time actually downloading it) and I require another 1.63GB. Except I can't free up more space, as there's practically nothing left for me to uninstall.

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So many things have annoyed me about Windows 10 over the years, and this is just yet another. The fact Windows 10 is sold and promoted by Microsoft themselves on brand new computers that can't run it, that the programing is so bad it can't figure out how much space is on a HDD at the start of the whole process, that it's so difficult to turn off updates telling you how wonderful Skype/Microsoft Edge is whenever you dare use something else...

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:16 pm

You should just free up some space.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:25 pm

It's fitted with a 27.8GB SSD, and of that there is realistically only 4GB of inbuilt storage to play with. The rest is taken up by Windows 10, drivers, web browsers, and MS Office.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by BID0 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:31 pm

You could remove Office and use the browser based versions.

Or delete all the partitions on the drive, format and install Windows 10.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:41 pm

Incredibly, removing Office (990MB) and both Chrome (362MB) and Firefox (139MB) wouldn't be enough either.

For some reason the latest Windows 10 update is enormous.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by rinks » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Is it feasible to fit a more adequate SSD?

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Yeah it's isn't windows 10s fault you have a ridiculously small SSD. Companies really shouldn't make devices with such crap levels of storage.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by That's not a growth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:18 pm

Aren't you also meant to always keep something like 10% empty so it's able to work optimally?

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by BID0 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:20 pm

This is the point where it’s revealed to be a Sony laptop and then we all act shocked

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:09 am

It's a HP Stream...from the MS Store. Retails for about £200. A proper povo student laptop. The Aldi baked beans of computers.

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by Errkal » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:10 am

KK wrote:It's a HP Stream...from the MS Store. Retails for about £200. A proper povo student laptop. The Aldi baked beans of computers.

In which case having Office installs is missing the point of the device.

That device is called a "stream" for a reason, you are meant to install basically nothing and use OneDrive storage with Office online, or Google Drive storage with docs, sheets etc.

It was designed to utilise "the cloud" and show that you can have a cheap device and be productive by "embracing the cloud"

Basically, stop using like it is a proper device and use "the cloud".

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PostRe: Windows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 am

Office was already installed on the machine - a year of 365 was one of its main selling points!

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