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
User avatar
mysteriousdave
Member
Joined in 2008

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).

User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

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?

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
mysteriousdave
Member
Joined in 2008

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

User avatar
False
Member ♥
Joined in 2008

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.

Image
User avatar
mysteriousdave
Member
Joined in 2008

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:

User avatar
mysteriousdave
Member
Joined in 2008

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

User avatar
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

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?

User avatar
False
Member ♥
Joined in 2008

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

Its totally different.

Image
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

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.

Image

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...

Image
User avatar
Errkal
Social Sec.
Joined in 2011
Location: Hastings
Contact:

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

You should just free up some space.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

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.

Image
User avatar
BID0
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Essex

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.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

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.

Image

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Blue Eyes, BTB, Cuttooth, Google [Bot], Grumpy David, Hime, KK, Lagamorph, lex-man, mark9, OrangeRakoon, Preezy, Rhubarb, SandyCoin, satriales, Tafdolphin, Trelliz and 50 guests