Windows 10 fun during 'lockdown'.

DrLeftover

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Fun activity for the first day of lockdown.

Go into your Windows 10 Settings and TURN OFF all the automatic functions that the last update turned back on. Including automatic MS Edge updates and 'run in background' (whether you use it or not), Location tracking, Camera and Mic Access, App permissions, and so on.
 

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Fun activity for the first day of lockdown.

Go into your Windows 10 Settings and TURN OFF all the automatic functions that the last update turned back on. Including automatic MS Edge updates and 'run in background' (whether you use it or not), Location tracking, Camera and Mic Access, App permissions, and so on.
May I ask why?
 

DrLeftover

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May I ask why?

I've noticed on the computer I use for the services at the Nursing home as well as my own, both the same edition of 10, that the background processes can spike and use almost all of the memory and throw it into "100% disk usage" while I'm trying to do other things.

It doesn't matter whether you put it in "game mode" or set a schedule for some of these processes, 10 does its own thing no matter what the user wants.

Shutting down some of the "background apps" doesn't STOP it from running a bunch of other useless crap while you're trying to work, but it does free up some memory and disk for it to use.

You can't kill "Antimalware Service executable", or "Windows Explorer", both known to get really hoggish with both memory and disk, but you can at least make it harder for 10 to use everything available for its own purposes when you, the USER, want to do what you bought the computer for.
 

DrLeftover

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I've noticed on the computer I use for the services at the Nursing home as well as my own, both the same edition of 10, that the background processes can spike and use almost all of the memory and throw it into "100% disk usage" while I'm trying to do other things.

It doesn't matter whether you put it in "game mode" or set a schedule for some of these processes, 10 does its own thing no matter what the user wants.

Shutting down some of the "background apps" doesn't STOP it from running a bunch of other useless crap while you're trying to work, but it does free up some memory and disk for it to use.

You can't kill "Antimalware Service executable", or "Windows Explorer", both known to get really hoggish with both memory and disk, but you can at least make it harder for 10 to use everything available for its own purposes when you, the USER, want to do what you bought the computer for.

That's the way the church's main computer is. Nothing on it changes.

I'm not sure why the other two are so special, but they are, and I am the admin on all three with all the settings as similar as I can make them.
 

DrLeftover

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I just saw that the last update installed and enabled as a default the touchscreen typewriter on one of the laptops.

It has never been used, never asked for, don't need it ALWAYS RUNNING, etc.

 
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