Slow computer? 9 ways to make it run faster

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    What are these Win8 Updates I cannot block?
     
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    A skill everyone should have is reformatting and reinstalling the OS new. XP and Windows 7 are very stable platforms. Windows 10 is 3rd in that line and is pretty good though I can't stand when something on the pc decides it will update when IT wants to.

    Save critical files to an external HD or a USB stick and then scorched Earth format. Nothing like a brand new install, no viruses or malware or anything else survives and the whole thing is updated and ready to go before you reinstall everything.

    And for those so inclined get two or three hard drives, install Windows 7 on one and Windows 10 on another. That way you can run Win 7 programs in a natural state rather than any kind of emulation. I have XP up and running on a spare hard drive but getting it to work on current hardware you have to use some weird tricks here and there just to install it. Better to have a ten year old PC to run it on.

    If we were voting I'd vote XP as the best Microsoft Operating System so far with Windows 7 a close second and Win 10 two lengths behind. And what of Windows 9? Windows 8 was so bad they skipped 9 so people would think it was eons into the future and Windows 8 was long long ago in a galaxy far far away.
     
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    I was perfectly happy with Windows 98se.
     
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    Glad at least YOU knew the answer. :)

    I honestly do not see much difference because I have been using blockers and the like since I first started building computers. When I stopped building them (for the most part), I continued on with good software to keep things blocked and cleaned.
     
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    I would have to politely disagree. XP had a huge number of problems for it's first couple years. As well as it pretty much required people to buy a new PC. XP went on to become very stable and was probably the best gaming platform thusfar.
    Windows 2000, a short-lived prequel to XP, was a very solid OS and the replacement of one of M$'s worst - Windows NT Workstation. OMG was that a bad OS. Inexcusably bad. At least as bad as Windows ME.
    Personally, I do not consider Windows 10 a serious OS. It exist to provide M$ the means to sell your data to advertisers. And it is simply unusable in a business sitting as it has terrible driver issues with numerous hardware devices.
     
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    There is no emulation of Windows 7. The only emulation stuff is when you run 32 Bit programs on 64 Bit systems but you won´t notice it.
     
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    Microsoft Store for one.
     
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    Up until recently Cortana could be completely blocked so that it wouldn't run at all, Microsoft put a stop to that and though it can be set to not "help" it still runs in the background collecting data and sending it (supposedly anonymously) to Microsoft. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for me.
     
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    Here´s how to disable:
    Windows 8.1 – Windows Store, App Updates, Automatic | TechNet
     
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    The best solution for the future is to get an Enterprise LTSB key.
     

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