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  1. RichM

    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    It actually makes sense that temps is a place that Malware and Adware frequent, the only time I clean the temps out is if I am running scans and I want to speed them up...hello holdum old friend! Nice to see you back!
  2. RichM

    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    DaveHC, I guess the answer becomes as possibly argumentative as favorite Antivirus...but you do realize the minute you wipe temps more come right back so to keep the drive "spotless" you would have to have Ccleaner running a pemranent scan in startup and always on...absurd of course it is but...
  3. RichM

    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    Ok I didn't know that but was aware of the sneak attempts to install Avast by Ccleaner recently....my point hasn't changed though whether you want to comment on the size of hard drives or not, the average user doesn't choose the size of his or her hard drive Hp, Dell or Lenovo do and the facts...
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    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    Yes maybe "they leave a ton of temp files behind" but so what? Can you please tell me why when the average user uses approximately 15% of the average hard drive space they have it is necessary to clean temp files that are only recreated in seconds anyway? Suggests you should use this awful...
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    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    If you must "clean your system" why not use the suggested Windows Disk Clean, you don't have to go anywhere and risk downloading some scumware from sites like piriform which is a cesspool of useless software. "cleanmgr /sageset:50" as suggested in Windows 10 in a run box or "cleanmgr.msc" in any...
  6. RichM

    Windows 10 Creators Update

    I just restored with Macrium to 1607 and every issue disappeared sorry to say. I wish I could turn updates off because I am going to give a wide berth to CU next time unless I read the issues have gone away.
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    Yup my scans showed little of any impact and I uninstalled a few perhaps troublesome programs i.e. "Crypto Prevent" which I have had issues with in the past and Cirtix and the problems remain so I will soon go back to an image file and escape this mess.
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    BBJ is spot on here as I personally have reverted or reinstalled over 100 machines who did upgrades by choice or claimed they "have no clue how upgrade occurred" during the Free install period. I can't think of a single unit that upgraded to Windows 10 from 7 or 8 that survived with the possible...
  9. RichM

    Windows 10 Creators Update

    geoffwba7 try this little bat file attached
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    the icon issue occurred right away the shutdown took a few days before that happened. The icon issue occurred right away on restart on some but it took moving a few icons on other units before it happened. The shutdown failure occurred several days later, not right after the CU.
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    Windows 10 Creators Update

    There are a lot of neat things in this Update but there are a few things to watch out for. I have 2 desktops that would not shut down until I went in and unchecked "Fast Startup" in Power Options. Everyone I have known to do this sees about 1/2 their desktop icons pushed towards the center and...
  12. RichM

    Windows 8.1 BSOD again and again

    Funny I never liked Corsair Ram mainly because who knows whose it is and I have seen two different mfgrs under same serial number so there is no way to predict experience.
  13. RichM

    Is there a good windows cleaning utility?

    I would sooner run my car over my computer rather than using System Mechanic, at least that way you can see the damage immediately. With System Mechanic it could take quite a while until it ruins your system. Third party "cleaners" not only don't clean anything, they usually create irreversible...
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    Windows 10 FIREWALL TURNS OFF AUTOMATICALLY AT START UP

    I might also suggest the following: Junkware Removal Tool Junkware Removal Tool Download Adw Cleaner AdwCleaner Download Rogue Killer RogueKiller Download
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    Windows 10 Background Processes

    Not so Neemobeer, Mbam has always claimed to be the only AntiMalware program that uses heuristics.
  16. RichM

    Windows 10 Background Processes

    I always used and recommended Mbam Pro and WD or MSE until recently when I am seeing way too many pc's heavily infected running Mbam and that is one of the reasons I stopped representing them. I think it is slipping badly.
  17. RichM

    Windows 10 Have they fixed the Windows 10 AU issues?

    Yeah well I kept trying until I got it right I guess.
  18. RichM

    Windows 7 Update Fix?

    I have used the Microsoft Catalog Rollup Update recently with success but it takes forever but at least not 3 days with no results!
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    Windows 10 Have they fixed the Windows 10 AU issues?

    Yes the biggest ex-critic of Windows 10 on earth, go figure no problems. I do have a clean install not an upgrade. And I was so paranoid about the free upgrade as I had had so many issues I bought the dvd even to do the clean install. I wanted nothing from MS for free and its the first time...
  20. RichM

    Upgrading PSU

    Personally those cpu are really noisy and use 230 watts while the 8320 can be oc'd for same performance and use only 125 watts, much more desirable. As for Psu 600 watts is plenty but has to be good quality such as Seasonic or XFX or Antec Hcg. Corsair of today are average quality though...
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