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RanCorX2

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  1. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    1. disable automatic windows update - should be recommened. a. if you want to use windows update - only install office updates manually using WUMT / WUMGR / PowerShell b. remove ms office and install a free office then you won't have to bother with wu. c. don't install drivers from wu as they are usually out of date. d. make sure insiders programme is not active so you don't accidently upgrade to some broken beta. installing the big a** "hotfixes" stopped working for me ages ago (failed configuring update error and the repair component store thing never worked either as it always said source files missing when they weren't) so i don't bother with them, i just integrate them in my install media and then do an inplace upgrade to get the fixes applied. never had hotfix failures till after windows 8.1. only time updates failed to install was when the updates themselves were broken and you got an error before they even installed while still on the desktop. component store of windows 10 is a pain in the a**. 2. use O&O shutup10 to disable all the privacy concerns + blackbird to check system a. disable all services not required for general use b. disable *all event logs except app, sys, sec and setup and few others (*will list others later) 3. uninstall windows apps + store 4. install a 3rd party start menu 5. don't you edge, it sucks. use a better browser. (can't easily backup settings, bookmarks, extensions) i recommend Pale Moon fork of Firefox, it still offers customization, uses under half the amount of memory quantum, chrome, opera, no webextensions. leaves out all the bloat that quantum has. you can install lots of addons and still have LOW memory usage. for example quantum with ebay / youtube open i had 1.2gb of memory in use but on pale moon i have 4xx-7xxmb max, drops down to 4xx-5xxmb when a page finishes loading. quantum didn't seem to release memory, just climbed and climbed... best of all, classic firefox ui!!!! = customization / skins etc. I like classic stuff.
  2. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    Fluent Design > making everything look like it's meant for a touch screen. sorry microsoft, you've lost it.... win32 ui is better than the modern ui and always will be. - ease of use for anyone who knows windows (modern ui is just trying to copy all the old ui stuff and make it "new") - saves screen space, ui can be resized easily (modern ui is chunky and wastes screen space) - start menu (easily beats the crappy basic menu they added in 10) - control panel (easily beats the settings app for ease of finding stuff, none of the tile bs) etc....
  3. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    it's very hard to find direct links for ms hosted isos these days and they aren't dodgy, wincentral is a good site. it wasn't even a direct link to the downloads...
  4. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    after searching multiple crap websites i finally found one that has legit downloads of the latest windows 10 builds. [redacted] i usually get builds from the betaarchive ftp it's slow at times. you can also find links to builds on mdl forums but they don't make it simple to find an actual download, infact it's not like it used to be with actual links posted. way too much effort just to get an iso.
  5. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    i think we can add microsoft to the list of terrible developers now, i think they belong up high close to dice (battlefield / battlefront) as with each new release, the bugs increase and the product becomes less and less usable.
  6. yes, i use older sytem files from betas of windows 8.x and 10 plus a few files from 7, 8.x rtm and 10 rtm to get some stuff back in contro panel such as personalization and display scaling. for things that ms removed that come from shell32.dll i had to find 3rd party alternative like something for display resolution. though gfx cards have their own control panel for that as well, so no much of an issue.
  7. i removed the settings app. control panel all the way for me, even restored a few classic applets. settings app, uwp ui, metro, it's just too basic and crappy looking to be called fresh and modern. on a phone it's alright as it's too small for a desktop experience but the menus and tile stuff is usable, it just sucks on a desktop / laptop, i also have a tablet and use the desktop mode, it's just too fat and chunky on a bigger screen.
  8. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    i've been using wumt since it was released as that has a simple disable auto updates setting. wum looks good, didn't know someone else had made one, seems like it's got a few more features but still nice and simple. wumt hasn't been updated since dec 2016 but still works.
  9. users need to learn how to disable windows update, and just update to the next rtm build. (well after major issues are fixed)
  10. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    probably been asked, but do mac os upda batch files would be a starting point to stripping stuff out. already done it on my rs4 install. don't rely on programs such as ntlite (expensive for what it does) which don't really give you an idea on what breaks after removing components, only the odd greyed out components due to vague compatibilty reasons. best way to do it is in a virtual machine and start removing stuff, use checkpoints along the way to go back when windows shats a brick. i learnt by doing it myself. i've slimmed down th1 to rs4 so far, each time i add more stuff to my batches and also comment out lines that need to be ignored.
  11. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    it makes you feel stupid because of the basic ui of the settings app, you have too look for everything as it's all different... i'm working on a project that restores old features (on mdl forums) it removes as much of the modern features as possible and replaces them with bits n bobs from windows 7 and early builds of 8 & 10 where some old stuff still worked. doesn't replace / restore all the stuff that's gone because somethings like screen resolution are gone from the old ui. 3rd party apps are used instead. so far i've made my project compatible with th1 through to rs4, no rls yet as i'm still working on stuff but it makes 10 feel / look like 7. it's not just "install visual style and enjoy" it's a complete tidy of all the metro / modern garbage which gets binned and replaced. leaving a snappy and clean os. (was already snappy) but it's now got almost zero metro processes (only explorer, fontdrvhost & sihost remain) so the bare minimum. no runtime broker, no applicationframe.exe, no searchui.exe, no shellexperiencehost.exe etc. clasic shell / open shell is my menu + w7 menu skin + w7 taskbar skin + w7 start button the only thing i'm missing is the close item from taskbar, however because thumbnails are still working, you can just right click and close from them, folders are stacked and can be right click close as well. if you wanted the shell menu back to close items, you need startisback++ as that's the only one with the old taskbar shell closing w7 feature afaik.
  12. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The dark theme thing is so gimmicky, i tried it ages ago on photoshop, on my last phone (windows) but went back to light theme. I don't see the appeal and now because people are fapping over it, ms are adding to windows 10 as yet another new "feature". at least we won't be forced to use it.
  13. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    or you can look in fridge before going shopping and make a list of what you need? some tech is just not needed unless you are rich and lazy or both.
  14. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    hmmm....spend thousands on a mac computer or spend a few hundred on a pc. macs in my opinion are for graphic designers or people who think they need a mac because they want to do graphic designing. when they could just build a cheap pc and then get photoshop for windows instead. (or get an older version that's not got the cloud crap) plus when stuff goes wrong on a pc, you don't have to waste time contacting apple for support, you do it yourself.
  15. RanCorX2

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    you want to download windows update mini tool and add it to control panel, you can find it on the mdl forums as well as other sites, but they are probably less trustworthy. disable auto updates and update when a full windows build goes public, that's what i do, i stopped bothering with updates sometime ago as they do not install properly on my machines, they always fail after the reboot with the annoying failure configuring updates error, been like that since 8.1, up to 8 updates usually installed fine without errors, only a few failed. Then something changed and updates fail to install, happened when ms switched to big chunky updates rather than small hotfixes.... the odd small update installs fine.
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