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  1. Hello, I'm Callington, I'm a very amateur engineer and I hope to learn more here and to share what I've learned. Because my computer system is very old, there are many questions I think I need to ask here.
  2. Howdy from East Texas. I am the Tech Explorer, but you can call me Matthew if you want. I am still a learner but I knew about the site for awhile now and I'm happy to finally join the site. I use a custom built Windows 10 PC with an AMD processor. It was actually a Christmas gift from 2017 that i have upgraded over time. Previously I was using an old Toshiba Satellite laptop from 2013. I use Windows 10 as my main OS but I also use Linux from time to time. My favorite OS is still Windows XP though. I hope I can chat with people here and learn from some new things here.
  3. Hi all, I just got here (well actually I've been lurking and learning from many of your posts here for a couple weeks), and I see there is an announcement about the MSFN closing in a month. That would be tragic. I gather that was a while ago, and as of now MSFN is apparently still alive. So that is good. Hope it stays that way. I am happy to have found a good community full of skilled people with lots of valuable knowledge and insight. I recently built a new PC, and while I have been sticking with win 7 on my other systems, I have some peripherals for the new build which are not fully compatible with anything below win 8. So I decided to try Win 10, hoping that the hackers had worked out solid methods of forcing it to behave by now. In trying to wrestle this monstrosity from MS into submission I found myself here, digging through some informative posts and finding bits and pieces of the puzzle. NoelC's post about scheduled tasks provided a very useful baseline for trimming these tasks, and I appreciated that it wasn't overzealous about disabling everything like many of the other resources I have found on other forums. Many other sources recommend disabling things that will break stuff. Might not be immediately obvious depending on your use case, or the breakage may not be catastrophic, but NoelC's list was a more conservative and better informed baseline than I had found elsewhere. This post showing up in a google search was the reason I found MSFN in the first place. Thank you NoelC! For anyone else trying to nail down Win 10's scheduled tasks, that post provides a good starting point. I'm sure many people here already know these tricks but for those who don't, you also might look up NirSoft's TaskSchedulerView which provides a much better interface (NirSoft offers a brilliant assortment of very powerful and completely free tools worth checking out). TaskSchedulerView doesn't force you to dig through the task scheduler directory hierarchy, provides search feature, and allows enabling and disabling multiple selections at once. It made it much easier for me to get a complete overview of scheduled tasks, and keep a concise record of changes I made. Also, if you use sysinternals' PsExec to launch TaskSchedulerView as "system" then it is possible to disable those stubborn tasks which can not be directly disabled with admin rights through normal means. For PsExec search for sysinternals' PSTools, then to launch an exe with system rights use -s and if the exe has a graphical interface use -i so for example. psexec64 -s -i "path\to\TaskSchedulerView.exe" Yeah, I know you all probably all knew all of that. I used to dig around tweaking XP, or 98. Been using win 7 for years now and it never required a great deal of tweaking. I am kind of a reluctant power user. I will get my hands dirty if I have to, but I would rather be working in photoshop or doing some solid modeling. I would rather stay almost completely on the creative side, rather than the technical side. The way computers have evolved though, catering ever increasingly to the lowest common denominator, I inevitably find myself having to work around technical issues, and I am just the kind of person that never gives up and always finds a way. Seems like Microsoft is determined to put a stop to people like me. People who insist on making our computers work the way we want them to, in order to best accommodate our own specific workflows. They are trying to lock everything down and take away our ability to configure our systems however we see fit. Since installing Win 10 I have been forced to do more tweaking than I have had to do in many years, so much of it is new to me. MSFN has been an invaluable resource. Sorry, this was just going to be an introduction post, but I'm afraid I have a tendency to go off on tangents, and I often get carried away with excessive detail. I'll stop now. Anyway, glad to meet all of you. Happy to become a part of the community. Hope we can keep MSFN alive for much longer than just one more month.
  4. jef_death - Thank you for this opportunity to get to learn more about me, my computer and myself.

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