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(09-17-2016, 10:23 PM)Bounty Hunter Lani Wrote: I'm loving Windows 10, but it seems to update at the WORST possible times.
It seems like every time I want to upload a video, my internet is going slower than usual to the point of nothing loading... and when I check, Windows 10 is updating at 45%!
Otherwise, I haven't had any problems with Windows 10. Everything seems to be in working order now, including OBS, which is finally very compatible with this new version of Windows. The fps loss is significantly lower than it used to be while recording, so it has helped quite a bit in that aspect  Happy

I don't know if you have a solution yet, but you can disable automatic updates in Windows- it's not as fine grained as previous versions though.

It basically disables automatic downloads and restarting, but gives you a nag screen every now and then that takes over your whole Window, and minimizes any fullscreen apps/games.
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#62
A warning to WINDOWS 10 users!

There is a new function in win10 that lets your computer send tons of info to Microsoft every 30 mins!
The RECOMMENDED setting is "full" which goes as far as sending your Facebook messages and even your photos and passwords to Microsoft!
Go through your settings!
Find the setting that sends info to Microsoft and set that thing to BASIC so Microsoft only gets error reports!

This will also speed up your system by 3%
They also installed a bunch of apps into WIn10 in this update so I suggest uninstalling useless apps

This has been a warning from not just your "local nerdy autistic kitty girl" but also from someone with experience fixing software issues with computers and optimizing them for max performance

Have a great day and srsly go through your settings seriously as there's a lot of scary sh*t they automatically turn on when you get win10

Here are a few of the problems I have found and fixed https://www.google.ca/amp/www.techrepubl...ent=safari

This right here is the BIGGEST problem I've ever seen... but you can prevent this following this guide!
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-t...indows-10/

Stay safe everyone!

From: your local autistic nerd Siletrea
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Thanks for the info!  Grinning

My settings were already set to "Basic" so I was fine, but others may not be so lucky  Confused 
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#64
Windows itself is scary shit, and if security is a concern, you don't want to use Windows- you can't reliably audit closed source software.

Sending photos, passwords, and Facebook Messages is an over-reaction. If you use OneDrive, then yes, you send photos since that's where you cloud storage is. If you use a Windows/Outlook/Live account, then yeah, you send them your password, but it's certainly not plain-text. They can verify if you type your password correctly, but don't actually know what your password -is-. If you've using one of those accounts, though- your email is naturally a service provided by them, and they can certainly view it, but the same applies to Google, Yahoo, Zoho, AOL...etc.

As for Facebook Messages, Facebook stores them on their servers (and we actually know that Facebook parses them for data for advertising and data selling). When you're accessing stuff from Facebook, it's encrypted over the secure sockets layer (SSL/HTTPS) of the network. The closest thing that you get to sending them to Microsoft is a RAM dump, but otherwise, Microsoft would have to be buying them from Facebook. Facebook would never let that happen, right? /s

Edit: Those Basic/Enhanced/Full settings only matter if you trust Microsoft. If you don't, there's no difference. Use VeraCrypt and encrypt things yourself.
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Either way setting your settings yourself is much safer then the recommended
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Honestly, I have mine on Full. I do trivial things on Windows, like dinking around on IRC, or playing video games, or doing Windows development. I'm not concerned the amount of data Windows is collecting. If anything, Windows is nice about letting you decrease the verbosity of data collection- that's not something you get out of Google, Amazon, or, well... every other service or network.

In fact, I'd bet that Microsoft is a better option than Google or Amazon where your data comes into place. Unlike Amazon (Amazon is doing really well a providing network services, so they're everywhere. or Google, or Facebook, or Twitter, you are Microsoft's customer, not their product. Microsoft of the past might be super suspect, but ever since Satya Nadella took over, they've been turning a new leaf (Ubuntu subsystem on Windows, for example). Does Microsoft do advertising? Yeah, but unlike Google, it's not one of their core products. The only reason why Google is a lot better than Microsoft is because Google open sources a good component of their platforms- so you can use Chromium, instead of Chrome. Android Open Source Project instead of Android. You can audit them yourself for security (it's open source!), and most importantly, take advantage of what Google has created without selling your soul to Google (Amazon does that. Their Kindle Fire line is Android Open Source Project, without any Google software that phones home, but instead you get Amazon software that serves advertisements direct to your device, and phones home to Amazon about your habits).

Out of all these big services, *Microsoft* is the least likely to fuck you over on the topic of your data. Aside from advertising ID, other data is handled anonymously/in aggregate. This is in contrast to something like Facebook, which specifically sells, well... you. Obviously, when you share your usage data on Windows, Microsoft can use that data to make updates that improve the user experience better for not only Windows, but also other products. I mean, for once, Microsoft has created a really great web browser and are making great strides in advancing and support open source and open standards, with Apple or more less filling in the role of the old Microsoft under Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

And here's more or less a pro tip on data security: You have two forms of security, you are either compromised, or you're about to be. You want to be part of the side that is a few steps ahead of the enemy- you're going to get that by providing more data to your corporate overlord (unique usage conditions, and unique hardware combinations will increase possibility of vulnerability, since there are more and more moving parts in play), or you're going to be using open source, which is under more scrutiny.
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(01-25-2017, 12:26 AM)tnsi Wrote: Honestly, I have mine on Full. I do trivial things on Windows, like dinking around on IRC, or playing video games, or doing Windows development. I'm not concerned the amount of data Windows is collecting. If anything, Windows is nice about letting you decrease the verbosity of data collection- that's not something you get out of Google, Amazon, or, well... every other service or network.

In fact, I'd bet that Microsoft is a better option than Google or Amazon where your data comes into place. Unlike Amazon (Amazon is doing really well a providing network services, so they're everywhere. or Google, or Facebook, or Twitter, you are Microsoft's customer, not their product. Microsoft of the past might be super suspect, but ever since Satya Nadella took over, they've been turning a new leaf (Ubuntu subsystem on Windows, for example). Does Microsoft do advertising? Yeah, but unlike Google, it's not one of their core products. The only reason why Google is a lot better than Microsoft is because Google open sources a good component of their platforms- so you can use Chromium, instead of Chrome. Android Open Source Project instead of Android. You can audit them yourself for security (it's open source!), and most importantly, take advantage of what Google has created without selling your soul to Google (Amazon does that. Their Kindle Fire line is Android Open Source Project, without any Google software that phones home, but instead you get Amazon software that serves advertisements direct to your device, and phones home to Amazon about your habits).

Out of all these big services, *Microsoft* is the least likely to fuck you over on the topic of your data. Aside from advertising ID, other data is handled anonymously/in aggregate. This is in contrast to something like Facebook, which specifically sells, well... you. Obviously, when you share your usage data on Windows, Microsoft can use that data to make updates that improve the user experience better for not only Windows, but also other products. I mean, for once, Microsoft has created a really great web browser and are making great strides in advancing and support open source and open standards, with Apple or more less filling in the role of the old Microsoft under Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.

And here's more or less a pro tip on data security: You have two forms of security, you are either compromised, or you're about to be. You want to be part of the side that is a few steps ahead of the enemy- you're going to get that by providing more data to your corporate overlord (unique usage conditions, and unique hardware combinations will increase possibility of vulnerability, since there are more and more moving parts in play), or you're going to be using open source, which is under more scrutiny.

interesting...I had no idea...thank you for the info!
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#68
I just wanted to give my experience with "Ping" in games when using Windows 10. 

My standard ping was always 45 ms with a certain game. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, it has increased to 55 ms.
Strangely enough, after downloading new updates, the ping goes back to 45 until I restart to apply the updates.
However, until I apply the updates, I get a lot less fps in-game, so it's either faster ping or better fps.  Confused 

I have no idea why any of this is happening. Why does my ping go down when I update, but before applying updates? Is there something using my internet full-time to search for updates? If so, how would I stop it?  Happy with a sweat
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(01-25-2017, 02:49 AM)Bounty Hunter Lani Wrote: I just wanted to give my experience with "Ping" in games when using Windows 10. 

My standard ping was always 45 ms with a certain game. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, it has increased to 55 ms.
Strangely enough, after downloading new updates, the ping goes back to 45 until I restart to apply the updates.
However, until I apply the updates, I get a lot less fps in-game, so it's either faster ping or better fps.  Confused 

I have no idea why any of this is happening. Why does my ping go down when I update, but before applying updates? Is there something using my internet full-time to search for updates? If so, how would I stop it?  Happy with a sweat

Microsoft uses P2P (think BitTorrent like software) to do updates. If you've downloaded updates, but don't have them installed, they're in good condition to get uploaded to other computers. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/w...stems.html

Also here's a read from a former Mozilla guy about how you shouldn't use 3rd party antivirus in favor of Windows Defender.
http://robert.ocallahan.org/2017/01/disa...xcept.html
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Who's a computer genius? I don't know why but occasionally my internet stops working even when it says its officially connected.
I go to command to ping 8.8.8.8 and it says request timed out and general failure. I ping www.google.com and get similar outcomes, or sometimes I don't. Either way end result is I go to refresh a webpage and it never completes. In addition when going to task manager and looking at the wifi section the throughput is completely nonexistent indicating absolutely no activity.

How do I fix this? Because otherwise I have to restart my computer every time and that's annoying when it pulls this crap every 10 minutes.
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