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Old 04-18-2018, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default Windows 10 UPDATE NIGHTMARE

Hi Everyone,

Got a Windows 10 question, searched the net and found nothing feasible about the issue surrounding updates. For months we have had slow internet speeds and I even got to the point of switching providers. One day a technician came down and figured out after many complaint attempts... it was actually our computer!

Once it was turned off, the internet was fast again... by fast I mean 7Mbps download speeds (yes, Aussie internet is dismal... read about the NBN issues online). When the computer is on I get speeds of 0.25Mbps (or 200k).

So now I'd like to ask... what should I do? It's a new computer, an Acer that came with Windows 10. I go to services.msc and disable updates but over the next few days it will turn back on by itself and Windows won't let me do anything unless I install "crucial security updates".

One suggestion was to go buy a genuine retail version of Windows 7 (I don't even know where I can find this in 2018) and reinstall that? What do you guys think?

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:56 AM   #2
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Download a live Linux distro. Boot from the disc. This removes the OS as the cause and just leaves your hardware.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:30 AM   #3
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Yeah. I would abandon 10. Even if you disable update you still have the start screen and onedrive and all that shit in the background sapping data.
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Upgrade to win7.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:03 AM   #5
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Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization. It is likely causing the problem. BUT if windows 10 is taking an update it can be big, 3-4 GB, In some cases it actually downloads the complete os

Type: disable update sharing windows 10, lots of sites on how to disable this.
I had one windows 10 pc take 2 Fv<king days updating at 1.5Mb
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:18 AM   #6
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I had one windows 10 pc take 2 Fv<king days updating at 1.5Mb
And, Windows Update seems to have a habit of downloading a lot slower than your actual connection, so I can believe that, LOL.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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I normally run windows 7 on that pc but I did a clone on the drive and used the cloned drive to update to 10 just to try it, but normally I have the windows 7 drive in the pc. every couple months I switch drives, start windows 10, swear at it, and return to windows 7.

You can also do a search for "Things to turn off in windows 10"

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Old 04-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #8
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win10 runs a filesharing system in the background similar to a torrent client.
it uses your computer to supply updates to other suckers.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:00 AM   #9
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Upgrade to win7.
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Down load a Linux distro like mint . Its popular and easy to set up and use . I am using it on my lap top as I type this post .
https://linuxmint.com
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Upgrade to win7.
Did exactly that a few days ago after obtaining a genuine COA and all. Works great now with Windows 7 - no issues since.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:13 AM   #12
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The best way to ease the Win10 updates process is to assign your connection as "metered" connections . Yet , Win10 stinks
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Windows 10 pro works great offline, Just install do updates and don't use it on the internet and it's screaming fast. Windows 7 ultimate for internet.��
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Set your connection as a metered one. I had to do the same as I live in a rural location, and whilst in a game or streaming, it never failed to decide to update.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:21 AM   #15
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Default Re: Windows 10 UPDATE NIGHTMARE

Today has been wonderful. My photo editing rig in the shop runs Windows 10. Today it decided it didn't want to boot - kept going to "automatic repair" and giving blank screens. I decided to investigate further and took out all the unnecessary stuff such as the four hard drives and USB stuff. It booted again and was fast - prior days it had been slow to boot and locked up at boot at times.

It decided not to read any of the other SATA hard drives except for the SSD with Windows on it. In BIOS, the computer read all the Hard drives with NO issues at all. I plug the HDDs into another computer and they read fine. Recently I noticed Windows 10 has been updating itself on my work rig - I think an update has done something to it causing this issue to blow out.

Sick of it - installing Windows 7 after managing to source a COA. Now it's time to see what happens.
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UPDATE: Work computer now on Windows 7. Detects HDD's, no issues at all now. Very fast. Now to get work done for my clients!!
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I do this every time I install windows 10.

http://bgr.com/2015/07/30/windows-10...tion-settings/ and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kFXnomRWQ
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