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Easy Tips and Tricks to Installing Windows 10 OS

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9 Comments on Easy Tips and Tricks to Installing Windows 10 OS

  1. So I already have Norton with xfinity… So should I add Avast anti virus or continue using Norton…???

  2. 1st:  Change your privacy settings before connecting to the Internet.

  3. Um…. don't turn off your firewall and definitely don't turn off System Restore. You're gonna have a bad time when an update breaks the OS and you gotta restore.

  4. Did he say rely in your router and turn off your firewall? Ahhhhhhh????

  5. My tip for installing Windows 10: DON'T.
    Stick with Windows 7.

  6. Your video is good, but Windows 10 is bad. So much needs to be turned off and disabled for it to run at a decent speed. I installed Iran view as my default image viewer, why? Because the built in viewer takes almost 10 seconds to open an image. Iran view opens it immediately. Turn off indexing on your hdd, it takes longer to run a search, but I could see the difference. If you sign in with a Microsoft account then Windows wants to run One drive (formerly Sky drive), more apps to run at startup, slowing down your PC. I dual boot Peppermint Linux with Windows 10. Windows 10 made me hate my computer, seriously. It's that bad.

  7. My tip: Try to use open-source or at least cross-platform software whenever possible. Some day you may reach a point where you're only using one or two programs once or twice a week, maybe even less, which only support Windows. Then you can install a beginner-friendly Linux distribution in parallel to Windows. Eventually you may find that you don't really need or even want Windows at all.

  8. Assuming Windows 10 came preinstalled on a machine, I'd much prefer nuking it and installing it from scratch. Unfortunately, manufacturers such as Lenovo and retailers such as Best Buy are known to install malware on machines, and you don't want to have to deal with that in the long run. Installing Windows 10 from scratch is much easier and quicker than ever before. Cortana now guides you through the install process, and it only takes about 10 minutes or so using a USB 3.0 flash drive.
    Make sure not to install any updates or to connect to any network before installing the chipset software first, as well as any other drivers for the machine. Grab these from a different computer and transfer via USB. Often, Windows makes bad choices for drivers and can end up borking itself.
    Ninite is cool in concept, but takes a poor approach in software installation. Instead of giving users advanced options, it uses built-in assumptions that often can be harmful. For instance, not giving users a choice of where to install the programs. It is also poor practice to simply click "next" through the entire install process of a program, since you could end up opting yourself into malware. Since it does not prompt you whatsoever, Ninite is essentially doing the same thing as blindly clicking "next", which thus may install bundled malware without your consent.
    I agree with disabling system restore, as even in situations where it could be useful, it can often fail. Malware has been known to infect clean system restore points, and thus system restore is useless for going back in time before your system became infected. It is also very prone to becoming corrupted or incompatible with the system in its current state, and thus will only waste your time trying to go back in time, only for it to revert the changes it started to make and return you back to where you were.
    That said, I disagree with disabling Windows Firewall. Unfortunately, most commercial routers are extremely simple and rudimentary, not allowing for advanced configurations. Sure, if your router supports dd-wrt or other custom firmware, you can gain access to more advanced controls, but most router manufacturers are scumbag companies that try to lock users out of installing such custom firmware. Unless you are using dd-wrt or a custom built pfSense router, Windows Firewall gives you FAR more advanced control. It is also useful in cases where you are connecting your computer to a network you do not own or have control over. In addition to an enabled firewall, I recommend using a custom hosts file, such as the one found at, to block malicious connections.

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