• Windows 10 Help Thread v3 - Oh god it’s on fire
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[t]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Windows_10_Logo.svg/2560px-Windows_10_Logo.svg.png[/t] Windows 10 is the current generation of Microsoft’s desktop OS. The current version is [B]1709, the Fall Creator’s Update[/B]. (It’s pretty bad, please don’t use it) [URL="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO"] Download the latest version using the Media Creation Tool[/URL] [URL="https://github.com/W4RH4WK/Debloat-Windows-10"]Some PowerShell scripts to remove certain features, such as Store, Xbox, etc.[/URL] [URL="https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/"]Spybot Anti-Beacon - a free tool that can block telemetry tracking servers[/URL] [QUOTE=TrafficMan;52990894] Why does using Windows 10 feel like I'm constantly finding new fires I need to try to put out[/QUOTE]
I'd like to nominate Cortana in the installer for worst addition since Cortana was added.
Why is the search function so bad? If I want to open Photoshop, I have to type "phot" to find it. Not "photo" Not "photos" Not "photosh" Not "photosho" Not "photoshop" Only "phot" will make Windows actually find it. And generally, why is Windows unable to find software that is installed and even available from the start menu? Trying to find files is of course a lost cause entirely, and I gave up on that ages ago and installed "everything" for that purpose.
So... I'm not sure what exactly has happened but it looks like my os installed some update and opengl has stopped working in Maya and other 3D modelling apps. Just blank viewport. Update list says there was no updates installed since mid-january. GPU is gtx 1080. Any ideas?
My cat keeps turning on the PC, can I make some kinda Task Scheduler rule or something that'll turn off my computer if I haven't entered the PIN in 5 minutes or so after booting up?
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[QUOTE=Thunderbolt;53130367]My cat keeps turning on the PC, can I make some kinda Task Scheduler rule or something that'll turn off my computer if I haven't entered the PIN in 5 minutes or so after booting up?[/QUOTE] Enable bitlocker and this will happen. [editline]14th February 2018[/editline] But in 30 seconds.
this keeps happening ??? [vid]https://giant.gfycat.com/ExcitableConsiderateChafer.webm[/vid] windows 10 never ceases to amaze
[QUOTE=Paul-Simon;53130326]Why is the search function so bad? If I want to open Photoshop, I have to type "phot" to find it. Not "photo" Not "photos" Not "photosh" Not "photosho" Not "photoshop" Only "phot" will make Windows actually find it. And generally, why is Windows unable to find software that is installed and even available from the start menu? Trying to find files is of course a lost cause entirely, and I gave up on that ages ago and installed "everything" for that purpose.[/QUOTE] Windows remembers what you typed and what you opened with the typed text. At some point you probably searched "phot" and clicked or hit the down key to select Photoshop and it remembered that. I would guess that it was right after you install it as newly installed programs are ranked higher. You can train it to learn that all of those other inputs means you want to open Photoshop though it's annoying to do so. Type in the other input and select Photoshop from the bottom of the list. I won't do it right away but eventually it'll work. If it doesn't show up at all, try clicking the apps filter button (first one right of the hamburger menu) or try deleting the index and rebuilding. It worked better in Windows 7 because the search results weren't cluttered with web results or store app results.
so i like this site [URL]https://changewindows.org/[/URL] to watch post-windows 7 OS branches and builds progress (since like Windows 8 time) can be quite useful if you use the various subsections e.g. [URL]https://changewindows.org/rings[/URL] [URL]https://changewindows.org/rings/pc[/URL] [URL]https://changewindows.org/build/redstone4/17093/pc[/URL] covers not just desktop but also server, xbox, even mobile etc.
Has anyone else been seeing a memory leak in the netsvcs svchost for a few months now? It's getting kinda ridiculous how persistent this is. [img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/rewind-screenshots/tobba/9fcc2961-627c-4a68-a15a-fb32e5331352.png[/img] It's not up to a whole lot in that image because I got force-rebooted by an update a few hours ago, but it eventually soaks up a few GB. I wouldn't be surprised if most people just didn't notice it, because task manager doesn't actually show the [i]actual[/i] fucking memory usage column by default (the "Memory" column is only RAM). Memory on Windows usually means RAM + pagefile, which is how much it'll commit before OOMing. [editline]15th February 2018[/editline] The only two services on there are RasMan and CertPropSvc. Turning off RasMan seems to really mess with things, so I haven't been able to figure out which one it is.
[QUOTE=Tobba;53133261]Has anyone else been seeing a memory leak in the netsvcs svchost for a few months now? It's getting kinda ridiculous how persistent this is. [IMG]https://s3.amazonaws.com/rewind-screenshots/tobba/9fcc2961-627c-4a68-a15a-fb32e5331352.png[/IMG] It's not up to a whole lot in that image because I got force-rebooted by an update a few hours ago, but it eventually soaks up a few GB. I wouldn't be surprised if most people just didn't notice it, because task manager doesn't actually show the [I]actual[/I] fucking memory usage column by default (the "Memory" column is only RAM). Memory on Windows usually means RAM + pagefile, which is how much it'll commit before OOMing. [editline]15th February 2018[/editline] The only two services on there are RasMan and CertPropSvc. Turning off RasMan seems to really mess with things, so I haven't been able to figure out which one it is.[/QUOTE] You can isolated the services into their own svchost to make it easier to determine which is the culprit: [code]sc config RasMan type= own sc config CertPropSvc type= own[/code] Note that the space after type= is required otherwise it won't work. To change it back replace own with share.
[QUOTE=Panda X;53130840]Windows remembers what you typed and what you opened with the typed text. At some point you probably searched "phot" and clicked or hit the down key to select Photoshop and it remembered that. I would guess that it was right after you install it as newly installed programs are ranked higher. You can train it to learn that all of those other inputs means you want to open Photoshop though it's annoying to do so. Type in the other input and select Photoshop from the bottom of the list. I won't do it right away but eventually it'll work. If it doesn't show up at all, try clicking the apps filter button (first one right of the hamburger menu) or try deleting the index and rebuilding. It worked better in Windows 7 because the search results weren't cluttered with web results or store app results.[/QUOTE] Yes, make sure to remove web results from search. It makes it 1000 times easier.
[img]http://puu.sh/29jXz[/img] windows please
Is there anyway I can fucking ignore or at least stop the store from giving me Code: 0x80070057. My ssd ain't even big enough for most of the shit on the store.
Anyone know why Fall Creator's would make some programs stop working out of the blue? They outright refuse to launch. This sucks.
[QUOTE=Paul-Simon;53130326]Why is the search function so bad? If I want to open Photoshop, I have to type "phot" to find it. Not "photo" Not "photos" Not "photosh" Not "photosho" Not "photoshop" Only "phot" will make Windows actually find it. And generally, why is Windows unable to find software that is installed and even available from the start menu? Trying to find files is of course a lost cause entirely, and I gave up on that ages ago and installed "everything" for that purpose.[/QUOTE] I swear the search was at its best in Windows 8. It was fast and found pretty much exactly what you wanted. Then in 8.1 it got worse, and in 10 it got even worse, and every update since has just made it even more terrible. I don't know how.
[QUOTE=Tobba;53133261]Has anyone else been seeing a memory leak in the netsvcs svchost for a few months now? It's getting kinda ridiculous how persistent this is. [img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/rewind-screenshots/tobba/9fcc2961-627c-4a68-a15a-fb32e5331352.png[/img] It's not up to a whole lot in that image because I got force-rebooted by an update a few hours ago, but it eventually soaks up a few GB. I wouldn't be surprised if most people just didn't notice it, because task manager doesn't actually show the [i]actual[/i] fucking memory usage column by default (the "Memory" column is only RAM). Memory on Windows usually means RAM + pagefile, which is how much it'll commit before OOMing. [editline]15th February 2018[/editline] The only two services on there are RasMan and CertPropSvc. Turning off RasMan seems to really mess with things, so I haven't been able to figure out which one it is.[/QUOTE] I had that problem awhile ago, but it was the Power/DcomLaunch/SystemEventsBroker svchost that would eat up a ton of resources. I thought it might of been a rootkit or something nasty like that but all the scans would come up clean and all the files didn't appear to be modified. I was ready to just format when the fall creators update hit and it went back to normal. Not really the most helpful post, but at least you know you aren't the only one.
Today I got a weird pop up from a thing called Windows Update Assistant, telling me something about not being able to install security updates until it has updated to the newest Windows version, which it automatically started downloading. After my previous experience with the Fall Creators update I felt like I had a gun to my head when it showed a 30 min countdown. I just turned my machine off and booted up again. Surprisingly it let me uninstall the Update Assistant. Let's see what it throws at me next ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit: Literally two seconds after posting I got the pop up again. Piece of shit reinstalled itself. This shit makes wish I had actually killed myself when I had the guts a few months ago.
[QUOTE=Mudkipslol;53136169]Today I got a weird pop up from a thing called Windows Update Assistant, telling me something about not being able to install security updates until it has updated to the newest Windows version, which it automatically started downloading. After my previous experience with the Fall Creators update I felt like I had a gun to my head when it showed a 30 min countdown. I just turned my machine off and booted up again. Surprisingly it let me uninstall the Update Assistant. Let's see what it throws at me next ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit: Literally two seconds after posting I got the pop up again. Piece of shit reinstalled itself. This shit makes wish I had actually killed myself when I had the guts a few months ago.[/QUOTE] Wanting to kill yourself over OS updates seems like the most pathetic reason I can think of.
[QUOTE=Mudkipslol;53136169]Today I got a weird pop up from a thing called Windows Update Assistant, telling me something about not being able to install security updates until it has updated to the newest Windows version, which it automatically started downloading. After my previous experience with the Fall Creators update I felt like I had a gun to my head when it showed a 30 min countdown. I just turned my machine off and booted up again. Surprisingly it let me uninstall the Update Assistant. Let's see what it throws at me next ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Edit: Literally two seconds after posting I got the pop up again. Piece of shit reinstalled itself. This shit makes wish I had actually killed myself when I had the guts a few months ago.[/QUOTE] [img]https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/computer_problems.png[/img] Honestly, do like the rest of us and spend some time trying various things to fix the problem before actually killing yourself. If all else fails, reinstalling the OS isn't as exhausting and horrible as it might sound.
why is windows 10 so slow on my machine is all i want to know
don't come crying to an infosec professional when you get pwned from a new 0day that didn't get patched on your system because you didn't want to install FCU
pwned... didn't think I'd see that word floating around the internet still yet.
If Windows 10 is more of a bane than actual boon what motivated you all to 'upgrade'? How would describe your overall experience with Windows 10 in one word?
[QUOTE=pzgr;53137013]If Windows 10 is more of a bane than actual boon what motivated you all to 'upgrade'? How would describe your overall experience with Windows 10 in one word?[/QUOTE] haven't had any issues with windows 10 you'll find that barring loud people on the internet, that's the general throughline
[QUOTE=elevate;53136779]pwned... didn't think I'd see that word floating around the internet still yet.[/QUOTE] Pwned is still pretty common when talking about exploits for some reason
[QUOTE=pzgr;53137013]If Windows 10 is more of a bane than actual boon what motivated you all to 'upgrade'? How would describe your overall experience with Windows 10 in one word?[/QUOTE] Overall I like it but there are some problems that infuriate me like the one post I made earlier. There's also some problems I've had that are still present despite multiple reformats and refreshes.
[QUOTE=helifreak;53136274]Wanting to kill yourself over OS updates seems like the most pathetic reason I can think of.[/QUOTE] Yeah, it was a pretty stupid thing to say. I'm okay now, but I wasn't 2 months ago. I've been having some health issues for the past 1.5 years and since my last surgery I've been stuck at home for almost 2 months. My PC and some books are my only entertainment.
[QUOTE=Panda X;53133643]You can isolated the services into their own svchost to make it easier to determine which is the culprit: [code]sc config RasMan type= own sc config CertPropSvc type= own[/code] Note that the space after type= is required otherwise it won't work. To change it back replace own with share.[/QUOTE] That actually fixed it entirely; the fuck? In retrospect that [i]kinda[/i] makes sense though, since I'd manually set them all to share processes (mainly because having hundreds of processes in the list is real damn annoying, but they also excaberated shit like the CFG bugs). Still, that really shouldn't be able to happen. [editline]16th February 2018[/editline] Did their QA department not test on low-memory machines at all or something? The default limit for sharing the processes is ~4GB IIRC, which I'd turned up to 8GB.
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