Windows 10: Windows multitasking needs a serious overhaul

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    Windows multitasking needs a serious overhaul

    It may have always been this way, but I really donít recall previous versions of Windows becoming completely unusable during update downloads, virus definition updates or whatever background process decides to churn the hard drive at 99% for how ever much time it thinks it should have....

    I understand that SSDís generally avoid this issue because theyíre able to access the data they need at a faster rate, but itís inexcusable that performance using a traditional HDD has gotten this bad. No reason a modern PC with a fresh, unbloated installation of Windows churns the disk for 3-5min on a cold boot. Vista wasnít this bad if your PC had at least 4GB of RAM.

    Until SSDs price per GB reaches sanity and can fully displace a traditional HDD, I donít think itís wise to not optimize for them.
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  2.    21 Nov 2017 #2

    Have you run Diagnostics on your HDD? Download the ISO image for Seatools and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn or to USB Flash with Seaflash. All in my signature. Boot off of the newly create media and run Long Test. This will take a while, if it fails the HDD needs to be replaced,
    Also, check your internet speed at If it is slower then the advertized speed you are paying for, have the ISP test the lines.
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  3.    21 Nov 2017 #3

    My HDD is fine and Iíve witnessed this behavior on more than one PC. Laptops are even worse.
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       21 Nov 2017 #4

    Telemetry is always the culprit in this cases, try disabling the Customer Experiences and Telemetry service, that should get your disk back to normal.
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  5.    22 Nov 2017 #5

    FerchogtX said: View Post
    Telemetry is always the culprit in this cases, try disabling the Customer Experiences and Telemetry service, that should get your disk back to normal.
    Iíll give that a try when back at my pc but thatís not going to solve the underlying problem: The OS needs to be tweaked to detect indications of it being used and therefore not hog 100% of the I/O.
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  6.    22 Nov 2017 #6

    From my personal observations, I would agree that 10 is not too optimised for hard drives.
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