Windows 10: Q: My computer's fan is running all the time

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       19 Jun 2016 #31

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Added to my archive Bill, TC
    fixed your post...... lol
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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #32

    [QUOTE=f14tomcat;709466]fixed your post...... lol[/QUOTE
    Had it right the 1st time.
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #33

    I will try all these solutions, thanks for the feedback.
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #34

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    on both these posts! Apps like Driver Genius and the like are pure Snake Oil! Avoid like the plague!!!

    Back to your original problem.....heat

    I noticed you said you changed from the HP recommended power plan to High Performance. Was there a good reason to do that? Have not seen anywhere in this thread where you tried setting it back to HP Recommended, reboot, and see if it helps. Would suggest you at least give it a try. Quick, simple task that may help. Then again, may not. Can't hurt to try!
    My reason for switching was just gaming reason, just trying to see maybe if it made the game run faster.
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       19 Jun 2016 #35

    HartyMcFly said: View Post
    My reason for switching was just gaming reason, just trying to see maybe if it made the game run faster.
    It can't go any faster than 100%. High Performance tells the machine to crank at top cpu speed, ignore battery life, and almost never throttle back to about 5-10%. SPEED=HEAT......
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  6.    19 Jun 2016 #36

    I understand that, but I've had it in power saver ever since that time I switched it, and haven't ran any games, and it just goes into full fan speed, and heats up from the start up, to now where all I'm doing is typing, and looking online. I just now switched the power option to HP recommended, and rebooted it, and it's still having the heat issue.
    Also I may need help in appdata, since I've never really messed with a lot of computers before, I don't have the experience to do what I was requested to do.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       19 Jun 2016 #37

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    This could be a subjective Bill, as I prefer to get SOME of my drivers from the Manufacturer, always have.
    Sure Mike, everything is subjective!

    Old? Older? I'm not getting old, I'm getting older

    Windows Update gets drivers from the OEM - MS doesn't write drivers for devices other than MS devices. They run thousands of test machines to make sure the one WU offers works across many, many, many machine configurations. In essence you are getting the driver from the OEM after it has passed rigorous testing by MS.

    Does WU give you a driver that doesn't work on your machine ... my experience -> often in Win7, less often in Win8, and rarely in Win10. And that's with an AMD APU - notorious for problems when updating!

    Hmmm, drivers from the vendors never harm ...... true, but they can crash it. Take a walk around the BSOD threads on TenForums, EightForums, and SevenForums. The issue is often resolved by installing a back level driver.

    There is nothing that prevents you from installing drivers from the OEM site (well, maybe WU keeps updating it ) and as you said - it's a preference. The point I was trying to make is: If it ain't broke ... don't fix it.

    I'll end my part of the discussion here, so HartyMcFly can get on with solving the issue.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       19 Jun 2016 #38

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Bill, just a suggestion...change your command line to:

    wmic product get name,version /format:csv > %userprofile%\desktop\listInstalled.txt

    He may not know how to maneuver in appdata...TC
    Oh, but I hate putting things on people's desktop.

    You're right of course ... I usually have to explain Environment variables and navigation by address bar or just put %TEMP%\listInstalled.txt in the location when you upload the file.

    I'm glad you didn't recommend changing the format to :txt - it's an easy thing for me to open with spreadsheet and tell it the format is really comma separated values (cause Calc thinks it is a tab separated file)

    This is a fun thread - back to McFly
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  •    19 Jun 2016 #39

    HartyMcFly said: View Post
    I understand that, but I've had it in power saver ever since that time I switched it, and haven't ran any games, and it just goes into full fan speed, and heats up from the start up, to now where all I'm doing is typing, and looking online. I just now switched the power option to HP recommended, and rebooted it, and it's still having the heat issue.
    Also I may need help in appdata, since I've never really messed with a lot of computers before, I don't have the experience to do what I was requested to do.
    1st Off it will take time for your computer to cool back down, if its been running hot. so it will take a while after you have changed your settings back to their defaults for you to see any change.

    2nd Uninstall your Driver Genius next. I think you know how to do that right. ??
    3rd After you uninstall driver genius, download AdwCleaner from the link I gave you earlier. Then lets us know if it found anything that should be removed. If it does, let the program remove what it finds.

    Try these things 1st ok.
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  •    19 Jun 2016 #40

    Okay guys, don't worry about it I'll just revert back to 8.1, I'm going to just go get me a new desktop. Maybe a gaming computer next time, and thanks for the warning about Driver Genius, that same day I had 3 trojans, so that's why I believe you. Thank you for all the support and feedback.

    I might send the laptop up to someone that I know that's pretty techy, so they can mess with it.
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