Windows 10: new to windows 10 question about maintenance

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
       21 Jan 2017 #1

    new to windows 10 question about maintenance


    new to windows 10 and wondering how often one should run disk clean up and disk defragmenter to keep the computer in top condition as well as virus scans .
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  2.    21 Jan 2017 #2

    As for disk cleanup Windows 10 by default is set to do this weekly but may do it less frequently or more frequently dependent on usage. Have a look at Disk Properties, Tools, Optimize.

    Most Virus apps run in real time now a days so weekly frequent definition updates should be your primary concern.
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  3. Posts : 501
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       21 Jan 2017 #3

    Railtech said: View Post
    Most Virus apps run in real time now a days so weekly frequent definition updates should be your primary concern.
    I use ESET SS v10, so I get definition updates at hourly or daily frequency (whenever definition is created or updated by ESET)

    Great AV/Firewall, highly recommend it! Greetz
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       21 Jan 2017 #4

    new to windows 10 question about maintenance


    KC9MSG said: View Post
    new to windows 10 and wondering how often one should run disk clean up and disk defragmenter to keep the computer in top condition as well as virus scans .
    Defrag is only needed when using HDD's!

    Greetz
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  5.    21 Jan 2017 #5

    Optimize in Windows 10 on an SSD runs Trim not defrag.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       21 Jan 2017 #6

    planning on changing the hd to an ssd drive soon but for now it came with a regular hd
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  7. Posts : 2,148
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       21 Jan 2017 #7

    I run both after installing Windows Updates (twice a month), since they mess up HDD a bit.
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  8. Posts : 501
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       21 Jan 2017 #8

    KC9MSG said: View Post
    planning on changing the hd to an ssd drive soon but for now it came with a regular hd
    A very food choice!

    Greetz
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  9. Posts : 501
    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       21 Jan 2017 #9

    Railtech said: View Post
    Optimize in Windows 10 on an SSD runs Trim not defrag.
    Yep, Windows 10 is a 'self maintaining OS' when run on SSD!

    Greetz
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  10. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2017 #10

    that's good to know about ssd and windows 10. might get one this weekend, want to do it before the main severe weather season starts to try and make the laptop bullet proof
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