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    When idle (e.g. 3 mins after logging in and no...

    When idle (e.g. 3 mins after logging in and no user intervention) you should normally see zero disk activity.

    Noted you said you had disabled Windows search. That is based on a misunderstanding...
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    Solved Hi, you might try Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in...

    Hi, you might try
    Fix Corrupted Recycle Bin in Windows | Tutorials

    from the Tutorial section.

    Or if you were lucky, use System Restore point if available.

    (Fortunately my cat is unusually...
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    Hi, can you confirm you have Win 10 Pro? I...

    Hi, can you confirm you have Win 10 Pro?

    I don't bother disabling Cortana and I'm never bothered by it.
    a. I disable the search bar on the taskbar
    b. I make sure 'Hey cortana' is disabled in...
  4. Thread: How do I re-activate Windows Installer-service ? by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 330

    Ah, of course I overlooked one thing- you can't...

    Ah, of course I overlooked one thing- you can't reinstall the thing..! Sorry.. but in principle that's what you'd do.

    You might just check using Autoruns (free from MS) that nothing from Comodo...
  5. Thread: Can not complete Upgrade by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 417

    Note that MS plans to and slowly is stopping...

    Note that MS plans to and slowly is stopping support for some older PCs. How relevant this is in your case I can't say- clearly you were offered some update or feature update (upgrade) by Windows...
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    Hi, as an outside possibility, you might try a...

    Hi, as an outside possibility, you might try a tool such as DriverMax (some like DriverBooster- not tried). These programs are ones I would advise never to be used routinely. However, I have used...
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    Hi, following this, I get neither lock screen nor...

    Hi, following this, I get neither lock screen nor login prompt on resuming:
    Turn On or Off Require Sign-in on Wakeup in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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    file explorer is designed to do two things with a...

    file explorer is designed to do two things with a string in the address bar:

    a. If it's a path with an exact match, it opens the specified file or folder.
    b. if not, it performs an internet...
  9. You can start with thinking they are a great...

    You can start with thinking they are a great advantage for non-critical sites- speed of login with 1 click open browser, launch site and autofill, no need to remember the data.

    Moving on to...
  10. Thanks- that's step 7 in my post,

    Thanks- that's step 7 in my post,
  11. Thread: Changing Picture Display Order by dalchina
    Forum: Customization
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    Solved I use Wally - just search for them (see my...

    I use Wally - just search for them (see my signature!). E.g.
    Wally background changer

    Lots of options- it's a matter of finding one that suits you. I use Wally to change wallpaper on logon,...
  12. Thread: Changing File Type Views in Explorer by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
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    That's what I thought you'd say.... not much...

    That's what I thought you'd say.... not much flexibilty there.
  13. Thread: Changing Picture Display Order by dalchina
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 4 Views 147

    Solved Hi, you can use a 3rd party program to change...

    Hi, you can use a 3rd party program to change your wallpaper and thus gain more control.

    E.g. Wally, or John's Background Switcher (both free).
  14. Thread: Changing File Type Views in Explorer by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 336

    Hi, you can do this: Apply Folder View to All...

    Hi, you can do this:
    Apply Folder View to All Folders of Same Type in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    but you refer to a file type, so this may not meet your needs.

    For interest, there is also this:...
  15. Thread: How do I re-activate Windows Installer-service ? by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 330

    Hello, Presumably you are saying you can't...

    Hello, Presumably you are saying you can't install any programs. I don't understand why you are trying to start the service yourself.

    I don't believe you've read the various and different steps in...
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    You could try a 3rd party uninstaller- Revo...

    You could try a 3rd party uninstaller- Revo Uninstaller/ Geek U... and if you can't afford a Pro license for Revo, Wise uninstaller (free) allows you to browse to a remaining exe after a failed...
  17. Thread: Windows 10 1809 really slow after update by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 449

    Please post screenshots of your task manager(s),...

    Please post screenshots of your task manager(s), organising columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant tab.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.
    ...
  18. Thread: How do I re-activate Windows Installer-service ? by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 330

    Hi, sounds like a problem the Comodo forum may...

    Hi, sounds like a problem the Comodo forum may have experience with.

    It may be incompletely uninstalled. There is an uninstaller tool, apparently:
    Comodo Uninstaller Tool Use, Internet Security,...
  19. Thread: SSD OS migration to new CPU/MB by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 20 Views 459

    Hmm - supercooled quantum computing? You've...

    Hmm - supercooled quantum computing? You've achieved better than absolute zero!
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    The number kept is self-limiting anyway,...

    The number kept is self-limiting anyway, depending on the space you choose to allocate, unless they are older than the limit set (if any).

    This may be of interest:
    System Restore Points Saved for...
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    Hi, seems the URLs in my previous post were...

    Hi, seems the URLs in my previous post were somehow combined so clicking on this one didn't work:
    traceroute - What could cause a ping to fail if I am able to load the sites homepage in a browser? -...
  22. Thread: Can not complete Upgrade by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 4 Views 417

    Hi, could you please complete specifications for...

    Hi, could you please complete specifications for your problem PC as far as possible? (See mine for comparison- click My computer below my post).

    What is 'the latest upgrade'? This can be different...
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    Forgive the obvious question - can you browse...

    Forgive the obvious question - can you browse normally? Other than ping and tracert, is there any other evidence of internet problems?

    Discussed here with some ideas:
    Ping and Tracert return...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 1809 really slow after update by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 449

    How much free space do you have on C: ? Is there...

    How much free space do you have on C: ? Is there evidence of paging issues? Task manager screenshot please?

    RossoPhantasm- you seem to have plenty.
  25. Thread: how to stop updates from running by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 1 Views 179

    Hi, you could perhaps be downloading build 1809-...

    Hi, you could perhaps be downloading build 1809- about 4Gb. You've not stated your Windows build or shown your Update History.

    Not a direct answer to your question, but in general for Home use...
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