Windows 11 Tweaks, Fixes and Modifications [Overview]

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Enthousiast, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. parafer

    parafer MDL Member

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    Well yeah :) my point was that I like some of the changes but that the loss of function could be mitigated (at least) by a clickless fold-out to the underlying original context menu, *were they intent on keeping the new overlay more or less as is.* And the context menu has been with us forever and has been customizable so it is not the same issue as UI changes in the past. The start menu is a good example, which is why MS got absolutely pummeled over that and it only got to be "fine" when they brought it back. But yeah, if we can turn the new context menu into the old one, then we'd have the old one, wouldn't we?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    AFAIK defender doesn't affect performance much beyond maybe a small hiccup when starting your program when hashing the exe, checking database and running it through the smartscreen check.
    Most of the reason I disable it is because it acts as a secondary version of windows telemetry in that it sends all of the information about what programs you are running to ms.
    You're be surprised how little you need an antivirus if you turn on file extensions and avoid running shady files like keygens and p2p cracks.
     
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    (\_/)^(\_/) MDL Member

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    Absolutely correct.
     
  4. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Senior Member

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    I beg to disagree. I'm currently testing Windows 11 on an 11 year old laptop, and you'd be surprised how much of an impact Windows Defender makes on performance. Copying files and folders, installing software, even installing drivers (the driver installers unpack and then install the driver, and Windows Defender wants to look at every single extracted file). The fan on that old laptop is dying, so the cooling isn't great, and I get very nervous that it will overheat and shut down. (In fact I don't need task manager - I can simply listen to the groaning of the fan and tell my CPU usage.)
    A simple folder copy (containing a bunch of small files) bumps the CPU usage to 40-60%, even higher when the file being copied is an exe.
     
  5. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Senior Member

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    Defender is a resource hog (just like any recent AV, except maybe NOD32), you may not notice that on a powerful machine, but on a fairly aged one is absolutely awful.

    Defender is also practically useless the only treat it reliably detects are KMS emulators, keygens and alike, in short it's there to protect MS' pockets, not you. ;)
     
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    (\_/)^(\_/) MDL Member

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    You can set avgcpuload to min 10% then see the difference.
     
  7. (\_/)^(\_/)

    (\_/)^(\_/) MDL Member

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    Correct :shake:
     
  8. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Well I have a Nividia Gtx166ti, ryzen 7 3700x. In settings, it can take a long time to load. I get white and then after sometime, something comes up and then I can do something. Same in store. It loads all white and then transitions to something visible
     
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  9. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Member

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    The current one is still there, never removed. Once you right click and get the new sub menu just select More Options at the very bottom of the menu and you got the original Windows 10 Sub Menu back.
     
  10. Xtreme21

    Xtreme21 MDL Addicted

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    See post above yours. Now able to restore classic context menus systemwide.
     
  11. Xtreme21

    Xtreme21 MDL Addicted

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    Haven't seen anything as yet but I'm sure someone will work that one out. All I've seen so far is Win 10 Classic Start Menu in Win 11
     
  12. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    All these people that Must Have Windows 11, but it Must look and feel exactly like Windows 10.
     
  13. nosirrahx

    nosirrahx MDL Addicted

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    There is a difference between form and function.

    Rounded corners and icons are form.
    Needing to do an extra click to see the real context menu and "all apps" menu is function.

    I see no issue at all with people annoyed with MS taking an established function and adding an additional click to access it. Quite honestly anyone saying "needing to do an extra click to do simple stuff is actually a good thing" is trying way too hard to defend poor design decisions.

    Part of being a fan is complaining about stuff that objectively sucks, so the thing you like is the best it can be.
     
  14. Xtreme21

    Xtreme21 MDL Addicted

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    Having kept up with the Preview Build 22000.51 thread I haven't seen a single post of anyone saying they want to make their Win 11 look/behave like Win 10, seen countless posts of buggy features and development features that ppl aren't happy with. The biggest of these must surely be the new right-click context menu, both here on MDL and Reddit it appears universally disliked, but ppl obviously appreciate this is a preview build and lots of things are still being developed and subject to much change. It's an early preview build, probably a long way from final RTM. Personally my biggest dislike is the new context menu design, the additional click required is irritating.
     
  15. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, we need a menu designer, just like the toolbar customisation tool where you can choose which items will appear on the toolbar. Different people are going to want different things.
     
  16. ch100

    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    The best I could achieve in Windows 11 was to disable Real-time scanning, Scheduled scans and Notifications.
    This is achieved basically by disabling Tamper protection in GUI (value 4 in the registry) and setting the required Group Policies.
    The service comes back for some reason, regardless of any other setting.
    This is only using supported tools like registry editing, even with NSudo and Group Policies.
    Brute force to remove files or change ACLs to set Deny permissions is not in discussion here.
     
  17. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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