Windows 8 RTM findings aand more...

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by free1975yuly, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    I started this thead because almost day I can observe something new in Windows 8..Yesterday I uninstalled Messages feature from Metro Start.I was wondering after that why my Facebook chat is disconnected (IE10) but is running well in immersive IE10 ?And another find: I used other Windows feature: Reinstalled Windows from control panel feature:Refresh PC without lose my personal files...etc.This will add in the end of process a folder called Windows.old but not this is important...for me seems Windows is NOT working well even I deleted windows.old folder,system is less responsive,high memory used and so on.Seems that feature is a temporary solution cuz I had to reinstall Windows on ''clean'' to get back my W8 speed and reliability.
     
  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Its windows old behavior.. After fresh install its like Made in USA Product... After application installed & continuous usage its like Made in China... Old windows track continue even with new releases..

    But still Its better...
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    One of the problems which slows Windows down is the registry. Even if you "Refresh" Windows 8, the Registry is still the old one full with crap. As longer you Windows use and as more Apps you install and uninstall, the Registry is growing.

    I use to manually clean the Registry each time I uninstall an Apps and that I do twice: first with MS own Regedit and after that with Registrar Registry Manager. Even if using a normal Registry Cleaner Apps, there's still to much "rubbish" left!
     
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  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    @pisthai Regarding refresh, above is not correct.. Refresh keeps personal data, installed metro apps & settings but not any desktop and 3rd party app & registry/settings related to those apps.

     
  5. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Ashaampoo winoptimizer is not a good tool to clean up my registry? I used this program after Windows Refresh nd seems no result...Only I can do is reinstall Windows,clean install.
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Sorry, that isn't correct.

    I had refresh once just yesterday one of my Office Computers and after that it were still need a long startup for to load all Apps etc. and therefore I checked the Registry and found the entries for 3. Party Apps there like Adobe CS 6, Corel Designer X5 and others. So, if the registry would be new while refresh, special 3. Party Apps should have "gone", or am I wrong? Also all entries for Office 2010 wre still in Registry and pther MS Software which were install before.

    Personal data doesn't matter because those are on external drives and not on the machine. Same for software which run without installation (portable).

    After deleting all that entries, Windows were starting normal.
     
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  7. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Another finding: with tuneup 2013 installed memory usage grows until 98% (8 GB of RAM x64 CPU).:confused:
     
  8. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    I use Windows 8 Manager to clean up my machine. Solid suite of software.
     
  9. pisthai

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  10. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    You can run diagnostics to identify problem...

    Perform System maintenance troubleshooter.
    Follow these steps:
    Press Windows key + W on the keyboard
    Type Troubleshooter then click on Settings under the Search field
    In Settings click on Find and Fix Problems
    Click on System and security
    Click System maintenance follow the prompts from there.


    Run memory diagnostic tool

    Go to Control Panel, Click the "System and Security"
    click on the "Administrative Tool"
    in administrative tool Window, you will see a list of options. You click on the "windows memory diagnostic"
    You will see "check your computer for memory problems", click on "restart now and check for problems"
    then the windows memory diagnostic tool starts checking and restarts automatically and displays the result
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Can recommend using Revo Uninstaller and scan for leftovers after uninstalling :D.
     
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  12. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    I have experienced alot of 2503 & 2502 errors for software installers,then win8 launches compatibility troubleshooter and makes it all better
     
  13. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    One of the greatest uninstallers to date ;)
     
  14. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Still no updates for Windows 8 since a week ago or I have problems with..?:confused:
     
  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Same here :D.
     
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  16. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    I got some in the past as you can see here: update.JPG
     
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  17. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just downloading one Update for Net Framework. That's all of now.

    And it's installed already.
     
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  18. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Based on my personal experience I can afirm the usage battery in Windows 8 is improved.:eek: