This will keep Windows 10 fresh and clean

This will keep Windows 10 fresh and clean

Tech November 20, 2015 17:00

- Perhaps also on your PC Windows 7 or 8 meanwhile exchanged for Windows 10. That transition should go smoothly, but it can happen that some hardware still is not working properly or that redundancies are on your system. We set up your new system back on track.

Tip 1- rollback, we assume that you, like many other users, via the free upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. 1 to 10 are switched. In most cases, this transition happens smoothly, but what if you're not satisfied with that upgrade and you would rather return to your previous version of Windows? That belongs in principle to problems. Open the Windows Start menu and choose Settings. Click Update and security and go to the System section. If all goes well, you might spot the option Return to Windows 8. 1 (or 7). Note that this option is only available for one month after your initial upgrade to Windows 10. If you want to return to your previous Windows installation, press the button Getting Started and follow the instructions. Tip 1- Turn your Windows 10 (for now) still prefer again backs Tip 2- HerstelIs the upgrade went well, but there are subsequent something occurred that prevents Windows 10 still not good or reliable work anymore, you can also activate the built System address (see tip 1). This time, press on the upper section the PC reset button Getting Started. You will see two choices: keep my files or Delete all. In the first case, and the associated apps, settings but keeping your personal data files. Are you still not completely comfortable in this whole process, you can of course also first make a backup (see tip 3). In the second case, go your own data and settings for the ax, and the result is a new Windows 10 installation. Tip 2- System: (emergency) solution when Windows suddenly no longer running smoothly. Tip 3- Disk Backup Upis your PC to system indeed, but not quite trust your Windows when it comes to preserving your data files, you can of course first make a backup. A reliable and free tool is EASEUS Todo Backup Free, which you both a dedicated data backup as a complete image of can create one or more partitions. Even if you choose a partition backup, it remains possible as to connect a virtual disk so that you can access your backed-up data yet as individual files and can restore if desired, open the Tools menu, choose the option Mount / unmount and select the desired partition backup. Tip 3- EASEUS Todo Backup allow images are also linked as virtual disks. Tip 4- Clean installatieEen fresh installation of Windows 10 provides almost by definition, a cleaner installation or upgrade from Windows 7 or 8. 1 and it is also consumes less storage space. Immediately opt for such an installation, for example using the Media Creation Tool, upgrade instead of your old Windows installation but does not work unless you already have a valid license for Windows 10. However, it is possible to perform a clean install after your Windows 7 or 8. 1 have upgraded to Windows 10. After all, such an upgrade, the installer will check whether you have a legitimate Windows installation, and will automatically activate your PC for use with Windows 10. You certainly get a product key, but (the hardware) is your PC at Microsoft registered. Tip 4- Windows 10 immediately after a clean install does not work unless a previous upgrade (or with a license key). Enter your subsequently modify a clean install of Windows 10 on the same computer, then check the Microsoft Servers or it is a registered device. If that is so, then the clean installation of Windows 10 should gracefully to (re) activate. Tip 5- DriversIn most cases, the upgrade from Windows 7 or 8. 1 goes to Windows 10 without problems. Yet you do well to just check all the device drivers work correctly. Click the Windows Start Button, right and choose Device Manager. If all goes well, you will find no exclamation mark here. If that is the case, then you can try it first this way: open the Start menu and select Settings / Update and security. Open the section Windows Update and click Check for updates. The chances are that Windows will find a suitable driver and downloads, and that can be installed and then the exclamation mark has disappeared. Tip 6- Get your Device Manager, the driver not through a forced quest for updates (see 5), you can still try it in a more manual way. Open Device Manager and right click on the balky device (with the exclamation mark). Select Update Drivers and click Search automatically for updated driver software. Perhaps you yourself have the correct driver already found, possibly on the site of the producer, and you've already done anywhere on your PC. In this case, the second option: Browse my computer for driver software, and point the way Windows via the Browse button. Succeed even in this way, click the device with the right mouse and choose Properties. Click the Details tab and select Hardware IDs in the dropdown menu. There appear several lines of text: right-click the top item and choose Copy. Then paste the copied text by pressing Ctrl + V in the Google search bar. Chances are that this quest you effectively leads to a suitable driver. Tip 6- Sulky drivers? With luck, this tool delves a suitable driver for you! A handy and free tool that automates this process, more or less, is Unknown Device Identifier. Which allows all installed drivers in a list and turns red problematic drivers. If all goes well, you will also get information about the producer. Through the menu Drivers / Find Driver plays the tool the data to Google and you come out with a little luck at the appropriate driver. Tip 7- Deficit schijfruimteHeb you not to make such a large SSD or hard drive and appears to be noticeably less disk space after upgrading to Windows 10, you'll have previous Windows version there undoubtedly much. After all, when you upgrade to Windows 10 will automatically create a sort of back-up from your old Windows folder to a rollback to your previous version of Windows is still possible (see tip 1). This directory continues to stand here thirty days after Microsoft automatically removes the folder of your system. Are you really sure that you do not want to go to your previous version of Windows again, you can remove the backup already own. That folder where Windows stores the data, Windows. old, which soon takes tens of gigabytes of space. Using Windows Explorer, but look at the location where the operating system is stored (usually the C drive). Removing the old installation is done with the help of the built-in Disk Cleanup tool. Press the Windows key and tap into disk cleanup. Launch the tool and confirm with OK. In the program window, press clean up the System Files button and your reaffirms OK. If all goes well, you will also find the item Previous Windows installation (s). Insert a check mark and press OK. Tip 8- SchijfopruimingJe to find Disk Cleanup (see previous tip) include even the item Temporary Internet files. Select this item and click below View Files. Chances are that you can remove these files without problems, but it is not excluded that there are now downloaded updates for Windows 10 among them. Which can then be used for peer-to-peer distribution of Windows updates. Concretely, this means that other PCs that can use instead of having to download. Note that by default are also PCs outside your own network. That, however, you can customize. Open Settings from the Windows Start menu and choose Update and security. Select Windows Update and then successively Advanced Options / Select how updates are delivered. Dot option PCs in the local network if you want to avoid too remote PCs can use your downloaded updates. Want to share those updates with any other PC, then you can disable the feature and you can also safely clean up the item Temporary Internet Files. Tip 8- Windows Updates: share (your) other PCs Incidentally, there is a more advanced mode Disk Cleanup?. Which you boot from the command line with the command cleanmgr / sageset: 65 535 & amp; cleanmgr / sagerun: 65535. Additional options will then be available, such as all logs and files from the Windows error reporting. In this mode, however, you do not get to see how much disk space to clean up the items you will bring. Tip 9- Apps verwijderenVia the Disk Cleanup, you can therefore already a thing away what you no longer necessary but to remove excess apps, programs or components there are other possibilities. Click the Windows Start button and select Settings / System / Apps and parts. Wait a while until the list is created, you will see a list of installed apps and programs. The applications that take up the most space, are at the top of the list. Do you want to delete an item, then you do it is to click on the Delete button and pressing. At the top you will see a search bar that you can search for a specific app name. Below this are two menus with which you can let the other sort apps or can choose which disk you want to see the installed apps. Several apps that are installed by default by Microsoft, however, let it not be removed this way. Using PowerShell is normally still possible, but that is quite complex. Are you still interested in this method, googel than the keywords powershell windows 10 uninstall apps. Tip 9- From Windows 10 simply remove optional components. Inside Apps and components is an extra option that allows you to delete some unnecessary items, just click Manage Options. Maybe there is an additional type of a foreign language site, though we must say that you clear here but very little disk with. Click on an additional component that you no longer want to have and confirm with Delete to throw it away. Tip 10- Parts erase ordinary programs allow themselves admittedly also remove using the method described in tip 9, but there is another way, which is particularly useful when you want to turn off specific Windows components. Open the Windows Start menu, tap Control Panel and then press ENTER. You recognize the window doubtless in earlier Windows versions. Tip 10- The standard way to remove programs and components, is still in Windows 10. With the option Uninstall or change a program to uninstall a program is simply a matter of selecting it and pressing the Delete button. In the left column you also feel, however, the section Windows features on or off again. Using checkmarks here it is possible to activate various additional functions or just to get away, such as Telnet client, Windows PowerShell 2 0 and XPS Viewer. But do that only if you're sure that you (or Windows) that is no longer needed. Tip 11- Disk checkenWil you a quick overview of disk usage, then of course there can an external tool for addressing such as Space Sniffer (perform preferably as administrator), but such, although some stripped-down feature is also present in Windows 10. Finding them via Settings / System / Storage. From here you can the desired storage location for new apps, documents, music, set images and videos and thus avoid that way it silting up a particular disk. Furthermore you can also check how much disk space per disk take all kinds of parts. By clicking an item, you will enter a menu or folder where you delete the corresponding files. For example, click once again on Temporary files. Using the buttons Delete temporary files and empty the Recycle Bin you can easily create some space. Tip 12- App-problemenHet can sometimes happen that an app from the Windows Store does not function (more normal). Initially you can try it with the Troubleshooter for Windows apps, click on the link Run troubleshooter and run the downloaded tool and follow the instructions. Tip 12- Apps in the store: even if your Windows account with a local logged. Not get it done with this tool, remove the balky app (see tip 9) and install it again from the Windows Store. Open the Windows Start menu, tap Store and start on. Basically you need to do this, your Microsoft account in Windows have been notified, but it may also be different. In this case, you open the store, and then click your user icon next to the search bar. Click Log, and select Microsoft account. Log in with your Microsoft account, but once Prove that you are appears, leave the password blank and click logon only in this app. You can now find the app you want to install it (again). This article is brought to you by Total Computer. nl

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