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    Quote Originally Posted by KeriJane View Post
    You can't stop Windows from going bad.
    Haven't had much Problems with that.
    The Problem might be in Hardware.
    Or the User of course...

    That were the only situations where I really had Problems with Windows, when the Memory or Harddrive or some other component is bad...
    Quote Originally Posted by KeriJane View Post
    It's just Bad to the Bone!
    From the Alternatives its not the best. The others are worse.

    Quote Originally Posted by KeriJane View Post
    The best way to run Windows is from within a Virtual Machine being run under a responsible OS like Linux or Mac OSX.
    Linux is SJW infested cancer that doesn't work well when you need a GUI.
    The strong point is moddability, you can make the Operatiing system the way you want.

    The GUIs however are still lacking - 5 Years later...
    KDE can't stream from Windows Shares.
    Windows + Numbers can only be used on Gnome3 wich isn't great to use. And essentially OSX Menubar rotated clockwise...
    KDE doesn't use one Windows shortcut you might remember - not even STRG+F4 or ALT+F4.
    Cinnamon seems to be the best, Windows + Arrows Works (AFAIR), old Windows 2k/XP/Vista style UI - based on Gnome 3.
    MATE is Gnome2 continued, Windows + Arrow don't work. Looks similar to Cinamon.

    From here it gets worse and some UI work and feel like Windows 95, maybe 98.
    You have to use the maximize button if you want to move the Window.

    OSX is way better than Linux but Apple Exclusive.
    Yes you can install it on PC but its a pain and most components (Graphics cards) don't work out of the box. The best choice for that is higher end AMD Cards - but at the cost of Power Consumption...


    In the end:
    Windows does not deserve the slack its getting.
    And Linux isn't as great as people are trying to talk because you have to do many things with the comand line.

    And if you want to access Windows 10 Shares, you are out of luck.
    With OSX at least that works.
    And its totally different. But the keyboard layout is something that speaks for MacOSX...

    Sorry, I know thread is old but I had to say something about this statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashtonbrady45 View Post
    Yea you right Mariush but i think you miss the point that after installing window we must stop the window update option.
    Careful guys, that's some very, VERY sneaky spam right there (I removed the link in my quote.) Well done to the author who got the keywords right for that bot.

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    My 2c:

    Defragmenter Alternative
    MyDefrag. It's free and works REALLY well. It needs to be said, however, as a general rule, do not defrag SSDs.

    Anti-virus Alternatives
    I'd recommend AVG/Sophos Home for free options.

    Have a look around at some videos. I like The PC Security channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePCSecurity/videos

    AVG Free Antivirus 2018 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLgjgAgv43U

    Sophos Home Premium Review and Ransomware Test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjyUBSTw7t0&t=52s
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    One thing that might help (not sure if this applies to your situation) is to avoid streaming content from suspicious websites.

    I have a friend who ruins a PC every few months... by spending hours every day watching 0-day movies, TV series without ads, PPV boxing events, etc. all from shady streaming websites.

    So of course often installing the latest required 'driver', making an 'update', etc. Eventually weird software gets administrator privileges othervise the video won't work *facepalm*

    It gets ridiculous to see how a recent computer with good computing power can get so slow, nothing is really free and they have to find a way to make up for the bandwidth cost.

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    Same here. However, I found out that my antivirus program was messed up, so I switched and everything is fine now.

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    I stick with Windows defender

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariush View Post
    Install a proper antivirus and stop installing all the crap applications, video codec packs, toolbars and so on.

    Use a player like Media Player Classic Home Cinema to play videos without any need to install codecs.
    Use Firefox or Chrome to browse the net safely.
    Use a proper antivirus like Eset NOD32 or Avira or whatever else is cool these days.

    Set your Windows' page file to a fixed size of 3-4 GB and after a reboot, defragment your windows drive using a good software like o&o defrag.
    Agreed with all the above. But I would go with Kaspersky.

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