Windows 10 - Tips and Tweaks

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  1. Dekaohtoura

    Dekaohtoura Master Guru

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    Fml...just finished a fresh install of October Update.
    Used WinAero PowerShell commands (1st page) to remove metro apps etc (just I've already done 4-5 times with no problems whatsoever), but this time it also erased WindowsPhotos and the Store itself!
    I cannot restore it, whatever command or other solution I tried.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Try to create new account, log into it, launch Store and Photos, then log back and try usual troubleshoot - PowerShell script to repair apps, Windows own troubleshooter. I did that myself recently.
     
  3. Dekaohtoura

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    No, unfortunately this didn't work, even though I restored most of the other apps by using a command I found here: https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-windows-store-windows-10-uninstall-with-powershell/

    I got news, calc etc back, but not Photos or Store.
     
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  5. Dekaohtoura

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    To think I formatted my PC because it was stuck on Insider 18290 and wouldn't find a newer. I tried to install 18317 over it, but it stuck on 85%/migrating data twice.

    It was a very old OS setup, at least 3 years of Preview to Preview. Last summer, I even upgraded from AM3+ to AM4 without reinstalling Win and everything worked fine.

    Sigh...I guess I'll have to wait till April/May, for the next major update or (hopefully) for an intermediate one.

    TY!
     
  6. Dekaohtoura

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    Just a thought:

    I have a laptop with Win10 Home (mine is Win10 Pro), on the same OS version.

    Can I extract WindowsStore "app" and force install it (via Powershell) on my system?
     
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    I remeber few years back there was way of doing this too but the program didnt work to good imo due changing setting in never actual did anything does this work better?
     
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    I think the old one was just some exe or installer for a partially working GP, don't remember it using DISM, so probably better
     
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    I did this method today on my W10 Home laptop and worked fine.
     
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    I will have to forward this to my uncle who has "home"
     

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    Found (via an online friend) a link for an oflfine all-in-1 installer/register and it worked like a charm.

    Hope I didn't give my PC HIV, though.
     
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    I just did this on my uncles pc and it seem more legit then the other way, I set Windows update to defer feature update for 200 days and the semi-anual channel and I set quality updates to 20 days, and I set WU to notify before download and install. gone see how sell it works. Sadly it does not update "setting>windows updates" page to refect those changes and how it setup
     
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    Hey all. I had a problem with my computer earlier today and had posted in another section in the forums here to find out what was wrong. So anyhow I had just did a fresh install of Win10Pro 1903, everything went smoothly. Well when I fired up some games I was getting all kinds of crazy stupid stutter in my games, plus my desktop was lagging, web pages pausing as I scrolled, youtube videos skipping, it was nuts. I started trying other gpu drivers, took all the o/cs off my cpu and gpu, and nothing helped. Nothing playable. So I came here and asked for help and mbk1969 pointed me to LatnecyMon and it was showing that I was having some problems. I kinda looked around that website(LatnecyMon) and saw I should try to disable the p/c states in bios. Did that and it helped a little bit but LatnecyMon still showed a bar in the red. While I waited for another guru, I stumbled across this article(Almost a 2 year old one). "How to disable Power Throttling in Windows 10"

    https://winaero.com/blog/disable-power-throttling-windows-10-1709/

    They had a little article on how to disable power throttling. Showed how to do it through regedit, but also had a couple of batch files for download for us that don't like to mess with the reg. I ran the disable bat, rebooted, and booom back to buttery smooth gaming/surfing/video watching. I think I even gain a couple of fps(prolly placebo affect??)... Just figured I'd post this if anyone else seems to have this problem after updating to 1903(Plus mbk1969 asked me to.) Sorry if punctuation and such aren't up to par but just a quick post. Hope maybe it helps others.

    Peace
    ----Doug
    (P.S. Guru3d rocks!!) :)

    My original post:
    https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/stange-thing-happening.427138/#post-5679612
     
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    did the latencymon spikes stop?
     
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    Yes, they seem to have. I just ran it again for the same amount of time as that first test and this is what it shows now.

    [​IMG]
     

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    939 is still pretty high, so theres still an operation going on in the kernel that is taking too long.
     
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    I was wondering about that... Not too smart when it comes to this kinda stuff. Everything is working very smoothly tho. Is there something else I should be checking?
     
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    Enjoy your games.
     
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  19. slayer6288

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    Not really as this seems to be an issue with the kernel in 1903. No one knows whats really going on besides Microsoft but spikes above 500 are pretty bad. For example if you have a nvidia card you will see spikes of 450-500 when it kicks into 3dclocks. Clock switching will always come with a dpc penalty. That spike is twice what a clock switch is. Thats a brutal hit to the system when it happens and it doesnt just happen once like the clock switch. It happens in intervals. What I dont get is the severity of the ntoskrnl spikes vary reboot to reboot. What could possibly be happening in the kernel that changes reboot to reboot. That is the part I dont understand with this buy and 1903
     
  20. blitz72

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    Spoke too soon.... Well I guess I need to try more options. Just finished downloading Metro E and it started out well, but as I played(about an hourish) it started to stutter(small ones) and the audio started popping, then finally it crashed to the desktop. This is really P'n me off!!!! I don't know what to do. I really don't wanna reinstall previous version(Just got everything setup and Metro was a huge download for my crappy internet(It's the version from the Game Pass for PC don't think I can back it up). Ugh help! I'm gonna let LatnecyMon run for a little and I'll post the log thing it makes and see if anyone can see anything. Sorry that I posted something and it really didn't help(well sorta)....
    Here is the LatnecyMon report....

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    CONCLUSION
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    Your system appears to be suitable for handling real-time audio and other tasks without dropouts.
    LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:30:04 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.


    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    SYSTEM INFORMATION
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    Computer name: DESKTOP-T6D46IQ
    OS version: Windows 10 , 10.0, version 1903, build: 18362 (x64)
    Hardware: ASRock, X370 Pro4
    CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor
    Logical processors: 16
    Processor groups: 1
    RAM: 16314 MB total


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    CPU SPEED
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    Reported CPU speed: 4092 MHz

    Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.

    WARNING: the CPU speed that was measured is only a fraction of the CPU speed reported. Your CPUs may be throttled back due to variable speed settings and thermal issues. It is suggested that you run a utility which reports your actual CPU frequency and temperature.



    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    MEASURED INTERRUPT TO USER PROCESS LATENCIES
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    The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

    Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 932.70
    Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 3.421270

    Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 930.40
    Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1.472448


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    REPORTED ISRs
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    Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

    Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 227.403715
    Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

    Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.043594
    Driver with highest ISR total time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

    Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.045131

    ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 1014517
    ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 500-999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0
    ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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    REPORTED DPCs
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    DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

    Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 878.864858
    Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: ntoskrnl.exe - NT Kernel & System, Microsoft Corporation

    Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.024340
    Driver with highest DPC total execution time: nvlddmkm.sys - NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 430.97 , NVIDIA Corporation

    Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.061613

    DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 5596021
    DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time 500-999 µs): 18
    DPC count (execution time 1000-1999 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time 2000-3999 µs): 0
    DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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    REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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    Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

    NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

    Process with highest pagefault count: system

    Total number of hard pagefaults 9276
    Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 3283
    Number of processes hit: 27


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    PER CPU DATA
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    CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 55.634804
    CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 227.403715
    CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 12.958393
    CPU 0 ISR count: 874803
    CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 878.864858
    CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 17.566384
    CPU 0 DPC count: 5546728
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    CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.537907
    CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 102.900782
    CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.001826
    CPU 1 ISR count: 1419
    CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 92.089687
    CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.025624
    CPU 1 DPC count: 2012
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    CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.311514
    CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 5.731183
    CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000114
    CPU 2 ISR count: 74
    CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 70.317204
    CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.029010
    CPU 2 DPC count: 12095
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    CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 9.072633
    CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 3 ISR count: 0
    CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 47.041789
    CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004280
    CPU 3 DPC count: 918
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    CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.204590
    CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 4 ISR count: 0
    CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 135.965298
    CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.022381
    CPU 4 DPC count: 6862
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    CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.823176
    CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 5 ISR count: 0
    CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 31.220919
    CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.002690
    CPU 5 DPC count: 472
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    CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.373508
    CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 6 ISR count: 0
    CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 36.581378
    CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.022291
    CPU 6 DPC count: 5672
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    CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.749499
    CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 7 ISR count: 0
    CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 56.520283
    CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004022
    CPU 7 DPC count: 543
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    CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.868084
    CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 8 ISR count: 0
    CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 37.132454
    CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0.006845
    CPU 8 DPC count: 1384
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    CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.626121
    CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 9 ISR count: 0
    CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 266.229472
    CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0.039292
    CPU 9 DPC count: 7822
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    CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.566185
    CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 10 ISR count: 0
    CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 265.257576
    CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0.014557
    CPU 10 DPC count: 2791
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    CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.593525
    CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 11 ISR count: 0
    CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 20.249511
    CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0.001788
    CPU 11 DPC count: 614
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    CPU 12 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.850812
    CPU 12 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 12 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 12 ISR count: 0
    CPU 12 DPC highest execution time (µs): 43.244379
    CPU 12 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008084
    CPU 12 DPC count: 1594
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    CPU 13 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.605371
    CPU 13 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 13 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 13 ISR count: 0
    CPU 13 DPC highest execution time (µs): 36.100440
    CPU 13 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004528
    CPU 13 DPC count: 1005
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    CPU 14 Interrupt cycle time (s): 8.600292
    CPU 14 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
    CPU 14 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
    CPU 14 ISR count: 0
    CPU 14 DPC highest execution time (µs): 262.301808
    CPU 14 DPC total execution time (s): 0.008312
    CPU 14 DPC count: 1527
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    CPU 15 Interrupt cycle time (s): 9.321388
    CPU 15 ISR highest execution time (µs): 12.995357
    CPU 15 ISR total execution time (s): 0.066292
    CPU 15 ISR count: 138221
    CPU 15 DPC highest execution time (µs): 69.154936
    CPU 15 DPC total execution time (s): 0.024022
    CPU 15 DPC count: 4000
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