Discussion and Poll, Which OS do you use.

What OS do you use?

  • Windows 7

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • Windows 8.1

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Windows 10

    Votes: 9 52.9%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

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New Member
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I have trialled 10 on several occasions - but there`s always something that just makes me so annoyed, I just wipe it :)
 

SgtSmurf87

New Member
Hello all!
I have recently discovered this utility, and am seeing that some of you have mentioned "cleaning up" Windows 10. I was wondering if y'all would be willing to share any recommendations or suggestions for doing so? Biggest Q: is it possible to kill their telemetry with this utility?
 

pmikep

Active Member
Since you're new here, might I respectfully suggest spending a little time perusing the forum and using the Search feature first to find the answers you're looking for? You'll find that, yes, NTLite will remove telemetry. And many people - particularly Clanger - have posted their Presets for cleaning up Windows.
 

pmikep

Active Member
I keep thinking about trying Win8. But 1) I really should be doing work and trying Win8.1 would consume a couple of days, and 2) After updating Win7 with the latest KB's using WSUS Offline Updater, Win7 is working REALLY well. (Turns out that I needed .NETFramework 4.7.2 for some things (like Handbrake Portable) to work.) So, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, I guess. Maybe I'll try 8.1 after the December holidays.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Dot Nets are an abomination, along with RGB except i can do without RGB. :mad:

And glass cases, what state will they arrive in when the dhl loading bay johhny on minimum wage and a bad mood has had his mitts on them.
 
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pmikep

Active Member
Yeah, the .NETs are just more vectors for attack and I hate having to install them. I disabled 2.0 in Services.

When I checked the log file in the netframework cleanup tool, it said that only 3.5 was installed. After I installed 4.7.2, it says that all the Nets are active. So I guess I have CLR enabled.
 

SgtSmurf87

New Member
Since you're new here, might I respectfully suggest spending a little time perusing the forum and using the Search feature first to find the answers you're looking for? You'll find that, yes, NTLite will remove telemetry. And many people - particularly Clanger - have posted their Presets for cleaning up Windows.
I do not know why my initial reply did not post, but here goes attempt 2!

Of course, pmikep! I have been perusing as well, just thought that in the spirit of working smarter not harder, some may have saved links readily available as reference to a cleanup "guide" and cut down on the search time.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
The definition of clean will vary on each user. What i call clean(from my nlite days) is removing 3rd party drivers, uneeded keyboards and languages, many fonts(i compiled my own keep fonts list for en-gb), cache/temp/.net cache files and stripping out winsxs. Its leaner than standard but still fairly large. I actualy get the performance gains(offline workstation) from bareboning services and disabling scheduled tasks, custom power plan and a few ui speed up tweaks. I will do a few component removals, defender, system restore and any bloody awfull wallpapers.
 
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