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  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Bored


    I'm bored so I will relate my computer experience.

    Did Tuesday's Updates.
    They were kind of weird.
    They broke SilverLight & had to reinstall it.

    After the Updates I ran Extended Disk Cleanup.
    Took over 2 hours mainly because of Windows Update Cleanup.

    Ran CCleaner.

    Defragged with Auslogics defragger Pro.{Optimized too}

    Ran my dism batch file---

    Code:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow
    pause
    I think that's all.

    Then I created a Macrium image of all local drives.

    ok-- I ran a complete virus scan too.
    Clean.

    Everything clean & working good.

    Everybody should do routine maintenance.
    Some of it you can set in motion & take a nap & it will be done by the time you wake up.
    Dism & sfc I just let run in the background till finished.

    Defrag I have set on a schedule every day during idle time.

    It's nice not to see a blue or black screen with a cursor.
    Or freeze ups.

    That's all.
    Killed some boredom.

    edit--- Regained 5 GBs of free space by cleaning up.

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  2. #2


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    How would I get your batch file to run? I know to paste it into notepad, but what do I save it as ? What type of extension would I use for it and what program would I run it with ? Administrative Command Prompt, PowerShell or PowerShell 64 bit in Windows 8.1 Pro Update 3 x64 ???????
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  3. #3


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    General info

    A batch file runs using the Command processor that is Built into Windows (AKA. ... CMD.EXE, The DOS Prompt), you need to use Save As from notepad and change the defaiult .TXT extension to a .BAT

    Double clicking on the file created will run the file as the logged on user, right click can run as Administrator or you can use right click - Properties to add a run as Administrator to the compatibility TAB

    If you have a batch file that you wish to use regularly you cann create a shortcut, which can then have a more meaningful icon.

    If you wish you can also create a schedule to run the Batch file at regular intervals, Once a week, Every time a user logs on Etc.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here it is---

    dism.bat

    You download it & Right click it & click Properties & Unblock it & then right click it & choose Run as administrator.

    You can Google how to make a batch file.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Well, here is how to make the batch file---

    Open Notepad & paste the code in.

    Click File, "Save As"---

    Click image for larger version

    Choose "All Files"---

    Click image for larger version

    Choose a location to save it to.

    Barman already mentioned creating a shortcut---

    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Any body else bored ?
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What's a good topic to talk about ?
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  8. #8



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I've used the dism command before(after forum & internet search) to when having problems updating(code 8024402F), but it didn't help one bit, what helped was a batch file that reregisters the dlls. Anyhow I just did a search on what exactly dism is/does and found this. Am I right in thinking it could be used like a package manager in debian? Do you think this is OneGet uses? Being an Ubuntu user since 2011 of course I have experience with sudo apt-get and how much faster it works than downloading-extracting-installing. Think about it: elevated command prompt>OneGet Ccleaner, and Bam it installs after being cleared through the AV or a checksum. If we could then make a repositories list maybe it would look like this: note with windows elevated command prompt there is no need for a sudo or equivelant
    Code:
    add-oneget-repository ppa:piriform
    oneget update&&oneget upgrade&&oneget install ccleaner
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  9. #9



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Ok found oneget here at github. It's commands are different but the principal is still the same. But the big question will be "How secure will the repositories be? As secure as windows update? Then hell Id be happy to test in the alpha and beta phases. I only have about (with java) 7 3rd party programs(2 are open source) all with their own updaters.
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  10. #10


    is it possible to run a io drive in place of a ssd in a home pc?
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