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amazed at the speed of windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    windows 8 64 bit

    amazed at the speed of windows 8.1


    before I reinstalled windows 8.1 I uninstalled avg and used the windows defender as AV and the speed increase was noticeable. i normally dual boot with Ubuntu due to the speed but Ubuntu seems a little slow now in comparison.

    now i have reinstalled on Samsung SSD drive and i am using defender.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by terrygardener View Post
    before I reinstalled windows 8.1 I uninstalled avg and used the windows defender as AV and the speed increase was noticeable. i normally dual boot with Ubuntu due to the speed but Ubuntu seems a little slow now in comparison.

    now i have reinstalled on Samsung SSD drive and i am using defender.
    Now, tweak the OS just the way you like it, create backups, recovery, etc., and ENJOY!
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  3. #3


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


    Reboot every day or so & you will keep your speed

    Run sfc & dism regularly to prevent small problems from becoming bigger problems.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 40
    windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Reboot every day or so & you will keep your speed

    Run sfc & dism regularly to prevent small problems from becoming bigger problems.
    since I have been away from windows for about 6 years what is sfc and dism
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  5. #5


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


    Quote Originally Posted by terrygardener View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Reboot every day or so & you will keep your speed

    Run sfc & dism regularly to prevent small problems from becoming bigger problems.
    since I have been away from windows for about 6 years what is sfc and dism
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  6. #6


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by terrygardener View Post

    since I have been away from windows for about 6 years what is sfc and dism
    Here you go.

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8



    Jerry
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