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My windows 8 usage has used much more than normal

  1. #11


    Did that solve internet usage problems though? and how would i do that?

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  2. #12


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes.

    I did it with dism commands.

    However, you can go to the start screen, rt click an app. and an icon appears at the bottom of the screen so you can uninstall it.

    Some of them are hard to get rid of. The Store app. and IE are persistent little buggers. You can leave just those two if you like.

    You can also discourage them from trying to start with a small registry change .


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\AllUserInstallAgent] "Start"=dword:00000004 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SystemEventsBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\TimeBroker] "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WSService] "Start"=dword:00000004



    Go to folder options and untick "Hide Protected Operating system Files "

    Take ownership of C:\Program files\WindowsApps and delete it.


    You can use the take ownership context menu to do that:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    I mean like of my internet usage not disk space, i have alot of that. My internet usage has jumped a lot since i've been using this computer, and im getting extra charges.
    Is anyone else using the computer ?

    Do you use wifi ?
    Sometimes people steal from your service.
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  4. #14


    I use wifi, and i have other computers that i looked at there usage which is no where near as high as mine. I'll try deleting some apps and see what happens. Thanks
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    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    I see now what justin is referring to.
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    MS Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    SIW2, could he not, just turn off live tile? would that not do it?
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    If not please advise, as I am turning the "live tile" off thinking I was saving usage as well?
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  8. #18


    Yea, sorry about the lack of information there, but it really does seem to be working thanks
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  9. #19


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Just uninstalling them from the start menu might be enough for you.
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  10. #20


    Well, my internet usage has jumped again lol. I'm not sure what the problem is
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