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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – Recommended settings

Operating System : Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

 

Right click on desktop

  • Select View-> Small Icons

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  • Select “Auto arrange icons

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  • Right click on Taskbar.
  • Select Cortana-> Show Cortana Icon

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  • If you are not going to use Microsoft oneDrive then disable automatic starting of it
  • Right click on OneDrive icon and select “Settings

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  • Untick “Start OneDrive Automatically when I sign in to Windows
  • Click “OK

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  • Right click on Start Menu.
  • Select Control panel

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  • From Control panel, click on “AutoPlay

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  • Untick “Use Autoplay for all media and devices
  • Select “Take no action” next to “Removable Drive
  • Select “Take no action” next to “Memory card
  • Click “Save

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  • Select “Display” from control panel

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  • Click “Adjust Clear Type text”

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  • Tick “Turn on ClearType
  • Click “Next” and follow the instructions

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  • Select “File Explorer Options” in Control Panel

 

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  • In “General” tab
  • You may Untick “Show recently used files in Quick Access
  • You may untick “Show recently used folders in Quick access

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  • In View tab
  • You may tick “Use check boxes to select items
  • Click “Apply” and “OK”

 

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  • Click “Mouse” in Control panel

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  • Under “Pointer” tab
  • You may select “Windows Default (large) (system scheme)” as “Scheme

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  • Under “Pointer Options
  • You may slide the “pointer speed” setting towards “Fast” under “Motion

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  • Click “power options” in Control panel

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  • Select “Power Saver” as shown below
  • Click “Change plan settings” as shown below

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  • Click “Change advanced power settings

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  • Set “Sleep after” to “Never” as shown below
  • Set “Hibernate After” to “Never

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  • Set “Intel graphics Power Plan” to “Balanced” for “plugged In
  • Set “Lid Close action” to “Do nothing
  • Set “Power button action” to “Shut down

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  • Under “Processor power management
  • Under “System cooling policy“, set “Active” for “Plugged in

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  • Set “Link State Power Management” to “Moderate power savings” for “Plugged In
  • Set “Turn Off display” to “10 minutes

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  • Set “Low battery level” to “15%
  • Set “critical battery level” to “8%

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  • Set “Reserve battery level” to “10%

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  • Select “Programs and Features” in Control panel

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  • Click “turn Windows features on or off

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  • Click on checkbox next to “.NET Framework 3.5 ( includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)

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  • Untick “SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
  • Click “OK

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  • Select “Download files from Windows Update
  • Note : The computer must be connect to internet to download updates

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  • When installation completes click as shown below to complete the installation

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  • Click “Sound” in Control panel

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  • Under “Playback” tab
  • Select a playback device
  • Click “Properties”

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  • under “Advanced” tab
  • Select ” 24 bit, 96000 (Studio Quality)” in “Default format” if it is available
  • Click “OK

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  • Under Communications tab
  • Select “Do nothing” as shown below
  • Click “Apply” and “OK

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  • Click “System” in Control Panel

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  • Click “Advanced system settings

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  • Under “advanced” tab
  • Click “settings” under “performance

 

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  • Under “Data Execution Prevention
  • Select “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select
  • Click “Apply” and “OK

 

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  • Under “System protection” tab
  • Select “Windows 10 (C:) (System)” and click “Configure

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  • Select “Turn on system protection
  • Slide the slider next to “Max usage” and set it to around “7 GB
  • Click “apply” and “OK”

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  • Under “Remote” tab
  • Untick “Allow remote Assistance connections to this computer
  • Click “Apply” and then “Close

 

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  • Click “Restart Later

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  • Start “PC settings” by clicking on Icon as shown below

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  • Click “System

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  • Select “apps & features
  • You should uninstall unnecessary applications that you will not use

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  • Select “Notifications & actions
  • Click “Add or remove quick actions

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  • You may Turn “Off” any of these which you don’t want to use

 

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  • Select “Multi-tasking
  • You may turn off the Snap feature as shown below

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  • Select “Personalization

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  • Select “Colors
  • Turn on “Make Start, taskbar and action centre transparent
  • Turn on “Show color Start, taskbar and action centre transparent

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  • Select “taskbar
  • Click “Select which icons appear on the taskbar

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  • Turn on “Always show all icons in the notification area

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  • Select “privacy

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  • Turn offLet apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps
  • Turn offSend Microsoft info about how I write to help us improving typing and writing in the future”

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  • Click “Stop getting to know me
  • Click “Turn Off

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  • Select “Update & Security

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  • Select “Windows Update
  • Click “Advanced options

 

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  • Tick “give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows

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  • Click “Choose how updates are delivered

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  • Slide the slider to turn it “Off” as shown below

 

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  • From Desktop, right click on “Recycle Bin” and select “properties

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  • Tick “Display delete confirmation dialogue
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK

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  • Double click “Recycle Bin” to open it

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  • Right Click on”Quick access
  • Select “Pin current folder to Quick access

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  • Restart the computer

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These are the list of softwares and runtime environments that needs to be installed in every Windows systems. It is recommended that you install each of these software in your PC.

  1. Microsoft Visual C++  2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 Redistributable Package
  2. Adobe Flash Player
  3. Adobe Air
  4. Silverlight
  5. DirectX 9.0c (full package)

1.)  MICROSOFT VISUAL C++  2008, 2010, 2012 SP1,2013, 2015 REDISTRIBUTABLE PACKAGE

Users with 32 bit OS will require to install only 32 bit version (x86) of Microsoft visual C++ redistributable package.

Users with 64 bit OS will require to install both 32 bit & 64 bit version (x86 & x64) of Microsoft visual C++ redistributable package.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

Microsoft visual c++ 2010 sp1 redistributable package (x86)

Microsoft visual c++ 2010 sp1 redistributable package (x64)

 visual c++ redistributable for visual studio 2012 update 4

visual c++ redistributable packages for visual studio 2013

visual c++ redistributable for visual studio 2015

visual c++ patches

2.)  ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

3)  ADOBE AIR

 

4)  SILVERLIGHT

 

5)  DIRECTX 9.0C (FULL PACKAGE)

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Download and update drivers for the computer for free using Driver Booster 3

DRIVER BOOSTER 3 FEATURES

Support over 200,000 Drivers & Devices
With a large driver database, Driver Booster 3 helps you find rare and newly released windows 10 drivers including but not limited to the audio driver, network driver, graphics driver, chipset driver, and more from over 3000 driver factory brands. The online database feature is designed to keep your drivers always up-to-date to reduce problems and conflicts with your printer, scanner, mouse, keyboard, screen, speakers, etc.

Detect Missing & Faulty Drivers
Driver Booster 3 does not only update outdated PC drivers but also automatically scan and fix missing & faulty drivers, especially after upgrading your operating system or using your PC for a long period time. Driver Booster 3 helps you quickly find & install the correct drivers with one-click to avoid slowing down & crashing your computer or causing devices to stop functioning.

Detect Missing & Faulty Drivers
Driver Booster 3 does not only update outdated PC drivers but also automatically scan and fix missing & faulty drivers, especially after upgrading your operating system or using your PC for a long period time. Driver Booster 3 helps you quickly find & install the correct drivers with one-click to avoid slowing down & crashing your computer or causing devices to stop functioning.

Safer PC Driver Updating
To ensure the security of drivers, all drivers provided by Driver Booster 3 have passed WHQL. In case any unexpected thing happening, Driver Booster 3 will automatically backup previous copy and create a system restore point before installing drivers. And the driver Uninstall & Rollback features will also maximumly ensure your computer’s security once the unexpected happens.

The free version of driver booster has download speed limits for downloading drivers.

 

First download and install the Driver Booster from the links below

Run Driver Booster

  • You may untick “Scan automatically when program is launched

 

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  • You may untick “Automatically delete installed driver packages“. This will save the downloaded drivers in “Download Folder” as shown below

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SCAN AND UPDATE THE DRIVERS

  • The computer must be connected to the internet.
  • Click “SCAN” to start scanning for old drivers

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  • Outdated” tab will show all the old drivers in the system

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  • UpToDate” driver shows all the drivers which are up to date

 

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  • In Outdated tab click “Update” to update the driver

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  • When this message is shown click “OK“. You may disable the antivirus so that it does not interfere with installation of driver

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  • Click “Continue Update” as shown below

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  • Now the driver will be download  and installed by the Driver Booster. Wait for it to complete.

 

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  • After the drivers have been installed there may be more old drivers left which need an update.
  • Again click “Update” as shown below. wait for the driver to be downloaded and installed.

 

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  • As you can see below that all the driver is Up to date. There is no “Outdated” driver
  • Now its time to reboot the computer. Close the applications running on the computer and save all opened document. Click “Reboot

 

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  • If the antivirus has been disabled then reenable it.

How to block an application from accessing the internet using firewall of AVG Internet security 2016

BLOCK AN APPLICATION FROM ACCESSING THE INTERNET

  • Open “firewall settings” from Options-> Firewall settings as shown below

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  • Click “Add” to add a new firewall Rule

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  • Select the application you want to block access to the internet
  • Click “Open

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  • Click “create

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  • Select “Application action” as “Block
  • Click “OK

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  • Click “Apply
  • Now a Firewall rule has been created that will block the application from accessing the internet. This rule blocks the network access in both IN and OUT direction.

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AVG Internet Security/Antivirus 2016 Recommended settings

The settings are same for both AVG internet security 2016 and AVG antivirus 2016.

FIRST TIME SCAN

  • After you have installed AVG internet security 2016 you must do whole computer scan for the first time.
  • To do so click “Scan Now” as shown below

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  • Let AVG complete the scan. It will take some time to complete the scan.

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RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • You may untick “Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu

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  • Untick “Ask me before removing threats
  • Tick “Scan files on close

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  • Tick “Scan for tracking cookies

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  • Select “Complete at next computer restart
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK

 

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HELP FILE

  • It is recommended that user read the help file to understand various features and settings of AVG.
  • To open help file select “options->Help contents

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  • User can also access help file by clicking “?” at lower right corner from advanced settings

 

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