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I just got a new desktop pc with Windows 10. I had WinXP before and always heard that for faster performance, it's best to uncheck ""Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties." Do you advise this for Win10? But I think I read that if you uncheck it, you can't access apps from the start menu. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Hello Lee

No absolutely not.. do NOT uncheck indexing.. windows 10 is an entirely new beast and  runs much differently than XP did.

Go and install CHROME web browser and stop using the Microsoft Edge, that would be my first suggestion

I also would not use CORTANA. I suggest reading the following article and doing as I suggest below:

Visit this website:  http://bit.ly/1Wj7jlM


Privacy options/GENERAL, turn OFF the following

TURN SMARTSCREEN FILTER OFF

SEND MICROSOFT INFO ABOUT.. turn OFF!

Under GETTING TO KNOW YOU.. STOP GETTING TO KNOW ME

that should help.

Sincerely

Mike Dacre
http://tpsconsulting.com
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As I have been volunteering in the 'windows' category since the inception of AllExperts, which has now moved to numerous windows categories. I will therefore be happy to answer any Windows 7,8 and 10 based question. What can't I answer? Not much, as this is the main reason I volunteered here, because I am hopeful the questions I can not answer will allow me to investigate the problem so that I can answer it. The TIPS and SOFTWARE support through my website at http://tpsconsulting.com can also be of some help.

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I grew up with computers, from the first Apple IIC, back when Bill Gates was a student himself! For the past 17 years I have been providing technical services from building computers to constructing complete control rooms. Working with CTV I have helped produce the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Later, designing and construction of "instant replay control rooms' for the Big Screens found in Stadiums and Coliseums.

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