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HOW TO DO VARIOUS THINGS

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WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE - How to do things mentioned in the instructions on the two main pages

Restart - means close all windows and restart the computer.

Make sure your user account has Administrator privileges - see eg.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-do-you-set-yourself-up-as-the-administrator-in/eddfcdc1-d024-446f-ab8c-a5f1ae0ddf43?auth=1

Clean boot - open the file msconfig.exe as administrator - start button, in search box type msconfig - right click the file found - run as administrator. In General tab choose Selective startup and untick load startup items. In Services tab, tick Hide all Microsoft services then disable all that are left. Click Apply and/or OK. Choose Restart.


Uninstall programs - use free program IObit Uninstaller. Do Standard Uninstall and then wait for Powerful Scan to finish.

http://www.iobit.com/en/advanceduninstaller.php


Clean registry - see eg.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-freeware-registry-cleaners-that-improve-pc-performance/

I've used Wise Registry Cleaner (free) which has had good reviews.

( http://download.cnet.com/Wise-Registry-Cleaner/3000-2086_4-10605508.html )

Also CCleaner ( http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ )

I've also used Winthruster

http://www.solvusoft.com/en/winthruster/

This is a free download which will scan your registry but won't fix the errors. At this point you can choose to buy the program and this then  cost me £22.45. Well worth it and easy to use, though you will probably be OK with the free options.


Driver update -  Use free  IObit Driver Booster

http://filehippo.com/download_driver-booster-free/

Partition Manager - Use free Paragon Partition Manager.

https://www.paragon-software.com/home/pm-express/

Close all open programs. If you need to move or change the size of a C: drive partition, remember that you can only increase the size into an unallocated partition to the RIGHT of the partition you want to resize. This may need you to MOVE the partition to the LEFT of the unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you need to make some by reducing the size of a partition with free space, then resize the partition in question by extending it into the unallocated space. Moving/resizing takes some time and is only started once you click APPLY, top left. Wait till the processes are finished and hard reboot (hold the computer ON button in for several seconds until the computer shuts down). There'll be some more partitioning action when you turn your computer back on.


MY SYSTEM DETAILS:

Processor  Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU  Q8300 @ 2.50GHz

Installed RAM   8GB

System Type   64-bit operating system Windows 7 Professional, x64-based processor