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Use clean boot to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows 10

>> Hi. My name is Bryan with Microsoft customer support. Today, I’m going to show you how to identify software-related problems for your Windows PC. We’re going to explain what a clean boot does, how to narrow down the problem, and how put it all back together again. Let’s get started. So what is a clean boot? Clean boot is a troubleshooting step that loads the operating system without all the extra applications and services that are installed in your device. If your problems such as slow performance or crash goes away after performing a clean boot, then you know you have a software problem with one of the applications or services installed. We’re going to use BadApp to represent any problem that you might be having on your device whether it be a crash or a particular error message. To do a clean boot, we’re going to use the “System Configuration Manager” or the tool commonly referred to as “msconfig.” First, we’re going to open up the “Services” tab and stop all unnecessary services.

To do this, we’re going to “Hide all the Microsoft Services” and then uncheck any of the remaining services. Next, we’re going to disable all the startup apps. Startup applications are loaded every time you start the computer. To disable these, we’ll be using Task Manager. When you’re done disabling all the services and startup apps, you’ll need to “Reboot” for the changes to take. Once your computer has restarted, you’re now in a clean boot state. When you’re in this state, you’ll want to check to see if the problem you have is still there. So that means, your application was running slow, shutting down, or crashing. Watch it again and see if there’s a difference. If everything is working as it was before, then you just confirmed that one of the things that you disable in the clean boot is causing the problem.

The next step is to figure out what is causing the problem. We’re going to start with re-enabling the apps. If you have a lot of apps in your startup, then you can enable half of them at a time to see if the problem is in that batch of apps. And depending on how many apps you have, you may have to do this several times.

Let’s reboot to see if any of the apps we’ve re-enabled is causing the problem. After enabling the first batch of apps, everything still looks good. Let’s narrow this down further by enabling the next half batch of apps. In this case, it looks like one of the apps we re-enabled is causing the problem. Let’s single out and disable the perm called BadApp and see what happens. After restarting, the problem has disappeared. Now that we’ve narrowed it down to a specific app, you can check the vendor website to see if there’s an updated version of the app to install or you can uninstall the app either with “Apps and Features” in Settings, or in the Control Panel “Programs and Features.” But for this demonstration, it’s just a bad app that we don’t use and we’re just going to delete it from the startup location we had placed it in. At this point, we found the bad app that’s caused the problem. We’re going to put everything back to normal by re-enabling all the rest of the startup apps and services.

If you don’t undo these steps, then you might break something else by not turning the apps and services back on. Now, what if you didn’t find the problem with apps in the startup area? Then, you would have continue the elimination process by turning everything on in the startup folder and then use the same elimination process to narrow down the problem in the services section. We hope this walk through of the clean boot troubleshooting will help you identify any potential software-related problems in case you have a problem with your device. If you enjoyed this video, please click the like button and subscribe to our channel for more. .

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Mac Pro hands-on: Apple’s $6,000 powerhouse

(upbeat music) – Hey everybody, it’s Nilay with The Verge. I’m here with Apple’s new Mac Pro. We’ve been waiting for this machine for a long time. The previous Mac Pro came out like in 2013. It was that round trashcan. Apple said it had designed itself into a thermal corner, pulled it off the market, and started redesigning this machine to be inherently modular. That’s what they said. So, we expected a big tower, but we got a tower that’s kind of unlike any other machine.

It’s all built inside of a stainless steel frame. All the components mount to that frame. This cover is just to manage the thermals. Inside, you’ve got an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores. There are eight PCIe, four slots. There’s an expansion slot for IO. That has an headphone jack, which is very important to me. It’s got two USB A ports and two Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s an additional USB-C ports on the top. There’s also incredible graphics. So this machine that you’re looking at right now that I’m sitting in front of is playing 8K video.

That is running on an additional card called the Afterburner card that you can configure into the system. It’s an FPGA that accelerates video rendering of this kind. This machine also has Radeon Pro Vega II graphics, the dual, so it has four GPUs in it, which is wild. All that stuff is configurable when you order it. There’s not a lot of details on how that’s going to work yet. All we know is that the base price of this machine, the one that’s been announced is $6,000. Apple says that compares favorably to comparable PCs with the same specs that come out at around $8,000. There’s also three fans on the front, a blower on the side to manage all the heat generated by that Xeon, by those graphics cards.

Apple says that, under a desk, it will be as quiet as the iMac Pro. We’ll have to see. In this environment, it’s extremely hard to tell. Here’s my favorite feature. You can get it on regular stands or you can get it on casters. This one’s on casters. I don’t wanna move this one too much, but you can see, it rolls. I’m also sitting in front of Apple’s new 6K retina display, the Pro Display XDR. XDR stands for Extreme Dynamic Range instead of just high dynamic range. It does a thousand nits of sustained brightness, up to 1,600 nits of total brightness.

It has a million to one contrast ratio using what appears to be a very aggressive local dimming system and a heat management system with the same lattice pattern on the back to manage its heat. It’s really cool, it looks really beautiful. It’s so hard to show you on a YouTube video, but I promise you, it looks really, really cool. That display is $5,000. You can get a matte version for $6,000. And a stand is optional, it’s a $1,000, but you could probably just get a cheap VESA stand if you want. But the cool stand that Apple makes, it rotates in portrait mode, it’s a thousand extra dollars for this display. So one thing that Apple did not talk about today was putting Nvidia graphics cards in this machine. It’s something a lot of people want.

Right now, the only options we’ve heard about are those Radeon Vega II cards. We’re gonna talk to you Nvidia and see what they have to say about supporting this machine. One of the things Apple is really excited about is a new module called the MPX Expansion Module. In this machine, actually, the graphic cards are sitting in an MPX Expansion Module That is PCI plus Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 bus on a special connector. Proprietary cards are really interesting. They let you do really cool things.

The big promise here is if Apple can continue to support those cards over time ’cause these machines are expensive and they’re gonna last a long time, so we’ll have to see. The sexier Mac Pro really feels like the successor to the cheese grater tower that all of us have been wanting for so long. We will know much more about it when it comes out in the fall. Right now, the only price we have is $6,000 for that base model. I imagine Apple’s gonna sell this mostly as a configurable system. That’s the whole point. Whether you’re gonna add that afterburner card, what graphics cards you’re gonna put in it, what processor you’re gonna put in it, all of that is gonna hugely impact the price. We’re gonna find out more in the fall. So that’s everything I know about the Mac Pro, but Dieter and I are here at WWDC. We’re gonna find out everything we can.

Stay tuned to The Verge for more. Bye, okay. .

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10 tips you need to know Switching from Windows to Mac

Congratulations and welcome to the world of Mac you’ve just switched over from Windows and you have no idea what you’re doing I have good news I’ve helped a ton of people through this transition and I’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 things that you need to know to feel at home I promise you it’s worth it when you’ve done all these things I’m going to show you and your life is dramatically better comment below with what your favorite tip was right-click in Windows gives you all kinds of helpful options depending on what you right-click on on Mac laptops you still have right-click it’s just a two finger click which gives you that same thing and you get all these great options you can open things with a different app you can get info you can move something to the trash lots of functionality there if you have a Mac with an Apple Mouse you actually need to turn on to right-click because for whatever ridiculous reason it’s not turned on by default to set it up how you like you just go into system preferences and then you go into

trackpad and under the point-and-click section where you see secondary click you can choose the different options here either it’s click with two fingers or it’s click in the bottom right corner and you can pick the one that you like and if you have a mouse you go into system preferences again and you go to Mouse and you turn on secondary click where you click on the right side of the mouse so now go and experiment and right click on literally everything to see what happens when you want to close a program in Windows you’re used to clicking on the little X in the top corner on the Mac now the little red X up in the top left corner that actually only closes the frontmost window but the program which is now called an application stays open and keeps using resources this will slow down your Mac and give you the spinning rainbow beach ball which will drive you clinically insane you can see which apps are still open because on the dock here you’ve got a little dot underneath any of the apps that are still using resources so you want to actually get used to quitting the app when you’re in an application if you want to quit it you just go to the Safari menu go to the application menu in the top left and then you go down to

quit and you can see there’s a keyboard command here command cube so you can also just do command Q on the keyboard which will quit the application another way to do it that’s great is if you right-click the icon on the dock and then it gives you the option to quit right here if something is unsaved it’ll always ask you to save before quitting so you don’t have to worry about losing information in Windows used to use alt tab to switch between open programs and windows now you might have also used alt f4 to quit programs or closed windows the Mac version of this is command tab and it looks like this you hold command on the keyboard and press tab to get to the one that you want to select it’ll only show you the applications that are open but not the windows within those applications so if you combine this with Q you actually have an awesome way to quit applications any applications except the finder you can’t quit that one and I’ll talk about that one next so you just hold command press tab get to the one that you want to quit and then press Q now if you want to see all of the windows that are open on your Mac if you’re working on a couple of different things for example go down to your trackpad on your laptop and three fingers swipe up now this is going to show you Mission Control which gives you access to see everything kind of at a glance you just click on the one that you want to go to if you want to set up a hot corner the hot corner is cool because basically you just toss your mouse into the corner of the screen and it’ll do cool stuff you’re going to System

Preferences and you go into Mission Control and then hot corners and then for the bottom right corner you tell it to go to Mission Control you say ok and you close that now if you throw your mouse down at the bottom right corner it will show you all of the different things that you have open and this is particularly cool if you have lots of stuff open so you can actually see everything at a glance and you can switch between these open windows and applications now just do that over and over again because it’s kind of awesome file explorer in Windows is great and many people miss this the most the Mac equivalent of this is the finder which is down here on the dock and it needs a bit of customizing to get it to where you like it one of the first things I do is I always turn on the path bar because I want to know where I am at all times so if you go into the View menu and you go to show path bar this will show you where you are and it shows up down here in Windows and File Explorer it’s actually at the top and path bar rocks you can double click on things here you can drag things into different folders like if I go into my documents and further nest it into deeper folders you can drag stuff onto those it’s super cool another one I always turn on is the status bar so you go into the View menu and you go show status bar and this will actually show you how many items are in the window and also the total available free space on your hard drive this always shows up in the bottom of every Finder window from now on these icons on the left are shortcuts and they take you to different places that are very useful and then across the top here you can change your view options from icons to lists to column and these also have keyboard commands because icon view is command one list view is command two and column view is command three you know icon view is great for

pictures and things like that and you can actually change the size of the icons both this little little slider down the bottom right here ListView is awesome for like your downloads folder if you go into list view you can sort things by kind you can sort by size or reverse by size so it’s smallest at the top you can sort by name it’s really handy and column view is awesome it’s the one I use the most for anything in your documents folders things like that I like it because you can use the arrow keys to move around and go up and down through files and folders and if you’re using the arrow keys like this you can call them view it’ll show you a preview of what this thing is and the preview actually is great but if you want a bigger preview you just hit spacebar on the keyboard and it will zoom into that flat and you just press spacebar again to close it for any of the power user type settings that you want to have in your view options just hit command J on the keyboard and it’ll show you your view options for the different folders and things that you’re in you can sort by different options if you’re in list view it gives you all the different columns that you can turn on and off etc it’s very powerful in Windows you’re used to finding your stuff in My Documents my downloads my pictures desktop etc the Mac equivalent of this is the home folder where you go into the finder and you go to the home folder and it looks like a little little house icon with your name on it now this is like the living room of your

map all your stuff goes in here or of course all your stuff can go on your desktop in piles of controlled chaos just like your actual desk I always set my finder to go straight to the home folder instead of the all my files thing so normally when you get a new Mac when you click on finder it takes you to all my files which is basically one big list of every single file on your hard drive and so if you want to change that you just go to the finder menu in the top left here and go to preferences and then under general where it says new Finder window you change that to the home folder and so now from now on whenever you go into the Finder window takes you straight to your home folder congratulations I just gave you two years worth of free time in your life now you can get to your home folder a few different ways you can click on the finder face now it takes you right there you can also go to the go menu and go home it takes you there I like the keyboard command command shift H also takes you straight there or if you have like a full screen application open you’re in Safari if you go command tab to get to finder and then press command + on the keyboard it’ll take you to a new Finder window which is a power user way of doing it in Windows you can drag stuff onto your taskbar for quick access the Mac version of this is putting your stuff into the sidebar as shortcuts on the left here or down onto

the dock to the right of the divider you can put your stuff there too and that gives you quick easy access to your files especially if you have a folder that is nested deep within multiple folders like if I go to business and I go to contracts or maybe invoices and I want to get to my 2017 invoices then this is like three folders deep all you have to do is just drag the folder and you put it carefully between two folders you want to put it on top of something but you put it between them and it pops in right there now this shortcut will always show up right here in any Finder window which is really quick and really convenient to get access to the stuff that’s in here especially if you use it all the time you can also put things onto the dock in the same way you just drag it down onto the dock just to the right of the divider here and it makes a space for it and you drop it right there and if you ever open a file and you’re not sure where it actually lives if you just right-click on the actual file name up in the top of the title bar here if you right-click that it’ll show you where exactly in your hard drive it lives and you can even click on the folder right below it and it’ll take you to that folder with that file highlight it which is a super convenient and efficient way to get there you can even rename things if you just hit return on the keyboard you can rename something and then hit return again and it changes the name of that file and you see even this one that I had open here it updates right here as well now a lot of people when they move to Mac they say where are those little arrows for scrolling up and down in a big list of files there’s no arrows there’s no little elevator thing on the Mac that’s actually hidden by default replaced with the two finger scroll so you use two fingers and slide on your trackpad like this if you have the Apple Magic Mouse you just slide your finger across the top of

the Magic Mouse and you can go up and down like this and now this is really cool because if you have a second window open and you have side by side ones behind the other you can actually scroll up and down using two fingers scroll like this and then move over this one and scroll on this one it’s a super convenient way of seeing anything that you need into Windows all your settings and your options for personalizing in Windows are under control panel same on the Mac except it’s called System Preferences and it lives here on your dock it also lives under the Apple menu you can go straight to System Preferences from here and you’ve got all the different so these are more personalizing type things these are more system level type things and it’s friendly I recommend poking around looking in the different things and see what each option does and experiment with it like here you’ve got the scroll bars you can turn that to always if you want to always have your little scroll bars and windows like we just talked about if you don’t know what something means or if it’s using crazy acronyms it’s probably better to ask us for help or google it before you mess with it to launch a program in Windows you would

normally go to the Start menu or from your taskbar or in newer versions of Windows you’d go to search now on the Mac you go into your Applications folder and this is where all of your applications actually live if you want quick access to anything you can drag it down onto the dock like I use Basecamp a lot I’m going to put it on my dock next to my messages here if you want to move something around on the dock you just drag it left or right and it gives you a nice option for customizing and you can also right-click something and then go to options and remove it from the dock if you don’t want it there anymore this is a really easy access panel to get access to your applications but they actually live in the Applications folder here if you want a really quick way to launch apps check out my video about spotlight there’s a link here and to

uninstall apps it’s actually really easy you just go into the applique patience folder and drag that thing to the trash if I don’t want Basecamp anymore you just drag it to the trash and that will uninstall it and once it’s in the trash you just right-click the trash and you go to empty trash to get rid of anything that’s in there you want to also check out my video about viruses you don’t need antivirus software anymore and I go into more detail about that in that virus video now this one seemingly very simple thing really messes people up on the Mac by default if you’re in an application and you want to save or open something so I just do command s like this it gives you this little compressed version of the save and open dialog so you don’t have full access to all your stuff now nobody notices this little button here where it’s a little square with a down arrow but when you click on that this gives you the full access to your whole Finder file structure so you can get around put things where you want particularly cool is that you also have access to the sidebar shortcuts that you set up in the finder earlier in this video now this is a really efficient way to go straight to the things that you use the most and you can see that matches with the finder here if I go to my invoices folder and it’s just a really convenience and really direct way to get access to your stuff boom act Epiphanes if you want someone patient and helpful who speaks your language to come to you and take all your Mac challenges off your mind head to Mac and home calm

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update

The windows 10 May 2019 update is on its way to your PC here are my five favorite ways it’s making your PC better it’s hard to believe but this is the eighth feature update to Windows 10 dating back to July 2015 those early feature updates tried pretty hard to add game-changing new features to your PC on the other hand the May 20 19 Update is much more chill by and large it simply improves the features already in your PC remember all those videos where people were caught off guard by unexpected Windows updates disrupting their work Microsoft has now reworked the way in which Windows signals upcoming updates that require you to reboot your PC there’s a new icon on the taskbar intelligent active hours that try to determine when you’re using your PC and even the ability to pause updates for seven days for Windows 10 Pro and now Windows 10 home users – this one’s simple and fun if you’ve wanted to drop in the more complex K emoji such as the flipping the table expression it’s dead simple just open the emoji keyboard and you’ll see a list of popular key emoji as well as symbols to add to text messages and chat windows don’t forget Windows now supports emoji version 12 with objects

like a diving mask and flamingos there’s one fairly major aesthetic change the May 29 update that you need to know about Cortana and the windows search box are now separate boxes it’s not an enormous change though it does mean that Crotona is largely voiced driven now like a smart speaker windows search should already be fast but there’s a new behind the scenes indexer to make it even faster oh and you know if we’re talking aesthetic changes don’t forget about the new light theme either automated Troubleshooters is a feature you may never see and that’s a good thing if you have trouble connecting to Wi-Fi for example you’ve been able to manually open a troubleshooter that run some automated tests and procedures to solve your problem now Windows is promising that it will do more of it behind the scenes so if there’s a problem Windows will figure it out and solve it automatically virtualization is one of the selling points of Windows 10 Pro from the oddly named Windows Defender application guard browser to a full fledged hyper-v virtual machine while Microsoft would like hyper-v to live in the cloud Fanbox lives on your PC it’s a Windows PC within your Windows PC carving out a chunk of its resources to create a safe space to test software and websites it’s extremely simple to use you simply open sandbox test whatever website or app you wish and then close sandbox whatever was in sandbox vanishes when sandbox goes away that’s all for my favorite features but there’s lots more in my formal review as well as a separate list of hidden features that fly beneath the radar so what are yours tell me in the comments below and check out more Windows 10 tips and news from PC world and thanks for watching

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Repair Windows 10 using Automatic Repair

what you guys got another video here for you in this one we’re gonna be looking at windows 10 automatic repair and how it can help you repair your Windows 10 operating system now if you’re having issues with say for instance boot you’re not issues where you’re getting reboot loops or you may be getting to the desktop you got pop-ups or some sort of issue after you’ve booted up maybe a program you’ve installed driver issues Windows updates issues corrupt registry or corrupt windows files and you’ve this is normally the first step that you can try to try and fix a lot of those issues so we’ll go through the fixing process of this from the desktop and then also if you can’t boot the system and you’re not been able to get into safe mode or anything like that then we’ll try booting into the actual windows disk and I’ll show you can do the same process from there as well so they start off with the desktop process first so as you can see here we’ve just got this star bun here gonna click on this and we’re going to come down to where it says settings and if you click on settings here inside this settings panel you can come down to where it says update and security click on that there and this will then open up the update and security window come down to where it says recovery and then you will see advanced startup so you see here startup from devices for disk such as USB or DVD change windows startup settings or restore windows from a system image this will restart your PC so this is the area we’re going to go to ok so first off click on this and this will restart your system so once you’ve restarted your system you want to come down to where it says troubleshoot hit this area here and then as you can see here we’ve got a couple of options we’re gonna go into advanced options here and then as you can see here we’ve now got some options here now startup repair is what you want to be hittin here to try to fix problems that keep Windows from loading properly so this is the area here so if you click on this this is gonna run that for you okay so now it asks you to choose the account so we’re gonna choose the account yours will be different – a variety so I’m gonna click on this and we’re gonna push continue now if you’ve got your password here you need to enter your password you can change your keyboard layout here if you wish we’re gonna push continue then it’ll start diagnosing your PC for any issues that you may be having and try to fix those issues for you now you see here startup repair couldn’t repair your PC press Advanced Options to try other options the reason why this is is because there’s nothing wrong with the computer it’s just me showing you what to do but if you had problems it would hopefully try to repair this and it will be notified here okay so you’ve got yourself a little log file here located in this location if you wanted to read that or post that on to a forum to someone to say that you’ve carried out the automatic repair the next option is to go to Advanced Options and again you can go into where it says troubleshoot here and there is some other options here so I’m going to go back into Advanced Options and as you can see here you’ve got a system restore which is restoring the computer back to a time when the computer was working properly and normally you can set this up so you can actually roll that computer back to that time system image recovery he’s basically recovering a PC from an image star repair which is what we’ve covered all you got you come on from startup settings and so on here basically these year other options that you’ve got as well so let me just show you how you can get this if you can’t boot up the machine if you have any issues and you want to get to this area so we’re gonna boot up to either a recovery CD or we’re gonna boot up to a Windows CD so they’ve restart the PC before I do that I just want to cover this reset the PC this is gonna reset your PC back to a time and reinstall windows you will lose a lot of programs and stuff like that it will wipe your machine so you gotta be a bit careful when you’re doing that so we’re gonna do here is just reboot a system to a Windows CD or recovery CD so as you can see I’m on a dual boot system here Windows 10 with Linux Mint the Windows boot menu offers you some other options as you can see here please specify advanced options for this choice which is f8 so I’m going to be doing that but once you get to this stage you can now see we’ve got some other options open to us and you can see here now we can see that we’ve got f10 for more options and launch recovery environment so I’m going to do that push one and again it’s the same old process here of troubleshoot Advanced Options and then you can do your startup repair and run that so as you can see here it’s as simple as that ready you just go through the same process with the CD as she continued here and it will start to do a check and diagnose the PC so we’re just gonna go back and continue to Windows 10 so hopefully after you followed that process your system should be back up and running and should be fixed and that’s how you can run the automatic repair in Windows 10 to fix a lot of those niggling issues that you may have you have in with Windows 10 so my name is Brian from bright tech computer cody KO this video helps you out guys I hope this one fixed all your problems if it did then give that video a like up it does help me out a lot also if you want to subscribe to my channel and be updated when I upload new videos then hit that subscribe button also if you want to join our forums and join the community over there or if you’ve got a computer issue you may want to post on the forums and try and get some help over there you can also do that as well the informations on the screen it’s free of charge to do so and I will see you again in the next video bye for now

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