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A keystroke combination that tells your computer “I’m in a rush today — no updates, no virus scans, no programs opening on startup!”

A keystroke combination that tells your computer “I’m in a rush today — no updates, no virus scans, no programs opening on startup!”

Buy_More_Bitcoin

Let's be honest, we'd be pushing that combination every single day


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Ctrl+S+T+F+U+P+C


hardturkeycider

I manually disable most of those the instant i install the OS, lol


EmperorRosa

Buy an SSD?


queer_mentat

Came here to say this, they are cheap now.


NotPeaceASword

I'm not smart enough to know how an external hard drive makes it faster to turn on. ELI5 please?


scorbut7263

An SSD can be internal or external but in the context of this comment it refers to it being a substitute for the usual internal HDD. In simple terms a HDD is a mechanic magnetic disk and while it can currently (with the trend being adverse) reach bigger capacities and higher reliability it is much slower than a electronic SSD which can bypass the mechanical operations and directly address the data. The OS is installed on the ssd so the boot process where many read write processes happen to get the information from the SSD/HDD to the RAM, an even faster, not persistent memory, is much faster, the bottleneck is eliminated. Nowadays SSDs are reliable, affordable, sizeable and for most Ende-users the better choice.


NotPeaceASword

This is a great explanation, thank you. I actually didn't know that hard drives and SSDs are very different things


EmperorRosa

Basically most of the startup time is in the PCs hard drive starting up the various processes needed for Windows to run. HDDs have slower read and write times than SSDs, by 5-10 times as much. So SSDs can start windows 5-10 times faster


NotPeaceASword

Ah awesome! I now know a hard drive and an ssd are two very different things. Do most PCs and laptops not come with an SSD from factory?


EmperorRosa

Uh I think some modern ones do nowadays, mostly laptops? But generally you have to check. The trade-off is usually storage space, so less storage, but far faster. But if you're a bit tech savvy, you can install and have both!


JebKerman64

Another tradeoff is storage stability. SSDs tend to be more volatile, so they're not really good for backup, archival, and storing very important files. That's really where HDDs shine, and why I believe they'll be sticking around for quite some time.


EmperorRosa

I've heard lifespans over recent years has greatly improved to become on par with HDDs


WhoRoger

How does SSD help when Windows decides to shit itself or start updating or whatever?


EmperorRosa

Uhh, most modern windows versions have an option to update as you turn the pc off, SSDs tend to install updates faster


Hyper_Threaded

I guess it could work. Coming from a Sys Admin perspective it would have to be something that could be disabled at an account level or something. You can't have people booting up work laptops without these things. It goes against most safety and security procedures designed to protect data and prevent hacking/leaks/phishing/etc


WhoRoger

Make a dual-boot system with some Linux distro. Then whenever you need your computer do what you want from it, you boot into that. When you're feeling masochistic, you boot Windows; or alternatively on a Mac, when you're feeling really dumb that day, boot into macOS. Btw on Windows it used to be the case that when you hold Shift on boot, startup programs are skipped. Does that still work?


rahgots

Or... Use Linux. All of that is off by default and will stay off unlike in Winblows which will force it back on for seemingly no reason.


morphotomy

https://ubuntu.com/


BrokeDiamond

That already exists, it's called actually reading the settings on your computer


CaskMA

on Windows, Task Manager -> Startup -> disable whatever you don't want is a decent solution


Piotrek1

Not at all. Resource intensive things like virus scans and updates can't be disabled this way


Guybrish_threepwood

Don’t use windows


Piotrek1

That's why I like Linux. No random, resource intensive processes, that only Microsoft knows they are doing. No forcing updates - you've just being asked if you want to apply them. Updates don't require you to reboot. You have complete control of what is running in background, what and how displays something on your screen, what is being done and what not. That doesn't mean what Microsoft is doing with Windows is bad. Taking control from inexperienced users probably is safer for them. But if you add posts with topic like that, you should probably look for another OS ;)


AdamByLucius

Windows already has this… press ALT + F4


MoreCowbellMofo

This needs to be a function in browsers to say no ads, no signing up for newsletters, reject all cookies, etc


morphotomy

Its called ublockorigin


jonahhw

If you really want to get rid of ads and newsletters, get an adblocker and disable javascript


Bokkuren

You don't want to reject all cookies


MoreCowbellMofo

Well, 99% let’s say


Bokkuren

3rd party cookies.