If you are on your network or WiFi it’s easy to forget that things are consuming bandwidth and just go, but if you are on a metered internet connection data plan like Cellphone Tethering/Hotspot or a capped plan from your ISP you need to be cautious not to exceed those caps or incur extra costs.
There are two ways to monitor Network Usage
Task Manager, both reset the information every 30 days.
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Search Indexer – What is it?
Search Indexer basically provides indexing of things on your computer for Windows Search and Cortana to work. It indexes and caches files, emails and other things that you would search for. By default this service should not be running at 100% unless your computer was idle.
Provides content indexing, property caching, an search results for files, e-mail, media files, contact list and other content.
Now that we know what it does we can see why it would consume as much resources as it does.
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In this article we’ll be talking about some things that cause 100 Percent Disk Usage and how to fix them
Windows Search is the back-end system that allows you to find your files faster on your Computer. It works by constantly indexing every single file on your computer.
- Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
- Enter the following
net.exe stop “Windows search”
To turn it off permanently:
Windows key +
R and type
- Scroll down the list of services and double-click
- Click the
- Set the
Startup type to
SuperFetch is a feature that helps decrease boot time by making apps load more efficiently. However, it can cause usage problems with your drive.
net.exe stop superfetch
To disable it permanently
- Go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone and right-click on
- Click the
- Click the
- Make sure
All Application Packages is highlighted
Allow for Write Permissions
The EFI system partition (ESP) is a partition on a data storage device (usually a hard disk drive or solid-state drive) that is used by computers adhering to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
An ESP contains the boot loaders or kernel images for all installed operating systems (which are contained in other partitions), device driver files for hardware devices present in a computer and used by the firmware at boot time, system utility programs that are intended to be run before an operating system is booted, and data files such as error logs ref. An EFI system partition is usually protected and locked by the Windows operating systems to prevent and avoid accidental deletion of these partitions. That’s why you can’t delete EFI partition using Disk Management tool.
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With the upcoming release of the Better Together this summer, Mojang will unify the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One with mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under the Bedrock Engine family. (excluding Java Minecraft which will continue to be supported as an independent version)
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Logged into my Linux computer today and got this error as I tried to start Chrome. Tried the basics and it did not work, searched Google and saw many others having this same issue so I decided to document the process of fixing this issue here. I’ll start with the basic stuff first then will get into the more detailed steps.
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I’ve been hearing people are having issues with their computers randomly powering on after a shutdown was issued and displays being dimmed and not being able to get the brightness back. Here are ways to fix those.
Continue reading Windows 10 power and display issue