Make Windows 10 more like Windows 7?


I offer these suggestions in the hope that we can consume less and live better. By following any of these tips, you agree that you do so at your own risk and that you are fully responsible for any damage which may arise from your activity.

The other day I vowed to leave Windows 10 behind but that didn’t work out. So I returned to Win 10 but have got it trimmed down so it feels more like Windows 7—faster, sleeker, and far less bloat.

There are at least four things you can do to trim the fat off Windows 10, which IMO, comes off more like an obnoxious ad than a respectable OS.

  1. Disable any unnecessary startup items (via Task Manager)
  2. Disable any unnecessary services (via Computer Management). The obvious one for me is called “Print Spooler” as I never use Windows 10 to print.
  3. Remove any Windows 10 features you do not use (via Control Panel >> Uninstall a Program >> Turn Windows features on or off)
  4. Uninstall any Windows apps you do not want

Concerning #4, this is a bit tricky if you are not a computer nerd. But there are some third party programs that make it easy. One of these programs I like is called Revo Uninstaller. I tend to use the portable version and feel no need to buy the paid-for versions of this product. The free version works great for me.

Screenshot of Revo Uninstaller after I have removed many Windows apps

If you are worried Revo might have a virus, just download and then check it out at VirusTotal. When I did, it came out absolutely clean among about 60+ different leading virus scanners.

Revo makes it a breeze to uninstall baked-in Windows 10 apps that otherwise would require some programming knowledge to purge.

After completing these 4 steps, I got my RAM and CPU usage down considerably so do not need to buy a new computer!

Knowledge is power. 🙂

Oh and btw, when I say I like something it is because I really do like it. Unlike some “How To” sites I don’t push a product because I’m being paid to.

I know we all have to make a living but there’s something cheap about sites – that were once good – when they start to give you advice and laud apps because they are being paid to do so.

Credibility crisis…

I offer these suggestions in the hope that we can consume less and live better. By following any of these tips, you agree that you do so at your own risk and that you are fully responsible for any damage which may arise from your activity.

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