I have recently "enjoyed" wasting a few hours nursing a Win 10 PC back to normality - or is that an oxymoron? I'm still not really sure what caused it to become so unco-operative, but it may have been (probably was) following yet another "update". I won't bore folk with the sorry details, but it even felt disinclined to access the internet. Anyway, it's back on line now - and I'm using it to make this post.
Anyhow, I found this little program useful:- ShutUp10 - it gives you a quick overview of various settings without having to wade through the Win 10 Settings menus. The program does not "install", and its .exe and .ini files can be run from anywhere on the machine; or if you want, deleted.
In passing, I should mention that I have often found the following programs very handy (as they proved to be yet again during the exercise in question):-
I should also give an "honourable mention" to IOBit software. Over the years I have used their stuff extensively on many and various machines:-
1) Advanced System Care 2) Driver Booster 3) Malware Fighter 4) Smart Defrag 5) Uninstaller
All of the above are available for free download on-line (although versions with enhanced facilities are also available for small amounts).
Another "tool" that I have used daily for years (and must have mentioned before) is:- Total Commander. Highly recommended.
Finally (whilst I'm at it), another of favourites when cleaning up cluttered systems is:- Autoruns. Invaluable!
Meanwhile ... has anyone else tried the Brave browser? I'm using it (for the first time) right now. It seems OK - quick, spell-checker, built-in ad blocker, etc. I'm guessing it will provide some (probably much needed) competition for Firefox.
Third party BP cuff are widely used within the NHS to no detriment to the patient resulting in cost savings and also forcing the OEM to compete at a more acceptable cost. Here we have people seeking to hide behind the rule book and default to OEM parts. Why not risk assess and try the parts in a controlled way?