Preventing Poor Performance on Windows 10

Disabling Cortana

On some systems, a defect in Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant causes DXLab applications to run slowly. You can prevent this by disabling Cortana:

1. start Cortana

  1. open the Start Menu by clicking the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen

  2. in the Start Menu window that appears, click the All Apps icon

  3. in the list of applications that appears along the left side of the window, click the entry for Cortana

2. in the Start typing to search for apps, files, and settings window, click the gear-shaped settings icon along the left side of the window; Cortana's Settings window will appear.

3. in Cortana's Settings window, set the Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts, and more slider to the Off position (to the left)

Preventing Windows 10 from Using Your PC to Update Other PCs

1. open the Start Menu by clicking the Windows Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen

2. in the Start Menu window that appears, click the Settings icon

3. in the SETTINGS window, click the Update & security icon

4. in the UPDATE & SECURITY window, select Windows Update in the list along the window's left border, and then click the Advanced options link in the main pane

5. in the ADVANCED OPTIONS window, click the Choose how updates are delivered link

6. in the CHOOSE HOW UPDATES ARE DELIVERED window, set the Updates from more than one place slider to Off


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