A Gamer’s guide to installing windows 10- Disabling windows update for slow net speed users

Still using windows 7 or 8 or 8.1? Felt the need to try out windows 10 but sadly you couldn’t cause of a lot of issues and app compatibility problems? Well no worries, today i will be showing you guys how to install windows 10 and being a gamer myself…. will give u the best possible optimized tips and tricks so that no matter what u do in your new 10 OS…. there will be 0 lag no matter which systems u are on( obviously above the windows 10 requirement that is).

THINGS YOU NEED:-
1- Windows 10 ISO( You can get from HERE depending on which system you have choose the 32 or 64 bit)
2- A 8gb Minimum Pen Drive
3-Windows 10 USB BOOT TOOL OR Alternatively you can use RUFUS which i prefer the most to overcome errors while making a Bootable pen drive.

INSTALL PROCESS:-

After downloading both the windows 10 ISO and RUFUS or the windows 10 boot tool, open the app and follow the below details:-

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Go below near “Create a bootable disk using” and select ISO Image as option and then click the disc icon near it. A folder will pop-up asking for the ISO which u just downloaded. Select the ISO and then rename your pen drive if u want(OPTIONAL) where its written “New Volume Label” and name it as you please.

KEEP ALL THE REST OPTIONS AS IT IS AND PRESS START, PLEASE BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA FROM THE PEN DRIVE BECAUSE IT WILL ASK FOR A FORMAT BEFORE IT COPIES ALL THE ISO FILES INTO THE PEN DRIVE

Next,

1-After RUFUS is done copying the windows 10 files into your pen drive, restart your pc. Press F8 or F10 or F12 depending on the motherboard you have to boot into the Windows Boot Manager. There select the pen drive from which u want to boot.

2-You will be greeted with the windows 10 logo and it will start loading some files and you will get some windows 10 terms and condition and policy tabs in which u just need to select ” I accept” below and get on with your installation.

3- Now you will see 2 options:-

i- Upgrade your pc( a direct upgrade of your window 7,8 or 8.1 to 10 which is a lenghty and not a recommended process and yes you wont lose any files if u select this option but its recommended that u fresh install  using custom install).
ii-Custom install( Fresh installation of windows 10 which we will be doing here in our guide)

Now Just Format the drive where your current windows is installed which is C:\

LEAVE THE REST OF THE PARTITIONS AS IT IS SINCE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR GAMES AND BACKUPS AND FILES THERE.

Now, after the formatting is done which takes barely few secs press Next or Enter. Your installation process will now start.

Go have a smoke or do some other work while its installing your new OS which will take around 8-15 mins depending on whether you are installing on a SSD or a HDD.

After , installation is done…. your pc will restart several times which is normal.

Now you will see your 1st boot as your OS starts to boot and it will show “Getting ready” which means it is installing all the inbuild Wi-Fi, bluetooth and all the other audio and video and network related Microsoft drivers, so give it some time.

Now that all is done, u will see a prompt” Let’s begin” and u will see your desktop which will be familiar to you as same as windows 7,8 or 8.1 . Now install all the drivers(Audio, graphics card, LAN and other stuff).

DISABLING WINDOWS UPDATE PERMANENTLY:-

Yes, we have automated windows update here which runs in the background which does not have a OFF button apparently. Since this is a gamer’s guide, while playing some online games you will notice ping spikes till 1000ms from mere 30-40 which goes horribly bad while you are playing competative games.

How To Turn If Off Permanently?

This is HOW

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Press the windows key in your keyboard and type “services”. You will see this tab above. Now go below you will see “Windows Update” . Double click it and in the “Startup Type” option select “Disabled” And stop the Service status below. Now click apply and OK and Restart YOUR PC(COMPULSARY).

This will permanently disable windows update. But hey, if you want to manually update your windows build you can always come back here and manually start the  service again and it will automatically start downloading new updates after u restarted your system.

Doing this, you will get a Continuous  decent ping with a stable internet be it even on a Wi-Fi connection.

THINGS TO TRY AFTER ALL WORK IS DONE:-

1- ONENOTE(preinstalled app)
2-SKYPE FOR WINDOWS 10
3-GROOVE MUSIC(preinstalled app)
4-XBOX APP( recording gameplays and linking xbox one account or GAMESTREAM console to PC)
5-Windows STORE( XBOX exclusive games available for windows 10 users ONLY and other apps and games)

Thats it for now guys, do leave a comment below on your 1st experience with windows 10. Install steam,restore ur games and backup saves and let me know in the comments below how is the fps and performance to your liking with comparison with previous version of windows you have used. Is there any improvement or is it just your cup of tea or coffee as some might say.

Pratik Mody

Passionate and hardcore gamer at 1st, gadget and music lover at the side.... tries to keep up with everything new around himself...