Q: The latest chronicle of Windows 10 seems to be shortening my internet speed. What can we do?
Bruno Mattedi, Woodland Park, Colo.
A: The newest versions of Windows 10 can delayed down your internet browsing since of how they hoop module updates and control a upsurge of data.
You can revoke a slowdowns by adjusting a latest incarnations, that are a Creators Update, introduced in April, and a Fall Creators Update, introduced in October.
The initial thing to adjust is a Windows 10 underline called “auto-tuning,” that debuted in 2016’s Anniversary Update of a handling system. Auto-tuning creates a Windows app store some-more manageable to your PC’s needs, though it does so by giving app downloads and updates priority use of your internet connection. Whenever app updates are active, your Web browsing will be slowed. You can scold this by disabling auto-tuning (see tinyurl.com/yawr6wry).
Another approach to boost your Windows 10 internet speed is to change a “quality of service” settings within a handling system’s “local organisation process editor.” You should set incoming internet information (called “inbound TCP traffic”) to “maximum throughput.”
Besides adjusting settings to boost your browsing speed, make certain we have a correct module drivers for a latest versions of Windows 10. For example, an internet slack could be caused by an old-fashioned motorist for your PC’s network card. (To check, see tinyurl.com/y8hso6so).
It’s also a good thought to check a other apparatus that stands between we and a internet. If we use a wireless router, adjusting a Wi-Fi settings might speed adult your Web browsing. See “modify a network configuration” during tinyurl.com/yawr6wry for specifics.
Q: My mother and we have been regulating Google’s Picasa print modifying and classification module on a laptops for years. The Picasa module on my mechanism still works, though a module on hers gives a blunder summary “CBlockFile::Restore err=2,albums—index.db.” Is this caused by Google’s preference not to support Picasa any longer? If so, how can we get entrance to all a photos we have mutated with Picasa? And, for a future, where can we find a deputy program?
Curt Lawson, Dayton, Minn.
A: The problem with your wife’s laptop isn’t caused by Google finale technical support for Picasa. It’s a outcome of information crime in a laptop’s Picasa database, that contains a information for classification and labeling photos.
Fortunately, that database can be rebuilt (see tinyurl.com/m487fs8), nonetheless some of your existent print labeling information might be lost. (If we are asked to uninstall Picasa as partial of rebuilding a database, make certain we have your strange duplicate in your “downloads” folder so we can reinstall it. The module is no longer accessible online.)
Because your laptop’s Picasa module has no problems, we can keep regulating it. Photos we stored in a online Picasa print gallery are now in Google Photos (see tinyurl.com/oxcpvl5).
For intensity Picasa replacements, see tinyurl.com/y98wkgrn and tinyurl.com/y9rzbwfn.
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