Windows

Setting up Perfect Windows 10

based on Setting up the perfect Windows 10 Installation | Faster, Lighter, and Functional - YouTube 

Turn off Allow downloads from other PCs

To stop using bandwidth to send updates to another computers

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Disable Windows Update (Optional)

Disable Windows Update service

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The service can be sometime reset back enabled so you need a 3rd-party tool to keep checking and disable it.

https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-6/ 

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Windows 10 Debloater

For more up-to-date scrip, visit https://christitus.com/debloat-windows-10-2020/.

Download from https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater and run the Windows10DebloaterGUI.ps1 script with Administrator. Click Remove All Bloatware and Disable Cortana.

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Privacy

Turn off all general privacy

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Turn off everything in Speech and Inking & Typing personalization

Disable feedback frequency

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Turn off location as it unneccessary drains your battery

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Turn off Backgroup apps

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Turn off App diagnostics

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Power Settings

Select High Performance power plan

Turn Off File Content Indexing

This option significantly slows down the computer. Turning off will take sometime to apply to all files on harddrive. Click Ignore All if problem pops up.

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Disable Windows Firewall (Optional)

This steps does not recommended on laptop. Run wf.msc and add Allow All inbound rule.