Originally Posted by Blameless
That's not bad for a Win 10 1809 install, though you could probably still get rid of the Windows Defender, Security Center, and Network Location awareness, depending.
The Server 2016 install on my main machine has 35 processes running on clean boot (including MSI AB and the NVIDIA containers) and doesn't need any 3rd party utilities or terribly much work to get where I like it. On the downside, no WMR support, and it's stuck on build 1607, which doesn't matter much. Server 2019 has the newest built, but it's much closer to Windows 10's level of bloat.
=) Nicely done there! Thank you
Security Center & NLA can probably go, your'e right.
& i have run installs without Defender- but keeping it lately=) Defender N.I. & the MS data center give some kind of blessing to UDP packets or something- Side by side test between LAN PC's ~ hitreg seems perfect, and with less mouse to target delay. And i no longer need to tweak network, or mess with nagling/tcp stuff. But, i really can't be sure =)
'Things i've tried that seem to help.'
[makes past updates permanent, so vet wisely; but, this elevated CMD + a reboot = fast like a clean install].
dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
[when online windows updates/tiworker.exe usage gets really bad]
-Block them in Pihole or hosts -or rely on manual windows updates, install security.cabs by Dism, or WUMT
[Rename C:\Windows\servicing like below, or plug drive into another PC and rename. But, need to rename back to use Dism commands.]
-Security tab of folder; become owner, then add your current user in former screen & check all the permission boxes (may not work newer builds, some may say)
[Svchost split threshold. I use half the recommended value for 16gb - 8388608 results in 15 instances of svchost]
[For restart issues;]