The TOP (Tuning and Optimization Package) service for Windows 10 is a personalized 1-on-1 remote tweaking session for new Windows 10 laptops purchased from HIDevolution to achieve optimal performance and security. It is only $99 and can be selected in the configuration options of the product page.
The tuning session is scheduled for a date convenient for you after you have received your computer and is performed remotely. It will take 2-3 hours to complete. It is an interactive session where you get to choose what you want and don't want.
The standard list of tweaks include but are not limited to:
1- Un-installation of the Windows Store apps which normally cannot be removed such as 3D Paint, Print 3D, Alarms & Clock, Feedback Hub, Maps, Groove Music, News, Weather, Mixed Reality portal, etc.
2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion like Telemetry, collecting activities that you do on your computer, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling Cortana, Cloud Search, etc.
3- Preventing Microsoft Edge from running automatically on startup in the background which takes up system resources.
4- Turn On Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling to improve performance and reduce latency
5- Adjusting several options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (since you have a laptop/desktop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduces performance in games, and much more.
6- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly called "Everything" which finds any file you want instantly!
7- Restoring the Classic Windows Photo Viewer from Windows 7 which is much better than the new Photos app introduced in Windows 10.
8- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu if you prefer the old classic Start Menu.
9- Completely disabling Windows Defender from its roots (including all scheduled tasks and startup files) for those who want to install their own security solution. We recommend Vipre Antivirius or ESET NOD32 Antivirus if you want the best security with the least system performance impact.
10- Removal of any factory installed bloatware in case you did not opt for a "Clean Install"
11- Updating all drivers to the latest versions.
12- Disabling Windows 10 Power Throttling which limits CPU performance in favor of more battery life (in the event that you are mostly plugged in to an AC Adapter and don't need the max battery life)
13- Overprovisioning your SSD anywhere between 10-20% depending on how much space you can spare to ensure optimal and consistent performance at all times.
14- Blocking the new Google Chrome Software Reporter Tool (powered by ESET) which causes a high system load as it scans files in the background.
15- Restoring the missing default power plans in Windows 10 (ie. High performance, Power saver).
16- Creating a system restoration image so that you can restore your computer easily the way it was after all the tweaks were done within a few minutes in case you run into any issues in the future!
Windows 7 Start Menu Styles you can choose from:
Start Menu Style 1 (Modern)
Start Menu Style 2 (Classic)