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Review of Phoenix Windows 10 Optimizations

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Danishblunt, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. sona

    sona Notebook Guru

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    Hi, guys~

    I would like to add my voice to the others here who have come to recognize that @Phoenix is a resource beyond measure--and how lucky so many of us are to have him on this forum.

    My story actually starts with @Donald at HIDevolution. So apologies for this long post, but it's been a miraculous road for me!

    I'm a certified, award-winning newbie on this forum; I found it while researching options for my next laptop. And while I was looking around here, I noticed so many positive posts about the helpful assistance received from @Donald at HIDevolution that I decided to call the company and see if I might get to speak with him myself.

    Well, that experience was a major awakening for me.

    By the time I called HIDevolution, I had decided on a particular MSI 14-inch model I'd explored through reviews, YouTube unboxing videos, and the like. Plus, I'd read many articles about the difference(s) among Intel processors (and what the numbers/letters meant), the value of dual-channel RAM (and the difference between 2400 and 2666 MHz), types of SSDs, and so on. I was pretty sure I knew exactly what I wanted and needed.

    Fortunately for me, Donald was the soul of patience--and a treasure of practicality. Once he understood what I did for a living (I'm a book-publishing copy editor), he knew that my needs were nowhere near those of a hard-core gamer. And he helped me understand why...and then talked at length about what might be better for my purposes.

    In the end, @Donald saved me a great deal of money through his desire to help. I ordered an MSI GS63 Stealth (specs in my signature), along with a "clean install" of Windows 10 and myriad other tweaks that @Donald had explained would save memory and promote efficiency. We finished our conversation nearly two hours later, with his assurance that he would be there for me at any time if I had questions or wanted to make any changes.

    And then he suggested I register on this forum and, when my laptop arrived, that I contact one @Phoenix for further streamlining and tweaking.

    I was on the fence about taking time for even more tweaking, but I used the time while I waited for my laptop (and it wasn't a long wait!) to read posts by and about @Phoenix.

    By the time my MSI arrived, I knew that contacting @Phoenix might be one of the smartest moves I'd make all year. And I was right about that.

    I saw that @Phoenix was always helping others on this forum, so I did not expect immediate assistance, and I was fine with that. To my surprise, however, when I tagged him in a post and asked for his help, he contacted me within minutes.

    And over more hours than I want to specify here, @Phoenix worked remotely to configure my laptop into a sleek, high-powered, ragingly organized work weapon.

    He did not, would not, stop laboring over my baby--nothing was too minor to configure or fix once he noticed it. @Phoenix is (IMO) a lethal combination: a perfectionist who knows exactly how best to apply his knowledge to address the needs of the individual he is helping.

    And through it all, he was always, always courteous and patient.

    I was blown away. And I am not easily blown away--I have lived too long (just look at my profile :) ).

    By the time @Phoenix had finished and was ready to sign off, I knew--I knew--that I possessed one of the finest, most efficient laptops I have ever had or ever will have.

    @Phoenix, I would like to thank you for your time, your expertise, and your determination to make my laptop the best it could be. @Donald worked to get me what I needed...and you have made it shine.

    --Sona
     
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  2. Vaeron

    Vaeron Notebook Consultant

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    This is so true and funny to me. I was expecting that we might be bargaining for a schedule, but he pops in your PC within a few minutes of sending your TeamViewer details.
     
  3. slimmolG

    slimmolG Notebook Geek

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    The Phoenix Software Update thread is now closed. Like the in-person help @Phoenix has provided to so many people, that thread was a major resource for optimization. Rather than start a new appreciation thread, I'll just state it here....

    Thanks for all the time and effort you expended initiating, growing, and even babysitting that ever so useful thread!

    Kudos @Phoenix
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  4. Vaeron

    Vaeron Notebook Consultant

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    Oh, wow. I didn't expect that. I thought it would be one of those threads that would always be up. Thank you, @Phoenix.
     
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