Minix Z83-4 Mini PC: Awesome for a Server!

I just received my new Minix Z83-4 Mini PC from Amazon and I’m using it for a server. Excellent so far!

Clean & Optimize Windows:

  1. First go to update center and let it run to get the latest updates.
  2. Open Disk Cleanup. Select all options and let it run, then go back and do it again for the advanced settings portion.
  3. Then go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and then delete the content of the Download folder.
  4. Turning off animations to speed up the interface.
  5. Disable all Microsoft Reporting under privacy settings.
  6. Disable unneeded services such as Cortana.

Install Server Software

  1. I downloaded TightVNC to connect to it from my mac since I’m not using it with a screen.
  2. I installed AMPPs to easily manage the server.

The VNC UI is fast due to the dual band WiFi. Excellent Work Minix!