Laptop Performance Questions in Win 7
Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:53 AM
Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:44 PM
Are you running Vista or Win 7?
Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:27 PM
Download and install CCleaner from the following link: CCleaner - Standard
During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.
Start CCleaner. Click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:
* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)
Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:
* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).
Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:30 PM
Looks like you could disable the following, no need for them to auto-start when you boot as you can start them when you want them:
Startupy pc app
Aim (unless you use AIM all the time)
Steam (unless you play Steam games)
Microsoft Default Manager
HP Software Update
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
SRS Premium Sound.lnk
Not sure what these do for you:
You appear to be using 4 Anti-virus/Spyware programs which is never a good idea. Pick one and stay with it:
Trend Micro Titanium
COMODO Internet Security
I would recommend uninstalling all the above, except maybe SUPERAntiSpyware then install Microsoft Security Essentials
Re: Install programs:
Looks liek these could be uninstalled but not necessary:
Google Chrome (unless you use it)
Intel WiMAX Tutorial Intel Corporation
Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:16 PM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:16 PM
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
Background info courtesy of DonnaB Thank you
As for TFC, this is a tidbit of an article I found a while back by a MicroSoft MVP.
TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB).
Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running applications. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
-- TFC only cleans temp folders.
-- TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail.
Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:21 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:03 PM
Remember no need to over indulge in protection.
One AV, Spyware, malware and firewall is good enough.
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