Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Removing crapware on new Sony VAIO laptop

27 Feb 2012   #61

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Yeah it pretty much was the only option to include all three, whatever it all means I have no idea. As long as it doesn't matter then I'm happy, everything is working pretty well so far, hope it stays that way.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Mar 2012   #62

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

2 weeks on and all system still running smoothly, haven't experienced any problems whatsoever so far (touch wood) OTOH my macbook started lagging very early on after I installed some screen saver app, and has consistently been a pain in the arse ever since.

Is there any advise anyone has t keep it that way? I run CCleaner on the default setting regularly and occasionally check the registry through that and at command level, although I don't really understand what it is doing. I intend to defrag my drive again soon now that it's filled up with demo games from steam and stuff..

Still got lots of Bing files all over the place, but they aren't necessarily causing any problems. I might have a dig about and see if I can clean up my drive and get rid of files I don't need. How exactly do I do that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #63
Microsoft MVP


You don't want to run CCleaner much more than monthly, unless it finds more than a gig of schmutz in which case you can run it more often.

I'd follow it with Puran Defrag Free Edition boot-time defrag after enabling Intelligent Optimizer on the Additional Operations tab.

What are these Bing files you're collecting? Do you have Bing crapware installed in Programs & Features - if so uninstall it ASAP. I would also choose Google for the stable browser search bar, and don't allow any other Search services or toolbars to install - ever!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Mar 2012   #64

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Bing was some crapware i thought I had removed. There is still a load of stuff in program files (x86)/microsoft/ but nothing in Prog and features..

Also a lot of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable files have appeared in P&F, Steam keeps wanting to install these things and Direct X when it installs games, nothing I can do about it it seems. Have been assured it is nothing to worry about..

EDIT yeah not really having any serious problems with Steam but I really don't like the way it takes control of the installation and removal of programs. I installed a demo of Bioshock and then purchased the game, the Steam software appears to have automatically uninstalled the demo for me but left the shortcut on my desktop. Now when I try to delete it I get this warning -

This is no longer located in C:\users\owner\desktop

gives me the option to try again and then comes up with the same prompt, how annoying...

EDIT someone recommended this solution to me, is it any good?

EDIT EDIT- it appears to have gone on it's own accord after I shut the computer down for a while.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Removing crapware on new Sony VAIO laptop

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
SONY Vaio laptop. Status, 0xc000000f
Please help. Whenever I switch on my Sony Vaio laptop this error appears- Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer. (Which i dont have) 2....
General Discussion
sony vaio laptop
im running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and now all of a sudden i have no speakers or head phones connected and no sound at all ive done everything from downloading the new drivers to uninstalling it. i got nothing but a speaker with and red x thru it help
Sound & Audio
Happy Holidays. This weekend I purchased a use a Sony Vaio, Model PCG-11L. So far in looks in good conditioned. The power cord, It looks well kept. It ower ons bot i can't get past VAIO Care Rescue Screen. I,M am in the process of installing ti os. let Se what happens. I wii be happy to...
Hardware & Devices
How Do I Reformat A Sony Vaio Laptop Without Disc?
I have a Sony Vaio model VFN-FW518F... I would like to reformat and start over. However, much like all of the new laptops, it did not come with a disc. I never created a recovery disc at the beginning and a Sony Technician is telling me that my registry and many core components are corrupted and...
Installation & Setup
Sony VAIO laptop won't boot from CD
Sony VAIO VGN-NR330E, Model PCG-7113L So far as I can tell, the BIOS says that the 1st boot device is Internal Optical Drive, 2nd Internal Hard Disk Drive. No drives are "Excluded from Boot." I'm having problems getting the OS to boot on the HDD, so I've got my Win 7 Installation Disc in the DVD...
Hardware & Devices
Sony vaio laptop
hello, i have a sony vaio laptop VGN-FW370j with windows vista on it. i went and brought windows 7 ultimate today ( a small shop was selling them early), i want to install it but im wondering how i will get all the drivers for my laptop back as the sony site is absolutely useless. a fast...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App