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Windows 7: Changing location of TEMP folder.

14 Apr 2015   #1
rascalov

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changing location of TEMP folder.

Hello 7forums. This is my first post on this great forum, so hello to everybody!
I want to know how can I change the location of TEMP folder to delete manually those files which remain there and loads the memory of my PC.
And I got another question: what to do immediately after installing Windows? I mean all the stuff like tweaking and do those "finesse things", all those secrets.
Thank you!


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14 Apr 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Environment Variables

Welcome to the Forums.


Most programs will use Environment Variables to determine where the user wants temp files. The screen shot shows how to set the variables TMP and TEMP.


Changing location of TEMP folder.-capture.png


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14 Apr 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Window 7 is not like XP. You don't need to do all those tweaks like we did years ago.

I would suggest just leaving your temps where ever Windows 7 wants to put them. I know of no reason to moving them around.
If you want to clean up the junk just use this tutorial by Brink and let Windows 7 choose what to remove and when.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use
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14 Apr 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LaybackBear, wouldn't many utilities such as Windows Repair (All in One) put that stuff right back to original specs?
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14 Apr 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Windows Repair (All in One)

A few have use this program but I haven't. I have only seen a couple of results that helped so I don't recommend such a program without more information. Once one has done to much tinkering that has damaged things it could take for ever to fix all the problems created.

Window has a proper repair method and it's called a Repair Install.

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And I got another question: what to do immediately after installing Windows? I mean all the stuff like tweaking and do those "finesse things", all those secrets.
Thank you!
We have no secrets on this forum on how to use Windows 7 properly. For a new person using Windows 7, I recommend leaving all the tweaking alone.

Take off the XP hat and hide it. Put on the Windows 7 hat and enjoy.
Spend the time learning how to use Windows 7 instead of mucking it up.
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15 Apr 2015   #6
rascalov

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To not open another thread, Windows 7 is installing automatically all drivers that are needed?
And what to do immediately after installing Windows 7?
Please help me, I never did those things on my own, somebody else did this for me and this time I want to learn to do it by myself.
Thanks!
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15 Apr 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I do after a Clean Install is get the Windows 7 Updates and install MSE

Here is a tutorial by gregrocker that list just the steps needed.
Take your time reading it because their is lots of information.
Don't get in a hurry and ask questions if you need to.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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16 Apr 2015   #8
rascalov

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is NVidia GeForce Experience? This is starting up along my Windows 7. I stopped this in msconfig menu, Startup tab.
What to do?
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19 Apr 2015   #9
rascalov

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyway, thanks guys to help me. This helped me so much. I will continue to read these information from this thread. Very interesting things in this.
By the way, please, do not close this thread.
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